Wake Up With BWW 12/18: Catherine McCormack Joins THE FERRYMAN, and More!
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1) Director Michael Gracey Says THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is 'Definitely' Coming to Broadway
by Stephanie Wild
The Greatest Showman has taken the world by storm in 2018, as one of the year's most talked-about films. Now, as the year comes to a close, Yahoo! is chatting with the film's director Michael Gracey about why the film resonated so much with fans, and if Broadway is in the stars.. (more...)
The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the world premiere of WHITE NOISE, written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. . (more...)
Norm Lewis opens his 4th consecutive year tonight at Feinstein's 54 Below with NUTCRACKER COOL. What has now become an annual Holiday Residency, debuted in 2015. It was an instant success and he changes it up every year, with Musical Director, Joseph Joubert, and his band of merry-making men, George Farmer and Perry Cavari. The PARTY is helmed by Norm's longtime friend and collaborator, Richard Jay-Alexander.. (more...)
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that composer Galt MacDermot, perhaps best known for his work on the landmark musical Hair, passed away today, December 17. He was 89 years old. (more...)
Fox goes bohemian on January 27, 2019 when they premiere RENT LIVE, and they have just released rehearsal photos for production, see them below!. (more...)
Today's Call Sheet:
-Catherine McCormack joins the cast of The Ferryman today!
The Olivier Award nominee will join the company of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, beginning today, December 18. McCormack will make her Broadway debut in the role of "Mary Carney," which she first played in the London cast. She replaces Genevieve O'Reilly, who departed the production on Sunday, December 16.
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-Kristin Chenoweth will appear on THE VIEW this morning!
What we're geeking out over: Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With Jimmy Fallon To Bring THE TONIGHT SHOW To Puerto Rico!
It was revealed tonight that when Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda heads to Puerto Rico for 24 performances of "Hamilton", "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" will be heading there with him. It was announced this evening that a special episode of The Tonight Show will air from the island on Jan. 15.
The evening will include a rare and exclusive "Hamilton" performance featuring Miranda and the new touring cast beginning in Puerto Rico.
What we're watching: Watch ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson Duet on Acoustic 'Once Upon a December'
Social Butterfly: Get a First Taste of Gavin Creel and Sara Bareilles Together in WAITRESS
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to XXXX, who turns XX today! xxxx
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!