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Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More!

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Broadway has found its next Hamilton! Miguel Cervantes, fresh off of his run in the Chicago production, will be joining the Broadway company within a couple of months, BroadwayWorld learned. He is expected to stay with the company for at least a year.

The Music Man is officially headed to the Winter Garden! Starring Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill and Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, the show will officially open on October 15, 2020. Previews will begin on September 9.

Beetlejuice is continuing to break records at the Winter Garden theatre! It has now broken the record for a 7-performance week with a gross of $1,435,799 the week ending January 5, 2020. The previous record was held by SCHOOL OF ROCK with a gross of $1,140,205.

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Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More!
1) Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More! Review Roundup: THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour; What Did The Critics Think?

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country after launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island!. (more...)


2) Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More! Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON on Broadway

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Miguel Cervantes will be joining the Broadway company of Hamilton, taking over the role of Alexander Hamilton, fresh off of his run in the Chicago production of the hit musical.. (more...)


3) Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More! BEETLEJUICE Has Broken the Winter Garden Box Office Record for the Third Time

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman) and Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) announced Beetlejuice broke the Winter Garden (1634 Broadway) Box Office Record for a 7-performance week with a gross of $1,435,799 the week ending January 5, 2020. The previous record was held by SCHOOL OF ROCK with a gross of $1,140,205. The week ending January 5, 2020, also marked the 16 consecutive sold-out Beetlejuice performance.. (more...)


4) Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More! PHOTO: WAITRESS's Former Jennas Reunite On Closing Night

Sugar, butter, Jennas! Broadway said happy trails to the smash-hit musical Waitress on Sunday January 5th, and many of the show's former Jennas were on hand to celebrate the show's nearly four-year run. Head to the diner and check out the photo of Jessie Mueller, Sara Bareilles, Katharine McPhee, Shoshana Bean, and more of the queens of kindness and goodness!. (more...)


5) Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Miguel Cervantes Will Join HAMILTON on Broadway, and More! THE MUSIC MAN Will Officially Open at the Winter Garden Theatre This Fall

Meredith Willson's beloved classic, The Music Man starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, is coming to Broadway. The show will officially open at the Winter Garden Theatre- the current home of Beetlejuice- on October 15, 2020. Previews will begin on September 9.. (more...)


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BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Drag Star Pixie Aventura

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor and drag star Cesar Villavicencio (aka Pixie Aventura) about Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits. They also discuss Freddie Mercury, Queen, Chita Rivera, Judy Garland, Bohemian Rhapsody, and RuPaul's Drag Race. Pixie talks about working with an audience, her process of creating unique and highly compelling material, and the importance of bringing about more Latinx representation in media. She also talks about being a "research queen" and shares some of her inspirations from music, television, and film. Pixie performs nightly to packed audiences at NYC clubs like Barracuda, Hardware, Therapy, and Playhouse.


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Rose Byrne will appear on THE LATE SHOW WITH Stephen Colbert

Bobby Cannavale will appear on THE LATE SHOW WITH Stephen Colbert and LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN


What we're watching: Behind The Scenes Of The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion Flash Mob

The cast of Saturday Night Fever on Broadway put on their boogie shoes for a reunion performance in Times Square, New York City, on October 5, 2019.

Filmed by Chris Ghelfi, organized by Shannon Beach, this behind-the-scenes video takes you through the flash mob rehearsal, rare photos, and audio footage of Orfeh singing "If I Can't Have You" at the Sitzprobe in September 1999.

Watch as Andy Karl leads the returning company, which included Paige Price, Orfeh and Bryan Batt, Karine Plantadit, Shannon Beach, and more!


Social Butterfly: Tony Goldwyn Takes His First Bow In THE INHERITANCE

Tony Goldwyn officially joined the company of Matthew Lopez' The Inheritance on January 5 for a four month limited engagement, and we're getting a look inside the star's first bow in the critically-acclaimed play!


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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