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Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Begin in WAITRESS, and More!

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Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Begin in WAITRESS, and More!
1) Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Begin in WAITRESS, and More! Video Flashback: Bernadette Peters, Cher, and Bob Mackie on The John Davidson Show in 1981
by Stage Tube

We all know and love these three icons, but who knew that Bernadette Peters, Cher, and Bob Mackie all appeared on the same episode of The John Davidson Show in 1981?. (more...)


2) Please Don't Go-Go! HEAD OVER HEELS Takes Final Broadway Bow January 6

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Head Over Heels will conclude its Broadway run today, January 6, after 188 regular performances and 37 previews. The new musical opened at the Hudson Theatre on July 26th.. (more...)


3) The Sun Sets on ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Closing January 6
by Julie Musbach

The Tony Award winning Best Revival Once On This Island closes today, Sunday, January 6, 2019. The production played 29 previews and 458 performances.. (more...)


4) TORCH SONG Plays Final Performance on Broadway January 6
by Stephanie Wild

The acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song ends its run today, January 6, 2019 at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). The play will embark on a national tour launching fall 2019 at Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre. The national tour will star Michael Urie, reprising his lauded Broadway performance as Arnold Beckoff.. (more...)


5) Wake Up With BWW 1/7: Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Begin in WAITRESS, and More! The Ensemblist Launches Podcast Miniseries DOUBLETAPPED

The Ensemblist, the online advocate for talented artists working in theatre ensembles, launches a new podcast mini-series today: "Doubletapped.". (more...)


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Today's Call Sheet:

-Gavin Creel and Sara Bareilles begin performances in WAITRESS tonight!

Sara Bareilles, will return to Waitress in the role of Jenna, joined by Tony Award-winner, Gavin Creel as Dr. Pomatter for a limited engagement January 7 to February 3, 2019.

-Cuba Gooding, Jr. returns to CHICAGO tonight!

Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Cuba Gooding Jr. returns to Broadway as the smooth-talking lawyer "Billy Flynn," through Sunday, February 10, 2019 (five weeks only) at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th Street).

Cuba Gooding Jr. reprises his role as "Billy Flynn" after recently playing the role on Broadway from Oct. 6 - Nov. 18, 2018. He originated the part (in his West End stage debut) earlier this year in the 2018 London production of Chicago, currently playing at The Phoenix Theatre.


What we're geeking out over: Glenn Close Offers Insight on SUNSET BOULEVARD Film, Saying 'We Hope to Start Shooting This Year'

A film adaptation of Sunset Boulevard has been teased for quite some time, with Glenn Close reprising her role of Norma. Now, Close has confirmed to Variety that "[they] hope to start shooting this year."

Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.


What we're watching: See Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell in the First FOSSE/VERDON Teaser

Fosse/Verdon is an eight episode limited series from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joel Fields. Production on the series is currently underway in New York City ahead of its premiere on FX in Spring 2019.

Based on Fosse, the BIOGRAPHY written by Sam Wasson, this eight-part limited series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

Joining Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell and four-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams in the highly-anticipated series are series regulars Norbert Leo Butz as Paddy Chayefsky and Margaret Qualley as Ann Reinking. Additional recurring cast members include: Aya Cash as Joan Simon, Nate Corddry as Neil Simon, Susan Misner as Joan McCracken, Bianca Marroquin as Chita Rivera, Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli, Evan Handler as Hal Prince, Rick Holmes as Fred Weaver, Paul Reiser as Cy Feuer, Ethan Slater as Joel Grey, Byron Jennings as George Abbott and Laura Osnes as Shirley MacLaine.


Social Butterfly: Watch the Final Act One Finale of BAT OUT OF HELL in London!

Bat Out Of Hell played its final performance in London today, January 5, at the Dominion Theatre. To celebrate the run, the show's official Twitter account shared a video of the final act one finale.

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical premiered in 2017 at the Manchester Opera House and then played a wildly successful engagement at London's Coliseum, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, before rocking Canadian audiences with a critically acclaimed run at Toronto's Mirvish Theatre. It opened at London's Dominion Theatre in April to critical acclaim.


Golden Globes Coverage:

The 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards were held at The Beverly Hilton last night, January 6. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the ceremony that aired live on NBC.

Bohemian Rhapsody took home the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama, while Green Book won the award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy. See the full list of winners here!

Five-time Golden Globe winner and the most decorated of all time in the television category, Carol Burnett received the new Golden Globe top honor for achievement in television, the Carol Burnett Award.

Watch her acceptance speech:


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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