Wake Up With BWW 2/10: Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf Will Lead DEATH OF A SALESMAN Revival, and More!
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The Oscars were held last night! Among the winners from were Renee Zellweger for Judy, Elton John's "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from Rocketman, and more!
Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf will lead a revival of Death of a Salesman. While not officially announced, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the long-rumored production will come to Broadway in spring 2021. Lane will take on the role of Willy Loman, opposite Metcalf as Linda Loman. The production will be produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Joe Mantello.
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4) BWW TV: Ashley Park Opens Up About Her First Play, the Future of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE & More!
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Today's Call Sheet:
The evening will feature special appearances by Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady, She Loves Me, Gypsy), Joshua Boone (Network, WTF's Artney Jackson, Actually, and Where Storms are Born), Tony Award nominee Ashley Park (WTF's Grand Horizons, Mean Girls, The King and I), and Kyle MacLachlan ("Twin Peaks", "Portlandia", "Desperate Housewives"), among many others.
It plays at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Last night the Oscars were held! Among the winners from were Renee Zellweger for Judy, Elton John's "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from Rocketman, and more! Check out the full list of winners here.
What we're geeking out over: Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf Will Lead a DEATH OF A SALESMAN Revival in 2021
The rumors are true! Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf will lead a revival of Death of a Salesman. While not officially announced, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the long-rumored production will come to Broadway in spring 2021.
Lane will take on the role of Willy Loman, opposite Metcalf as Linda Loman. The production will be produced by Scott Rudin and directed by Joe Mantello.
What we're watching: Idina Menzel & 9 Elsas From Around the Word Perform 'Into the Unknown' at the OSCARS
Idina Menzel and 9 Elsas from around the world performed Frozen 2's "Into the Unknown" at the Oscars!
The voices of Frozen's Elsa from Denmark, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain and Thailand joined Menzel to perform the Oscar nominated song. The nine women include Willemijn Verkaik (Germany). Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg (Denmark), Lisa Stokke (Norway), Takako Matsu (Japan), Carmen Garcia Saenz (Latin America), Kasia Łaska (Poland), Anna Buturlina (Russia), Gisela (Spain), and Gam Wichayanee (Thailand), and Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora, who is heard on the original track.
?| Vanessa Hudgens via sa story Instagram. pic.twitter.com/QDXwJ6vf27- Vanessa Hudgens NEWS (@SourceHudgensFR) February 7, 2020
Vanessa Hudgens took the Instagram last week while on the set of the upcoming film adaptation of tick, tick...BOOM! She shared video clips of herself and Joshua Henry, belting out some 90s classics, including Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears.
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