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Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More!

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First, we learned that sadly, Andrea Martin has been forced to depart the upcoming Broadway production of Gary, after sustaining injuries during rehearsals. Kristine Nielsen will take over Martin's role.

Morrissey is coming to Broadway! The rock singer will have a week-long engagement at Broadway Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this May, promoting his upcoming album, 'California Sun.'

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Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More!
1) Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More! Breaking: Andrea Martin Departs GARY After Injury in Rehearsals; Kristine Nielsen Takes Over and Julie White Joins Cast

Producer Scott Rudin announced this morning that Andrea Martin will depart the company of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, due to an injury she sustained, having broken four ribs in an accident during rehearsals.. (more...)


2) Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More! Morrissey Announces Broadway Residency

Morrissey is set to hit Broadway for the first time in his career playing a retrospective show at New York City's hallowed Lunt-Fontanne Theater. The affair will run for seven days from May 2nd to May 11th and promises an intimate yet exciting exploration of Morrissey's expansive career from his early days to his upcoming new record 'California Son': a collection of 1960/70s classic covers out on May 24th via Etienne Records/BMG.. (more...)


3) Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More! Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Barth Feldman & More in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway!

A new Evan is waving through a window at the Music Box Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Andrew Barth Feldman, the 16-year-old winner of the Best Actor Award at the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (known more commonly as the Jimmy Awards), made his Broadway debut as 'Evan Hansen' just over a month ago. Check out a first look at Feldman and the rest of the cast in action below!. (more...)


4) Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More! CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND LIVE Heads to Radio City Music Hall
by TV News Desk

Rachel Bloom took to social media to announce one more CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND live show! In her tweet, Bloom said, 'Come see one more #crazyexgirlfriend live show while everyone in the cast still likes each other! Radio City, 5/14!'. (more...)


5) Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More! Photo Coverage: The Lusty Month of May Comes Early With Lincoln Center's CAMELOT Benefit Concert!
by Walter McBride

Last night, the Lusty Month of May came early when Lincoln Center presented its benefit concert of Camelot!. (more...)


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DADDY, starring Alan Cumming, officially opens tonight!

The New Group and Vineyard Theatre present Jeremy O. Harris' "Daddy," with Alan Cumming, Tommy Dorfman, Fran Jaye, Kahyun Kim, Hari Nef, Ronald Peet and Charlayne Woodard, in a world premiere production directed by Danya Taymor.

A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 31 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).


BWW Exclusive: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine, Celebrating Women in the Arts

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway actress Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her critically acclaimed show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, "Podcast Vérité," is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. Her twitter account @ilanalevine was named one of the " 100 Twitter accounts to follow in 2018 .

This weeks episode was recorded live at BroadwayCon 2019. In honor of Women's History Month, Ilana is joined by some other members of BroadwayMakers - all women- to share stories of how they took their passion for Broadway and turned it into a successful business.


What we're geeking out over: Get A First Look At DIANA at La Jolla Playhouse

Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More!

The creative team for DIANA features Tony Award winner David Zinn (Broadway's SpongeBob SquarePants, Playhouse's A Dram of Drummhicit, Peer Gynt), Scenic Designer; Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (Broadway's Cinderella, Grey Gardens; Playhouse's Herringbone), Costume Designer; Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Broadway's An American in Paris, Frozen), Lighting Designer; Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen (Playhouse/Broadway's Come From Away), Sound Designer; John Clancy, Orchestrations; Telsey + Company- Rachel Hoffman, CSA, Casting; Gabriel Greene, Dramaturg; and Martha Donaldson, Stage Manager.

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Social Butterfly: Get a First Look at Shoshana Bean in Costume as WAITRESS Announces Next Karaoke Night

As previously announced, Shoshana Bean will return to Broadway in the role of Jenna in Waitress! Bean begins performances on March 18 and will be in the show through May 12, 2019.

Waitress just announced its next Cast Album Karaoke night will be held on March 7, and hosted by Bean. Bean made the announcement on Instagram, which gave us a first look at her in the iconic blue Waitress uniform!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Elaine Paige, who turns 71 today!

Wake Up With BWW 3/5: Inside Yesterday's CAMELOT Benefit Concert, and More!

Elaine Paige, actress, recording artist, concert performer, producer and broadcaster, Olivier Award winner and five-time nominee, created the role of Eva Peron in Evita and thereafter created the roles of Grizabella in Cats (the song "Memory" becoming her signature) and Florence in Chess. Further productions include Sunset Blvd (London/New York); Anything Goes; Piaf; The King & I and Sweeney Todd (Drama Desk nomination). Elaine has recorded 26 albums, received an OBE for services to Musical Theater and presents a weekly BBC Radio 2 program Elaine Paige On Sunday.


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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