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Wake Up With BWW 5/22: SMASH is Headed to Broadway, and More!

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SMASH is headed to Broadway! Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron will serve as lead producers on SMASH, A New Musical. No further information has been released.

Lin-Manuel Miranda has released an early demo of How Far I'll Go, from Moana! The demo was sung by Phillipa Soo in the basement of the Public Theater, during the off-Broadway run of Hamilton. Listen below!

Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series will debut as a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. The first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature Tony award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara. Stage and screen favorites Jeremy Jordan will headline June 14th and 15th, with Jessie Mueller taking center stage June 21st and 22nd.

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Wake Up With BWW 5/22: SMASH is Headed to Broadway, and More!
1) Wake Up With BWW 5/22: SMASH is Headed to Broadway, and More! Official: Musical Version of SMASH is Being Adapted for Broadway

SMASH is setting its sights on Broadway with a creative dream team and an official title of SMASH, A New Musical. The news was announced today by Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron who will serve as lead producers. They are developing a live stage adaptation inspired by the NBC series of the same name on which they all worked together.. (more...)


2) Wake Up With BWW 5/22: SMASH is Headed to Broadway, and More! LISTEN: Phillipa Soo Sings Demo of 'How Far I'll Go' From MOANA

Lin-Manuel Miranda has released an early demo of How Far I'll Go, from Moana! The demo was sung by Phillipa Soo in the basement of the Public Theater, during the off-Broadway run of Hamilton.. (more...)


3) Wake Up With BWW 5/22: SMASH is Headed to Broadway, and More! VIDEO: Jerry Zaks Shares Updates on Future of THE MUSIC MAN, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and His Latest Project- LOVE LETTERS!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge

Jerry Zaks knew he had a busy year ahead when 2020 began. The four-time Tony winner started the year in rehearsals for Mrs. Doubtfire, which began previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 9. Of course, plans changed when Broadway shut down on March 13, leaving an unsure future for the musical, as well as Zaks' next project, the fall revival of The Music Man.. (more...)


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Today's Call Sheet - Upcoming Online Events:

- Check out our next Living Room Concerts video, featuring one of our favorite Broadway stars performing from their home!

- Today, high school students take the stage in our Next on Stage competition! Click here to tune in!

- Today at 2pm and 8pm, Seth Rudetsky will continue his Stars in the House series, featuring new Broadway stars performing and answering questions! Watch live on YouTube here!

- Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series with I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN - HOME EDITION tonight at 6:30pm. Watch here!

- The Met continues its Live in HD broadcast series with Mozart's Don Giovanni, tonight at 7:30pm. Watch here!

- Lauren Molina (and Noodle!) host Broadway Song/Story Time, and Dominique Kelly hosts a Broadway Dance Party, on Broadway Babysitters. Learn more here!

- Leave a Light On continue today with Jarnéia Richard-Noel! Learn more here!

- Tune in at 2pm EST for a stream of The Sound of Music Live!, starring Carrie Underwood, premiering on The Shows Must Go On, where it will be available for 48 hours only! Watch here!

- Today at 4pm, tune in to our Weekend Warmup with Marie's Crisis! To join in the fun, click here!

- Andrew Barth Feldman and Alex Boniello's Broadway Jackbox series returns tonight at 6pm with special guests! To join in, click here!

- College students take the stage in BWW's Next On Stage competition tonight at 8pm! To watch, click here!


BWW Exclusive: The NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 15 Announced

Tune in for the next episode of BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE High School Edition - a new, online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records!


What we're geeking out over: Kelli O'Hara, Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller Will Take Part in Seth Rudetsky's Virtual Concert Series- Kicks Off May 31st!

Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series will debut as a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature Tony award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara. Stage and screen favorites Jeremy Jordan will headline June 14th and 15th, with Jessie Mueller taking center stage June 21st and 22nd. Each weekly show will premiere Sunday nights at 8PM EST with a second showing Mondays at 3PM EST for viewers in other time zones like the UK. Tickets are available at www.thesethconcertseries.com for $20.00 (early bird) and $25.00 each.


What we're watching: See Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Trailer for Apple TV's DEAR...

Apple today released the trailer for "Dear...," a highly anticipated docuseries from Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler. Dear... will premiere globally June 5, exclusively on Apple TV+. The first season will profile ten game-changing icons, showcasing how one person's person's story can change the world through the people whose lives they've inspired.


See you bright and early Monday, BroadwayWorld!


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