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Wake Up With BWW 5/28: YANNI Begins Broadway Residency, and More!

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Good morning, BroadwayWorld! We hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend! Kick-start this short work week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!

Legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist YANNI will take the stage beginning tonight as part of the recently announced In Residence On Broadway series at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!

Taylor Louderman will depart Mean Girls this September. The current "Regina George" has shared on her Instagram that her final performance will be September 8, 2019.

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Wake Up With BWW 5/28: YANNI Begins Broadway Residency, and More!
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Yanni begins his residency at the Lunt-Fontanne tonight!

Legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist YANNI will take the stage from May 28 - June 2 as part of the recently announced In Residence On Broadway series at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) for an intimate evening at his piano.

YANNI, one of the most celebrated composers and multi-gold and platinum-selling artists of our time is thrilled to bring Broadway audiences the opportunity to talk with him directly and experience his music in its purest form, on the piano.


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Social Butterfly: Taylor Louderman Will Depart MEAN GIRLS in September

Taylor Louderman has announced on Instagram that she will depart Mean Girls on September 8, 2019.

"Sad to think about parting ways with this incredible job, but I am also excited to move onto new challenges, and opportunities for growth!" she writes.


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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