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Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More!

Plus, learn more about the Waitress revival in the works, starring Sara Bareilles!

Good morning, BroadwayWorld!

At a press conference this morning, Governor Cuomo announced that Broadway will be back in New York City with shows opening September 14. Tickets will go sale at 100% capacity on May 6.

A new report from the Wall Street Journal has revealed that in addition to getting his long-running revival of Chicago back on its feet, Broadway producer Barry Weissler is also planning a limited revival of the hit musical Waitress! According to Weissler, the production will be led by the show's Tony-nominated composer, Sara Bareilles.

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Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More!
1) Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More! Breaking News: Broadway to Re-Open on September 14th at 100% Capacity

At a press conference this morning, Governor Cuomo announced that Broadway will be back in New York City with shows opening September 14. Tickets will go sale at 100% capacity on May 6. . (more...)


2) Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Aiming for 2022 Broadway Reopening

The smash-hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of a few Broadway shows that will not return until 2022.. (more...)


3) Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More! VIDEO: The Cast of GIRLS5EVA Cried When They Heard Sara Bareilles' Song for the Show
by Stage Tube

The cast of Girls5eva talk about the creative talent behind the show, Renée Elise Goldsberry talks about her girl group past and Paula Pell opens up about her struggles with lip-syncing.. (more...)


4) Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More! Photo Flash: See Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & More in Photos From Aretha Franklin Biopic RESPECT

With a story by Callie Khouri (Oscar® winner for Writing, Thelma & Louise) and Tracey Scott Wilson, and screenplay written by Tracey Scott Wilson. Wilson and Tommy have worked together creatively since the 2009 play The Good Negro written by Wilson, directed by Tommy at The Public Theatre.. (more...)


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Today's Call Sheet - Upcoming Online Events:

- The Met's nightly opera streams continue tonight at 7:30pm with Bellini's Norma Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Production by Sir David McVicar. From October 7, 2017.

- Broadway's Next On Stage continues tonight at 8pm. After two successful seasons of our virtual singing competition, we're back again by popular demand with the third season. This week, find out which high school students made the cut for the Top 30! Tune in here!

- Watch Jeremy Jordan's concert, Carry On, tonight at 8pm. Tune in here!

- Also tonight at 8pm, Stars in the House returns for a special episode celebrating moms. Learn more here!

Learn about more online streaming events happening today, and in the future, on our streaming calendar at /streaming-schedule/.


BWW Exclusive: Listen to Excerpts from New Episodes of BROADWAY GIVES BACK Focusing on Behind-the-Scenes Philanthropy

Philanthropy unites Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Judith Light, Josh Groban, Sara Barielles, and more. The Broadway Gives Back Podcast spotlights Broadway actors, shows, and organizations in their pursuit of social impact and doing good. The talented guests will share stories about their favorite charities, how they got involved, and the people and causes who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts. From stars to stagehands, cast members to front of house, and causes large and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring.

Tune in tomorrow to check out the full episodes, and listen to a sneak peek below!


What we're geeking out over: WAITRESS Limited Revival Starring Sara Bareilles in the Works

A new report from the Wall Street Journal has revealed that in addition to getting his long-running revival of Chicago back on its feet, Broadway producer Barry Weissler is also planning a limited revival of the hit musical Waitress!

According to Weissler, the production will be led by the show's Tony-nominated composer, Sara Bareilles. Bareilles stepped into the show's lead role, Jenna Hunterson, for three stretches of its original Broadway run.


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Adrienne Warren, who turns 34 today!

Wake Up With BWW 5/6: De Blasio Hopes to Return to Normalcy in NYC in September, and More!

Adrienne Warren made her West End debut in the World Premiere of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical in the title role of Tina Turne, before going on to play the role on Broadway. She was last seen on Broadway in Shuffle Along as Gertrude Saunders / Florence Mills, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. She originated the role of Danielle in the Tony-nominated Bring It On: The Musical on Broadway. She was also seen at the Apollo Theater as Lorrell in Dreamgirls, followed by the national tour. Other New York theatre credits include:The Wiz at Encores City Center. Adrienne has had the honor of performing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the 2018 Royal Variety Show in London. She has toured and recorded with the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and is currently working on her solo debut album. Adrienne has headlined with The Virginia Symphony Orchestra and made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops. She is also a voice over artists, in which she is currently the voice of Maybelline New York. TV credits include: CBS pilot "Perfect Citizen", the Amazon pilot "Point of Honor", "Orange is the New Black", "Blue Bloods", "Royal Pains", "People in New Jersey", "The Tap", "Quantico", "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver", "Irreversible", and "Black Box".


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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