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Wake Up With BWW 7/30: Andrew Lloyd Webber Responds to News of PHANTOM Closing, and More!

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Andrew Lloyd Webber has responded to the news of The Phantom of the Opera closing its London and UK touring productions, in a statement posted to Twitter.

A private reading of Steve Aoki's Mozart² The New Musical about the legendary composing family, will take place this month, ahead of special presentations at Carnegie Hall in 2021. The cast will include Anthony Rapp, Justin Matthew Sargent, Ruby Lewis, and more!

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Wake Up With BWW 7/30: Andrew Lloyd Webber Responds to News of PHANTOM Closing, and More!
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3) Wake Up With BWW 7/30: Andrew Lloyd Webber Responds to News of PHANTOM Closing, and More! Andrew Lloyd Webber Responds to News of PHANTOM Closing its London and UK Tour Productions

Andrew Lloyd Webber has responded to the news of The Phantom of the Opera closing its London and UK touring productions, in a statement posted to Twitter.. (more...)


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Timeless Stage & Screen and YM&U Group announced today that a private reading of Steve Aoki's Mozart² The New Musical about the legendary composing family, will take place this month, ahead of special presentations at Carnegie Hall in 2021.. (more...)


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Today's Call Sheet - Upcoming Online Events:

- 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!

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

- Mike Messer hosts Rockin' Sing-a-Long for Broadway Babysitters. Check it out here.

- The Ultimate Broadway Hangout will be held today at 7pm! Hear stories, play trivia and get all your burning questions answered live in this theater-lovers' hangout hosted by Be More Chill stars Talia Suskauer and Anthony Chatmon. Tune in here!

- Tune into We're Still Here: A Virtual Cabaret tonight at 7pm. Broadway stars Courtenay Collins (The Prom) and Terry Burrell (Ethel) will host free virtual get-togethers each week with songs, stories, and maybe a cocktail or two. Watch here!


BWW Exclusive: Shoshana Bean Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Yesterday, July 29, he chatted with beloved Broadway beltress Shoshana Bean!


What we're watching: Phillipa Soo Discusses Eliza's 'Gasp' and More About HAMILTON

Hamilton star Phillipa Soo recently called in to SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show and spoke about Hamilton being released on Disney+, on being represented and on life after Hamilton. During her conversation with SiriusXM's Jess Cagle and co-host Julia Cunningham, Soo shed some light on the debated gasp her character lets out at the conclusion of the Broadway show. Phillipa Soo first asked SiriusXM's Jess Cagle and co-host Julia Cunningham what they thought the gasp represented with Julia Cunningham saying "I thought it was a breaking of the [fourth] wall, like why the story is called Hamilton, this is the point where it's gone and people are hearing the story, a gasp." And Cagle saying "I felt like she was seeing him because we were jumping several years ahead to her death, but I think in that time she was also realizing she had told his story."


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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