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Wake Up With BWW 8/26: Platt and Stroker at the US Open, and More!

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Today, Ben Platt and Ali Stroker will perform at the US Open! Platt headlines the Opening Night Ceremony and Stroker will sing the National Anthem.

Betty Buckley played her final performance in the National Tour of Hello, Dolly! this weekend. She will be succeeded in the title role by Carolee Carmello!

An all new poster has been revealed for Frozen 2! The poster was revealed following the announcement of additional casting news at D23 Expo. Check it out below!

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Wake Up With BWW 8/26: Platt and Stroker at the US Open, and More!
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Ben Platt, Ali Stroker, and Adrienne Warren perform at the 2019 US Open today!

A slew of Broadway stars will take the stage for the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament. Set to perform are Tony winner Ben Platt, Tony winner Ali Stroker, and Tony nominee Adrienne Warren.

The performances will happen on August 26 at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, with Platt headlining the Opening Night Ceremony. Stroker will sing the National Anthem, and Warren will conclude the night with America the Beautiful. Warren will perform at the Women's Singles Final on September 7.

BWW Exclusive: Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: BAT OUT OF HELL's Danielle Steers Whips Up Some Hard Rock Candy!

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking!

In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by the star of Bat Out of Hell, Danielle Steers. Check out the recipe for Katie's Bat Out of Hell Hard Rock Candy here!

What we're watching: Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker Perform 'Any Moment/Moments in the Woods' From INTO THE WOODS

During 'Tuesdays at 54...with Robbie Rozelle!' this week at Feinstein's/54 Below, Natalie Walker and Bonnie Milligan took the stage to perform a tune from Into The Woods.

Watch the pair perform Any Moment/Moments in the Woods!

Social Butterfly: Check Out the All New Poster for FROZEN 2!

Further casting has been announced for the upcoming film Frozen 2, the sequel to the hit Disney animated film Frozen. Sterling K. Brown has joined the cast as Lieutenant Matthias and Evan Rachel Wood plays Queen Iduna.

In addition, a brand new poster was revealed for the film!

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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