Wake Up With BWW 9/10: SLAVE PLAY and THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM Begin Previews, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld!
We'd like to wish a happy first preview to Slave Play and The Height of the Storm, both of which begin previews tonight!
Netflix will debut a feature-length concert special from Ben Platt! The special will be filmed live from Platt's final stop on tour, his sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall on September 29.
Tootsie is celebrating the release of its cast album at Barnes and Noble today! Cast members will perform and sign CDs at 4pm at B&N Upper East Side (150 East 86th St). The cast will sign the cast recording only, no other memorabilia.Attendants will include David Yazbek, Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, John Behlmann, Andy Grotelueschen, Julie Halston, and Reg Rogers.
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Today's Call Sheet:
BroadwayWorld first reported last month that SLAVE PLAY will come to Broadway this fall. Producers Greg Nobile and Jana Shea of Seaview Productions, Troy Carter, Level Forward, and Nine Stories, founded by Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, have now officially announced that the acclaimed new play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, will be coming to Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) this fall. The strictly limited 17-week engagement will begin preview performances Tuesday, September 10, ahead of an official opening night of Sunday, October 6.
Two of the greatest actors of their generation come together in one unforgettable story of a shared life, and all of its complexities.
Two-time Olivier and Tony winner Jonathan Pryce ("Game of Thrones", Miss Saigon) joins three-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins ("The Crown", Doubt) to bring the acclaimed West End sensation by Florian Zeller, and translated by Christopher Hampton (MTC's The Father), to Broadway.
Tootsie cast members will celebrate the release of their cast recording with a live performance and a CD signing at Barnes and Noble on September 10.
The event will take place at 4pm at B&N Upper East Side (150 East 86th St). The cast will sign the cast recording only, no other memorabilia.
Justin Guarini's robust performance career launched with the first season of American Idol in 2002. His stage and screen appearances since then include Broadway productions of American Idiot, Romeo and Juliet, Wicked, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
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See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!