CASTING: "‘Six’ announces Broadway cast"
by Broadway News' Caitlin Huston - "On Broadway, the cast will feature Adrianna Hicks
as Catherine of Aragon, Andrea Macasaet
as Anne Boleyn, Abby Mueller
as Jane Seymour, Brittney Mack
as Anna of Cleves, Samantha Pauly
as Katherine Howard, and Anna Uzele
as Catherine Parr." http://bway.ly/knmmg9
FIRST IN THE BRIEFING: Blue
, which previously announced plans for a Broadway run, will have an invitation-only reading September 13-14. The reading will be directed by Phylicia Rashad
and will star Leslie Uggams
and Nicole Ari Parker
CLOSING: "#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment to End Run at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre"
by Broadway.com's Andy Lefkowitz - "#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment
has scheduled a final performance date of September 15 at the Westside Theatre. ... At the time of its closing, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment will have played 65 total performances." http://bway.ly/uvdn41
ELSIE FEST: "Gavin Creel, Jagged Little Pill Cast & More to Join Darren Criss at 2019 Elsie Fest"
by Broadway.com's Andy Lefkowitz - "The newly announced guest lineup includes … Gavin Creel
… Anaïs Mitchell
... Ariana DeBose
and ... Michael Feinstein
. Also singing out will be cast members from the upcoming Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill
, along with stars of the YouTube sensation A Very Potter Musical
and the hit series R&H Goes Pop
. Staff from ... Marie's Crisis
will lead attendees in a sing-along." http://bway.ly/tuqrdu
"Riley Costello Joins Broadway's Wicked as Boq"
by Broadway.com's Andy Lefkowitz - "Wicked
welcomes rising star Riley Costello
in the role of Boq beginning on September 10. Costello replaces Jesse JP Johnson
, who took his final bow at the Gershwin Theatre on September 8." http://bway.ly/gi8v4q
and Bradley Dean
join the cast of The Phantom of the Opera
in the roles of Raoul and Monsieur André, respectively, beginning tonight.
BRIEFING IN THE NEWS: "Mondays Off Broadway: What Beetlejuice's Alex Brightman Does on His Day Off"
by Town&Country's Stellene Volandes - "T&C talks with Brightman about how he spends his one day of freedom. … [T&C:
] Morning News or Morning Workout? [Brightman:
] Morning news. I like the Broadway Briefing. I do walk my dog in the morning. Is that exercise?" http://bway.ly/mxhuh5
We like you too, Alex.)
OFF-BROADWAY: "Cast Set for New Group Staging of Donja R. Love’s One in Two"
by Playbill's Andrew Gans - "The cast will feature Jamyl Dobson, Leland Fowler, and Edward Mawere." http://bway.ly/hiisdl
REGIONAL: "La Jolla Playhouse Announces The Who's Tommy in Concert Featuring Original Cast Members"
by BroadwayWorld - "La Jolla Playhouse announces a special fundraising event: The Who's Tommy: A Staged Concert Benefiting La Jolla Playhouse
on Monday, October 14 at 7:30pm in the Mandell Weiss Theatre." http://bway.ly/0wd7uv
ACROSS THE POND: "Sharon Osbourne, Danny Dyer and Dani Dyer confirmed for Nativity! the Musical return"
by The Stage's Giverny Masso - "They will appear in the musical when it runs at the Eventim Apollo in London from December 11 to 29." http://bway.ly/k2rpvg
ALBUM: "Mandy Patinkin To Release New Solo Album Children and Art"
by BroadwayWorld - "Patinkin
has announced that he will release his latest solo album, Children and Art
, on Nonesuch Records. In addition to a song written by Patinkin, the album includes compositions from Stephen Sondheim, Taylor Mac, Lyle Lovett, and Tom Waits." http://bway.ly/qsxuzg
"Great Performances on PBS Announces 'Broadway's Best' Lineup Featuring 42nd Street, The King and I, Kinky Boots"
by BroadwayWorld - "42nd Street … Premieres Friday, November 1 … Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I … Premieres Friday, November 8 … Red … Premieres Friday, November 15 … Much Ado About Nothing … Premieres Friday, November 22 … Kinky Boots … Premieres Friday, November 29 … " http://bway.ly/jb7bz8
"Muppets Series From Josh Gad, Bobby and Kristen Lopez Cancelled Due to 'Creative Differences'"
by BroadwayWorld - "Following the news, Gad took to Instagram to shed light on what happened. "After a little over a year and a half of working on a project called 'Muppets Live Another Day
,' [Adam Horowitz, Eddy Kitsis, and I] have decided, with a heavy heart, to walk away," Gad wrote on Instagram. "Some times creative differences are just that."" http://bway.ly/b1dfb3
FESTIVAL: "Tony Winners Rachel Chavkin and Billy Porter, Pulitzer Winner Jackie Sibblies Drury, More Set for 2019 New Yorker Festival"
by Playbill's Ryan McPhee - "Among those appearing in talks and panels are Tony recipients Rachel Chavkin, Billy Porter,
and John Cameron Mitchell
, as well as recent Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury
CONCERT: "Original Off-Broadway Cast to Perform A Strange Loop in Concert at Joe’s Pub"
by Playbill's Dan Meyer - "Fans who missed out on the chance to see Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop
Off-Broadway will get a second chance when the stars of the show perform live at Joe’s Pub October 14." http://bway.ly/a6jbt8
"Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti Join 2019 Broadway Back to School Gala Line-Up"
by Playbill's Logan Culwell-Block - "Laura Benanti
will host, filling in for the previously announced Celia Keenan-Bolger
following a scheduling conflict." http://bway.ly/buznhq
"Judy Kuhn, Alexandra Silber, Steven Skybell Join To Life! Celebrating Sheldon Harnick Concert Gala"
by Playbill's Adam Hetrick - "The evening will also feature Carolyn Montgomery, Jeffrey Saver, and Rhyn McLemore Saver." http://bway.ly/go1f6g
AWARDS: "Tony Nominee Justin Vivian Bond to Host 2019 Bessie Awards"
by Playbill's Adam Hetrick - "Justin Vivian Bond
... has been announced to host the 2019 Bessie Awards, which will be presented October 14 at 7:30 PM at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts." http://bway.ly/5qfkyu
IN MEMORIAM: "Playwright P.J. Barry Dies at 88"
by Playbill's Olivia Clement - "Philip James 'P.J.' Barry
, the writer of The Octette Bridge Club, seen on Broadway in 1985, has died at age 88. In addition to his work as a playwright, he was an actor and director who worked extensively Off-Broadway and regionally." http://bway.ly/l6zfs1