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#11 – Schitt is coming to Broadway

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Dana H. has opened! Red carpet interviews and more inside this episode!

Broadway News:

  • Manhattan Theatre Club announced a one-week extension of “Lackawanna Blues,” following the cancellation of several performances. The play starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson was put on pause for a few days after Hudson sustained a back injury. So happy that this show is extending for a bit. I still have yet to see it. “Lackawanna Blues” will now play the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through Nov. 7. 
  • Davon Williams was named Executive Director of Broadway Black. Broadway Black was founded in 2012 by Drew Shade and is a one-of-a-kind multi-media platform dedicated to highlighting the achievements and successes of Black theatre artists on and off the Broadway stage. Davon is an international performer, a delegate for the Actors’ Equity Association, and a TED Talk alum and I know personally how thrilled Drew is that Davon is part of his team.
  • Creative Goods Merchandise has launched a new buying program allowing theatergoers to purchase merchandise from their seats. Patrons can purchase items by scanning a QR code, which will appear on signs around the theater, and place the order on their mobile devices. The merchandise will then be available to pick up in the theater after the show. The program is now available at “Waitress” “Hamilton” and “Tina”. “Company,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Jagged Little Pill,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “MJ The Musical” will have the program available as the shows reopen. 
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Traditional in-theatre red bucket fundraiser has been put on hold until 2022 in an effort to help shows return back safely back to their eight shows a week schedule. You can still donate on the Broadway Cares website.
  • The Book of Mormon will celebrate their return by holding a free fan performance on Thursday, November 4th. Those who wish to enter for the chance to attend are instructed to share who their metaphorical mission companion is.

Casting:

  • “Schitt’s Creek” star Noah Reid will join the cast of “The Minutes” when the play returns to Broadway this spring. He replaces Armie Hammer, who withdrew from the production, citing a focus on his health and family, last spring. The departure came as Hammer faced allegations of sexual assault.
  • Erich Bergen will rejoin the cast of Waitress as Dr. Pomatter for select performances during its return Broadway engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. He previously performed the role for stints in the summers of 2018 and 2019 during Waitress‘s initial Broadway run. Also joining the cast of Waitress on October 19 are Nik Dodani, taking over the role of Ogie, Ben Thompson, taking over as Earl, and Jennifer Nettles, stepping into the lead role of Jenna.
  • The Play That Goes Wrong has announced its casting for its return to New World Stage off-Broadway on October 15. The company will feature Jesse Aaronson as Max, Ryan Vincent Anderson as Trevor, Brent Bateman as Robert, Bartley Booz as Dennis, Matt Harrington as Chris, Ashley N. Hildreth as Annie, Chris Lanceley as Jonathan, and Maggie Weston as Sandra. The cast also includes Damien Brett, Laura D’Andre, Ellie MacPherson and Sid Solomon. 

Follow @BwayPodNetwork on Twitter. Find co-hosts on Twitter at @AyannaPrescod, @CLewisReviews, and @TheMartinAcuna.

Tickets for Is This A Room and Dana H. playing in rep at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway are on sale NOW! Purchase HERE!

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