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#8 – You Can Can Can Win 10 TONYS!

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Moulin Rouge sweeps the 2020 Tony Awards.

Broadway News:

  • In partnership with the YMCA of Greater New York, Thoughts of a Colored Man hosted a Youth and Community event at the Castle Hill YMCA in the Bronx and the North Brooklyn YMCA where there was a Mobile Barbershop ready to treat community members to free haircuts. Community members were also treated to a BBQ food truck, merchandise from the play, and free tickets to see Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway.
  • Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play will return to Broadway, beginning preview performances at the August Wilson Theatre on November 23. The return engagement will officially open on December 2 and performances are currently scheduled through January 23, 2022. It originally played Broadway’s John Golden Theatre in the 2019–2020 season, closing two months before the COVID-19 shutdown. The August Wilson is currently home to Pass Over, making Slave Play the second play written by a Black playwright to be produced there.
  • Due to a back injury sustained by Ruben Santiago Hudson, performances of his solo show Lackawanna Blues pushed back opening night to October 7th.
  • The Charles Fuller Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Soldier’s Play is being adapted into a limited TV series. TONY Award winner David Alan Grier will star in and executive produce the project, which is currently titled A Soldier’s Story, which was the title of the 1984 film adaptation.
  •  Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) has announced that it will produce Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH  this spring at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The production, which will coincide with the 125th anniversary of Mr. Wilder’s birth, and which will mark the Beaumont and Broadway debuts of LCT Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz, will begin previews Thursday, March 31 and open on Monday, April 25.

Casting News:

  • Casting is set for the return of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. James Synder will continue playing Harry Potter alongside Diane Davis as Ginny Potter, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger, and Nadia Brown as Rose Granger-Weasley. Joining them are David Aba-liss as Ron Weasley, James Romney as Albus Potter, Aaron Bartz as Draco Malfoy, and Brady Dalton Richards as Scorpius Malfoy. As previously announced the play has been condensed into one part.
  • Jennifer Nettles will return to Broadway in the return engagement of Waitress. The Grammy winner will take on the role of Jenna, succeeding Sara Bareilles beginning October 19 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. As previously announced, fellow Grammy winner who also composed the musical, will take her final bow October 17.
  • The Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change has confirmed the remainder of its cast, including Caissie Levy as Rose Stopnick Gellman, John Carini as Stuart Gellman, and Samantha Williams as Emmie Thibodeaux, who were all originally announced as a part of the production. The musical, starring Olivier winner Sharon D. Clarke, begins previews October 8 at Studio 54 ahead of an October 27 opening night.

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