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This week on Memory Muses: Music photographer Ed Caraeff, writer Thornton Wilder, the musical Carousel, a word of the week and a poem, all in about 5 minutes.

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Dolly Parton Wants to Hold a 'Finding Dolly' Contest to Cast Her Upcoming Broadway Musical (people.com)

Dolly Parton is working “9 to 5” on her forthcoming Broadway musical. While speaking with PEOPLE about her new line of baking mixes with Duncan Hines, the country music legend, 78, shared an update about the highly anticipated Broadway musical about her life and career....

Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells Broadway Comedy ‘Gutenberg! The Musical’ Recoups $6.75 Million Investment (variety.com)

Hats off to “Gutenberg! The Musical!” The Broadway show, starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells (whose characters wear dozens of caps) as they reunited 12 years after “The Book of Mormon,” has recouped its initial investment of $6.75 million. During the show’s 20-week run, “Gutenberg” generated plenty of buzz and...

EricBranse, to Musicals
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This is show week for the seniors at Berwickshire High School which has a brilliant music department. Well worth coming to see. Their productions would grace a professional stage.

EricBranse,
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Just got home from seeing the Berwickshire High School's production of the Musical 9-5. Absolutely brilliant ensemble cast. The confidence and talent of these youngsters is wonderful to see. Just two nights left to catch it. Last night is Saturday.

Interview: Andy Karl On Returning To GROUNDHOG DAY, the Show's International Success & More (www.broadwayworld.com)

BrodwayWorld sat down with Andy Karl to find out all about him living his own personal 'Groundhog Day' down under in Melbourne, the musical's Broadway run, and more. Karl returns to the role after originating the role in London (and returning to it once more last year) and on Broadway....

BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Will Open in Japan in 2025 (www.broadwayworld.com)

Back to the Future the Musical is headed to Japan! The musical will be performed at JR East Shiki Theater in Takeshiba, Tokyo beginning in April 2025. The production was announced during a press conference held on January 24 with director John Rand, lead producer Colin Ingram, and Chiyoki Yoshida, President and CEO of Shiki...

Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo and more Broadway musical alumni recognized with 2024 Oscar nominations (www.broadwaynews.com)

For the 2024 Academy Awards, Danielle Brooks was nominated in the category of Actress in Supporting Role for her turn as Sofia in the film adaptation of the musical “The Color Purple.” Brooks earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the same role in the 2015 revival....

A Black actor was denied a wig for a major Broadway tour. She's now suing for racial discrimination (www.latimes.com)

Out of town, on Broadway and on the road, the recent revival of “1776” was strategically cast in a nontraditional manner, with actors of diverse gender identities and racial backgrounds portraying the white, male Founding Fathers as they finalized the Declaration of Independence. “Putting history in the hands of the humans...

Disney’s Frozen to close in London on 8 September 2024 (www.westendtheatre.com)

Disney’s Theatrical Group has posted closing notices for the London production of Frozen. Frozen will extend for the final time, completing its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane after three years on 8 September 2024, having been seen by over 2.8 million people....

Broadway's How to Dance in Ohio Announces Closing (playbill.com)

How to Dance in Ohio has announced its closure on Broadway. The show’s final performance will be February 11. The new neurodivergent coming-of-age musical opened at the Belasco Theatre December 10 after beginning previews November 15. At the time of closing, the musical will have played 27 previews and 72 regular performances....

Where Broadway's Newest Shows Got Their Start (www.broadwayworld.com)

Developing and producing Broadway musicals is very expensive and time-consuming, which is why it's very rare for musicals to open directly on Broadway. Most shows have an out-of-town tryout and/or are developed by (or in association with) a non-profit/subscription based theatre company....

How to Dance in Ohio Launches Partnership with Autistic Theatremakers Alliance; Announces Talkback Series (playbill.com)

How to Dance in Ohio has partnered with the Autistic Theatremakers Alliance. The inaugural partnership event will take place January 25, with an extraordinary celebration of New York’s neurodivergent theatre companies....

'Schmigadoon' isn't getting a season 3 despite being written (ew.com)

The curtain has fallen on Schmigadoon! On Thursday, creator Cinco Paul announced on social media that the musical series will not be getting a third season on Apple TV+. This is despite the fact that Paul and his team have written the complete season, including 25 songs....

Sweeney Todd Broadway Announces Temporary Casting for Lead Roles before Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster Join (www.theatermania.com)

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford completed their runs in Sweeney Todd at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on January 14. Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster start performances as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett on February 8. The standbys and understudies will be playing the lead roles until they join the cast, and the production announced the...

Acclaimed cast of NEXT TO NORMAL return as Donmar Warehouse production transfers to West End (www.westendbestfriend.co.uk)

The critically acclaimed cast of the smash hit Donmar Warehouse production of the Broadway musical Next to Normal are set to return as the show prepares to transfer to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from 18 June for a strictly limited 14-week run....

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