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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Listen: Mean Girls Looking, Cotton Club Prepping, Suggestion for NYT Replacement

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Notes:

1. ‘Mean Girls’ musical is searching for its star by Michael Riedel

2. Debra Messing Will Receive Women of Achievement Award at WP Theater’s Annual Gala by Ryan McPhee

3. Broadway Backwards add even more names

4. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who we know from NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!, The Wiz Live!, and Hairspray Live!, have jumped to Fox where they are planning a musical TV series base on the Cotton Club, which will be directed by Kenny Leon. No timeline has been announced; the script is currently being developed.

5. Philip Boroff at BroadwayJournal reports that influential members of the theatrical community are asking the New York Times to hire a woman of color as a critic to fill the position that Charles Isherwood was fired from in February.

6. Paris’s Mogador Theatre Will Re-Open in September without Phantom

7. The Good Wife’s Josh Charles Tapped for Annie Baker World Premiere

8. The PR people over at Waitress are killing trees by the acre. In a third drip drip drip announcement in as many days, we learn that Will Swenson will be taking on the role of Earl, sleazy husband of Jenna, who will be played by Sara Bareilles, as mentioned in previous broadcasts.

9. Prior to Broadway Opening, Come From Away Plans a Return to Toronto


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