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