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Today on Broadway: Monday, August 26, 2019

“Phantom” and “Frozen” Casting, “GMA” and “Falsettos” Controversies, D23 News!

“Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day.

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1) Show and Casting News

New Principals Joining “Phantom” on Broadway

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Meghan-Picerno-John-Riddle-and-Bradley-Dean- Will-Join-THE-PHANTOM-OF-THE-OPERA-This-Fall-20190823

“Frozen” Tour Announces Additional Principals

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/FROZEN-North-American-Tour-Announces-Additional- Principal-Casting-Austin-Colby-and-More-20190823

2) This Week’s Theatrical Schedule

Tuesday, August 27th

Previews: “American Moor” Off-Broadway

https://www.redbulltheater.com/american-moor

Saturday, August 31st

Previews: “Hercules” Shakespeare in the Park from Public Works

https://www.publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/18-19-Season/Public-Works- Hercules/

3) Recent Controversies

Lara Spencer Criticized for Laughing about Boys Taking Ballet

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadway-Fires-Back-At-Lara-Spencer-For-Laughing-About- Boys-Taking-Ballet-On-GOOD-MORNING-AMERICA-20190823

“Falsettos” UK Premiere Draws Criticism for Lack of Jewish Representation

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/FALSETTOS-UK-Producers-Respond-To-Jewish- Representation-Criticism-20190823

4) Recommendations

The New York Times Goes Behind the Scenes of “Hercules”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/theater/hercules-public-works-disney.html?smid=tw-nyttheater

Jason Robert Brown Answers Burning “The Last Five Years” Questions

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jason-Robert-Brown-Answers-Fans-THE-LAST-FIVE-YEARS- Questions-20190823

5) Disney News Out of the D23 Convention

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Trailer Released

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Watch-the-Brand-New-Trailer-for-HIGH-SCHOOL- MUSICAL-THE-MUSICAL-20190823

Footage Released for Kristen Bell’s “Encore!”

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Watch-Adults-Relive-Their-High-School-Musical- Theatre-Dreams-in-the-Trailer-for-Disneys-ENCORE-20190823

“Frozen 2” Announces New Voice Castings

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Sterling-K-Brown-and-Evan-Rachel-Wood-Join-FROZEN-2- Plus-Check-Out-the-All-New-Poster-20190824

Theatre Favorites to Star in Pixar’s “Soul”

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Daveed-Diggs-Tina-Fey-and-More-Will-Star-in-New-Pixar- Film-SOUL-20190824

 


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