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Today on Broadway: Friday, October 8, 2021

Dodani and Thompson in “Waitress,” Gordon in “Hadestown,” The Flea Is Back And (Hopefully) Better Than Ever

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1) Broadway Casting News

Nik Dodani and Ben Thompson to Join Jennifer Nettles in Broadway’s “Waitress”

https://www.playbill.com/article/nik-dodani-and-ben-thompson-to-join-jennifer-nettles-in-broadways-waitress

Lana Gordon To Join Broadway’s “Hadestown” As Alternate Persephone

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2) National Tour News

Cast Set for Return of “Beautiful—The Carole King Musical” National Tour

https://www.playbill.com/article/cast-set-for-return-of-beautifulthe-carole-king-musical-national-tour

Sasha Hutchings, Sean Grandillo, Sis, More to Star in “Oklahoma!” National Tour

https://www.playbill.com/article/sasha-hutchings-sean-grandillo-sis-more-to-star-in-oklahoma-national-tour

3) In Other News

The Lark, Off-Broadway’s Developer and Champion of New Works, to Shut Down

https://www.playbill.com/article/the-lark-off-broadways-developer-and-champion-of-new-works-to-shut-down

The Flea Theater Announces Transformation of Strategic Direction and Focus on Black, Brown, Queer Artists

https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/The-Flea-Theater-Announces-Transformation-of-Strategic-Direction-and-Focus-on-Black-Brown-Queer-Artists-20211007

Peppermint Will Host ACLU and NYCLU’s Sing Out for Freedom Concert, Honoring Broadway for Racial Justice

https://www.playbill.com/article/peppermint-will-host-aclu-and-nyclus-sing-out-for-freedom-concert-honoring-broadway-for-racial-justice

Update: A Note from Center Theatre Group Leadership on Taper and Douglas Seasons

4) Recommendations

Watch 5 Annas and Elsas “Let It Go” in the “‘Frozen’ Around the World” Video


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