Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti Set for Steve Martin’s New Broadway Play and 7 Other Top Stories of the Day

News   Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti Set for Steve Martin’s New Broadway Play and 7 Other Top Stories of the Day
 
Don’t miss these top theatre stories from August 7, 2017.
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Michael Urie and Harvey Fierstein
Michael Urie and Harvey Fierstein

COMPLETE CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR TORCH SONG REVIVAL
Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl star in the Off-Broadway revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning play.


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ADAM KANTOR AND MORE JOIN THE BAND’S VISIT ON BROADWAY
Final casting has been announced for the acclaimed new musical, opening on Broadway this fall.


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Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti

AMY SCHUMER AND LAURA BENANTI CONFIRMED TO STAR IN STEVE MARTIN'S METEOR SHOWER ON BROADWAY
The two will be joined by Keegan-Michael Key and Alan Tudyk.


Erika Henningsen
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7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MEAN GIRLS MUSICAL’S CADY HERON
Erika Henningsen has been cast as Cady Heron in the Broadway-bound Tina Fey musical Mean Girls. Here are the details about the actor you won’t find in any Burn Book.


Cate Blanchett
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THE CATE BLANCHETT-LED LUCILLE BALL BIOPIC, BY AARON SORKIN, MOVES FORWARD WITH AMAZON
The Oscar winner and Tony nominee will likely play the comedy legend in the long-gestating feature film.


Alfre Woodard
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DISNEY’S LIVE-ACTION LION KING FINDS ITS SARABI IN ALFRE WOODARD
The actor who broke out in For Colored Girls... will lend her voice to the feature film alongside Donald Glover and James Earl Jones.


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2017 NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ANNOUNCED
NYMF’s annual honors were presented August 6 at Hudson Terrace.


Alice Ripley
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HOW TONY WINNER ALICE RIPLEY’S LATEST ROLE FOUND HER
The Phil Geoffrey Bond play, starring Tony winner Alice Ripley, will play the first-ever Broadway Bound Theatre Festival August 10, 12, 14.

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