Rush Hour News Brief — April 5

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Here are the top theatre news stories that broke this afternoon and are ready to break this evening. To read more, just click the link.

Actress Diane Lane will return to Broadway in Stephen Karam's adaptation of the Anton Chekhov classic The Cherry Orchard.

London critics rave about Glenn Close recreating her Broadway role in Sunset Boulevard.

Actors Equity President weighs in on the “daunting” issue of promoting diversity in casting.

Rebecca Luker joins the cast of Broadway's Fun Home as the mother tonight.

More members of the Tony-winning 2010 Broadway cast of Fences join Denzel Washington in his forthcoming film version, which begins shooting this month.

An Off-Broadway troupe will turn Eliza into Elijah in a Pygmalion revival that will use Shaw's classic to examine “transgender identity.”

In the wake of Imelda Staunton's Olivier Award win, producers are more actively considering bringing her Gypsy to Broadway.

Warming weather means Hamilton will move its discount ticket lottery outside again, but only on Wednesday matinees.

Vinyl star Susan Heyward will star in Pulitzer finalist Adam Rapp's new The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois.

Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks named resident playwright of Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre.

Alec Baldwin tells why nothing could induce him to perform on Broadway again.

Broadway stars gather tonight for a concert to remember actress Madeline Kahn.

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