This week, Disney announced the coming of its snow queen to Broadway, Harper Lee and Aaron Sorkin join forces for Mockingbird on Broadway, Prodigal Son premiered and Lincoln Center reveals its first inductees to their new performing arts hall of fame.
Tony Award winner Lena Hall fronts the young prodigies from the cast of School of Rock for the latest Ham4Ham, part of the series of impromptu concerts hosted by Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda that used to take place on the front steps of the Richard Rodgers Theatre on matinee days, but which have moved indoors for the winter.
Between the televised live musical event on Jan. 31 filmed in L.A., the postponement of The Crucible's first preview so its star could attend the Oscars, Robert De Niro's direction of a musical and Hamilton's reservation at the Grammys, Broadway and Hollywood complement each other better than ever before.
Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda (well, his voice anyway) made his debut in the Broadway musical Les Misérables over the weekend. The moment is captured in the latest Ham4Ham, a series of impromptu concerts that used to take place on the front steps of the Richard Rodgers Theatre on matinee days, but which have moved indoors for the winter.
The theatre world fell into a collective swoon Jan. 19 when it was announced that stage and screen star Bette Midler would return to the Broadway in a revival of the 1964 musical, Hello, Dolly! Plus, Mother Courage opened, Mark Rylance earned an Oscar nod and BroadwayCon launched a new era of fandom.