NEWS PIECES: Hugh Jackman, Anderson Cooper, Jeremy Jordan, Morgan James, Matt Doyle

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Morgan James
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Tony winner Hugh Jackman, who opened Nov. 10 in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, will be a guest on Anderson Cooper’s syndicated talk show “Anderson” Nov. 18. “Anderson” airs in New York on PIX11 at 4 PM; for more information visit

Jeremy Jordan, who starred in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of the new musical Newsies, tweeted Nov. 15 that he will likely not be part of the upcoming Broadway production of the musical because he is currently starring in the new Frank Wildhorn musical Bonnie and Clyde. Jordan posted, "So chances are I wont be a part of Newsies seeing as how B&C will be a smash hit. wink Sad to see my Newsies without me, but so happy for them."

Godspell's Morgan James will make her debut at the newly renovated Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street) with her seven-piece rock n’ soul band Nov. 19 at 11:30 PM; the show will be streamed live via She’ll be backed by Chris Fenwick (piano), Mark Vanderpoel (bass), Joe Abba (drums), Paul McGilloway (guitar), Dan Levine (trombone), Tatum Greenblatt (trumpet) and Sean Nowell (sax). James will also be joined by singers Jasmin Walker and Ashley Loren. Tickets are $14 at

War Horse's Matt Doyle will return to Joe's Pub Nov. 28 at 9:30 PM in a concert to benefit Broadway Impact, the non-profit organization of theatre artists and fans mobilized in support of marriage equality. The acoustic set of Doyle's music will highlight songs from "Daylight" and his forthcoming follow-up EP, "Sunset." Doyle will be joined by his co-writer, Will Van Dyke, and by Spring Awakening's Emma Hunton and War Horse's Katy Pfaffl. Tickets ($20) are available now by visiting

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