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Broadway Fast 5: June

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1. Tony Awards celebrate the best of Broadway
Incase you missed it at the beginning of the month, The Tony Awards honored the best of Broadway this season! To get caught up, or relive the whole thing again, visit Broadway.com’s roundup of Tony Awards coverage.

2. Jimmy Awards celebrate the future of Broadway
The Jimmy Awards/National High School Musical Theatre Awards took place June 26! Like the Tony Awards for High School Musical Theater, this event took place over nine days and ended with the Broadway debut of 74 high school students from across the country. Liz and Felix from our Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards were among them! Check out our blog on how they did and head over to Playbill.com for full coverage of the event.

3. Pop and Rock Stars head to Broadway
Bruce Springsteen will be making his Broadway debut this fall. The limited eight-week run at the Walter Kerr Theater will be a scaled down version of the set he performs on the road.

Cyndi Lauper may be headed back to Broadway. Lauper will write the score for Working Girl, based on the 1988 film, and while no timeline has been announced for the project yet, we’re sure excited to hear it!
Jagged Little Pill, the musical based on the hit Alanis Morissette album, is set to make its world premiere at American Repertory Theater in May 2018 and rumor has it that it made already have a famous leading lady attached. Idina Menzel will lead a reading of the musical in New York, though is not likely to star in the Cambridge production.

As for already on Broadway, Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie made his Broadway bow in Kinky Boots this month and recording artist Ingrid Michaelson will take over the role of Sonya in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 beginning July 3.

4. Frozen heats up
Full casting was announced for Disney’s Frozen this month. We also got a peek inside the rehearsal room. The out of town tryout at the Buell Theater in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts runs August 17-October 1 and the show plans to make its Broadway bow at the St. James Theater in spring 2018.

5. Head to the movies this summer
If it starts getting too warm outside and heading indoors for a movie sounds like a good idea take note of these Broadway dates! Newsies, starring Jeremy Jordan, announced it will return to theaters, back by popular demand this August. Can’t wait that long? Tony-nominated Best Revival Falsettos will appear in local theaters starting July 12.
 
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