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Broadway Fast 5: March

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1. Openings
It’s another busy month full of openings on Broadway! Miss Saigon returned to Broadway this month, Come From Away opened and has been attracting some notable names to the audience,  The Glass Menagerie (starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello) started and Arthur Miller’s The Price opened, and already extended its plan limited  run.

2. Julie’s Greenroom
If you’re looking for a new show to binge watch on Netflix, Julie Andrews is leading Julie’s Greenroom, teaching children of all ages about the arts and what it takes to put on a show. There’s some pretty great guest stars too, including Indina Menzel, Alec Baldwin, Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles…Broadway.com even put together a great list of why the show is perfect at any age.

3. Mean Girls gets dates
The world premiere production of Mean Girls, with a book by Tina Fey and an original score by Jeff Richmond, has dates! Prior to a planned run on Broadway, the musical will play out of town at Washington DC’s National Theatre October 31- December 3.

4. Live-Action Disney is grabbing headlines
While the live-action Beauty and the Beast is breaking records, other live-action remake news has been floating around. It was announced the remake of Mulan will have no music, Aladdin is said to be searching for a live-action cast and Broadway vet Harvey Fierstein has been thrown around as a possible Ursula in the live-action Little Mermaid. Sounds pretty great to us.

5. Ben Platt with host 2017 Jimmy® Awards
The 2017 Jimmy® Awards will take place on Monday, June 26. The National High School Musical Theater Awards welcomes students selected in regional competitions (like our very own Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards) to New York for a week of classes, workshops and one-of-a-kind experiences that culminates in a live performance on a Broadway stage. This year star of Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, is hosting! We couldn’t be more excited, so watch for updates on which two students will be headed to New York from our area!
 
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