Broadway Fast 5: November

1. The Bodyguard officially opens in the United States
The Bodyguard, which will have its Wisconsin premiere here at the Center in January, officially opened at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey this month. The show will remain there through December before hitting Minneapolis and then the Fox Cities. The musical which originated in the UK and features Deborah Cox in the touring version has been getting a lot of buzz from fantastic opening night photos to a an exclusive behind the scenes look and videos from rehearsal. We don’t know about you – but we’re sure excited!

2. Mamma Mia! prepares to say farewell
The touring cast of Mamma Mia! is getting ready to hit the road on a farewell tour! We got a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal and cannot way for their return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. this May!

3. Todrick Hall enters the land of Lola
If you’ve never heard of Todrick Hall, do a YouTube search and be thoroughly entertained. The YouTube sensation and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars judge Todrick Hall began performances in Kinky Boots at the beginning of the month! He’s scheduled to be in the land of Lola until March 5.

4. Thanksgiving Parades
Thanksgiving has often provided us a parade-sized glimpse of some of the best of Broadway! This year The Color Purple, School of Rock and On Your Feet appeared during the CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade and Waitress, Paramour, Holiday Inn, Cats and Hairspray Live! made appearances for the Macys Parade.

5. Hamilton is still stealing headlines
Between the message to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, to a record-breaking holiday week, things sure aren’t slowing down over at Hamilton. It’s enough that we almost forgot about the amazing Hamilton Mixtape that is coming out featuring remastered versions of the shows hit songs by mainstream artists. ALMOST forgot that is…because we’ve been getting previews throughout the month, and we know the full record will be worth the wait. (Available for preorder now and drops Dec. 2!)
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