Broadway Fast 5: September

1. Waitress serves up headlines
Waitress certainly has been baking something up! This month the show announced Will Swenson will return to the production and two-time Tony Winner John Cullum will join the cast as well. The waitresses’ will add pink uniforms to the show in the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Probably the biggest news was that Grammy-winning recording artist Jason Mraz will make his Broadway debut as Dr. Pomatter in a limited 10-week engagement beginning November 3. We also got a sneak peek at the show’s touring cast in rehearsal.

2. Two diva musicals are in the works
This month we also got news on two major musical featuring some of our favorite divas! The Tina Turner bio-musical announced it will receive its world premiere in spring 2018 in the West End. The Cher bio-musical is slated for fall of 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York. (It will play an out-of-town run in summer 2018).

3. Save the date
We’ve been looking forward to these dates!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced it will open on Broadway April 22, with previews beginning March 16.
The Rent live musical on FOX will air on January 27, 2018.
We’ve got it on our calendars!

4. Pretty Woman finds its stars
The Broadway-bound production of Pretty Woman: The Musical has found its stars in Tony winner Steve Kazee and Les Miserable film star Samantha Barks. The production will has a pre-Broadway run in Chicago beginning in March 2018 and has plans for a fall 2018 Broadway debut.

5. Bruce Willis – the producer
Emmy winner Bruce Willis, who made his Great White Way acting debut in the 2015 Broadway premiere of Misery, will go behind the scenes as producer of a new off-Broadway play. Must, by Charles Cissel, will tell the story of Old West gunfighter Billy the Kid. Performances will run from October 30 through November 19 at The Theater at St. Clements. Gabriel Vega Weissman will direct.
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