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Broadway Fast 5: August

Summer’s come and gone too fast, but despite this extended intermission, it sure has brought some big Broadway news, and stunning performances, right to your device.
 
1. Tony Awards Go Digital
Broadway's biggest night is back on! After jointly announcing a postponement of the 74th Annual Tony Awards, originally scheduled for June 7 at Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have shared that the ceremony will now take place digitally this fall. Further details, a platform for the awards ceremony and an exact date will be announced later.
 
2. Coming to Netflix
There’s a lot of Broadway fun to look forward to on your device! Several new projects have been announced for Netflix.
The Prom, was initially announced for a holiday release. It was delayed due to COVID-19 but resumed filming in late July. James Corden chatted about being on the set.
Unable to open as planned this spring, DIANA will now premiere first on Netflix as it awaits its 2021 Broadway bow.
And it looks like The Boys in the Band film adaptation will debut on the streaming platform as soon as September.
Broadway stars Danielle Brooks, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more have also been tapped for Netflix’s new series Social Distance, which will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and be recorded remotely.
 
3. Other movie musical announcements
Mark your calendars for September 4! That’s when the live-action Mulan begins streaming on Disney+.
Dear Evan Hansen made several movie casting announcements including Amy Adams(Cynthia), Colton Ryan(Connor), Nik Dodani (Jared), and Amandla Stenberg (Alana). There is no word on whether Ben Platt will reprise his role as Evan, or on a timeline for production.
The Color Purple movie musical found its director in Blitz Bazawule. Co-produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steve Spielberg, the film does not yet have any casting or production timeline news.
 
4. This new Rom-Com will feature Lin Manuel-Miranda
Lin Manuel-Miranda cast as a young Richard Gere? That’s what’s on the table in the new rom-com The Making Of.
 
5. Performances you may have missed
There are so many great virtual performances happening during this extended intermission in the theater industry. Take a look at some you may have missed this month:
Tribute to Nick Cordero
Phantom Masquerade
Get it Girl
Lea Salonga releases song to benefit the Actors Fund
Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better
Amber Riley’s Tribute to Naya Rivera
Jennifer Hudson sings A Change is Gonna Come
Girl from North Country stars sing I Want You
 
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