1.) Broadway mourns legendary leading ladies
This month the Broadway community mourned the loss of Rebecca Luker
, known for roles in The Music Man, Show Boat and more. The three-time Tony nominee was 59 years old. The community also felt the loss of Ann Reinking
, the Tony-winning Broadway legend celebrated as a director, choreographer, actress and dancer. She was one of the foremost interpreters of Bob Fosse's iconic choreography and was a driving force behind the long-running revival of Chicago.
2.) Broadway continues to hit the small screen
NBC’s One Night Only raised more than $3million for Broadway Cares!
And Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical delighted fans ahead of the holiday season. The end of the month also brought more TV news with B Positive (CBS)
being picked up for more episodes featuring Broadway actress Annaleigh Ashford and Broadway actor Chip Zien cast on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
3.) Disney Announces new projects with musical favorites
A prequel to The Lion King? A Sister Act 3? And which brand-new Disney film will feature music from Lin-Manuel Miranda? Disney made a bunch of announcements this month and there’s just too many to share so you can get the full scoop here
4.) August Wilson will appear on US Postage Stamp
Master playwright August Wilson has been announced as the 2021 Black Heritage Forever stamp honoree
by the United States Postal Service. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner's stamp will be dedicated on January 28, 2021 before going into circulation.
5.) Performances you may have missed this month!
Darius De Haas sings Let Me Carry You This Christmas
HAMILTON Joy to the World
Broadway stars present Hard Candy Christmas, Zoom-Style
Leading ladies join forces for moving rendition of A Human Heart
Moulin Rouge premiered a touching new video promising its return
Betsy Wolfe performs from Estella Scrooge
Tony-Winner Anita Noni Rose performs a bonus song from Jingle Jangle
Disney on Broadway cast members reunite to sing from Frozen