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Partying with the cast of tick, tick … BOOM!
Evenings with the actors are always great, and Lin-Manuel Miranda and the stars of tick, tick … BOOM!, including Andrew Garfield, Robin De Jesús, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry and Alexandra Shipp, let fans check out theirs. They gathered around a piano to recall their early theatrical obsessions, show off their party tips and more. Watch the video below!

Broadway favorites make Oscar list
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortcuts in 10 categories for the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, and some Broadway favorites have been selected. Variety reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are all on the list for Original Song; Miranda would become a member of the EGOT club if he won an Oscar for Disney’s “Dos Oruguitas” Encanto. Menzel is on the roster alongside Laura Veltz for Cinderella, and Dear Evan Hansen is the gift that continues to be given to Pasek and Paul with the new song from the movie “The Anonymous Ones” making the shortlist. that of Steven Spielberg West Side Story also secured places on the shortlist in the Makeup and Hairdressing categories as well as Sound. The Oscar nominations will be announced on February 8, 2022.

Hugh Jackman (Photo: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com)

Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker and more honored by Variety500
The fifth annual Variety500 was revealed on December 22. The strong list honors the 500 most influential executives and creatives working today. This year’s roster includes James Corden, Daniel Craig, Cynthia Erivo, Sonia Friedman, John Gore, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lee, Cameron Mackintosh, Frank Marshall, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Marc Platt, Billy Porter , Jordan Roth, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. View full Variety500 here.

Cinderella Suspends West End performances until February
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella has canceled performances at the Gillian Lynne Theater in London until February 9, 2022 due to the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The production announced the postponement on social media on December 21. Cinderella premiered on June 25 and officially opened on August 18. Carrie Hope Fletcher directs the cast for the production, which features an updated story and book by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emerald Fennell. Lloyd Webber composed the music and David Zippel wrote the lyrics.

Cat on a hot tin roof Postpone engagement off Broadway
The previously announced off-Broadway production of Cat on a hot tin roof has been postponed until summer 2022. The staging was scheduled to begin on January 14, 2022 at the St. Clements Theater. The cast of the play, including Sonoya Mizuno, Matt de Rogatis, Christian Jules Le Blanc, Alison Fraser, Austin Pendleton, Milton Elliott, Tiffan Borelli, Carly Gold and Spencer Scott, will remain intact for the summer engagement. “In the current theatrical climate, we believe it is in the best interests of the show, our cast and crew, and our audience to report Cat on a hot tin roof until summer 2022. While it is not an easy decision, we are committed to keeping everyone safe while delivering the best possible product on stage, ”the producers said. broadcast in a press release. “Finally, we sincerely thank the Tennessee Williams Estate for continuing to work with us in these uncertain times.” New production dates will be announced later.

Is there still sex in the city? Off-Broadway Final Performance Performed
Is there still sex in the city?, Sex and the city Author Candace Bushnell’s solo Broadway show played its last performance on December 19. Bushnell tested positive for COVID-19, which was first detected on the evening of December 21, just before Bushnell took the stage. A national tour is in the works, along with plans to take the production to Europe, Asia and Australia. “Working in the theater to create Is there still sex in town? has been one of the most exciting experiences of my life, ”said Bushnell. “I can’t wait to take the show on the road and continue to work with this very wonderful and supportive community in the future! “

Kate Baldwin (Photo by Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com)

Kate Baldwin and Aaron Lazar ensemble for Madison County Bridges
the Axelrod PAC in New Jersey announced Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Aaron Lazar as their production lead Madison County Bridges, directed by Hunter Foster (who appeared in the original Broadway cast). Production is scheduled to run from March 11, 2022 to March 27. Based on the novel by Robert James Waller and featuring a score by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Marsha Norman, Madison County Bridges focuses on Francesca, an Italian immigrant housewife living a happy existence on a farm. When her family visits the Iowa State Fair, they meet Robert Kincaid, a National Geographic photographer on a mission to film the area’s bridges. Their initial friendship turns into a brief but passionate affair, which has devastating consequences.

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