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Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed lately.
Notebook Change the dates of the world premiere
Originally scheduled to perform at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater from March 15 to April 24, Notebook, a new Broadway musical based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, has changed its premiere dates. The manufacturing is now scheduled to air from September 6 to October 16. The musical features music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson and a book by Bekah Brunstetter and previously held a star-studded reading featuring Hailey Kilgore, Vanessa Hudgens, Candy Buckley, Antonio Cipriano, Clifton Duncan and James Naughton. The cast and additional information for the world premiere will be announced later.
Chicago Salutes The Fred Ebb Foundation’s Historic Gift To BC/EFA With “Hot Honey Rag”
In late 2021, The Fred Ebb Foundation awarded $2.6 million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, surpassing the foundation’s previous record giving in 2020 and cementing its place as the largest single donor in the history of Broadway Cares. To celebrate the historic gift and honor Fred Ebb and John Kander, the cast of Broadway’s Chicago created a special video for “Hot Honey Rag”, which features both company members onstage and backstage, clips of legendary Chicago performers and a tribute to the late Ann Reinking. Take a look below.
The foreigners Postponed and replaced by life after
The Goodman Theater in Chicago has announced programming updates for its 2021-2022 season. The Goodman to produce Chicago premiere of composer and lyricist Britta Johnson’s new musical life after, directed by Annie Tippe. The production replaces the previously announced musical adaptation of The foreignersbased on the novel by SE Hinton and the film by Francis Ford Coppola, which has been postponed to a later date to be announced. life after should play from June 11 to July 17. Five more plays (including one to be announced) are yet to arrive this season, including August Wilson’s ocean gem (January 22—February 27), Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooksadapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman (February 11—March 20), Doug Wright’s Good night Oscar (March 12-April 17) and Rebecca Gilman’s Oscillation state (April 1—May 1).
Watch Annaleigh Ashford add a touch of musical theater to B Positive
B Positive, featuring Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, returns to CBS on January 6. As a New Year’s gift to fans, the show released a three-minute version of its main titles. Check it out below!
Watch a new trailer for Macbeth’s Tragedy
A new trailer for the star-screen adaptation of macbeth arrived. Mabeth’s Tragedy is Joel Coen’s new film about Shakespeare’s tragedy. The film, which stars Tony winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, will hit theaters on December 25, 2021 and arrive on Apple TV+ on January 14. Watch the trailer below.