All in tl;dr

"Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" to close December 30th and “Once On This Island" to close January 6th; rumor is “Girl from the North Country” will take the Lunt-Fontanne; wishful thinking is "Oklahoma!" will take the Circle in the Square; "Falsettos" tour will feature Nick Adams, Eden Espinosa, and Max von Essen; watch Cher and Stephanie J. Block sing "If I Could Turn Back Time", and the Netflix trailer for "Springsteen on Broadway"; read a travel Q&A with Patti LuPone; RIP Stephen Hillenburg and John Wulp

"Hadestown" books the Walter Kerr, “Burn This” books the Hudson; "Head Over Heels" closing January 6th; "True Blood" musical in development; Andy Blankenbuehler to choreograph "Cats" movie; Park Avenue Armory announces 2019 season; cast announced for MCP's "The Scarlet Pimpernel"; is Springsteen trend good or bad for Broadway?; magician, actor, and author Ricky Jay is dead at 70 (or 72)

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical" books the Al Hirschfeld Theatre; BC/EFA awards $225k for fire relief; League of Professional Theatre Women report finds gender equality progress Off-Broadway; "The Ferryman" extends 20 weeks; "The Secret Life of Bees" cast announced; Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Osnes, and Ethan Slater join Fosse/Verdon on FX; "If I Forget" to air on PBS; tickets on sale for Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" series; Astoria Performing Arts Center to present "Caroline, or Change"; producer Jerry Frankel dead at 88; writer William Goldman dead at 87

"Celebrity Autobiography" books the Marquis for dark nights of "The Illusionists"; "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish" to transfer Off-Broadway; 16-year-old Jimmy Award winner Andrew Barth Feldman is Broadway’s next Evan Hansen; Michael Stuhlbarg will star in "Socrates" at the Public; Jerry Mitchell's "Becoming Nancy" might be Broadway-bound; Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald-helmed revival of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” might be in the works; 2019 "Kids' Night on Broadway" will be on February 26th; "Golden Boy" star Paula Wayne dead at 84

London revival of "Company" may be headed to Broadway; The Public Theater is planning a $110 million renovation to upgrade the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park; "To Kill a Mockingbird" to offer $10 tickets for middle and high school students; Bruce Springsteen's show to release a live recording and Netflix special; "What the Constitution Means to Me" moving to Greenwich House; film version of the musical "The Color Purple" in development; 1986 flop "Rags" will get a New York concert reading'; musical adaptation of "Magic Mike" finds workshop cast; "The Book of Mormon" becomes longest running show at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Meatloaf's "Bat Out of Hell - The Musical" will play City Center; "King Lear" will now play the Cort , opening up the Golden for "Hillary and Clinton"; cast announced for FOX's "Rent: Live" telecast; Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child joins "Once on This Island"; the Drama Book Shop will close its 40th Street location at end of January; Broadway League finds younger audience attended 2017–2018 season; trailer for "Latin History for Morons" on Netflix; playwright Ntozake Shange dead at 70

"Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show" books the Imperial for holiday engagement; Danny Burstein to join "My Fair Lady"; Dénee Benton to join "Hamilton"; cast announced for City Center's "A Chorus Line" gala; "Wicked" turns 15 on October 30th; "What the Constitution Means to Me" and "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish" extend; "Desperate Measures” and "Smokey Joe's Cafe" closing; film adaptation of "Be More Chill" announced; Idris Elba and Dame Judi Dench join “Cats” movie cast; the 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 9th

Lawsuit reveals construction damage to the August Wilson Theatre; BC/EFA’s "Gypsy of the Year" fundraiser renamed the "Red Bucket Follies"; full cast announced for Roundabout "Kiss Me, Kate"; Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller to star in “Ink”; Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" announces development lab; "The Preacher's Wife" musical likely headed to La Jolla; Rosie O'Donnell will co-star in a revival of "Funny Girl", but no Lady Gaga; Broadway community teams with March For Our Lives for a benefit concert on October 22nd; must read interview with Patti LuPone and NYT article about plays; RIP Ira Gasman and Carol Hall

Scott Rudin to produce "Hillary and Clinton" by Lucas Hnath starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow; "Girl from the North Country" eyes the Walter Kerr Theatre; "TINA: The Tina Turner Musical" poised for Broadway in fall 2019; Dominique Morisseau named a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" recipient; "Dear Evan Hansen" to open in London in fall 2019; "The Phantom of the Opera" to launch a new world tour in February; TKTS booths now display prices (vs. percentage discounts) at all locations; French singer Charles Aznavour dead at 94

Mike Birbiglia "The New One" books the Cort; "Kinky Boots" will close April 7th; Tony Goldwyn joins "Network"; "Almost Famous" musical and a musical about Jean-Michel Basquiat in the works; "Diana" musical books La Jolla Playhouse; Playwrights Horizons adopts GalaPro technology for deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons; “Head Over Heels" and! "Twelfth Night" cast albums coming; RIP Joe Masteroff, Merle Debuskey, and Roger Robinson

Roundabout announces a starry revival of "All My Sons"; plans announced for the Times Square Theatre and the Palace Theatre; Brandon Uranowitz joining "The Band's Visit"; Judy Kaye joining "Anastasia"; New Victory Theatre will produce a stage play adaptation of "Where the Wild Things Are"; "Hundred Days" and "Pretty Woman" cast albums released; features on the puppetry behind "King Kong", costume designers, and the top produced plays and playwrights; trailblazing African American dancer and founder of the Dance Theater of Harlem Arthur Mitchell is dead at 84

"Network" will play the Belasco; Taylor Mac’s "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus", starring Nathan Lane and Andrea Martin, will play the Booth; Glenda Jackson-helmed "King Lear" cast announced; "Titanic" and “Pal Joey” revivals in the works; “The Rivals” and “Marie” are Broadway-aimed; Tony Awards to remain on CBS; 2018 Theatre Hall of Fame inductees announced; profile of Jennifer Simard; 72 plays and musicals to see; "Theater Talk" ends after 25 seasons; RIP Marin Mazzie