All in tl;dr

"Be More Chill" books the Lyceum and "Beetlejuice" books the Winter Garden; "The Band's Visit" recoups; Al Roker will make his Broadway debut in "Waitress"; Hailey Kilgore returns to "Once on This Island"; Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, and John Legend EGOT with "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" Emmy wins; trailer for Gwen Verdon doc "Merely Marvelous"; profile of Cher

"Gettin' the Band Back Together" to close September 16th; "Mrs. Doubtfire" musical in development; "Cats" film to premiere on December 20, 2019; "Queen of New York" music video from “King Kong”; the debate over "jukebox musicals" continues; RIP Paul Taylor and Carole Shelley

"Ain't Too Proud" books the Imperial; "The Illusionists" returns to the Marquis for the holidays; Laura Benanti to replace Lauren Ambrose in "My Fair Lady"; Cuba Gooding Jr. returns to "Chicago"; "Beetlejuice" announces full cast; "Waitress" headed to London, "Anastasia" to our U.S./world; "The Play that Goes Wrong" recoups; look at "Hello, Dolly!" finances; RIP Neil Simon, Craig Zadan, Barbara Harris, Brian Murray, and Vivian Matalon

Kerri Russell joining Adam Driver for "Burn This"; Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso announced for "Beetlejuice"; Jennifer Simard will replace Kerry Butler in "Mean Girls"; Anne Kauffman is the new Artistic Director of City Center's Encores! Off-Center; "The Beast in the Jungle" and "Hundred Days" to release albums; IFC’s "Documentary Now!" series will parody "Company" cast album documentary; 12 most revived plays since 1950

"Carousel" closing September 16th; “Tootsie” books the Marquis; "Network" to play the Cort; all female revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross" coming to Broadway next May; Michael C. Hall will star in "Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)"; "Pipeline" to play select cinemas; "Once on This Island" wins Equity award for diversity; trans actor Kate Bornstein responds to heckling; list of the most produced high school musicals and plays; producer John Glines dead at 84

Rosemary Harris to replace Diana Rigg in "My Fair Lady"; Hugh Dancy and Megalyn Echikunwoke join "Apologia"; "School Girls” cast reuniting for encore run; MTC expands "30 Under 30” program to age 35; TKTS pilots price listing; “Mean Girls” to offer free fan performance; “Sweat” to tour the Midwest; “Be More Chill” sells out; “Moulin Rouge” aiming for summer 2019 Broadway bow; Tommy Tune hints at “Grand Hotel” revival; Ruthie Ann Miles returns to the stage; Charlotte Rae dead at 92

Lin-Manuel Miranda announces several projects; Nicolette Robinson becomes first actor of color to play Jenna in "Waitress"; Daniel Alexander Jones' "Black Light" returns Off-Broadway this fall; Matt Doyle will star in new musical featuring music by Huey Lewis and the News; NBC's "Hair Live!" sets date; profiles of Joel Grey and Young Jean Lee are must reads

“School of Rock" to close January 20, 2019; Bruce Springsteen records his one-man show for Netflix; "Cats" film will feature Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, and James Corden; Hailey Kilgore out of "Once on This Island"; Lisa Brescia joins "Dear Evan Hansen"; "Hello, Dolly!" national tour schedule released; "Dreamgirls" is casting for Broadway; who sang “Rose’s Turn” best?; Gary Beach dead at 70

A re-imagined "West Side Story" will open on Broadway in 2020 directed by Belgian visionary Ivo van Hove; "The Play that Goes Wrong" extends to January 6th; "The Prom" moves to the Longacre Theatre; Actors’ Equity renames the The Gypsy Robe “The Legacy Robe”; Smash’s "Bombshell" in development for Broadway; Michael John LaChiusa is adapting 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning play "Cost of Living" into a musical; free Rodgers and Hammerstein exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts through September 25th

"SpongeBob SquarePants" will close September 16th; "Straight White Men" replaces a replacement; Lauren Ambrose will no longer perform Sunday matinees of "My Fair Lady"; Shaina Taub is teaming up with Elton John for musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada"; Jason Robert Brown has a new album of original songs; “Chicago” revival original cast member Jeff Loeffelholz commits suicide

"A Bronx Tale" will close August 5th; Glenda Jackson will do "King Lear" on Broadway in Spring 2019; an all female Broadway revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross" is in the works; the Vineyard Theatre announces its 2018-2019 season; Austin Pendleton is directing and starring in "Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III"; Manhattan Concert Productions will present "The Scarlet Pimpernel"; Liliane Montevecchi and Dame Gillian Lynne have died

"Moulin Rouge! The Musical" delays pre-Broadway engagement in Boston; "The Lifespan of a Fact" will be first Broadway show with an all female design team; Off-Broadway's "Sweeney Todd" becomes the longest running production of the show ever; new musical about Juneteenth in development; reader reactions to the New York Times’ list of the 25 best American plays of the last 25 years; Diana Rigg posts a "missed connection"; good read about Tharon Musser