Real Estate: Faye Dunaway will play Katharine Hepburn in "Tea at Five" on Broadway this summer at a theatre TBD; sadly, critic's pick! "Torch Song" (read my review) will close on January 6th, six weeks earlier than previously planned; in an exciting and predicted/wished for turn of events, Daniel Fish' sold out critic's pick!Off-Broadway production of "Oklahoma!" will transfer to Broadway's Circle in the Square for an April opening; read my review and plan to get tickets for this will be a highlight of the spring season; and a small fire broke out at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre on Monday
Milestone: 2004 Tony Award-winning Best Musical "Avenue Q" will close Off-Broadway in April, ending an astonishing 15 year run in New York (including the original Broadway production) for this unlikely, adult-themed puppet show
Casting: it's a ... good idea! Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel will co-star in "Waitress" come January, and Christopher Fitzgerald has returned as Ogie; Jessie Mueller and Norm Lewis will headline "The Music Man" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Awards: check out the 2019 Golden Globe nominations (bravo to theatre favorites Glenn Close, Lucas Hedges, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, and Ben Wishaw) and Grammy nominations (featuring the cast albums of "The Band's Visit", "Carousel", "My Fair Lady", and "Once On This Island")
Listen: to the new City Center cast recording of "Brigadoon" (read my review of the 2017 concert); also coming soon are cast albums for critic's picks! "The Prom" (read my review) and "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish" (read my review)