tl;dr for May 21st
- Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1981 cult flop "Merrily We Roll Along" will receive its first Off-Broadway revival since 1994 next winter when the Roundabout Theatre Company mounts a production by Fiasco Theatre
- City Center announced its 75th anniversary season programming for 2018-2019; highlights include a gala concert presentation of "A Chorus Line" in the fall and the annual spring Encores! series, including "Call Me Madam", "I Married an Angel", and "High Button Shoes"
- Apparently forgetting the existence of 1972's "Sugar" (which toured as recently as 2002), another musical adaptation of the classic 1959 film "Some Like It Hot" is in the works, this time with a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Hairspray", "Catch Me If You Can") and book by Matthew Lopez ("The Inheritance", "The Legend of Georgia McBride"), aiming for Broadway in 2020
- Check out this video featuring "Dear Evan Hansen's" new Evan (Taylor Trensch) and Connor (Alex Boniello) singing a special arrangement of "Disappear" in commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month
- In other "Dear Evan Hansen" news, Broadway understudy Ben Levi Ross will lead the previously announced national tour starting in Denver this fall; a national tour of "A Bronx Tale" will also launch this fall, while Disney announced "Frozen" will launch a national tour in 2019, as will "Escape to Margaritaville"
- Cast Album Update: the "Frozen" and "Mean Girls" cast albums were released last week; listen here and here; "Love Letter to Harvey Milk" will be released on Tuesday, while the casts of last fall's "Brigadoon" (read my review) and this spring's "Carousel", "Miss You Like Hell", and "Unexpected Joy" have laid down tracks to be released soon
- "Three Tall Women" star Glenda Jackson took home the prestigious, once-a-career Distinguished Performance Award at the 2018 Drama League Awards; "The Band's Visit", "Harry Potter", "My Fair Lady", and "Angels in America" took home Outstanding Production honors in their respective categories (presaging the Tonys); also check out the winners of the 2018 Chita Rivera Awards, honoring the best in dance
- In sad news, 2015 Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles lost her unborn child months after her 2 year old daughter was killed when they were both struck by a car in Brooklyn in March