News: 4 new musicals wending their way toward Broadway made news this past week: 1) Alanis Morissette’s "Jagged Little Pill" will open on Broadway this fall, following a production at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge last summer; 2) "Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough", the Michael Jackson musical, will play Chicago this fall before Broadway in 2020; 3) a musical version of the film "Magic Mike" will premiere in Boston this fall before Broadway in 2020; and 4) La Jolla Playhouse will present the Broadway-bound musical "Fly", a new take on the Peter Pan story, in winter 2020
Casting: Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, André De Shields, and Patrick Page will star in "Hadestown" on Broadway (read my review of the London production)
Mark your calendar: the new "Fosse/Verdon" miniseries premieres on April 9th on FX; and the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be held on June 2nd
Listen: to the new Encores! Off Center recording of Jason Robert Brown's "Songs for a New World"
RIP: legendary French pianist and composer Michel Legrand, who penned the 2002 musical "Amour", is dead at 86; and Broadway dancer Jojo Smith, veteran of eight shows, is dead at 80