Show Announcements: following an out-of-town tryout in Seattle, "Mrs. Doubtfire" the musical will open at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre on April 5th, starring Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, and Brad Oscar; the Broadway-aimed musical "Lempicka" will play La Jolla Playhouse this spring
News: following this season, Tim Sanford will step down as Artistic Director of Playwrights Horizons after 24 years, to be replaced by current associate artistic director Adam Greenfield; stars of the the 2017 Broadway musical "SpongeBob SquarePants" (read my review) will reunite for a new TV adaptation that will premiere on Nickelodeon in December; Maria Dizzia will perform Heidi Schreck's "What the Constitution Means to Me" on tour; Roger Bart will star in the UK premiere of "Back to the Future" the musical; Jenn Colella, Caitlin Kinnunen, Will Swenson, and Kate Baldwin will star in a reading of the musical "Fun Home" at an actual funeral home on December 19th; Warren Carlyle will direct and choreograph Barry Manilow's "Harmony" Off-Broadway
Read: about Broadway's record-breaking box office grosses, this profile of Harvey Fierstein as he plays Bella Abzug Off-Broadway, and this piece about how dancer Maria Briggs has performed in four Broadway shows in one season
Watch: this tease of "Head Over Feet" from "Jagged Little Pill", the new trailer for "American Son" on Netflix (read my review from Broadway), and Leslie Kritzer's amazing transformation from Delia to Miss Argentina and back, backstage at critic's pick "Beetlejuice" (read my review)
First Look: check out the first photo of Carolee Carmello as Dolly Levi in the national tour of "Hello, Dolly!"