News: Hugh Jackman will star in a fall 2020 Broadway revival of "The Music Man" - but, who will play Marian?! Stay tuned. Meanwhile, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Richard Jenkins, and Jayne Houdyshell will star in a Scott Rudin produced film adaption of Stephen Karam's 2016 Tony-winning best play "The Humans"; critic's pick "Network" has recouped its $7.75 million capitalization (read my review); a Broadway-aimed Britney Spears jukebox musical titled "Once Upon a One More Time" will play Chicago this fall (replacing "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"); and while everything in life is only for now, the long-running "Avenue Q" has postponed its closing by one month to May 26th
Casting: April Matthis replaces Uzo Aduba in Roundabout's "Toni Stone"; Casey Cott, Mandy Gonzalez, Christian Borle, Manu Narayan, and Wesley Taylor are among the cast for a concert production of "The Who’s Tommy" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Diversity: the Asian American Performers Action Coalition released the results of its 2016-2017 "Ethnic Representation on New York City Stages" study, finding that 95% of all plays and musicals on Broadway that season were both written and directed by white artists, with only 29% of roles going to actors of color, check out more results here
Watch: the latest "R&H Goes Pop!" video featuring Matt Doyle and Jelani Alladin singing "We Kiss in a Shadow" from "The King and I"; and these eight essential Liza Minnelli videos
RIP: actor George Morfogen, veteran of seven Broadway shows, is dead at 86