News: Laura Linney will return to Broadway in "My Name is Lucy Barton" at Manhattan Theatre Club's Friedman Theatre in January 2020; critic's pick "Oklahoma!" (read my review) extends to January 2020, critic's pick "What the Constitution Means to Me" (read my review) extends to August, and "Ink" extends to July; meanwhile, critic's pick "To Kill a Mockingbird" has recouped its investment in just 19 weeks; 2017's "Bandstand" will launch a national tour this fall (read my review) and critic's pick "The Ferryman" (read my review) will launch a national tour in 2020; "Rock of Ages" will return to New World Stages for a 10th anniversary run in June; check out New York Theatre Workshop's next season, including a stage version of the film "Sing Street"; "Beetlejuice" will record a cast album, as will Off-Broadway's "The Hello Girls"; and finally, you've heard of Shakespeare in the Park, but now there's Moliere in the Park!
Department of Cool: Rick Lyon's puppets from "Avenue Q" have been donated to the Smithsonian
In the Regions: check out the season announcements at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, including "Moby Dick" and "Six", and San Diego's Old Globe, including "Almost Famous" and a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa
Read: this fabulous New York Times profile on black playwrights who are changing American theatre and bookmark this handy guide for first time theatregoers
Watch: critic's pick "Hadestown" (read my review) perform on "The Today Show", the cast of "Book of Mormon" celebrate 3,389 performances with a tribute to "Grease", and Sigourney Weaver make a surprise appearance at North Bergen High School Drama Club's production of "Alien"