Awards: the awards season is over, but check out the recently announced class of new Tony nominators for next season
Closings: "Hillary and Clinton" closes today (read my review), a month ahead of schedule; critic's pick and Drama Desk Award winning best musical "The Prom" (read my review) will close on August 11th (I adored this show, if you have a chance, get tickets); the good news is that a national tour will launch in 2021; and teen e-sensation "Be More Chill" (read my review) will also close on August 11th
Announcements: Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Freestyle Love Supreme", an improv hip-hop show, will play a 16 week run at Broadway's Booth Theatre starting in September; illusionist Deren Brown will bring his acclaimed show "Deren Brown: Secret" to Broadway's Cort Theatre in September, for a limited run through January; Tracy Letts' "The Minutes" will arrive on Broadway in February; and following runs in London and at the Public Theater, "Girl from the North Country" is coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre in February (read my review of the Off-Broadway production)
News: George Wolfe will direct and Denzel Washington will produce a Netflix film of August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, and Michael Potts; Andrew Garfield is rumored to star in Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaption of Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical "Tick, Tick ... Boom" for Netflix with a screenplay by "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Fosse/Verdon" author Steve Levenson; Richard Kind has joined the cast of "Kiss Me, Kate" as Second Man/Gangster (read my review); and in addition to being an acclaimed actor and director, Joel Grey is also a photographer - check out his latest book "The Flower Whisperer"
Across the Pond: Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford will reprise their acclaimed 2017 performances in "Sunday in the Park with George" on the West End in June 2020; and following its smash success on Broadway, critic's pick "To Kill a Mockingbird" will head to the West End in 2020
Rumors: Barry Manilow announced his new musical "Harmony" will play New York, starting rumors of a Broadway production, and BroadwayWorld is reporting Jeremy O. Harris' "Slave Play" will come to Broadway this fall for a limited run, though no official announcement has been made (read my review from Off-Broadway)
Read: this oral history of "Oh! Calcutta!", the all-nude musical revue that ran on Broadway for nearly 20 years between 1969 and 1989; and in honor of Pride Month, check out this list of 37 musicals that brought LGBTQ stories to the stage