Show Announcements: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick will reunite on stage for the first-ever Broadway revival of Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" directed by John Benjamin Hickey at the Hudson Theatre; previews begin in March
News: actor André De Shields (listen to my interview), actor Donna McKechnie, actor/choreographer Ann Reinking, theatre critic Michael Feingold, Goodspeed Musicals founder Michael Price, director/playwright Emily Mann, lighting designer Natasha Katz (listen to my interview), and bookwriter Thomas Meehan (posthumously) are the 2019 inductees into the Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater (located at the Gershwin Theatre); Angela Lansbury will star in a one-night benefit staging of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" for the Roundabout Theatre Company on November 18th; Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel will star in Manhattan Concert Productions' one night only "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" concert at Lincoln Center in February; Rupert Everett has replaced Eddie Izzard in the upcoming "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" revival with Laurie Metcalf; Harry Hadden-Paton and James Frain will star in North American premiere of "The King’s Speech" at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; and "Merely Marvelous", a new documentary about Gwen Verdon, will premiere on Amazon Prime on September 20th
Check out: the studio cast recording of "The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes", a new musical about a musical-hating man who wakes up in a musical! And read a breakdown of the songs here
Watch: a clip from "You Are Here—A Come From Away Story", a new documentary about the story behind the hit musical "Come From Away"
RIP: fashion and costume designer Chris March is dead at 56; Jeff Fenholt, the original Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar" on Broadway, is dead at 68; playwright P.J. Barry is dead at 88; and Peter Nichols, playwright of "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg", is dead at 92