News: critic's pick "Beetlejuice" (read my review) will celebrate every day of October with a special event, check out the schedule here; "Sea Wall/A Life" (read my review) will be audio-recorded for Audible; Jason Robert Brown and Robert Horn's "13" musical will be made into a film; over 40 company members will reunite on October 5th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Saturday Night Fever" opening on Broadway; Classic Stage Company's spring presentation of Sondheim and Weidman's "Assassins" will star Judy Kuhn, Will Swenson, Brandon Uranowitz, and Wesley Taylor; producer Daryl Roth will present "Between the Lines", a new musical based on Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer's novel at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theater; transgender actor Alexandra Billings will join the Broadway company of "Wicked" in January and original "Frozen" stars Caissie Levy and Patti Murin will leave their show in February; MCC Theater announced a new musical development initiative with a generous grant from the Platt Family (aka producer Marc Platt and his son, Ben Platt!); and check out the lists of the top 10 most produced plays and the top 20 most produced playwrights of the 2019-2020 season
Rumors: word on the street is that Lady Gaga has been offered to star in a film remake of "Little Shop of Horrors", and there's more buzz about a Broadway revival of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
Check Out: playwright Jeremy O. Harris' new website, Black Work Broadway, which honors and memorializes the history of work on Broadway by black writers
Listen: to the first audio of Rob McClure as the title character in "Mrs. Doubtfire", the new musical playing Seattle this fall
Watch: the trailer for the Netflix adaptation of "American Son" (read my review from the Broadway engagement), the West End cast of "The Prince of Egypt" sing "When You Believe", and Richard Ridge gives a tour of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' new Harold Prince exhibit