Show Announcements: director Marianne Elliott's London production of Sondheim and Furth's "Company", the first-ever featuring a female Bobbie, will open at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre on March 22nd (Stephen Sondheim's 90th Birthday!) starring Tony Award winners Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and Patti LuPone as Joanne (read my review of the London production); in other Sondheim news, film director Richard Linklater will make a movie adaption of "Merrily We Roll Along" filmed in real time over the next 20 years and starring Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt, and Blake Jenner; and "The Lehman Trilogy", an epic, 163-year saga, will open on Broadway in March (read my review from the Park Avenue Armory)
News: Tony Award winners Jayne Houdyshell, Jefferson Mays, Shuler Hensley, and Marie Mullen will join Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in the Fall 2020 revival of "The Music Man"; Solea Pfeiffer and Maia Reficco will share the title role in "Evita" at New York City Center; Rob McClure, currently in "Beetlejuice", will star in the world premiere of "Mrs. Doubtfire" the musical in Seattle; Broadway Senior, a new initiative of the licensing company Music Theatre International, will adapt musicals for older adults; producer Ryan Murphy is developing a ten-part Netflix adaptation of "A Chorus Line"; Tony Award winner André de Shields (listen to my interview) will receive the York Theatre Company's Oscar Hammerstein Award for lifetime achievement
Rumors: read Broadway gossip columnist Michael Riedel's recent column, containing oodles of rumors about what's coming and going on the Great White Way!
Read: this interview with Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams, the teenage co-stars of "What the Constitution Means to Me"
Watch: the trailer for "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series", a new Disney+ show based on the hit musical film trilogy
RIP: costume and fashion designer Isabel Toledo ("After Midnight") is dead at 59; Valerie Harper, who began her career as a Broadway dancer, is dead at 80; and Ken LeRoy, the original Bernardo in "West Side Story", is dead at 92