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Buzzworthy on Broadway This Week

Week of June 7

Every week we round up the biggest news items and gossip into one big post so you can be sure you’re fully in the know. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more to-the-minute updates or subscribe to the blog to ensure you get the weekly buzz!

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The Tonys Loved that Fun Home and the King

As you no doubt heard, Fun Home and The King and I took home the big prizes and those for a lot of the major categories at the Tony Awards this past weekend, sharing just a couple of the smaller prizes with An American in Paris and Something Rotten. We had so much fun covering all of the awards fun and sharing in the ups and downs with you this year and already can’t wait for next year’s awards season to begin! You can see the full list of nominees and winners for all of this season’s awards here.

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Closing on Broadway

Every year the Tony Awards extend some show runs for years, but for others, they close the doors almost instantly. The first two casualties of post-Tony losses were Gigi and The Visit, which will close on June 14th and 21st, respectively. So, if you’d been hoping to catch Vanessa or Chita, you better rush to the box offices, as you only have a few more opportunities.

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School of Rock has a Lead

Alex Brightman (Big Fish) will lead the cast of School of Rock, which starts previews November 9 and opens December 6. Rumor has it the rest of the cast will include Sara Chase (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Leslie Kritzer (Elf), and Andrew Durand (War Horse). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, and a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, the musical, based on the film of the same name, starring Jack Black, has already garnered quite a bit of buzz. Will it succeed like ALW’s big productions, or flop like the musical that couldn’t – Love Never Dies…we’ll find out this winter! Get your tickets now.

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