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And Hamilton started previews on Broadway this past week. The production, which shuttered Off-Broadway just recently to make the move to a bigger house, has been generating a lot of buzz. Some transfers have fared well and others flopped…what will critics think of this one when it makes the big move? We’ll know soon-enough — opening is set for Aug 6!
Exciting new casting news is in for the revival of She Loves Me. Jane Krakowski, René Auberjonois and Gavin Creel will join the previously reported Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor in the new Roundabout production. The musical will begin previews on February 5 and open on March 3 at Broadway’s Studio 54. See the full cast and creative team or get your tickets now!
In other casting news, Rumer Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and the winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season 20, will make her Broadway debut as Chicago‘s Roxie Hart, playing an eight-week limited engagement August 18 through October 11.
And finally, Broadway lost one of its’ greats this past week, as Roger Rees passed on July 10 at the age of 71. Rees won Tony and Olivier Awards for his performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and received Tony nominations for his performance in Indiscretions and for co-directing Peter and the Starcatcher. He last appeared on Broadway in The Visit, having left the show weeks after opening to undergo medical treatment. Broadway theaters dimmed their lights in his honor a few days ago. R.I.P.