New queens will join SIX on Broadway, and more!

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Today’s top stories include a new cast for Six on Broadway! New queens joining the cast include Bre Jackson as Catherine of Aragon, Brennyn Lark as Catherine Parr, and two new alternates, Ayla Ciccone-Burton and Holli’ Conway. Keri René Fuller will also return as Jane Seymour.

Plus, watch the cast of Come From Away perform on the TODAY Show, and more!

Learn more about these and other top stories below!

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today’s best stories

SIX Announces New Queens Joining Broadway Cast
by Stephi Wild

The cast will now feature Bre Jackson as Catherine of Aragon, Brennyn Lark as Catherine Parr, and two new alternates, Ayla Ciccone-Burton and Holli’ Conway. The producers will also welcome Keri René Fuller as Jane Seymour. The new Queens will begin performances Tuesday, August 9 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater (256 W 47th St, NYC).After…)

Bono & the Edge, Gladys Knight & More to Receive Kennedy Center Honors
by Michel Major

Recipients include actor and filmmaker George Clooney; contemporary Christian and pop singer-songwriter Amy Grant; legendary soul, gospel, R&B and pop singer Gladys Knight; Tania León, Cuban-born American composer, conductor and educator; and iconic Irish rock band U2, made up of members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.. (After…)

VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY perform “Welcome to the Rock” on the TODAY SHOW
by Michel Major

Watch the cast of Come From Away perform “Wecome to the Rock” TODAY this morning, as part of the show’s Citi Music Series. The performance featured Jenn Collela, Astrid Van Wieren, Emily Walton, Sharone Sayegh, Gene Weygandt, Sharon Wheatley, Paul Whitty, Josh Breckenridge, John Jellison, Tony LePage, and more.. (After…)

Jackie Burns, Ben Fankhauser and many more will direct SOMETHING ROT! in Sacramento
by Stephi Wild

Broadway at Music Circus in Sacramento has announced its cast for Something Rotten!, which includes Jackie Burns, Ben Fankhauser, and more!. (After…)

Disney is developing a new musical film PENELOPE
by Michel Major

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist producer Robert Suddeth is writing the script. Plot details are currently under wraps, other than that the film will be a new “unique twist” on the Princess and the Pea. Suddeth is also currently working on The Rise of the Pink Ladies, a new Grease prequel series on Paramount+.After…)

World Premiere of Musical CORNELIA STREET and Five World Premieres Announced for Atlantic Theater Company’s 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz

Atlantic Theater Company has announced productions for its 2022-2023 season. Atlantic’s 2022-23 season will include the world premiere of the musical Cornelia Street, with book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel, directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe and Moreover.After…)

Garth Drabinsky added to Canadian Equities Do Not Work list
by BWW staff

After Actors’ Equity placed Paradise Square producer Garth Drabinsky on its no-work list, Canadian Actors’ Equity announced that it is ordering its members not to work for Garth Drabinsky or any company with which it could be associated.After…)

VIDEO: First look at Natascia Diaz and more in FOLLIES at the San Francisco Playhouse
by Stephi Wild

San Francisco Playhouse is now showing Follies, starring Natascia Diaz, through September 10. Check out all the new production footage here! (After…)

New Frida Kahlo musical in development for Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz

The development of FRIDA, The Musical, a new work based on the life story of Frida Kahlo has been announced. FRIDA will be a full-throated celebration of Kahlo’s joyful spirit of creativity and her unparalleled gift for transforming physical and emotional pain into breathtaking beauty.After…)

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