Each week we’re going to keep you up-to-speed with the latest Broadway and theater news. Check back next week to see what you missed this week, and to catch a glimpse of what’s going on at Playhouse Square and beyond. Enjoy!
Beauty and the Beat
The new Beauty and the Beast trailer is making headlines, especially for the new duet by Ariana Grande and John Legend in the background. Hear the song and get ready for the movie to be released on March 17! (Broadway.com)
Happy Groundhog Day!
It looks like Punxsutawney Phil won’t be seeing his shadow today, or something like that. Shout-out to our friends across the pond as Groundhog Day won best musical at the UK Critic’s Circle Theatre Awards. Another shout-out to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which won three of the evening’s awards. Accio awards! (Broadway.com) Read more…
Baldwin Wallace Director of Musical Theatre Vickie Bussert is directing Lizzie, a rock musical based on the murder trial of Lizzie Borden. It’ll play in Denmark and England, and upon returning to the US Bussert will direct the show when it’s performed by BW Musical Theater students in the Ohio Theatre April 28-30. Read more about Lizzie.