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Jennifer Nettles Sings 'Tomorrow' from Annie & Offers Hope in COVID-19 Crisis: 'We Will Get Through This'

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 3:17 pm

Broadway alum and country music superstar Jennifer Nettles strikes a pose.

Jennifer Nettles might be most known as a country music superstar, but the powerhouse singer is a Broadway enthusiast with a big heart. Nettles, a former Broadway.com vlogger who played a 2015 stint as Roxie Hart in Chicago and sang from The Bridges of Madison County at 2019's Miscast benefit, is helping to raise theater fans' spirits amid the COVID-19 crisis. She recently lent her voice to a moving rendition of the Annie anthem "Tomorrow," recorded with three-time Tony winner Alex Lacamoire.

"Moments after recording this song, Alex and I learned Broadway had closed its doors in response to the coronavirus. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful experiences, and amazing people I love, in the Broadway community," Nettles told Broadway.com. "I wanted to send them a message of comfort and hope, 'in their own words' so to speak, that we will get through this and be back up doing what we love soon."

How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 1:29 pm

Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former Broadway.com vlogger, who plays Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, put on a polka-dotted shirt and a bright blue blazer. “We all need to put on a blazer or a sequined jacket or boa or something and keep it up,” he told Broadway.com’s Paul Wontorek. “I was like, ‘I need to put on something! I can't just wear a T-shirt.’”

Michael James Scott in "Aladdin" (Photo: Deen Van Meer)

Scott appearedon #LiveAtFive from his home in California, where he lives with his husband, filmmaker Jeremy Merrifield. During this down time, they’ve been watching a lot of TV shows, such as Succession, PEN15 and catching up on RuPaul’s Drag Race. And Scott has been using the HouseParty app to stay in touch with his friends. “You can have up to eight or 10 people,” he explained. “You all can kiki in a room together. You can play games.” For Scott, it’s been helpful for him to not talk about the news with his friends. “The first week ...

West End Waitress Ends Run Ahead of Schedule Due to COVID-19

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 12:45 pm

The London transfer of Waitress has closed up shop earlier than planned. Originally announced to exit the Adelphi Theatre on July 4, the musical played its final performance on March 15, just ahead of the shutdown that closed all West End theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of our beloved production of #WaitressLondon 💗 pic.twitter.com/RpBnxHo2nF

— Waitress The Musical (@WaitressLondon) March 27, 2020

The musical's most recent cast was led by its songwriter Sara Bareilles as Jenna and Gavin Creel as Dr. Pomatter, reprising their shared turns from Broadway. On March 13, the pair announced that they were exiting the West End staging of Waitress ahead of schedule to return home to the States because of COVID-19. Creel later shared that he has been experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.

Hamilton‘s Miguel Cervantes Performs on Good Morning America

Source: BroadwayDirect.com | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 12:06 pm

Miguel Cervantes HamiltonMiguel Cervantes, the current star of Broadway’s Hamilton, has launched the #HamAtHome campaign, encouraging fans of the show to stay connected and involved with the production despite Broadway’s recent temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign encourages fans to record themselves singing songs from the musical and share them on social media. Cervantes recently…

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive: Home Edition with Michael James Scott of Aladdin

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 11:54 am

Aladdin star Michael James Scott joins Paul Wontorek to check in from home.

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