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Broadway Beat: Faye Dunaway to Play Katharine Hepburn, Kids’ Night & More

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|by Amy Sapp |

‘Waitress,’ ‘Anastasia’ add cast members as ‘Torch Song’ sets closing

Faye Dunaway will star as Katherine Hepburn in 'Tea at Five' on Broadway (Photo: OMKDC)

Faye Dunaway will star as Katherine Hepburn in 'Tea at Five' on Broadway (Photo: OMKDC)

Faye Dunaway Comes to Broadway
Academy Award-winning Faye Dunaway return to the Broadway in Matthew Lombardo’s Tea at Five, where she will play the legendary Katharine Hepburn. Tony Award nominee John Tillinger will direct this limited summer 2019 engagement.

Kids’ Night on Broadway Announces Participating Shows
As previously announced, the 2019 edition of Kids’ Night on Broadway will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26. For each listed show, children under the age of 18 may enter a participating show when accompanied by a full-paying adult. 2019 shows include: Aladdin, Anastasia, The Band’s Visit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Cher Show, Chicago, Come From Away, Frozen, King Kong, Kinky Boots, Kiss Me, Kate, The Lion King, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, The Phantom of the Opera, The Prom, To Kill A Mockingbird, Waitress and Wicked.

Christopher Fitzgerald Returns to Waitress
Waitress’ Tony-nominated, Drama Desk Award-winning original cast member, Christopher Fitzgerald, will reprise his role as Ogie at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning on Dec. 11. Fitzgerald will star alongside fellow original cast member Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Nicolette Robinson as Jenna and June Squibb as Josie.

Torch Song Announces Early Closing
On Jan. 6, Torch Song will close on Broadway. The adapted 1980s trilogy by Harvey Fierstein currently stars Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl at the Second Stage Theater. The play follows the story of a drag artist’s search for love.

New Casting for Anastasia at the Broadhurst Theatre
On Dec. 18, original Anastasia cast member Constantine Germanacos will assume the role of the communist Gleb, taking over for Max von Essen. Plus, Tony Award nominee Penny Fuller will take on the Dowager Empress, beginning on Jan. 7.

For more of the best of Broadway, check out our list of the Top Shows in New York in December 2018.

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