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Broadway Beat: Presley Ryan as Lydia in ‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘Sing Street’ Single, More

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|by Amy Sapp |


Plus, 'Three Sisters' announces casting

Presley Ryan will star as Lydia in ‘Beetlejuice’ (Photo: DavyMackNYC)

Presley Ryan will star as Lydia in ‘Beetlejuice’ (Photo: DavyMackNYC)

Presley Ryan as Lydia in Beetlejuice
Following Sophie Ann Caruso’s sudden departure from Beetlejuice, Presley Ryan will take over the role of Lydia from February 28 through March 29. Previously an ensemble member of the same show, Ryan has also understudied the role of Lydia on Broadway. A permanent replacement for Lydia after March 29 has not been announced; Beetlejuice will close at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 6.

Disney on Broadway’s 3rd Annual Women's Day
On Tuesday, March 10, Disney on Broadway will present Women’s Day at the New Amsterdam Theatre (home to Aladdin), co-hosted by Celia Keenan-Bolger (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton). This year’s conference focuses on “The Decade Ahead and How Women Will Shape It.” Panelists include Lucy Moss (Six), Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill), Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!), Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge!), and more. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., professionals of all gender identities and expressions are invited to attend this free event. Tickets, however, must be reserved in advance.

Sing Street Releases New Single, “Drive It Like You Stole It,” from Upcoming Musical
Sony Masterworks Broadway has released a downloadable single from Sing Street in advance of its March 26 debut at the Lyceum Theatre. The song, “Drive It Like You Stole It,” can be heard in this musical adaptation of the John Carney independent film that follows a group of teenagers in 1980s Dublin, Ireland.

Full Casting Announced for Three Sisters Off-Broadway
New York Theatre Workshop has announced who will portray the three titular women in playwright Clare Barron’s upcoming adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters: Obie winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Marys Seacole) as Olga, Lola Kirke (Gone Girl) as Irina, and Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig (Little Women) as Masha. The highly anticipated play – directed by Sam Gold (Fun Home) – begins previews on May 13 with an Off-Broadway opening of June 1. The show’s limited run completes on July 12.

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