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2017

Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher Adapt 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to the Stage

Aaron Sorkin Walking and Talking His Way Back to NBC >>

Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC. The 'West Wing' creator and writer’s play 'A Few Good Men' will live broadcast in 2017.

'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

‘Hamilton’ Coming to West End in 2017: Seeking New Actors for Broadway >>

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Hamilton' is perhaps the hottest show on Broadway, if not the entire plant. Well pretty soon a lot more people across will get the chance to see the show. Not only is 'Hamilton' set to make its way across America, but it has been reported that the show is eyeing a run at the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre in 2017. That is not all. Producers are seeking new actors for the Broadway show and the American tour.

Courtney Reed (Jasmine) and Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) in Disney's 'Aladdin.'

Disney ‘Aladdin’ Main Cast Members Staying on Broadway Til 2017 >>

Your wish has come true. Several of the original cast members of Disney's 'Aladdin' on Broadway are sticking around for another year. That is one more year for fans to see Adam Jacobs, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed and all the rest of your favorites.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ Coming to Broadway in 2017 >>

'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' is coming to Broadway. Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien the upcoming production in coming to the Great White Way in 2017.

 Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom’s Musical Comedy ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Gets Early Season 2 Renewal >>

The CW has found a recipe for success. The network has just granted an early renewal to 11 shows. Among the 11 is the new musical comedy 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.' The series stars and was co-created by Rachel Bloom. The series also stars Santino Fontana ('Billy Elliot the Musical,' 'Sunday in the Park with George'). Check out the report below for a look at what you can expect from The CW in the 2016-17 TV season.

Orchestra

Utah Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season with Thierry Fischer? >>

Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer has big plans for the 2016-17 Season. According to the Swiss conductor the Symphony will be shifting its focus back to their world class orchestra in celebration of its 75th anniversary season. For those that can't wait for next year, flutist Emmanuel Pahud will be performing Francois Borne's 19th century arrangement of Bizet's Carmen Fantasy and Marc-André Dalbavie's Flute Concerto with the orchestra this weekend.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Maestro Langrée Talks Ma, Lang and Perlman for Cincinnati's 2016-17 Season >>

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) might be going through a $3 million renovation, but that doesn't mean that Louis Langrée plans to take the year off. According to the lates news update, the 55-year-old French conductor has reached out to a who's who of today's most popular classical artist in order to keep excitement for the venue alive during its transformation. Langrée recently announced that he was able to talk Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang and Itzhak Perlman all into dropping by for the 2016-17 season.

Bette Midler

Bette Midler Cast as Lead in ‘Hello Dolly’ Broadway Revival Directed By Jerry Zaks: Opening Spring 2017 >>

'Hello Dolly' is coming back to Broadway and I think we can all agree that we want to see her never go away again. Bette Midler will be stepping into the shoes of the famous matchmaker originated by the incomparable Carol Channing in the Original Broadway 1964 run. Directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks, Dolly will return to the Great White Way in the spring of 2017.

Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle Named Music Director of London Symphony Orchestra >>

After months of speculation, it has been announced that Sir Simon Rattle has been appointed the new music director of the London Symphony Orchestra starting in 2017.

Christoph Eschenbach

Eschenbach to Step Down as National Symphony Orchestra Music Director in 2017 >>

Christoph Eschenbach, the controversial music director of the National Symphony Orchestra and The Kennedy Center, will step down from his post in the 2017-18 season after seven years.

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