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‘Charlie’ takes golden ticket to Broadway, and other theatre news

‘Charlie’ takes golden ticket to Broadway, and other theatre news

In honor of the new school year, check out the kid-friendly fare making theatre headlines this week. Plus, The GRID looks back on recent milestones in the world of arts education.

1. London's _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory _Eyes Broadway by Adam Hetrick and Mark Shenton []
August 21, 2013

The London musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features a score by Tony Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, will have a Broadway run following the completion of director Sam Mendes' upcoming "James Bond" film, according to the Washington Post. ...

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2. Broadway's Matilda Gets Loud in the Recording Studio by David Gordon []
August 19, 2013

The cast members of Broadway's Matilda spent their dark Monday laying down tracks for the musical's upcoming original-cast recording, set to be released this fall by Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label. Produced by Michael Croiter and Christopher Nightingale ...

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3. 'Newsies' Cast on the Best Part of Broadway by Robert Pace []
August 18, 2013

As their musical continues to prosper on Broadway, ET caught up with the cast of Newsies The Musical for the scoop on their show as well as an inside perspective on Broadway life.

The musical, which opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theater in 2012 after making its world premiere in New Jersey in 2011, is based on Disney's 1992 musical film Newsies.

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4. Bobby Cannavale Signs On for Will Gluck's "Annie" Film Remake, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia []
August 20, 2013

Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale has been cast in the upcoming film remake of the 1982 movie musical "Annie," which will star 2013 Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), according to ...

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Milestones in Arts Education

"The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation. None of us can predict with certainty what the next big industry will be or where the new jobs will come from. Thirty years ago, we couldn't know that something called the Internet would lead to an economic revolution. What we can do is spark the creativity and imagination of our people." –Barack Obama, State of the Union

Arts education helps students develop the creativity and imagination that President Obama says will lead us into the future. Here's a look at some of the programs ensuring more of us have access to the arts in our communities.