This Week TheaterMania Reports Audra Mcdonald and Will Swenson Engagement, Liza Minnelli to Star in Hot in Cleveland & Hugh Jackman Raises Big Dollars for Broadway Cares

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On Thursday, January 5th TheaterMania announced that Porgie & Bess’s Audra McDonald and Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s Will Swenson are engaged and Newsies will be making its long awaited Broadway debut. Liza Minnelli will appear in the new season of Hot in Cleveland, Hugh Jackman raised over $1.7 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Meghann Fahy will star as Bella in concert reading of Twilight: The Musical and more!

In this week’s Theatermania News Minute it's announced that Broadway’s Audra McDonald and Will Swenson became engaged on New Years. Composer Alan Menken announced via Twitter that Newsies will be coming to Broadway while Liza Minnelli will star in the upcoming season of Hot in Cleveland. Hugh Jackman reportedly raised a record $1,789,580 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS during the 10-week run of his show, and Meghan Fahy will star as Bella in a concert reading of Twilight: The Musical at New World Stages on January 16. Get your tickets to these shows and more on

Every Friday TheaterMania releases the TheaterMania News Minute, a one minute video designed to make sure that you know what’s new in theater and on Broadway. The News Minute is fast and informative and keeps you in-the-know.
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