Mrs. Doubtfire returns to Broadway on April 14 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. We loved it when it opened! Tickets:

The producers of KPOP, the new musical set in a Korean pop music factory, have scheduled a big announcement for Wednesday, March 30, at the Korean Cultural Center in Manhattan. The invitation reads, “A worldwide musical phenomenon. A new Broadway musical. An international star. The announcement!” Since its off-Broadway world premiere in 2017, KPOP has been seeking a Broadway run. Conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim, with a book by Kim and music/lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon, KPOP takes audiences inside the inner sanctum of the Korean pop industry, where stars are groomed to be international sensations — and maybe even crack the ever-elusive American market. The show explores how far the performers (and the suits behind them) are willing to go to achieve their dreams. Stay tuned!

SURVIVING THE ROSENTHALS at Teatro Latea (107 Suffolk St., NYC) introduces us to songwriter Sammy, who enters therapy to heal himself and break free of the childhood shackles, brought on by his overbearing father, that still stifle him as an adult. The musical takes a surreal twist as Sammy meets – Sammy! Adult Sam meets 10-year-old Sammy in a battle to save himself. Surviving the Rosenthals provides real-world hope and outcomes … and does it in 90 minutes … set to music!  Directed by Andrea Andresakis with Jackson Walker as assistant director, musical director is Kevin David Thomas. May 3,4 & 7. Ticket/Info: HERE

New York Stage and Film, called a “formidable breeding ground for new work” by the New York Times, is honored to welcome Mallom Liggon as the new Director of the Filmmakers’ Workshop. NYSAF is also announcing the 9 early-career film and TV writers who have been selected to participate in the 2022 Filmmakers Workshop. This year’s 2022 Filmmakers’ Workshop participants are Caroline Lai Hung Blair; Hasan Hadi; Jacob Harpel; Anderson John Heinz; Tarik Karam; Lauren Marcus; Ama Quao; Richa Rudola; and Emily Zemba.

The New York Pops 39th Birthday Gala concert, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall will feature 27 participants from the orchestra’s Kids on Stage program. The Kids on Stage program provides middle school students access to the professional performance process through an audition process, comprehensive rehearsal period, and performance with the orchestra on the Carnegie Hall stage.For the first time, the Kids on Stage program will also encompass a conducting apprenticeship. The five inaugural conducting apprentices are Abigail Hua (LaGuardia, Manhattan); Aidan Islam (LaGuardia, Manhattan); Alexander Koziel (LaGuardia, Manhattan); Christopher LeDoux (Xaverian High School, Staten Island); and Zoe Shack (LaGuardia, Manhattan)

Vendôme Pictures and Pathé Films announced they are partnering with Tony Award® winning Deaf West Theatre (DJ Kurs, Artistic Director) to develop the stage musical adaptation of the Academy Award® nominated, smash hit film CODA. Directed by Siân Heder and starring Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, and Eugenio Derbez, CODA premiered on Apple TV+ in August 2021, having sold for a record-breaking $25 million in a bidding battle at the Sundance Film Festival. It has since earned three Academy Award nominations including Best PictureWriting (Adapted Screenplay), and Actor in a Supporting Role (Troy Kotsur), and taken multiple nominations and wins at the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards, and Writers Guild of America Awards, as well as being crowned Movie of the Year at the AFI Awards. The film also made history being the first predominantly deaf cast to win the coveted ensemble prize at the SAG Awards and Kotsur the first deaf actor to win Best Supporting Actor at the SAG, BAFTA, and Critics Choice Awards.