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Room Broadway Production Shuttered Due to Lack of Funding, Lead Producer Withdrawal

The Broadway production of Room, which was in rehearsals, has been postponed indefinitely. The production announced earlier today that it would not be moving forward due to a “shortfall in capitalization” and the withdrawal of a lead producer. Room, with Adrienne Warren in the lead role, was set to begin performances on April 3, 2023 at the James Earl Jones Theatre. Producer Hunter Arnold said in the press release, “We are incredibly disappointed not to be able to open this remarkable production at this time and are especially heartbroken for our incredibly talented cast and creative team who were hard at work in the rehearsal room.” All purchased tickets will be refunded.

Michelle Buteau to Host the 2023 Audie Awards

Today, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced that writer, comedian, television host, and actress Michelle Buteau will host the 28th Annual Audie Awards. “I’m truly so damn excited to be hosting this year’s Audie Awards!” said Buteau. “As an audiobook narrator myself, it’s necessary to celebrate my peers and the critical craft of storytelling. I simply can’t wait to put faces to the voices!” The Audie Awards celebrate exceptional work in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. The ceremony will be streamed to the public from the Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty in NY. The 2023 finalists were recently announced and can be found here.

Read an Excerpt from Reggie Watts’ Memoir Debut

On October 17th, Phoebe Robinson’s imprint Tiny Reparations will be publishing comedian and Late Show with James Corden bandleader Reggie Watts’ debut memoir, Great Falls, MT. And Entertainment Weekly is sharing an excerpt of the book along with a cover reveal. “I want people to get to know me beyond what they’ve experienced thus far, and to give insight to how I became the human I am today,” Watts told EW. “All because of my courageous parents, a magical little town called Great Falls, Montana, and a group of strange friends who joyfully embraced the darkness in each other.”

11 Books Recommended by Colleen Hoover (and Why Her Fans Will Love Them)

From sweet romances to dark family stories and even historical fiction, here are 11 books Colleen Hoover recommends that fans will love.