Headlines: Justin Guarini to Direct New Musical, 27 COVID Cases After Luke Bryan Concert

Justin Guarini to Direct New Musical NEXT BIG HIT – Justin Guarini to Direct New Musical NEXT BIG HIT. The new musical Next Big Hit has announced their creative team, featuring Justin Guarini as director, with book by Austin J. Foster, music and lyrics Scott Evan Davis, and additional materials by James Blount. Next Big Hit follows Lara McDowell, after she is declared the winner of “America’s Next Big Hit”, a nationally televised singing competition. As she learns that life in the spotlight leaves no room to hide in the shadows. Next Big Hit is an Award Winning Show having won “Best Collaboration” at the TheaterMakers Studio Awards! A virtual zoom reading of the show will take place on December 9th 2021 through the TheaterMakers Studio. Details to come. Next Big Hit is brought to you by Theatre 33 Productions a new company based in Orange County, California. – Read more at Broadway World.com

Jordin Sparks Supports World Smile Day

The American Idol winner supported World Smile Day with Kimora Lee Simmons and more. “We had a great time supporting @smiletrain & @kimoraleesimmons the other night for World Smile Day!” Jordin wrote on Instagram. “Every tshirt you purchase goes towards @smiletrain and anti-bullying initiatives! Thank you @toddkrim & @noburestaurants for hosting us!”


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Photos: AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Elliott Yamin Heads First Responders Appreciation Concert – American Idol finalist Elliott Yamin recently headlined a concert at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale which honored that community’s first responders. The event was hosted by Every Kid Swims, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower foster/at-risk youth through swim lessons, water therapy, and mentoring programs. – See the photos at Broadway World

Scarypoolparty’s Expansive Ambitions – The music industry can take its toll on certain artists. Has it been a challenge to maintain the spirit and enthusiasm of your early days as a performer? I put blinders on my eyes; keep looking straight ahead. I remind myself every day to do what makes me happy. I’ve done so many jobs. I would play music and that was the only thing that makes me feel happy. So I don’t want to let that go. So when I went through that machine, I kept it one-hundred. If I have to let go of something for the sake of not playing the music I love, I’m not going to do it. Music is the thing I love. I’ve kept that as the main focus of everything. – Read more at Relix.com

At least 27 test positive for COVID after Luke Bryan concert in Livingston County hayfield – After nearly 20,000 gathered for a country music concert in a Livingston County hayfield on Sept. 18, health officials have confirmed at least 27 people tested positive for COVID-19, Other attendees of the outdoor concert near Fowlerville, where country singer Luke Bryan performed, may have been exposed, according to the Livingston County Health Department. The country star and American Idol judge performed the concert as part of his “Farm Tour,” which gives local farms an opportunity to contribute land as the concert venue. The Kubiak Family Farms’ 40-acre hayfield in Conway Township played host to the event, The Livingston Daily reported. – Read more at MLive.com

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