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Broadway Friday

-Mo Rocca will host Miscast 2010, a benefit show featuring Broadway performers singing songs "from roles they would never actually play" at the Hammerstein Ballroom on March 1st. Performing: Raúl Esparza, Sutton Foster, Ana Gasteyer, Montego Glover, Cheyenne Jackson, Aaron Tveit and Marin Mazzie. Sounds a lot like Broadway Backwards, doesn't it?

-Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Levi Kreis and Rob Lyons will reprise their originating roles in the Broadway debut of Million Dollar Quartet, set to begin previews March 13th at the Nederlander. The musical tells the story of the 1958 meeting of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley in the Memphis studio of Sun Records.

-Viva Forever: Spice Girls -The Musical is probably not what you want, what you really really want. From the producer of Mamma Mia!

-Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps will reopen Off Broadway at the New World Stages on March 25th.

-Liza Minnelli will join the cast of Ugly Betty as Justin's (Mark Indelicato) drama teacher. Taping begins later this month.

-The Los Angeles revival of The Pee-wee Herman Show is winning rave reviews.

BELOW: TheaterMania's Joseph Marzullo's photo of the cast of the Off Broadway revival of Boys In The Band: Aaron Scharff, John Wellmann, Kevyn Morrow, Jonathan Hammond, Nick Westrate, Jon Levenson, Kevin Isola, Graham Rowat, and Christopher Innvar. The show begins previews on Feb.12th at 37 West 26 Street.

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