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Broadway Friday

-Liza Minnelli will release a new album titled Confessions in September. The CD will come in two versions. The track listing for the extended 15-cut deluxe edition is here. The album's producer has not yet been named.

-Christine Ricci makes her Broadway debut in Time Stands Still when it reopens on Broadway in September. Laura Linney will rejoin the cast from the show's limited run at Manhattan Theatre Club earlier this year.

-No more tomorrows. Vintage comic strip Annie will cease production next month after 85 years. Little Orphan Annie launched in the New York Daily news in 1924.

-Antonio Banderas will star in a revival of Zorba, set to open in September 2011.

-Broadway World has launched Critics Report Card, where they collect reviews and assign aggregate scores. This week's top ranked show is the revival of Chicago with a 9.5. At the bottom: The Addams Family with 4.6.

-Broadway-related tourism contributed $9.8B to the NYC economy in the 2008-2009 season. $2B of that was ticket sales.

-Doris Eaton Travis, the last of the Ziegfeld Follies Girls, died this week at the age of 106. Davis was a vocal supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The darling of Broadway's chorus boys, she often appeared in Broadway Cares' annual Easter bonnet contest.

-Tony nominated set designer Christine Jones has created a temporary Broadway theater with just one seat. Shows are running in Times Square for ten days beginning today, featuring plays, stand up comedy, and even a dance piece. One performer, one audience member, multiple shows per day. Tickets are free.

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