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Broadway Friday

- Jesse Tyler Ferguson and a host of fellow gays earned Emmy nominations yesterday. Joining the Modern Family star with noms are Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin, and Ian McKellen. Glee leads the pack with 19 nominations. Darling of the gays Betty White scored a nom for her gig as SNL host.

- South Pacific will be made as a movie again, but the songs will be retooled to be "edgier," whatever that means. Casting not announced. The show first opened on Broadway in 1949, the last revival has been playing Lincoln Center since March, 2008. The first movie version opened in 1958.

- Four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks will helm Sister Act: The Musical when it arrives from London's West End next spring. It's expected to be next season's blockbuster.

- After 13 years at Radio City, next year's Tony Awards may take place at Washington Height's United Palace Theatre waaay up at 175th Street.

- Tomorrow Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore stage their 12th annual Broadway Barks on Schubert Alley to benefit local animal rescue groups. Expect major Broadway talent and legendary stars of the past to be on hand.

- Broadway In Bryant Park's summer series of free lunchtime shows began yesterday and continues for the next five Thursdays. Next Thursday's performers include the casts of South Pacific, Billy Eliot, and Memphis. Shows start at 12:30pm behind the Main Public Library.

- The New York Times tips Hell's Kitchen's Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge as the hip new place to meet chorus boys on their night off. I've been, it's true. Love the hostess, Paige Turner.

VIDEO: Jim David's South Pathetic plays the NYC Fringe Festival next month.

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