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Odds & Ends: See Donna Murphy, Laura Benanti & More in the Juicy Trailer for the Gossip Girl Reboot & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. The previously announced Gossip Girl reboot is slated for release on HBO Max on July 8, and a trailer filled with glitz, glamour and a healthy dose of Upper East Side drama has just dropped. As previously reported, the reboot will feature several Broadway favorites like Donna Murphy, Laura Benanti, Adam Chanler-Berat, Tavi Gevinson and Jason Gotay. Spot them in the trailer below!
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Donna Murphy All Obituaries

Donna Murphy, 86, of Marion passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion. There will not be services at this time. A memorial fund has been established. The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family. For condolences, please visit Donna Irene Murphy...
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Cower Before Donna Murphy, Cool Teens of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl Reboot

Sure, the new poreless teens haunting the Met steps with their trendy lunch boxes in HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot might be intimidating as hell, but they’ll all have to report to someone even more formidable. HBO Max confirmed to Vulture that Donna Murphy — two-time Tony winner, wife of Spider-Man 2’s Doc Ock, intimidating ballet instructor in Center Stage, Tuesday-night Dolly in the last Hello, Dolly! revival, and voice of Mother Gothel in Tangled and, of course, Kingdom Hearts III — will be in the ensemble of the reimagined series. According to OK!, Murphy is playing a high-school headmistress, presumably of Constance Billard and/or St. Jude’s (the sibling schools, divided by gender in the original, seem closer than ever given the sweatshirts). Murphy joins a number of Broadway alums in the series, including Laura Benanti, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Gotay, Adam Chanler-Berat, and, of course, the voice of GG herself, Kristen Bell. Presumably as headmistress, Murphy will give all involved a good lesson on reading.
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Tony Winner Donna Murphy Joins HBO Max's Gossip Girl Reboot

(Photo by Emilio Madrid for School is now in session for Donna Murphy! According to OK!, the two-time Tony winner is set to appear in HBO Max's upcoming Gossip Girl reboot. Murphy will play the headmistress at one of schools in the show. The 12-episode first season is set to premiere in 2021 and serves as a sequel to the original series, which aired on The CW from 2009-2012. This spinoff is created by Joshua Safran, who also served as an executive producer for the original.