Sidney Poitier will have his life story told on Broadway stage

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2:37 | 12/08/21

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- And you know what? This is fantastic. Wanting to share with you some special news this morning. Screen legend Sidney Poitier, the Academy Award winner, will have his life story told on the Broadway stage. Adapted from his own memoir, the new play, called Sidney, is set to follow the actor's childhood growing up in the Bahamas. Trials and tribulations all the way to his rise as one of the world's great actors, including becoming the first Black male to win Best Actor in 1964 at the Academy Awards for his leading role in Lilies of the Field. The production has the approval of the Poitier family. The cast and opening will be announced at a later date. Sidney Poitier is 94 years old. ROBIN ROBERTS: A photo that I treasure-- it's me with Sidney Poitier and Muhammad Ali. It's still in my folks' home, down in the [INAUDIBLE]. - I would love to see that. - Yeah. - That's amazing. - I treasure it. - Yeah, and this sounds fantastic. I couldn't get into all the details, but they really lined up incredible writers, directors. - Sure. It's to be quite [INAUDIBLE]. - Deserves it. - Yep. Also this morning, the first ever 90s Con-- switching gears just a little bit-- it has just been announced-- bringing stars of the most popular shows from the era together next year. Blossom's Joey Lawrence, Party of Five actress Lacey Chabert, Scream's Neve Campbell, even some reunions will be part of this fan forum extraordinaire. Most of the cast from Sabrina the Teenage Witch will participate, as will actors from Boy Meets World and so many more shows. The organizers stating that, for us, they say, the '90s was an era of positivity and fun. I know I agree. It was an era where human connection was still treasured over the new trends of social media and virtual communication. 90s Con will take place in Hartford, Connecticut next March. Tickets available now. You think you have [INAUDIBLE]? - Road trip. - Exactly. [LAUGHTER] And big news for BTS fans. The K-pop supergroup announcing they are going on hiatus. Their team states, this is not, and I repeat not, a breakup. The band simply getting some much deserved rest. There will be no recording or touring for the immediate future. BTS management company citing the pandemic schedule that the band had as one reason. Writing, "BTS stayed active in order to engage with fans in 2020 and 2021 amidst the COVID-19 situation." The band, which has been major advocates for mental health, has asked fans to show consideration while members recharge in hopes of being back on stage, they say, by March 2022. - Good for them. Yeah, good for them. - Take some time for themselves. - And they really have given so much of themselves. - Yep. And they really-- you know, they brought a lot of joy during a dark time, so time for them to take a beat. And we look forward to them being back on GMA.

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