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Julie's Greenroom is an upcoming Netflix Original Series produced by The Jim Henson Company and starring Julie Andrews alongside original puppet characters created by the Henson Creature Shop. Netflix ordered 13 half-hour episodes which will debut in early 2017.
The series began filming in New York in May 2016 and is being directed by Joey Mazzarino. In addition to Andrews starring role, the show will also include such guest stars as Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Bill Irwin, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Tiler Peck, and Stomp.
According to Netflix's announcement:
"Julie Andrews stars as Ms. Julie - the director of the Wellspring Center for the Performing Arts in which she teaches performing arts workshops in the theatre and its “Greenroom.” Ms. Julie and her devoted assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) bring the performing arts to a new generation of kids known as the “Greenies,” played by original puppet characters built by the renowned Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The Greenies are a diverse group of kids who are mesmerized by all that the arts and creativity has to offer. Over the course of the season, with Ms. Julie's guidance and inspiration from the visiting guest artists, the kids create an entirely original new show, that is a mashup of all the performing arts including mime, music, dance, improv, circus arts, voice and more. Most episodes will feature an original song and every episode will feature a guest star who engages the kids in a specific area of the performing arts."
Andrews created the series with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Judy Rothman-Rofe. Andrews, Hamilton, and Lisa Henson will serve as executive producers with and Steve Sauer and Halle Stanford. Bill Sherman will serve as the series' composer.