Julie Andrews, The Jim Henson Company and Netflix have announced the production of Julie’s Greenroom, an original performing arts-focused preschool series.
With her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton and executive producer, Judy Rothman-Rofe, Andrews is the creator and star of the new preschool series which will comprise 13 x 30 minute episodes, and also feature the 'Greenies', a cast of original character puppets built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
In the show, Andrews will portray Ms Julie, the director of the Wellspring Centre for The Performing Arts, a school where she teaches performing arts workshops in the theatre and its “Greenroom”. 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
Giullian Yao Gioiello plays Gus, a devoted assistant, who over the course of the series, will help Ms Julie and the Greenie 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.
According to a statement released by Netflix, confirmed guest stars include Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Bill Erwin, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Tiler Peck, and Stomp.
Julie’s Greenroom is scheduled to launch exclusively on Netflix in 2017.