WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/14 - PIECE OF MY HEART, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS, Patti LuPone, ON YOUR FEET! and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PIECE OF MY HEART and LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS open off-Broadway, Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! gets a reading in NYC, Patti LuPone carries the torch at 54 Below and more!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- PIECE OF MY HEART (more here) and LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS (more at this link) both open tonight off-Broadway!
- Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! gets several NYC staged readings, begining today, before the show's pre-Broadway Chicago run.
- Patti LuPone carries THE LADY WITH THE TORCH and IF/THEN's Tamika Lawrence 'slays' at 54 Below tonight in their solo shows!
- And Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Barrett Foa and more join forces for NYCLU's BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM benefit concert this evening...
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (reliive the show here) and HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME (see our Flashback) closed on Broadway on Sunday...
- Johanna Day, Will Brill and more have joined Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
- Ryan Murphy replied to Neil Patrick Harris's plea to appear on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW with a resounding YES!
- Andrew Lloyd Webber, after his own struggles following surgery, has taken a solid stance on the UK's Assisted Dying Bill...
- And finally, The Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording will hit the shelves next month!
Broadway Weather Forecast: 82 and sunny - enjoy this gorgeous Monday weather and go listen to showtunes (SO many new cast albums to choose from) while you take a walk in the park!
Quote of the Day: In honor of LuPone's return to 54 Below tonight, the star talks about using the stage as an outlet...
What we're looking forward to: This. Need we say more?
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Justin Bartha, who turns 37 today!
Bartha appeared on Broadway in 2010's Lend Me a Tenor and at Second Stage's All New People, as well as Asuncion off-Broadway in 2011. The actor also joined last year's LA production of The Sunshine Boys, which starred Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch. He starred opposite Tony nominee Andrew Rannells in the TV series The New Normal and has appeared in The Hangover movies, with Sticky Notes, Headlock and Phoenix in his big screen queue.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!