WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/14 - UNDER MY SKIN, JUST JIM DALE 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: UNDER MY SKIN opens off-Broadway, JUST JIM DALE begins previews at Roundabout, and much more!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Off-Broadway is blooming this week! UNDER MY SKIN, starring Kerry Butler (info here), and BOOGIE STOMP! open tonight, plus Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE (more here) and the Public Studio's URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA all begin previews this evening.
- Dustin Diamond also returns to BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! this weekend.
- Over in the the UK, ALL MY SONS begins tonight at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre!
- Kate Baldwin brings SING PRETTY, DON'T FALL DOWN to 54 Below. Check out our preview here.
- And don't forget to set your DVR! The cast of 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' performs tonight on "Jimmy Fallon".
WHAT YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- The current West End production of MISS SAIGON is eyeing a 2015 bow in Toronto, then on to Broadway!
- Theatre legends Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber could be joining forces for the next James Bond theme song...
- Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA will likely end up in film form, whether that be on the big or small screen!
- Ron Rifkin will return to THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE next week at Second Stage.
- Daphne Rubin-Vega will guest star in off-Broadway's LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA, beginning June 3.
- We got a first look at the cast of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, starring Cherry Jones; plus a sneak peek at rehearsals for THE ME NOBODY KNOWS!
- Bloomingdale's will kick off its pre-Tonys concert series with BEAUTIFUL and AFTER MIDNIGHT this week.
- More performers have joined the upcoming BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY concert at 54 Below; plus Frances Ruffelle revealed she is bringing her show PARIS ORIGINAL to the club this fall!
- In an interesting bit of casting news, GLEE's Chris Colfer will star as British playwright, composer and director Noel Coward in an upcoming biopic...
- Project Shaw's GETTING MARRIED will feature Max von Essen, Karen Ziemba, Julia Murney and more next month!
- INVICIBLE is set to open at the St. James Theatre in London this July.
- Kristin Chenoweth, Cheyenne Jackson and more will make their Provincetown debuts this summer at the Art House Theater...
- And finally, Theatre Communications Group announced it is holding its 2015 National Conference in Cleveland!
Broadway Weather Forecast: The flowers better be thriving like crazy after all this rain... Cloudy and drizzly with a high of 68 degrees.
Quote of the Day: On words and their power...
Video of the Day: More than the voice of the Harry Potter audio books, Jim Dale has made a fantastic career both onstage and off. Learn about his solo show JUST JIM DALE, opening tonight at the Roundabout!
And finally a Happy Birthday shout-out to Chazz Palminteri, who both wrote and starred in A Bronx Tale on Broadway. He turns 68 today!
Palminteri is currently starring in the World Premiere of Unorganized Crime at the Elephant Theatre in Hollywood. His upcoming big screen projects include The Stone Pony, Henry & Me and Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father. His past film credits include A Bronx Tale, Bullets Over Broadway, The Usual Suspects, Hurlyburly, Analyze This, Running Scared and more. He has recently appeared on television in Rizzoli & Isles, Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU and Blue Bloods.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!