WAKE UP with BWW 5/16/14 - Drama League Awards, FLY BY NIGHT 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: the 2014 Drama League Awards and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards are today, plus FLY BY NIGHT begins previews off-Broadway!
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosts the 2014 Drama League Awards today! Refresh your memory with the full list of nominations, and stay tuned for our live coverage!
- This year's New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be presented at 54 Below this evening. Be sure to check back for the winners, photos and more...
- The new musical FLY BY NIGHT begins previews off-Broadway tonight at Playwrights Horizons.
- Set your DVR! IF/THEN's Idina Menzel appears on THE TALK today.
- And LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA celebrates its opening on Sunday!
WHAT YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Glenn Close and a slew of other stars are returning to Broadway in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE this fall!
- Andrew Lloyd Webber is considering debuting his new musical SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway before taking it to the West End...
- LET IT BE returns to the West End for the third time this July!
- Jason Robert Brown was honored with a Sardi's caricature yesterday, and we have photos!
- The new film version of LUCKY STIFF, starring Broadway vets Jason Alexander and Nikki M. James, just launched sales at Cannes.
- Alice Ripley will kick off June programming at 54 Below with her new show ALICE IMAGINES!
- HEDWIG star Neil Patrick Harris might not be hosting LATE NIGHT, but he says he would consider doing a variety show for CBS. Crosing our fingers for a modern Carol Burnett Show!
- Off-Broadway's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! is getting a cast recording.
- JEKYLL & HYDE's Constantine Maroulis and BRADY BUNCH star Florence Henderson will co-host The Actors Fund's Tony Awards party in LA next month! And speaking of parties, Patina Miller and Tovah Feldshuh are set to perform at Bay Street Theatre's 2014 summer gala.
- Adam Heller and Lori Wilner will star as 'Tevye' and 'Golde' in Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF this summer.
- And in June, Theater Breaking Through Barriers' POWER PLAYS will showcase new works by David Henry Hwang, John Guare, Neil LaBute and more!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Rain all day today. But there's good news! Saturday sees some sun with a high of 74. No rain in the plans for Sunday, either.
Quote of the Day: Be where you want to be!
"Life is like a theatre, but the question is not whether you are in the audience or on the stage but rather, are you where you want to be?"
-- A.B. Potts (via Goodreads)
What we're looking forward to: Kenneth Branagh's live-action CINDERELLA, starring Lily James in the title role. Disney just released the poster art and a quick teaser, and it's making us wish it were next spring instead of this one! Fairytales are in vogue, and we hope the trend sticks around...
And finally a Happy Birthday shout-out to Debra Winger, who turns 59 today! Winger starred opposite Patti LuPone in David Mamet's The Anarchist on Broadway in 2012. She will next appear on the big screen in Boychoir. Her recent film credits include The Being Experience, Lola Versus, Rachel Getting Married and the TV series In Treatment.
See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!