WAKE UP with BWW 6/11/14 - ALW Visits Paige, Williams Chairs Alvin Ailey, PIECE OF MY HEART Meets the Press 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: Radcliffe and Webber make TV appearances, Vanessa Williams oversees Alvin Ailey's Lincoln Center season kick-off, Signature's PIECE OF MY HEART meets the press and Jim Parsons stops by our SAG series!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Set your DVR! THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN's Daniel Radcliffe will appear on THE VIEW this morning! Plus, Andrew Lloyd Webber visits THE ELAINE PAIGE SHOW tonight (more here)...
- "A Good Read" series continues at Joe's Pub tonight with John Cameron Mitchell and Denis O'Hare performing adaptations of works by Vladimir Nabokov.
- Vanessa Williams is the Honorary Chair of Alvin Ailey's 2014 Lincoln Center season workshop performance and gala benefit this evening!
- The cast of Signature Theatre's PIECE OF MY HEART meets the press today, so be sure to check back for photos and video!
- Our SAG Foundation Conversations Series continues with Jim Parsons tonight! Stay tuned for Richard Ridge's interview...
- BUYER & CELLAR Barrett Foa-Led BUYER & CELLAR to Celebrate 400th Performance Tomorrow" target="_blank">celebrates its 400th performance off-Broadway tonight!
- And finally, tickets go on sale today for YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, starring James Earl Jones!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- DISGRACED, starring Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol, Karen Pittman and Josh Radnor, will open on Broadway in October!
- MOTHERS AND SONS, led by Tyne Daly, will close June 22nd.
- Next Tuesday, Jessie Fisher will take over the role of 'Girl' in ONCE on Broadway.
- This year's A RAISIN IN THE SUN revival has recouped its investment!
- Can't wait for the HEDWIG cast album? Well, neither could anyone else! The digital version "hits shelves" early tomorrow, June 12!
- Speaking of cast albums, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL will celebrate its recording release with 'A Very HEATHERS Prom' on June 18th.
- IF/THEN's Idina Menzel will perform the National Anthem at the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Kickoff!
- Audra McDonald responded to an open letter in TIME about her Tonys acceptance speech, in which she thanked her parents for not putting her on medication...
- Hugh Jackman is already prepping for his next role as Blackbeard in the movie PAN!
- Across the pond, we got a first look at Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and more in SKYLIGHT at Wyndham's. Plus, BWW got the inside scoop on MEMPHIS's arrival to the West End!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Come the wild, wild weather, come the wind, come the rain... Scattered showers with a high of 69 degrees.
Quote of the Day: Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber speaks on failure...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Gene Wilder, who turns 81 today!
Wilder last starred on Broadway in Luv in 1964, as well as The White House, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Complaisant Lover. The stage adaptation of Young Frankenstein is based on his original story and screenplay. Among Wilder's many films are the TV movie version of Death of a Salesman, Bonnie and Clyde, The Producers, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Rhinoceros, Blazing Saddles, The Little Prince, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The Frisco Kid, Hanky Panky, Funny About Love, and the TV series Something Wilder, which aired in the mid-'90s.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!