WAKE UP with BWW 6/16/14 - MUCH ADO at the Park, 1000 JUDYS 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: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING with Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater opens at Shakespeare in the Park, BroadwayWorld hosts THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM at Joe's Pub, and more!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING opens at Shakespeare in the Park!
- Sierra Boggess, Jackie Hoffman, Alison Fraser and more will appear at NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS tonight.
- Tickets to THE RIVER, starring Hugh Jackman, go on sale today!
- Murderous Musical Mondays continue tonight.
- BroadwayWorld hosts THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM at Joe's Pub, featuring Constantine Maroulis, Max von Essen, Courtney Reed and more. Tickets are available here!
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- Tony nominated musical AFTER MIDNIGHT will close on Broadway later this month, with Patti LaBelle as the show's final special guest star.
- Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, which premiered last fall at the Paper Mill Playhouse, will open on Broadway this fall!
- Plays ACT ONE and A RAISIN IN THE SUN closed on Broadway yesterday, June 15.
- Broadway stars took to Twitter this weekend to speak out against the Tony committee's decision to remove the Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical categories from next year's awards.
- Kennedy Center's revamped production of SIDE SHOW began performances on June 14.
- Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald sat down with BWW's own Richard Ridge as part of our 'BACKSTAGE' series.
- BroadwayWorld brought you an exclusive first look at the new Bert Berns musical, A PIECE OF MY HEART.
- The first reviews from Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of JERSEY BOYS emerged!
- A free download of Idina Menzel's rendition of The Star Spangled Banner became available.
Broadway Weather Forecast: The skies are clear this morning and afternoon, with a high of 78 before thunderstorms move in during the early evening - just in time for curtain call.
Quote of the Day: In honor of ACT ONE closing on Broadway yesterday, a quote from Moss Hart on making mistakes...
In case you missed the cast's showstopping rendition of 'Sugar Daddy' from the Tony Awards last weekend, or just want to rewatch it for the eighty-sixth time (like we have) - here it is!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Laurie Metcalf, who turns 59 today!
Metcalf received a Tony nomination for her performance in NOVEMBER in 2008. Her other Broadway credits include BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIR and MY THING OF LOVE. She is best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Jackie on the sitcom "Roseanne." She recently appeared in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of DETROIT, MCC Theatre's The Other Place, and LCT's Domesticated with Jeff Goldblum.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!