WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/14 - Stritch on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Back in the West End, Maroulis & Henner in the Band 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: SHOOT ME, the doc about the legendary Elaine Stritch, is now on Netflix, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' returns to the West End, Constantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner lead readings of a new musical and more!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (portrait by Walter McBride), who last starred on Broadway in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. WAKE UP with Herdlicka's laid-back grin, and head on down to the news!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- The Elaine Stritch documentary SHOOT ME is now streaming on Netflix!
- The National Theatre's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME resumes its run at the Gielgud tonight with Graham Butler in the lead.
- THE ASPARAGUS CLUB makes its Off-Broadway premiere this evening!
- Constantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner lead industry readings of the new musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER today...
- And Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES, starring Richard Kind and more, begins tonight at Bay Street Theater.
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Darko Tresnjak, Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak are working on a new musical -- CAMPAIGN OF THE CENTURY -- based on a book about Upton Sinclair!
- Tony Goldwyn recently led a reading of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL, which is eyeing a London run next year before heading to Broadway.
- Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge will be directing a fall 2015 tour of RAGTIME...
- After the outcry at Disney's alleged changes to INTO THE WOODS for its upcoming film adaptation, Sondheim released a statement reassuring fans!
- Jeremy Jordan will make his 54 Below debut in BREAKING CHARACTER this fall.
- After recent controversies surrounding TUTS' HANDS ON A HARDBODY and Alchemist's OLEANNA, the Dramatists Guild has released a statement on making unauthorized revisions...
- Snuggle some furry friends next month at BROADWAY BARKS 16, set to include BULLETS' Zach Braff, LADY DAY's Audra McDonald, HEDWIG's Lena Hall and more!
- Ryan McCartan will host this year's National High School Musical Theater Awards! See the list of finalists here.
- Congrats to Michael Arden and Andy Mientus on their engagement!
- And finally, if you need ideas for what theatre to see this summer, check out BWW's SUMMER STAGES picks!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Let the sun shine in... Hello, summer! 80 degrees and sunny today, and about ten degrees cooler for this evening's performances.
Quote of the Day: In honor of SHOOT ME hitting Netflix today, here are some wise words about truth-telling from Elaine Stritch...
What we're listening to: THE LION KING. Walt Disney Records' new 'Legacy Collection' launches its first installment for the film's 20th anniversary today! The two-disc edition features James Earl Jones, Elton John and more...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Michele Lee, who turns 73 today!
Lee has starred on Broadway in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Seesaw, Bravo Giovanni, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Vintage '60. She received Tony nods for 'Allergist's Wife' in 2001 and Seesaw in 1974. She also appeared off-Broadway in Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Lee is well known for her Emmy nominated role as 'Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie' on the '80s soap opera Knots Landing.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!