WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/14 - Jimmy Awards, New 'Roxie', Shakespeare in America, Sing for Pride 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: CHICAGO gets a new Roxie, the Jimmys are tonight, go UP CLOSE with SUBMISSIONS ONLY, and talk Shakespeare will celebs at the Delacorte!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Lindsay Roginski makes her Broadway debut tonight in CHICAGO as 'Roxie' while Bianca Marroquin is on vacation.
- Putting a spotlight on the nation's high school talent, Ryan McCartan hosts the 2014 Jimmy Awards this evening!
- Jessica Chastain, Annette Bening and more will take part in tonight's SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA public forum at the Delacorte...
- SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead and more are set for the Drama League's UP CLOSE series tonight!
- BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will feature RENT alumni and more in tonight's 4th annual benefit concert; and BEAUTIFUL's Anika Larsen and more reunite for ZANNA, DON'T! at 54 Below!
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- We marked three Broadway closings this weekend -- AFTER MIDNIGHT (here), ALL THE WAY (here) and CASA VALENTINA (here). Plus, check out these artsy polaroids of the ALL THE WAY cast!
- TV and film star Amber Tamblyn and more will star in Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY at the Geffen this summer!
- And in other great regional casting news, Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad will co-star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, beginning in July.
- London's Royal Court Theatre announced its 2014-15 season, which will feature John Tiffany directing a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's THE TWITS!
- Kelsey Grammer is eyeing his first return to the stage since LA CAGE AUX FOLLES...
- And finally, CHICAGO could be heading to Manila!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 82. Most theaters are dark this evening, but you can still go for a stroll in the district!
Quote of the Day: Shakespeare on being apart from the public's influence...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to David Alan Grier, who turns 58 today!
Three-time Tony nominee Grier last appeared on Broadway in 2012's The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. He has also starred in Race, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Dreamgirls and The First. His off-Broadway credits include One Touch of Venus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Richard III and A Soldier's Play.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!