WAKE UP with BWW 6/4/14 - 'MISS DAISY' and CANDIDE On-Screen, THEY CALL ME Q, 'PRINCESS' & 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: DRIVING MISS DAISY, starring Lansbury and Jones, hits movie theaters today, while the NY Phil's CANDIDE concert, featuring Chenoweth and LuPone, is out online!
Can't believe it's already Wednesday; this week is flying, and that's OK with us. Just means we're one day closer to the Tonys!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones star in DRIVING MISS DAISY, opening in movie theaters across the U.S. today!
- Plus, get a chance to relive the New York Philharmonic's CANDIDE concert, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone and more; the production is out online today.
- In the off-Broadway world, A LITTLE PRINCESS begins performances and THEY CALL ME Q opens tonight!
- And finally, BD Wong stars in U.S. premiere of THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO, beginning tonight at A.C.T. in San Francisco.
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Megn Mullally revealed she is joining Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in IT'S ONLY A PLAY on Broadway!
- THE ELEPHANT MAN with Bradley Cooper will run at Broadway's Booth Theatre, beginning in October.
- Kristine Nielsen joins James Earl Jones in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway, with Jason Robert Brown writing original music!
- Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez's new musical UP THERE will run at La Jolla Playhouse during their 2015-16 season, with an eye towards Broadway...
- N-THE QUEEN OF PARIS is set for runs in Toronto and Chicago in 2015, hopefully followed by a Broadway run in 2016.
- The 2014 BroadwayWorld.com Awards have been announced! Thanks to all our readers, we doubled last year's vote tallies.
- AFTER MIDNIGHT topped this year's Astaire Awards!
- Justin Guarini and Kerry Butler will host the Tony Awards simulcast in Times Square on Sunday, and Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer are set to present the 2014 Educator Honor at the awards ceremony.
- Kristolyn Lloyd and Dave Thomas Brown are joining the cast of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL off-Broadway beginning next Monday.
- UNDER MY SKIN, starring Kerry Butler, will close off-Broadway this Sunday...
- Julia Stiles will appear in PHOENIX at the Cherry Lane Theatre!
- John Lacy, who was fired after a physical altercation with an unruly audience member during a California production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, told the press, "I'd do it again."
- Set your DVR! The JERSEY BOYS movie cast will make several TV appearances this week.
- Maggie Smith will star in the film adaptation of the West End's THE LADY IN THE VAN...
- And ABC Family and Kelly Ripa are developing a TV adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD.
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 82 degrees, sunny this morning, partly cloudy in the afternoon with rain late tonight.
Quote of the Day: In honor of DRIVING MISS DAISY hitting theaters, hear what Lansbury has to say about stretching your range...
What we're listening to: Shakespeare in the Park's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST original cast recording. The album for Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's new musical adaptation of Shakespeare's play, as seen at the Delacorte last summer, is out now on iTunes!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Keith David, who turns 59 today!
David last appeared on Broadway in 2006's Hot Feet. His previous productions include Seven Guitars, Hedda Gabler, Jelly's Last Jam (which earned him a Tony nomination in 1992), Macbeth, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and The Lady from Dubuque. He has also taken the stage in quite a few off-Broadway shows, among them A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, The Winter's Tale, Boesman and Lena, Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, La Boheme, Waiting for Godot and more. The actor has several big screen projects in the queue, including Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?, Union Furnace, The Magic City, The Guilty Innocent, The 420 Movie: Mary & Jane, Dutch Book, The North Star, The Last Punch and A Perfect Weapon.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!