WAKE UP with BWW 6/9/14 - Tonys Hangover, FIDDLER at Folksbiene, Lerner & Loewe, Broadway in Drag & 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: It's the day after the Tonys, and we're feeling it -- but it was worth it! There's still TONS of new content coming your way from Sunday evening's festivities. Plus, get your tickets to THE LAST SHIP, and celebrate FIDDLER, Lerner & Loewe, drag queens and more!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Tickets for Sting's THE LAST SHIP go on sale today!
- Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba and more will appear in a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF-themed benefit for the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene at Town Hall.
- This evening, the Irish Rep celebrates THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE, featuring Joel Grey, John Cullum, James Naughton, Maryann Plunkett, Melissa Errico, Max Von Essen and more...
- PIPPIN's Charlotte d'Amboise and Terrence Mann are hosting a BROADWAY'S BEST IN DRAG pageant to benefit AIDS Service Center NYC.
- Constantine Maroulis and more will join Linda Eder in her NIGHT AFTER THE TONYS concert in Hollywood this evening...
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- Honestly, we hope you didn't miss the epic 2014 Tony Awards last night, but we'll forgive you if you need a refresher of the winners or want a show-by-show tally!
- For a play-by-play of the red carpet and ceremony, check out BroadwayGirlNYC's Live Blog, read Carrie Dunn's BRITSNARK Blog for an international take on the celebrations, or get a behind-the-scenes perspective from BWW's lead critic Michael Dale!
- And for a truly in-depth analysis of how it went down at the 2014 Tonys, read Pat Cerasaro's SOUND OFF piece on the evening...
- We got a first look at the new Tupac Shakur musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
- We learned, at least in part, why the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR arena tour was cancelled...
- THE KING AND I is heading to Broadway next spring, with Kelli O'Hara in talks to star!
- Kate Baldwin and Jason Danieley will lead a Broadway-Bound production of CAN CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse this fall...
- And if you've had enough of the Tonys, watch the Season 3 Finale of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, only on BWW! Plus, check out this hilarious piece on the cast "finding their inner sexy"!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Rain and thunderstorms with a high of 70 degrees.
Quote of the Day: Neil Patrick Harris, who won the 2014 Tony Award last night for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, says he is his harshest critic...
I'm probably my biggest critic. I worry that if you spend any quality time reveling in good things then karma will slap you upside the head, so I try to stay as even keel as I'm able.
-- Neil Patrick Harris (via BrainyQuote)
What we're listening to: L.A. Theatreworks' JULIUS CAESAR. 'Tis the season! Summertime means Shakespeare all across the country, so we're getting our Bard on! The play is out on audiobook (for free!) with a cast featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Kelsey Grammer, Stacy Keach and more.
Videos of the Day: All of last night's showstopping Tony performances! For a taste of the evening's wide range of guest stars and styles, check out a clip of Hugh Jackman, LL Cool J and TI rapping to THE MUSIC MAN, followed by another of the host schmoozing with this year's leading ladies!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Johnny Depp, who turns 51 today! We'll see him on the big screen soon as 'The Wolf' in Rob Marshall's new adaptation of INTO THE WOODS. Depp also took on the role of 'Sweeney Todd' in the 2007 film adaptation of the macabre musical. Also in the actor's queue are London Fields, Mortdecai, Black Mass, Through the Looking Glass and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!