WAKE UP with BWW 7/1/14 - The Devil Tempts Off-Broadway in Encores! FAUST, 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: The next installment in Encores! Off-Center is FAUST: THE CONCERT, featuring Randy Newman and an all-star cast, plus The Skivvies strip down and more!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Michael Cerveris, Laura Osnes, Tony Vincent and more will join Randy Newman in Encores! Off-Center's FAUST: THE CONCERT tonight!
- This evening, The Skivvies bring "Playbill Centerfolds" back to 54 Below with guests Krysta Rodriguez, Barrett Foa and more...
- And get tickets today for the New Victory Theater's 2014-15 season, which includes WTF's THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, A.R.T.'s THE LIGHT PRINCESS and more off-Broadway!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- A new musical adpatation of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB is coming to Chicago next spring, followed by a Broadway run!
- Speaking of adaptations, THE WAR OF THE ROSES is headed to Broadway for the 2015-16 season...
- Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara will star as the King of Siam and Anna in THE KING AND I next spring!
- The Great White Way will see a big cast of stars in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which also hits the stage next spring after a winter run in -- you guessed it -- Paris, France.
- A BRONX TALE musical is getting a developmental lab this August, and Alan Menken and Sergio Trujillo are on the creative team!
- Nancy Opel joined the cast of CINDERELLA as 'Madame' last night, and Levi Kreis stepped into the role of 'The Preacher' in VIOLET!
- News from the UK -- Jamie Muscato and Laura Jane Matthewson will star in the European Premiere of DOGFIGHT.
- And finally, off-Broadway, a new play STALKING THE BOGEYMAN will run at New World Stages this fall, while Labyrinth's THE MUSCLES IN OUR TOES has extended through July 19th!
Broadway Weather Forecast: 88 and mostly sunny. Put on your suncreen and get in line for Shakespeare in the Park!
Quote of the Day: In honor of FAUST: THE CONCERT tonight, here are some wise words from the story's original author, Goethe...
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (via BrainyQuote)
What we're looking forward to: The FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING! cast recording, out later this month. We can't wait to re-live this season's shows and laugh while doing it!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Twyla Tharp, who turns 73 today!
Tharp created, directed and choreographed Come Fly Away, The Times They Are A-Changin' and Movin' Out on Broadway. She also directed and choreographed Singin' in the Rain and The Catherine Wheel and crafted the moves for Push Comes to Shove. She won the 2003 Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Choreography for Movin' Out, and later the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Come Fly Away.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!