WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/14 - VIOLET Hits 100, Durang as 'Vanya', INTO THE WOODS in San Diego 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: VIOLET marks 100 performances, Christopher Durang is 'Vanya' tonight at Bucks County, INTO THE WOODS reappears in San Diego, and more!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- VIOLET hits 100 performances on Broadway today - check out our fun animation (above) and stay tuned for photos from the festivities!
- BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK will feature LES MIS, PIPPIN and more today...
- Fiasco's intimate restaging of INTO THE WOODS opens tonight in San Diego!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- ITV is taking NBC's lead and prepping for a live UK broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
- THE MUPPETS could be on their way to Broadway!
Broadway Weather Forecast: 80 degrees and partly cloudy. But no rain if you're heading over to Bryant Park today!
Quote of the Day: A relevant quote from playwright Christopher Durang, who is starring in his own Tony-winning play tonight at Bucks County Playhouse...
What we're looking forward to: Seeing who gets the lead in the UK version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Who do you think should play 'Maria'? Should Carrie Underwood fly across the pond?
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Donald Sutherland, who turns 79 today!
Sutherland has starred on Broadway in Buck White (1969) and Lolita (1981), but he is best known these days as 'President Snow' (pictured below), the eerie, calculating leader of the Capitol in the Hunger Games film franchise. He will soon appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, as well as The Calling, Forsaken, and Basmati Blues. He also recently starred as 'Michel Dorn' in the TV series Crossing Lines. Among Sutherland's past screen credits are The Dirty Dozen, The Eagle Has Landed, M*A*S*H, JFK, Pride & Prejudice and more. Oh, and he's Kiefer Sutherland's dad (in case you were wondering).
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!