WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/14 - NEVERLAND, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, STREETCAR 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: It's a night for movie adaptations! FINDING NEVERLAND begins in Boston, and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE opens in the West End, with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, starring Gillian Anderson, also launching tonight across the pond!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- FINDING NEVERLAND, starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, begins performances tonight at A.R.T., with hopes for Broadway next spring!
- The new stage version of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE brings its poetry to the West End!
- A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, begins tonight at the Young Vic...
- And the company of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU revival meets the press, so be sure to stay tuned for photos!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick, is set for TIFF this fall!
- The 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival will feature Nathan Lane, Kristin Chenoweth, the NY Phil's SWEENEY TODD and more!
- 2013 National Medals of Arts will honor John Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM and more.
- The new UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN adaptation announced its full cast in Denver!
- Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will end its run on Broadway next month...
- The Menier Chocolate Factory will welcome Kevin Bishop in FULLY COMMITTED this season.
- And ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME is looking for an actor to play 'Hans' in its FROZEN storyline. Stick with Santino Fontana, I say!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Humid with a high of 89 degrees and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Pack an umbrella for the show!
Quote of the Day: A word on sacrifice from the author of PETER PAN and the star character of FINDING NEVERLAND...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Daniel Radcliffe, who turns 26 today!
Radcliffe just finished his run in The Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway. He also appeared in 2011's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and made his Broadway debut in 2008's Equus opposite the late, great Richard Griffiths. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for all three roles. Since leading the Harry Potter films, Radcliffe has gone on to star in The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings, Horns, What If, and will next be seen on the big screen in Frankenstein, Trainwreck and Brooklyn Bridge.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!