WAKE UP with BWW 7/25/14 - Iglehart Takes Over THE VIEW, BIG FISH in Chicago, MALA HIERBA 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? This weekend's big news: James Monroe Iglehart co-hosts THE VIEW, DONKEY PUNCH and MALA HIERBA begin off-Broadway, BIG FISH swims back to Chicago and more!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Andrew Keenan-Bolger (portrait by Walter McBride), who has appeared on Broadway in Newsies, Mary Poppins, Seussical and Beauty and the Beast, and who also plays 'Donny' in SUBMISSIONS ONLY, which he created, directs and edits. Take that manic Friday energy (Andrew's got it in spades!) and channel it into the news before launching your fun-filled weekend!
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:
- Speaking of manic energy, ALADDIN's 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart (below) co-hosts ABC's THE VIEW this morning!
- DONKEY PUNCH begins previews off-Broadway tonight, and Second Stage's MALA HIERBA opens on Sunday...
- BIG FISH returns to Chicago tonight!
- QUARTET begins performances this evening at The Old Globe in San Diego...
- And the company of 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' meets the press today, so check back later for photos!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Andrea Martin coudn't stay away from PIPPIN -- she'll be returning to her Tony-winning role in September!
- SPIDER-MAN's Natalie Mendoza will star in HERE LIES LOVE in London this fall!
- Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller will star in Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT at MCC Theater...
- We got a first look (right) at John Lithgow and more in KING LEAR at Central Park; plus a glance at Jeremy Jordan and more in FINDING NEVERLAND!
- The Public Theater set its cast for THE WINTER'S TALE.
- And we got a sneak peek at Georgina Haig as FROZEN's 'Elsa' in ONCE UPON A TIME!
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 86 for the weekend, with sun today and tomorrow and thunderstorms on Sunday.
Quote of the Day: Inspiring words to get you through the weekend...
"Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good."
-- Terrence Mann (via Goodreads)
What we're watching: One of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films, A MOST WANTED MAN, which hits theaters today! Also in the cast are Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. The British spy thriller is based on the novel by John le Carré and is directed by Anton Corbijn. We can't wait to see the master (Hoffman, of course) at work again!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Tony Vincent, who turns 42 today! Vincent has starred on Broadway in American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar and RENT.
See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!