WAKE UP with BWW 7/29/14 - WICKED Welcomes New Stars, Tamblyn Gets 'PRETTY', LIFE IS A MUSICAL in Long Island 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 National Tour of WICKED welcomes a new 'Glinda' and 'Boq' this evening, Amber Tamblyn takes the stage at the Geffen, Jessica Grové is back in her fins as 'Ariel' in NC, and MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (don't we all wish?) premieres in Long Island!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature, it's Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Benj Pasek in a coffee duel!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- WICKED welcomes Chandra Lee Schwartz as 'Glinda' and Etai BenShlomo as 'Boq' tonight on tour!
- Theresa Rebeck's POOR BEHAVIOR begins tonight at Primary Stages...
- Amber Tamblyn (below) and more lead LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY, beginning tonight at the Geffen.
- MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, starring Howie Michael Smith, opens tonight at Bay Street Theater!
- Jessica Grové swims back to the stage as 'Ariel' in THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Carolina Theatre...
- And be sure to tune in for OF MICE AND MEN's James Franco on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" this morning!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Tour casting news! Andy Jones, Kecia Lewis and Blake Hammond have signed on for CINDERELLA, while Lucie Arnaz will play 'Berthe' in PIPPIN.
- We got a first look (right) at Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda in FOOL FOR LOVE at WTF!
- The poster was unveiled for Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER premiere at the Kennedy Center...
- Chita Rivera is returning to Birdland for a week of shows this fall, and BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector wlll be joining forces in concert next spring!
- RUTHLESS! is coming back to NYC to benefit BC/EFA in September.
- Regional theaters keep drawing star talent with Jayne Houdyshell and Delaney Williams in THE SHOPLIFTERS at Arena Stage, and choreographer Spencer Liff set for Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER!
- And finally, CLONED! won Best of Fest at NYMF 2014. See the full list of winners here!
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 81 and sunny!
Quote of the Day: Amber Tamblyn, has gone from Joan of Arcadia to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants to Two and a Half Men, talks about her varied roles...
Video of the Day: Highlights from THE LITTLE MERMAID at Paper Mill Playhouse last year -- to put you in the mood for the show's run in North Carolina with Jessica Grové!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Josh Radnor, who turns 41 today!
Best known for his role as 'Ted Mosby' in the long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Radnor starred earlier this summer in The Babylon Line at Vassar's Powerhouse Theater. He is currently preparing for Disgraced, which will open on Broadway this fall. Radnor made his Broadway debut in 2002's The Graduate.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!