WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/14 - 'NEVERLAND' and 'ELBOW' Open, Rannells on TONIGHT, Lauren Bacall 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: FINDING NEVERLAND opens in Boston, 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' opens off-Broadway, and future HEDWIG star Andrew Rannells stops by THE TONIGHT SHOW!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Josh Grisetti (portrait by Walter McBride), who has appeared in Camelot, as well as off-Broadway's Enter Laughing, Candida, RENT and Peter and the Starcatcher. He will star in Red Eye of Love off-Broadway this fall. We dare you to down your daily dose of news with as much gusto as Grisetti!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Andrew Rannells meets the press today before jumping into HEDWIG on Broadway (stay tuned for photos). And be sure to set your DVR -- the actor stops by THE TONIGHT SHOW later on!
- FINDING NEVERLAND, starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, opens tonight at A.R.T.
- And the new musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER (whew, what a mouthful!) opens at Minetta Lane this evening!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Tony winner and film star Lauren Bacall passed away yesterday morning at the age of 89. Read Pat Cerasaro's Flash Tribute here.
- SIDE SHOW set its full Broadway creative team and welcomed Cookie Jordan, Paul Kieve, Charles LaPointe and more to the company!
- Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL is coming to the big screen!
- HONEYMOON IN VEGAS and LOVE LETTERS are trading Broadway venues...
- NEWSIES' John Dossett will join PIPPIN as 'Charles'.
- Issie Swickle, Gilgamesh Taggett and Lynn Andrews will star in the ANNIE National Tour, launching this fall in Detroit!
- ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK creator's A FAMILY THING will open on Broadway next year.
- And we got an inside look (right) at Transport Group's MUSIC MAN concert!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Morning thunderstorms with clouds this afternoon and evening. High of 85 degrees.
Quote of the Day: A word from the late and legendary Lauren Bacall...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Sebastian Stan, who turns 33 today!
Stan last starred on Boadway in 2013's Picnic, and before that appeared in Talk Radio in 2007. He recently appeared in ABC's fairytale series Once Upon a Time and the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!