WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/14 - THIS IS OUR YOUTH Begins, HENRY & ME Steps Up to Bat, COVERS Debuts 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: Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH begins performances, and the HENRY & ME movie premieres in New York City tonight!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- THIS IS OUR YOUTH, starring Michael Cera (in a scene above from This Is the End...), begins previews on Broadway tonight!
- The HENRY & ME animated film premieres tonight in NYC; the movie features the voices of Cyndi Lauper, Richard Gere and the New York Yankees!
- Andrew Kober (KOBERET) and Ben Platt bring (I'M HERE) perform at 54 Below this evening...
- And the new web series COVERS, starring Paige Davis, Amy Spanger, Ryan Silverman and more, is set to premiere on BroadwayWorld tonight!
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- The Creative Arts Emmy winners were announced Saturday night, and among them were Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, the Tony Awards, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! and THE NORMAL HEART!
- Heather Graham has exited Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT off-Broadway to work on her upcoming film HALF MAGIC...
- Gary Griffin will direct PARADE at Lincoln Center next February, alongside music director and original composer Jason Robert Brown!
- Barry Manilow's COPACABANA will kick off a new UK tour this October.
- And the ALS ice bucket challenge has made its way to Broadway - FINDING NEVERLAND completed the task and nominated KINKY BOOTS to go next!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 81 degrees!
Quote of the Day: Cyndi Lauper, the Tony-winning force behind KINKY BOOTS and now one of the characters in HENRY & ME, on dreams...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Christian Slater, who turns 46 today!
Slater last starred on Broadway in 2005's The Glass Menagerie. Before that, he appeared onstage in Side Man, Merlin, Macbeth, Copperfield and The Music Man. One of Slater's breakout roles was 'Mark Collins' in the 1988 cult film Heathers, which made its way off-Broadway this last season. Among his other film credits are Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Broken Arrow, Hard Rain, True Romance and more. On TV, he has appeared in The West Wing and Alias, with a lead role in Breaking In and the series Mind Games.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!