WAKE UP with BWW 8/21/14 - Williams on ACTOR'S STUDIO, 'CHARMING' Tour, Jane Lynch on the Jeffs 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: INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO airs its Robin Williams interview tonight, Bret Shuford kicks off his 'CHARMING' tour, and GLEE's Jane Lynch announces Chicago's Jeff Award nominees this morning!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Natalie Weiss hosts Carner & Gregor's 2014 BARELY LEGAL concert tonight at 54 Below...
- Bret Shuford launches a five-city tour of his solo show CHARMING: A TALE OF AN AMERICAN PRINCE tonight in New York City.
- GLEE's Jane Lynch (in all her glory as 'Sue Sylvester' below) is set to announce Chicago's Jeff Award nominations this morning!
- Set your DVR! INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO re-airs its Robin Williams interview on Bravo tonight.
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Emma Stone has officially joined Roundabout's CABARET revival; she'll take the stage on November 11, and the show is extending through February!
- IT'S ONLY A PLAY, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, is already raking in the dough -- it's on track for an $8 million Broadway opening.
- David Hyde Pierce will likely direct IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU on Broadway this spring!
- Billy Crystal will play tribute to Robin Williams at next Monday's Emmy Awards ceremony!
- Olivier winner Michael Ball will host the 2014 WEST END HEROES gala concert next month.
- We got a look (right) at new production photos from A.R.T.'s FINDING NEVERLAND, plus stills of Betty Buckley and more in Alley Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS...
Broadway Weather Forecast: Sunny this morning with some thunderstorms this afternoon and rain on into the evening. High of 79 degrees.
Quote of the Day: Words from the incomparable host of INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO, James Lipton...
I was dealing with craft, and that's the surprising thing, the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage, because when you're talking about the thing that is most important to someone, they're liable to feel something strong.
-- James Lipton (via BrainyQuote)
Video of the Day: With all these wonderful ice bucket challenge videos going live in the Broadway community, we figured it was about time I posted one. Here's yesterday's submission from NEWSIES!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Robin de Jesús, who hits the big 3-0 today!
de Jesús first appeared on Broadway in RENT, followed by In the Heights and, most recently, La Cage aux Folles. For the latter two, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!