WAKE UP with BWW 8/22/14 - BOOTYCANDY Begins, LUCKY STIFF in Montreal, NEWSIES & 'BULLETS' Say Farewell 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: BOOTYCANDY begins previews, the LUCKY STIFF movie premieres in Montreal, and NEWSIES and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY close the curtain for the last time this Sunday!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Derrick Baskin (portrait by Walter McBride), who is currently starring off-Broadway in 'A PIECE OF MY HEART' and has appeared in Broadway's MEMPHIS, THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:
- Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Lesli Margherita and more strip onstage with The Skivvies tonight!
- Martin Scorsese's daughter Domenica Cameron-Scorsese stars in REASONS TO BE HAPPY, beginning tonight at Profiles Theatre in Chicago.
- BOOTYCANDY begins previews off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons!
- The film adaptation of LUCKY STIFF debuts at the Montreal Film Festival today!
- And Broadway's NEWSIES and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY take their final bows this Sunday...
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- MOTOWN is leaving Broadway this winter, traveling to the West End next summer, and coming back to the Great White Way in 2016!
- Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane will lead the NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT tour.
- Four new leading ladies have joined the Broadway cast of MATILDA!
- The West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE has extended through January...
- Also across the pond, Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and more will star in the Almeida's OUR TOWN this autumn!
- Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel and more are set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards this fall.
- We brought you photos (right) and footage of the KINY BOOTS national tour press preview!
- And finally, Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane topped this year's Jeff Awards nominations. See the full list here!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Showers this morning but sunny for Saturday and Sunday with a high of 80 degrees. Get out there and enjoy the second-to-last weekend in August!
Quote of the Day: 'BULLETS' star Zach Braff on shaping a show...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to James Corden, who turns 37 today!
Corden originally starred in One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End in 2011 -- the show then transferred to Broadway, and he won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance in 2012. He also appeared in 2004 in the London production of The History Boys, which moved to Broadway in 2006 and hit the big screen that same year. The actor will appear as 'The Baker' in the film adaptation of Into The Woods (which hits screens this Christmas) and is also rumored to be the next host of The Late Late Show.
See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!