WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/14 - AND I AND SILENCE, The Emmys 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: AND I AND SILENCE opens off-Broadway, and the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set for tonight!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Leslie Kritzer (portrait by Walter McBride), currently starring in off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart, has appeared on the Great White Way in Hairspray, Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim and Elf. Take on Monday with an assured grin and head on down to the news!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Naomi Wallace's AND I AND SILENCE opens off-Broadway at Signature Theatre...
- And Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams at tonight's Emmy Awards ceremony, airing on NBC!
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- The cast of IT'S ONLY A PLAY recreated Ellen's Oscar selfie, and it's fabulous (see right)!
- THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White gave his 4,000th performance as 'Mufasa' on Saturday.
- NEWSIES ("bottom line") and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (flashback) took their final bows yesterday.
- And Richard Attenborough passed away at the age of 90 last week. Read Pat Cerasaro's Flash Special on the actor...
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 86 degrees and sunny!
Quote of the Day: Funny man Billy Crystal on the "murky" middle journey...
In my standup work, I always do these characters, older people who are just off to the side. It's easier to write a story about the guy who made it to the top, but the middle is so much more interesting, so much more murky.
-- Billy Crystal (via BrainyQuote)
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Tom Skerritt, who turns 82 today!
Skerritt made his Broadway debut last year in A Time to Kill. He will next be seen on the big screen in A Hologram for the King and recently appeared in The Good Wife. Skerritt is best known for his roles in MASH, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Up in Smoke and the TV series Picket Fences. He also starred opposite Sally Field in the film Steel Magnolias.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!