WAKE UP with BWW 8/27/14 - RED EYE OF LOVE, Page, Cerveris, Hamilton 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: RED EYE OF LOVE begins off-Broadway, Patrick Page can't stop being bad at 54 Below, Michael Cerveris goes to NOLA and more!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is MAMMA MIA! star Zak Resnick (portrait by Walter McBride), who is currently in the cast of PIECE OF MY HEART off-Broadway. Scroll down for your mid-week dose of news!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- The "mad cap" musical RED EYE OF LOVE begins previews off-Broadway tonight!
- Patrick Page (in a dramatic entrance as the Grinch, below) returns for an encore of GOOD TO BE BAD at 54 Below...
- Michael Cerveris brings 'NINE LIVES' to New Orleans this evening.
- And original star of A CHORUS LINE Mitzi Hamilton directs Surflight's production in New Jersey, beginning tonight!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- MAD MEN's Vincent Kartheiser and CASA VALENTINA's Larry Pine will star in Vineyard's BILLY & RAY this fall.
- LITTLE DANCER announced its full cast at Kennedy Center, including Karen Ziemba, Tiler Peck and more!
- Billy Porter, Laverne Cox and more have signed on for the upcoming UPRISING OF LOVE benefit concert at the Gershwin...
- We got a sneak peek (right) at rehearsals for off-Broadway's STALKING THE BOGEYMAN.
- And finally, Jamie Lloyd will helm ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory as part of their winter season.
Broadway Weather Forecast: Sunny all day with a high of 88; thunderstorms late tonight.
Quote of the Day: In honor of A CHORUS LINE at Surflight, here are a few words from the great Marvin Hamlisch...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Paul Reubens, who turns 63 today!
Best known as "Pee-wee Herman", star of the long-running children's series Pee-wee's Playhouse, Reubens took The Pee-Wee Herman Show to Broadway in 2010. The actor has appeared on television in everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Murphy Brown, Hercules, Everybody Loves Raymond, 30 Rock, Dirt, Pushing Daisies, SNL and more.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!