WAKE UP with BWW 8/29/14 - It's Labor Day Weekend!
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: It's Labor Day weekend! Go do something artsy!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is PIECE OF MY HEART star Linda Hart (portrait by Walter McBride), who has appeared on the Great White Way in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, HAIRSPRAY, SID CAESAR & COMPANY, ANYTHING GOES and BETTE! DIVINE MADNESS. Make like Hart and pick out a fabulous hat for your holiday weekend activities!
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:
- Jason Gotay helms Narrows Community Theatre's youth production of SHREK (ready for the day below), beginning tonight!
- And as we said, it's Labor Day weekend! Go see some theatre if you can. If you're in New York City, you can also catch the end of the Met's Summer HD Festival, attend the US Open, sing along with Ariana Grande at Rockefeller Center and more!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Barbican Theatre's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, could screen in theaters next year!
- The BACK TO THE FUTURE musical is now delayed after director Jamie Lloyd's departure...
- KINKY BOOTS National Tour announced its full cast; the show kicks off in Las Vegas next week! Plus, we got a first look (right) at the stars of the PIPPIN tour.
- Jessie J is recording the song "Stronger" for FINDING NEVERLAND's concept album.
- Rob Ashford will direct an NYC workshop for the West End- and Broadway-bound MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL...
- We got a first look at off-Broadway's MY MAÑANA COMES!
- And as of late last night, Joan Rivers, who was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital after a complication during surgery yesterday, is now resting in stable condition.
Broadway Weather Forecast: In the high 70s and sunny today and tomorrow, with higher temperatures and thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday.
Quote of the Day: A fun musing from birthday girl Lea Michele...
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Lea Michele, who turns 28 today!
Michele last starred on Broadway in Spring Awakening, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2007. Before that, she appeared in Fiddler on the Roof, Ragtime and Les Miserables. She is well known for her portrayal of 'Rachel Berry' in FOX's musical comedy series GLEE and is set to appear in the final season of FX's Sons of Anarchy. The actress also recently lent her voice to the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return and released her book Brunette Ambition.
See you bright and early on Tuesday, BroadwayWorld!