WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/14 - HEATHERS Meets Its End, Maroulis Comes Home to ROCK OF AGES 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: HEATHERS ends its run at New World Stages, ROCK OF AGES welcomes back its leading man, Jason Robert Brown performs in NYC and more!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Tony nominee Malcolm Gets (portrait by Walter McBride), who's starred on Broadway in Macbeth, The Story of My Life, Amour and The Moliere Comedies. If you're like Gets, hit snooze one more time -- it is Monday, after all -- then pop up for the news!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL (see a classic clip from the movie below) meets its sticky, very, hilarious end off-Broadway tonight!
- Ciara Renee, Natalie Weiss and more will appear in tonight's "Broadway Gets GLAAD" benefit concert at Joe's Pub...
- ROCK OF AGES welcomes back Constantine Maroulis as 'Drew', now through October!
- Jason Robert Brown performs from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS tonight at Symphony Space (more here).
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- The Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger could take on the role of 'Grizabella' in London's CATS revival...
- We got a first look (right) at Kristen Bell, Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Sarah Hyland and more in HAIR at The Hollywood Bowl!
- Kathie Lee Gifford is writing 'TODAY the Musical!' -- coming this fall!
- WICKED has drawn 6 million audience members to date in the UK. What a milestone!
- Rest in peace. AMERICAN IDOL contestant Michael Johns passed away on Friday at 35...
- And finally, D.C.'s Signature Theatre will welcome Wesley Taylor, Charlie Pollock, Natascia Diaz and more for its 25th season.
Broadway Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon or evening. High of 83 degrees.
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Martin Jarvis, who turns 73 today!
Jarvis has acted in many stage productions in the U.S. and London, including 2001's By Jeeves on Broadway and 2006's Honour at Wyndham's. He has also done extensive radio work, lending his voice to radio dramas and readings, especially Richmal Crompton's Just William stories and work for L.A. Theater Works. He recently voiced the role of 'Saltine' in Wreck-It Ralph and appeared on the big screen in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!