WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/14 - OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at WTF, THE MAIDS with Blanchett, THE OPPONENT 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: OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON opens tonight in Williamstown, Cate Blanchett stars in Sydney Theatre's THE MAIDS at Lincoln Center and THE OPPONENT opens off-Broadway, direct from Chicago!
Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Mitchell Jarvis (portrait by Walter McBride), who has starred in Fiddler on the Roof and Rock of Ages. Take a moment to admire that fabulous 'stache and scroll down for your mid-week dose of news!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON opens tonight at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
- REASONS TO BE PRETTY, starring Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy, opens this evening at the Geffen...
- Cate Blanchett (below, in a very different role) stars in THE MAIDS, which comes from Sydney to Lincoln Center Festival tonight!
- And A Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT opens off-Broadway.
Does this gif remind anyone else of ANGELS IN AMERICA?
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- THE VIEW's Sherri Shepherd will play CINDERELLA's wicked stepmother on Broadway this fall!
- Larry David will likely star in his new Broadway play -- SHIVA -- at producer Scott Rudin's advice.
- Roundabout announced its full cast for INDIAN INK, starring Rosemary Harris!
- Kristin Chenoweth has asked fans to keep her in their prayers as she faces a serious health issue...
- We got a first look at Julia Stiles and James Wirt in PHOENIX, plus shots from 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' (right) off-Broadway!
- Fans can adopt a kitten from the upcoming run of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
- Rumor is Tony winner James Corden will take over THE LATE LATE SHOW.
- And finally, BWW is partnering with The Sondheim Review on a new series. Check out a piece on INTO THE WOODS' 25th anniversary...
Broadway Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy this morning with scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. High around 85 degrees. Bust out your adorable rain boots (we know you have some)!
Quote of the Day: Cate Blanchett on her "perfect state" of being...
If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state.
-- Cate Blanchett (via BrainyQuote)
What we're watching: The TV adaptation of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, available now on DVD!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Louise Sorel, who turns 75 today!
Sorel has starred on the Great White Way in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Man and Boy, Lorenzo and Take Her, She's Mine. She is also well known for her work on the soap Days of Our Lives.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!