WAKE UP with BWW 9/4/14 - INDIAN INK, WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, RED EYE OF LOVE and Two 'MONEY' Shows Start Tonight!
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: It's an off-Broadway extravaganza, with INDIAN INK and THE MONEY SHOT starting previews, and THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, RED EYE OF LOVE (Josh Grisetti and Alli Mauzey are back in our lead photo!) and BAD WITH MONEY celebrating their openings tonight. Plus, the KINKY BOOTS tour launches in Vegas!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- The KINKY BOOTS (see above) national tour kicks off tonight in Las Vegas!
- Roundabout's INDIAN INK (more info here) and MCC Theater's THE MONEY SHOT begin previews tonight off-Broadway.
- Signature's THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN (more here), Amas Musical Theater's RED EYE OF LOVE (follow this link) and Ben Rimalower's BAD WITH MONEY open this evening...
- And the companies of Broadway's DISGRACED and CAN-CAN meet the press today, so be sure to check back for photos!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan will travel across the pond when SKYLIGHT transfers to Broadway this spring!
- CINDERELLA announced a January closing date and one last cast change -- NeNe Leakes will play 'Madame' this fall...
- Norm Lewis continues as the PHANTOM into next year, and the show has announced Sierra Boggess's replacement!
- Manhattan Theatre Club will bring Lisa D'Amour's AIRLINE HIGHWAY to New York in the spring...
- Two ELF National Tours will travel around the country this holiday season!
- York Theatre Company announced its 2014-15 season, featuring Lillias White and more.
- We got a first look (right) at Allison Williams as PETER PAN!
- And Broadway's Rosie Perez is one of THE VIEW's new co-hosts!
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 85 degrees and sunny. Summer is still here; make the most of it!
Quote of the Day: KINKY BOOTS bookwriter Harvey Fierstein with some inspiring words...
Video of the Day: In honor of the KINKY BOOTS tour launch, check out the show's performance at the 2013 Tony Awards!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to James Monroe Iglehart!
Iglehart won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for ALADDIN on Broadway. He has also appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Memphis, for which he originated the role of 'Bobby'. The actor has also appeared in shows such as The Wiz (Off-Broadway), and TV's The Good Wife and The Electric Company. Iglehart is also a member of the hip hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!