WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, March 24, 2014 - MOTHERS AND SONS, BROADWAY BACKWARDS 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? For your most important theatre meal of the day, we've rounded up the big news you missed yesterday, what's on the agenda today, and a few extras to start your day off right.
The Bacon: See what's on the griddle today...
- MOTHERS AND SONS, starring Tyne Daly, opens tonight on Broadway!
- The Kerry Butler and Matt Walton-led UNDER MY SKIN meets the press today, so look out for photos later on...
- Stage stars gather tonight (Stephanie J. Block, Jonathan Groff, Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, Billy Porter and Andrew Rannells are all on the bill) for BROADWAY BACKWARDS to support BC/EFA!
- Set your DVR! ALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston will bring his 'presidential' air to THE COLBERT REPORT tonight.
Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit Friday, Saturday and Sunday's big stories...
- LES MISERABLES returned to Broadway Sunday night! Read our Review Roundup HERE, and be sure to check out BWW's Sunday afternoon feature on the musical's standout roles!
- Don't miss Saturday's Intermission Pics round-up - Part 1 and Part 2!
- Mandy Gonzalez stopped by BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE to talk about her upcoming 54 Below gig and more.
- Roundabout regular James Rebhorn, 65, passed away on Friday, March 21, after a long battle with melanoma; RTC's founder Gene Feist also died last week, March 17, at 91.
- Chris Pine and Lauren Ambrose will star in FOOL FOR LOVE at Williamstown Theatre Festival, which just announced its 60th anniversary season!
- Sir Nicholas Hytner will end his run as Director of the National Theatre with a new play by Tom Stoppard.
- Extending the kick line... The Rockettes have postponed their new show HEART AND LIGHTS until 2015.
Broadway Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 36. What happened to spring?! Brace yourselves, snow is on the way tomorrow...
Quote of the Day: Sage words from one of the greatest entertainers of the past century...
"I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone."
-- Maggie Smith
Video of the Day: To get ready for Bryan Cranston's COLBERT appearance tonight, check out this funny montage of the actor's days in MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE!
Happy birthday to Jim Parsons, turning 41, and Jessica Chastain, turning 37 today! Parsons, best known for his role as 'Sheldon' on THE BIG BANG THEORY, has appeared on Broadway in THE NORMAL HEART and HARVEY. Chastain (The Tree of Life, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) made her Broadway debut in 2012 opposite Dan Stevens in THE HEIRESS.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!