WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - HEDWIG Opens, Easter Bonnet Ties Loose Ends, HERE LIES LOVE Sings 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...
- HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, starring Neil Patrick Harris, opens on Broadway! Check out new photos here, and, as always, stay tuned for our Review Roundup...
- MCC Theater's THE VILLAGE BIKE meets the press today, so be sure to come back for photos and video!
- BC/EFA wraps up this year's Easter Bonnet Competition today, and we'll be bringing you great coverage later on!
- THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN opened last night (reviews here), so check back later for our take on the festivities!
- The Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE cast recording is out today!
- RED-EYE TO HAVRE DE GRACE (get a sneak peek here) and CHERRY SMOKE begin performances off-Broadway tonight.
- And THE THREEPENNY OPERA kicks off its run at D.C.'s Signature Theatre! Check out some stunning photos of the cast here.
Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big stories...
- The Public Theater announced its 2014-15 season, including Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON MIXTAPE, the new musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE and more!
- The off-Broadway comedy DISASTER! could be heading to Broadway...
- The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards were held last night in D.C. Peruse the full list of winners here!
- Speaking of D.C., DIRTY DANCING is set to launch a 2014-15 National Tour in Washington this August!
- Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE is welcoming Malcolm Gets, replacing Allan Corduner, who had to leave the production due to a scheduling conflict.
- The San Francisco Symphony is releasing a new, live WEST SIDE STORY recording, featuring the talents of Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and more!
- Meet us at the Muny! Tade Biesinger, Emily Skinner, Daniel Oreskes and more will star in BILLY ELLIOT in St. Louis this summer!
- Chicago's Goodman Theatre also announced some exciting casting for its summer production of BRIGADOON, and we learned that Long Island's Bay Street Theatre will welcome AMERICAN HORROR STORY star Sarah Paulson in its World Premiere of CONVICTION this summer.
- MCC Theater's THE VILLAGE BIKE also announced its full cast, just ahead of its date with the press...
- Stage and screen producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are returning for the 2015 Oscars.
- And finally, no surprise here, but Disney's FROZEN has become the highest international grossing film of all time!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy in the morning with rain later in the day. Maybe some thunder. High of 65 degrees.
Quote of the Day: What theatre tells us about the world we envision...
Video of the Day: In honor of HEDWIG's opening on Broadway tonight, watch a clip from the 2001 movie version starring John Cameron Mitchell!
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to John Waters, who turns 67 today!
Waters is a director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, journalist, visual artist and more. He is known for his series of cult films in the '70s featuring a troupe of actors nicknamed "the Dreamlanders", and later on, his work on 1988's Hairspray, which was adapted into 2002's Broadway musical sensation, followed by the popular 2007 film. Waters also consulted on 2008's Broadway adaptation of his film Cry-Baby.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!