WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - GLEE's 100th, Angela Lansbury in the West End, Toni Braxton & Babyface on Broadway 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.
Cup of Joe: Yesterday, March 17, we learned that A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will rock its Broadway and touring experience in a more intimate setting at New York City's Gramercy Theatre next month. We also finally got a glimpse of Andy Kelso, Jeanna de Waal and Cortney Wolfson strutting the stage as new cast members in KINKY BOOTS, plus the MOTOWN National Tour announced its full cast. Need a dose of morning gossip? Randy pulled the punches with Sylvester Stallone in this week's CHEWING THE SCENERY. Or you can go behind the biz with SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 3's second episode.
The Bacon: For tonight's openings, we have Manhattan Theatre Club's TALES FROM RED VIENNA, starring Nina Arianda, and across the pond in London, BLITHE SPIRIT, featuring the one and only Angela Lansbury at the Gielgud Theatre. Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds will join the cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT as special guest stars this evening, and Christopher J. Hanke takes the lead in BUYER & CELLAR off-Broadway. (Original star Michael Urie is preparing to launch the show's 1st National Tour this May.) Finally, be sure to set your DVR - GLEE airs its 100th episode tonight on FOX! Listen to Lea Michele, Amber Riley and Chris Colfer sing "Defying Gravity" from WICKED to wet your appetite for what's bound to be a feast of showstopping performances.
Broadway Weather Forecast: Oh, what a beautiful mornin'... It's going to be sunny with a high of 42 on the Great White Way today.
What we can't wait another month for: Daniel Radcliffe in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN. With a St. Patty's Day hangover coloring the sky green, we're looking to the versatile star as our clover on the horizon. Just look at him at the Noel Coward last year. Keep coming back to the stage, Daniel!
Quote of the Day: Some more motivation to keep you cracking away at your craft for the rest of the week...
"The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one's office for a job."
-- Tennessee Williams
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!