WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - LADY DAY Brings Billie Holiday to 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.
The Bacon: See what's on the griddle today...
- LADY DAY, starring the incomparable Audra McDonald as jazz crooner Billie Holiday, begins previews on Broadway tonight.
- Christopher Durang's BEYOND THERAPY opens tonight off-Broadway at Theatre Row.
- The company of the upcoming Encores! production of THE MOST HAPPY FELLA meets the press today, so be sure to check back later on for photos and video!
Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big stories...
- Terrence McNally's new play MOTHERS AND SONS, starring Tyne Daly, opened on Broadway last night. Click HERE for our Review Roundup, and stay tuned for curtain call shots, opening night footage and more!
- IF/THEN is getting a cast album. When/where can we pre-order?!
- We got our first stills and highlights from Broadway's LES MIS revival.
- BWW learned why part of the West End's Apollo Theatre collapsed last December...
- Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS will make its TV debut on HBO next month!
- Think SIDE SHOW. Ryan Murphy revealed the title of AMERICAN HORROR STORY's next season.
Broadway Weather Forecast: Oh God, my God/Another winter/In a summer town... High of 38 with a 70 percent chance of snow.
Quote of the Day: Chita on the "current" of theatre...
What we can't wait the rest of the week for: Neil Patrick Harris being fabulous on Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Whether he's a musical supervillain (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), a witty womanizer (How I Met Your Mother), President of the Board of a magic museum (Hollywood's Magic Castle), or the host of a high-profile awards show (Emmys, Tonys), NPH can do no wrong. Seriously.
Video of the Day: To prep for LADY DAY's first preview tonight, check out five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald performing "Summertime" from PORGY AND BESS!
Pace last starred on the Great White Way in THE NORMAL HEART. He also appeared in the whimsical, musical television series PUSHING DAISIES opposite Kristin Chenoweth and was last seen on the big screen in the second Hobbit film. Parker's Broadway credits include The Innocents, Annie, The Heidi Chronicles, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Once Upon a Mattress. She recently starred opposite Blythe Danner in The Commons of Pensacola off-Broadway. McPhee, the runner-up for AMERICAN IDOL in 2006, acted alongside stage stars Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Anjelica Huston and more in NBC's SMASH.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!