WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Susan Boyle, Richard Jay-Alexander 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...
- Ovation airs the U.S. Premiere of SUSAN BOYLE: HER SECRET STRUGGLE, which chronicles her first tour and battles with Asperger's Syndrome, tonight!
- Theatre producer, director and actor Richard Jay-Alexander will be recognized with an award from Unity Coalition at the LGBT organization's gala tonight.
Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big stories...
- Liza Minnelli has signed on for BWW's upcoming Jule Styne Tribute concert at Joe's Pub!
- THIS IS OUR YOUTH will be revived in Chicago at Steppenwolf, directed by Anna D. Shapiro and starring ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT's Michael Cera and more. The play will then make its way to Broadway to kick off the 2014-15 season!
- Awards Season News: Costume designer Jane Greenwood will receive this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre; plus, the Tonys' Second Screen will be honored by the 2014 Webby Awards!
- The new JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour announced its full list of cities and dates!
- We got a look behind the scenes at the casts of IF/THEN (here) and ALADDIN (here) in the recording studio.
- BROADWAY BARES 2014 revealed its first teaser trailer. Check back for news of the theme on Friday!
- Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more will appear at the Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy awareness event on April 21.
- Across the pond, Imelda Staunton will star in the West End transfer of GOOD PEOPLE, which announced its full cast ahead of its April 10 opening, and Mark Arends and Michael Marcus will lead the RSC's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA this summer.
Broadway Weather Forecast: We like this new, upward trend! Mostly sunny with a high of 59 degrees.
Quote of the Day: Theatre can come about anywhere... Tell us about your favorite everyday storytelling experience!
Audio of the Day: Since we've been getting quite a bit of news lately about Broadway cast recordings, get your ears ready for the IF/THEN release (hurry up, June!) by listening to an excerpt of the tune "Here I Go", performed by Idina Menzel!
Of Mice and Men marks Meester's Broadway debut. She is well known for her role on the TV series Gossip Girl, and her upcoming big screen projects include God Only Knows, Like Sunday, Like Rain, Life Partners, The Judge and Any Tom, Dick, or Harry. Among Nixon's many Broadway credits are Wit, The Women, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Indiscretions, Angels in America, The Heidi Chronicles, Hurlyburly, The Real Thing (1984) and The Philadelphia Story. She won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Rabbit Hole. Nixon is well known for her portrayal of 'Miranda Hobbes' in the long-running TV series Sex and the City.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!