WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Lea Michele on ELLEN, OF MICE AND MEN Begins Previews 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: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big stories...
- ROCKY will release an Original Cast Recording this May!
- GLEE celebrated 100 episodes with an all-star cast and some crazy plot twists.
- ONCE marked its second anniversary on Broadway last night.
- House of Cards star Kevin Spacey will return to the stage at the Old Vic this June in CLARENCE DARROW.
- Adam Shankman will helm an HBO film centering on GYPSY's infamous 'Mama Rose'.
The Bacon: See what's on the griddle today...
- Set your DVR! Lea Michele appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today!
- Kathleen Chalfant is next up in SAG and BWW's Career Conversations Q&A series this afternoon at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, featuring our own Richard Ridge as moderator!
- OF MICE AND MEN, starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, begins performances on Broadway tonight.
Broadway Weather Forecast: Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade/I'll march my band out, I'll beat my drum... Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in New York City today. High of 43. Sounds like (early) spring!
What we're listening to: Songs from Disney's ALADDIN. The whole soundtrack, but mostly playing "A Whole New World" on repeat while trying to sing like Lea Salonga as Jasmine. The new Broadway version opens this Thursday, and we can't wait!
Quote of the Day: Theatre is meant to be "read into", so here's some motivation to dig deeper!
"All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That's what makes theatre live. That's why it persists."
-- Stephen Sondheim (via BrainyQuote)
And finally, a big happy birthday to three-time Tony-winner Glenn Close, who turns 66 today!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!