WAKE UP with BWW 10/1/14 - CAN-CAN at Paper Mill, TAIL! SPIN! 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? Today's big news: CAN-CAN begins previews at Paper Mill, BILLY & RAY starts off-Broadway, and TAIL! SPIN! opens tonight! And happy first day of October!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Paper Mill's Broadway-bound CAN-CAN begins tonight in New Jersey!
- BILLY & RAY, starring MAD MEN's Vincent Kartheiser and stage star Larry Pine, begins performances.
- Rachel Dratch (above) and more celebrate TAIL! SPIN!'s opening night off-Broadway!
- And DAMN YANKEES begins tonight in the West End...
WHAT YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Beevers, Elwyn, McCabe and Wright will reunite with Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway!
- Borle, d'Arcy James, Leavel, Oscar and more will star in an NYC lab of the Broadway-bound SOMETHING ROTTEN!
- McGillin, Cott, Leigh and more have signed on for the Kennedy Center's Broadway-bound GIGI this winter.
- A CARSON - THE MUSICAL workshop is coming to New York this year...
- Gina Gershon and Billy Burke will star in the national tour of King & Mellencamp's 'GHOST BROTHERS' musical.
- We got a first look (right) at Lindsay Lohan in the West end!
- We also got a peek at highlights from The Old Globe's BRIGHT STAR...
- And Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK has hit No. 1 on iTunes and the Billboard charts!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Morning rain showers with clouds this afternoon and a high of 68 degrees. Cool tonight, so wear layers!
Quote of the Day: Birthday girl Julie Andrews on the two "sides" of her personality...
...my mother gave me all the color and character and flare and liveliness, and my father gave me all the sanity and nature and all the things that helped me be a more rounded human being.
-- Julie Andrews (via BrainyQuote)
And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Julie Andrews, who turns 79 today!
A three-time Tony nominee, Dame Julie Andrews last appeared on Broadway in 1995's Victor/Victoria -- a role she reprised in the 1982 film version -- for which she won the 1996 Drama Desk Award. Her other Broadway credits include Camelot, My Fair Lady and The Boy Friend. In 1957, she appeared on TV in the title role in Cinderella, but her feature film debut was in Mary Poppins, which earned her the Oscar for Best Actress in 1964. She was nominated for another Academy Award in 1965 for The Sound of Music, and won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of 'Maria'. She also starred in the 1967 film version of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her more recent big screen work includes The Princess Diaries, Shrek and Despicable Me.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!