WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2016 - Duncan in Neverland, Broadway in Oz 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? This weekend's big news: Sandy Duncan flies back to Neverland, big Broadway names head to Oz to celebrate Stephen Schwartz, and more!
We had so much fun taking mug-shots of our fans at this year's BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market that we're adding a new weekly Friday morning tradition -- we call it Fan Fridays!
This week, meet Miriam Ashwal!
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:
- Sandy Duncan returns to Neverland on Broadway tonight!
- NELL GWYNN, starring Gemma Arterton, opens in the West End.
- Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR begins previews tonight at Playwrights Horizons...
- Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit and Betty Buckley head down under to celebrate Stephen Schwartz.
- And MISERY and ALLEGIANCE play their final performances on Broadway this weekend!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Disney's FROZEN will hit the stage in Denver before heading to Broadway!
- Ken Watanabe will return to THE KING & I in March, while Jarrod Spector and Anika Larsen are leaving Broadway's BEAUTIFUL.
- We got a first look (right) at Burns, Gray & Hydzik in the IF/THEN tour, plus photos from HER REQUIEM at LCT3!
- ECLIPSED is committed to bringing 10,000 girls to see the show.
- Audra McDonald and Harold Prince are among the first inductees into the Lincoln Center Hall of Fame...
- STRICTLY BALLROOM will dance into London this Christmas, SHOW BOAT is transferring to the West End, and MOTOWN has extended its run!
- And BWW is excited to start streaming Ben Cameron's BROADWAY SESSIONS this Sunday.
Broadway Weather Forecast: Chilly this weekend with highs in the 20s. Cloudy today and Saturday, with sun on Sunday!
Quote of the Day: A word from FINDING NEVERLAND's newest star Sandy Duncan...
Video of the Day: Flash back to Sandy Duncan as 'Peter Pan' with a TV performance of "I'm Flyin'" on OMNIBUS!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Christina Ricci, who turns 36 today!
See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!