WAKE UP with BWW 2/6/2015 - CHURCHILL, LOVE / SICK, SNOW ORCHID, GRAMMYs 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: CHURCHILL and LOVE / SICK start off-Broadway tonight, with THE LION and SNOW ORCHID opening this weekend, plus the GRAMMY Awards are set for Sunday!
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:
- CHURCHILL travels from Chicago to NYC's New World Stages tonight!
- John Cariani's LOVE / SICK beings performances this evening.
- Danny Burstein kicks off The Drama League's "Up Close" series today!
- The Chicago premiere of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM starts tonight at Porchlight, while FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES launches in Hollywood...
- THE LION (more here) and SNOW ORCHID open off-Broadway this Sunday night!
- And the 2015 GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday - tune in to see who wins Best Theatre Album!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- ALLEGIANCE, starring George Takei, is finally headed to Broadway!
- Finn & Lapine's FALSETTOS is coming back to Broadway in 2016...
- John Cameron Mitchell has extended his run in HEDWIG through April.
- Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway in a dance-themed, one-man show!
- Clark & McAnally's MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL will make its World Premiere in Dallas this fall!
- KINKY BOOTS found its West End venue and is on the hunt for an all-British cast!
- Andrew Lloyd Webber wants CATS to return to the Palladium next Christmas.
- York will stage the new musical CAGNEY, starring Robert Creighton...
- We got a sneak peek (right) at Sutton Foster in TV Land's YOUNGER, and Netflix has ordered a musical drama series from Baz Luhrmann!
- And finally, Theater Breaking Through Barriers Artistic Director Ike Schambelan has passed away.
Broadway Weather Forecast: Cloudy and in the 30s today and Saturday, with high of 44 (and some rain) for Sunday!
Quote of the Day: Solid thoughts from birthday girl Kathy Najimy...
What we're listening to: BWW's exclusive new track from CANNIBAL: THE MUSICAL!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Kathy Najimy, who turns 58 today!
Najimy last appeared on Broadway in Dirty Blonde. She also wrote and starred in three "Kathy & Mo" plays, which ran off-Broadway beginning in the late '80s. The actress well known for her screen roles as 'Sister Mary Patrick' in Sister Act, the voice of 'Peggy Hill' on King of the Hill, and as 'Olive Massery' in the TV series Veronica's Closet. Many fans will recognize her as one of the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus, in which she starred opposite Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker. Among her recent small screen credits are Desperate Housewives, Franklin & Bash, The Big C and Veep, and she will soon appear in the TV movie Descendants.
See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!