WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2016 - DISASTER!, PRODIGAL SON, JOPLIN & 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: Take cover! DISASTER! wrecks havoc on Broadway starting tonight, PRODIGAL SON opens at MTC, Janis Joplin heads out on tour and more!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- DISASTER! starts previews on the Great White Way, plus it's KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY!
- John Patrick Shanley's PRODIGAL SON opens this evening at Manhattan Theatre Club.
- A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN launches its North American tour in Toronto...
- MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS (more here) and CIRQUE BERSERK make their way to the West End.
- And the company of off-Broadway's THE EFFECT meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- A CHORUS LINE will be dancing into the Hollywood Bowl this summer!
- Tom Hooper is in talks to direct a big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS...
- Toronto KINKY BOOTS star Alan Mingo Jr. will succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway!
- Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei and more are set for Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer.
- Patti LuPone, Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis and more will honor Boublil & Schonberg at the New York Pops' 2016 gala!
- We got a first look (right) at Forest Whitaker in HUGHIE, plus read our exclusive interview with Michael Crawford!
- THE NUTTY PROFESSOR original cast will reunite at Birdland for the show's NYC debut.
- Idina Menzel is set to belt "Let It Go" for ABC's DISNEYLAND 60 celebration this month!
- And original DAMES AT SEA director Robert Dahdah has passed away at 89...
Broadway Weather Forecast: Snowy with a high of 37 degrees. It's a boots, hats and gloves kind of day!
Quote of the Day: A word from PRODIGAL SON star Robert Sean Leonard...
"As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus."
-- Robert Sean Leonard (via BrainyQuote)
What we can't stop watching: Lady Gaga and Marlee Matlin's Super Bowl 50 performance!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!