WAKE UP with BWW 6/22/2015 - Kleban Prize, 'MIDSUMMER' in Theaters 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: The Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre is awarded today, Shakespeare's 'MIDSUMMER' fantasy play hits theaters across the country, and more!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Sam Willmott and Sam Carner are honored with the 2015 Kleban Prize today!
- Reed Birney and Emily Skeggs lead GTG/Project Shaw's FANNY'S FIRST PLAY this evening.
- THE LAST FIVE YEARS' Jeremy Jordan returns to 54 Below tonight...
- The casts of RENT & A CHORUS LINE will reunite tonight in Broadway Sings for Pride's ROAR.
- And Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM comes to U.S. cinemas tonight!
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- Samantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat and more are set to star in the world premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep!
- We got a first look (right) at Alan Menken's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ in Montreal, plus a peek at Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga in concert at Radio City.
- IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's cast album will be released this August!
- BWW rounded up some Father's Day and summer-themed show tunes this weekend!
- And performer Danny McNie has passed away...
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 89 degrees and sunny - a bright start to the week!
Quote of the Day: A word from birthday girl Cyndi Lauper, who turns 62 today...
"Understand where it is you want to go. Then picture yourself there. If you can picture yourself there, then you can be there. Bottom line."
-- Cyndi Lauper (via BrainyQuote)
What we're watching: The first trailer for the West End revival of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, starring David Suchet!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to the legendary Meryl Streep, who turns 66 today!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!