WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines 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 pre-Broadway engagement of BEACHES opens in the Windy City and more!
Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Davis Gaines (portrait by Walter McBride), who last appeared in PARADE in concert, has starred on Broadway in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and CAMELOT, and counts concert versions of SWEENEY TODD, THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE, SITTING PRETTY, JUBILEE and more among his credits!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- The Broadway-bound BEACHES, starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, opens tonight in Chicago!
- SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT ( & THE 7 CHIHUAHUAS) begins off-Broadway...
- This year's Manchester International Festival launches today in the UK.
- And Jason Robert Brown conducts the Des Moines Symphony in selections from 'BRIDGES' tonight!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- SPRING AWAKENING is headed back to NYC!
- We got a first look (right) at Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, plus a peek at THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, and highlights from the 2015 Jimmy Awards...
- SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is among Stratford Festival's 2016 season lineup.
- Michele Pawk will reprise her role in a reading of HOLLYWOOD ARMS!
- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST opened in the West End, and THE FATHER is headed there this fall.
- And Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni will appear in Discovery Family's FROM WAGS TO RICHES!
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 80 degrees and mostly cloudy today.
Quote of the Day: A word from birthday boy Larry David...
A safe and happy Fourth of July to all you theatre nuts! See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!