WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!

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: Broadway divas are heading out across the country and the globe today, and LUCKY STIFF premieres in NYC!


- Kristin Chenoweth's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony will be live-streamed this morning!
- Liza Minnelli performs her first concert in over a year in Biloxi, Mississippi tonight.
- Lea Salonga heads out on tour to New Zealand today!
- London's Union Theatre premieres THE SPITFIRE GRILL this evening.
- And Broadway dims its marquees in memory of Theodore Bikel tonight...

Taye Diggs as HEDWIG!


- Benjamin Walker is set to star in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway this spring!
- Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez revealed new details on the FROZEN musical...
- Elizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky will star in the National Tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY!
- We got an official first look (right) at Taye Diggs in HEDWIG, plus a peek at Mary Bridget Davies reprising her role as Janis Joplin in Pasadena, and a look at Perez Hilton in costume for FULL HOUSE! THE MUSICAL!
- Across the pond, the OLIVER! movie is conducting a nationwide search for its stars; plus, Dann, Triplett & Ramsay will lead a workshop of Mitchell's BECOMING NANCY musical.
- Lee Pace, Ari Graynor and more have joined New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Season.
- And FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David has decided once on Broadway is enough...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 85 ALL WEEKEND. Glorious weather, enjoy it!

Quote of the Day: A word from birthday girl and Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree Kristin Chenoweth...

"I'm trying to learn, as I'm in my 40s, to embrace what I've been able to achieve and be proud of it. And I know there's roles that I will want to play before I die, but I'm still just taking one day at a time."
-- Kristin Chenoweth (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: Stage and screen star Lea DeLaria's new album, HOUSE OF DAVID, which hits stores today!

What we're watching: The LUCKY STIFF movie, starring Jason Alexander, Nikki M. James and more, out today!

Video of the Day: Watch the intense trailer for a Canadian production of A CHORUS LINE, featuring a male actor in the role of 'Cassie', now called 'Casey'!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Kristin Chenoweth, who turns 47 today!
Chenoweth, who gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, just closed her run in On the Twentieth Century on Broadway. Before that, she starred in Promises, Promises, The Apple Tree, Wicked, Epic Proportions, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (which won her a Tony in 1999) and Steel Pier. Among her off-Broadway credits are Love, Loss, and What I Wore, as well as Stairway to Paradise, The Apple Tree, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Strike Up the Band with Encores!, Candide in Concert, a one-night-only Fanny Girl benefit, Earth Girls Are Easy, A New Brain, Scapin, Box Office of the Damned, The Fantasticks and Dames at Sea. She hosted the Tony Awards this year with Alan Cumming. Chenoweth also appeared in TV movie adaptations of Annie and The Music Man, and has had roles in the series The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, GLEE, GCB and The Good Wife. She will soon be seen as 'Maleficent' in Disney Channel's Descendants, set to air at the end of July.
Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth hosting the 2015 TONY AWARDS.
Photo by Heather Wines/CBS

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!


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