WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS 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: A starry SPAMALOT opens at the Hollywood Bowl and more!
Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Tony winner Cady Huffman (portrait by Walter McBride), who last starred off-Broadway in THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS and REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER and has appeared on Broadway in THE NANCE, THE PRODUCERS and THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES!
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:
- SPAMALOT, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Christian Slater, Warwick Davis, Merle Dandridge and more, starts tonight at The Hollywood Bowl!
- MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL returns to The Gramercy Theater this evening...
- And Constantine Maroulis joins the ROCK OF AGES band for a NJ gig tonight.
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus and 20 newcomers will star in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING in New York!
- Holland Taylor, Rachel Dratch and Glenn Fitzgerald have signed on for MTC's RIPCORD!
- Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o will star in ECLIPSED at The Public this fall.
- Benedict Cumberbatch might be busy, but there's still a chance his HAMLET could transfer next year...
- Stephanie J. Block is returning to Broadway this season, and CHICAGO will welcome back Amy Spanger & Carly Hughes!
- We got a first look (right) at photos and footage from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Muny, plus highlights from DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage.
- You can now sign up to get news about HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD tickets, while ALADDIN will officially open next summer in London and is on the hunt for its cast!
- And finally, Valerie Harper is reportedly in a coma after being found unconscious backstage at Ogunquit's 'NICE WORK'...
Broadway Weather Forecast: Sunny all weekend with highs in the mid-80s and low 90s. Slap on some sunscreen and go on a summer adventure!
Quote of the Day: A word from birthday girl Mary-Louise Parker...
"It's good to feel stupid sometimes and do things that are out of your comfort zone."
-- Mary-Louise Parker (via BrainyQuote)
What we're listening to: "Ashes and Tears" from the DOCTOR ZHIVAGO cast recording, out today!
See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!