WAKE UP with BWW 7/6/2015 - 'SPELLING BEE', The Muny's HOLIDAY INN 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 original cast of 'SPELLING BEE' reunites in concert, HOLIDAY INN begins at The Muny and more!
Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Joshua Henry (portrait by Walter McBride), who last appeared in PARADE in concert and counts VIOLET, BRING IT ON, PORGY AND BESS, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL and IN THE HEIGHTS among his Broadway credits!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- We are T-H-R-I-L-L-E-D about tonight's 'SPELLING BEE' reunion concert at Town Hall!
- An all-Asian American cast leads AWAKE AND SING!, starting tonight at The Public.
- Danny Elfman kicks off this year's Lincoln Center Festival with music from Tim Burton's films...
- And a starry cast checks in at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN, beginning tonight in St. Louis!
NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:
- American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland will join ON THE TOWN next month!
- Southwark's IN THE HEIGHTS is headed to London.
- Toronto's KINKY BOOTS, starring Alan Mingo Jr., will play through November...
- And the West End's BILLY ELLIOT just welcomed a new 'Billy' to the stage!
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 81 degrees and partly cloudy to start the week.
Quote of the Day: A word from ''SPELLING BEE' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson...
"I don't like improv at all. It terrifies me. I like to know exactly what I'm going to say. Being surprised does make me a better actor. Anytime I'm afraid of something that makes me rise to the occasion, it scares me, but it's what makes great actors - being in the moment."
-- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (via BrainyQuote)
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!