WAKE UP with BWW 8/11/2015 - Annie Baker's JOHN Opens 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: Annie Baker's JOHN opens off-Broadway, ON THE TOWN welcomes a new dancer and more!
Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Cheryl Freeman (portrait by Walter McBride), who just appeared in TURN THE BEAT AROUND at 54 Below, recently starred off-Broadway in COUGAR THE MUSICAL and was last seen on Broadway in THE CIVIL WAR, PLAY ON!, THE WHO'S TOMMY, SHOUT UP A MORNING, AMEN CORNER and SHOW BOAT!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- Pulitzer-winning playwright Annie Baker's JOHN opens tonight off-Broadway!
- NYC Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin dances into Broadway's ON THE TOWN tonight.
- And Mark Evans stars in THE FIX, beginning this evening at D.C.'s Signature Theatre...
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Montego Glover and Alex Finke are headed to LES MISERABLES this fall!
- Camryn Manheim and Patrick Page have signed on for Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING.
- Becky Gulsvig, Ben Fankhauser and more will join Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL on tour!
- Cameron Mackintosh has plans to bring HAMILTON across the pond in 2017...
- And we got a look (right) at Sutton Foster in concert with The New York Pops!
Broadway Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms for most of the day, with a high of 80 degrees. Stay safe and dry!
Quote of the Day: A word from birthday girl Viola Davis...
"And that's what people want to see when they go to the theater. I believe at the end of the day, they want to see themselves - parts of their lives they can recognize. And I feel if I can achieve that, it's pretty spectacular."
-- Viola Davis (via BrainyQuote)
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!