WAKE UP with BWW 8/19/2015 - MERCURY FUR, Industry Dance Awards 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: MERCURY FUR and DROP DEAD PERFECT start off-Broadway, OCTOBER SKY hits the Windy City stage, and the Industry Dance Awards recognize Broadway talent!
TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:
- The New Group's MERCURY FUR opens tonight off-Broadway!
- DROP DEAD PERFECT, starring Everett Quinton, begins tonight at St Clements.
- Rock opera THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS comes to Webster Hall tonight...
- The new musical adaptation of OCTOBER SKY starts tonight in Chicago.
- And Hudgens, Copeland & Moreno are among the 2015 Industry Dance honorees, feted tonight!
NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:
- Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt will join Broadway's WICKED this fall!
- HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH will hang up his wigs next month...
- We got a first look (right) at photos and highlights from Signature Theatre's THE FIX, plus a peek behind the scenes at London's KINKY BOOTS!
- Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING will premiere at the Atlantic this season...
- MAMMA MIA!'s Christy Altomare will lead a reading of David Reiser's new musical JONI, while Matthew Broderick, Blythe Danner, Vanessa Williams & more are set for a reading of SHARPIES.
- And Aaron Tveit, Darren Criss, Lea Salonga and more are slated for ELSIE FEST next month!
Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 83 degrees and cloudy with a possible rainshower today.
Quote of the Day: A word from birthday boy, Peter Gallagher...
What we're watching and singing along to: GREASE, hitting hundreds of theaters across the U.S. today!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!