Wake Up With BWW 2/27: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Film, Lortel Awards Details, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Wednesday! Get over the hump with today's top Broadway stories.
First, some baby news! Laura Bell Bundy has revealed that she is pregnant! Her baby boy is due in May 2019. Congrats Laura!
We learned yesterday that a film adaptation of the play One Man, Two Guvnors, is underway! The play, starring James Corden on the West End and Broadway, was a multiple Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner.
Awards Season is inching closer! Details were announced today for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts.
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Oh baby! Laura Bell Bundy has revealed that she is pregnant!.
Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, recently announced the Australian leg of his The Man. The Music. The Show. WORLD TOUR which commences in August this year.. (more...)
One Man, Two Guvnors is headed for the big screen!.
SHOWTIME has announced that Tony and Emmy winner Nathan Lane (The Producers) has joinedPENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS, the next chapter of the PENNY DREADFUL saga, in the role of Lewis Michener. A veteran officer in the LAPD, wise to the ways of the world and ruthless in pursuit of his goals, Lewis becomes the partner and mentor of young Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto). The series also stars Natalie Dormer, Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves. Tony and Golden Globe® award winner and three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, the creator, writer and executive producer of the Emmy nominated series PENNY DREADFUL, continues in thosesame roles. Michael Aguilar (KIDDING) also serves as executive producer. Production on the drama series is expected to begin later this year.. (more...)
Broadway talents including Mallory Bechtel (Dear Evan Hansen), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Isaac Powell (Once on This Island), and Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls) complete the lineup for the next installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, honoring the English singer-songwriter Adele. Current cast members from Broadway shows including Come From Away, King Kong, and The Book of Mormon will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of the award winning singer, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations of her music.. (more...)
A couple of weeks ago, Actors' Equity Association ended its strike against the Broadway League related to development of new work. Most of the press regarding the strike and its termination is related to the Lab agreement--after the strike, and a #NotALabRat social media movement, Equity members will receive some profit participation for what we used to know as Labs. But there is a lot of the story that this spin misses.
Set Your DVR...
-Jessica Chastain will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight!
What we're geeking out over: 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Set for May 5th, 2019; Telsey + Company and More Receive Honors
Awards Season is inching closer! Details were announced today for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.
What we're watching: COMPANY Gets Parodied in New Episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!- Watch Sneak Peek
A Stephen Sondheim-themed episode of Documentary Now!, parodying D.A. Pennebaker's classic making-of Company documentary, is coming to IFC! The episode, titled "Original Cast Album: Co-Op," airs Wednesday, February 27, at 11pm.
The episode will tell the story of the recording of a cast album for the fictional musical Co-Op. Taran Killam, John MULANEY and James Urbaniak play producers overseeing the recording for the cast album. Alex Brightman, Richard Kind, Paula Pell and Renee Elise Goldsberry play the stars of Co-Op.
Social Butterfly: BWW Poll: Which Oscars Moment Was Your Favorite?
With the #Oscars2019 still being on everyone's minds, we want to know which Broadway-related moment was your favorite of the telecast?- BroadwayWorld (@BroadwayWorld) February 26, 2019
Hollywood's biggest night, the 91st Annual Academy Awards, were this past Sunday, and they had Broadway buzzing! From Billy Porter's scene-stealing tuxedo gown to appearances from Broadway vets to trailer premieres, the ceremony was packed with theatre surprises! So we want to hear from you about which of the telecast's Broadway-related moment was your favorite! Let us know in our Twitter poll!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Debra Monk, who turns 70 today!
Monk garnered first attention in theatrical circles as one of the co-writers and co-stars of the 1982 musical Pump Boys and Dinettes. She has won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for performance in Redwood Curtain (1993). She also was nominated for a Tony Award for roles in Picnic (1994), Steel Pier (1997), and Curtains (2007). In 2000, she won the Obie Award for The Time of the Cuckoo. She returned to the stage in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Visiting Edna by David Rabe in September 2016.
Monk has appeared in over 30 films as of early 1990s. She made her film debut in the movie version of Prelude to a Kiss, playing Aunt Dorothy. She later appeared in The Bridges of Madison County and The Devil's Advocate. On television, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for recurring performance as Katie Sipowicz in the ABC series, NYPD Blue. She also guest-starred on Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, The Closer, and Girls. Monk had a recurring roles in A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001-2002), Grey's Anatomy (2006-2011), and Damages (2007-2012).
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!