Wake Up With BWW 4/2: INK Begins Previews on Broadway, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! After surviving April Fools' Day, kick off the rest of your week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
First, we'd like to wish a happy first preview to Ink, which begins performances on Broadway tonight!
In addition, Do You Feel Anger? officially opens off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre tonight!
Cape Playhouse has announced its lineup for the upcoming season, which includes appearances by Heidi Gardner, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Alison Fraser and more!
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1) President Trump Signs Executive Order To Combat Importation of Squips
by Michael Dale
This morning President Donald Trump signed an executive order spelling out steps to combat the importation of Squips into the United States.. (more...)
'It was 1981, we were stoned out of our mind...' said Sondheim. For the first time, instead of being presented backward, the show will be re-worked to be staged in chronological order. Check out the video below for more information!. (more...)
Today The Cape Playhouse announced principal casting for the theatre's historic 93rd season, which includes an impressive list of Broadway and television stars.. (more...)
Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opened last night, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).. (more...)
5) Photo Coverage: Inside the WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride
Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck(Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opened last night, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).. (more...)
Today's Call Sheet:
It's 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy - and ultimately horrify - the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success and the race for the most Ink is on!
Two-time Olivier Award winner Bertie Carvel (Matilda) will reprise his Olivier Award-winning performance as Rupert Murdoch and Olivier Award winner Jonny Lee Miller ("Elementary," Frankenstein) will play the editor of The Sun, Larry Lamb.
In Mara Nelson-Greenberg's dazzling dark comedy, Sofia is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency -- and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva (Hill) in the kitchen, and the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling. This absurdly funny and potent new play, directed by Margot Bordelon, reminds us that change is not always easy, and may come with unexpected costs.
The cast includes Tom Aulino (ON THE TOWN), Ugo Chukwu (WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN), Megan Hill (EDDIE AND DAVE), Greg Keller (Vineyard's THE AMATEURS), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Jeanne Sakata (HOLD THESE TRUTHS) and Tiffany Villarin (TEENAGE DICK).
BWW Exclusive: The Kid Critics Get a Lesson in Acceptance at THE PROM!
It's not hard to stumble across an excess of reviews for any given Broadway show these days, but there is a group of theatre-goers that is wildly underrepresented when it comes to opinions on Broadway- kids! BroadwayWorld continues KID CRITICS, a series that gives parents and children alike a kid's perspective on Broadway's hottest shows.
We are continuing the series with Tai (12), Isabella (14), and Charles (11), who recently headed to the Longacre Theatre to check out The Prom. Curious about what they thought about the show? Find out in the video!
Set Your DVR...
-The Broadway cast of "Oklahoma!" will perform on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING Jimmy Fallon tonight!
What we're geeking out over: 5 Genies (and Disney Alumni) Celebrate ALADDIN's 5th Anniversary on Broadway!
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Aladdin on Broadway, five current and former Genies stopped the show following yesterday's matinee to perform a medley of Aladdin hits. The five Genies included Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, current star Michael James Scott, tour Genie Major Attaway, and current Broadway Genie standbys Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren.
The medley, staged by Tony Award winning director Casey Nicholaw and written by Tony nominee Chad Beguelin, was a tribute to the show's most iconic songs ending with a performance of "Friend Like Me" as you've never seen it.
What we're watching: Christina Bianco Belts the Night Away with 'All By Myself'
THE GREEN ROOM 42 presents pint-sized powerhouse Christina Bianco in her new show Diva on Demand on Saturday, March 30 at 9:30 PM. The Girl of a Thousand Voices debuts at the club with a set-list entirely up to the audience. Watch as she blows the crowd away with her rendition of 'All By Myself'!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!