Wake Up With BWW 4/1: Inside Opening Night of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and more!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy April! Kick off the start of another week, and month, by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
First, What the Constitution Means to Me is officially open! Check out out opening night coverage below, including photos, videos, and our roundup of all of the reviews!
Today is a great day and here's why...we've got exclusive video from opening night of Dear Evan Hansen in Toronto! Check out the video below, which includes Pasek & Paul, Catherine O'Hara and more!
Be More Chill has brought its Two Player Game to GMA's Strahan and Sarah! Check out the video below!
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1) BWW Exclusive: Meet The Mills- The Show Family Taking Over Broadway!
by Monroe George
It runs in the family! BroadwayWorld sits down with the Mills family to get the low down on what it is like to be a family of three working on Broadway. Meet the Mills; Greg Mills is a swing at Phantom of the Opera, covering 13 tracks, Bridget Mills is a child guardian at Cursed Child, and their son Connor Mills has spent the last year playing Young Charlie in Kinky Boots. Read about all about their day-to-day life and most memorable Broadway moments below!. (more...)
The Toronto company of Dear Evan Hansen celebrated their official opening night on March 28th! The cast includes Robert Markus as 'Evan Hansen', Stephanie La Rochelle as 'Zoe Murphy', Jessica Sherman as 'Heidi Hansen', Claire Rankin as 'Cynthia Murphy', Evan Buliung as 'Larry Murphy', Sean Patrick Dolan as 'Connor Murphy', Alessandro Costantini as 'Jared Kleinman', and Shakura Dickson as 'Alana Beck', along with Zachary Noah Piser as the 'Evan' alternate and understudies Erin Breen, Malinda Carroll, Jay Davis, David Jeffery, Laura Mae Nason, Kaitlyn Santa Juana and Josh Strobl.. (more...)
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, after two successful years on Broadway, the musical adaptation of the hit animated film, Anastasia will play its final performance on today, March 31, 2019. Upon closing, Anastasia will have played 808 regular and 34 preview performances at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).. (more...)
4) BWW TV: Broadway Walks the Red Carpet at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by TV - Red Carpets
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) BWW Review: MAGGIE MAY, Finborough Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina
Liverpool, 1960s. Maggie May Duffy is a prostitute who's in love with her childhood sweetheart Patrick Casey, a sailor and son of a union leader who's been at sea for some time. She tries to rekindle their feelings when he finally comes back but his struggles with accepting his legacy and her reputation are difficult to leave to the side.. (more...)
Today's Call Sheet:
This year's Miscast gala, an annual showstopper of the theater season, will honor three-time Academy Award nominee, two-time Golden Globe Award winner, four-time Emmy Award winner, and four-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney.
The performers also include: Tony Award winners Annaleigh Ashford, Gavin Creel, Beth Leavel, Karen Olivo, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry, Andy Karl, Taylor Louderman, Orfeh, and Ashley Park; as well as Grammy Award winner Jennifer Nettles, Kate Rockwell, and Barrett Wilbert Weed.
Opening Night Coverage:
What the Constitution Means to Me officially opened on Broadway last night, March 31, 2019. Check out all of our photo coverage below, and be sure to read the reviews here!
Heidi Schreck and the cast take their opening night bows!
Inside the opening night party!
The stars arrive on the red carpet!
What we're geeking out over: BE MORE CHILL Brings Its 'Two Player Game' To GMA
Be More Chill is taking Broadway by storm! Today they took the country by storm too, with a performance on Good Morning America's Strahan and Sarah!
What we're watching: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Picks Their Favorite Temptations Songs!
The music of the Temptations is born again at The Imperial Theatre, where Ain't Too Proud opened just last week on Broadway. Ain't Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Which Temptations hit reigns supreme? The company (and some opening night guests) tried to decide which song is the best after the opening night curtain came down and they tell us below!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!