Wake Up With BWW 5/22: HAMILTON in Australia, SPONGEBOB Tour Cities, and More!
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Get over the hump of Wednesday by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL has announced its list of upcoming cities! The show will open at Proctors in Schenectady, NY this September before coming to Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and more. Check out the full list of dates and cities below!
HAMILTON is coming to Australia! It was announced yesterday that the show will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in a new production beginning March 2021!
The New Group has announced its upcoming season, which will include Peter Dinklage in CYRANO, Duncan Sheik's BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE, and more! Check out all the listings below!
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The full list of cities has been announced for the upcoming North American Tour of Nickelodeon's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. This explosively imaginative production will launch at PROCTORS in Schenectady, NY this September before bringing Bikini Bottom and its beloved residents to previously announced engagements in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and more. The cast will be announced at a later date.. (more...)
The New Group celebrates its 25th Anniversary, announcing four productions for the 2019-2020 season.. (more...)
Focus Features has released the trailer for the highly-anticipated Downton Abbey film, only in theaters this September. The trailer shows the Crawley family prepare for an unexpected visit from King George V and Queen Mary to Downton Abbey.. (more...)
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the fourth show of its second century, July 8 - 16. Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is proudly sponsored by Edward Jones.. (more...)
It is announced today that from Monday 17 June Ashley Roberts (Strictly Come Dancing 2018 finalist, The Pussycat Dolls) will be making her West End debut as Dawn in Sara Bareilles' hit musical Waitress for a strictly limited summer season. It is also confirmed that Lucie Jones (Rent, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde) will take over the role of Jenna from this date.. (more...)
Today's Call Sheet:
Multiple Tony Award-nominated Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for "Outstanding Achievement In Commercial Theater Producing" at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
The award is inspired by the five-decade-long career of Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Robert Whitehead, who died in 2002. The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) is the nation's only formal program that professionally trains commercial theatre producers. The award honors a graduate of CTI for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theater Producing.
In 1997, Janet McTeer, a Best Leading Actress In A Play nominee this year for Bernhardt/Hamlet, picked up a win for her portrayal of Nora in A Doll's House! See her acceptance speech below!
BWW Exclusive: Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Scott Ellis
The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Scott Ellis!
Set Your DVR...
Ben Platt will appear on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! tonight!
What we're geeking out over: HAMILTON To Premiere In Sydney In 2021
HAMILTON will make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in a new production beginning March 2021. Producers Jeffrey Seller and Michael Cassel together with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, joined NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian in announcing the much-anticipated production today.
What we're watching: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Hosts Live Mental Health Discussion
The Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and Facebook partnered up for "Today You're You, and That's Enough: A Mental Health Discussion."
The live streaming event featured a panel of mental health experts from The Jed Foundation - JED and Child Mind Institute as well as an audience Q&A and a special performance from the Broadway cast.
Social Butterfly: Laura Bell Bundy & Thom Hinkle Welcome Baby Boy
Huck Hinkle was born today May 20th at 3:15pm pacific. 7 lbs. 21.5 inches. He's perfect. We are so blessed. It was a doozy! @thomhinkle Was the perfect husband. I was an insane person and avoided pain meds.. he was so supportive. We are both in love with our little man!
A post shared by Laura Bell Bundy (@laurabellbundy) on May 20, 2019 at 5:47pm PDT
Oh baby! Laura Bell Bundy has a new man in her life! Bundy took to Instagram to announce that she and husband Thom Hinkle just welcomed a baby boy, Huck Hinkle. The bundle of joy was born yesterday, May 20, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
BroadwayWorld sends our congratulations to the new family!
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!