Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is April 11, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

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Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is April 11, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

But first...

This Week's Call Sheet

Thursday, April 11
The Outsiders opens on Broadway
Sunday, April 14
Lempicka opens on Broadway
The 2024 Olivier Awards

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Video: Robyn Hurder Is Painting the Town in CHICAGO
by Joey Mervis
Nowadays, Tony nominee Robyn Hurder is back on Broadway in Chicago and that's good, isn't it? See our chat with Broadway's newest merry murderess here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Ashley Blanchet, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Complete the Cast of TITANIC at Encores!
by Chloe Rabinowitz
The complete cast has been revealed for the New York City Center Encores! production of Titanic! Learn about the cast and see how to purchase tickets.. (more...)

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Photos: First Look at Michael Stuhlbarg and More in PATRIOTS on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky
Previews are now underway for Patriots, the timely new play by Peter Morgan, and directed by two-time Olivier Award winner and Artistic Director of London’s Almeida Theatre, Rupert Goold. Check out a first look at the cast in action!

BroadwayWorld Word Game

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

BroadwayWorld's Olivier Awards 2024 Predictions
by BWW UK Critics
The 2024 Olivier Awards are fast approaching on April 14. Ahead of one of the most exciting nights in theatreland, our critics – Aliya Al-Hassan, Mica Blackwell, Alexander Cohen, Katie Kirkpatrick, Kat Mokrynski, Gary Naylor, Kerrie Nicholson, Matthew Paluch and Christiana Rose share their thoughts about who and what will triumph on the night, as well as who should twin each category.. (more...

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Photos: First Look at GUN & POWDER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Stephi Wild
Paper Mill Playhouse has released all new production photos for the new musical Gun & Powder, with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum.. (more...)

LEMPICKA Will Release Original Broadway Cast Recording Next Month
by Stephi Wild
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Lempicka will be released next month! The digital album arrives May 29, 2024 with the physical CD release set for July 5. Preorder the album here!. (more...)

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Isaac Powell, Ben Levi Ross, Solea Pfeiffer, and More Will Lead GATSBY at A.R.T.
by Stephi Wild
The cast has been set for the world premiere of Gatsby, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel, opening at American Repertory Theater in May!. (more...

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

800 Black Actors Sign Letter in Support of ROMEO & JULIET Star Following 'Racist and Misogynistic Abuse'
by Stephi Wild
Over 800 Black actors have signed a letter in support of Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, who has faced racially-targeting bullying after being cast as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet in London.. (more...

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Video: Go Inside The First Rehearsal Of SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Sarah Brightman
by Joshua Wright
Go inside the first rehearsal for Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment's production of Sunset Boulevard starring Sarah Brightman! . (more...)

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Details the Backstage Shenanigans at MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stephi Wild
Last night, Daniel Radcliffe made an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he discussed his current run in Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway, and some of the backstage shenanigans that take place.. (more...)

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Joel Grey

In a career that was launched in the early 1950's, Joel Grey has created indelible stage roles each decade regional theatre of his hometown, the Cleveland Playhouse. He made his Broadway debut exactly two decades later in Neil Simon's first comedy hit, Come Blow Your Horn (1961). Since then, he has appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including Stop the World I Want to Get Off, Half a Sixpence, Cabaret (Tony Award), George M! (Tony Award nomination), Goodtime Charley (Tony Award nomination), The Grand Tour (Tony Award nomination), Chicago (Drama Desk Award), Wicked, Anything Goes, and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. His other dramatic work has included roles in Marco Polo Sings a Solo, Give Me Your Answer, Do! (Drama Desk Award nomination), New York City Opera's Silverlake (directed by Hal Prince) and Larry Kramer's seminal The Normal Heart in its original run at The Public Theatre.

In 2011, he revisited The Normal Heart, this time as co-director, alongside George C. Wolfe, of its Tony Award-winning Broadway premiere (Drama Desk Award, Tony Award nomination). He also directed an acclaimed production of Paul Osborne's On Borrowed Time at New Jersey's Two River Theater Company for their 20th Anniversary Season. Joel most recently directed the acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, which won the 2019 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical Revival, the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Revival, and a 2019 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award Special Citation.

Joel received the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and the BAFTA for his indelible performance as the Emcee in the 1972 film version of Cabaret (directed by Bob Fosse). He is one of only nine actors to have won both the Tony and Academy Award for the same role.

His other film credits include Man on A Swing, Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, The Seven Percent Solution, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Steven Soderbergh's Kafka, Altman's The Player, The Music of Chance, Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks, Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark and Clark Gregg's Choke. His many notable television appearances include "Brooklyn Bridge" (Emmy Award nomination), "OZ," "Law and Order: CI," "House," "Brothers & Sisters," "Private Practice," "Grey's Anatomy," "Nurse Jackie," "Warehouse 13," and "CSI," and, famously, the final episode of "Dallas." He is currently in production on a second season of FX's "The Old Man," starring Jeff Bridges. In 2010, Joel was honored for his illustrious television career by The Paley Center for Media in both New York City and Los Angeles.

Over the last two decades, Joel has also become an accomplished photographer. He has five books of photographs, Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), 1.3 - Images From My Phone (2009), The Billboard Papers (2013) and The Flower Whisperer (2019). His work is part of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, as well as many private collections around the world. His acclaimed memoir, Master of Ceremonies, was published in February 2016 (Flatiron).

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 11, 2024

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

"For the sun will rise
And the moon will set
And learn how to settle
For what you get.
It will all go on if we're here or not
So who cares? So what?
So who cares? So what?"

- Cabaret

J. Harrison Ghee, Jane Krakowski, Jessica Vosk, & More to Join Cheyenne Jackson at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz
54 BELOW will welcome back star of stage and screen Cheyenne Jackson in September. See which Broadway special guests will be joining Jackson, and learn how to purchase tickets.. (more...)

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