On this week’s episode, Al Roker joins the cast of Waitress on Broadway, A Star Is Born opens in cinemas, Andrew Lloyd Webber earned an EGOT, and we’ve announced our 2019 AdventHealth Broadway Series here at Starlight.
Nicolette Robinson and Al Roker Extend Runs in Broadway's Waitress
The Today Show’s featured anchor and favorite weatherman, Al Roker, has traded in his meteorology gig to make his Broadway debut in the hit musical Waitress. With songs by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, this irresistible show tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. Roker joined the cast as Joe, the diner’s owner and resident curmudgeon, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning in early October. He will be with the show through November 11, all while still balancing his role at The Today Show. Now, that’s what I call showbiz.
Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper's 'A Star Is Born' Just Became The Movie To Beat At The Oscars
A Star is Born! This romantic movie musical opened in theatres October 5 and is already receiving rave reviews. Originally premiering in 1937 as a film, A Star is Born was first remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, and again in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. But don’t be fooled - this remake with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper is fully expected to stand on its own. A Star is Born follows the story of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. It’s a complex journey that’s sure to captivate audiences worldwide. For tickets, check your local cinema.
John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Join the EGOT Club
Congratulations to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and John Legend as they became EGOT winners last month for their TV musical production of Jesus Christ Superstar. They join an elite group of just 15 people to ever EGOT - that is, to have won the four major award titles of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. The list consists of legends like composer Richard Rogers, actress Audrey Hepburn, comedian Whoopi Goldberg and producer Scott Rudin. Congrats again to the trio, we can’t wait to see what projects come next for them!
Your 2019 AdventHealth Broadway Series!
Without further ado, we’re ready to announce Starlight’s 2019 Broadway season! Kicking off the summer is the family-friendly classic, The Wizard of Oz, and later in June, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical brings the hits of this iconic singer/songwriter to the Starlight stage. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking and spectacular musical CATS makes its triumphant return to Kansas City, while Robert De Niro’s new hit musical A Bronx Tale, rounds out the month of July. And in September, the 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly!, graces the starlight stage. With Rock of Ages and Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy, it’s sure to be another fantastic season under the stars.