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WAKE UP with BWW 5/23/14 - BRIDGES at B&N, THE NORMAL HEART and More!

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale celebrate the 'BRIDGES' cast recording at Barnes & Noble today, and THE NORMAL HEART airs on HBO this Sunday!

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WHAT YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

Broadway Weather Forecast: Rainy with a high of 71 today, with deja vu on Saturday and thunderstorms rolling in on Sunday. Stay safe and dry, folks!

Quote of the Day: Live the story every night...

"The great lesson in theatre is that you live the story every night, and that is a wonderful vehicle for getting to the richest places in a performance or investing a character with the richest life."
-- Celia Weston (via BrainyQuote)

What we're reading and watching: 100 (MONOLOGUES) by Eric Bogosian. The book is a collection of the playwright's monologues originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows that premiered in the '80s and '90s. The book's release coincided with last week's launch of www.100monologues.com, which features videos of all of the book's monologues, each performed by a different celebrity. We could watch these for days!

WAKE UP with BWW 5/23/14 - BRIDGES at B&N, THE NORMAL HEART and More!

Video of the Day: In honor of THE NORMAL HEART hitting the small screen on Sunday, check out a clip from the 2011 Broadway production, which won the Tony that year for Best Revival of a Play, as well as awards for stars John Benjamin Hickey and Ellen Barkin.

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Randy Graff, who turns 59 today!

Graff last appeared on Broadway as 'Golde' in 2004's revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Her other Broadway credits include A Class Act, High Society, Moon Over Buffalo, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Falsettos, City of Angels -- for which she won the 1990 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical -- Les Miserables, Sarava and Grease. She has also appeared off-Broadway in Motherhood Out Loud, The Long Christmas Ride Home, Neil Simon's 'Hotel Suite' and more. Graff also had a small part in the film version of RENT.

WAKE UP with BWW 5/23/14 - BRIDGES at B&N, THE NORMAL HEART and More!
Photo by Walter McBride

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!

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