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WAKE UP with BWW 5/26/14 - Memorial Day, SUBMISSIONS ONLY 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: It's Memorial Day! Chill out and catch up on SUBMISSIONS ONLY, and have fun partying with friends and family.

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

  • Laura Osnes, Jenn Colella and more guest star in today's new episode of SUBMISSIONS ONLY. What better way to spend your day off than catching up with your favorite characters? Watch it HERE!
  • And if you want to catch a Broadway show tonight, check out our Memorial Day calendar.
  • Plus, on May 21, the Tony Awards held their annual Creative Arts reception -- check back for BWW's interviews with the nominees later today, and keep catching our exclusive coverage of last week's STARS IN THE ALLEY concert!

WHAT YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:

Broadway Weather Forecast: Hello, summer! Enjoy a toasty, rain-free Monday for your Memorial Day festivities. Partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees.

Quote of the Day: Flaws simply spawn more creativity...

"Don't be afraid it won't be perfect. The only thing to be afraid of, really, is that it won't be."
-- Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY (via Goodreads)

What we're re-reading and looking forward to: Mark Haddon's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. After last week's casting news for the Broadway production this fall, we can't wait to see the novel played out onstage!

WAKE UP with BWW 5/26/14 - Memorial Day, SUBMISSIONS ONLY and More!

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Helena Bonham Carter, who turns 48 today!

Carter's upcoming films include Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, as well as Suffragette. She will also be reprising her role as the 'Red Queen' in Through the Looking Glass for Disney's Alice in Wonderland sequel. Among her recent big screen credits are The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, Burton and Taylor, The Lone Ranger, Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, Great Expectations, the Harry Potter series, The King's Speech and more. She is known for collaborating with her life partner, director Tim Burton, in many films; she played 'Mrs. Lovett' in Burton's adaptation of Sweeney Todd, opposite Johnny Depp in the title role. Bonham Carter also starred in Trevor Nunn's film version of Twelfth Night in 1996.

WAKE UP with BWW 5/26/14 - Memorial Day, SUBMISSIONS ONLY and More!
Helena Bonham Carter in the 2012 film version of LES MISERABLES

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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