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WAKE UP with BWW 5/29/14 - ANTHEM, O'Neill Center, BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE 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: ANTHEM opens off-Broadway tonight, the NYPL hosts a discussion in honor of the O'Neill Center's 50th anniversary, and the creator of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Otis Sallid boogies down at 54 Below!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

Broadway Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 65 degrees.

Quote of the Day: On finding a happy medium between thinking and doing...

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."
-- Japanese Proverb (Quotes4All)

What we're looking forward to: Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning production of THE NANCE, starring Nathan Lane. The play will be hitting theaters next month and kicks off during Gay Pride Week in many cities!

WAKE UP with BWW 5/29/14 - ANTHEM, O'Neill Center, BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE and More!
Nathan Lane in THE NANCE. Photo by Joan Marcus.

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Annette Bening, who turns 56 today!

Bening starred in Coastal Disturbances on Broadway in 1987; she received a Tony nomination for her performance. She has also appeared off-Broadway in Spoils of War and is set to appear opposite John Lithgow in The Public Theater's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park this summer. Bening has starred on the big screen in The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right -- she won Golden Globe Awards for the latter two.

WAKE UP with BWW 5/29/14 - ANTHEM, O'Neill Center, BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE and More!

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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