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WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/14 - 'WE WERE YOUNG' Off-Broadway, Tower in MOTOWN, Cast Album Bonanza and More!

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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: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID raises the curtain off-Broadway, MOTOWN gets a new 'Berry Gordy', a great selection of new cast albums hit the shelves and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 83 degrees and partly cloudy today, with thunderstorms rolling in tonight -- so bring your umbrella to the show!

Quote of the Day: Cherry Jones, star of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID off-Broadway, on the intensity of acting...

I think there's something about being absolutely at the height of intensity at almost every moment of one's job that makes it a lot easier if you don't have time to think much, just sort of barrel through the next crisis.
-- Cherry Jones (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: You saw the wonderful list up top! Any of those albums will do, though we have to admit it's feeling like a jazzy Tuesday, and we've got Duke Ellington in our ears...

WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/14 - 'WE WERE YOUNG' Off-Broadway, Tower in MOTOWN, Cast Album Bonanza and More!

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to John Gallagher, Jr., who turns 31 today! He last starred on Broadway in 2011's Jerusalem, with American Idiot in 2010, Spring Awakening, for which he won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in Musical, and Rabbit Hole earlier that same year. His off-Broadway credits include Farragut North, Port Authority and Kimberly Akimbo. Gallagher Jr.'s recent big screen roles include appearances in The Heart Machine, Short Term 12, Margaret and Jonah Hex. On the small screen, he also stars in the new TV mini-series Olive Kitteridge, as well as HBO's The Newsroom.

WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/14 - 'WE WERE YOUNG' Off-Broadway, Tower in MOTOWN, Cast Album Bonanza and More!
Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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