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WAKE UP with BWW 6/23/14 - 'Thrilling' Gala at the Public, THE NANCE, Beacon Awards, Pride Week & 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: The Public Theater hosts its ONE THRILLING COMBINATION gala honoring Marvin Hamlisch, the 2014 Broadway Beacon Awards are tonight, DONOGOO opens off-Broadway, celebs celebrate Pride Week at 54 Below, and much more!

Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducting BWW's lovely morning feature is Rose Hemingway (portrait by Walter McBride) of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. WAKE UP with Hemingway's unbridled excitement, and start your week off right with the news!

WAKE UP with BWW 6/23/14 - 'Thrilling' Gala at the Public, THE NANCE, Beacon Awards, Pride Week & More!
Rose Hemingway. Photo by Walter McBride.

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS (busy, busy Monday!):

NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:

Broadway Weather Forecast: Sunny with a high of 79 degrees. And no rain. Yay Monday!

Quote of the Day: In honor of the Public's gala tonight, thoughts from the one and only Marvin Hamlisch...

I have always thought of music as a highway with many lanes.
-- Marvin Hamlisch (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: THE NANCE, starring Nathan Lane. The production hits movie theaters today!

WAKE UP with BWW 6/23/14 - 'Thrilling' Gala at the Public, THE NANCE, Beacon Awards, Pride Week & More!

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Frances McDormand, who turns 58 today (and shares her birthday with the legendary Bob Fosse)!

McDormand last appeared on Broadway in Good People, for which she won a Tony Award in 2011. She has also starred in The Country Girl, A Streetcar Named Desire and Awake and Sing! She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for the movie Fargo in 1996 and was nominated for her roles in Mississippi Burning, Almost Famous and North Country.

WAKE UP with BWW 6/23/14 - 'Thrilling' Gala at the Public, THE NANCE, Beacon Awards, Pride Week & More!

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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