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WAKE UP with BWW 8/1/14 - HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, Edinburgh Fringe 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? This weekend's big news: HAIR gets wild with an all-star cast at The Hollywood Bowl this weekend, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival launches in Scotland today!

Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger, who has starred on Broadway in The Glass Menagerie, Peter and the Starcatcher, Les Miserables and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Take her adorable morning smirk with you as you start your weekend, and head on down to today's lineup!

WAKE UP with BWW 8/1/14 - HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, Edinburgh Fringe and More!
Celia Keenan-Bolger wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride.

THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:

In the meantime, whip that hair back and forth in honor of HAIR in L.A.!

WAKE UP with BWW 8/1/14 - HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, Edinburgh Fringe and More!

WAKE UP with BWW 8/1/14 - HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, Edinburgh Fringe and More!
Georgina Haig as 'Elsa'
in ONCE UPON A TIME!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

Broadway Weather Forecast: Tut, tut. Mostly cloudy all weekend with thunderstorms on Saturday. High of 82 degrees.

Quote of the Day: HAIR star Kristen Bell shares some of her free spirit...

I rarely wear clothes when I'm home by myself. I love making breakfast naked. But you've got to make sure the gardener's not coming that day.
-- Kristen Bell (via BrainyQuote)

What we're looking forward to: Michael Keaton trying his hand at Broadway in the film BIRDMAN. Check out the trailer here!

WAKE UP with BWW 8/1/14 - HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, Edinburgh Fringe and More!

Video of the Day: Check out the 2009 Broadway revival of HAIR performing "Hair" at the Tony Awards!

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Sam Mendes, who hits the big 5-0 today!

Mendes is currently directing Roundabout's revival of Cabaret on Broadway and helmed last year's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End. He has also led The Vertical Hour, Gypsy and The Blue Room on the Great White Way. Among his other West End directing credits are The Fix, Company, Oliver!, Cabaret and Assassins. As producer, he won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play for Red, and the same in 2003 for Take Me Out, as well as 2000's The Real Thing. Also an acclaimed film director, Mendes is best known for American Beauty, which won him an Academy Award in 1999.

WAKE UP with BWW 8/1/14 - HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, Edinburgh Fringe and More!
Photo by Rex

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!

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