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WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour 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: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU starts its fireworks show tonight on Broadway, the DIRTY DANCING tour kicks off in D.C., NEWSIES' John Dossett travels over to PIPPIN and more!

Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is de'Adre Aziza (portrait by Walter McBride), who is currently starring in PIECE OF MY HEART off-Broadway and has also appeared on Broadway in PASSING STRANGE--for which she was nominated for a 2008 Tony--WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH and A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Take sultry sip of your morning joe and get on down to today's lineup!

WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!
de'Adre Aziza wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride.

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!

WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!
SIDE SHOW is coming...

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

Broadway Weather Forecast: 86 degrees and sunny! Keep it up August, this is beautiful!

Quote of the Day: Wise thoughts from YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU star James Earl Jones...

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
-- James Earl Jones (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: HBO's THE NORMAL HEART, out on DVD and Blu-ray today! The film took home the 2014 Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Television Movie' last night; it received 16 nominations this year.

WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!

Video of the Day: Billy Crystal's moving 2014 Emmys tribute to Robin Williams...

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Keke Palmer, who turns 20 today!

Palmer is making her Broadway debut as the title role in CINDERELLA this fall and also appeared this year in the TV version of the play THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL. She rose to fame after starring in the film AKEELAH AND THE BEE in 2006. She also recently appeared in the movie JOYFUL NOISE with Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton and Jeremy Jordan. Palmer is known for her role in the Nickelodeon show TRUE JACKSON, VP and will soon appear in a recurring role on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX, now hosts her own talk show on BET, and is working on her second studio album. Her first, SO UNCOOL, was released in 2007.

WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!
Jeremy Jordan and Keke Palmer in JOYFUL NOISE in 2012.
Photo Credit: Alcon Film Fund, LLC

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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