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WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/14 - OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at WTF, THE MAIDS with Blanchett, THE OPPONENT 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: OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON opens tonight in Williamstown, Cate Blanchett stars in Sydney Theatre's THE MAIDS at Lincoln Center and THE OPPONENT opens off-Broadway, direct from Chicago!

Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Mitchell Jarvis (portrait by Walter McBride), who has starred in Fiddler on the Roof and Rock of Ages. Take a moment to admire that fabulous 'stache and scroll down for your mid-week dose of news!

WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/14 - OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at WTF, THE MAIDS with Blanchett, THE OPPONENT and More!
Mitchell Jarvis wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride.

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

Does this gif remind anyone else of ANGELS IN AMERICA?

WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/14 - OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at WTF, THE MAIDS with Blanchett, THE OPPONENT and More!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

Broadway Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy this morning with scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. High around 85 degrees. Bust out your adorable rain boots (we know you have some)!

Quote of the Day: Cate Blanchett on her "perfect state" of being...

If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state.
-- Cate Blanchett (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: The TV adaptation of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, available now on DVD!

WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/14 - OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at WTF, THE MAIDS with Blanchett, THE OPPONENT and More!

Video of the Day: BOOK OF MORMON's Christopher Rice and a team of Broadway dancers put together a routine to Pharrell Williams' "Happy", and we can't stop watching it. Check it out below!

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Louise Sorel, who turns 75 today!

Sorel has starred on the Great White Way in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Man and Boy, Lorenzo and Take Her, She's Mine. She is also well known for her work on the soap Days of Our Lives.

WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/14 - OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at WTF, THE MAIDS with Blanchett, THE OPPONENT and More!
Louise Sorel (right) with Jill Larson
Photo by Mark Rupp

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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