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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 11, 2014 - DISASTER! Fades, BOOK OF MORMON Tweets, LADY DAY Opens and More!

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? For your most important theatre meal of the day, we've rounded up the big news you missed yesterday, what's on the agenda today, and a few extras to start your day off right.

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 11, 2014 - DISASTER! Fades, BOOK OF MORMON Tweets, LADY DAY Opens and More!The Bacon: See what's on the griddle this weekend...

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 11, 2014 - DISASTER! Fades, BOOK OF MORMON Tweets, LADY DAY Opens and More!Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big stories...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Today is little gloomy for a Friday - a high of 63, cloudy, with showers off and on. The rain continues into Saturday, but temperatures rise to 67, finally peaking at 70 with mostly sunny skies on Sunday!

Quote of the Day: An interesting perspective from one of Ireland's best (and bloodiest) playwrights...

"Theatre was an art form that I didn't really respect, and because I wanted to shake it up and do different things on stage, I was able to combine all the things I'd learnt through writing on my own."
-- Martin McDonagh

What we're looking forward to: HBO's adaptation of THE NORMAL HEART, airing late next month. Check out those handsome men on the cover of THR... It's been a highly coveted project for years, ever since Babs wanted a crack at taking the play to the big screen. And no wonder, considering how important and relevant THE NORMAL HEART is today. We can't wait!

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 11, 2014 - DISASTER! Fades, BOOK OF MORMON Tweets, LADY DAY Opens and More!

Video of the Day: With the great news still ringing in our ears, watch Stephen Colbert's most recent guest appearance opposite Dave Letterman on THE LATE SHOW. We'll have to see if he can shed the character and show us the real host. What do you think of the choice?

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Joel Grey, who turns 82 today! A prolific stage actor, Grey has starred on Broadway in The Normal Heart, Anything Goes, Wicked, Chicago, Cabaret, The Grand Tour, Goodtime Charley, George M!, Half a Sixpence, Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, Come Blow Your Horn, The Littlest Revue and Borscht Capades. He won the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Cabaret, and won Drama Desk Awards for 1997's Chicago and 2011's The Normal Heart. He has appeared in movie versions of George M!, Cabaret and The Fantasticks. Grey's recent TV credits include appearances on CSI, Warehouse 13, Nurse Jackie, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, House, Alias, Crossing Jordan, Law & Order, Oz, Buffy and many more.

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 11, 2014 - DISASTER! Fades, BOOK OF MORMON Tweets, LADY DAY Opens and More!
Photo by Walter McBride

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!

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