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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY 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.

Happy Friday!

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!The Bacon: See what's on the griddle this weekend...

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big news...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 59 degrees today, followed by Saturday showers, then back to half clouds, half sun on Sunday...

Quote of the Day: Banish regret and start that passion project you keep putting off... ALW says so!

"The regrets in the theatre have always been the shows that you know ought to have worked but for one reason or another haven't."
-- Andrew Lloyd Webber (via BrainyQuote)

Video of the Day: Get a sneak peek at Matthew Bourne's dark, vampiric SLEEPING BEAUTY before it airs on PBS tonight!

And finally, a triple Happy Birthday shout-out to Al Pacino, turning 74, James Barbour, who turns 48, and Hank Azaria, hitting the big 5-0 today!

Best known for his iconic role in the movie The Godfather, Pacino is at much at home onstage as on-screen. His Broadway credits include Glengarry Glen Ross (he also appeared in the film version), The Merchant of Venice, Salome, Hughie, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo, King Richard III, Camino Real, and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? The last two won him Tony Awards in 1977 and 1969, respectively. He also appeared in a TV mini-series version of Angels in America in 2003 and the recent TV movie Phil Spector.

Barbour has been seen on Broadway in A Tale of Two Cities, Assassins, Urinetown, Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel and Cyrano - The Musical. He is set to star as 'Jean Valjean' in Les Miserables at La Mirada Theatre in California this summer.

Azaria's Broadway credits include The Farnsworth Invention and Spamalot, which earned him a 2006 Tony Award nomination. He has voiced characters for The Simpsons since 1989 and also made appearances in the TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends. His recent big screen credits include The Smurfs, Love & Other Drugs, Year One and more.

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!
Photos by Walter McBride

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!

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