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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - CABARET and THE GREAT IMMENSITY Open, NPH on LETTERMAN 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 - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - CABARET and THE GREAT IMMENSITY Open, NPH on LETTERMAN and More!The Bacon: See what's on the griddle today...

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - CABARET and THE GREAT IMMENSITY Open, NPH on LETTERMAN and More!Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big news...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Whistle down the wind, let your voices carry... Sunny and windy. High of 60 degrees.

Quote of the Day: Theatre by the people, for the people...

First there was the theatre of people and animals, then of people and the devil. Now we need the theatre of people and people.
-- Edward Bond (via BrainyQuote)

Video of the Day: In honor of CABARET's return to Broadway tonight, watch Liza Minnelli performing "Mein Herr" in the 1972 movie version!

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Barbra Streisand, who turns 72, and Shirley MacLaine, hitting the big 8-0 today!

Streisand has starred on Broadway in I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Funny Girl. She was nominated for Tony Awards for both performances. One of the few performers ever to achieve the famous EGOT, Streisand has won five Emmys, eight GRAMMYs, two Oscars, and a Special Tony Award. The actress has appeared on the big screen in The Guilt Trip, Meet the Fockers, The Prince of Tides, Yentl (which she also directed), A Star Is Born, Funny Lady, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Hello, Dolly! and the 1968 film adaptation of Funny Girl.

MacLaine's Broadway credits include Me and Juliet, The Pajama Game, Shirley MacLaine and Shirley MacLaine on Broadway. The actress will next be seen in an episode of the FOX series GLEE and also recently appeared in the British period drama series Downton Abbey. Among her many film appearances are Around the World in Eighty Days, Sweet Charity, Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias, Bewitched and more.

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - CABARET and THE GREAT IMMENSITY Open, NPH on LETTERMAN and More!
Barbra Streisand (photo by Dave Hogan) and
Shirley MacLaine (photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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