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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT 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? 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 - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!The Bacon: See what's on the griddle today...

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big stories...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Cloudy in the morning with some sunshine in the afternoon. High near 60 degrees!

Quote of the Day: Do you agree or disagree? Why?

"Theatre's a much less faddish, more sensible world than TV or film."
-- Stephen Mangan (via BrainyQuote)

What we're reading: We're already aching for a summer road trip (move faster, Spring!), but since we've got our nose to the grindstone prepping for the 2014 Tony Awards, we'll have to live vicariously through Bette Midler's re-released memoir A VIEW FROM A BROAD. It chronicles her life on the road before her breakout hit film BEACHES.

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!

And finally, a Happy Birthday flashback to Mary Pickford, who was born on this day in Toronto in 1892 and passed away in 1979 at the age of 87. Pickford began in the theatre at age 7, often known as 'Baby Gladys Smith', touring with her family in several regional companies. She made her Broadway debut in 1905 in Edmund Burke, followed by The Warrens of Virginia in 1907 and A Good Little Devil in 1913. Pickford, a key player in the silent film era, was a co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She starred in 52 feature films throughout her career.

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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