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Broadway AM Report, 3/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR, AMERICAN PSYCHO 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? Today's big news: BRIGHT STAR and AMERICAN PSYCHO bow on Broadway and more!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is
FUN HOME star Sydney Lucas (portrait by Walter McBride)!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star opens on Broadway!
- AMERICAN PSYCHO starts previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
- The RSC's David Tennant-led 'KING AND COUNTRY' begins tonight at BAM...
- And Michael John LaChiusa's new musical RAIN commences at The Old Globe!

Cusack and Nolan in BRIGHT STAR!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- The Broadway-bound ROMAN HOLIDAY musical is debuting in San Francisco this season!
- McGrath, Azaria, Kritzer & Bundy will lead next month's THE HONEYMOONERS labs.
- PHANTOM will welcome a new pair of principals next month.
- Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG has had to cancel three previews this week...
- We got a first look (right) at BRIGHT STAR, plus Phylicia Rashad and more in HEAD OF PASSES at The Public, interviews from BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS and more!
- Samira Wile and Daphne Rubin-Vega are set for DAPHNE'S DIVE off-Broadway, while Tony Nominee Geneva Carr and Morgan Spector have joined Charlie Cox in MTC's INCOGNITO.
- The HAMILTON national tour is headed to Las Vegas next year!
- Jacobs-Jenkins, Nottage & Guirgis are among the 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters winners.
- And Tony and Emmy winner Ken Howard passed away at 71...

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 59 degrees and partly cloudy today. Wear your spring jacket to the theatre tonight!

Quote of the Day: A word from BRIGHT STAR's Edie Brickell...

"You feel like a prisoner if you don't create. You're jailed up inside of yourself."
-- Edie Brickell (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: Broadway vet Alisan Porter performing "California Dreamin" on THE VOICE!


Video of the Day: In honor of AMERICAN PSYCHO's first preview tonight, watch the famous business card scene from the film below!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Jim Parsons, who turns 43 today!

Parsons, best known for his Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of 'Sheldon Cooper' in the sitcom THE BIG BANG THEORY, last appeared on Broadway in AN ACT OF GOD. Before that, he took the stage in HARVEY and THE NORMAL HEART. The actor also appeared in the TV movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's play in 2014 and voiced the title role in the TV special ELF: BUDDY'S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS that same year. Parsons recently took part in Roundabout's MERTON OF THE MOVIES and has appeared off-Broadway in THE CASTLE.

Jim Parsons in AN ACT OF GOD on Broadway.
Photo by Jeremy Daniel

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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