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Broadway AM Report, 4/20/2016 - Drama League Award Nominees 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: The stars of ALADDIN announce the 2016 Drama League nominees this morning, and the company of MCC's 'A FUNNY THING...' meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage!

Gregg Goodbrod in 'GHOST' at Maine State Music Theatre!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME lead this year's Outer Critics Circle nominations!
- Sheldon Harnick and Marshall W. Mason will be honored with 2016 Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement.
- The new Cher musical is angling for Broadway with HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller...
- We got a look (right) at a new, immersive GHOST THE MUSICAL, plus photos from yesterday's OCC event, and footage from the spring 2016 release of THE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY cards!
- And TITANIC has found the full company for its London return.

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 68 and sunny - perfect weather to keep you going for the rest of the week!

Quote of the Day: A word from birthday girl Jessica Lange...

"We are not the originators of the story. I think it's actually the opposite when you're an actor. You're telling somebody else's story."
-- Jessica Lange (via BrainyQuote)

What we're reading: The first chapter of Jack Viertel's THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL!

What we're listening to: Broadway rock star Brooke Moriber, in concert tonight at Mercury Lounge!

Video of the Day: Watch the cast of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR perform "Whoa Mama" on TODAY!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Jessica Lange and George Takei, who turn 67 and 79, respectively!

Lange is currently starring on Broadway in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT and has also appeared on the Great White Way in THE GLASS MENAGERIE and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Takei made his Broadway debut last year in ALLEGIANCE and will soon be seen off-Broadway in WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT.

Jessica Lange in 'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY' and George Takei in ALLEGIANCE.
Photos by Joan Marcus and Matthew Murphy

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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