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Broadway AM Report, 6/28/2016 - WAR PAINT, Barbara Cook 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: WAR PAINT, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, begins tonight at the Goodman, THE ROSE TATTOO with Marisa Tomei starts in Williamstown and more!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature
is AMERICAN PSYCHO's Jennifer Damiano (portrait by Walter McBride)!
Sierra Boggess with her cat, Celie!


- The a cappella musical IN TRANSIT is headed to Broadway this fall!
- James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kate Wetherhead and more have signed on for Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER.
- The new Jimmy Buffett musical will be called ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE...
- MTC will honor Tony winner Nathan Lane at its 2016 Fall Benefit.
- We got to meet (above, right) Sierra Boggess's Broadway kitties, Celie & Olivia!
- New works by Letts, Norris and more are slated for Second Stage this season.
- PARAMOUR is getting a Broadway cast recording this summer, and speaking of Cirque du Soleil, the company is teaming with the NFL to build a new attraction in Times Square...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms this afternoon with a high of 78 - don't forget your umbrella!

Quote of the Day: A word from WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone...

"Anybody that goes to the theater, I think we're all misfits, so we ended up on stage or in the audience."
-- Patti LuPone (via BrainyQuote)

What we're reading: Barbara Cook's memoir THEN AND NOW, out today!

Video of the Day: Get ready for the Broadway-bound OH, HELLO, with a clip from the Kroll Show below!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Kathy Bates, who turns 68 today!

Kathy Bates last appeared on Broadway in 'NIGHT, MOTHER, which earned her a Tony nomination in 1983. Among her other Broadway credits are COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, FIFTH OF JULY and GOODBYE FIDEL. The actress has also taken the stage in THE ROAD TO MECCA, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE, CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS and more. More recently, Emmy-winner Bates has appeared in Ryan Murphy's anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY, as well as the TV shows HARRY'S LAW and TWO AND A HALF MEN. She won an Oscar for MISERY in 1990 and was nominated in 1998 for PRIMARY COLORS and in 2002 for ABOUT SCHMIDT. Among her other film credits are FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, DOLORES CLAIBORNE and TITANIC.


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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