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WAKE UP with BWW 10/15/2015 - PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, SHERLOCK, NAMT 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: PERFECT ARRANGEMENT opens off-Broadway, David Arquette takes SHERLOCK on tour, NAMT kicks off and more!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Baayork Lee (portrait by Walter McBride), who originated the role of 'Connie' in A CHORUS LINE -- off-Broadway, on Broadway and on tour -- and has also starred in Broadway's SEESAW, PROMISES, PROMISES, HENRY, SWEET HENRY, A JOYFUL NOISE, GOLDEN BOY, HERE'S LOVE, MR. PRESIDENT, BRAVO GIOVANNI, FLOWER DRUM SONG and THE KING AND I!

WAKE UP with BWW 10/15/2015 - PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, SHERLOCK, NAMT and More!
Baayork Lee wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- PERFECT ARRANGEMENT opens off-Broadway at Primary Stages!
- The SHERLOCK HOLMES tour, starring David Arquette, starts previews in Los Angeles tonight.
- NAMT's star-studded 2015 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS kicks off today.
- Phillip Boykin, Douglas Hodge, Montego Glover, Betsy Wolfe and more appear in MasterVoices' Fall 2015 gala, featuring PIRATES OF PENZANCE, tonight!
- And the company of Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF revival meets the press, so stay tuned for photos!

WAKE UP with BWW 10/15/2015 - PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, SHERLOCK, NAMT and More!NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- THE GIN GAME and ECLIPSED opened last night - read the reviews here and here!
- We got a first look (right) at the poster for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE, plus photos & footage of GGLAM's Jefferson Mays' funeral procession, and pictures & highlights from 5th Avenue's WATERFALL!
- MTI has secured the rights to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY.
- YOUNGER, starring Sutton Foster, has a season 2 premiere date!
- And Ryan Murphy and Gwyneth Paltrow are working on a new TV musical dramedy...

Broadway Weather Forecast: 65 degrees and sunny! And it's almost Friday!

Quote of the Day: A word from SHERLOCK HOLMES' David Arquette...

"When you're just an actor, maybe not the top of the list guys, you get constant rejection and it's fun."
-- David Arquett (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, in theaters across the globe today!

Video of the Day: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 360° music video for SCHOOL OF ROCK's "You're in the Band"!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Linda Lavin, who turns 78 today!

Lavin will soon return to Broadway in OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR at Manhattan Theatre Club. A prolific performer, she has also starred on the Great White Way in THE LYONS, COLLECTED STORIES, HOLLYWOOD ARMS, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, GYPSY, BROADWAY BOUND (which won her a Tony and a Drama Desk in 1987), THE ENEMY IS DEAD, PAUL SILLS' STORY THEATRE, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, COP-OUT, SOMETHING DIFFERENT, IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, THE RIOT ACT and A FAMILY AFFAIR. Among her off-Broadway credits are TOO MUCH SUN, OTHER DESERT CITIES, THE NEW CENTURY and more. Lavin is also known for playing the title role in the sitcom ALICE and has appeared in the TV series SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, THE O.C., CONRAD BLOOM, ROOM FOR TWO and BARNEY MILLER. She can currently be seen on the big screen in THE INTERN.

WAKE UP with BWW 10/15/2015 - PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, SHERLOCK, NAMT and More!
Linda Lavin in STARTING OVER at 54 Below.
Photo by Stephen Sorokoff

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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