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WAKE UP with BWW 10/21/2015 - CHINA DOLL, 'BRIDGE', FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE & 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: CHINA DOLL and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE start on Broadway, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE opens and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- CHINA DOLL with Al Pacino (more here) and the Young Vic's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE begin previews on Broadway tonight!
- Levy, Testa, Jones and more star in FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, opening tonight at The Public.
- Daphne Rubin-Vega channels SWEENEY TODD in EMPANADA LOCA off-Broadway, and Piper Perabo leads LOST GIRLS, starting tonight at MCC Theater...
- And HAND TO GOD's Bob Saget meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage!

WAKE UP with BWW 10/21/2015 - CHINA DOLL, 'BRIDGE', FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE & More!
The cast of DAMES AT SEA!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Carmen Cusack will reprise her role in Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR on Broadway this spring!
- We got a look at photos (right) and highlights from Broadway's DAMES AT SEA, plus footage from RIPCORD off-Broadway, and a peek at NCT's starry INTO THE WOODS!
- UGLY LIES THE BONE, starring Mamie Gummer, has extended into December.
- Julie Andrews could play a part in Rob Marshall's new MARY POPPINS film...
- Jennifer Ashley Tepper, James Lecesne and more will appear in TEDXBROADWAY this winter.
- And SCHOOL OF ROCK's Andrew Lloyd Webber has donated instruments to 20 public schools in NYC!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 75 degrees and sunny. Gorgeous Hump Day!

Quote of the Day: A word from CHINA DOLL's Al Pacino...

"My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness."
-- Al Pacino (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: Todrick Hall's reimagined PETER PAN with help from Katy Perry!

Video of the Day: Get ready for Al Pacino in CHINA DOLL with a clip of the actor onstage in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Aaron Tveit, who turns 32 today!

Tveit last appeared on Broadway as 'Frank Abagnale Jr.' in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Before that, he starred in NEXT TO NORMAL, WICKED and HAIRSPRAY. He is also known for his portrayal of 'Enjolras' in the recent LES MISERABLES film adaptation and 'John Wilkes Booth' in ASSASSINS in the West End. The actor has also taken the stage off-Broadway in SAVED. After appearing in the TV series GOSSIP GIRL and GRACELAND, he will soon be seen in the new CBS thriller-comedy BRAINDEAD. Tveit will also be starring as 'Danny Zuko' in FOX's upcoming presentation of GREASE: LIVE.

WAKE UP with BWW 10/21/2015 - CHINA DOLL, 'BRIDGE', FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE & More!
Aaron Tveit rehearsing for ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory.
Photo by Nobby Clark

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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