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WAKE UP with BWW 10/22/2015 - DAMES AT SEA, MISERY and More!

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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: DAMES AT SEA taps onto Broadway tonight, MISERY creeps onto the Broadhurst stage, SHEAR MADNESS trims and tricks off-Broadway, and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- DAMES AT SEA officially docks on Broadway tonight!
- MISERY, starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, begins at the Broadhurst this evening.
- MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE starts off-Broadway...
- SHEAR MADNESS launches its New York premiere tonight at New World Stages.
- And you can meet the cast of THE WIZ LIVE! today at the Apple Store in Soho!

Broderick and Ashford in SYLVIA!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Laverne Cox will play 'Frank-N-Furter' in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW special on FOX next fall!
- We got a first look (right) at Broadway's SYLVIA, plus a sneak peek at PRINCE OF BROADWAY onstage in Japan, and photos and highlights from the 'BULLETS' national tour!
- MTC's Fall 2015 Benefit will honor Christine Baranski with help from Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep and more!
- John Leguizamo has published his Broadway play GHETTO KLOWN as a graphic novel.
- Stephen Sondheim weighed in on Emerson's Colonial Theatre renovation controversy...
- And ABT's Misty Copeland is producing a semi-autobiographical dance drama for FOX!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 77 degrees and partly cloudy on this almost-Friday!

Quote of the Day: A word from MISERY's Laurie Metcalf...

"I like to play a wide range of characters. The more they're unlike me, the better I like it."
-- Laurie Metcalf (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: THE LION GUARD: RETURN OF THE ROAR, a sequel to THE LION KING, airing tonight on Disney Channel!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who hits the big 4-0 today!

Ferguson last appeared on Broadway in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, which won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. Before that, he starred in ON THE TOWN. He recently took the stage in SPAMALOT at The Hollywood Bowl and in THE TEMPEST, THE WINTER'S TALE, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park. Among his other off-Broadway credits are WHERE DO WE LIVE?, LITTLE FISH, HAIR at Encores!, NEWYORKERS and KEAN, as well as a concert production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. The actor is well known for his role as 'Mitchell Pritchett' in the long-running ABC sitcom MODERN FAMILY.

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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