WAKE UP with BWW 10/30/2015 - It's Halloweekend - INFERNO, REAR WINDOW and More!

By: Oct. 30, 2015
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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? This weekend's big news: It's almost Halloween, and The McKittrick Hotel is hosting a ghoulish party after SLEEP NO MORE!

We had so much fun taking mug-shots of our fans at this year's BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market that we're adding a new weekly Friday morning tradition -- we call it Fan Fridays!

This week, meet Samantha Rey!

Name: Samantha Rey
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Last Show She Saw: HAMILTON
Her Favorite Show: HAMILTON
Broadway Star She Wants to Meet: Idina Menzel


- The McKittrick Hotel, home of SLEEP NO MORE, hosts an INFERNO after-party tonight!
- The cast recording of Joe Iconis' new musical BE MORE CHILL is out digitally today...
- And Kevin Bacon stars in REAR WINDOW, opening tonight in Hartford!

SONGBIRD's opening bows!


- Frank Wood will join Forest Whitaker in HUGHIE on Broadway!
- Alex Timbers is set to helm Steven Pasquale in THE ROBBER BRIDEROOM this spring.
- FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, will transfer to the West End!
- We got a look (right) at SONGBIRD's opening bows, plus highlights of Keira Knightley in THERESE RAQUIN, which opened last night!
- MTC will stage the World Premiere of Penelope Skinner's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION.
- Tavi Gevinson, Ben Foster and more will participate in all-day readings by John Patrick Shanley...
- John O'Hurley and Chrissie Fit have signed on for 'PETER PAN' in Pasadena.
- Broadway press agency O&M Co. has joined forces with DKC Public Relations.
- And the faculty of Emerson College voted to reconsider the school's plans for Boston's Colonial Theatre...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Sunny today and tomorrow with highs around 60 degrees; cloudy and 65 on Sunday. Great weather for Halloween!

Quote of the Day: A word from REAR WINDOW's Kevin Bacon...

"I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about."
-- Kevin Bacon (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: NE-YO, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy and more performing Disney classics on the WE LOVE DISNEY compilation album, out today!

Video of the Day: In honor of Halloween and HBO's midnight screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, watch a clip from the cult film!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Matthew Morrison, who turns 37 today!

Tony nominee Matthew Morrison, star of Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND, has also appeared on the Great White Way in SOUTH PACIFIC, A NAKED GIRL ON THE APPIAN WAY, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, HAIRSPRAY, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and FOOTLOOSE. Among his off-Broadway credits are 10 MILLION MILES, workshops of TARZAN and THE BABY AND JOHNNY PROJECT and a reading of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Morrison is also well known for his role as 'Will Schuester' in Fox's musical dramedy GLEE.

Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer
with the ensemble of FINDING NEVERLAND.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!

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