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WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/2015 - OLD TIMES, ALLEGIANCE, BULLETS 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: OLD TIMES opens on Broadway, ALLEGIANCE starts performances and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY heads out on tour!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Ashley Brown (portrait by Walter McBride), currently starring in the national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, who has also appeared on Broadway in MARY POPPINS and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/2015 - OLD TIMES, ALLEGIANCE, BULLETS and More!
Ashley Brown wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- Roundabout's OLD TIMES, starring Clive Owen, opens tonight on Broadway!
- ALLEGIANCE, with George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, starts previews this evening...
- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY launches its national tour in Cleveland tonight.
- Levy, Testa, Jones and more lead LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, starting tonight at The Public!
- York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS begins tonight off-Broadway...
- And WAITRESS songwriter Sara Bareilles continues BAM's 2015 UNBOUND lineup!

WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/2015 - OLD TIMES, ALLEGIANCE, BULLETS and More!
The cast of DAMES AT SEA!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY is eyeing a 2016 Broadway bow!
- The NEWSIES tour will welcome six new principal cast members.
- We got a first look (right) at Broadway's DAMES AT SEA, plus a peek at PRINCE OF BROADWAY in rehearsal!
- And a new musical with songs by Australian rock band INXS is aiming for Broadway...

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 73 and sunny on this gorgeous Tuesday!

Quote of the Day: A word from ALLEGIANCE's George Takei...

"I spent my boyhood behind the barbed wire fences of American internment camps and that part of my life is something that I wanted to share with more people."
-- George Takei (via BrainyQuote)

What we're reading: Michael Riedel's new book RAZZLE DAZZLE, out today! Read an excerpt here!

WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/2015 - OLD TIMES, ALLEGIANCE, BULLETS and More!

What we're listening to: The HAMILTON cast recording, which just hit the Top 5 of Billboard's rap charts and the Top 10 of Billboard's pop charts!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Michael Arden, who turns 33 today!

Michael Arden is currently making his Broadway directorial debut with Deaf West's revival of SPRING AWAKENING. Before that, starred as Tom Sawyer in BIG RIVER and appeared onstage in THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN', as well as off-Broadway's BARE and concert productions of PIPPIN and THE SECRET GARDEN. He recently starred in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill and La Jolla Playhouse.

WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/2015 - OLD TIMES, ALLEGIANCE, BULLETS and More!
Michael Arden and the cast of 'HUNCHBACK' at Paper Mill.
Photo by Matthew Murphy

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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