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WAKE UP with BWW 10/9/2015 - NY Pops, COMEDY OF ERRORS, KING CHARLES III 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? This weekend's big news: The NY Pops launches its 2015-16 season with two stage greats, COMEDY OF ERRORS goes on tour and KING CHARLES III arrives in New York!

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 Aisling Halpin!

Name: Aisling Halpin
Hometown: Cortland, NY
Last Show She Saw: 'CURIOUS INCIDENT'
Her Favorite Show: WEST SIDE STORY
Broadway Star She Wants to Meet: Bernadette Peters

THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:

- Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden lead the New York Pops' season opener tonight.
- The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Unit takes COMEDY OF ERRORS on tour...
- The IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast recording hits shelves today.
- And Broadway's KING CHARLES III starts previews on Saturday night!

DeGuzman, Margallo & Macapugay perform
a song from DREAMGIRLS at NAAP's Gala!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Andrew Rannells is next in line for King George's crown in HAMILTON on Broadway!
- FUN HOME's Sydney Lucas will star in Manhattan Concert Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN next year!
- Skylar Astin, Bianca Marroquin & Morgan Hernandez are set for Carnegie Hall's WEST SIDE STORY in Queens.
- We got a look (right) at NAAP's PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE gala at NYU earlier this week!
- Elaine Paige will lead an adaptation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for the BBC...
- Julian Ovenden will play 'Captain von Trapp' in ITV's live THE SOUND OF MUSIC this Christmas.
- And speaking of live TV productions, HEATHERS and BRING IT ON star Elle McLemore has joined FOX's GREASE LIVE!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms tonight with a high of 79 degrees, cloudy on Saturday and highs in the mid-60s, and sunny and 71 on Sunday!

Quote of the Day: A word from birthday boy Tony Shalhoub...

"I'm impossible to direct. I couldn't get myself to do anything."
-- Tony Shalhoub (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: Tori Amos' THE LIGHT PRINCESS cast recording, out today!

What we're watching: PAN, featuring Hugh Jackman, hitting theaters today!

Video of the Day: Watch Lea Salonga take the "Jukebox Challenge" and sing ALADDIN, Taylor Swift and more!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Tony Shalhoub, who turns 62 today!

Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub last starred on Broadway in ACT ONE, which will air next month on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER. Before that, he appeared in GOLDEN BOY, LEND ME A TENOR, CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, and THE ODD COUPLE. Among his off-Broadway credits are THE SCENE, FOR DEAR LIFE, RAMEAU'S NEPHEW, ZERO POSITIVE, HENRY IV, PART I and RICHARD II. The actor is well known for his role as 'Adrian Monk' in the TV series MONK, which won him a Golden Globe, two SAG Awards and three Emmys. He has also appeared in NURSE JACKIE and on the big screen in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, CARS, SPY KIDS, MEN IN BLACK, GALAXY QUEST and more.

Matthew Schechter and Tony Shalhoub in ACT ONE.
Photo by Joan Marcus

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!



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