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WAKE UP with BWW 11/12/2015 - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Opens 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: The Young Vic's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE hits Broadway and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE opens on Broadway!
- David Arnsperger and Elizabeth Welch lead PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, starting tonight in Germany.
- J. Bernard Calloway stars in THE GRINCH, opening this evening at The Old Globe...
- THE ASTRONAUT LOVE SHOW (more here) and MY BIG GAY ITALIAN MID LIFE CRISIS begin off-Broadway.
- And Ian McKellen and more appear in Almeida's THE ODYSSEY today!

The cast of NOISES OFF!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Phylicia Rashad will return to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES this spring!
- We got a sneak peek (right) at the cast of Roundabout's NOISES OFF, plus a look at Christopher Fitzgerald and Michael Urie in Two River's '...FORUM', highlights from THE ILLUSIONISTS, shots of THE COLOR PURPLE's first bows, footage from PRINCE OF BROADWAY, and photos from LORD OF THE DANCE's opening on the Great White Way!
- Laura Benanti will host the 16th Annual WINTER'S EVE in Lincoln Square.
- Broadway producer Don Gregory has passed away at the age of 80...
- And Matthew McConaughey and more will star in the new animated musical SING!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 60 degrees and rainy today. But don't fret - it's almost Friday!

Quote of the Day: A word from A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE playwright Arthur Miller...

"The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life."
-- Arthur Miller (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: Disney's TANGLED: THE MUSICAL onboard the Disney Magic Cruise!

Video of the Day: Watch THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams and Stephanie Mills perform "Home"!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Karen Ziemba, who turns 58 today!
Ziemba last starred on Broadway in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Before that, she appeared in CURTAINS, NEVER GONNA DANCE, CONTACT (which earned her a Tony in 2000), STEEL PIER, CHICAGO (and on tour), CRAZY FOR YOU, TEDDY & ALICE, 42ND STREET and A CHORUS LINE. Among her off-Broadway credits are HERESY, I DO! I DO!, and AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, as well as concert productions of BYE BYE BIRDIE, WEIRD ROMANCE, THE PAJAMA GAME, ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936, ALLEGRO and I MARRIED AN ANGEL. She also took the stage in GUYS AND DOLLS at Paper Mill Playhouse, THE THREEPENNY OPERA and QUARK VICTORY at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and more recently in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.
Annemaria Rajala and Karen Ziemba in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.
Photo by Kevin Berne

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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