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WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/2015 - MISERY, Rockettes, New York Pops 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? This weekend's big news: MISERY brings Bruce Willis to Broadway, the New York Pops welcomes a bevy of SOPHISTICATED LADIES in concert and 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 Craig Burns!

Name: Craig Burns
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Last Show He Saw: WHORL INSIDE A LOOP
His Favorite Show: LES MISERABLES
Broadway Star(s) He Wants to Meet: Rodgers & Hammerstein

THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:

- Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins and Sy Smith join The New York Pops in concert tonight!
- Set your DVR! ACT ONE with Shalhoub & Fontana airs tonight on PBS!
- The Rockettes bring back RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR this evening.
- New York Stage & Film hosts its starry winter gala this Sunday...
- AVENUE Q hits another milestone this weekend!
- INCIDENT AT VICHY opens off-Broadway this Sunday.
- And MISERY, starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, opens at the Broadhurst!

Carson Elrod in 'IMPORTANT HATS'!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Tony Awards committee has ruled on the eligibility of HAMILTON and more.
- Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will star in WAR PAINT in Chicago!
- Alfie Boe will depart Broadway's LES MISERABLES this February...
- We got a first look (right) at MTC's IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!
- Ana Gasteyer is set to play 'Principal McGee' in FOX's GREASE LIVE!
- Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison will host TLC's BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
- A biopic on playwright Tennessee Williams is headed to the big screen...
- DANCERS OVER 40 is honoring Donna McKechnie, Tony Sheldon and more with Legacy Awards.
- And stage and screen vet Bryan Cranston will appear on INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO next week!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Highs mostly in the high 50s and sunny all weekend!

Quote of the Day: A word from author Stephen King, in honor of MISERY's opening this Sunday...

"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."
-- Stephen King (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: Annaleigh Ashford's live album LOST IN THE STARS, out today!

Video of the Day: Watch scenes from Taylor Mac's HIR, featuring Kristine Nielsen and more, at Playwrights Horizons!
#HirPH Official Trailer

#HirPH is "a remarkable, audacious, uproarious black comedy with a daring combination of realism and madcap absurdity." (NY Times Critics' Pick). Extended through Dec. 20!

Posted by Playwrights Horizons on Thursday, November 12, 2015
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Whoopi Goldberg, who turns 60 today!
Comedian, film and stage actress and co-host of THE VIEW, Whoopi Goldberg last appeared on Broadway in XANADU but most recently produced SISTER ACT, in which she also starred in the West End. Among her other acting credits on the Great White Way are WHOOPI, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and WHOOPI GOLDBERG. She also produced THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, which earned the 2002 Tony for Best Musical, and appeared in benefit performances of CHILDREN AND ART and FUNNY GIRL. The actress also voiced the role of the 'Statue of Liberty' in Radio City's NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR this year. Goldberg is one of the few entertainers who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. Among her well known film credits are THE COLOR PURPLE, GHOST and the SISTER ACT movies.
Whoopi Goldberg meets with Portfolio Gold Medalists backstage
at the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony.

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!


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