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WAKE UP with BWW 11/19/2015 - THE ILLUSIONISTS Return 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 ILLUSIONISTS re-appear on Broadway and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- THE ILLUSIONISTS bring magic back to Broadway tonight!
- The Algonquin Hotel lobby features the art of Al Hirschfeld, starting today.
- Sondheim's works get revamped by Marsalis, Sheik and more in de Mare's LIAISONS concert...
- Richard Kind & Adriane Lenox appear in tonight's THRILLSVILLE reading at George Street.
- And be sure to set your DVR - Andrew Lloyd Webber visits THE LATE SHOW tonight!

THE WIZ LIVE!'s Toto meets the press!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- ALLEGIANCE's Lea Salonga will star in the first international production of FUN HOME in Manila!
- We got a look (right) at THE WIZ LIVE's company (plus Toto!) meeting the press, a sneak peek at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on tour, plus footage of SPRING AWAKENING performing at the White House and more!
- A new adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE have joined Roundabout's 2016-17 season.
- Heidi Blickenstaff and more will appear in Hammond & Gwon's STRING readings this week...
- THE WOODSMAN is headed to New World Stages this winter!
- Dramatists Guild President Doug Wright has released a statement on recent casting controversies.
- And HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda has been chosen as one of People's "Sexiest Men Alive"!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Rainy with highs in the mid-60s today - don't forget your umbrella!

Quote of the Day: A word from SCHOOL OF ROCK's Andrew Lloyd Webber (who's been fiesty lately, and we love it!)...

"You're the luckiest person in the entire world if you know what you really want to do, which I was lucky enough to know when I was very young. And you're the luckiest person in the world if you can then make a living out of it."
-- Andrew Lloyd Webber (via BrainyQuote)

What we're looking forward to reading: Misty Copeland's upcoming BALLERINA BODY book on health and fitness!

Misty Copeland and Charles Yang at
Career Transition for Dancers' 2015 PEARL JUBILEE.
Photo by David Dupuy
Video of the Day: Watch "Circle of Life" from every angle in THE LION KING's new 360 degree video!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Laura Osnes, who turns 30 today!
Osnes last starred on Broadway in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, for which she was nominated for a Tony and won a 2013 Drama Desk Award. Before that, she appeared in BONNIE AND CLYDE, ANYTHING GOES, SOUTH PACIFIC and GREASE. More recently, she took the stage in the now-Broadway-bound world premiere of THE BANDSTAND at Paper Mill Playhouse, in CAROUSEL at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and in Encores! THE BAND WAGON and FAUST: THE CONCERT. She has also starred off-Broadway in THE THREEPENNY OPERA.
Laura Osnes with Corey Cott in Paper Mill's THE BANDSTAND.
Photo by Jeremy Dalia

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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