WAKE UP with BWW 1/14/2015 - ROMEO AND JULIET, NEVERMORE and More Land Off-Broadway!

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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? Today's big news: It's a big night off-Broadway with 'ROMEO AND JULIET', 'NEVERMORE', DA and more beginning previews!


- Future 'HEIDI CHRONICLES' star Elise Kibler leads THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, starting tonight off-Broadway...
- Catalyst Theatre's Edgar Allan Poe musical 'NEVERMORE' begins previews at New World Stages!
- Irish Rep's DA revival launches today off-Broadway.
- Tom Hewitt and Sarah Jane Johnson star in ANOTHER MEDEA and DEVIL IN A BOX, beginning in rep off-Broadway tonight.
- And THE VISIT's Chita Rivera headlines a Rainbow Room benefit concert for Lincoln Center this evening!

Inside Paul Rudd's All-Star Bowling Benefit!
Photo by Walter McBride


- KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN could be eyeing Broadway after a starry NYC reading last week!
- BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS will return in March at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre...
- The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL summer benefit concert has been moved up by a week!
- We got an inside look (right) at Paul Rudd's 2015 All-Star Bowling Benefit!
- Playwright Nick Payne will appear on MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONS this Thursday.
- Derek Hough is departing DANCING WITH THE STARS to join Radio City's SPRING SPECTACULAR!
- And Michael Urie is bringing BUYER AND CELLAR to Menier Chocolate Factory for its UK debut this spring!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Cloudy with a high of 35 degrees. Warmer but gloomier...

Quote of the Day: In honor of 'NEVERMORE' beginning off-Broadway...

"The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?"
-- Edgar Allan Poe (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: Darren Criss and Chris Colfer's upcoming "It's Too Late" Carole King duet from GLEE!

Video of the Day: A new promo for Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, starring Kristin Chenoweth and more!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Holland Taylor, who turns 72 today!

Taylor last appeared on Broadway in Ann, which she wrote and for which she was nominated for both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. Before that, she starred onstage in Moose Murders, Something Old, Something New, Murder Among Friends, We Interrupt This Program..., Butley and The Devils. Among her best known TV credits are Bosom Buddies, The Powers That Be, The Practice, and Two and a Half Men.

Holland Taylor in Broadway's ANN in 2013.
Photo by Ave Bonar.

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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