WAKE UP with BWW 1/14/2016 - NOISES OFF Opens 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? Today's big news: Roundabout's NOISES OFF, starring Megan Hilty and more, opens tonight on Broadway, and a starry cast leads industry readings of DEATH - THE MUSICAL this week!

The cast of BEAUTIFUL celebrates 2 years!


- HAIRSPRAY will be NBC's next live musical!
- Kitt & Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY musical will make its World Premiere in D.C. this fall, before being produced in a theatre near you.
- We got a look at photos (right) from BEAUTIFUL's two-year celebration on Broadway, plus Eddie George's first bows in CHICAGO!
- BROADWAY BACKWARDS will return with its 11th annual BC/EFA benefit this spring.
- THE WIZ LIVE's Kenny Leon and Matthew Diamond are nominated for 2016 Directors Guild Awards, and Hasty Pudding will honor Broadway producer Daryl Roth...
- Bradley Cooper has joined the upcoming ONE NIGHT 100 YEARS Arthur Miller benefit.
- Joe Jonas and DNCE will play GREASE: LIVE's band on FOX!
- And finally, so many amazing stage stars have passed away this week. Today, we remember Billie Allen (here), Brian Bedford (here), Myra Carter (here) and Alan Rickman (here)...

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 41 and cloudy today. Hang in there, it's almost Friday!

Quote of the Day: A word from Alan Rickman, who has passed away at 69...

"Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world."
-- Alan Rickman (via BrainyQuote)

What we're looking forward to watching: FROZEN, airing on Disney Channel this Valentine's Day!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Holland Taylor, who turns 73 today!
Holland Taylor last starred on Broadway in ANN, which she wrote and for she received a Tony nomination in 2013. Before that, she appeared on the Great White Way in MOOSE MURDERS, SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, MURDER AMONG FRIENDS, WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM..., BUTLEY and THE DEVILS. Among her off-Broadway credits are last year's RIPCORD, as well as THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, LOVE LETTERS, THE COCKTAIL HOUR, COLETTE, TONIGHT IN LIVING COLOR, THE DAVID SHOW and THE POKER SESSION. The actress won an Emmy for her role as 'Judge Roberta Kittleson' in ABC's THE PRACTICE and is known for playing 'Evelyn Harper' on CBS's TWO AND A HALF MEN. She has also appeared on the big screen in LEGALLY BLONDE, THE TRUMAN SHOW, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, ONE FINE DAY and more.
Holland Taylor in ANN on Broadway.
Photo by Ave Bonar

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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