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WAKE UP with BWW 12/21/2015 - ADM Tackles Broadway 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: American Dance Machine brings a lineup of Broadway pieces to life tonight!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- James Monroe Iglehart and more take part in GTG/Project Shaw's THE SHEWING-UP OF BLANCO POSNET tonight...
- American Dance Machine for the 21st Century kicks off its starry concerts at the Joyce Theater.
- And MISERY's Bruce Willis appears on 'LIVE' today, so stay tuned for clips!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:

- FINDING NEVERLAND's Kelsey Grammer will return earlier than we thought!
- Nick Kroll & John Mulaney's OH HELLO! could be headed to Broadway...
- We got a first look (right) at the art for Jesse Tyler Ferguson's one-man Broadway show, as well as highlights from 'FIDDLER', plus a peak inside rehearsal for the ONCE National Tour, and footage from rehearsals for GREY GARDENS' European premiere!
- Michael Flatley was lauded for his humanitarian efforts at 'LORD OF THE DANCE' on Friday.
- Jason Gotay, Nick Cordero and Richard H. Blake will star in Paper Mill's A BRONX TALE!
- The Broadway League released a statement on Friday's landmark live theatre tax break.
- And Broadway makeup artist Randy Houston Mercer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison...

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 56 and mostly cloudy for your start to Christmas Week...

Quote of the Day: A word from FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson...

"Growing up, I was a very shy kid but I felt that being on stage or playing another character would somehow open me up. And I think it did."
-- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (via BrainyQuote)

Video of the Day: Watch Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more in rehearsals for SHUFFLE ALONG!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Taylor Louderman, who turns 25 today!

Louder man is currently starring in Vineyard Theatre's GIGANTIC off-Broadway. She made her Broadway debut as 'Campbell' in BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL after appearing in the show on tour. The actress has also played 'Sandy' in GREASE at Paper Mill Playhouse and The Muny in St. Louis and recently starred as 'Wendy' in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE! She made her big screen debut in ALICE UPSIDE DOWN in 2007.

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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