WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2015 - Broadway Hibernates as Juno Hits the City!

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: Broadway's IF/THEN goes dark (as planned), just as Juno hits the city!

***Disclaimer: Official announcements regarding Winter Storm Juno's impact on this evening's performances are expected later this morning, so please stay tuned!***

- IF/THEN begins its originally planned closure tonight while Idina Menzel preps for the Super Bowl!
- As of this morning, RASHEEDA SPEAKING's first preview is still on at The New Group.
- Anton Dudley's CITY OF world premiere has cancelled its first preview tonight at The Playwrights Realm.
- Tom Conti joins the UK tour of TWELVE ANGRY MEN, launching tonight at Theatre Royal Windsor!
- And assuming they aren't snowed in, Martin Short visits NBC's TODAY, Kristin Chenoweth will appear on LATE NIGHT tonight, and Tony Danza is set for THE LATE LATE SHOW!

The Booth Theatre closes for Winter Storm Juno.
Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia


- We got a hauntingly beautiful look (right) at Broadway closing down in preparation for the storm!
- We got a peek at Chita Rivera in new artwork for THE VISIT!
- Plus, a glance at the new DUCK DYNASTY musical rehearsing in Vegas...
- A WATER FOR ELEPHANTS musical could be coming to Broadway.
- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK has broken advance sales records, and 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' has recouped!
- INTO THE WOODS extends for three weeks off-Broadway.
- See the full list of 2015 Helen Hayes Award nominees...
- Emma Watson will star as 'Belle' in Disney's new live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
- And Nick Jonas has signed on for Ryan Murphy's new horror series SCREAM QUEENS.

Broadway Weather Forecast: Windy with snow showers this morning. High of 29 degrees. Stay safe, everyone!

Quote of the Day: Lyrics from "I Never Has Seen Snow" from HOUSE OF FLOWERS by Harold Arlen and Truman Capote...

"I never has seen snow
All the same I know
Snow ain't so beautiful
Can't be so beautiful
Like my love is
Like my love is"

What we're watching: Frank Capra's classic A HOLE IN THE HEAD, featuring Frank Sinatra, out today on Blu-ray!

Video of the Day: If you're missing ALADDIN because of the snow tonight, watch Alan Menken and the cast perform an amazing Disney medley!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Alan Cumming, who hits the big 5-0 today!

Cumming currently stars as the 'Emcee' in Broadway's Cabaret -- a role he previously played and took home a Tony for in 1998. He has also appeared the New York stage in Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera and Design For Living. Cumming has performed in the West End in Hamlet, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Bent, The Bacchae and more. He can currently be heard on the big screen in the animated film Strange Magic and stars on TV in The Good Wife. Among his other big screen credits are X-Men, Eyes Wide Shut, Julie Taymor's Titus, Emma, The Tempest and more.

Alan Cumming as the 'Emcee' in CABARET.
Photo by Joan Marcus.

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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