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WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!

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: IF/THEN gets fresh faces on tour, three shows begin off-Broadway and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray and Matthew Hydzik join IF/THEN on tour in Dallas!
- THE WOODSMAN (more here), SMART PEOPLE (more here) and I AND YOU begin this evening off-Broadway...
- And be sure to set your DVR! THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks visits THE LATE SHOW tonight.

Durand, Pasquale & O'Reilly
rehearse for THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- HAMILTON will launch a national tour from San Francisco next March, while ALADDIN is hitting the road next April!
- Groff, Henry, Donnell, Osnes and more are set for the New York Pops' 2016-17 season.
- We got a first look at the art for SPONGEBOB, a sneak peek in rehearsal (right) with THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, and more behind-the-scenes stills from GREASE: LIVE!
- Timothy Olyphant wiill star in Atlantic's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING.
- HANGMEN has recouped in the West End, while GAME OF THRONES' Kit Harington will star in DOCTOR FAUSTUS in London!
- And Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage & Sarah Burgess are among the finalists for this year's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 42 degrees and cloudy today!

What we're watching: Music supervisor Tom Kitt's "behind the music" featurette for FOX's GREASE: LIVE!

Video of the Day: Watch SPRING AWAKENING's Andy Mientus perform "Anyway" by Kerrigan & Lowdermilk!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Alan Cumming, who turns 51 today!
Cumming, who is currently on tour with his 'SAPPY SONGS' show, last starred on Broadway in CABARET. Before that, he appeared in MACBETH, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, DESIGN FOR LIVING, and as 'Master of Ceremonies' in Roundabout's original reimagining of CABARET. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1998 for his portrayal. He also took the stage in CABARET in the West End in the early '90s and has also appeared in London in HAMLET, ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, BENT and THE BACCHAE. Among his off-Broadway credits are THE SEAGULL and ELLE. The Emmy-nominated actor currently stars on TV in THE GOOD WIFE. He hosted last year's Tony Awards ceremony alongside Kristin Chenoweth.
Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming host the 2015 Tony Awards.
Photo by Heather Wines/CBS

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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