WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2016 - SOJOURNERS, RED PAVILIONS 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: SOJOURNERS and 'RED PAVILIONS' open off-Broadway!


- SOJOURNERS opens tonight at Playwrights Realm, while A DREAM OF RED PAVILIONS bows at Pan Asian Rep.
- Karen Ziemba stars in NATIVE GARDENS, starting this evening at Cincinnati Playhouse...
- And the company of HUGHIE meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage!

Tony Yazbeck joins FINDING NEVERLAND!


- Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will make their Broadway debuts in THE PRESENT!
- Eden Espinosa is set to star in Michael John LaChiusa's RAIN in San Diego.
- We got a look (right) at Tony Yazbeck's first bows in FINDING NEVERLAND, plus Shanice Williams interviewing Audra McDonald for LC Dialogues, footage from PHANTOM's 28th anniversary celebration, and highlights from the Broadway-bound EMPIRE at La Mirada Theatre!
- Sandy Duncan is eyeing a run in FINDING NEVERLAND on Broadway...
- HAMILTON is among the 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize finalists.
- And ITV will be airing GREASE: LIVE! in the UK in February!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 43 and sunny today!

Quote of the Day: A word from future Broadway star Cate Blanchett...

"We're constantly morphing into different outward manifestations of ourselves. That's what I find curious about people."
-- Cate Blanchett (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: Elaine Cassidy, Dominic West and Janet McTeer reading from LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES -- you can download the audiobook for free!

What we're watching: Jessie J and the GREASE: LIVE cast in the "Grease Is the Word" music video!

Video of the Day: Aaron Tveit's rendition of "Popular" for WICKED's #OutofOz series!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Alan Alda, who turns 80 today!
Alda last starred on Broadway in 2014's LOVE LETTERS. Before that, he took the New York stage in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE, QED, ART, JAKE'S WOMEN, THE APPLE TREE, THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, CAFE CROWN, FAIR GAME FOR LOVERS, PURLIE VICTORIOUS and ONLY IN AMERICA. In 2013, he received the Theatre World John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement. Alda is well known for his role as 'Captain Hawkeye Pierce' in the TV series M*A*S*H and for his portrayal of 'Arnold Vinick' in Aaron Sorkin's THE WEST WING. He was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in the 2004 film THE AVIATOR. The actor served as host of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FRONTIERS for more than a decade. More recently, he has appeared on screen in the movie BRIDGE OF SPIES, as well as the TV series THE BLACKLIST, THE BIG C and 30 ROCK.
Candice Bergen and Alan Alda in LOVE LETTERS.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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