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WAKE UP with BWW 2/15/2016 - NUTTY PROFESSOR, INSPIRATIONAL 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: NUTTY PROFESSOR makes its NYC debut, and a starry lineup brings INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY to the stage!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- The original cast of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR reunites at Birdland!
- HAND TO GOD, starring Harry Melling, opens tonight in the West End.
- Alison Fraser leads GTG/Project Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY tonight...
- And Billy Porter, Norm Lewis, LaChanze and more join together for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY this evening!

Melling & Rooper in West End's HAND TO GOD!

NEWS YOU MISSED THIS WEEKEND:

- Alfie Boe could be headed to FINDING NEVERLAND on Broadway and in London!
- Original star Mitchell Jarvis will join ROCK OF AGES in Las Vegas this spring...
- We got a first look (right) at HAND TO GOD in London, a peek at Menzel, Gad and more in ABC's DISNEYLAND 60, a look at rehearsals for Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR, plus Sandy Duncan's first bows in FINDING NEVERLAND!
- Cate Blanchett, Eddie Redmayne and more will present at the 2016 OSCARS.
- And missing SHUFFLE ALONG cast member Jeffrey 'JL' Williams has been found.

Broadway Weather Forecast: Snowy this morning, rainy tonight, with highs in the mid- to upper-30s. Stay warm and dry, folks!

What we're looking forward to reading: Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION behind-the-scenes book. Get a sneak peek below!

What we're watching: FROZEN's Josh Gad voicing 'Olaf' on SOFIA THE FIRST this morning!


Video of the Day: In case you're still feeling the Valentine's Day vibe, watch Joshua Henry and Patina Miller duet on "Love Song"!


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Olga Merediz, who turns 60 today!

Merediz was nominated for a Tony Award in 2008 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of 'Abuela Claudia' IN THE HEIGHTS. Among her other Broadway credits are RECKLESS, MAN OF LA MANCHA, MAMMA MIA!, LES MISERABLES and THE HUMAN COMEDY. She has also taken the stage off-Broadway in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA, LIFE IS NOT A DORIS DAY MOVIE, LULLABYE AND GOODNIGHT and EL BRAVO! Merediz also starred opposite Kathleen Turner in THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE at Long Wharf Theatre. The actress recently appeared on TV in SAINT GEORGE, Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and NBC's SHADES OF BLUE.
Olga Merediz and Clea Alsip in THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
at Long Wharf Theatre. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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