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WAKE UP with BWW 2/24/2015 - Mitchell Back in HEDWIG, EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER 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: John Cameron Mitchell returns to HEDWIG tonight, and THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER & LIVES OF THE SAINTS all open off-Broadway!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- John Cameron Mitchell steps back into HEDWIG's stilettos this evening on Broadway!
- MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS opens off-Broadway tonight.
- Merritt Wever stars in MCC Theater's THE NETHER, opening tonight!
- David Ives' LIVES OF THE SAINTS opens tonight at Primary Stages...
- And the companies of 'HUNCHBACK', LOVE LETTERS and DOCTOR ZHIVAGO meet the press today, so stay tuned for photos and video!

Renee Fleming in LIVING ON LOVE!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- The new BRONX TALE musical will premiere at Paper Mill next year!
- We got a look (right) at the cast of LIVING ON LOVE in costume, plus new pics from GIGI, Jim Parsons posing for AN ACT OF GOD, and the stars of the LOVE LETTERS tour!
- BAM and Goodman's THE ICEMAN COMETH revival could be headed to Broadway...
- Elaine Paige's I'M STILL HERE concert will be broadcast worldwide in April!
- The Old Vic's gala honoring Kevin Spacey will be held this spring, with Sting set to perform!
- Foster, Cumming, O'Hara and more are set for the New York Pops' 2015 Gala...
- Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting The Disneyland Resort's 'WORLD OF COLOR' show this spring!
- Lea Michele shared photos from her last days filming GLEE...
- @BroadwayGirlNYC revealed her identity at TEDxBroadway!
- And after an outcry, NAAP has cancelled their all-Asian production of SHOW BOAT.

Broadway Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 26 degrees in the city today.

Quote of the Day: A word from THE NETHER star Merritt Wever...

"I used to joke that if acting didn't work out, poetry was my commonsense fallback."
-- Merritt Wever (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: The new SIDE SHOW cast recording, out now on iTunes!

Video of the Day: Watch highlights from MTC's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, opening tonight!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Barry Bostwick, who turns 70 today!

Bostwick last appeared on Broadway in Nick & Nora. Before that, he starred in The Robber Bridegroom, for which he won a Tony Award in 1977, They Knew What They Wanted (which earned him a Tony nomination in 1956), Grease (another nom in 1972), Soon, Hamlet and Cock-A-Doodle Dandy. He is also known for playing 'Brad Majors' in the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bostwick plays the father of the president in TV's Scandal and has also appeared on the small screen in Cougar Town, Masters of Sex, Research., Law & Order: SVU, What I Like About You and Spin City.

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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