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WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2015 - SNOW ORCHID, THE LION, 'EXTREME HAPPINESS' 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: SNOW ORCHID, THE LION, 'EXTREME HAPPINESS' and LIVES OF THE SAINTS all begin off-Broadway tonight!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- Tonight marks the first preview of SNOW ORCHID, starring Robert Cuccioli, off-Broadway!
- Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION returns off-Broadway tonight!
- THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS begins previews at MTC this evening...
- David Ives' LIVES OF THE SAINTS starts performances tonight.
- And the company of ROCKET TO THE MOON meets the press today, so stay tuned for photos!

FROZEN FEVER!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND announced its full cast!
- Michael Ball will star in MACK & MABEL at Chichester and on tour!
- We got a first look (right) at Disney's FROZEN FEVER short, plus PHANTOM's 27th anniversary celebration and SNOW ORCHID off-Broadway!
- The first-ever BroadwayCon is slated for next January in NYC!
- A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, has extended off-Broadway.
- Sutton Foster will make her solo debut at Carnegie Hall this spring!
- And John Cameron Mitchell envisions his HEDWIG sequel as a TV miniseries...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 28 degrees and no snow! Yay!

Quote of the Day: Birthday boy Nathan Lane reflects on aging and WAITING FOR GODOT...

"As a kid, I loved 'Godot' because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, it's much more resonant."
-- Nathan Lane (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: Kristin Chenoweth's concert DVD COMING HOME, out now!

Video of the Day: In honor of THE LION's return to the stage tonight, watch Benjamin Scheuer & Escapist Papers' "Cookie-tin Banjo" animated video!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Nathan Lane, who turns 59 today!

Lane last appeared on Broadway in It's Only A Play. Before that, he was nominated for a Tony for The Nance in 2013. Among his other stage credits are The Addams Family, Waiting for Godot, The Odd Couple, The Producers (which nabbed him both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award), The Man Who Came to Dinner, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (his first Tony in 1996), Love! Valour! Compassion!, Guys and Dolls, Present Laughter and many more. On screen, Lane is known for his role in The Birdcage, the film adaptation of The Producers, his voice work as 'Timon' in The Lion King, and, more recently, his appearances on Modern Family and The Good Wife.

Megan Mullally and Nathan Lane in IT'S ONLY A PLAY.
Photo by Joan Marcus

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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