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WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2016 - DISASTER!, PRODIGAL SON, JOPLIN & 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: Take cover! DISASTER! wrecks havoc on Broadway starting tonight, PRODIGAL SON opens at MTC, Janis Joplin heads out on tour and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- DISASTER! starts previews on the Great White Way, plus it's KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY!
- John Patrick Shanley's PRODIGAL SON opens this evening at Manhattan Theatre Club.
- A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN launches its North American tour in Toronto...
- MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS (more here) and CIRQUE BERSERK make their way to the West End.
- And the company of off-Broadway's THE EFFECT meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage!

Wood & Whitaker in HUGHIE!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- A CHORUS LINE will be dancing into the Hollywood Bowl this summer!
- Tom Hooper is in talks to direct a big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS...
- Toronto KINKY BOOTS star Alan Mingo Jr. will succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway!
- Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei and more are set for Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer.
- Patti LuPone, Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis and more will honor Boublil & Schonberg at the New York Pops' 2016 gala!
- We got a first look (right) at Forest Whitaker in HUGHIE, plus read our exclusive interview with Michael Crawford!
- THE NUTTY PROFESSOR original cast will reunite at Birdland for the show's NYC debut.
- Idina Menzel is set to belt "Let It Go" for ABC's DISNEYLAND 60 celebration this month!
- And original DAMES AT SEA director Robert Dahdah has passed away at 89...

Broadway Weather Forecast: Snowy with a high of 37 degrees. It's a boots, hats and gloves kind of day!

Quote of the Day: A word from PRODIGAL SON star Robert Sean Leonard...

"As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus."
-- Robert Sean Leonard (via BrainyQuote)

What we can't stop watching: Lady Gaga and Marlee Matlin's Super Bowl 50 performance!

Video of the Day: Watch FIDDLER's Jessica Vosk and 2Scoops take on 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' from THE LITTLE MERMAID!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Mia Farrow, who turns 71 today!
Mia Farrow last starred on Broadway in LOVE LETTERS opposite Brian Dennehy. Before that, she appeared in GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER and ROMANTIC COMEDY, as well as the 2005 CHILDREN AND ART benefit performance. In the '70s, she took the London stage in MARY ROSE, THE THREE SISTERS and IVANOV and became the first American actress to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. Farrow, who was at one time married to Frank Sinatra, rose to fame playing 'Alison MacKenzie' in the soap opera PEYTON PLACE. One of her first film roles was the lead in ROSEMARY'S BABY. While dating director Woody Allen for more than a decade, she appeared in many of his films, including ZELIG, BROADWAY DANNY ROSE, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, RADIO DAYS, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, ALICE and HUSBANDS AND WIVES. More recently, she has appeared on the big screen in WIDOWS' PEAK, THE OMEN and DARK HORSE.
Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy in LOVE LETTERS.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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