WAKE UP with BWW 3/1/2016 - THE CRUCIBLE, DRY POWDER 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: THE CRUCIBLE begins on Broadway, DRY POWDER begins at The Public, and the Great White Way welcomes two new faces!


- THE CRUCIBLE, starring Saoirse Ronan, begins tonight on Broadway!
- DRY POWDER, starring Claire Danes and John Krasinski, starts this evening at The Public...
- Sally Ann Triplett flies into FINDING NEVERLAND, John Owen-Jones joins LES MIZ as 'Jean Valjean' tonight, and original star Mitchell Jarvis boards ROCK OF AGES in Las Vegas!

Zirilli & Espinosa in RAIN!


- Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, John Larroquette and more have been tapped for Encores! 1776!
- DEAD POETS SOCIETY will premiere as part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 season.
- We got a sneak peek (right) at Eden Espinosa in RAIN at The Old Globe, highlights from DISASTER!, plus a look behind the scenes at SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, and rehearsal footage from TUCK EVERLASTING!
- GYPSY and KINKY BOOTS lead the 2016 Olivier Award nominations.
- Broadway's CINDERELLA stars will reunite for Bucks County's Hammerstein Fest 2016...
- Mark Siebert is set to lead Schwartz & Struppeck's SCHIKANEDER in Vienna this fall.
- And congrats to LAZARUS' Michael C. Hall, who tied the knot yesterday!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 46 and sunny today, with rain late tonight. Sounds like March to me!

Quote of the Day: A word from Oscar nominee and star of THE CRUCIBLE, Saoirse Ronan...

"Learning is the most important thing, no mater how you do it, or where you do it, or who you do it with."
-- Saoirse Ronan (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: The cast of BRIGHT STAR performing "Sun's Gonna Shine" on TONIGHT last night!

Video of the Day: Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane reviving their PRODUCERS roles for "Trumped: the Musical"!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Lindsay Mendez, who turns 33 today!
Mendez is set to return to Broadway in NERDS this spring. Among her past Broadway credits are GODSPELL, EVERYDAY RAPTURE, GREASE and WICKED. She has also taken the off-Broadway stage in SIGNIFICANT OTHER, THE WINTER'S TALE, DOGFIGHT (which earned her a Drama Desk nomination), THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, and a New York reading of PRINCESSES.
Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez & Carra Patterson in RTC's SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
Photo by Joan Marcus

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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