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WAKE UP with BWW 3/24/2015 - BUZZER, Bring Home INTO THE WOODS 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: BUZZER begins at the Public, INTO THE WOODS is out on Blu-ray and more!


- Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER begins tonight at The Public Theater.
- And INTO THE WOODS is out on Blu-ray today!

The cast of BEAUTIFUL!


- FINDING NEVERLAND grossed more than $1 million in its first week!
- THE KING AND I and more received Broadway League's 2015 NYC education grants...
- We got a fresh look (right) at Chilina Kennedy and cast in BEAUTIFUL; plus photos and highlights from last weekend's starry Sondheim tribute!
- Vogue editor Anna Wintour is consulting on this year's Tony Awards red carpet fashion.
- Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft and more have joined the FOLLIES concert in London!
- Barlow & Firth's THE GIRLS musical will premiere in Leeds this winter.
- Julie Andrews is writing a follow-up to her 2008 memoir...
- And Tommy Tune and company are making an Encores! LADY, BE GOOD cast album, with Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY releasing its own in May!

Broadway Weather Forecast: A sunshiny morning with some clouds this afternoon. High of 47 degrees!

Quote of the Day: A word from INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall...

"As a director, you should choose a project that will educate you and enrich your life, because you're going to be doing it for two years."
-- Rob Marshall (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: Ghostlight's THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE cast recording, released today!

What we're watching: INTO THE WOODS, out on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD today! Check out bonus backstage footage from the Blu-ray release below...

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Jim Parsons, who turns 42 today!

Parsons will soon star on Broadway in An Act of God. His past Broadway credits include Harvey and The Normal Heart (which won him a Drama Desk Award in 2011). He has also appeared in Roundabout's Merton of the Movies and off-Broadway in The Castle. The Emmy-winner is well known for his role in the TV comedy The Big Bang Theory and has also appeared on the small screen in HBO's The Normal Heart and in the recent Christmas special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas. On the big screen, Parsons' voice will soon be heard in the animated film Home. Among his past film credits are Visions, Wish I Was Here, Garden State and School for Scoundrels.

Jim Parsons, Angela Paton, Jessica Hecht and Tracee Chimo in HARVEY.
Photo by Joan Marcus

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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