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WAKE UP with BWW 5/18/2015 - Obie Awards, THE FLICK, MTC Gala, BC/EFA Poker 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: This year's Obie Awards are tonight, THE FLICK opens at Barrow Street, MTC and Symphony Space get their gala on and more!


- Lea DeLaria hosts the 2015 Obie Awards this evening!
- Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play THE FLICK opens off-Broadway tonight.
- MTC's spring gala features a plethora of Broadway talent, while Symphony Space fetes Harold Prince at their 2015 soirée!
- Cuccioli, Armbruster, Cimmet & Butler appear in tonight's OVERRULED for GTG/Project Shaw.
- And BC/EFA hosts its first-ever BROADWAY BETS poker tournament this evening...

Wesley Taylor in CABARET in D.C.!


- The 2015 Drama League Awards were held Friday - click here for the winners!
- Broadway's CHICAGO will welcome back Marco Zunino as 'Billy Flynn' next month.
- THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME cast album is in the works!
- We got a first look (right) at Wesley Taylor and Barrett Wilbert Weed in Signature's CABARET.
- And IT'S ONLY A PLAY will take "Broadway's Biggest Selfie" in Times Square tomorrow...

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 66 degrees and rainy on this mid-May Monday...

Quote of the Day: A word from Obies host Lea DeLaria!

"No one has the responsibility to be out to anyone but himself or herself. I made my choice a million years ago."
-- Lea DeLaria (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: The new GIGI Broadway cast recording, out digitally now!

Video of the Day: Watch MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada stun audiences at the St. James Theatre!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Robert Morse, who turns 84 today!
A five-time Tony nominee and three-time winner, Morse last appeared on Broadway in Tru. Before that, he starred in So Long, 174th Street, Sugar, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Take Me Along, Say, Darling and The Matchmaker. More recently, he starred in the '94 Broadway revival of Show Boat and in Encores! Du Barry Was A Lady, as well as Wicked in San Francisco. He is also well known for portraying 'Bertram Cooper' in AMC's Mad Men.
Robert Morse at the 65th Annual Tony Awards.
Photo by Walter McBride
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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