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WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/2015 - Outer Critics Circle Gala, THE OTHER THING, EVER AFTER 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: Awards season continues at Sardi's, THE SOUND AND THE FURY & THE OTHER THING open off-Broadway, EVER AFTER starts up at Paper Mill and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- This year's Outer Critics Circle Awards gala is set for Sardi's this afternoon!
- THE SOUND AND THE FURY opens tonight at The Public.
- THE OTHER THING premieres tonight at Second Stage...
- The world premiere of EVER AFTER begins this evening at Paper Mill Playhouse!
- SIGNIFICANT OTHER, starring Lindsay Mendez & Gideon Glick, starts tonight off-Broadway.
- And Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, featuring Andy Mientus & Krysta Rodriguez, returns to LA tonight!

PETER PAN at Regent's Park!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE KING AND I, THE VISIT and more will perform at the Tony Awards!
- Elton John's life could take center stage in ROCKETMAN on Broadway...
- FUN HOME (more here) and SOMETHING ROTTEN! are headed on national tours!
- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK has recouped on Broadway!
- We got a look at highlights from THE WAY WE GET BY, plus a peek (right) at PETER PAN at Regent's Park.
- Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth will be recognized at the 2015 Lilly Awards Ceremony, while Jason Robert Brown will honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden next month.
- Taylor Louderman and more have signed on for The Muny's HAIRSPRAY!
- The original cast of 'SPELLING BEE' will reunite for a 10th Anniversary concert.
- And Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and more will lead the MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland tour!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 62 degrees and cloudy on the Great White Way today.

Quote of the Day: A word from EVER AFTER star Christine Ebersole...

"There's a Zen to acting, by being in the moment. That's where the power is."
-- Christine Ebersole (via BrainyQuote)

What we're looking forward to reading: Barbra Streisand's all-new memoir, coming in 2017!

Video of the Day: Christopher Rice is back and getting #Tappy to a tune by Meghan Trainor in "Bang Dem Taps"!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Amy Spanger, who turns 44 today!

Spanger last starred on Broadway in Elf. Before that, she appeared in Rock of Ages, The Wedding Singer, Urinetown, Kiss Me, Kate, Chicago and Sunset Boulevard. Spanger also took the stage as 'Susan' in off-Broadway's tick, tick... BOOM! and appeared in the national touring companies of RENT and Chicago.

Amy Spanger's THIS MUST BE THE PLACE at 54 Below this winter.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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