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WAKE UP with BWW 6/16/2015 - THE TEMPEST in the Park 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 TEMPEST, with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more, opens tonight at the Delacorte!


- THE TEMPEST opens tonight for Shakespeare in the Park!
- David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES' double bill opens tonight at the Atlantic...
- Wesley Taylor's CUCKOLD starts tonight as part of Manhattan Rep's One Act Competition.
- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS accepts AEA's 'ACCA' Award this afternoon!
- And Alan Mingo Jr. and Graham Scott Fleming star in KINKY BOOTS, beginning tonight in Toronto.

Rees & Rivera take final bows in THE VISIT!


- HAMILTON has found its full Broadway company, including Jonathan Groff!
- THE ILLUSIONISTS are returning to Broadway this holiday season.
- SYLVIA, starring Annaleigh Ashford, set its opening night on the Great White Way.
- Tammy Blanchard, John Benjamin Hickey and more will lead LC Theater's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT...
- WTF announced more 2015 casting and kicked off rehearsals!
- Elena Shaddow has signed on for INTO THE WOODS at The Muny.
- The West End's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has set its full cast.
- We got a look (right) at Chita Rivera and the cast of THE VISIT in their final Broadway bows...
- And THE RESIDUALS webseries launches its second season on BWW today!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 85 degrees with PM thunderstorms again. Fingers crossed it'll blow over at the Delacorte!

Quote of the Day: A word from 'GHOST STORIES' playwright David Mamet...

"I'm afraid of only two things: being lazy and being cowardly."
-- David Mamet (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: The JOHN & JEN revival cast album, out today!

Video of the Day: Get a first look at highlights from Pasadena Playhouse's world premiere of WATERFALL!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Danny Burstein, who turns 51 today!
A five-time Tony nominee, Burstein will soon appear in this season's revival of Fiddler on the Roof. His past Broadway credits include Cabaret, The Snow Geese, Golden Boy, Follies, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, A Class Act, Titanic, Company and more. Burstein has also starred off-Broadway in The Cradle Will Rock, Talley's Folly, Li'l Abner and Du Barry Was A Lady at Encores!, The Boys from Syracuse, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, York's Merrily We Roll Along and more. The actor has also appeared on TV in Law & Order and Boardwalk Empire.
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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