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WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons 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: Two off-Broadway openings and a starry INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO appearance from the Almighty Jim Parsons!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- Roundabout's SIGNIFICANT OTHER, starring Gideon Glick, opens tonight off-Broadway!
- Chris Noth leads Classic Stage's DOCTOR FAUSTUS, opening this evening.
- And set your DVR! AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons appears on Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO tonight!

WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons and More!
ON YOUR FEET! in Chicago!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Shuler Hensley, Ramin Karimloo, Nancy Opel & Emily Skinner will lead PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!
- Megan Hilty is set to star in the City Center's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN gala concert.
- We got a first look at photos (right) and highlights from the Broadway-bound ON YOUR FEET!; plus footage from LCT3's PRELUDES; and a peek inside rehearsal with Encores! A NEW BRAIN!
- Michael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock and more have signed on for Powerhouse's 31st Season...
- Jeanna de Waal, Drew Gehling, Keala Settle and more will join Jessie Mueller WAITRESS at A.R.T.
- THE 39 STEPS will close after 9 years at the Criterion Theatre in London...
- And finally, you can win a chance to appear in Todd Graff's CAMP sequel!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 70 degrees and cloudy, with rain tonight. Wear layers, bring an umbrella, and remember -- all the rain will make Central Park lush for the rest of the summer!

Quote of the Day: In honor of PRINCE OF BROADWAY's world premiere, a word from Harold Prince himself...

"I've always loved Victorian melodrama. And I've always liked larger-than-life theater, providing it's truthful and honest. I like what the theater can provide in energy and bombast - I enjoy it when it's large, and by that I don't mean in size, I mean in emotions. Shakespeare did that."
-- Harold Prince (via BrainyQuote)

Video of the Day: Watch Nicole Scherzinger & Joe Jonas perform AVENUE Q's "It Sucks To Be Me" on NBC's I CAN DO THAT!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Kerry Butler, who turns 44 today!
Butler will finish her run in Clinton: The Musical off-Broadway this weekend. Her last Broadway appearance was in Gore Vidal's The Best Man. Before that, she starred in Catch Me If You Can, Rock of Ages, Xanadu (which nabbed her a Tony nomination), Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, Blood Brothers and Les Miserables. Among her off-Broadway credits are Under My Skin, The Call, Miracle Brothers, Prodigal, Bat Boy and King of Hearts. Last year, she starred in York Theatre Company's Big, opposite John Tartaglia.
WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons and More!
Hillary Clinton (Kerry Butler) and her two loves WJ (Tom Galantich)
and Billy (Duke Lafoon) in CLINTON THE MUSICAL.
Photo by Russ Rowland
See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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