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WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!

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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: OF GOOD STOCK opens off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' gets a new actress, OFF THE MAIN ROAD kicks off WTF today and more!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Rebecca Naomi Jones (portrait by Walter McBride), currrent star of Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH! She has also appeared on the Great White Way in AMERICAN IDIOT and PASSING STRANGE.

Rebecca Naomi Jones wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- Alicia Silverstone leads OF GOOD STOCK, opening tonight at MTC!
- Judy Blazer joins Broadway's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER this evening.
- William Inge's OFF THE MAIN ROAD, starring Kyra Sedwick, begins tonight at Williamstown!
- And photographer Roberto Araujo's sexy Broadway exhibition 'MALE EXPOSURE' opens today...

Jacobi & McKellen at this year's Gay Pride March!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Michael Cerveris, Christian Borle and more are set for this year's BROADWAY BARKS!
- Andre De Shields, Lillias White and more will star in the Broadway-bound GOTTA DANCE in Chicago!
- The 2015 Jimmy Award winners were announced!
- Andrew Lippa was elected president of The Dramatists Guild Fund.
- Ciara Renee and Kimiko Glenn can't make it to Encores! THE WILD PARTY due to conflicts.
- A new Rodgers & Hammerstein biography will hit the shelves in 2018...
- We got a look (right) at Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as Grand Marshals of the 2015 Gay Pride March!
- And Jack Carter, who hosted the first televised Tony Awards, has died at 93.

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 80 degrees and cloudy, with thunderstorms late. Keep truckin' along! It's almost mid-week, right?

Quote of the Day: A story from OF GOOD STOCK's Alicia Silverstone...

"When I was 18 years old I went to Shakespeare Company, the school, and I wrote a poem about my leaves - I felt like a tree that had no leaves. That is the life at 18."
-- Alicia Silverstone (via BrainyQuote)

What we're watching: San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT, out on DVD and Blu-ray today!

Angela Renee Simpson as Queenie in SHOW BOAT.
Photo by Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
What we're listening to: THE VISIT Broadway cast recording, out digitally today!

Video of the Day: Watch Ariana Grande's Houston/Madonna mash-up at NYC Pride!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to David Alan Grier, who turns 59 today!

Three-time Tony nominee Grier last appeared on Broadway in 2012's The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. He has also starred in Race, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Dreamgirls and The First. His off-Broadway credits include One Touch of Venus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Richard III and A Soldier's Play. Grier also starred in The Wiz in La Jolla. Among Grier's recent TV credits are Comedy Bang! Bang!, Bad Teacher, Happy Endings, The Soul Man, Bones, Law & Order: SVU, My Wife and Kids, Crank Yankers, Life with Bonnie, In Living Color, DAG and more. He will soon appear on the big screen in The Rocking Horsemen.

David Alan Grier performing at the 2012 Tony Awards.
Photo by Landov/CBS

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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