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WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD 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? This weekend's big news: A new junior version of CHILDREN OF EDEN hits the stage, DRIVING MISS DAISY screens on PBS, two Broadway cast recordings are released and more!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Billy Carter (portrait by Walter McBride), currently starring in THE 39 STEPS off-Broadway! He has also appeared on Broadway in A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, in the West End's I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL, and off-Broadway's THE WEIR.

Billy Carter wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride

THIS WEEKEND'S TOP ITEMS:

- The world premiere of CHILDREN OF EDEN, JR. hits New Jersey today!
- Karen Olivo directs FUGITIVE SONGS, opening tonight in Madison.
- THIRTEEN airs DRIVING MISS DAISY with Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones tonight...
- Both the SOMETHING ROTTEN! and FINDING NEVERLAND cast recordings are out today.
- And be sure to set your DVR! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild & Leanne Cope perform on 'LIVE' today!

Jose Llana in THE KING AND I!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Rumer Willis is joining Broadway's CHICAGO next month!
- Alan Cumming, Darren Criss and more are among this year's Broadway EMMY nominees.
- Director David Fincher is officially bringing a FIGHT CLUB rock opera to the stage!
- We got a first look (right) at Jose Llana in THE KING AND I, plus a peek at the new poster for WAITRESS, and new shots of Matt Cardle & Beverley Knight in the West End's MEMPHIS!
- The original cast of BARE will reunite in memory of composer Damon Intrabartolo at 54 Below...
- SPAMALOT has rounded out its starry cast at the Hollywood Bowl!
- Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam & Karen Olivo will appear in THE ODYSSEY at The Public, and casting is set for A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY off-Broadway.
- TUTS Underground will premiere the new SWEET POTATO QUEENS musical next year.
- The RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE is coming to US cinemas in August...
- And Ian McKellen talked Shakespeare and more in his reddit AMA!

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 80 and partly cloudy today, thunderstorms tomorrow, and hot & sunny for Sunday!

What we're listening to: Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! cast recording, hitting stores today!

What we're watching: Woody Allen's IRRATIONAL MAN, starring Emma Stone & Joaquin Phoenix, released today!

And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Lucie Arnaz, who turns 64 today!
Arnaz last starred on Broadway and on tour in Pippin. Before that, she appeared on the Great White Way in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Lost in Yonkers, V.I.P. Night on Broadway and They're Playing Our Song, as well as The Witches of Eastwick in the West End and the US tour of My One and Only. The actress also starred on the big screen in The Jazz Singer, opposite Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier; the role earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She also won an Emmy in 1993 for her documentary Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie.
Kyle Dean Massey, Lucie Arnaz
and Carly Hughes in Broadway's PIPPIN.

See you bright and early on Monday, BroadwayWorld!


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