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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: INTO THE WOODS comes to Forest Park, MACK & MABEL take over Chichester, LOVE LETTERS heads out on tour and more!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (portrait by Walter McBride), currently starring on Broadway in ALADDIN! He has also appeared in MEMPHIS and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.

James Monroe Iglehart wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride


- Heather Headley leads the starry cast of INTO THE WOODS, starting tonight at The Muny!
- MACK & MABEL, with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, opens this evening at Chichester.
- The LOVE LETTERS tour, starring Ali MacGraw & Ryan O'Neal, begins tonight in Florida...
- David Elder & Emily Skinner launch BIG FISH at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma tonight!
- Mary Bridget Davies returns to A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, commencing tonight in Pasadena.
- And be sure to set your DVR! The cast of Broadway's AVENUE Q returns to AMERICA'S GOT TALENT tonight!

Ball & LaChance in MACK & MABEL!


- MATILDA THE MUSICAL is headed to the big screen with new material!
- Stage and screen legend Carol Burnett will receive the 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award.
- We got a first look (right) at MACK & MABEL at Chichester, plus a peek at President Obama with the cast of HAMILTON!
- The Bea Arthur Residence for LGBT homeless youth has broken ground in Manhattan...
- Broadway's Fantasia Barrino and fiancé Kendall Taylor got hitched!
- And Broadway star and original NSL cast member George Coe has passed away at 86.

Broadway Weather Forecast: Cloudy, cloudy, cloudy, with a high of 90 degrees. Stay cool, folks!

Quote of the Day: In honor of MATILDA coming to the silver screen, here are some of Tim Minchin's lyrics for "Naughty"...

"Like Romeo and Juliet
T'was written in the stars before they even met
That love and fate, and a touch of stupidity
Would rob them of their hope of living happily
The endings are often a little bit gory
I wonder why they didn't just change their story?
We're told we have to do what we're told but surely
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty."

(Via MetroLyrics)

Video of the Day: With LOVE LETTERS leaving on tour, flash back to stars Ali MacGraw & Ryan O'Neal in a scene from LOVE STORY!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Lillias White, who turns 64 today!
White last starred on Broadway in Fela! and more recently appeared in While I Yet Live off-Broadway. Before that, she starred in Broadway's The Life, which earned her a Tony and a Drama Desk for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1997, as well as Chicago, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Once on This Island, Carrie, Dreamgirls, Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years, Cats and Barnum. She has also taken the stage in concert productions of South Pacific, Purlie, Hair and Funny Girl. Among her off-Broadway credits are Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Crowns, Dinah Was and Romance in Hard Times.
Lillias White in 'OUR GUY, CY' at 54 Below this year.
Photo by Stephen Sorokoff

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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