WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/14 - WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' in D.C. and Robin Williams!

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 Signature Theatre shows launch today -- one in NYC and one in D.C.! THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN begins previews off-Broadway, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE opens in the capital. Plus, we tribute the great Robin Williams!

Next up in our series of Broadway stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Alli Mauzey (portrait by Walter McBride), who has appeared in Hairspray, Wicked (as Glinda) and Cry-Baby. Take note of Mauzey's good cheer and chuckle your way on down to today's news!

Alli Mauzey wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride.


Signature's 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK'


Broadway Weather Forecast: Scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening with a high of 77 degrees.

Quote of the Day: It's a well known quote, but it's so apt, we thought we'd share it anyway...

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
-- Robin Williams (via BrainyQuote)

And let's take a moment to remember one of the world's greatest talents with an excerpt from Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!", featured in Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams...

O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:

But O heart! heart! heart!

O the bleeding drops of red,

Where on the deck my Captain lies,

Fallen cold and dead.

What we're looking forward to listening to: Barbra Streisand's new album PARTNERS, out on September 16th. Babs just announced the full list of duet partners, including Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and more!

Videos of the Day: In tribute to Robin Williams, watch scenes of the actor in the title role of 2011's BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, and his last moments as a captive Genie in ALADDIN...

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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