WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/14 - THIS IS OUR YOUTH Begins, HENRY & ME Steps Up to Bat, COVERS Debuts 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: Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH begins performances, and the HENRY & ME movie premieres in New York City tonight!



Broadway Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 81 degrees!

Quote of the Day: Cyndi Lauper, the Tony-winning force behind KINKY BOOTS and now one of the characters in HENRY & ME, on dreams...

Understand where it is you want to go. Then picture yourself there. If you can picture yourself there, then you can be there. Bottom line.
-- Cyndi Lauper (via BrainyQuote)

What we're listening to: Michael Cera's new folk album "true that". Check it out below!

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Christian Slater, who turns 46 today!

Slater last starred on Broadway in 2005's The Glass Menagerie. Before that, he appeared onstage in Side Man, Merlin, Macbeth, Copperfield and The Music Man. One of Slater's breakout roles was 'Mark Collins' in the 1988 cult film Heathers, which made its way off-Broadway this last season. Among his other film credits are Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Broken Arrow, Hard Rain, True Romance and more. On TV, he has appeared in The West Wing and Alias, with a lead role in Breaking In and the series Mind Games.

Photo by RD/Orchon/Retna Digital

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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