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WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto 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: INFORMED CONSENT and A DELICATE SHIP start up off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE gets the musical treatment in Toronto and more!

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Josh Grisetti (portrait by Walter McBride), who just finished his run in Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, will soon appear in PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan, and has appeared off-Broadway in RED EYE OF LOVE, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, ENTER LAUGHING, AFTER THE BALL and more!

Josh Grisetti wants you to WAKE UP with BWW!
Photo by Walter McBride

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- INFORMED CONSENT, starring Tina Benko, opens tonight at Primary Stages!
- Anna Ziegler's A DELICATE SHIP begins this evening at The Playwrights Realm.
- Cohen, D'Andre, Saide, Thornton and more bring HAIR to Music Circus tonight...
- FULL HOUSE THE MUSICAL!, with Perez Hilton, debuts in Toronto tonight before its NYC run.
- And the cast of off-Broadway's LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN meets the press, so stay tuned for photos!

Josh Grisetti previews 54 Below show!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Belcon, Holmes, Spanger & Case will join Broadway's MATILDA!
- Donna McKechnie is among the star-packed cast for Ahrens & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe.
- Tom Pelphrey & Gordon Joseph Weiss are the latest additions to FOOL FOR LOVE!
- LOOKING's Russell Tovey & Richard Hansell have signed on for Broadway's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE...
- We got a sneak peek (right) at Josh Grisetti's upcoming 54 Below show DON'T BOTHER, I'M HERE.
- The original cast of CRY-BABY is recording an album!
- Kate Baldwin & Erin Dilly will appear in SONGBIRD at 59E59 Theaters.
- The UK's Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL revival is sold-out and could be headed for the West End!
- And the latest in theatre etiquette news -- a woman interrupted Signature's THE FIX in search of a restroom...

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 87 degrees and partly cloudy as we enter mid-week (it'll be Friday before we know it)!

Quote of the Day: A word from birthday boy, Christian Slater...

"Good judgement comes from experience. Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgement."
-- Christian Slater (via BrainyQuote)

Video of the Day: Need a morning pick-me-up? This should help! Watch Jane Lynch rap Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" in SEE JANE SING! at Joe's Pub.
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Christian Slater, who turns 46 today!
Slater just starred in SPAMALOT at The Hollywood Bowl. The actor last appeared on Broadway in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, and before that, took the stage in SIDE MAN, MERLIN, MACBETH, COPPERFIELD and THE MUSIC MAN. He also appeared in off-Broadway's LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY. Slater made his film breakthrough in the cult film HEATHERS, which has now been adapted into a musical. Among his other well known big screen credits are ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, BROKEN ARROW, HARD RAIN, TRUE ROMANCE and more. Slater has recently appeared on TV in BREAKING IN, MIND GAMES, ARCHER and MR. ROBOT.
Christian Slater & Merle Dandridge in SPAMALOT at The Hollywood Bowl.
Photo by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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