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WAKE UP with BWW 8/20/2015 - WAITRESS Opens in Cambridge 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: WAITRESS brings pie and the sounds of Sara Bareilles to Cambridge tonight!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- WAITRESS, starring Jessie Mueller, opens tonight at A.R.T.!
- MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE begins previews tonight...
- And Broderick, Danner, Williams & more appear in tonight's SHARPIES reading at Guild Hall.

Maureen Anderman in LOVE & MONEY!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Cirque du Soleil's new show PARAMOUR is heading to Broadway next summer!
- Alexandra Silber, Ben Rappaport, Jessica Vosk & more have signed on for Broadway's FIDDLER revival.
- The movie musical adaptation of MATILDA will start filming in late 2016...
- CHINA DOLL just added shows and welcomed a new cast member.
- We got a first look (right) at A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY off-Broadway, plus a peek at HAIR at Music Circus!
- Wear red shoes and you could get into KINKY BOOTS for free...
- Christopher Tierney joined the DIRTY DANCING tour, which opened last night in Chicago.
- Broadway vets Megan Hilty, Geneva Carr and more are headed to TV Land in I SHUDDER.
- And stars from AVENUE Q are moving on to the semi-final round of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT!

Broadway Weather Forecast: Very cloudy with a high of 83 degrees. Dreary, yes, but it's almost Friday!

Quote of the Day: A moment from the movie WAITRESS, in honor of the musical's opening tonight...

"Dear Baby, I hope someday somebody wants to hold you for 20 minutes straight and that's all they do. They don't pull away. They don't look at your face. They don't try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms and hold on tight, without an ounce of selfishness to it." - Jenna in the film WAITRESS (via IMDb)

What we're watching: Rachel York, currently starring in the show at Bay Street, performing "Around the World" from GREY GARDENS!

Video of the Day: Watch the WAITRESS movie trailer, starring Keri Russell, while eating pie for breakfast, if possible!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Joan Allen, who turns 59 today!
Allen last starred on Broadway in IMPRESSIONISM and before that, in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (which earned her a Tony nomination) and BURN THIS (for which she won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play). She launched her career in the late '70s with Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The actress has received three Oscar nominations -- for NIXON, THE CRUCIBLE and THE CONTENDER. Among her other film credits are the BOURNE movies, THE NOTEBOOK, PLEASANTVILLE, FACE/OFF, THE ICE STORM and more.
Joan Allen in THE WHEEL at Steppenwolf in 2013.
Photo by Michael Brosilow

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!


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