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WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/2015 - KINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000, OCTOBER SKY Blasts Off 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: KINKY BOOTS marks 1,000 shows in style, OCTOBER SKY blasts off at The Marriott and more!

TODAY'S TOP ITEMS:

- KINKY BOOTS celebrates 1,000 performances on Broadway tonight!
- OCTOBER SKY makes its world premiere in Chicago this evening...
- THE VIEW FROM HERE celebrates its 10th reunion in concert at 54 Below tonight.
- And the company of OLD TIMES meets the press, so stay tuned for photos!

McGrego & Gummer rehearse for UGLY LIES THE BONE!

NEWS YOU MISSED YESTERDAY:

- Tony winner Warren Carlyle will direct Hugh Jackman in BROADWAY TO OZ.
- We got a peek inside rehearsals for Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, plus a preview (right) of UGLY LIES THE BONE with Mamie Gummer & more!
- SYTYCD's Amy Yakima has joined FINDING NEVERLAND as 'Peter Pan'.
- HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, opened last night - see what the critics thought!
- F. Michael Haynie and Karen Mason were among the reading cast for JONI this week.
- Two productions will celebrate RENT's 20th anniversary in NYC this fall.
- Christian Borle, Lisa Kron and more will appear in the Drama League's fall 2015 UP CLOSE series.
- And this Tumblr HAMILTON/SMASH mashup will have fans of both shows laughing all day...

Broadway Weather Forecast: High of 85 degrees and sunny for Hump Day!

Quote of the Day: A word from birthday girl Keke Palmer...

"I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don't have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don't have to be a shrinking violet."
-- Keke Palmer (via BrainyQuote)

Video of the Day: Choose your own adventure with LITTLE RED/ GREEN COAT -- a new interactive musical film!
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Keke Palmer, who turns 22 today!
Palmer made her Broadway debut in the title role of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA last year, making history as the first African-American 'Cinderella' on the Great White Way. She will soon appear as 'Marty' in GREASE: LIVE and in Ryan Murphy's new comedy-horror TV series SCREAM QUEENS. The actress began her career with a breakout role in the film AKEELAH AND THE BEE. She later went on to star as the title character in the hit cable series TRUE JACKSON, VP. Other film credits include ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, JOYFUL NOISE, BROTHERLY LOVE and IMPERIAL DREAMS. She also starred in the TV movie version of A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, which earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, and had a six-episode arc on the second season of MASTERS OF SEX.
Keke Palmer in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA last year.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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