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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Tony Nominees Meet the Press, 'RED-EYE' Opens Off-Broadway 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? For your most important theatre meal of the day, we've rounded up the big news you missed yesterday, what's on the agenda today, and a few extras to start your day off right.

The Bacon: See what's on the griddle today...

Cup of Joe: Perk up and revisit yesterday's big stories...

Broadway Weather Forecast: I don't feel any pain / A little fall of rain / Can hardly hurt me now... Cloudy and rainy with a high of 50 degrees.

Quote of the Day: Interesting revelations from Idina Menzel (Tony-nominated for IF/THEN)... Is majoring in theatre too limiting? What do you think?

"I wish I had read more and majored in literature rather than theatre. I think I would have been a better artist for it. I am trying to play catch-up now."
-- Idina Menzel (via BrainyQuote)

What we're looking forward to watching: THEATRELAND. Featuring best buds and outstanding thesps, sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, this documentary film goes behind the scenes of a West End production of Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT. Get it on DVD in May!

And finally, a Happy Birthday shout-out to Sheldon Harnick, who turns 90 today -- wow!

Three-time Tony-winning Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick's works include The Apple Tree, The Phantom Tollbooth, Fiddler on the Roof, Cyrano - The Musical, She Loves Me, The Madwoman of Central Park West, Rex, The Rothschilds, Baker Street, Man in the Moon, Tenderloin, Vintage '60, Fiorello!, Portofino, The Body Beautiful, The Littlest Revue and many more. In 1960, Harnick, Jerry Bock and book writer Jerome Weidman won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Fiorello!.

Photo by Walter McBride

See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!

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