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Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More!

Good morning, BroadwayWorld!

First, we'd like to wish a happy opening to Ink, which officially opens on Broadway tonight!

Last night, Tootsie officially opened. Check out all of our opening night coverage, including videos and photos, as well as a roundup of reviews, below!

The Outer Critics Circle nominations are in! Hadestown, Tootsie, and more have been recognized. Did your favorite get a nom? Read the full list below!

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Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More!
1) Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More! Broadway Actor Quentin Maré Passes Away Age 49

Quentin Mare, a versatile and daring stage actor cast in such wide-ranging productions off and on Broadway as King Lear, Coram Boy, Tom Stoppard's Rock n Roll, Happy Now?, and most recently, Lost Lake, passed away early Sunday morning, April 21, of natural causes. Mare was 49 and lived in New York City.. (more...)


2) Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More! Breaking: HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE & More Earn 2019 Outer Critics Circle Nominations!

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, welcomes 'Tootsie' star Julie Halston along with 'Torch Song' sensation Michael Urie to announce the nominees for the 2018-19 season today, April 23rd. Click here to watch live!. (more...)


3) Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More! SURVIVOR: THE DESTINY'S CHILD MUSICAL Will Premiere in Houston, and Eyes Broadway and West End Runs

Since its inception in 1990, Destiny's Child has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, won multiple Grammy Awards, served as an inspiration to many musical acts and garnered generations of fans. Now, for the first time ever, audiences will be treated to an honest, behind-the-scenes look at how the greatest girl group of all time was created - courtesy of the mastermind behind them, Mathew Knowles.. (more...)


4) Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More! VIDEO: Watch The Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations Exclusively On BroadwayWorld

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, welcomes 'Tootsie' star Julie Halston along with 'Torch Song' sensation Michael Urie to announce the nominees for the 2018-19 season today, April 23rd.. (more...)


5) Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More! BWW TV: Watch Highlights of TOOTSIE on Broadway!
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TOOTSIE began previews on Broadway on Friday, March 29th and will officially open tonight, April 23rd. Check out highlights of the cast on action below!. (more...)


Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More!
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Today's Call Sheet:

INK officially opens on Broadway tonight!

The cast includes Olivier Award winners Bertie Carvel (Matilda) and Jonny Lee Miller ("Elementary," Frankenstein), David Wilson Barnes (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Bill Buell (The History Boys), Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels), Eden Marryshow (Broadway Debut), Colin McPhillamy (The Ferryman), Erin Neufer (Broadway Debut), Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde), Rana Roy (Broadway Debut), Michael Siberry(Junk), Robert Stanton (Saint Joan), and Tara Summers (The Hard Problem).

It's 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy - and ultimately horrify - the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success and the race for the most Ink is on! Inspired by real events and a recent hit in London's West End, James Graham's electrifying new play comes to Broadway in the exhilarating Almeida Theatre production, directed by Rupert Goold. In its London run, The Guardian called it "riveting," and Time Out hailed it as "an incredibly brilliant stunner."


Opening Night Coverage:

Tootsie is officially open! Read the reviews here!

We took you on the red carpet at last night's opening night! Check out the videos below:

Check out photos and video of the cast taking their opening night bows:

Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More!
View more photos here!

BWW Exclusive: A Brand New Look at THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway!

Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More!

Just last month, the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon celebrated its 8th Anniversary at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street), where it is the longest running show in the theatre's history, and has broken the house record over 50 times. We are excited to exclusively share a brand new photo of the current cast, featuring Cody Jamison Strand, Kim Exum and Dave Thomas Brown!


Set Your DVR...

-Christine Baranski will appear on TODAY this morning!

-Tony Goldwyn will appear on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN today!


What we're watching: New ALADDIN Promo Features Clip Of "A Whole New World"

Today a new trailer for the film remake of Aladdin dropped featuring a sneak peek of the film's signature ballad, "A Whole New World."

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic, "Aladdin" is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.


And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Barbra Streisand, who turns 77 today!

Wake Up With BWW 4/24: INK Officially Opens, Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations, and More!

Streisand recently released an album, Walls, on November 2. With the longest span of number one albums in history, Streisand has recorded 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career. She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list, an honor which includes fellow duet partners Elvis Presley and Billy Joel. Streisand also has the longest span of number one albums in history, just under 50 years. She made her Broadway debut in in 1962's I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and returned to the Great White Way for 1964's FUNNY GIRL.

The best-selling female recording artist in history, Streisand partnered with some of Hollywood's biggest stars to sing Broadway classics her latest album "Encore". Following the release of her 2014 record-breaking "Partners," "ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway" is Streisand's third and long-awaited Broadway album. Streisand released "The Broadway Album" and "Back to Broadway" in 1985 and 1993, respectfully, both of which went multi-platinum.


See you bright and early tomorrow, BroadwayWorld!



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