Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Sep. 19

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, September 19, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) First Production Photos Of New SAILOR MOON Musical; Set For DVD & Streaming
by Pat Cerasaro - September 19, 2013

The first production photos featuring the cast members of the newest musical edition of the popular and enduring Japanese franchise SAILOR MOON and its subsequent stage musical incarnation inspired by the works of Naoko Takeuchi are now available to view. (more...)


2) Review Roundup: ROMEO AND JULIET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - September 19, 2013

The new Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET starring international film star Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, officially opens tonight, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


3) VIDEO: Il Divo Performs 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - September 19, 2013

On last night's season finale of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, champion Kenichi Ebina danced to a stirring rendition of 'The Lion King's' 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' performed by Il Divo and Heather Headley. Check it out below! (more...)


4) Benedict Cumberbatch to Star as HAMLET in the West End, Fall 2014?
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to star as Hamlet in the West End in fall 2014, produced by Sonia Friedman and directed by Lyndsey Turner. (more...)


5) Roy Rogers is Coming to Broadway; New Musical Being Developed by Marshall Brickman
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

The Roy Rogers Family Entertainment Corporation, Happy Trails, LLC and the Spangler Group have announced that they will produce a new Broadway musical inspired by the life and music of the iconic Roy Rogers. Academy, Tony and Olivier Award-winning screenwriter and playwright Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys, Annie Hall) is leading the creative team. The musical is aiming to begin previews in late 2014 for an early 2015 opening night. (more...)


6) Preview Opening Song From Disney's FROZEN
by Pat Cerasaro - September 19, 2013

A tantalizing preview of the majestic and epic opening song for Disney's forthcoming animated feature film FROZEN has leaked, showcasing the thrilling sounds of the score by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. (more...)


7) Rachel John to Step in for Kerry Ellis During November RENT 20th Anniversary UK Concert Dates
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

It was announced today that West End's Kerry Ellis will not perform in November during the upcoming 20th anniversary concert tour of the smash rock opera RENT, due to maternity leave. Rachel John will perform the iconic role of 'Mimi,' prior to Ellis' return in January. (more...)


8) Karen Olivo's Pottery Collection Now For Sale
by Pat Cerasaro - September 19, 2013

Tony Award-winning Broadway performer Karen Olivo recently announced her early retirement from show business and announced new plans to live a life as an artist far away from New York City and the fruits of the triple-threat star's labors are now available to view and purchase via craft retail site Etsy. (more...)


9) Video: Lea Salonga Sings for Adoption Advocacy Campaign
by Oliver Oliveros - September 19, 2013

The advocates behind the legal adoption advocacy and awareness campaign "I Love You, Anak" (I Love You, Child) the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) and marketing communications company McCann Worldgroup have recently tapped Tony winner Lea Salonga to sing the English version of the campaign song "I Love You, Anak," which was originally written with Tagalog lyrics and sung by Original Pilipino Music (OPM) President Ogie Alcasid during the campaign's launch November last year. (more...)


10) Review - ROMEO AND JULIET: Deny Thy Director and Refuse Thy Production
by Michael Dale - September 19, 2013

David Leveaux's soggy production lacks tension, passion and romance. (more...)


11) Sting's LAST SHIP Set for Pre-Broadway Chicago Try-Out in June
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

Variety reports that THE LAST SHIP, a new musical from legendary artist Sting is set to have a tryout this summer in Chicago before coming to Broadway in the fall. (more...)


12) BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - BIG FISH's Ryan Andes
by Caryn Robbins - September 19, 2013

BIG FISH's Ryan Andes spoke exclusively to BWW about dancing on stilts, family traditions and why he counts himself 'one of the luckiest people' he knows. (more...)


13) Photo Coverage: Quinto, Jones, Keenan-Bolger & Smith On Stage in THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

Check out below photos from THE GLASS MENAGERIE, which began previews on Thursday, September 5th. Opening night will be Thursday, September 26th. The production stars multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, film and stage star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller. (more...)


14) Elaine Stritch Discusses Onstage Orgasm & More
by Pat Cerasaro - September 19, 2013

Irascible, irreplaceable and iconic Broadway legend Elaine Stritch discusses her incredibly deep passion for the theatre as well as offers some particularly surprising revelations as part of a new interview. (more...)


15) Hugh Jackman-Led HOUDINI Musical to Hold Third Workshop; Broadway in A Little Over a Year?
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman told the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye that he has plans to hold a third workshop for HOUDINI and hopes to bring the musical to Broadway 'within a year or 18 months'. The actor is also searching for two-to-four weeks during which he can bring his one-man show to London. (more...)


16) RENT's 'Seasons of Love' to Be Featured in GLEE's Monteith Tribute
by TV News Desk - September 19, 2013

OK Magazine has revealed today that the show will feature a full cast performance of 'Seasons of Love' from the long-running Broadway show RENT. (more...)


17) Photo Flash: First Look at the Supporting Cast of ROMEO AND JULIET on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

The new Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story Romeo and Juliet starring international film star Orlando Bloom, making his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, is currently in previews. The play's opening night is tonight, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the supporting cast below! (more...)


18) Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad Lead ROMEO AND JULIET, Opening Tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

International film star Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, as Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in a new Broadway production of the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet, directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. The show opens on Broadway tonight, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The production also stars two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse and Tony Award nominee Joe Morton as Lord Capulet. (more...)


19) First Look At Armstrong & Messing In LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN
by Pat Cerasaro - September 19, 2013

A preliminary peek at the stage and screen stars populating the cast of the new indie romantic drama LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN has leaked, showcasing Green Day frontman and AMERICAN IDIOT composer/star Billie Joe Armstrong as well as recent SMASH leading player and upcoming OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Broadway headliner Debra Messing, among others. (more...)


20) A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin Announces General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin, the new Broadway musical, will begin preview performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street) tomorrow at 8 PM with an opening night set for Thursday, October 10th. (more...)


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