Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 Rialto Chatter: Bob Crowley Joining ALADDIN Team & Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Moving Forward
by Rialto Chatter - January 09, 2013

Today. Michael Riedel adds to the story noting that Tony-winning set designer Bob Crowley has been added to the team to create a completely new physical production for the run. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 Up on the Marquee: PIPPIN
by Walter McBride - January 09, 2013

Producers Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater's 40th Anniversary production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, on Broadway in the Spring of 2013. PIPPIN will begin preview performances on Broadway on Saturday, March 23, 2013 and officially open on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The marquee just went up at the Music Box and you can check it out below! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 Breaking News: COTTON CLUB PARADE to Open on Broadway in Fall 2013!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2013

Producers Alan D. Marks, Barbara Marks, Wade Turnbull, Steve Hendel, Ruth Hendel, and Tom Kirdahy have just announced that COTTON CLUB PARADE, the Encores! Special event that played two acclaimed runs at New York City Center, will arrive on Broadway this fall. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 BWW TV Exclusive: On the Road with PRISCILLA- Series Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 09, 2013

BWW is excited to spend a year on the road on the bus with the cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! In this sneak preview of our On the Road series, meet some of the cast as they celebrate opening night in Minneapolis. Check it out below and tune in later for more episodes as the cast journeys across the country! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 2012 BWW Connecticut Awards Winners Announced - Goodspeed Musicals Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 09, 2013

Votes are cast, polls are closed, and results have been tabulated! This was our BIGGEST year yet! After a record number of voters in over 30 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is VERY excited to announce the 2012 Connecticut Winners! Thanks to all who voted and HUGE congrats to all the winners! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 STAGE TUBE: Promo Video of ATC/San Jose Rep's NEXT TO NORMAL - Opening 1/10 in San Jose!
by Stage Tube - January 09, 2013

A Co-Production between Arizona Theatre Company and San Jose Repertory Theatre, Next to Normal is opening tomorrow, January 10, in San Jose, CA. The show features the talents of Joe Cassidy, Kendra Kassebaum, Mark Farrell, A.J. Holmes, Andrea Ross, and Jonathan Shew. Check out the promo video below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 2012 BWW Atlanta Winners Announced - Alliance, Atlanta Lyric Theatre Win Big!
by BWW - January 09, 2013

Votes are cast, polls are closed, and results have been tabulated! This was our BIGGEST year yet! After a record number of voters in over 30 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is VERY excited to announce the 2012 Atlanta Winners! Thanks to all who voted and HUGE congrats to all the winners! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 LES MISERABLES Film Soundtrack Hits #1 on Charts!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2013

According to MTV News, 'Les Miserables: Highlights from the Motion Picture' has now reached #1, hitting 92,000 in sales. The musical's album beat out Mumford & Sons' 'Babel,' Taylor Swift's 'Red,' Phillip Phillips' 'The World From the Side of the Moon,' and One Direction's 'Take Me Home.' (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 STAGE TUBE: MATILDA'S Journey to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - January 09, 2013

Join the team behind Broadway's eagerly anticipated MATILDA THE MUSICAL as they take you through the show's journey from Statford-upon-Avon to London's West End to Broadway. Writers Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly, director Matthew Warchus, designer Rob Howell, choreographer Peter Darling, and actor Lauren Ward, who reprises her role as Miss Honey from London, discuss the thrill of coming to Broadway in "MATILDA THE MUSICAL: Journey to Broadway." Check it out below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 2012 BWW Baltimore Awards Winners Announced - Milburn Stone Theatre Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 09, 2013

Votes are cast, polls are closed, and results have been tabulated! This was our BIGGEST year yet! After a record number of voters in over 30 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is VERY excited to announce the 2012 Baltimore Winners! Thanks to all who voted and HUGE congrats to all the winners! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 Kate Baldwin, Emily Skinner and More Set for Encores' FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2013

Bock and Harnick's Fiorello!, the opening musical of the Encores! 20th Anniversary season, will star Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, Jenn Gambatese, Shuler Hensley and Emily Skinner, with Danny Rutigliano as Fiorello LaGuardia. Fiorello! will be directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman. The show will run for seven performances from January 30 February 3 at New York City Center. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 Photo Flash: First Look at Joe Cassidy, Kendra Kassebaum and More in NEXT TO NORMAL - Opening 1/10 in San Jose!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2013

A Co-Production between Arizona Theatre Company and San Jose Repertory Theatre, Next to Normal is opening tomorrow, January 10, in San Jose, CA. The show features the talents of Joe Cassidy, Kendra Kassebaum, Mark Farrell, A.J. Holmes, Andrea Ross, and Jonathan Shew. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 BWW Blog: Cody Williams of R+H's CINDERELLA - Rehearsal Fun!
by Guest Blogger: Cody Williams - January 09, 2013

It's a very exciting time at Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella because we are just days away from moving out of our rehearsal studios and into the Broadway Theatre. It's truly astounding to think about how quickly time has passed since we started this process; it's probably due to the fact that as a company we have had so much fun. The atmosphere at rehearsal has been so warm and welcoming--something that definitely is trickling down from the people in charge--so it's the perfect place to have fun and just play. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 STAGE TUBE: ENTRANCES, EXITS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN with Patti LuPone- Episode 3
by Stage Tube - January 09, 2013

Can't get enough of Patti LuPone? A documentary following the legendary performer has just been released on Youtube, titled 'Entrances, Exits, and Everything In Between.' Creator Josh Johnston writes: 'What she and I have collaborated on is our effort to show aspiring performers and fans of the arts what it's like in the shoes of a veteran of the craft: everything from the Sunset lows to the Rainbow Highs of performing, Patti LuPone has seen and lived it all.' Check out the third episode below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 BWW Interviews: A CHORUS LINE's John Partridge
by Carrie Dunn - January 09, 2013

He's about to play the tyrannical director Zach - but will he get his dancing shoes on? (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto and More in A.R.T.'s THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus has announced the complete cast for its February 2013 production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, to be directed by Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany. Multiple Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones returns to the A.R.T. to play Amanda Wingfield, and will be joined by Zachary Quinto as Tom, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the Gentleman Caller. The Tony Award-winning design team includes set and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by Clive Goodwin. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 La Jolla's Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW to Include New Characters
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2013

According to an Equity casting notice, the revised version of the show will include some new characters- 'Auntie/Loretta' and 'Sir/Todd Browning.' While the latter seems to be a similar to 'The Boss,' who sang the opening song in the original production, the other is described as 'the woman who saved the twins from abandonment but began to display them as curiosities for money.' Additional new characters will include a Texas lawyer named 'Martin Arnold,' and a vaudeville performer named 'Ray.' (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 SMASH Character Card - Katharine McPhee as KAREN CARTWRIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 09, 2013

Season 1 of SMASH saw Iowa native Karen Cartwright pursuing her Broadway dream all the while navigating the shark-infested waters of the professional theater world to win the role of a lifetime in the new musical 'Bombshell'. See Karen's battle to become 'Marilyn' on SMASH Season 1 - now available on DVD! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 Photo Flash: First Look at Blythe Danner in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2013

Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner has joined the cast of Nice Work If You Can Get It for 12 weeks only, continuing through March 10th. Ms. Danner assumes the role of Millicent Winter, the mother of Matthew Broderick's character Jimmy Winter. The role was originated on Broadway by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons, who played her final performance on Sunday, December 16. Check out photos of Danner in action below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 9 Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti LuPone, and More to Honor Audra McDonald at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth) will honor five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at The Drama League's 29th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, on February 11, 2013 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Tickets and tables are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or visiting www.dramaleague.org/audra. (more...)


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