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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, September 9, 2012 - Sunday, September 9, 2012. Catch up below!

1) Photo Coverage Exclusive: JEKYLL & HYDE Tour Opening Night Curtain Call & Party - Maroulis, Cox, Wicks & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - September 09, 2012

The preview engagement of JEKYLL & HYDE celebrated its opening night performance on September 8, 2012, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, Calif. The limited pre-tour engagement will play through September 30, 2012. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call and photos of the cast—including Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox and more—at the after party! (more...)


2) BROADWAY ON BROADWAY Takes Place Today at 11:30 in Times Square! All the Musical Numbers and Information!
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2012

Multi-talented actress, singer, television host, playwright, songwriter and author, Kathie Lee Gifford, will host this year’s Broadway on Broadway this morning, presented by United Airlines and The New York Times. (more...)


3) Photo Coverage: The Casts of BROADWAY ON BROADWAY - ANNIE, MOTOWN, SCANDALOUS, BARE and More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 09, 2012

Multi-talented actress, singer, television host, playwright, songwriter and author Kathie Lee Gifford hosted this year’s Broadway on Broadway this morning, Sunday, September 9th, presented by United Airlines and The New York Times. The event kicked off the 2012-2013 Broadway season with star performances from new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 30-piece live orchestra directed by Alex Lacamoire. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the casts that participated in the event! (more...)


4) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at PBS' BROADWAY OR BUST; Premiering Tonight at 8PM!
by BWW - September 09, 2012

PBS is bound for Broadway this fall with a three-hour primetime documentary series that tracks the real life stories of America's top high school musical performers vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation's best young theater stars. (more...)


5) Tickets for West End's THE BOOK OF MORMON Go on Sale September 23; Previews Begin February 25!
by BWW - September 09, 2012

Tickets will go on public sale for the West End production of The Book of Mormon on 23 September 2012. The London production will begin preview performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 25 February 2013. (more...)


6) BWW Flashback: RENT Closes at New World Stages Today, September 9
by BWW Special Coverage - September 09, 2012

The off-Broadway production of Rent will close after the performance today, September 9, at New World Stages. The production will have played 32 previews and 450 performances. Rent, which is written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, opened at the theater on August 11, 2011. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you on a multimedia flashback through the show's return to New York! (more...)


7) Liza Minnelli Begins Filming for ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Netflix Revival
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2012

According to TV Guide, Liza Minnelli has started filming in LA for Netflix's revival of the hit FOX show Arrested Development. (more...)


8) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/9- Tom Wopat
by Stage Tube - September 09, 2012

Happy Birthday Tom Wopat! Wopat first appeared on the Broadway stage as a replacement in the 1977 musical I Love My Wife, as "Wally". He then appeared as a replacement in the stage musicals City of Angels, and Guys and Dolls. He finally appeared in the opening cast of the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun opposite Bernadette Peters, Susan Lucci and Crystal Bernard, who played Annie Oakley. In 2008, Wopat starred on Broadway as the father in the musical A Catered Affair, and received his second Tony nomination for that performance. Wopat recently originated the role of Frank Abignale, Sr. in the musical Catch Me if You Can. (more...)


9) Frances Conroy Replaces Kathy Bates in 25th Anniversary Reading of STEEL MAGNOLIAS in LA Today, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2012

Today, September 9th, 2012, David Youse, FOUR THINGS PRODUCTIONS in association with L.A. WORKS will present an unprecedented staged reading of the critically-acclaimed play, “Steel Magnolias” at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. In partnership with playwright Robert Harling, FOUR THINGS PRODUCTIONS is honored to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this remarkable story written for Harling’s sister whom he lost through complications of diabetes. This very special performance will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey and will feature multiple Emmy nominee and Golden Globe-winning actress Frances Conroy, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominee Elizabeth Perkins, Jennifer Coolidge and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Annie Potts, along with additional cast members to be announced shortly. Conroy is replacing the previously-announced Kathy Bates in the role of Ouiser due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)


10) British Producer David Cecil Arrested in Uganda for Staging Gay Issues Play THE RIVER AND THE MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2012

According to the Guardian, British producer David Cecil has been arrested in Uganda after mounting a stage production of The River and the Mountain, a play that explores gay issues. The show was staged despite a previous ban by regulators; Cecil could receive a two-year sentence maximum in jail for bypassing the ban. (more...)


11) BWW TV: Meet ANNIE's Anthony Warlow & Katie Finneran at Broadway on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 09, 2012

Below, Kathie Lee Gifford interviews ANNIE stars Anthony Warlow and Katie Finneran! (more...)


12) BWW Flashback: Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN Ends Broadway Run Today, September 9
by BWW Special Coverage - September 09, 2012

The limited engagement of the Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN gave its final performance today, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN began previews on Broadway on March 6, 2012, and opened on April 1, 2012. Upon closing, the show will have played 209 performances. The critically-acclaimed revival about dirty tricks and double-dealing at a political convention recouped its investment just as the 2012 Republican National Convention began. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a flashback of images, video and important moments from THE BEST MAN's run on Broadway! (more...)


13) Gaelen Gilliland, Hannah Elless and More Set for Broadway's ROAR Benefit at Laurie Beechman; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2012

The first Broadway’s “ROAR” Rockers Obliterating Ailing Renal will take place at the Laurie Beechman Theater on Monday, September 17th at 9:30 P.M. This is a benefit for actress, Kellie Lynne Leach who is in end-stage renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. (more...)


14) 3-Part PBS Series BROADWAY OR BUST Premieres Tonight, Sept 9
by TV News Desk - September 09, 2012

PBS is bound for Broadway this fall with a three-hour primetime documentary series that tracks the real life stories of America’s top high school musical performers vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation’s best young theater stars. It’s non-stop drama when 60 talented teens — chosen from a nationwide casting call of over 50,000 students — descend on New York for an intensive week of “theatrical boot camp” and a shot at stage stardom and scholarships. The annual event, held each summer, is filmed for the first time ever inBROADWAY OR BUST, airing on consecutive Sunday nights, tonight, September 9-23, 2012 at 8:00-9:00 pm ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


15) BWW's On This Day - September 9, 2012
by - September 09, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


16) Arielle Jacobs, Lexi Lawson and More Set for DIVAS UNITE for GCP 2012 Benefit Concert at the Coterie Tonight, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2012

The Coterie presents an all-star lineup of some of the fiercest vocal talent that Broadway, Film & Television has to offer with DIVAS UNITE for GCP 2012, a benefit concert for the Girls Camaraderie Project (GCP). Founded by Broadway’s Arielle Jacobs (In the Heights) and Lexi Lawson (Rent, In the Heights, “American Idol”), GCP is a philanthropic organization dedicated to encouraging self-esteem and empowerment amongst middle school girls. (more...)


17) Maryam Myika Day Stars in Benefit Performance of KATRINA WHO?! at Zephyr Theatre, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2012

Mine Entertainment Group has announced a one-night only benefit performance of the one-act play, “Katrina Who?!” taking place on Wednesday, September 19 (8PM) at The Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood. Written and directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux, “Katrina Who?!” honors the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina through the personal stories of five NOLA residents who recount the destruction, devastation, survival and triumph in the aftermath of the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of 2005. (more...)


18) Karen Olivo, Kyle Dean Massey & More Set for FUGITIVE SONGS and NEXT THING YOU KNOW Release Concert, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2012

Yellow Sound Label presents the joint album release concert of Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen’s Fugitive Songs and Joshua Salzman & Ryan Cunningham’s Next Thing You Know at Le Poisson Rouge, tonight, September 9th. The concert will feature some of Broadway’s best young talent including Lauren Blackman, Andrew Durand, Christopher Jackson, Adam Kantor, Andrew Kober, Kyle Dean Massey, Andy Mientus, Karen Olivo, Kate Rockwell, Alysha Umphress and Barrett Wilbert Weed. (more...)


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