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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, September 16, 2012 - Sunday, September 16, 2012. Catch up below!

1) 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners Announced - 2012 Tony Awards, SMASH, MEMPHIS & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - September 16, 2012

Amongst the highlights for theatre fans, the 65th Annual Tony Awards picked up three Emmys - for Outstanding Special Class Program, Art Direction and Outstanding Song (It's Not Just for Gays Anymore' - written by Adam Schlesinger & David Javerbaum and performed by Neil Patrick Harris). Smash choreographer Josua Bergasse picked up an award for Outstanding Choreography and the Kennedy Center Honors was named Outstanding Variety Special. (more...)


2) Photo Coverage: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper and the KINKY BOOTS Cast Meet the Press - Check it Out!
by Walter McBride - September 16, 2012

Kinky Boots, the highly anticipated new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. The cast and creative team met the press yesterday, and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)


3) Breaking News: AMERICAN IDOL Judges Announced - Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2012

When AMERICAN IDOL’s 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey – the best-selling female recording artist of all time – and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved persona have been instrumental in discovering IDOL talent from the beginning, will be joined by two new judges: quadruple-platinum singer, songwriter, rapper and fashion icon Nicki Minaj; and Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 15 million albums. (more...)


4) STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Plans to Take JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to US and Australia!
by Stage Tube - September 16, 2012

In an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed he is planning to take his arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar to the US and Australia following its UK tour. Watch his appearance on the show below! (more...)


5) Photo Coverage: Extra Fierce KINKY BOOTS Press Preview - Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, Stark Sands, Billy Porter & More!
by Walter McBride - September 16, 2012

KINKY BOOTS, the highly anticipated new musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al HirschfeldTheatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. Fierstein and Lauper were at KINKY BOOTS' press preview yesterday, September 13th, along with the rest of the cast. BroadwayWorld was also there for the special event, and we bring you an inside look at the performance in the photos below! (more...)


6) BWW Reviews: A Rare and Beautiful SOUTH PACIFIC Takes Australia
by Jacqueline Bublitz - September 16, 2012

There is a rare kind of production where each element is so in synch, so finely tuned that this particular production eclipses other casts, other interpretations, and goes on to be considered a defining moment in the history of that show, and indeed of musical theatre itself. The current Australian production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic SOUTH PACIFIC is that rare and beautiful kind. (more...)


7) Photo Coverage: THE ANARCHIST Marquee and Golden Theatre Renovation
by Walter McBride - September 16, 2012

THE ANARCHIST, a new play written and directed by David Mamet starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, will be presented on Broadway at the newly refurbished Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the show's marquee and theater renovation in progress below! (more...)


8) Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Sings 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 16, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. A full track list for this year's 14th edition has not yet been announced, but the cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)


9) Photo Blast From The Past : Peter Firth
by Walter McBride - September 16, 2012

Today, we're featuring Peter Firth circa 1981. Following the National Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus at the Old Vic in 1973, Firth appeared on Broadway as Alan Strang in 1974. The performance earned him a Tony nomination. Firth also starred in the 1977 film adaptation of Equus, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He then went on to play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the original Broadway production of another Shaffer play, Amadeus, in 1980, all before this photo was taken. A successful film and television actor, Firth is now best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC One show "Spooks"; he is the only actor to have starred in every episode of the show's 10 seasons. (more...)


10) STAGE TUBE: Set Building Time-Lapse for CBC's OVER THE RAINBOW, Premiering Tonight, Sept 16!
by Stage Tube - September 16, 2012

The nationwide search for 'Dorothy' begins tonight, September 16, 2012, on CBC. Click below for a sneak peak of the set, built over six days in CBC's Toronto studios! (more...)


11) BWW's On This Day - September 16, 2012
by - September 16, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


12) STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Chats Live with The Trevor Project!
by Stage Tube - September 16, 2012

Daniel Radcliffe participated in a live online discussion to raise awareness about preventing suicide through The Trevor Project’s “Talk to Me” campaign today, September 16th, beginning at 2 p.m. EST. This live conversation on Google+ Hangout featured questions submitted by young people online and posed by members of The Trevor Project’s Youth Advisory Council. The event was moderated by Shira Lazar of the Emmy-nominated live, online interactive show, "What's Trending with Shira Lazar," and was broadcast through TrevorTalkToMe.org and on The Trevor Project’s YouTube and Google+ pages. Watch the chat below! (more...)


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