BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Central PA in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

STAGE TUBE: Betty White Gets Broadway-Style Tribute at Birthday Celebration


Last night, Ellen Degeneres, Morgan Freeman, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, Seth Meyers and Tracy Morgan all paid tribute to one of the world's most beloved entertainers in Betty White'S 90th BIRTHDAY: A Tribu... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

DEBUT OF THE MONTH: Jessie Mueller of ON A CLEAR DAY


Jessie Mueller is currently making her Broadway debut in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER alongside Grammy and Emmy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. The production... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Flashback: LYSISTRATA JONES' Journey to Broadway


LYSISTRATA JONES plays its final performance today at 3:00pm at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th street). Upon closing, the musical will have played 34 previews and 30 performances. Written by T... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Headed to Broadway in 2013; Tony Danza to Star


Honeymoon in Vegas, a new musical, will open on Broadway in the spring of 2013 following a premiere engagement this November in Toronto. Based on the Castle Rock Entertainment Motion Picture of the sa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE to End Off-Broadway Run 3/25


Producer Daryl Roth announced today that the long-running Off Broadway favorite Love, Loss, and What I Wore will close on Sunday, March 25, 2012 after playing for two and a half years and 1,013 perfor... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

BWW Interviews: Josh Young - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's 'Judas'


Josh Young makes his Broadway debut as 'Judas Iscariot' in The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Des McAnuff at The Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performa... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Review Roundup: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR on Broadway - All The Reviews!


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opened on Broadway last night, Thursday, March 22. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, directed by Des McAnuff began previews March 1 and is now playing a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

David Strathairn Joins Jessica Chastain in Broadway's THE HEIRESS this Fall


Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner David Strathairn (Dr. Austin Sloper) will join Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (Catherine Sloper) in the Tony Award-winning play The Heiress. Wri... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

NEWSIES Opens Tonight!


NEWSIES, opens officially tonight at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) for a strictly limited run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall.... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

DEBUT OF THE MONTH: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Paul Nolan


Actor Paul Nolan is currently making his Broadway debut as 'Jesus' in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In a recent chat with BWW, the actor shared his thoughts on what it is ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company to Present World Premiere of BAD JEWS This Fall


The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the world premiere production of Bad Jews by Joshua Elias Harmon and directed by Daniel Aukin for the fall season. Bad Jews will begin preview performance... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal to Make American Stage Debut in Roundabout's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET This Fall


Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that movie star Jake Gyllenhaal will be making his American stage debut in If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, a comedic drama by Nick Payne at the Harold and ... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING To Play Final Performance on Broadway Sunday, May 20th


The revival of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING will play its final performance on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The 50th Anniversary p... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

SEMINAR Closes on Broadway Today, May 6


SEMINAR, the acclaimed comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, "NYPD Blue," NBC's hit series "Smash") and directed by Obi... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Steppenwolf's WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf? to Preview on Broadway Sept. 27, 2012; Understudy EPAs Set for Jun. 5


According to an Equity Audition notice, the Steppenwolf's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf will begin previews on Broadway on September 27, 2012 in anticipation of its previously announced... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

BWW Interviews - Christopher J. Hanke Chats THE NORMAL HEART and 'The Client List'


Hanke took time out of his final rehearsal in DC yesterday to chat about what it was like to work opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt and why he believes the Tony Award-winning Normal Heart has as much rele... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Kristen Beth Williams of 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'


Kristen Beth got to play Reno on Bway and is now understudying three principal roles in the Gershwin Tony winner.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

CONFIRMED: Al Pacino-Led GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Revival to Play Schoenfeld Theatre; Opening Set for Nov. 11


As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, David Mamet's 1984 play Glengarry Glen Ross is heading back to Broadway, this time starring Al Pacino as leading man, 'Shelly "The Machine" Levene.' Pacino... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

STAGE TUBE: Watch ANYTHING GOES' Farewell Music Video


Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes plays its final show on Broadway today, July 8, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony Awa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Cast of ONCE, EVITA's Michael Cerveris and More Set for OURLAND Festival at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, 7/29


On Sunday July 29th, for the first time in NYC, Lincoln Center Out of Doors will present a day long, multifaceted festival of Irish culture. "Our Land" will celebrate the artistic, literary and musica... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Roundabout's HARVEY Begins Final Two Weeks on Broadway, Closes August 5


Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Mary Chase's Harvey will end its limited engagement on Sunday, August 5th. A special added benefit performance will play on Sunday, August 5th at 7P... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Erich Bergen, Joyce Chittick, Alex Finke Join Cast of ANYTHING GOES Tour


Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpie... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Tickets for THE PERFORMERS, Starring Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson, Go On Sale August 13


Tickets to THE PERFORMERS -- the new Broadway comedy by David West Read -- will go on sale via Telecharge on Monday, August 13 it has been announced by the play's producers Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Del... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Review Roundup: BRING IT ON Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!


Let's see what the critics had to say about this new musical comedy!... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

TV: Get an Extended First Look at LES MISERABLES on the Silver Screen - Behind the Scenes With Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and More!


Tom Hooper's upcoming big-screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables,' starring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and a slew of other big-name stars, will debut in theaters December 25.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

BWW TV Exclusive: Barbra Streisand Discusses Recording 'Home' from THE WIZ on Upcoming RELEASE ME! Plus - Listen to the Complete Track!


We're very excited today to share an exclusive video of Streisand discussing recording 'Home' from THE WIZ, taken from the bonus DVD that will be packaged for orders via QVC. Click below to play... ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

BWW Exclusive First Look: Uber-Fit Perez Hilton as Saucy Prince Harry in NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL!


Gossip columnist Perez Hilton has joined the cast of the off-Broadway musical revue, NEWSical the Musical, for a four-week run that began Saturday, September 8th. Get an exclusive first look at Perez ... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Starry INTO THE WOODS Reading Cast Revealed; Meryl Streep Expected to Join Film!


As reported back in June, Rob Marshall has made Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS his next project at Warner Bros/Disney - and a starry reading just has kicked the project off. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

BWW World Premiere EXCLUSIVE: Michael Crawford and Susan Boyle Duet on 'The Music of the Night'!


A few weeks ago, we premiered Donny Osmond and Susan Boyle singing 'This is the Moment' and we're back to bring you another exclusive first listen to a second highly-anticipated duet from her upcoming... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

REBECCA Producer Says Now Clear That Four Investors 'Never Existed'


According to the New York Post, Ronald Russo , lawyer for producer Ben Sprecher has now said that 'Sprecher had been led to "Abrams" by shadowy Long Island businessman, Mark Hotton, who told him Abram... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

BroadwayGirlNYC: The Ride


This weekend my friend Jill & I went on The Ride -- a big tour bus with seats facing sideways, and one giant window like an imax screen looking out on the city. This is not just a facts-and-snapshots ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Watch Five New Clips from LES MISERABLES!


December is nearly here, and the highly anticipated LES MISERABLES film adaptation will hit the big screen on Christmas Day. In the meantime, check out five just-released clips from the movie, featuri... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Review Roundup: SCANDALOUS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!


Featuring book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, Scandalous began performances at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd St.) on October 13, 2012. Op... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

STAGE TUBE: Watch LES MISERABLES' 'One Day More' Now!


LES MISERABLES might not open in movie theatres until Christmas day, but that doesn't mean you have to wait another week for a sneak peek. Check out 'One Day More' from the movie below!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

STAGE TUBE: Russell Crowe & Hugh Jackman Sing 'The Confrontation' from Les Miserables LIVE at Joe's Pub!


Fans at 'Russell Crowe and Alan Doyle present the Indoor GArden Party' this Saturday night at Joe's Pub were treated to a VERY special live performance of 'The Confrontation' from LES MISERABLES by Cr... (read more...)
BWW's Top Central PA Theatre Stories for 2012

Breaking News: Confirmed! Cameron Mackintosh to Restage MISS SAIGON in 2014


Theater producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh has just confirmed with The Philippine Star entertainment editor and columnist, Ricky Lo, that plans for the highly anticipated revival of mega-musical "Miss Sa... (read more...)

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