Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Monday, October 8, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 REBECCA Producer Says Now Clear That Four Investors 'Never Existed'
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2012

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 Abrams died before he could hand over the dough, sources have said. There also were three other investors Hotton told Sprecher about who supposedly promised another combined $2 million for the show, the sources have said. But "following an extensive search over the last week, I can now confirm that there is no evidence whatever that "Paul Abrams" or any of the other three investors brought to this production by Mr. Hotton, ever existed," said Sprecher's lawyer, Ronald Russo. The lawyer said they conducted an investigation in both the US and England." (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Audio Preview: First Listen to Samples from Susan Boyle's Upcoming Musicals Album Plus Crawford & Osmond
by Stage Tube - October 08, 2012

Take a first listen below to samples from Susan Boyle's new album of musical songs - featuring duets with Michael Crawford & Donny Osmond! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Rosie O'Donnell Discusses Heart Attack on Dr. Oz Today, 10/8
by TV News Desk - October 08, 2012

The two-time Emmy® Award-winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" will broadcast a world exclusive interview with Rosie O'Donnell today, Oct. 8, as Dr. Oz interviews her about her near death experience in August as she suffered her first heart attack. The multiple Emmy Award winning O'Donnell will return to "The Dr. Oz Show" on Thursday, Oct. 25, when Dr. Oz will put her in the Truth Tube and give her a "Heart Attack Health Plan" with an audience made up of women who have all suffered attacks. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 BWW Blog: Greg Reuter - Nice Matters
by Guest Blogger: Greg Reuter - October 08, 2012

In 2006 (I think... my mind is a little fuzzy), I had the privilege to be part of the original cast of "Don't Quit Your Night Job"-­- an all Broadway Improv show. The show was created by Sarah Saltzberg, Steve Rosen, and David Rossmer. (PS - go see Steve and David in "The Other Josh Cohen" which starts previews Wed at the SoHo playhouse) all of them comedic gold. Now... it may seem like I'm milking my friends here, but I wouldn't post it if it wasn't true! Anyhow, I always had a fantasy of writing a sketch for the show involving David Hyde Pierce and Brian d'Arcy James. Why? Let me finish... (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Photo Flash: First Look at Patti Murin, Cliffton Hall and More in WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2012

The first North American tour of WICKED is currently running. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new cast members below, including Dee Roscioli as Elphaba, Patti Murin as Glinda, Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible and Tom McGowan as The Wizard. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of A CHORUS LINE at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - October 08, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The official press opening was yesterday, October 7, and it included a special tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch. Check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/8- CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Stage Tube - October 08, 2012

Today in 1946, Cyrano de Bergerac opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 193 performances. Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play bears a very scant resemblance to his life. The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of 12 syllables per line, very close to the Alexandrine format, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura. Notable English-speaking Cyranos include Ralph Richardson, DeVeren Bookwalter, Derek Jacobi, Richard Chamberlain, and Christopher Plummer, who played the part in Rostand's original play and won a Tony Award for the 1973 musical adaptation. Kevin Kline played the role in a Broadway production in 2007. The play is currently in previews at the American Airlines Theatre, starring Douglas Hodge in the title role. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Oscar-Winning Musical Drama CABARET Coming to Blu-ray/DVD, 2/5
by Movies News Desk - October 08, 2012

CABARET, Bob Fosse's ground-breaking Oscar®-winning musical drama starring Liza Minnelli (Arthur, The Sterile Cuckoo), Michael York (the Austin Powers films), Joel Grey (TV's "Oz"), Helmut Griem, and Marisa Berenson (I am Love), celebrates its 40th anniversary with a Blu-ray debut on February 5, 2013. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of GRACE with Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 08, 2012

Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened on October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for all of the opening night festivities, and in the video below, he chats with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 STAGE TUBE: ENTRANCES, EXITS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN with Patti LuPone- Episode 2
by Stage Tube - October 08, 2012

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 second episode below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Photo Coverage: Rory O'Malley, Eric Michael Krop and More Perform in 'When Love Takes Over' Benefit
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - October 08, 2012

The 2012 Broadway Impact ING NYC Marathon team's fundraiser WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER was hosted by Sara Haines from NBC's The Today Show. The party took place last night, October 7th at Le Poisson Rouge, and you can check photos from the event below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Exclusive Photos: Taylor Louderman, Ryann Redmond, and BRING IT ON Cast Sings 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - October 08, 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 BRING IT ON was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Photo Flash: First Look at Christine Dwyer, Billy Harrigan Tighe and More in WICKED Second North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2012

The second North American tour of WICKED is currently running. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new cast members below, including Christine Dwyer as Elphaba, Jeanna de Waal as Glinda, Gina Ferrall as Madame Morrible and Paul Kreppel as The Wizard. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Justin Long, Robin Weigert and More Set for OTHER DESERT CITIES in LA; Complete Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2012

Jeannie Berlin, Robert Foxworth, Justin Long, Robin Weigert and JoBeth Williams are set for Center Theatre Group's production of the Tony-nominated "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz. Robert Egan directs the West Coast premiere, which starts previews on November 28, 2012, opens December 9 and runs through January 6, 2013. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 What's Playing on Broadway This Week: October 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - October 08, 2012

With the election around the corner, Lewis Black will surely have plenty to rant about in his new show, RUNNING ON EMPTY, which opens tomorrow, 10/9, for a limited engagement thru 10/20 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Roundabout's production of the classic tale of CYRANO DE BERGERAC and Steppenwolf's WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf? both have their official openings on 10/11 while the Carolee Carmello-led SCANDALOUS begins previews on 10/13 at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Photo Flash: NOVEMBER Opens in LA - Starry Arrivals, Curtain Call and More!
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2012

David Mamet's comedy "November" is now playing at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum through November 4, 2012. Opening night was last night - check out photo coverage of the starry arrivals, curtain call and more below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Photo Blast from the Past: Adrian Zmed
by Walter McBride - October 08, 2012

Today, we're featuring Adrian Zmed circa 1988. His first major acting gig was the role Danny Zuko, in the national touring company production of Grease. He later appeared in the Broadway stage musical three times, twice in the role of Zuko. In the original Broadway production of Grease, he starred with Jeff Conaway, who played Kenickie in the 1978 motion picture Grease. Zmed returned to stage work in the 1990s, headlining the musical Children of Eden at the Paper Mill Playhouse, and starred in three shows on Broadway: Falsettos, Blood Brothers, and Grease. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Photo Flash: Casting Call for A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS, Starring Ariana Grande and Curt Hansen
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2012

The Pasadena Playhouseand Lythgoe Family Productions' A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS features Ariana Grande (Nickelodeon's "Victorious") as "Snow White," Curt Hansen (Next to Normal) as "Snow White's Prince," an on-screen appearance by Neil Patrick Harris as "The Magic Mirror" and Charlene Tilton ("Dallas") as "The Wicked Queen." (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 This Week's Broadway Grosses Due on Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2012

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, this week's Broadway grosses will be made available tomorrow, October 9, 2012. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Oct. 8 Interview: Raul Esparza, Anna Chlumsky Chat Guest Roles on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2012

Raul Esparza and Anna Chlumsky will guest star on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU on a special episode titled "Twenty-Five Acts", based on the best-selling novel '50 Shades of Grey.' The show will air October 10th at 9 pm ET. Both talented actors recently spoke with reporters about the upcoming episode. (more...)


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