Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Monday, September 17, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 BWW TV Exclusive: Preparing for CYRANO DE BERGERAC with Douglas Hodge - Creating the Nose & First Look!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 17, 2012

Previews began on September 14 for the RTC presentation of Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as "Cyrano" in a new Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Clemence Poesy will make her Broadway debut as "Roxane" and Broadway veteran Patrick Page will play "Comte De Guiche." The show will open officially on October 11, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre and run through November 25, 2012. BroadwayWorld UK was invited to Hodge's home for an exclusive shoot at which Hodge and designer Barrie Gower fitted his iconic Cyrano nose for the very first time. Now that previews have begun, we're excited to premiere the video below. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 Win a Pair of Tickets to GET READY: AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL on 9/27!
by Contests - September 17, 2012

BroadwayWorld readers can enter to win two tickets to the exclusive, invitation-only preview event launching MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL—coming to Broadway this spring! At this VIP event, you'll get a first look at never-before-seen Motown footage and performances by the cast. Plus, you'll hear from the creative team, Motown founder Berry Gordy and a surprise guest! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 BWW TV: Jason Danieley, Carmen Cusack and CST's SUNDAY IN THE PARK Perform at Art Institute of Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 17, 2012

Yesterday, at the top of the museum's Grand Staircase leading to the Impressionist Galleries, a full-sized replica of Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884 was installed but devoid of most of the foreground characters, leaving visitors puzzled by the strange new version. In anticipation of Chicago Shakespeare Theater's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Sunday in the Park with George, characters from this famous painting came to life for a surprising musical performance. Watch the performance below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 Photo Flash: First Look at Claybourne Elder, Mary Testa and More in KC Rep's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 48th season with the Tony Award-nominated musical Pippin, which features a score by Grammy-winner Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. The Rep's artistic director Eric Rosen directs the musical, which is currently running through October 7 in Spencer Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 BRING IT ON Cast Album Gets 9/25 Digital Release!
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

Universal Pictures Stage Productions/Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/Armyan Bernstein & Charlie Lyons and Executive Producers Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson are pleased to announce the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Bring It On: The Musical. The album, produced by Ghostlight Records and available on Back Lot Music, will be released for digital download on iTunes beginning September 25, 2012 and in stores October 16, 2012. The cast of Bring It On recorded the album at MSR Studios in New York City on August 9, 10 and 16, 2012 under the direction of Album Producers Alex Lacamoire, Tom Kitt and Kurt Deutsch. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/17- Constantine Maroulis
by Stage Tube - September 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Constantine Maroulis! "American Idol" finalist Maroulis earned a 2009 Best Actor Tony Award nomination for portraying Drew, an aspiring musician with pipes of steel in the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages. He originated the role in the Off-Broadway production at New World Stages in 2008. He has also appeared on Broadway in The Wedding Singer, Off-Broadway in Jacques Brel..., and the national tour of RENT. He is starring in the Broadway-bound national tour of Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde with recording artist Deborah Cox (Broadway's Aida) as Lucy. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow - Ep. 13 - Zac Efron, Cheyenne Jackson, An Interview with Charlie Chaplin & More!
by Randy Rainbow - September 17, 2012

It's time for episode twelve of BWW's newest exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this week's episode, Randy chats with Elaine Stritch about the latest Broadway gossip, including Perez Hilton in NEWSical, the Tony Awards being held at Radio City Music Hall next year and more, followed by his updates from the Chewing the Scenery Newsdesk about Zac Efron's and Mike Tyson's "singing and dancing" Broadway dreams, a steamy Cheyenne Jackson featured in newly released stills from The Performers, and an interview with the late (and still very silent) Charlie Chaplin. Click below to watch episode 13! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 VIDEO: First Look at USA's GRACELAND Starring Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata
by TV News Desk - September 17, 2012

Here's a first look at the upcoming series which is set for the Summer of 2013! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 'Hairspray's' Nikki Blonsky to Recur on NBC's SMASH
by TV News Desk - September 17, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Hairspray's' Nikki Blonsky has just landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of NBC's SMASH. The actress joins a growing list of high-profile guest stars on the musical drama's second season including Jesse L. Martin, Jeremy Jordan, Sean Hayes and Jennifer Hudson. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 BWW TV: Star-Studded Red Carpet Arrivals for Pantages' BOOK OF MORMON - Jason Alexander, Don Cheadle, Viola Davis & More!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - September 17, 2012

The West Coast Premiere of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, officially opened September 12 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Broadway World TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling and Co-Producer Jerry Evans of JLE Media, Inc. were on hand for the red carpet festivities which included such celebrities as Jason Alexander, Rosanna Arquette, Simon Baker, Eric Balfour, Justin Bartha, Beth Behrs, Juie Bowen, Cher, Don Cheadle, Viola Davis, Heather Graham, Laura Dern, Jonathan Groff, Daryl Hannah, Kathy Griffin, Marica Gay Harden, John Hawkes, Lisa Kudrow, Diane Ladd, Tobey Maquire, Bill Maher, Garry Marshall, Julia Ormand, Dermot Mulroney, Carl Reiner, Parker Posey, Jane Seymour, and Alicia Silverstone. Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone were also in attendance. The much anticipated run of THE BOOK OF MORMAN will continue through November 25, 2012. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 STAGE TUBE: Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Returning to the Stage on 'CBS This Morning'
by Stage Tube - September 17, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet featuring Annie Funke (Anna), Michelle Gomez (Fiona), Jake Gyllenhaal (Terry) and Brian F. O'Byrne (George), directed by Michael Longhurst. IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET's Jake Gyllenhaal was just a guest on CBS This Morning, where he chatted about returning to the stage after a long hiatus from live theatre. Check out the full interview below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 First Listen: GLEE's 'Britney 2.0' Episode!
by TV News Desk - September 17, 2012

On the Thursday, September 20 episode of Fox's GLEE titled "Britney 2.0", Brittany S. Pierce is in a funk and turns to her icon Britney Spears' music for inspiration! Get a first listen to the GLEE Cast singing Britney classics below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 STAGE TUBE: Kathie Lee Gifford Talks to Facebook Fans About SCANDALOUS!
by Stage Tube - September 17, 2012

This fall, Carolee Carmello and George Hearn will star in the new Broadway musical SCANDALOUS: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson. With book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, SCANDALOUS begins performances at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd St.) on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Opening Night is set for Thursday, November 15. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 Photo Flash: Jason Danieley, Carmen Cusack and CST's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Perform at Art Institute of Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

Yesterday, at the top of the museum's Grand Staircase leading to the Impressionist Galleries, a full-sized replica of Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884 was installed but devoid of most of the foreground characters, leaving visitors puzzled by the strange new version. In anticipation of Chicago Shakespeare Theater's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Sunday in the Park with George, characters from this famous painting came to life for a surprising musical performance. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 Priscilla Presley Set to Debut in SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS at the New Wimbledon
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

It has been announced that Priscilla Presley will make her pantomime debut as The Wicked Queen in SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The show will run from 7 December 2012 to 13 January 2013. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 Pre-Bidding Now Open for BC/EFA Flea Market & Grand Auction - On-Set Visits, Lunch with Lansbury and More!
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

Walk-on appearances in Broadway's biggest hits, on-set visits to television's most popular shows, lunch with Angela Lansbury, and the shirts off Hugh Jackman's and Ricky Martin's backs – literally – are among the priceless lots now available for pre-bidding as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 THE BOOK OF MORMON's Jason Michael Snow Set for The Duplex's Monthly 'DINNER PARTY' Tonight, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

Tonight, September 17, 2012, The Duplex will serve up the delightful monthly musical soiree We're Having A Dinner Party: A Jubilee of Delicious Music. The Book of Mormon's Jason Michael Snow will serve as Dinner Party's special guest for the September installment where he will make various appearances throughout the evening. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 What's Playing on Broadway This Week: September 17-23
by BWW Special Coverage - September 17, 2012

The Tony Award-winning revival of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS will conclude its run on Sunday, September 23 so get in to see this critically acclaimed production while you still can! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 Box Office Opens Tomorrow for GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

The box office will open for the Broadway revival of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, September 18th at 10am. GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will begin its limited run with previews on Tuesday, October 16th and an official opening on Sunday, November 11. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 17 Photo Flash: Steve Bakunas Paints Linda Lavin for 'Portrait of an Artist'
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

The Broadway at Birdland concert series debuted a new concept called "Portrait of an Artist," featuring actor/director/painter Steve Bakunas. The multi-talented artist conducted an intimate interview with actress Linda Lavin, while painting her portrait on the historic Birdland stage. BroadwayWorld was on hand to film the event, which will air on the site at a later date. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)


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