Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Sunday, November 18, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Voting Open for 2012 BWW Regional Awards - Vote Now!
by BWW Special Coverage - November 18, 2012

After a record number of nominations in 30 regions worldwide, and careful proofing by our local editors, we are VERY excited to announce that voting has begun for this year's BWW Regional Awards. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 InDepth InterView: Karen Olivo Talks MURDER BALLAD, THE GOOD WIFE, Upcoming Projects & Looks Back
by Pat Cerasaro - November 18, 2012

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's brightest new marquee names all about her Tony Award-winning work in the recent revival of WEST SIDE STORY, as well as originating roles in Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS and BROOKLYN before that, with a special emphasis on her work in the new Manhattan Theater Club rock musical MURDER BALLAD - the engaging and emotive Karen Olivo. In this career-spanning chat, besides filling us in on the themes, style, story, music, characters, casting and overall creation of the original musical she is currently co-starring in with Will Swenson Off Broadway, MURDER BALLAD, now in previews and running through December 16, Olivo also opens up about many of her other most memorable roles in past productions, ranging from her work in the Broadway production of RENT all the way to last season's straight comedy BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK to her current work on MURDER BALLAD and her plans for the future, near and far. Plus, Olivo shares details about her upcoming featured role in the Lifetime Christmas-themed movie HOLIDAY SPIN, choreographed by recent InDepth InterView participant Paul Becker, as well as her long-awaited return to the hit CBS legal drama THE GOOD WIFE this Sunday. All of that, memories of legendary collaborators such as Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Marvin Hamlisch, Kathy Bates, a preview of her upcoming robot-themed sci-fi indie RISE, details on her participation in the new FUGITIVE SONGS recording and much, much more awaits! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 BWW Flashback: Farewell to THE PERFORMERS, We Hardly Knew Ye
by BWW Special Coverage - November 18, 2012

Robyn Goodman, Amanda Lipitz and Scott R. Delman, producers of the new Broadway comedy The Performers by David West Read, announced earlier this week that the production would conclude its Broadway run today, November 18, 2012, following the evening show at the Longacre Theatre (220 W 48 St.). THE PERFORMERS will have played 23 previews (2 previews were lost to the hurricane) and 7 performances at the time of closing. In the flashback below, BroadwayWorld takes you along The Performers' abbreviated, albeit successful, run on the Great White Way. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 BWW TV First Look: ELF Hits Broadway for 2012 Holiday Season - Kritzer, Gelber & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 18, 2012

ELF returns to Broadway this holiday season at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). Performances began on Friday, November 9, 2012. The production plays a limited engagement of 9 weeks for the holiday season through Sunday, January 6, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show's new video montage below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Nov 17, Part 2 - EVITA Channels THE PERFORMERS, PHANTOM Does TWILIGHT & More!
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our November 17th SIP round-up! Yesterday's evening photos featured shots of the cast of EVITA paying homage to THE PERFORMERS, PHANTOM taking on TWILIGHT, plus peeks backstage at The Public's GIANT, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, NEWSIES, BRING IT ON, ELF, THE BOOK OF MORMON, MARY POPPINS, THE LION KING, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ANYTHING GOES, INNER VOICES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 8 MILLION PROTAGONISTS, EMOTIONAL CREATURES, and possibly the most regional SIPs we've collected yet! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/18- Daphne Rubin-Vega
by Stage Tube - November 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Daphne Rubin-Vega! Rubin Vega is a two-time Tony and Drama Desk nominee and recipient of the Theater World, Obie, Blockbuster awards and was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Jack Goes Boating. She is perhaps best known for the roles she originated, including Mimi (RENT) and Conchita (Anna in the Tropics), both Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway shows for which she was nominated for the Tony award. She also originated the role of Rahmi (Gum), Sofia (Nilo Cruz' Two Sisters and a Piano), Canary Mary (Suzan-Lori Parks' Fucking A, Lucille Lortel nomination) and Lucy (Jack Goes Boating) at The Public Theater, as well as starred in the Broadway revivals of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Magenta) and Les Mis, ("Fantine") and most recently, The New Group's Blood From a Stone ("Yvette") opposite Ethan Hawke." (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Cyndi Lauper, Backstreet Boys and More Present at 40th Anniversary American Music Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

Dick Clark productions (dcp) has announced the presenters for "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards." The roster includes 50 Cent, Ashley Benson, Backstreet Boys, Brandy, Colbie Caillat, Cyndi Lauper, Elisha Cuthbert, Eric Stonestreet, Florida Georgia Line, Gavin DeGraw, Ginnifer Goodwin, Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Morrison, Jenny McCarthy, Karmin, Kerry Washington, Lady Antebellum, Lucy Hale, Luke Bryan, Neon Trees, Ne-Yo, Paula Abdul, Phillip Phillips, Ryan Seacrest, Stacy Keibler and will.i.am in addition to some surprise appearances. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Manhattan Theatre Club's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Closes Today, November 18
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed revival of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, closes today, November 18, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Photo Coverage: GLEE's Chris Colfer Visits Amber Riley Backstage at COTTON CLUB PARADE!
by Walter McBride - November 18, 2012

Amber Riley (GLEE), Joshua Henry, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in New York City Center's acclaimed production of Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, returning to City Center now through November 18th, 2012. Riley's GLEE co-star Chris Colfer visited backstage at the show last night. Check out photos of the pair below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Kelli O'Hara, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2012 Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

On the heels of its record-breaking 2012 Summer Season, Williamstown Theatre Festival will pay tribute to Abe Burrows, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and director, at its 2012 Benefit, to be held tonight, November 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Edison Ballroom in New York City (240 West 47th Street), it was announced today. The evening will feature performances by recent Williamstown Theatre Festival alumni David Hyde Pierce (director of last season's The Importance of Being Earnest), Steven Pasquale and Kelli O'Hara (WTF's Far From Heaven), Greg Naughton, Malcolm Gets (WTF's Ten Cents a Dance) and more. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Photo Flash: First Look at Drew Sarich and More in ROCKY DAS MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

The world premiere of ROCKY premiered today, November 18 in Hamburg under the direction of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony nominee Alex Timbers. Check out the photos below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Chad Kimball, Saycon Sengbloh, Jason Gotay & More Set for THE MUSIC OF Jeff Thomson at The Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

Chad Kimball, Saycon Sengbloh, Jason Gotay and Sami Gayle will perform songs featuring music by composer Jeff Thomson with lyrics by Jeremy Desmon and Jordan Mann at The Duplex, tonight, November 18th at 9:30pm in New York City. The evening will feature a selection of songs from Thomson's musicals PUMP UP THE VOLUME, TRAILS and will include new material never heard before. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Hugh Bonneville, Miranda Hart, Julie Walters and Patrick Stewart Star in THE MOUSETRAP Charity Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville, Call The Midwife's Miranda Hart, and stage and film stars Julie Walters and Patrick Stewart will take part in a fundraising performance of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap tonight, November 18, at the St. Martin's Theatre. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Photo Coverage: Amber Riley, Joshua Henry, Adriane Lenox and More in COTTON CLUB PARADE Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - November 18, 2012

Amber Riley (GLEE), Joshua Henry, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in New York City Center's acclaimed production of Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, returning to City Center through tonight, November 18th, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the show's curtain call below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Rachel Resheff, Aly Brier and More Set for A Time To Shine Kidz/Teen Cabaret at Broadway Comedy Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

Tonight, November 18th, A Time To Shine Kidz/Teen Cabaret will be celebrating the Youth of Broadway on the Main Stage at The Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street at 5:30PM. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 BWW's On This Day - November 18, 2012
by - November 18, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Rebecca Luker, Marquee Five, Alysha Umphress and More Set for MAC Presents THEY WRITE THE SONGS Today
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced a new annual show to be held each fall, called "MAC presents THEY WRITE THE SONGS." The inaugural show will be held today, November 18th at 4pm at Baruch College's Engelman Recital Hall (Lexington Avenue at 25th Street). (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 THE KITE RUNNER Makes European Premiere in Nottingham and Liverpool, April 26 & June 13
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present the European premiere of THE KITE RUNNER, adapted by Matthew Spangler and based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini. Director Giles Croft, the production will run in Nottingham Friday 26 April– Saturday 11 May 2013, and in Liverpool from Thursday June 13 – Saturday July 6. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Beverly Winwood Presents the Actors Showcase at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center will present the first performance in three years of the now-legendary comedy bonanza Beverly Winwood Presents the Actors Showcase. The actors from "Beverly Winwood's acting school" return to the Center's Renberg Theatre for yet another try at Hollywood success. Beverly Winwood returns for an exclusive, one-night-only fundraiser tonight, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Nov. 18 Colburn Presents Ebene Quartet Today
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2012

The Colburn Chamber Music Society will present "one of the standout quartets of the new generation" (The New York Times), the Ebene Quartet (Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel le Magadure, violin; Mathieu Herzog, viola; Raphael Merlin, cello), in its second concert of the 2012-2013 season today, November 18, 2012 at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles. Joining them will be The Colburn School's very own multi-award-winning ensemble, the Calidore String Quartet (Jeffrey Myers, violin; Ryan Meehan, violin; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello). (more...)


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