Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, October 4, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Letter to the Editor: Anonymous REBECCA Cast Member Sounds Off
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2012

As previously reported, the Broadway production of REBECCA, which was to open this fall, has been delayed indefinitely and is now at the center of an investigation to determine if any criminal wrongdoing occured in the show's long road to Broadway. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Breaking News: Jordan Gelber, Leslie Kritzer & Mitchell Sink to Star in ELF on Broadway! Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2012

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features and Jujamcyn Theaters announced today that Jordan Gelber (Avenue Q, All My Sons) will play Broadway's favorite elf, ‘Buddy' in the hit holiday musical ELF. He will be joined by Leslie Kritzer (Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair) as ‘Jovie' and Mitchell Sink as ‘Michael' in his Broadway debut. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Darren Criss Writes Facebook Letter Thanking Fans Before GLEE's 'Break Up' Episode
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2012

Leading up to tonight's episode of GLEE on FOX titled, "The Break Up", Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on the show, wrote a heartfelt thank you letter to his fans. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Australian Production of LOVE NEVER DIES to Tour UK in 2013
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2012

Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed in a recent interview with Scotsman.com that the Australian version of LOVE NEVER DIES will indeed make its way back to the UK. He told Scotsman: 'The Australian production, which was wonderful - the London production wasn't very good, the Australians got it right - is going out next year. The plan is, that will go on the road here, in the autumn of next year.' (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 STAGE TUBE: Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - October 04, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse will present 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 production will be directed and choreographed by Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Bennett's original taped workshop that inspired the 1975 Musical. John O'Neill will serve as Music Director/Conductor. A Chorus Line started performances last night, October 3. Check out highlights from the show in the video below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Photo Flash: EVITA's Ricky Martin Visits LIVE! WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2012

The first new Broadway production of Tim Rice's and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical EVITA since its premiere over 30 years ago stars Grammy-winning international pop icon Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger making her Broadway debut as Eva Peron and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron. This morning, October 4, 2012 Martin appeared on 'LIVE! with Kelly & Michael' and you can check out photos from his appearance below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Ricky Martin Guests on LIVE! WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL Today, 10/4
by TV News Desk - October 04, 2012

Superstar Ricky Martin will guest on today's October 4th LIVE! WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL. The actor currently stars as 'Che' in the current Broadway revival of EVITA. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 STAGE TUBE: PBS Chairman Responds to Mitt Romney's Funding Cut Threats
by Stage Tube - October 04, 2012

With the first of last night's 2012 Presidential debates focussing on the economy, much of President Obama and Mitt Romney's discussion had to do with the national debt, creating jobs, and social security, but one of Romney's ideas about reducing govenment spending got most of the media attention- getting rid of PBS. In the video below, the chief of PBS, Paula Kerger, adresses Romney's war against Big Bird. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 InDepth InterView: Joshua Henry Discusses New Musical AMIGO DUENDE, Plus COTTON CLUB PARADE, PORGY & More
by Pat Cerasaro - October 04, 2012

Today we are talking to a charismatic leading man who has made quite a mark on Broadway over the last few seasons, having participated in the original Broadways casts of Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Actor), Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT (as Favorite Son) and, most recently, the rapturously-received revival of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY & BESS (as Jake), which won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival - the multi-talented Joshua Henry. Discussing the creation, casting, rehearsal and reception of each of the aforementioned musicals, as well as working with his collaborators on said projects - John Kander, Susan Stroman, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tom Kitt, Michael Mayer, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Diane Paulus and more included - Henry illustrates the process of bringing the three wildly different entities to the stage and how he shaped his disparate characters within them. Additionally, Henry also discusses his role in the original production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS and that Tony-winning Best Musical's inception and legacy. Plus, Henry expounds on his new self-composed family-friendly musical, AMIGO DUENDE, directed by Luis Salgado, which begins performances October 5 at El Musio Del Barrio and also shares the inspiration behind it. All of that, first news on his starring role in COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center (co-starring GLEE‘s Amber Riley), sharing the screen with Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and the Fab Four in SEX & THE CITY: THE MOVIE, his role in the recent MOTOWN workshop (as Marvin Gaye), future plans and much, much more! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 SMASH Producers Zadan and Meron to Create New Musical Dramedy for NBC
by TV News Desk - October 04, 2012

Deadline reports that SMASH executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are currently developing a new hourlong musical series for the NBC network. The project, described as a "dramedy" will be written and executive produced by Krista Vernoff (Grey's Anatomy) and will feature the music of singer/songwriter Diane Warren, who will also serve as the show's consulting producer. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner and More in GRACE - Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 04, 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, opens tonight on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you just released highlights from the show below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 STAGE TUBE: Inside the Making of the CARRIE Cast Album!
by Stage Tube - October 04, 2012

Ghostlight Records has just announced that Carrie: The Musical – Premiere Cast Recording has debuted atop the Billboard ‘Top Broadway' Chart for the week ending September 30th. The official chart lists Carrie: The Musical as the #1 selling album of the week, followed by (in order of sales) Wicked, Bring It On, The Book of Mormon, Once, and Jersey Boys, all shows still running on Broadway, making Carrie's appearance atop the chart a rare feat. Released on Tuesday, September 25th, the immediate chart success of Carrie: The Musical signals the enduring qualities of its 2012 production at MCC Theater (which closed its celebrated run in April 2012) and the dynamic score with music by Academy Award®-winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), lyrics by Academy Award®-winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also penned the film's screenplay. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Meryl Streep Donates $1 Million to The Public Theater in Honor of Joseph Papp and Nora Ephron
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2012

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced today that Public Theater alumna and Academy Award winner Meryl Streep has donated $1 million to The Public Theater. The announcement was made on Thursday evening at a special reception for artists and Public Theater "family" to celebrate the completion of the $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Alice Ripley to Star in CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS at New York Theatre Workshop, 11/13-12/30
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2012

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that tickets are on sale for A Civil War Christmas, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau. Performances of this holiday-themed work begin Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 7pm at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm. A Civil War Christmas is scheduled to run through Sunday, December 30. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Review Roundup: GRACE Opens on Broadway - Updating LIVE!
by Review Roundups - October 04, 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, opens tonight, October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of ALLEGIANCE at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - October 04, 2012

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Allegiance – A New American Musical, an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. As previously announced, television and film icon George Takei, Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga and Broadway favorite Telly Leunghead up The Cast. BroadwayWorld has a video below of KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando, who goes behind the scenes of the Allegiance at the Globe. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 BWW Blog: Greg Reuter - (Don't) Hold the Applause!
by Guest Blogger: Greg Reuter - October 04, 2012

When I first moved to NY, I had two amazing roommates, Eric Christian (dancer, singer and actor extrordinaire) and Jennifer Stetor (now Stetor Eggars... see previous description!). Jen Stet (as we called her) was in "The Will Rogers Follies", and Eric and I were sweating to the oldies in the Radio City Music Hall's Easter Show. One day, Jen posed the question to me, "Why do audiences applaud? I mean think about it, human beings slapping their frontal appendages together to give praise...it's just weird." She may not know it, but I have been fascinated by her query since that day. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 Photo Flash: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE!
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse will present 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 production will be directed and choreographed by Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Bennett's original taped workshop that inspired the 1975 Musical. John O'Neill will serve as Music Director/Conductor. A Chorus Line started performances last night, October 3. BroadwayWorld brings you some first shots from the production below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/4- Liev Schreiber
by Stage Tube - October 04, 2012

Happy Birthday, Liev Screiber! Schreiber's performance as Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross", directed by Joe Mantello, earned him his first Tony Award. He was again a Tony nominee for his portrayal of Barry Champlain in the 2007 Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio", directed by Robert Falls, Other stage work includes The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "Macbeth", in the lead role opposite Jennifer Ehle, directed by Moises Kaufman; "Iago"; "Hamlet"; "Henry the V"; and "Cymbeline". (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 4 STAGE TUBE: Jason Danieley, Carmen Cusack and More in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - October 04, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE is part of Chicago Shakespeare Theater's upcoming season, currently running through November 4, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production highlights below. (more...)


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