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Top Stories of the Day - Friday October 31, 2014

Here's some of the most popular stories posted on BroadwayWorld.com in the last 24 hours!

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Lindsay Mendez & More to Star in Sondheim's SATURDAY NIGHT as Part of Musicals In Mufti Series
by BWW News Desk - The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, celebrates the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the 100th production and the first New York revival of Saturday Night, with book by Julius J. Epstein and music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the play, Front Porch in Flatbush by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein.


James Moye, Kate Fahrner, Heidi Blickenstaff & More to Star in ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its holiday musical, Elf. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.


Daniel Radcliffe Explains How TONIGHT SHOW Rap Performance Came Together!
by TV News Desk - On Tuesday night's TONIGHT SHOW, hip-hop lover and Broadway crooner Daniel Radcliffe surprised viewers with his rap performance of Blackalicious' tongue-twisting 'Alphabet Aerobics!' The video quickly went viral across the web.


VIDEO: PAN-Demonium! Allison Williams, Sandy Duncan & Cathy Rigby Talk PETER PAN on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Allison Williams, Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby, who all took on the iconic role of 'Peter Pan' united for the very first time on NBC's TODAY this morning to discuss how the role touched their lives and those of fans.


Photo Coverage: Michael C. Hall Returns to Broadway- Inside His HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Debut!
by Walter McBride - Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall is currently in performances in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside his official debut!


Review Roundup: THE REAL THING Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie,' Ronan Raftery as 'Billy' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' The Real Thing officially opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say...


FLASH FRIDAY: The Top 13 Most Chilling & Thrilling Musicals Of All Time
by Pat Cerasaro - Today we are counting down the absolute scariest musicals of all time in honor of Halloween 2014.


Kyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from Broadway
by BWW News Desk - The Nederlander Organization and the producers of the Tony Winning revival of PIPPIN have announced that Kyle Dean Massey will assume the role of Pippin beginning Tuesday, Nov 4th at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. He will be replacing Matthew James Thomas who takes his final bow on Sunday, November 2nd.


Photo Flash: First Look - Kelli O'Hara, Christian Borle & More on Set of NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Young actor Jake Lucas, who will portray John Darling in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE, took to Twitter to share photos from the rehearsal set of the highly anticipated broadcast. Below, check out Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara (who also Tweeted a photo with 'Nana'), who will play Mrs. Darling, Tony Award winner Christian Borle, who takes on the dual roles of Mr. Darling and Smee, and more as they prepare for the live telecast.


Video Flashback: Celebrate WICKED's Birthday with Cast Members Past!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Today in 2003, Wicked opened at the Gershwin Theatre, where it is still running. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. The show celebrated its tenth anniversary on Broadway last year, and a slew of Wicked alumni attended the special event. To celebrate this day, BroadwayWorld is flashing back to WICKED's epic 10th birthday!


Posted on: Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 10:41 AM Posted by: Robert Diamond



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