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Top Stories of the Day - Friday May 27, 2016

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

MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Special Flying to Theaters This Fall; Danny Boyle-Helmed Film on Track for 2018 Start
by BWW News Desk - With the West End behind it, Cameron Mackintosh's MISS SAIGON continues on its forward trajectory. With Broadway in its sights, a pair of films are now also on the horizon.


Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street).


Photo Flash: New FROZEN Stage Musical Premieres at Disney California Adventure Park
by TV News Desk - FROZEN LIVE AT THE HYPERION, a new theatrical adaptation based on Disney's animated blockbuster film, opens May 27 at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in Southern California.


CATS Pounces Back to Broadway with a Chart-Topping Star - Meet Leona Lewis!
by BWW Special Coverage - As reported earlier today, chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will officially take on the iconic role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, Cats. The production begins previews performances on Thursday, July 14, 2016, with an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016, at the Neil Simon Theatre. In celebration of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of Lewis' best performances!


London's Palace Theatre Plans Hogwarts Facade For HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Michael Dale - Proposed banners, each in a color from one of the four Hogwarts houses, would be draped from the facade.


Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Megan Lawrence & Corbin Bleu Will Lead HOLIDAY INN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Universal Stage Productions, has announced that the first-ever Broadway production of Holiday Inn, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL will star Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide..., The Heidi Chronicles) as 'Jim,' Lora Lee Gayer (Doctor Zhivago, Follies) as 'Linda,' Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence (The Pajama Game, Hair) as 'Louise,' Megan Sikora (The Nance, How to Succeed...) as 'Lila Dixon,' with Corbin Bleu (In the Heights, Godspell) as 'Ted' and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (Kiss Me, Kate, Breakfast at Tiffany's) as 'Danny.' With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn.


BWW TV Exclusive: Merri Sugarman, CSA Auditions for LES MISERABLES' Fantine on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch as Merri Sugarman auditions for Fantine in Les Miserables!


Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998
by Michael Dale - Minutes after Garry Hynes became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing, Julie Taymor became the second.


Photo Flash: First Look at Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & More in World Premiere of ANASTASIA!
by BWW News Desk - The world premiere of the new musical ANASTASIA, starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, opens tonight, May 27 at Hartford Stage. The show plays through June 19. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!


Photo Flash: First Look at York's Off-Broadway Revival of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - The York Theatre Company, in association with Van Dean, Tony Heyes/Mia Moravis and Sister Productions presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the revival below!


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



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