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Top Stories of the Day - Tuesday October 21, 2014

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

Robert Askins' HAND TO GOD Will Open on Broadway in 2015; Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch & More to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that the new American play, Hand to God, will open on Broadway on April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debut of playwright Robert Askins.


Frankie Grande, Lauren Zakrin to Join Broadway's ROCK OF AGES; Tony Nominee Constantine Maroulis Extends Run
by BWW News Desk - Producers of the five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages announced today that 'Big Brother' starFrankie J. Grande will return to Broadway in the smash-hit musical beginning November 10, 2014. Grande will star in the role of 'Franz' - the free-spirited son of German developer Hertz Klineman, who threatens to tear down the Sunset Strip - through January 18, 2015.


Video Roundup: New ROCK OF AGES Star Frankie Grande Sings LITTLE SHOP, NEXT TO NORMAL & More!
by Stage Tube - As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages announced today that 'Big Brother' star Frankie J. Grande will return to Broadway in the smash-hit musical beginning November 10, 2014. Grande will star in the role of 'Franz' - the free-spirited son of German developer Hertz Klineman, who threatens to tear down the Sunset Strip - through January 18, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld celebrates his return to Broadway with a collection of some of his past performances, including some duets with his Broadway veteran sister, Ariana Grande!


VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Performs Spicy Salsa on DANCING WITH THE STARS; Earns Near Perfect Score
by TV News Desk - Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro joined professional dance partner Witney Carson for a spicy Salsa. The performance earned the couple a 39 out of 40 points and an unfortunate injury for the 'Fresh Prince' star.


ORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany and THE NEWSROOM's Thomas Sadoski Will Lead Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast and director for its upcoming production of Neil LaBute's world premiere drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. The production will star Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany, the critically-acclaimed star of the BBC America series Orphan Black, making her New York stage debut, and Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski, well known for his role on the HBO series, 'The Newsroom,' as well as his Tony-nominated performance in LaBute's reasons to be pretty. The play will be directed by Leigh Silverman, who was nominated for a Tony Award last season for her direction of Violet.


VIDEO: Bradley Cooper & Cast of THE ELEPHANT MAN Appear on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about their new Broadway play THE ELEPHANT MAN, based on the life of a 19th century man with severe deformities.


BWW EXCLUSIVE: Swoon! Paper Mill's CAN-CAN Inspires Romantic Real Life Engagement Proposal
by Pat Cerasaro - The current revival of Cole Porter's classic musical CAN-CAN at the Paper Mill Playhouse welcomed two audience members who loved the show - and each other - so much that they chose it as the location to commit to an engagement earlier this month.


Review Roundup: BILLY & RAY Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - 'Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre, with an official opening tonight, October 20, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say...


Susan Boyle's New Album HOPE Released Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Singing superstar and reality competition sensation Susan Boyle's new studio album, HOPE is out today!


Photo Coverage: BILLY & RAY Opens Off-Broadway - After Party Including Proud Mom ... Bette Midler!
by Walter McBride - Check out photos from the opening night party, including famous (and proud) Mom - Bette Midler!


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



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