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Top Stories of the Day - Monday September 26, 2016

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

Future of PHANTOM's 30th Anniversary Production Uncertain Following Theater Fire
by BWW News Desk - Tragedy struck the Mogador Theater in Paris when the building caught fire last night, resulting in the injury of a fireman battling the blaze. The theater is currently home to the upcoming 30th Anniversary Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's international juggernaut, Phantom of the Opera. Although the fire has since been controlled, a spokesperson for the theater said that it was impossible to estimate how long repairs would take.


Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Flea Market 2016 Celebrity Autograph Table
by Linda Lenzi - Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike flocked to New York City's famed theatre district Sunday for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans celebrated all things theatre with offerings of unique Broadway treasures, unforgettable theatrical experiences and more than 70 stars. BroadwayWorld.com was on hand for the day and captured all of the celebrities as they signed autographs in the BC/EFA photo booth.


VIDEO: Idina Menzel Gushes About Engagement; Reveals Dream Duet Partner
by BWW News Desk - Things are going from great to even greater for actress and singer Idina Menzel this week. Not only does she have a top 10 album on the iTunes charts but she got engaged to fellow theater star, Aaron Lohr. ET's Elvis Duran caught up with the songstress backstag


Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants!


Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Flea Market 2016 Merchandise Tables
by Linda Lenzi - BroadwayWorld.com was on hand for our favorite day and captured the many booths featuring Broadway shows, stars and industry organizations.


HAMILTON Cast Members to Host Voter Registration at Richard Rodgers Theater
by BWW News Desk - National voter registration for voters from all 50 states will be conducted by members of the cast of the Broadway musical HAMILTON on Wednesday, September 28 and again on Saturday, October 1 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St. NYC), where HAMILTON performs. (Tuesday, September 27th has been designated as National Voter Registration Day across the country.)


Photo Flash: First Look at JERSEY BOYS in Manila; Show Runs Thru Oct. 16
by BWW News Desk - Together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) production of Broadway and West End smash musical JERSEY BOYS 'opened to a thunderous standing ovation on Friday at the Meralco Theatre. JERSEY BOYS is fashioned like a behind-the-scenes documentary, using the four seasons--winter, spring, summer, fall--as a device to neatly tell the story of the group's rise and fall--and subsequent rise.' -ABS-CBNNews.com


VIDEO: HamilKids Unite to Celebrate First Anniversary of HAMILTON Cast Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Of all the hashtags and memes that Hamilton has inspired, one of the most enduring (and certainly the cutest!) has been #Hamilkids. Today, in celebration of the first anniversary of the Broadway cast album's release, kids from around the world united-via the internet, at least-to pay tribute to the beloved musical with one of its most iconic songs, 'The Room Where It Happened.' 


Lena Hall Teases HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Costume
by BWW News Desk - Following her Tony-winning performance in the 2014 Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak, Lena Hall is pulling a different wig out of the box and hitting the road as the title character for some cities along the production's national tour. The lucky followers of Hall's Instagram got an early sneak peek of the actress in part of her costume; check out the photo she posted below!


Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Actor Ed Dixon
by Behind the Curtain - Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Two internet goodies!


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



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