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Top Stories of the Day - Thursday January 29, 2015

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

Tony Winner Joel Grey Opens Up On His Sexuality: 'I'm a Gay Man'
by Caryn Robbins - Legendary star of stage and screen, Joel Grey talks about his sexuality for the first time in the latest issue of PEOPLE.


Photo Flash: First Look at Lin-Manuel Miranda & More in Public Theater's HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - HAMILTON began performances on Tuesday, January 20 and has been extended twice through April 5, with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. This world premiere musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; is inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow; with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler; and directed byThomas Kail. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!


Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Terrence Mann, Carolee Carmello & More in the World Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING!
by BWW News Desk - The Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical Tuck Everlasting. Based on the beloved best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is an exhilarating story about everlasting love, never-ending life, and discovering what it means to truly feel alive. Check out a first look at the cast below!


Photo Flash: Thank Heaven! First Look at Vanessa Hudgens & More in GIGI at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - The new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, begins previews at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) on Thursday, March 19 in advance of a Wednesday, April 8 opening night. The production is currently playing a pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (David M. Rubenstein, chairman, Deborah F. Rutter, president) in Washington, D.C. Previews began on Friday, January 16. Opening night is January 29, and the production runs through February 12. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!


VIDEO: GMA Catches Up with Original SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Member at Broadway Auditions
by TV News Desk - ABC's Good Morning America was on the scene, even meeting up with original cast member Brian Falduto who portrayed 'costume designer' Billy in the film.


SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical DR. WILLIAMS Starring Cheyenne Jackson & Jesse Tyler Ferguson
by Pat Cerasaro - Experience the first of four complete 15-minute musicals!


Sting on THE LAST SHIP: 'I Had to Throw My Best Friend Under the Bus to Save the Play'
by BWW News Desk - THE LAST SHIP just played its final performance on Broadway on January 24 at theNeil Simon Theatre (where it has played 29 preview performances and 105 regular performances). On December 9, 2014, Sting, who composed The Last Ship's score, joined the cast in the role of Jackie White, the foreman of the shipyard who rallies his community to build one last ship meant to sail the world. Sting recently spoke openly about the casting switch up in an interview with The Stage.


New York Pops to Welcome Brian d'Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block, Montego Glover & More During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - On October 9, 2015, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 33rd season, a series at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons.


THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Benefit BC/EFA at the Fonda Theatre, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - The National Touring Company of WICKED will host "THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW," a staged concert performance of Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show," at The Fonda Theatre Monday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature the company of WICKED, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 29th at 10am PT.


Sing Karaoke for Charity with Carson Kressley on 2/12
by BWW News Desk - On Thursday, February 12, Emmy Award-winning Television Star and uber personality, CARSON KRESSLEY, will host KARAOKE NIGHTS, ADRLF's second ever KARAOKE showdown and star-studded BENEFIT to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and liver cancer which took our beloved friend, Al D. Rodriguez just six weeks after being blind-sided with the almost unbelievable diagnosis.


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



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