Hottest Articles on BWW 10/22/2013 - 10/29/2013

Below are's most popular articles from 10/22/2013 - 10/29/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) Breaking: LES MISERABLES Announces First Wave of 2014 Broadway Cast - Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Nikki M. James & Caissie Levy
by BWW Special Coverage - October 22, 2013

It's the news that everyone's been waiting for! Cameron Mackintosh announced today the first four cast members of his acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

2) FLASH FRIDAY: Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Awakes In A Dreamy City Center Special Event
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

Presenting one of the most popular ballets of all time, visionary director and acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne returns to New York with the completion of his Tchaikovsky ballet trilogy begun with NUTCRACKER! and continuing with his celebrated SWAN LAKE at City Center this month with the New York City bow of his newest theatrical venture, SLEEPING BEAUTY. (more...)

3) BWW Special Feature: The Four New Stars Of LES MISERABLES 2014 Answer Our Questions!
by Pat Cerasaro - October 22, 2013

Earlier today, BroadwayWorld announced the official casting of the four major roles in Cameron Mackintosh's highly anticipated Broadway revival of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's mega-musical LES MISERABLES - Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean, Will Swenson as Javert, Caissie Levy as Fantine and Nikki M. James as Eponine - and, now, those spectacular stars recount some of their fondest memories of attending the show as observers, reflect on the prescient themes of Victor Hugo's timeless novel and reveal what specifically drives their passion for the powerful material, as well as look ahead to the new production of the international stage sensation arriving back on Broadway in 2014. (more...)

4) Photo Flash: In the Recording Studio with the Nuns of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2013

On Dec. 3 Sony Masterworks will release the companion soundtrack to NBC's live broadcast of 'The Sound of Music,' based on the classic stage musical. The three-hour live production, starring six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, will air Dec. 5. This week the team is recording THE SOUND OF MUSIC cast album. Take a look behind the scenes at the session with the Nuns below! (more...)

5) THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Stage Adaptation Developmental Lab Set For 2014! Auditions Announced & Dates Set
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

Modern Disney animated classic THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is on its way to the stage in a reworked adaptation of the film and Victor Hugo's iconic 1831 source novel set for a developmental lab in January according to a new casting notice. If all goes as planned, could Broadway be next? (more...)

6) Photo Flash: First Look - All-New Character Posters for GLEE's Season 5
by BWW Special Coverage - October 22, 2013

Fox has released the official individual character promotional photos for the current season of GLEE - get a first look below! (more...)

7) SOUND OFF: Witchy Women & Damned Divas Ignite AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN - LuPone, Ebersole, Rabe, Lange, Paulson, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - October 24, 2013

Hell nearly froze over - or, perhaps we should we say burned brighter than ever before - as a result of the sheer, stupefying, awe-inspiring array of major theatre stars populating FX's hit horror anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN last night. Given the legendary leading ladies lighting up the night, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: TONY AWARDS is more like it! (more...)

8) THE SOUND OF MUSIC Starring Carrie Underwood CD & DVD Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/3 & 12/17
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

The highly anticipated NBC live TV broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC starring country music superstar and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is now available for pre-order in both its deluxe soundtrack form and the stocking stuffer-ready DVD edition. (more...)

9) Spooky New INTO THE WOODS Village Shots! Pine, Corden, Blunt On Set; Depp Goes Blond
by Pat Cerasaro - October 23, 2013

A spooky new view of the ongoing on location filming of the stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical is now available to peruse, featuring a spectacular set and an even more impressive array of stars on hand to enact the scenes being filmed. (more...)

10) VIDEO: Julie Andrews Chats 'Mary Poppins' 50th Anniversary & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - October 22, 2013

Legendary actress and singer Julie Andrews stopped by NBC's TODAY this morning to chat with Matt Lauer about the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, and the opportunities it opened up for her and her new legacy as an author for young readers. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

11) BWW Reviews: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Shaftesbury Theatre, October 19 2013
by Carrie Dunn - October 24, 2013

One has to admire the bravery of anyone who's willing to launch a brand-new musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Despite the successes of Hairspray and Rock of Ages, people seem to enjoy whispering about the 'curse of the Shaftesbury' due to its string of flops, and it seems to me that a fair number of onlookers really do want new shows to fail just for the continuation of this coincidental curse. (more...)

12) VIDEO: New Clip from Disney's FROZEN Features Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
by Movies News Desk - October 23, 2013

USA Today has shared an exclusive sneak peek from Walt Disney Animation's FROZEN. In the clip, Olaf the Snowman (voiced by Josh Gad) meets Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff) and explains why he's yearning for days of summer! (more...)

13) VIDEO: Ariana Grande, Mika Perform 'Popular' on DWTS
by TV News Desk - October 22, 2013

Ariana Grande and Mika were the special guests on DANCING WITH THE STARS last night on ABC. (more...)

14) David Garrison, Betsy Morgan, John Treacy Egan, Ethan Haberfield and Tyler Moran to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm. (more...)

15) Review Roundup: BETRAYAL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - October 27, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

16) SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's Cole Horibe to Play Bruce Lee in Signature Theatre's KUNG FU
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced that Cole Horibe ("So You Think You Can Dance") will play the role of Bruce Lee in the World Premiere of David Henry Hwang's new play KUNG FU, directed by Leigh Silverman. The production runs February 4 through March 16, 2014 with a February 24, 2014 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42ndStreet between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets will go on sale December 3, 2013. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. (more...)

17) Renee Fleming to Host Kennedy Center's AMERICAN VOICES, Feat. Sutton Foster, Norm Lewis and More, 11/22-24
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents American Voices hosted by Renee Fleming, a groundbreaking festival of performances, master sessions, and symposia celebrating the rich diversity of American singing, November 22-24, 2013. Curated and hosted by world-renowned American singer Reneee Fleming, American Voices will bring together some of the biggest names in vocal music for a genre-spanning, landmark concert with the National Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

18) VIDEO: Amber Riley Performs a 'Fierce' Samba on DWTS
by TV News Desk - October 22, 2013

Amber Riley and her partner Derek Hough danced the Samba on this week's DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC. (more...)

19) SIDE SHOW Revival Rehearsal Round-Up! Preview The New Songs, New Characters & New Look
by Pat Cerasaro - October 26, 2013

'Come look at the freaks!' Celebrated cult musical SIDE SHOW is currently rehearsing for an out-of-town tryout at the La Jolla Playhouse under DREAMGIRLS feature film director Bill Condon's supervision, outfitted with a new book, new songs, new characters, a new look and a whole different attitude, making the Henry Krieger/Bill Russell musical a vastly rewritten, virtually new show, yet with the glimpses of greatness of the original ported over, as well. (more...)

20) VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks WICKED's 10 Year Anniversary on 'Leno'
by TV News Desk - October 23, 2013

Kristin Chenoweth stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno last night and spoke about the upcoming 10th Anniversary celebration of the hit Broadway show Wicked, in which she originated the role of Glinda. (more...)

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