Hottest Articles on BWW 10/8/2013 - 10/15/2013

Below are's most popular articles from 10/8/2013 - 10/15/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) SOUND OFF: GLEE's Devastating Cory Monteith Dedication
by Pat Cerasaro - October 11, 2013

"If there's one thing I've learned from Finn dying it's that shame is a wasted emotion," Kurt (Chris Colfer) eloquently asserted mid-way through last night's unfortunately unavoidable and unabashedly emotional address of the passing of prominent GLEE Cast member Cory Monteith, who portrayed star quarterback Finn Hudson on the series for its entire run until this year - and, unashamed was GLEE in its tribute to the fallen young star. And, unforgettable, as well. (more...)

2) Photo Flash: LES MISERABLES Raises the Barricade in Toronto; First Look at Ramin Karimloo, Earl Carpenter & More on Stage!
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh's latest production of Boublil & Schonberg's masterpiece, LES MISERABLES, the first show of the 2013-2014 Mirvish Subscription Season, opened September 27 at Princess of Wales Theatre. Below, check out a first look at the cast, including Ramin Karimloo, Earl Carpenter, and more raising the barricade in Toronto! (more...)

3) First Photo Of Carrie Underwood In Costume, On Set Of The New SOUND OF MUSIC!
by Pat Cerasaro - October 13, 2013

Country music superstar and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is poised to play one of the most treasured roles in the musical theatre and movie canon, that of Maria Von Trapp in Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC and the first shot of Underwood on the set of the upcoming live TV event, in costume, has now been released by People Magazine. (more...)

4) VIDEO: SNL Presents '24-Hour Energy for Dating an Actress'
by TV News Desk - October 13, 2013

SNL debuted a brand new energy drink last night - one with enough of a boost to date an actress. Check out the faux commercial below! (more...)

5) VIDEO: Valerie Harper Leaves DWTS with Message to 'Carry On'
by TV News Desk - October 08, 2013

On last night's DANCING WITH THE STAR, Broadway vet Valerie Harper and her pro dance partner Tristan McManus danced the Viennese Waltz to fun.'s 'Carry On,' a song which carries the message Harper has been so eloquently conveying throughout the competition. (more...)

6) VIDEO: Watch All the Moving Performances from Last Night's GLEE Tribute to Cory Monteith
by TV News Desk - October 11, 2013

Last night, FOX aired a Glee tribute episode to fallen cast member Cory Monteith. The actor passed away on July 13th due to an accidental drug overdose. (more...)

7) Final Week Of Filming On JERSEY BOYS Movie! First Group Photo; Eastwood, Young & More
by Pat Cerasaro - October 08, 2013

This week marks the final week of principal photography on the major movie musical adaptation of hit Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring original Tony-winning Broadway lead John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli. (more...)

8) Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan to Star in BBC's JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2013

Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan will co-star in BBC television's version of Susanna Clarke's novel JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL, according to the Daily Mail. The mini-series -- adapted by screenwriter Peter Harness -- will play seven one-hour episodes. (more...)

9) BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Chita Rivera Sing 'All That Jazz' in Her Birthday Concert Curtain Call!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 08, 2013

Last night, October 7, Broadway ledgend Chita Rivera returned to the stage in Chita: A Legendary Celebration, which was produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening featured the Tony Award-winning Rivera, accompanied by an onstage orchestra, revisiting songs from her pantheon of Broadway hits, including Kander & Ebb's Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie and other surprises. BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at her special curtain call, featuring 'All That Jazz', below! (more...)

10) Lea Michele Opens Up for First Time on Death of Monteith & GLEE Tribute
by TV News Desk - October 09, 2013

In an exclusive interview with TVWeek Australia, actress Lea Michele opens up for the first time about the devastating loss of her boyfriend and GLEE co-star Cory Monteith, who passed away from an accidental drug overdose on July 13th. (more...)

11) EXCLUSIVE: London Revival of MISS SAIGON Will Complete Casting Late December
by Oliver Oliveros - October 08, 2013

A spokesperson for Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical 'Miss Saigon,' said today, 'The casting is not yet completed for 'Miss Saigon' and will not be until later in the year as the Director, Laurence Connor, is currently directing 'Les Miserables' in Toronto. No decision has yet been taken about who will play Gigi.' (more...)

12) Carrie Underwood Talks Challenges of SOUND OF MUSIC Prep
by TV News Desk - October 11, 2013

Women's Health magazine's upcoming November cover will feature Grammy Award winning superstar Carrie Underwood who will star in NBC's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC airing December 5th. (more...)

13) Photo Flash: Mark Campbell, Julia Udine & Ben Jacoby to Lead THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group just announced the casting and initial tour schedule for their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA launching a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

14) First Look At Little Red Riding Hood's Woods! Crawford & Kendrick INTO THE WOODS Update
by Pat Cerasaro - October 12, 2013

A preliminary peek at the mass of actual real-life trees and greenery that will act as the on location foundation for scenes depicting Little Red Riding Hood's interactions with the Wolf (played by Johnny Depp) and her Granny in the big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has been revealed. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: First Look - New Poster Revealed for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY!
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2013

A new poster has been revealed for the big-screen adaptation of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, hitting theaters on Christmas Day. Get a first look below! (more...)

16) BWW:UK Awards 2013: Voting Opens! MORMON, CHARLIE, ONCE, BODYGUARD & MERRILY All Nominated!
by Carrie Dunn - October 09, 2013

Nominees this year include stars from The Bodyguard, Merrily We Roll Along, The Book of Mormon, Once, Barnum, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Color Purple. (more...)

17) Anna Kendrick & Lilla Crawford Tweet From INTO THE WOODS Set; New On Location Look
by Pat Cerasaro - October 08, 2013

Popular Broadway and Hollywood crossover star Anna Kendrick as well as recent ANNIE Broadway revival lead Lilla Crawford have both taken to social media to share some behind-the-scenes shots from their collective project, the big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS, and a new look at the on set shooting of Rapunzel's Castle is available to view as well. (more...)

18) Carrie Underwood Tweets From SOUND OF MUSIC Rehearsals; Attends CINDERELLA
by Pat Cerasaro - October 10, 2013

Currently riding high atop the country charts with her eighteenth straight #1 hit, music superstar and AMERICAN IDOL winner Carrie Underwood is deep in rehearsals for the new NBC live network TV presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC and she has taken to Twitter to share her enthusiasm for the project and also shed some light on her theatre-centric off-the-clock activities, as well - which may or may not include glass slippers! (more...)

19) Photo Flash: Lea Michele Hard at Work on Solo Album; Debuts Cover Look on Twitter
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2013

As previously reported, the GLEE star and Broadway vet began the recording process in Oct. 2012 - and this afternoon, Michele and company are mid-photo shoot for the album's cover. The actress took to Twitter today to break the news, offering fans a first look. Check out the photos below! (more...)

20) Emma Thompson to Play 'Mrs. Lovett' in New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TOOD; Runs 3/5-8
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2013

Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson will portray Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, March 5-8, 2014. The production will mark MS. Thompson's New York Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. As previously announced, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will star as the title character, Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Lonny Price will direct, and Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

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