Hottest Articles on BWW 8/27/2013 - 9/3/2013

Below are's most popular articles from 8/27/2013 - 9/3/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) Breaking News: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Starring Geoffrey Rush Set To Film In 2014!
by Pat Cerasaro - August 27, 2013

Broadway/Hollywood notable Geoffrey Rush is poised to take his Australian stage role in the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to the silver screen in a film he will star in and produce next year. (more...)

2) Exclusive Scoop! Disney's ALADDIN Set To Begin Broadway Previews 2/26; New Artwork & Opening Info
by Pat Cerasaro - August 29, 2013

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to confirm world exclusive news about the new stage adaptation of Disney's beloved modern animated classic ALADDIN including a first chance to check out the new musical as it premieres on Broadway this March. (more...)

3) Miguel Cervantes, Ryann Redmond, Curtis Holbrook Join Idina Menzel & More in IF/THEN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

Producer David Stone has announced the creative team and complete casting for If/Then, the upcoming world premiere musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind Next To Normal, Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director). Tickets for the world premiere engagement in Washington, D.C. go on sale to the general public on Sunday, September 8 and will be available at, by phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at The National Theatre box office (1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). (more...)

4) Something's Coming: Broadway Fall Season Preview- The Musicals!
by BWW Special Coverage - September 01, 2013

Fall is quickly approaching, which means that Broadway will soon be blowing up with brand new productions. Soul Doctor and First Date already opened over the summer, but five upcoming musicals will also be eligible for Best Musical Tony nominations next year, including: Big Fish, A Night with Janis Joplin, After Midnight, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Get the scoop on all five incoming musicals below! (more...)

5) InDepth InterView: Meat Loaf Talks New Las Vegas Residency, Plus Broadway, Hollywood, Upcoming Album & More
by Pat Cerasaro - August 31, 2013

Today we are talking to one of the most notably theatrical and animated performers in music history known for his operatic onstage antics as well as his acting in a number of notable stage and screen properties over his forty-year career besides his legendary recording work - the one and only Meat Loaf. Analyzing the magical musical ingredients that have made BAT OUT OF HELL one of the bestselling albums of all time, as well as the worldwide success of its sequel and its lead single 'I'd Do Anything For Love' and his ongoing relationship with the peerless rock visionary of a creator behind them both, Jim Steinman, Loaf nee Aday sheds some new light on his rich recording legacy, then and now. Additionally, Loaf shares first news of his upcoming re-teaming with Steinman on tracks for his new BRAVE & CRAZY album as well as shares some candid and vivid touring stories old and new involving the idiosyncratic and iconic rock pair. Most importantly, Loaf gives us the 411 on his new Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, ROCKTELLZ & COCKTAILS PRESENTS Meat Loaf for six weeks beginning September 26 and also outlines what fans can expect catching him on tour, too. Plus, Loaf recounts his various experiences on the Broadway and Hollywood adaptations of the ever-enduring ultimate cult classic as it marks its fortieth anniversary, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, and also imparts memories from his early days in New York, recounting stage roles in musicals like HAIR and Steinman's own MORE THAN YOU DESERVE, as well as roles in Shakespearean drama and comedy byway of OTHELLO and AS YOU LIKE - not to mention the infamous ROCKABYE HAMLET '70s rock musical - among others. All of that, thoughts on the upcoming FIGHT CLUB sequel, choosing newcomer Michael Bay and casting Angelina Jolie for BAT 2 music videos, memories of appearing on GLEE as well as information on multiple upcoming film appearances and insights into show business in general - and much, much more! (more...)

6) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermissions Pics, August 31 - Part 2 - Cast of Broadway's MATILDA Begs Lauren Ward to Stay, Jackie Hoffman in Bay Street's FORUM & More!
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2013

Yesterday's photos included the cast of Broadway's MATILDA pleading for the departing Lauren Ward to stay, the final SIP for Bay Street Theatre's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM with Jackie Hoffman, plus the final shots from Crown Uptown's SPRING AWAKENING, and more! (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - August 30, 2013

first look at the starry cast of the new Michael Grandage production of William Shakespeare's classic comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM deep in rehearsal for the new West End production is now available to view, featuring show stars Sheridan Smith and more. (more...)

8) VIDEO: Cory Monteith in ALL THE WRONG REASONS Trailer
by Movies News Desk - August 31, 2013

Myriad Pictures just released the trailer for its upcoming film ALL THE WRONG REASONS, starring Cory Monteith, who died at 31 due to accidental drug overdose last month. ALL THE WRONG REASONS is one of two Monteith films that will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, along with MCCANICK. Watch the actor shine in one of his last roles below! (more...)

9) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Weds Kennedy Center's Michael M. Kaiser and John Roberts
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex wedding today, August 31, when she weds Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts at the arts center in Washington, D.C. (more...)

10) VIDEO: The Skivvies and Miley Perform 'Twerking in the USA'
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley) are joined by Miley Cyrus (played by Leslie McDonel of AMERICAN IDIOT, LEGALLY BLONDE, & HAIRSPRAY) to explain that twerking has been around for ages. In this parody video, they sing through the musical evolution of twerking from Gershwin's 'Nice Twerk if you Can Get It' to 'Twerking 9 to 5'. Check it out below! (more...)

11) Pre-Sale for Broadway's BEAUTIFUL to Begin 9/3; General Tickets On Sale 9/14
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2013

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that tickets for the Broadway Premiere of the highly anticipated new musical Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will be available to Citi Cardmembers through an exclusive pre-sale beginning Tuesday, September 3, through Friday, September 13, 2013, by visiting Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, September 14, via (more...)

12) He's a Sweet Transvestite! Will Swenson to Lead THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Bucks County Playhouse with Jennifer Cody, Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley!
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced casting for their fall production of Richard O'Brien'sThe Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

13) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet EVITA's Newest 'Eva'- Break-Out Star Caroline Bowman!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 27, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with the show's 'Eva', up-and-comer Caroline Bowman. Bowman most recently performed in the original cast of the Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS (ensemble, u/s Nicola) and in the hit Broadway musical WICKED (ensemble, u/s Elphaba). Below, she chats about her history with both shows as well as her current gig in EVITA! (more...)

14) Cyndi Lauper on Cyrus VMA Performance: 'So Sad'
by TV News Desk - August 27, 2013

In a radio interview with Australia's Brig & Lehmo on Gold 104.3, Tony Award-winning star Cyndi Lauper shared her thoughts on Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 31 - KINKY BOOTS 'Twerking Hard', LES MIS at Surflight and More!
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of KINKY BOOTS channeling Miley Cyrus' performance at the VMAs, MATILDA on Broadway and across the pond, SOUL DOCTOR, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE FANTASTICKS, AVENUE Q, TOP HAT and A CHORUS LINE in the West End, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, CATS in Toronto, JUDAS REDUX in Chicago, LES MIS at Surflight and more! (more...)

16) BWW TV Exclusive: A Day in the Life of MATILDA'S Lauren Ward!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 29, 2013

In the video below, MATILDA's Lauren Ward, who plays 'Miss Honey' in the new musical, spends a day in her New York City neighborhood as she meets friends for breakfast, goes shopping for birthday presents and more. Spend a day with Ward by clicking below! (more...)

17) TV: Rare & Unaired David Frost Interview of Barbra Streisand
by Stage Tube - September 02, 2013

Legendary broadcast journalist and writer David Frost, best known for his series of revealing and judicious interviews with former President Richard Nixon, died at age 74 on Saturday, August 31. Below is a look at a rare, never-aired 1971 interview with Barbra Streisand. (more...)

18) Fox Orders Modern Day LES MISERABLES Pilot with Legal Spin
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2013

According to Deadline, the network has given VERONICA MARS creator Rob Thomas the go-ahead to develop a pilot script based upon Victor Hugo's classic novel turned Broadway show. The project comes from Warner Bros TV with a penalty. (more...)

19) FLASH FRIDAY: Singing With The Stars - An Audience Participation Extravaganza With Kristin Chenoweth & Sarah Horn, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - August 30, 2013

The inspirational and true story of fan Sarah Horn and her remarkable impromptu duet with idol Kristin Chenoweth has become a sensation and today we look at some highlights of stars singing with their fans and the magic that can result. (more...)

20) Nigel Harman to Portray Simon Cowell in X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING; Cynthia Erivo Nabs Lead
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2013

The Daily Mail reports that Simon Cowell has finally cast the actor who will portray him in the new X FACTOR musical I CAN'T SING, set to begin performances at the London Palladium on February 27. It's Nigel Harman, who won an Olivier for his role as 'Lord Farquaad' in SHREK THE MUSICAL in the West End. In addition, Cynthia Erivo, currently starring in Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, has been cast in the lead. (more...)

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