Hottest Articles on BWW 8/7/2012 - 8/14/2012

Below are's most popular articles from 8/7/2012 - 8/14/2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) BWW Nashville: NUTTY PROFESSOR Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies in Los Angeles
by Jeffrey Ellis - August 07, 2012

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, whose latest musical theater work is on display in Nashville in the Broadway-bound production of The Nutty Professor, has died in Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press. He was 68 years old, and his death was made public by a family spokesperson. He is survived by his wife, Terre. (more...)

2) Erich Bergen, Joyce Chittick, Alex Finke Join Cast of ANYTHING GOES Tour
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2012

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, which will make its Cleveland premiere October 2, 2012 at PlayhouseSquare as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. Previously announced actress Rachel York will star as Reno Sweeney and Fred Applegate will star as Moonface Martin. The principal cast also includes Erich Bergen as Billy Crocker, Jeff Brooks as Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kelly as Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Edward Staudenmayer as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and Chuck Wagner as Captain. (more...)

3) STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of CHAPLIN!
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2012

Meet some of the creative team members of Broadway's new musical CHAPLIN. Watch director/choreographer Warren Carlyle, Rob McClure, who stars as Charlie Chaplin, set designer Beowulf Boritt and costume designer Amy Clark as they give you a taste of the sets, costumes and more. CHAPLIN arrives on Broadway this August. Click below to watch the video. (more...)

4) POLL: Should INTO THE WOODS Move to Broadway After Its Central Park Run?
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2012

New Poll - Should INTO THE WOODS Move to Broadway After Its Central Park Run? (more...)

5) NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Judy Kaye to Sing the National Anthem at This Thursday's Mets Game
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2012

Two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye, currently starring in the Tony-winning hit musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, will sing the national anthem at Citi Field on Thursday, August 9th for the New York Mets game against the Miami Marlins at 12 p.m. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, stars Matthew Broderick and four time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara. The production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall. The production is now playing at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

6) Clark, Harris, Harada & More Join Osnes and Fontana in CINDERELLA; To Play Broadway Theatre in Spring of 2013
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2012

Just announced is official word that the new production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will arrive on Broadway this season with previews set for January 21, 2013 prior to Opening Night on February 21 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), it has been announced by the musical's producers Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Jill Furman in association with Center Theatre Group. (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: War Horse's 'Joey' Visits Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2012

On Saturday, August 4, 2012, Civic Center Members in Des Moines were treated to an exclusive visit from "Joey," the star of War Horse. More than 125 were in line at 6 a.m. to take advantage of early purchasing and watched "Joey" make several appearances to cheering crowds. Watch the videos below! (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Cyndi Lauper Sings from KINKY BOOTS!
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2012

The World Premiere of Kinky Boots, the new musical brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics). Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL) beginning October 2 through November 4, 2012, in advance of a Broadway opening. In the video below, Lauper sings 'Sex is In the Heel' from the new show at the Broadway in Chicago concert. Check it out below! (more...)

9) Jessica Hecht, Judith Light Set to Lead ASSEMBLED PARTIES at MTC; Opens 4/17
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Harvey, A View From The Bridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light (Other Desert Cities, Lombardi, "Ugly Betty") will star on Broadway in the world premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES, a new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The American Plan, Three Days of Rain) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (Wit, Collected Stories, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife). (more...)

10) Danny Burstein, Yvonne Strahovski, Tony Shalhoub Set to Lead LCT's GOLDEN BOY- Opening Set for 12/6 at the Belasco Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Michael Aronov, Danny Burstein, Bill Camp, Sean Cullen, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ned Eisenberg, Brad Fleischer, Karl Glusman, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Dion Mucciacito, Seth Numrich, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Strahovski and David Wohl will be featured in the 19 member cast of its 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic GOLDEN BOY, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning performances Thursday, November 8 and opening Thursday, December 6 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. Additional casting for GOLDEN BOY will be announced at a later date. (more...)

11) Review Roundup: The Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS in Central Park - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - August 09, 2012

The Public Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, part of The Public's 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte, officially opened tonight, August 9. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

12) Photo Coverage: INTO THE WOODS Red Carpet Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - August 10, 2012

Check out photos of the show's opening night guests on the red carpet! (more...)

13) Norbert Leo Butz Set to Join Katie Holmes in Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS; Opens 11/28 at Music Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2012

Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will join Katie Holmes on Broadway this fall in DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This limited engagement of DEAD ACCOUNTS, produced by Jeffrey Finn, John N. Hart Jr., David Mirvish, and The Shubert Organization, will begin previews on Saturday, November 3 and open Wednesday, November 28 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

14) BWW TV First Look: Marvin Hamlisch & Rupert Holmes' Broadway-Bound THE NUTTY PROFESSOR in Nashville!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 10, 2012

Nashville and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) host the Broadway-bound world premiere of "The Nutty Professor" Musical. Directed by Jerry Lewis, the show is a new musical comedy based on the 1963 film of the same name. The Broadway at TPAC Special Event began previews on July 24, and officially opened on July 31- running through August 19 in TPAC's James K. Polk Theater. Featuring music by Oscar, Emmy, th erecently deceased Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) and a book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), "The Nutty Professor" is a musical treat for the whole family, based on the classic 1963 film in which Lewis starred and co-wrote. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the Broadway-bound production below! (more...)

15) THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Company Members Pay Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch
by Jeffrey Ellis - August 07, 2012

Tonight, in TPAC's James K. Polk Theatre, Michael Andrew, Marissa McGowan, Mark Jacoby, KLea Blackhurst, Jamie Ross and the rest of the ensemble will take to the stage to bring The Nutty Professor to life once more for a Nashville audience. Today, however, the company has been quietly reflective, taking to social media to express their shock and grief at the loss of their show's composer… (more...)

16) Walnut Street Theatre to Present the US Premiere of LOVE STORY, Featuring Alexandra Silber
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre opens its 204th season with the American premiere of Erich Segal's LOVE STORY, the musical. With direction and musical staging by Annabel Bolton, the production is described as "a delicate story of life and love" and begins previews on September 4th, opens on September 12th and runs through October 21st on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

17) Patrick Page Wins 2012 Princess Grace Award
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2012

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) and its Chairman, Hon. John F. Lehman, announced today the winners of the 2012 Princess Grace Awards. The Awards for theater, dance and choreography, and film continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime. This year's 25 Awards winners will travel to New York City, where they will receive their Awards at the 30th Anniversary Princess Grace Awards Gala, held in the presence of TSH The Prince and Princess of Monaco, on October 22, 2012 at Cipriani 42nd Street. (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: Backstage with NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's 'Floyd', Jeff Schecter
by Stage Tube - August 08, 2012

Young Hollywood (hosted by Lesley Robins) went backstage to Broadway's production of the classic Gershwin musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT with Jeff Schecter, who plays Floyd. This behind-the-scenes peek looks at the show, its costume department, fun props and more. Plus, Schecter reveals what it's like to work with Matthew Broderick and what it was like taking over as the understudy for the Tony Award-winning role of Cookie, played by star Michael McGrath. Check out the video below! (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes at the KINKY BOOTS Official Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - August 09, 2012

Watch the video below for a look behind the scenes at Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and the cast of KINKY BOOTS at the show's official photo shoot! (more...)

20) BWW TV First Look: Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS in Central Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 09, 2012

The Public Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, part of The Public's 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte, will officially open tonight, August 9. BWW has a first look at footage from the highly anticipated production! (more...)

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