Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 20

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, February 20, 2009. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Julia Roberts Says She Wants to Return to Broadway in Easier Role
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

Julia Roberts, who made her Broadway debut in a limited run of Three Days Of Rain isn't done with the theatre world yet. She tells Allure magazine in a new interview "I would like to do it one more time, understanding the shape of the beast better now." (more...)


2) Photo Coverage: THE STORY OF MY LIFE - Arrivals
by Walter McBride - February 20, 2009

THE STORY OF MY LIFE, starring Will Chase and Tony Award nominee Malcolm Gets officially began performances last night, Thursday, February 19th at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld's cameras caught the starry crowd as they arrived for Opening Night! (more...)


3) Photo Coverage: THE STORY OF MY LIFE - After Party
by Walter McBride - February 20, 2009

THE STORY OF MY LIFE, starring Will Chase and Tony Award nominee Malcolm Gets officially began performances last night, Thursday, February 19th at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld's cameras celebrated with the starry crowd after the show at the legendary Sardi's! (more...)


4) Photo Coverage: THE STORY OF MY LIFE Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - February 20, 2009

THE STORY OF MY LIFE, starring Will Chase and Tony Award nominee Malcolm Gets officially began performances last night, Thursday, February 19th at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld's cameras spent the evening with the talented duo as they brought the first new musical of the season to Broadway. (more...)


5) Hugh Jackman Oscar Rehearsal Images Online
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

The celebrity info website Just Jared have gotten exclusive shots of Hugh Jackman rehearsing for the 2009 Oscars telecast. (more...)


6) BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: 'LIZA'S AT THE PALACE' At...Barnes & Noble Show!
by James Sims - February 20, 2009

Liza Minnelli kicked-off the new release with a 'singing & signing' event at Barnes & Noble store, she was joined by her Broadway co-stars (who are also featured on the cd), Johnny Rodgers, Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso and Tiger Martina. Billy Stritch led the evening on piano as musical director, BWW TV was there to cheer along as the iconic Minnelli made the night a special standing room only event! (more...)


7) Photo Flash FASHION WEEK: Cheyenne Jackson at Michael Kors
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

Cheyenne Jackson poses in the front row at the Michael Kors fashion show on February 18th at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 Collections at Bryant Park. (more...)


8) Snyder Subs for Porter in SF Bound 'BARE' for Invite Only NY Presentation 2/24 with Bean, Felciano, Doyle & More
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

Producer Randy Taradash announced recently that bare, the original rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere will hold an invite only New York presentation on Tuesday, February 24 in anticipation of its San Francisco Bay Area premiere in late Fall of 2009. (more...)


9) WEST SIDE STORY Announces $26.50 Lotto Tickets for All Shows
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

WEST SIDE STORY returns to Broadway beginning performances Monday, February 23, 2009, in a new production directed by its two-time Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents. WEST SIDE STORY will open at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway) on Thursday, March 19, 2009. The original Jerome Robbins choreography will be restaged by Tony Award nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). (more...)


10) Photo Coverage: 'GOD of CARNAGE' Meet & Greet The Cast
by Walter McBride - February 20, 2009

Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden will star in GOD OF CARNAGE, the new play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Matthew Warchus, opening on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street) on Sunday March 22. Previews will begin on February 28. The cast held a "meet & greet" at the Hilton Theatre Rehearsal Studios, 214 West 43rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, and BroadwayWorld sent in the cameras to catch the starry and talented group of actors. (more...)


11) RIALTO CHATTER: Riedel Reveals Redgraves Ready for Revival of 'NIGHT MUSIC'
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

The New York Post's Michael Riedel is reporting in his 'On Broadway' column this morning that the mother and daughter team of Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson had such a wonderful time performing in the Roundabout gala benefit reading of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" last month that they're up for a full-fledged revival on Broadway next year. (more...)


12) Jackman Looks to 'Humor' and 'Nudity' for Oscar Hosting Success
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

Hugh Jackman tell the Associated Press he'll be bringing plenty of nudity to this years Oscar telecast. Jackman discussed his upcoming Academy Award hosting duties saying, "I haven't told anyone this, but we are going to do most of it naked and we're going to sing through the whole show," the affable actor joked during an interview backstage at the Kodak Theatre. "In fact, all the acceptance speeches are going to be sung. There will be some interpretive dance behind them, and I really think it will be beautiful and touching." (more...)


13) 'SPECTACULAR!' Debuts Strong, Hits Top Spot on iTunes Soundtrack List
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

The two-hour rock musical, "Spectacular!", which aired Monday at 8 p.m. with limited commercial interruption, drew 3.3 million total viewers and posted a 6.0 rating among Nick's target kids, ages 6 to 11. "Spectacular!" nearly doubled Nickelodeon's average in the time period among tweens and boosted it by 59% among kids 6-11. The "Spectacular" hit the top spot on the iTunes soundtrack listing and number 14 on the Top Album chart, and it continues to have a solid hold on its placement. (more...)


14) Legally Blonde's Bailey Hanks to Appear on CBS' GUIDING LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

Legally Blonde's Bailey Hanks has just been cast to appear on two episodes of the hit CBS soap opera, Guiding Light. Hanks will appear as Amy, the Governor's daugher on episodes scheduled to shoot next week and air April 8-9, 2009. (more...)


15) Variety Reports on "New Economy's Effect" on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

Variety's Gordon Cox has written a special Friday story about how the current United States economy is affecting upcoming Broadway productions as they begin to pay (even closer) attention to their weekly running costs. (more...)


16) BWW TV Stage Tube: Meet the Cast of the New FAME Film; In Theaters September 2009
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

A reinvention of the original Oscar-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work. FAME opens in theaters on September 25, 2009 (more...)


17) Photo Flash: Grey Gardens at Beck Center Studio Theater
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

What happens when American royalty falls? Beck Center presents the Cleveland premiere of Grey Gardens, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical, in the Studio Theater February 27 through March 29. Based on the 1975 cult-documentary of the same name, Grey Gardens is the hilarious yet heartbreaking story of Jackie Kennedy?s delightfully eccentric aunt and cousin, Edith Bouvier Beale and her adult daughter ?Little? Edie. Show times are 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. Sundays. There is no performance on Saturday, February 28. (more...)


18) 'GILLIGAN'S ISLAND THE MUSICAL' Sets Sail on Pre-Off-Broadway Tour, Lycian Centre First Stop 2/21
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

Press notes announced "Look out America, Gilligan's Island The Musical is docking at a desert island near you and the hilarity found in America's most cherished sitcom is in full effect in this larger than life stage musical. Bringing back all those well known and beloved characters from one of the most popular television shows of all time, this lovable musical comedy is sure to please the generations of audiences that the television show first inspired". The first stop for the tour is the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Sugar Loaf, NY on February 21st and 22nd. (more...)


19) Photo Flash: PARLOUR SONG In Rehearsal At Almeida Theater
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

Ian Rickson will direct the European premiere of Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song which runs at the Almeida from 19 March - 9 May 2009 with press night on 26 March. Designs are by Jeremy Herbert, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis and music by Stephen Warbeck. Casting for Parlour Song will be announced shortly. Parlour Song is sponsored by Aspen Re. (more...)


20) RIALTO CHATTER: 42nd Street's 'EKCO' Chamber
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2009

The New York Post has reported that Marc Ecko Enterprises is looking at a big time "Broadway" sized legal battle for walking away from its lease at the former Times Square Theater, where it suddenly dropped plans to open a spectacular, three-level flagship store. (more...)


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