Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jul. 19

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, July 19, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: GLEE's Dot-Marie Jones on Cory Monteith: 'I Love Him and I Still Do'
by TV News Desk - July 19, 2013

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, GLEE star Dot-Marie Jones was overcome with emotion as she discussed the passing of her co-star and friend Cory Monteith. (more...)

2) SHREK: THE MUSICAL Now Available For Pre-Order
by Pat Cerasaro - July 19, 2013

After a tortuously long wait, it appears that the professional filming of the Broadway production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL will at last be available to purchase according to a new pre-order listing on Amazon. (more...)

3) GLEE's Amber Riley Breaks Silence on Passing of Co-star Cory Monteith
by TV News Desk - July 19, 2013

GLEE star Amber Riley broke her silence on the recent passing of her co-star Cory Monteith. The actress turned to Twitter last night to express her sorrow. (more...)

4) Photo Flash: John Stamos Reunites w/ 'Full House' Cast at PIPPIN
by TV News Desk - July 19, 2013

It was a 'Full House' reunion last night as John Stamos, Lori Loughlin and Bob Saget met up at the evening performance of PIPPIN. The Tony-Award winning musical is now playing at Broadway's Music Box Theater. Check out photos below! (more...)

5) CHICAGO In Rehearsal With Simpson, Barks & More
by Pat Cerasaro - July 19, 2013

Pop star and former Broadway/West End CHICAGO lead AshLee Simpson returns to the celebrated role for the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production, directed by Brooke Shields, and a first look at the cast in rehearsal has been revealed. (more...)

6) Diana Huey, Jason Michael Evans, and Thom Sesma Set to Lead MISS SAIGON at Signature Theatre; Opens 8/15
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

Signature Theatre has just announced the cast of this summer's all-new production of Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. Running in the MAX Theatre beginning August 15, the production opens the theatre's 2013/14 season with all the adventure, romance, and excitement that Signature promises with the re-imagining of a classic musical. (more...)

7) Photo Flash: First Look at Christopher Fitzgerald in Chichester Festival Theatre's BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

Christopher Fitzgerald and Tamsin Carroll star in BARNUM at the Chichester Festival Theatre. This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America's Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman's life as he lit up the world with the colour, warmth and excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey's Circus - the Greatest Show on Earth. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released production shots of the cast in action below! (more...)

8) Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Douglas Thompson Join A TIME TO KILL on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Eva Price announced today that Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson (in his Broadway debut), and John Douglas Thompson will star in the new Broadway courtroom drama A Time to Kill, Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of John Grisham's best-selling novel. This new Broadway play holds the distinction of being the first-ever John Grisham property to be adapted for the stage. A Time to Kill is set to open on Broadway on October 20, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Previews begin September 28th. Ethan McSweeny will direct. The remainder of the high-powered ensemble cast of 13 will be announced shortly. For more information, visit (more...)

9) Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of The Hollywood Bowl's CHICAGO - Stephen Moyer, AshLee Simpson, Samantha Barks and More!
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of CHICAGO, the musical which holds the record as the third longest running show in Broadway history, will star Samantha Barks as Velma Kelly, Drew Carey as Amos Hart, Lucy Lawless as "Mama" Morton, Stephen Moyer as Billy Flynn, and AshLee Simpson as Roxie Hart. Brooke Shields will direct the fully staged production of CHICAGO; the conductor is Rob Fisher. Check out photos of the cast and creative team in rehearsal below! (more...)

10) VIDEO: FOREVER TANGO's Maks and Karina Visit 'Good Day NY'
by TV News Desk - July 19, 2013

Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy stopped by the 'Good Day New York' morning show to talk about their starring roles in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO. The dancers will appear in the show through August 12th. (more...)

11) BWW TV: Mimi Hines Celebrates 80th Birthday at 54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 19, 2013

The stars came out on Wednesday, July 17 to see Mimi Hines as she celebrated her 80th birthday with a special, one-night-only concert at Broadway's nightclub, 54 Below. Among those in attendance were 'Late Show with David Letterman' bandleader Paul Shaffer, from TV's 'The Nanny' and 'Happily Divorced' start Fran Drescher, and Broadway favorite Lee Roy Reams (The Producers, 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast) and Tony Award winners Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line, Company) , Faith Prince (Annie, Guys and Dolls) and Liliane Montevecchi (Nine). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the special concert celebration, and you can check out concert highlights and interviews with the many guests below! (more...)

12) Broadway's MAGIC MIKE Creative Team Revealed - Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa!
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013 reports that MAGIC MIKE, THE MUSICAL has revealed its creative team. NEXT TO NORMAL's Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will write the songs, with SPIDER-MAN's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa crafting the book, which is based on the Steven Soderbergh-helmed film starring Channing Tatum. (more...)

13) Sophie Okenedo, Anika Noni Rose to Join Denzel Washington in RAISIN IN THE SUN Revival?
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

Showbiz411 reports exclusively that Denzel Washington will be joined by actresses Sophie Okenedo and Anika Noni Rose in an upcoming Broadway revival of A RAISIN IN THE SUN set for next spring. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Rory O'Malley, Leslie Kritzer & More Celebrate Opening Night of Second Stage's NOBODY LOVES YOU
by Jennifer Broski - July 19, 2013

Featuring book and lyrics by Itamar Moses, music and lyrics by Gaby Alter, choreography by MAndy Moore, and direction by Michelle Tattenbaum, NOBODY LOVES YOU began previews on Thursday, June 20 and officially opened last night, Thursday, July 18 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld wa sthere for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

15) BWW TV Exclusive: Faith Prince Chats Taking on 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 19, 2013

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince returns to Broadway as evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the new Broadway production of ANNIE at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets). She officially begins performances tonight, July 19, and while she was attending Mimi Hines' recent 54 Below show, she chatted exclusively with Richard Ridge about joining the cast. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

16) Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing to Lead John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR; Opens at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 1/23
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, the world premiere play by Tony and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes will be a part of Manhattan Theatre Club's 2013-2014 Broadway season starring Tony Award winner Brian F. O'Byrne and Emmy Award winner Debra Messing. (more...)

17) Fox Shifts GLEE Season 5 Premiere to Sept. 26
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

In light of the tragic passing of beloved GLEE Cast member Cory Monteith, the series' executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company have jointly decided to delay the start of production of GLEE until early August. Season Five of GLEE will now premiere on Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, rather than its orginal debut date of Sept. 19. No further details are available at this time. (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of the World Premiere of FLY
by Stage Tube - July 19, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. Check out some highlights of the show below! (more...)

19) Faith Prince Takes Over for Jane Lynch as 'Miss Hannigan' in ANNIE Today
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince will return to Broadway as evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the new Broadway production of ANNIE at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets). She will begin performances tonight, July 19. Emmy Award-winning 'Glee' star Jane Lynch will play her final performance as Miss Hannigan on Sunday, July 14. (more...)

20) PIPPIN, MATILDA, MOTOWN & More Set for LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL's Broadway Week, Begin. 7/22
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2013

During the week of July 22-26, 2013, nationally-syndicated morning talk show 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' will give its nationwide TV audience a taste of the top new productions currently on the Great White Way with the return of 'Broadway on LIVE' week. (more...)

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