Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jul. 26

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, July 26, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Audra McDonald, Jeremy Jordan, Darren Criss & More Set for Upcoming Stephen Sondheim HBO Documentary; Directed by James Lapine
by TV News Desk - July 26, 2013

HBO has announced a series of documentaries for this fall including SIX BY SONDHEIM, an intimate look at the prolific career of the renowned Broadway lyricist and composer. (more...)

2) Chris Colfer Breaks Silence on Cory Monteith Tragedy
by TV News Desk - July 26, 2013

Chris Colfer has broken his silence in the wake of the tragic death of his Glee co-star and friend Cory Monteith (more...)

3) FLASH FRIDAY: A CHORUS LINE's 38th Birthday
by Pat Cerasaro - July 26, 2013

Today we have a special Flash Friday focused on one of Broadway's most iconic and best loved musicals of all time, group therapy-themed A CHORUS LINE. (more...)

4) Michele, Criss & GLEE Cast Attend Monteith Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - July 26, 2013

UK's The Daily Mail reports that GLEE stars Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Dianna Agron, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum, Jr. and much of the rest of the cast and crew of the hit musical dramedy series attended a memorial service in honor of recently deceased GLEE leading player Cory Monteith yesterday. (more...)

5) Angela Lansbury To Reprise BLITHE SPIRIT In West End?
by Pat Cerasaro - July 26, 2013

In a fascinating new interview with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on the podcast program THE CONVERSATION, Broadway/Hollywood icon Angela Lansbury reveals plans to reprise her Tony Award-winning role of Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT in London's West End this Christmas. (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: Meet the Touring Cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
by Jessica Gordon - July 26, 2013

As the acclaimed Peter and the Starcatcher prepares for its first National Tour, the show's creative team and touring cast meet, including directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and cast members including Joey deBettencourt, Megan Stern, John Sanders, Harter Clingman, Jimonn Cole, Nathan Hosner, Carl Howell, Ian Michael Stuart, Benjamin Schrader, Luke Smith, Edward Tournier, Lee Zarrett, Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather, and Nick Vidal, met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

7) Patrick Page, Tonya Pinkins, Chike Johnson, Ashley Williams & More Join A TIME TO KILL on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Eva Price announced today that Patrick Page, Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, Chike Johnson, and Ashley Williams plus Dashiell Eaves, J.R. Horne, John Procaccino, Tijuana Ricks, and Lee Sellarswill join the previously announced Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson, and John Douglas Thompson 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. Final casting will be announced shortly. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 26th at (212-239-6200) or by visiting (more...)

8) VIDEO: MATILDA Stars Perform 'Naughty' on LIVE
by TV News Desk - July 26, 2013

This morning on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' the four young actresses who share the lead in Matilda the Musical performed 'Naughty' all together, for the first time in the United States. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

9) Photo Flash: First Look at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's New 'Christine' Alternate- Mary Michael Patterson
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

Joining the production in her PHANTOM debut is Mary Michael Patterson, who will play her first performance on Monday, July 29. Ms. Patterson made her Broadway debut in the recent revival of Anything Goes, including being seen as Hope Harcourt. Her other credits include Liesl in The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall and leading roles in Regional productions of Sense and Sensibility - The Musical (Marianne Dashwood), White Christmas (Judy Haynes) and Singin' in the Rain(Kathy Selden), as well as seasons at Pittsburgh CLO and The St. Louis MUNY. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Patterson in action below! (more...)

10) Photo Flash: Four Young Stars of MATILDA Visit 'Live'
by TV News Desk - July 26, 2013

On this morning "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," the four young actresses who share the lead in MATILDA THE MUSICAL performed the song "Naughty" all together, for the first time in the United States. Check out photos from the appearance below! (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - July 26, 2013

Featured in this week's event was the cast of SOUL DOCTOR (Eric Anderson, Dianna Barger, Maria Conti, Alex Frohliger, Amber Iman, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, Dillion Kondor, Afra Hines, Ron Orbach, Ian Paget, Heather Parcells, JC Schuster, ERic Stockton, and Ruchard Cerato) performing 'Sing Shalom,' 'Always With You,' and 'Ki Va Moed.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

12) Photo Flash: Promo Shots for Signature Theatre's MISS SAIGON, Feat. Diana Huey & Jason Michael Evans!
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

Signature Theatre will present an all-new production of Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer this summer. 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. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast below! (more...)

13) Photos and Video: First Look at Jenny Powers, Rob McClure & More in MARY POPPINS at the MUNY!
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

The Muny is presenting the sixth show of its fantastic 95th Season, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins the Musical, directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Alex Sanchez. Jenny Powers stars in the title role, with Rob McClure co-starring as Bert. Joining them are Erin Dilly as Winifred Banks and Stephen Buntrock as George Banks. Rounding out the cast will be Elizabeth Teeter as Jane Banks, Aidan Gemme as Michael Banks, James Anthony as Admiral Boom, Zoe Vonder Haar as Mrs. Brill, Anthony ChristIan Daniel as Robertson Ay, Laura Ackermann as the Bird Woman, and Rebecca Finnegan as Queen Victoria. BroadwayWorld brings you photos and highlights below! (more...)

14) Dueling LIBERACE Musicals Headed for Broadway?
by Caryn Robbins - July 26, 2013

According to the New York Post Michael Riedel, dueling stage versions of the life and times of the classical musician are currently in the works. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: Ben Vereen Joins Hugh Jackman as X-MEN Mutant?
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

What happens when you cRoss One of pop culture's fiercest mutants with on of Broadway's most cherished legends? Check out the hilarious viral photo that has been making its rounds on Facebook below! (more...)

16) POLL: Who Are You Most Excited to See in the INTO THE WOODS Movie?
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

New Poll - Who are you most excited to see in the INTO THE WOODS movie? (more...)

17) THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- FIRST DATE's Kristoffer Cusick!
by BWW - July 26, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Kristoffer Cusick, who is starring as 'Reggie/Aaron's Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy' in First Date- currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre; opening August 8. (more...)

18) DIRTY DANCING Remake Released Today
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

Originally a low-budget film by a new studio and with no major stars (except Broadway legend Jerry Orbach in a supporting role), Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit. As of 2009, it earned over $214 million worldwide. The remake of the film - directed by the original choreographer, Kenny Ortega - has set a release date. Lionsgate has slated Dirty Dancing for today, July 26, 2013. (more...)

19) Matt Doyle, Alice Lee and More Star in Vassar Powerhouse's 'BROOKLYN SUPERHERO' Musical, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2013

Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater's second Martel Musical Workshop, A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company has its first performance tonight, July 26 at 8pm. The 4-performance run continues on Saturday, July 27 at 8pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 2pm and 7pm. (more...)

20) Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of York Theatre Company's STORYVILLE
by Jennifer Broski - July 26, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) present the New York premiere of Storyville, a New Orleans musical, with book by Ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden, direction by Bill Castellino,choreography by Mercedes Ellington and music direction by William Foster McDaniel. The show opened earlier this week and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

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