Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 6

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, March 6, 2009. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

FOX celebrated "American Idol" Season 8's Top 13 on Thursday at the West Hollywood night club Area, the "blue carpet" was alive with excitement as the FOX family, including the cast of the upcoming series "GLEE" cheered them on! BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to catch all the action. (more...)


2) HAIR 'Lets the Sun Shine In on Broadway', Previews Begin March 6, 2009
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, has announced the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Newcomers to the cast include Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Sasha Allen, who join the rest of the tribe, who are reprising their roles from Central Park last summer. HAIR begins preview performances on Friday, March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, 2009. (more...)


3) Photo Coverage: Espinosa, Bean & Reichard at Upright Cabaret's Desert Kick-Off
by LA News Desk - March 06, 2009

L.A.'s famed Upright Cabaret kicked off their 2nd Season of star-studded poolside concert events at the new Ace Hotel & Swim Club with two sold out evenings with the stars under the stars! Featuring Broadway stars Eden Espinosa (Broadway: Wicked, Brooklyn, Hair, L.A. cast of Wicked), Shoshana Bean (Broadway: Wicked, Hairspray), Daniel Reichard (Broadway: Jersey Boys, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Tim Draxl (Australian Cabaret star), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Broadway: Rent, CSI, star of new George Lucas film "Red Tails"), Audra Mae (singer/songwriter, FX's Sons of Anarchy), Jake Simpson (2x Star Search Grand Champion) with special guest Michael Sherwood (son of Legendary Band Leader Bobby Sherwood). (more...)


4) BWW TV STAGE TUBE: New WICKED Tour Soars to Ft. Myers
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 06, 2009

The 2nd North American tour of the worldwide smash WICKED launches at the Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, FL on March 7, and runs through March 29, 2009. (more...)


5) Toxic Avenger Blog: WEEK 2, DAY 1, YANKEES 4
by Joe DiPietro - March 06, 2009

The Toxic Avenger is set in the mythical town of Tromaville, Exit 13B, off the New Jersey Turnpike. An aspiring earth scientist, Melvin Ferd the Third, is determined to clean up the town's burgeoning toxic waste, until he is tossed into a vat of radioactive goo and emerges as a seven-foot mutant freak and New Jersey's first superhero. (more...)


6) Photo Flash: WICKED 2nd National's 'Elphaba' Marcie Dodd
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

Marcie Dodd comes directly from the Broadway company of WICKED, where she appeared as Elphaba. She has also performed on the North American tour and the Los Angeles companies of WICKED, where she was the standby for Elphaba. Other tours include Hairspray, We Will Rock You, and Grease as well as multiple projects and recordings with Disney Entertainment and Universal Studios (more...)


7) IMPRESSIONISM Delays Opening Until March 24
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

The new American play, IMPRESSIONISM, currently in previews at the Schoenfeld Theatre, has announced a new official opening date. Previously scheduled to open on Thursday, March 12th, IMPRESSIONISM will now open on Tuesday, March 24th at Broadway?s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45 St.). (more...)


8) HAIR Announces Lottery for 'BE-IN BOXES' Beginning 3/6
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

The producers of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical have established a pre-performance ticket lottery for box-seat tickets, aptly renamed "BE-IN BOXES." Those wishing to purchase these tickets are asked to show up at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre 2 1/2 hours before each performance for a drawing that will take place 2 hours before curtain. For every performance (beginning Friday), a limited number of lucky audience members will receive $25 "be-in box" tickets, promising to make their experience of the show both affordable and unique. (more...)


9) The Cabaret Chronicles: Bway Boys, Adriana McPhee & more!
by Jenna Esposito - March 06, 2009

Jenna gives a rundown of where she's been and who she's seen in the world of cabaret in the past week. The past week's shows include The Broadway Boys at Birdland, Adriana McPhee at the Metropolitan Room, and the MAC New Face Showcase at the Reprise Room. (more...)


10) GHOST Musical Bound for UK Stage, Warchus Directs
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

Matthew Warchus is to direct a musical version of the Academy award winning film Ghost, scheduled to open in the West End in 2010. Music and lyrics are by Grammy award winning Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Oscar winning Bruce Joel Rubin will adapt his original screen play for the stage and write lyrics, set and costumes designs are by Rob Howell and the musical supervisors will be Christopher Nightingale and Tesse Gohl. Ghost is produced by David Garfinkle of New York?s Hello Entertainment and London producer Colin Ingram in association with Paramount Pictures. Further information about this production will be announced at a later date. (more...)


11) The MAC/ASCAP Songwriter Showcase Comes To The Met Room 3/21
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

ASCAP, in association with the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, presents THE MAC/ASCAP SONGWRITER SHOWCASE, Saturday, March 21st @ 2:00PM at the Metropolitan Room The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, in association with MAC present another installment in their recurring Songwriter Showcase series. (more...)


12) Photo Coverage: 'WATCHMEN' Wilson and Morgan Q&A at Apple Store SOHO
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

'Watchmen', actors Patrick Wilson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan stopped by for a Q & A session at the Apple Store SOHO on March 5, 2009. (more...)


13) HAIR Begins Previews 3/6
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, has announced the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Newcomers to the cast include Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Sasha Allen, who join the rest of the tribe, who are reprising their roles from Central Park last summer. Currently in rehearsal at the Union Square Theatre, HAIR begins preview performances on Friday, March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, 2009.In order to accommodate the logistics of the new producing partnership, preview performances will now begin on Friday, March 6, with Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (320 West 45th Street, New York City). (more...)


14) Jill Abramovitz & Grant Norman to Star in Westchester FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

The cast has been announced for the Westchester Broadway Theatre production of FUNNY GIRL, which runs from March 26, 2009 - June 14, 2009 with an official press opening on April 4, 2009. (more...)


15) 'SEINFELD' Cast to Reunite on HBO's 'CURB'
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

Entertainment Weekly reports that Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will reunite in a multi-episode storyline of the HBO series, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' which is written by and stars 'Seinfeld' creator Larry David. (more...)


16) Photo Flash: Carol Channing at 'Cabaret at the Castle'
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

Friends and colleagues including Bruce Vilanch, Valarie Pettiford, Rachel York, Rita McKenzie, Carole Cook, Thom Troupe, Kathryn Jootsen, Lily Tomlin, Florence Henderson, Donna Mills, Jackie Joseph, Channing Chase, Tippi Hedren, JoAnne Worley, Kate Linder and the Los Angeles cast of RENT among others were more than thrilled to turn out for this special engagement of "The First 80 Years are the Hardest," that marked Carol Channing's return to the stage after her accident last year that forced her, for the very first time in her 70 year career, to cancel all scheduled performances. (more...)


17) Red Bull Theater Presents REVELATION READINGS Begins 3/23
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

RED BULL THEATER is pleased to present REVELATION READINGS Spring Series, Three Timely Comedy Classics MONDAY MARCH 23, 7PM, A NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS by Philip Massinger With characters like Justice Greedy and Sir Giles Overreach, this vicious satire is a classic battle of young love versus parent's plans, bustling in the marketplace of debtors, creditors, and everyday profligates of 17th-century Nottinghamshire. (more...)


18) Lincoln Center's 'American Songbook' Concludes with STEW and Heidi Rodewald - March 6
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook ends its 11th season with a special concert by Stew and Heidi Rodewald in the newly revitalized Alice Tully Hall on March 6th at 8:00pm. (more...)


19) Laurents Talks WEST SIDE STORY to Variety
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

West Side Story has returned to Broadway as it began preview performances, Monday, February 23, 2009, in a new production directed by its two-time Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents. Laurents and other members of the creative team spoke to Variety about how the show has been shaped anew for a waiting generation of theatre lovers. (more...)


20) Wildhorn's CIVIL WAR With Starry Cast Helmed by Calhoun Plays Ford's Theatre 3/27 - 5/24
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2009

The Ford's Theatre reopening season continues with the Tony-nominated "The Civil War" by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy. Jeff Calhoun directs the production at Ford's Theatre from March 27-May 24, 2009. (more...)


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