Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Oct. 25

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, October 25, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) FLASH FRIDAY: Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY Awakes In A Dreamy City Center Special Event
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

Presenting one of the most popular ballets of all time, visionary director and acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne returns to New York with the completion of his Tchaikovsky ballet trilogy begun with NUTCRACKER! and continuing with his celebrated SWAN LAKE at City Center this month with the New York City bow of his newest theatrical venture, SLEEPING BEAUTY. (more...)

2) THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Stage Adaptation Developmental Lab Set For 2014! Auditions Announced & Dates Set
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

Modern Disney animated classic THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is on its way to the stage in a reworked adaptation of the film and Victor Hugo's iconic 1831 source novel set for a developmental lab in January according to a new casting notice. If all goes as planned, could Broadway be next? (more...)

3) David Garrison, Betsy Morgan, John Treacy Egan, Ethan Haberfield and Tyler Moran to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm. (more...)

4) VIDEO: Stephen Fry Talks TWELFTH NIGHT on 'Colbert'
by Stage Tube - October 25, 2013

On last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central, the multi-talented Stephen Fry talks about atheism, activism, and his Broadway debut in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night. (more...)

5) THE SOUND OF MUSIC Starring Carrie Underwood CD & DVD Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/3 & 12/17
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

The highly anticipated NBC live TV broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC starring country music superstar and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is now available for pre-order in both its deluxe soundtrack form and the stocking stuffer-ready DVD edition. (more...)

6) Creative Team Announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Avery Fisher Hall - Don Stephenson, Kevin Stites & More
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions presents the second installment of its Broadway Series in 2014 with a concert performance of the Tony Award winning musical, Titanic The Musical, from a Book by Peter Stone and Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston, at renowned Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on Monday, February 17, 2014. (more...)

7) Billy Crystal 700 SUNDAYS Takes In $6M in Ticket Sales?
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2013

In today's New York Post, Billy Crystal speaks to Michael Riedel about making his return to Broadway in his acclaimed show 700 SUNDAYS, coming to the Imperial Theater for a nine-week run beginning on November 5th. (more...)

8) BWW TV Exclusive: A New World for MURDER FOR TWO: Part 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 25, 2013

In the exclusive video below, the show's creators, Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, explore the New World uptown. Check out Part 2 of their adventures below! (more...)

9) Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the Cast of PORGY AND BESS National Tour
by Jennifer Broski - October 25, 2013

The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November. The tour, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, will begin performances Sunday, Nov. 10 with an official opening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. BroadwayWorld was just in the rehearsal room with the cast for a sneak peek and you can check out photos below! (more...)

10) Photo Coverage: Mary-Louise Parker and Cast of THE SNOW GEESE Celebrate Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - October 25, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater's world premiere of Sharr White's The Snow Geese, opened last night, October 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This strictly limited 11 week engagement began previews on Tuesday, October 1. BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night, and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

11) THE SOUND OF MUSIC Recording Sessions Round-Up! Carrie Underwood, Neil Meron & More Tweet
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

NBC's upcoming live TV event showcasing country music superstar Carrie Underwood in Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC is the must-see musical event of the season for movie musical fans and the producers of the broadcast as well as the star herself have taken to social media to share a few peeks behind the scenes at the current recording sessions for the studio album set to be released two days prior to the live TV production. (more...)

12) 10 Years of Oz: A WICKED Anniversary Countdown- The Current Cast!
by BWW Special Coverage - October 25, 2013

On Wednesday, October 30th, the blockbuster musical, WICKED, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history. The creative team and many of the musical's previous cast members will celebrate WICKED's first decade with a special performance, followed by a company party, on October 30th at 7:00pm. BroadwayWorld will be counting down to the milestone with daily flashbacks of Wicked's biggest events, most memorable cast members, and best performances. In today's installment, we feature the current 10th Anniversary cast! (more...)

13) GIRL MOST LIKELY Starring Darren Criss Now Available To Download
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

Popular recent Broadway HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYOUT revival headliner and GLEE breakout star Darren Criss shares the screen with comedienne and outstanding onetime SNL actress Kristen Wiig in the independent feature film GIRL MOST LIKELY and the comedy is now available to download. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: THE SNOW GEESE Cast Takes First Official Broadway Bow!
by Walter McBride - October 25, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater's world premiere of Sharr White's The Snow Geese, opened last night, October 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This strictly limited 11 week engagement began previews on Tuesday, October 1. BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night, and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

15) Photo Flash: Orlando Bloom Chats ROMEO & JULIET on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - October 25, 2013

On this morning on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" actor Orlando Bloom chatted about his Broadway debut in the classic tale "Romeo and Juliet" - a play, he said, that hasn't been on Broadway in 36 years. (more...)

16) Joshua Bell's MUSICAL GIFTS With Chenoweth, Feinstein & More Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

Highly acclaimed violinist and classical music superstar Joshua Bell collaborates with an accomplished array of diverse artists on his new holiday-themed album, MUSICAL GIFTS FROM Joshua Bell AND FRIENDS, including stage icon Kristin Chenoweth, American Songbook purveyor Michael Feinstein, opera great Renee Fleming, acapella pop sensation Straight No Chaser and many more. (more...)

17) BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Tuacahn's MARY POPPINS - Good-Bye, Good Goody Girl…
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - October 25, 2013

Tonight we said good-bye to our good friend Miss Millie Dillmount. 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' was the third show in our season here at Tuacahn that we learned and it came straight off the heels of opening 'Mary Poppins' and 'Starlight Express'. It was a whirlwind of an experience as we had only about 4 weeks to get it ready for an audience. What made it even crazier was that we could only rehearse for about 5 hours a day as we were doing our other two shows at night, oh and did I mention it was about 115 degrees during the day at the time and we were rehearsing outside for about half of the process. At the helm of this monumental task was our director/choreographer Jeffrey Denman. Now I have known Jeffry for a couple years but have never had the opportunity to work with him so I was very excited when he showed up to share his 'Millie' with us. I have to say if it had been anyone other than Jeffry, I don't think we could have pulled it off. His passion was immense and as he put us through the paces and shared his vision of Hi-Boys and Flappers we all had this sense that our production was going to be a spectacular endeavor. Everything was going smoothly for me until a bit of tragedy hit my life and I had to fly home unexpectedly to celebrate the life of my beloved Grandma, Rose Ebenhoch and her passing on June, 19th. It was an extremely difficult time for me but I couldn't have asked for a more supportive group of friends to help me get through it. Once I returned and got back into the swing of things with the show it seemed as if the elements were plotting against us, from sweltering heat one day to complete downpours during tech, it made the process that much more special for us. But eventually we got through it all and opened the show to an overwhelming response of praise and cheers for us. (more...)

18) KINKY BOOTS Halloween Pumpkin Stencil Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - October 25, 2013

2013 Best Musical Tony Award winner KINKY BOOTS has presented some seriously fabulous social media offerings thus far in the show's successful run via its appreciably active Facebook account, but this week's treat during trick or treat season is particularly boot-kickin' - a specially-designed stencil to make your Halloween pumpkin glow with that certain special sparkle come next week's big night! (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/25- Adam Pascal
by - October 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Adam Pascal! Pascal received Obie and Theatre World awards and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for best actor for Rent. On Broadway, he also originated the role of Radames in the hit musical Aida and starred as the Emcee in the long-running revival of Cabaret. His film credits include Rent, School of Rock, SLC Punk!, Temptation and Goyband. He most recently starred in Memphis on Broadway. (more...)

20) NO MAN'S LAND & WAITING FOR GODOT with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Begin Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2013

Performances of the Broadway repertory season of Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT begin tomorrow night (Saturday, October 26) at 8pm. Starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley and directed by Sean Mathias, this limited engagement repertory season officially opens on Sunday, November 24, 2013 and will play through Sunday, March 2 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). For performance schedule and more information, visit (more...)

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