Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Sep. 13

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, September 13, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) FLASH FRIDAY: k.d. lang Craves Jazzing Up Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - September 13, 2013

Internationally renown vocalist k.d. lang has just been announced to be making her Broadway debut in the new musical revue AFTER MIDNIGHT early next year, so, today, we are celebrating the coo-worthy Canadian crooner - and that is definitely a particularly delectable dish of the day to dig. (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Potter Watch - Rachel Sings 'Somebody to Love' on X FACTOR
by TV News Desk - September 13, 2013

Broadway vet Rachel Potter is a contestant on the all-new sesaon of THE X FACTOR on FOX. Below, check out her audition performance as she covers the Queen classic 'Somebody to Love.' Go Rachel! (more...)

3) Filming Wraps On Week 1 Of INTO THE WOODS! Stars Tweet From Recording Studio & Set
by Pat Cerasaro - September 13, 2013

Filming on the first week of shooting for the stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is now complete and the soundtrack is nearing completetion according to Tweets by cast-members shared this week. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Trailer for RSC's David Tennant-Led RICHARD II, Premiering in Cinemas 12/3
by Stage Tube - September 13, 2013

A new trailer for The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of RICHARD II, which will be played in cinemas around the world, has debuted, featuring a voiceover by Michael Pennington, playing John of Gaunt. Check it out below! (more...)

5) Trailer & New Dates Added For MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Screenings, On Sale Now
by Pat Cerasaro - September 13, 2013

A flashy new trailer promoting the highly anticipated US screening of the recent West End revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG has been released in anticipation of the premiere next month as well as a new screening being added to New York City following the huge demand for tickets. (more...)

6) Josh Groban Performs ONCE's 'Falling Slowly' Live
by Pat Cerasaro - September 13, 2013

Internationally celebrated vocalist and concert performer Josh Groban continues his world tour in promotion of his sensational new studio album ALL THAT ECHOES and a new live video capture of the baritone performing a romantic show-stopper from a currently-running Tony Award-winning Best Musical is now available to view in full. (more...)

7) First News & First Look At Aaron Tveit In New Film UNDRAFTED
by Pat Cerasaro - September 13, 2013

Popular Broadway crossover star Aaron Tveit has recently made a significant mark in the TV world with his just-renewed USA series GRACELAND and also in Hollywood with a featured role in last year's LES MISERABLES, but Tveit has his sights set on a major role in a new sports-centered film titled UNDRAFTED and first news and a first look at the actor in action is now available. (more...)

8) Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Will Be Blodgett Artist-in-Residence at Harvard
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2013

The Harvard Department of Music and the Office for the Arts at Harvard have announced the appointment of Jason Robert Brown as Blodgett Artist-in-Residence during the spring of 2014. A celebrated American composer, Brown has been hailed as 'one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim' (Philadelphia Inquirer). He is known best as the award-winning composer and lyricist of the musical The Last 5 Years, and the Tony-award winning composer of Parade. (more...)

9) Exclusive: Andy Mientus Joins Cast of FX's ANGER MANAGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2013

Andy Mientus, who made an exciting TV debut last season as Kyle on NBC's Smash, has landed a role on FX's Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management. Industry sources say that Mientus will play a potential love interest this season to Patrick, who is played by Mientus' real life beau, Michael Arden. (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: Watch LES MISERABLES Lightsaber Showdown
by Stage Tube - September 13, 2013

In the video below, the epic showdown between Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert gets even cooler with lightsabers and force powers! Chance McClain, the creator of the Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog fan prequel Horrible Turn, is back with this epic imagining of the showdown featured in Les Miserables' The Confrontation. It's hard to sing when you have a lightsaber to your throat! (more...)

11) Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Launches Casting Search at Lunt Fontanne Theatre!
by Jennifer Broski - September 13, 2013

Earlier today, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL hosted "Makin' It Motown"- a nationwide open call casting search for African American singers for both the flagship Broadway production and the upcoming national tour, at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, home of the smash hit musical. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

12) Instagram Video: Ariana Grande Tells Fans 'My Voice Is Healthy'
by TV News Desk - September 13, 2013

Today, in an Instagram video, the pop star thanked fans for their support and concern but shared 'My voice is healthy. (more...)

13) BWW Blog: Eric Ulloa of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - At the End of the Day (or Week for That Matter…
by Guest Blogger: Eric Ulloa - September 13, 2013

There is a high holy day each week, where actors pause to relax and reflect on everything that has happened the 6 days prior…and thy name is Monday. So, with excitement for the blessed days arrival, the cast of The Most Happy Fella had their first run through for the show designers, producers and staff this past Sunday. Up until this point we have been blocking the individual scenes and numbers, not really aware of what the full journey would feel like. I knew the scenes and numbers I was in, that I had set transition assignments and that my chest seized up every time I finished dancing "Big D," but I had no idea what/how it all came together. Like Amanda Bynes to a ratty wig, we actors need an audience to really feel it all come together and add in that new element that we hadn't felt thus far. (more...)

14) MEGA STAGE TUBE: Richard Fleeshman, Shoshana Bean & More Sing Scott Alan in London
by Stage Tube - September 13, 2013

On August 4th acclaimed composer and lyricist Scott Alan returedn for his biggest concert yet ay the IndigO2 Theatre Arena at the O2. The concert, produced by Amzi Entertainment, featured a 15 piece orchestra and song selections from Alan's four albums, 'Dreaming Wide Awake,' 'Keys,' 'What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up,' and 'LIVE.' Check out highlights from the concert below! (more...)

15) Hollywood's El Capitan Is Only Theatre in the World to Screen THE LITTLE MERMAID 3D, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2013

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre is delighted to present Disney's Academy Award winning film 'The Little Mermaid' for the first time ever in thrilling Disney Digital 3D from today, September 13 through October 13, 2013. (more...)

16) Tickets to Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Polonsky Shakespeare Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2013

Single tickets go on sale today, September 13, for Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

17) Rehearsals for Mark Rylance-Led TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III to Begin 9/16
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2013

Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 16 in London for the critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III on Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks. Tickets are on sale now through For a schedule of performances and more information, please visit (more...)

18) Bruce Greenwood, Emily Skinner & More Set for THE GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY Tour; Launches 10/10 in Bloomington
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2013

AEG Live has just announced the touring cast for the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, libretto by Stephen King, with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and musical direction by T Bone Burnett. The show will be appearing in 19 cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast beginning October 10 in Bloomington, IN, and ending November 6 in Grand Rapids, MI. Tickets are on sale now at (more...)

19) BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston Stars in A.R.T.'s ALL THE WAY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University welcomes three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston to play the lead role of Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's new play All The Way opening the A.R.T.'s 2013-14 Season at the Loeb Drama Center. The production, directed by Bill Rauch, will begin performances tonight, September 13, 2013. (more...)

20) VIDEO: Gloria Estefan Chats Broadway-Bound Musical on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
by TV News Desk - September 13, 2013

Grammy winner Gloria Estefan stopped by the WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE clubhouse last night and spoke about her Broadway-bound musical currently titled 'Do That Conga.' (more...)

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