Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Sep. 18

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, September 18, 2009. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photo Coverage: SHREK THE MUSICAL's 'NOT YOUR ORDINARY PRINCESS' Winners Meet Sutton Foster...And The Press!
by Peter James Zielinski - September 18, 2009

The lucky winners were flown to New York to rehearse with Sutton Foster and members of the show's creative team, have a costume fitting, and appear in SHREK THE MUSICAL for one night only. The will be singing "I Know It's Today" with Sutton Foster. The girls arrived to begin their rehearsal with Sutton Foster and music director, Eric Stern. Yesterday, Thursday, September 17th,'s cameras were invited to come to the theatre to meet Laura and Hannah and capture their first meeting with Sutton Foster! (more...)

2) WORLD MasterCard Presents: Broadway Beat's Priceless Spotlight - BYE BYE BIRDIE
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 18, 2009

Welcome to BroadwayWorld TV's weekly video series, BroadwayBeat's Priceless Spotlight. Sponsored by WORLD MasterCard, the program presents special moments by some of theatre's past, present, and future greats! (more...)

3) BWW TV SPECIAL FEATURE: Harold Prince In Conversation: Part One - PHANTOM
by Eddie Varley - September 18, 2009

In celebration of this historic event, was afforded the special opportunity to sit down and chat with one of America's true theatrical legends. Our conversation with the stage icon covered not only The Phantom Of The Opera, but also touched upon the current state of the theatre business and exciting news of his next directing effort, the upcoming production of the new musical, Paradise Found. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Paula Abdul Does 'Ellen' At DIVAS LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 18, 2009

During the "VH1 Divas" concert telecast Paula Abdul hit the crowd dressed as Ellen Degeneres, you can watch the segment right here on STAGE TUBE! (more...)

5) LIZA'S AT THE PALACE to Be Filmed September 30 & October 1 in Vegas for PBS in December; DVD in 2010
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

Previously reported by and now confirmed by PBS, to celebrate the one year anniversary of Liza Minnelli's Tony Award-winning performance "LIZA'S AT THE PALACE," American Public Television (ATP) will distribute the long awaited Special in December, 2009. Minnelli's unanimously acclaimed Broadway performances were sold out for five weeks in December last year and fans around the world have been eagerly anticipating news of the broadcast. (more...)

6) TWITTER WATCH: Oprah Winfrey - 'Just leaving Central Park and what a blast!' (We Hear Hugh Jackman & Daniel Craig Dropped By)
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009 presents its newest column, Twitter Watch, which will bring you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter! (more...)

7) Photo Coverage: Backstage At KC Rep's INTO THE WOODS
by Linda Lenzi - September 18, 2009

Eric Rosen kicks off his second season as Kansas City Rep's artistic director with an audacious production of INTO THE WOODS (September 18 - October 4). The Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is being staged by Broadway director Moisés Kaufman, who will take the audience on a wild trip into the darker side of the woods, where they will experience a different version of familiar fairy tale characters. Choreography is by Daniel Pelzig. The show also features extensive puppetry created by Kansas City's puppet master Paul Mesner. (more...)

8) BWW SPECIAL FEATURE: How I Got My Equity Card - by Alec Baldwin
by BWW - September 18, 2009 is proud to present its newest weekly feature, presented in association with and to celebrate the importance of the Actors' Equity Association. "AEA" or "Equity", founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 48,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. (more...)

9) First Ever Broadway 'TweetUp' Takes Place Sunday with Stamos, Maroulis, BWW and More!
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

September Back2Broadway Month continues with Broadway's first ever TweetUp! Everyone is invited to go to to watch Broadway shows and actors who will be tweeting with each other and their fans, via the Broadway League's Twitter Watch. The Twitter Watch feed (powered by displays the Tweets of the participants in real-time. (more...)

10) AMERICAN IDIOT Opens At Berkeley Rep, First Reviews In
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

On Wednesday, September 16, the much anticipated AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre. Not surprisingly, the (literally) off-beat rock opera has gotten theatergoers and music lovers abuzz. After all, how often is it that one of the country's most famous punk rockbands collaborates with Broadway elite to turn one of the most successful albums of all time into a stage show, without the addition of a single stitch of added dialogue? The first reviews are in, and, naturally, they are impassioned. (more...)

11) AFTER MISS JULIE Begins Previews Friday, September 18th
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of After Miss Julie begins previews tomorrow, Friday, September 18th at 8:00PM. (more...)

12) STAGE TUBE: VH1 DIVAS - When Liza Met Paula!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 18, 2009

Tony winning legend Liza Minelli joined Paula Abdul on stage during the "VH1 Divas" telecast on Thursday, September 17th. (more...)

13) Wishful Drinking's Carrie Fisher On The Dangers Of 'Googling' Yourself
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

Famed actress and author Carrie Fisher, the creator and star of the Broadway premiere production of Wishful Drinking, broke one of the most important rules of modern celebrity, she "Goggled" herself. (more...)

14) Diana DeGarmo To Star in LIBERTY: A NEW MUSICAL at the NYMF Festival
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

Diana DeGarmo, star of the Off-Broadway hit The TOXIC AVENGER; will play the title role in a one-night-only, concert presentation of LIBERTY: A NEW MUSICAL. Produced by the New York Musical Theater Festival and Theresa Wozunk, LIBERTY: A NEW MUSICAL will make its premiere at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Theatre Row?s Acorn Theatre (410 W 42nd Street). Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

15) Town Hall's Broadway Cabaret Festvial Complete Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

The Town Hall, Broadway?s landmark concert venue, presents the fifth annual Broadway Cabaret Festival, October 16th ? 18th. This three-concert series, created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel, takes place over one weekend and includes A Tribute to David Merrick on Friday, October 16th at 8PM, Linda Eder: All of Me on Saturday, October 17th at 8PM and Broadway Originals on Sunday, October 18th at 3PM. The festival showcases the talents of award-winning Broadway veterans and rising stars in a celebration of the Great White Way. (more...)

16) Stephanie J Block and Frances Ruffelle Join Scott Alan in his London Concert, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

Simon Greiff (for SimG Productions) in association with Scott Alan announced today that leading Broadway star Stephanie J Block and West End/Broadway star Frances Ruffelle will be joining Scott Alan in Concert for Just Me ... and Them: The Music of Scott Alan at the Leicester Square Theatre in London on Sunday, October 11th 2009. (more...)

17) Yaya DaCosta to Join ABC's 'UGLY BETTY'
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

Stage and screen actress, as well as runner-up in Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model, Yaya DaCosta, will take over the recurring role of Wilhelmina's defiant daughter Nico on ABC's 'Ugly Betty' this season. (more...)

18) Andersson and Ulvaeus' 'KRISTINA' to Premiere at Carnegie Hall in Concert, 9/23 and 9/24
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

The American debut of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Alvaeus new musical KRISTINA, will debut next week on September 23rd and 24th at Carnegie Hall in concert. Andersson and Alvaeus of the group ABBA are the masterminds behind the blockbuster musicals MAMMA MIA! and CHESS. (more...)

19) Linda Eder.jpg" border="0" align="right" class="fotgal" width=75 hspace=5> Broadway Cabaret Festival Runs 10/16-18, Begins With A Tribute to David Merrick
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

The Town Hall, Broadway's landmark concert venue, presents their fifth annual Broadway Cabaret Festival October 16th - 18th. The festival showcases the talents of award-winning Broadway veterans and rising stars in a celebration of the Great White Way. (more...)

20) Musicals Tonight! Annouces 2009-2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2009

Musicals Tonight! has announced its 2009-2010 season at the McGinn/Cazale Theater. (more...)

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