Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 9

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, September 9, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Breaking: Neil Patrick Harris-Led HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Open at Belasco Theatre on 4/22; Spencer Liff Set for Musical Staging
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

Neil Patrick Harris' return to Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the musical with text by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, will open Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) with previews beginning Saturday, March 29. (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Watch Jimmy Fallon and Ariana Grande Sing Broadway Versions of Hip Hop Songs!
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

In a clip from last night's LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy and pop star Ariana Grande teamed up to perform rap hits like '99 Problems' and 'Thrift Shop' with a Broadway twist. Watch their duet below! (more...)

3) Official: BROADWAY ON BROADWAY Cancelled for 2013
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

According to the Broadway League's official website, Broadway on Broadway will not take place this year. A message on the website reads: 'Broadway on Broadway, the annual outdoor concert in Times Square which has in the past taken place on the Sunday after Labor Day, will not take place in 2013. Stay tuned for new updates!' (more...)

4) VIDEO: Lady Gaga Performs Oz Themed Version of 'Applause' on GMA
by TV News Desk - September 09, 2013

As BWW previously reported, superstar Lady Gaga performed on ABC's Good Morning America today and stunned the live audience with a theatrical and spectacular 'Wizard of Oz' - themed version of her new hit single 'Applause.' (more...)

5) Photo Flash: GLEE's Lea Michele & Ryan Murphy Tease Broadway Revival of 'Funny Girl'
by TV News Desk - September 09, 2013

GLEE creator and co-writer Ryan Murphy tweeted a photo of Michele dressed in character in front of a fully-decked out 'Funny Girl' marquee on New York's 44th Street in Times Square (more...)

6) New Poster & Photos Of MISS SAIGON Ticket Sale Celebration
by Pat Cerasaro - September 09, 2013

Tickets for the highly anticipated revival of mega-musical sensation MISS SAIGON in the West End went on sale earlier today and producer Cameron Mackintosh as well as the musical's creators, Claude-Michael Schonberg and Alain Boublil, made a spectacular entrance to much excitement by the long line of awaiting fans awaiting their chance to grab first tickets to the first return production of the show. (more...)

7) Breaking News: Andy Karl & Margo Seibert to Lead ROCKY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that ROCKY, which opens on Broadway on March 13, 2014, will be led by Andy Karl (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jersey Boys) as the title character and Margo Seibert, who will make her Broadway debut as Adrian. Preview performances begin on February 11 at the historic Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway, New York, NY). (more...)

8) Carrie Underwood Comments On Live SOUND OF MUSIC
by Pat Cerasaro - September 09, 2013

Country music superstar Carrie Underwood is set to set small screens alight later this year with her headlining turn in a live NBC TV presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's celebrated family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC and she comments on the upcoming production in a new interview. (more...)

9) West End-Bound MISS SAIGON Tickets Go on Sale; Box Office Record Broken!
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh announced that his forthcoming new production of MISS SAIGON today set a new record for the largest single day of sales in West End and Broadway history. Since tickets went on sale at 10.00am this morning, £4,402,371 ($6,920,248) has already been taken in at the box office with £1.2 million ($1.86 million) of this amount is from a single ticket agent. (more...)

10) InDepth InterView: Laura Benanti Talks New Live Album, 54 Below Shows, Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - September 09, 2013

Today we are talking to a supremely talented triple-threat who has carved out an astonishingly impressive career thus far onstage with her string of stupendous performances ranging from her blazing debut in the late-90s revival of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and WONDERFUL TOWN through to SWING!, INTO THE WOODS, NINE, THE WEDDING SINGER and her Tony Award-winning work in the recent revival of GYPSY - the alluring and simply phenomenal Laura Benanti. Touching upon many of her past stage and screen roles and expressing candid insights into many of her most celebrated characters to date, Benanti opens up about the productions and properties which have made her one of the most exciting and in-demand Broadway crossover performers of the 21st century. In addition to all about her many Broadway bows - including her most recent runs in IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY) and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - Benanti also shares thoughts on her multiple TV and film projects, new and old, shedding light on THE PLAYBOY CLUB, GO ON, STARVED, THE BIG C, her current arc on USA's ROYAL PAINS, prior and upcoming film roles and even more. Most importantly, Benanti provides us with all the details on her new live solo album, IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF THE RIGHT KIND OF ATTENTION: LIVE AT 54 BELOW, as well as gives a preview of her series of upcoming concerts at 54 Below in promotion of the sterling new release. Plus, Benanti looks ahead to taking on Shakespeare via the new Public Theater production of THE TEMPEST as well as tackling a particularly operatic part in 2014 (byway of the just-announced THE MOST HAPPY FELLA). All of that, Benanti's recollections of performing a hilarious specialty song at this year's spectacular Tony Awards, as well as roles she would love to play in the future and much, much more! (more...)

11) Photo Flash: First Look at Poster Art for Broadway-Bound IF/THEN!
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

If/Then, the upcoming world premiere musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind Next To Normal, Tom Kitt (music),Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director), will have its world premiere in a pre-Broadway out-of-town engagement at The National Theatre in Washington, D.C., beginning preview performances on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and running through December 8, 2013. Tickets for the world premiere engagement in Washington, D.C. go on sale to the general public on Sunday, September 8 and will be available at, by phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at The National Theatre box office (1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Check out the just-released show poster below! (more...)

12) Liza Minnelli Set to Play Walt Disney Concert Hall on 3/25
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

The legendary Liza Minnelli will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, making her debut performance at the iconic venue. This special, one-night-only performance features Minnelli and her band performing songs from throughout her groundbreaking career. This performance is part of a short West Coast tour. (more...)

13) BWW TV Exclusive: In Rehearsal for Tonight's BROADWAY SINGS Amy Winehouse with Keala Settle, Jared Zirilli & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 09, 2013

Tonight, September 9, some of Broadway's brightest talents will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of Amy Winehouse in the next concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series. More than 20 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a full band playing brand new, original orchestrations of the English singer's greatest songs. The concert is the fifth of the series; previously honored were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Stevie Wonder. Below, check out some of Broadway's best and brightest in rehearsal for tonight's highly anticipated event! (more...)

14) BWW TV Exclusive: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Launches 'Talk Like a Pirate Day Contest'; Dave Barry Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher announced today that the production has launched a special Instagram video contest to help celebrate the 11th Annual International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Thursday, September 19. The contest invites fans of the Tony Award-winning play to do their best Pirate impressions (Black Stache or other pirate voices accepted!), and explain why they think tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher are the ultimate treasure. (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: Willemijn Verkaik Performs 'The Years' from Scott Alan's HOME THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - September 09, 2013

In August, WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik starred in Scott Alan's concert performance of his new musical HOME at IndigO2 at the 02. The concert was the first time entire score from HOME THE MUSICAL had been revealed. Below, check out Verkaik perform the Overture and the opening song from the show! (more...)

16) Kline, Close & BIG CHILL Cast 30 Year Reunion
by Pat Cerasaro - September 09, 2013

The pop cultural touchstone represented by 1980s classic THE BIG CHILL was revisted this weekend when the majority of the ensemble for the celebrated comedy/drama joined for a reunion, including stage and screen stars Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Mary Kay Place and more, as well as writer/director Lawrence Kasden. (more...)

17) Official: Reeve Carney Set for Showtime's New Gothic Series PENNY DREADFUL
by TV News Desk - September 09, 2013

Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) are the latest stars to join the cast of the highly anticipated Showtime drama series, PENNY DREADFUL, which will begin filming this fall for a 2014 premiere on the network. They join recently announced Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. Reeve Carney will play DorIan Grey in a reprisal of Oscar Wilde's supernaturally attractive and decadent young hero. Rory Kinnear will play a mysterious character of haunting intensity. In an exciting new version of Mary Shelley's inspired and obsessed genius, Harry Treadaway will take on the role of Dr. Victor Frankenstein. (more...)

18) MTC to Stage World Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's New Play CASA VALENTINA in April 2014; Joe Mantello to Direct
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer), have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization, will produce the world premiere of CASA VALENTINA, the play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. (more...)

19) Cheyenne Jackson to Headline BROADWAY CLASSICS at Carnegie Hall, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions just announced Cheyenne Jackson will join a star-studded cast for the performance ofBroadway Classics at Carnegie Hall on Friday, November 29, 8PM at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall. (more...)

20) BWW Blog: Brandon Davidson of MY FAIR LADY at Stages St. Louis
by Guest Blogger: Brandon Davidson - September 09, 2013

I'd like to introduce myself: My name is Brandon Davidson and I am playing Freddy in Stages St. Louis' production of My Fair Lady. I have been selected to be this month's guest blogger, and I am excited to shine a light on some special people involved in this production. (more...)

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