Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 11

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, April 11, 2009. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) STAGE TUBE: Zac Efron Hosts SNL - The NBC Promo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 11, 2009

Zac Efron, the star of Hairspray and the High School Musical trilogy hosts tonights episode of Saturday Night Live. This will be Efron's first time hosting the series. "Saturday Night Live," the musical guest will be the 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs'. Efron's episode airs tonight, April 11th at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC. (more...)


2) BWW TV: Broadway Beat - 'GODOT' Meets the Press, 'IRENA'S' Opening and 'HAIR' Returns to Broadway!
by Broadway Beat - April 11, 2009

Go on stage and off with the best theatre show on the net, meet the talented men of 'WAITING FOR GODOT', and celebrate the recent Broadway opening nights of 'Irena's Vow' and 'HAIR'- all right here with Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld.com! (more...)


3) Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Celebrates 1000th Performance!
by Peter James Zielinski - April 11, 2009

The Award-winning Broadway musical Mary Poppins and ADVENTURES BY DISNEY, a leader in guided family vacations, partnered to celebrate the show's historic 1000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Thursday April 9th. To a shower of confetti following the curtain call, the Moore family of Marlboro, NJ were brought on stage, visibly moved, as Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions, presented them with a 6-night/7-day vacation to London and Paris. (more...)


4) NEXT TO NORMAL's Road to Bdwy Explored in Variety
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

Next to Normal opened at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre on February 13, 2008 and was significantly reworked in a subsequent out-of-town run at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, where it opened on December 10, 2008. The musical's unusual trajectory from a New York Off-Broadway premiere to an out-of-town regional theatre engagement and then back to Broadway is unprecedented. Variety has a detailed and informative article on the musical and its journey to Broadway (more...)


5) Bernadette Peters Talks Career, Bdwy and Adelaide Festival to THE AUSTRALIAN
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

Now in its ninth year, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (Adelaide Festival Centre) promises to dazzle audiences when it opens on 5 June, 2009 under the new Artistic Directorship of Adelaide born entertainer David Campbell. Campbell will oversee the festival over the next three years. (more...)


6) Miley Cyrus Scores Big at Friday B.O. with 'HANNAH MONTANA' Debut
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

Miley Cyrus ruled the box office once again in her second bow on the big screen as Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" broke records with a $17.1 million opening on Friday April 10th. (more...)


7) Will and Anthony Nunziata Set Sights on Feinstein's with Richard Jay-Alexander at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

Will and Anthony Nunziata Set Sights on Fall 2009 Run at Feinstein's with Richard Jay-Alexander at the helm. (more...)


8) 'Jersey Boys' An Electric Powerhouse Of Thrills
by Beau Higgins - April 11, 2009

This Tony winning Best Musical, simply gets everything right. I would never have imagined that the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, would bring together a creative team that would helm a theatrical landmark. After this show, I will certainly never think of juke box musicals as something to fear. Greatness can happen in juke box musicals, and it is on display in JERSEY BOYS. (more...)


9) TFANA's Jeffrey Horowitz Featured in NY Times
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

Theatre for a New Audience's Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz set an ambitious four-play season, he speaks to The New York Times about making it all come together in a time full of turmoil for small theatre companies. (more...)


10) CLAIRE VOYANT 'Soars' to Avo Playhouse 5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

Carlsbad playwright, Steven Oberman, is launching the world premiere of his new comedy, "Claire Voyant," in Vista this May. The play is a comic-book spoof about psychic superheroes, and runs May 7 through 17 at the Avo Playhouse, located at 303 Main Street, Vista. Performance times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. (more...)


11) Cutting Ball Theater's 'THOM PAIN' Extends Again Thru 5/9
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater today announced that due to overwhelming popular response, the company will extend its Bay Area Premiere of Will Eno's London and Off-Broadway hit THOM PAIN (based on nothing) a second time; the company has added three weeks of shows in addition to the previously announced extension to April 19. THOM PAIN (based on nothing) plays now through May 9. (more...)


12) The Cabaret Chronicles: The Incomparable Connie Francis!
by Jenna Esposito - April 11, 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 found her in Red Bank, NJ, to see the legendary Connie Francis in concert, and she's got more fun planned for the week ahead! (more...)


13) A Celebration of Ruth Brown: Tony Winner Remembered In Las Vegas
by Ellen Sterling - April 11, 2009

Brown, a rhythm and blues legend (not a word used lightly) was a Las Vegas resident who died in November 2006. She played the Bootlegger regularly on Thursdays for the last two years of her life. By the time she'd started there, a stroke had diminished her ability to recall lyrics (so she'd read them from what she called her "Book of Ruth") and her ability to stand (so she'd sit in a plush chair dubbed her "throne"). What wasn't diminished at all was her ability to deliver a song. And she sang them all, reminiscing along the way. (more...)


14) Yorktown Stage Presents HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 April 11, 17-19
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

"Disney's High School Musical 2," the Live Stage Version, will be performed at Yorktown Stage on the following dates: Saturdays, April 11, 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. and Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. (more...)


15) A NEW THEORY OF VISION Comes To The Kraine 3/18-4/11
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

Spooky and hilarious things happen when philosophy professor Lee Krebs finds himself in cyberspace with his hero, the philosopher George Berkeley (Berkeley, who lived 1684-1753, wrote that people learn of reality only through their senses). (more...)


16) Previews For A Noise Within's Anouilh's Icy Drama Begin 4/11
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed repertory theatre company, concludes its 18th Season with Jean Anouilh's The Rehearsal, which opens Saturday, April 18 and closes Sunday, May 24, 2009 (previews begin Saturday, April 11). One of the celebrated French playwright's most critically acclaimed plays, it is directed by ANW Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, and the cast includes Steve Coombs (Villebosse), Susan Angelo (Countess), Robertson Dean (The Count), Jill Hill (Hortensia), Mitchell Edmonds (Damiens), ANW Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director Geoff Elliott (Hero), Lenne Klingaman (Lucille) and Chris Roessner (Footman). (more...)


17) THOMAS & FRIENDS Comes To Citi PAC Wang Theater 4/11
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

The all-new 90-minute musical adventure, Thomas & FriendsTM Live! On Stage: A Circus Comes To Town arrives at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre on Saturday, April 11 for 3 fabulous family performances packed with audience singalongs, high-energy dancing and thrilling adventures. Tickets for this unique live experience for kids and their parents are now on sale. (more...)


18) Pasadena Playhouse Set To Host STAMP COLLECTORS DAY: A CELEBRATION OF STAMPS 4/11
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

Pasadena Playhouse will host Stamp Collectors Day: A Celebration of the Stamp in honor of their 2009 season theme: Women: The Heart and Soul of Theatre, on Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Pasadena Playhouse commemorative pictorial postmark (designed by graphic artist Eric Pargac) will be available to the public at the theatre, a designated temporary United States Postal Service philatelic station. The Playhouse is located at 39 S. El Molino Avenue. (more...)


19) April Reading At Nashville Shakespeare Is THE TAMING OF THE SHREW 4/11
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

The Taming of the Shrew will be the April reading for The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's ongoing program, Shakespeare Allowed!. The program Shakespeare Allowed! began last October, and will continue over the next few years as participants come together once a month to read aloud one of Shakespeare's works. (more...)


20) EXIT Theatre Cancels DIVAfest Show STEALTH DIVA 4/11, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2009

EXIT Theatre's upcoming DIVAfest is temporarily short one show. The staged reading of Sean Owens' Center Square, a one-person show about the late comedian and "Hollywood Squares" star Paul Lynde, has been cancelled after EXIT Theatre received a "cease and desist" letter from the current licensee of the Lynde rights, Matzoball Entertainment LLC of West Hollywood, CA. (more...)




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