Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 19

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, January 19, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Up on the Marquee: Makeover for Tom Hanks in LUCKY GUY
by Walter McBride - January 19, 2013

See Lucky Guy's newly revamped marquee below! Lucky Guy stars two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, in the final work by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. Lucky Guy will play a strictly limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), with an opening night on April 1, 2013. Previews will begin March 1. (more...)

2) InDepth InterView: John Waters Talks HAIRSPRAY: IN CONCERT, HAIRSPRAY 2, Favorite Movie Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - January 19, 2013

Today we are talking to the proud "Pope Of Trash" himself - the iconic writer/director of such seminal cinematic entries as cult classics PINK FLAMINGOS, FEMALE TROUBLE, DESPERATE LIVING, HAIRSPRAY, CRY BABY, SERIAL MOM, CECIL B. DEMENTED, A DIRTY SHAME and many more - the one and only John Waters. Packing a characteristically caustic conversation into a relatively brief time slot was no trouble for Waters, for he and I cover a wide range of topics, from his favorite 2012 films to his all-time favorite movie musicals and much more. Most importantly, Waters discusses his process in adapting the hit Tony Award-winning stage property HAIRSPRAY into concert form and what we can expect from his newly-penned narration and role as narrator in the live Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presentation of HAIRSPRAY: IN CONCERT on January 24. Additionally, Waters expounds on his experiences creating the original HAIRSPRAY film and how it compares to both its musical sister, as well as the hit 2007 feature film adaptation of it (in which he makes a cameo appearance as - what else? - "the flasher who lives next door"). Plus, Waters opens up about the plot and themes of HAIRSPRAY 2: WHITE LIPSTICK, a project he was commissioned to create a few years ago as a new film project but which is currently on hold indefinitely. All of that, filming the remarkable 2012 horror film EXCISION, memories of the recently deceased Patti Page and the unforgettable use of the Bob Merrill pop earworm "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" at the grand finale of PINK FLAMINGOS, an update on his children's film project, FRUITCAKE, as well as details about his new book and what we can expect from Waters in 2013 insofar as personal speaking engagements go - and, how Justin Bieber is the new Shirley Temple. All of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

3) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 19 - JERSEY BOYS 1st National Tour Marks 2,500 Shows, NICE WORK Does Downton & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature the 1st National Tour cast of JERSEY BOYS celebrating their 2,500th performance, GOLDEN BOY documenting its last days on Broadway, the cast of NICE WORK channeling DOWNTON ABBEY, EVITA's Max von Essen giving a tribute to DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, plus photos from NEWSIES, THE FANTASTICKS, SPIDER-MAN, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE WIZARD OF OZ in Toronto, LES MISERABLES, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MARY POPPINS, FLASHDANCE, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT National Tour, several pics from our friends in the Netherlands, and much more! (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: New Venture Players' LES MISERABLES 'One Day More' Flashmob in Newport!
by Stage Tube - January 19, 2013

On January 11, 2013, the New Venture Players performed a flashmob of 'One Day More' from Les Miserables in the foyer of NVP's local Cineworld, Newport, to promote the release of the LES MISERABLES movie. Check out their performance below! (more...)

5) BWW TV UK SPECIAL: THE BODYGUARD Makes Its Starry West End Debut!
by Stage Tube - January 19, 2013

Thea Sharrock's production of new musical The Bodyguard, opened on 5 December 2012 at the Adelphi Theatre in London to great reviews and is aiming for Broadway in spring of 2014. Go on the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: Barry Manilow Greets Fans at MANILOW ON BROADWAY Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - January 19, 2013

Grammy Award-winning superstar Barry Manilow's hometown concert event, Manilow on Broadway, began its limited Broadway engagement on January 18, 2013, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, January 24, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Manilow greeting his fans at the stage door following first performance on the 18th. Check them out below! (more...)

7) Up on the Marquee: MOTOWN - THE MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - January 19, 2013

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, will open on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street) on April 14, 2013. Preview performances will begin March 11, 2013. See MOTOWN's marquee below! (more...)

8) BWW Blog: Cody Williams of R+H's CINDERELLA - Tech!
by Guest Blogger: Cody Williams - January 19, 2013

Witnessing a show come to life is an extremely special experience. While it is true that taking the time to tech through a show can be painfully long, it is equally true that teching a show gives you opportunities to witness moments that you will never forget. Since I don't mind long hours, I have had a great time getting the show up on its feet. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/19- Michael Crawford
by Stage Tube - January 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Michael Crawford! In 1981, Crawford starred in the Original London production of Cy Coleman's Barnum (1981) as the illustrious American showman P. T. Barnum. He is best known for starring opposite Sarah Brightman in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera as the title character. In 1986, Crawford began his performance in London, continuing on to Broadway in 1988, and then Los Angeles a year later, in 1989. He played the role for 2½ years and over 1,300 performances, winning an Olivier Award (Best Actor in a Musical) and a Tony Award (Best Performance By An Actor in a Lead Role, Musical). Beginning in February 2011, Crawford has played the role of the Wizard in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical version of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. (more...)

10) Goodspeed Musicals to Produce SNAPSHOTS: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK, Featuring Over 20 Songs by Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2013

Today at Goodspeed's 8th annual Festival of New Artists, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for the production of a new musical, Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook. This original tuner is about trusting your heart and believing in your memories. With Book by David Stern and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the creator of nearly a dozen hit musicals it is unique storytelling at its best. The production will run this fall at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut, Goodspeed's home for new musicals. (more...)

11) VIDEO: Josh Gad's Presidential Impressions on Jimmy Fallon
by TV News Desk - January 19, 2013

Josh Gad stopped by LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about his new NBC comedy, 1600 PENN. In addition, the two take on a few impressions of some of their favorite presidents, including George W. Bush. Check out the clips of Gad's interview below! (more...)

12) Rich Little's JIMMY STEWART AND FRIENDS Heading to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2013

According to The New York Times, comedian and impressionist Rich Little's 'Jimmy Stewart & Friends', currently running at LVH, the Last Vegas Hotel & Casino, is aiming for Broadway. At LVH, the production is billed as a 'pre-Broadway debut', and the Times reports Little is in talks with backers. (more...)

13) Photo Blast from the Past: Bert Convy
by Walter McBride - January 19, 2013

Today, we're featuring Bert Convy circa 1981. Convy first appeared on Broadway in Billy Barnes Revue in 1959, followed by Vintage '60, Nowhere to Go But Up, The Beast in Me, Love and Kisses, Fiddler on the Roof, The Impossible Years, Cabaret, The Front Page and Nine. His off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Morning Sun and Shoot Anything With Hair That Moves. He was also the conceiver and director for off-Broadway's Do It Again! in 1971. (more...)

14) STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Chats with BRING IT ON's Jason Gotay on 'Broadway Boo's!'
by Stage Tube - January 19, 2013

One minute he'll riff and the next he'll smile-charm you. Either way, you'll be destroyed! Jared Zirilli finds out what motivates the mind of Broadway's Jason Gotay, star of Broadway's BRING IT ON, in this episode 'Jared's Broadway Boo's'. (more...)

15) BWW's On This Day - January 19, 2013
by - January 19, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

16) LES MISERABLES Superfans Compare The Casts - Part One!
by BWW - January 19, 2013

We've asked a few Les Mis obsessives to compare the movie casts with the others immortalised on recordings and on film... (more...)

17) Review: HAPPY FACE SAD FACE Makes Clever and Thought-Provoking Premiere at Elephant Stages' Lillian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2013

Life -- is it a comedy or a drama? The answer is 'Yes!' in HAPPY FACE SAD FACE. The brilliantly simple concept is played out in two acts with the first being a drama and the second a comedy. The hook is, they are the same story but told from polar opposite perspectives. (more...)

18) Alexander Sage Oyen Brings DRAFTS to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2013

Hot off the release of his new album, 'Drafts (Volume One),' composer Alexander Sage Oyen is bringing his songs to 54 Below tonight, January 19th! Joining Oyen at the 11PM concert will be Derek Klena (Dogfight), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Taylor Trensch (Bare, Matilda), Emma Hunton (Rent, Spring Awakening), Alex Brightman (Wicked, Glory Days), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hard Body, Godspell), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening), Matt DeAngelis (Hair, American Idiot), Andrew Kober (Hair), Kennedy Caughell (American Idiot), Noah Galvin (The Great American Mousical), Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked), Lois Sage (John Bucchino's Grateful album), Drew Gasparini (composer, Smash), Jessica Kent, ElAnna White, Noah Zachary, Max Chernin, and Dan Housek. (more...)

19) Photo Flash: Ryan Murphy Tweets GLEE Spoilers - What Happens to Kurt and Blaine, A Mystery Bride and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2013

Over the past couple of weeks, GLEE creator Ryan Murphy has revealed more than a few juicy spoilers for the show's upcoming episodes on FOX. (more...)

20) Theatre of Note Presents 18th Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon, 1/19-20
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2013

Theatre of NOTE has announced the 18th Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon, today, January 19 beginning at 3pm and continuing until dawn, at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just North of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

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