Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Nov. 9

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

1) Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will produce, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger who will revise the show before its debut at La Jolla. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2) Photo Coverage: Constantine Maroulis, Emma Hunton, Michael Cerveris and More in Rehearsals for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 09, 2013

Rocker Joan Jett, Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), Ariana Groover (Bare), Steve Gouveia (Jersey Boys), Emma Hunton(Next to Normal), John Arthur Greene (Matilda), Preston Truman Boyd (Big River), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Michael Lanning (Bonnie and Clyde), Sarah Schmidt (Jersey Boys),Jeremy Schonfeld (Drift), Andrew Berlin, Sarah Grace, Aisha Jackson, Greg Kamp, Megan Rice join Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde), Eden Espinosa (Wicked),Lena Hall (Kinky Boots), Tony Vincent (We Will Rock You/American Idiot) and Rebecca Covington, Dionne Figgins,Jawan M. Jackson, Mykal Kilgore, Krisha Marcano, Jarran Muse, Jesse Nagar and Donald Webber Jr. from Motown the Musical, join Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, Norm Lewis,Lesli Margherita, Tituss Burgess, Donnie Kehr and more for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 20. BroadwayWorld popped in on the team in rehearasals and brings you a sneak peek at the performers below! (more...)

3) Jon Cryer Starts 'Twitter War' Over Role of 'Bobby' in COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

In the morning before PBS aired Lincoln Center's COMPANY last night, November 8, Jon Cryer, who starred in the production as 'David', Tweeted to his followers that they should tune in. Little did he know he would be starting a back-and-forth on who best portrayed the role of 'Bobby' -- Neil Patrick Harris or Raul Esparza -- with actor Josh Charles (The Good Wife). Check out the conversation below! (more...)

4) MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Holds Open Call Auditions in North Carolina & Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced 'Makin' It Motown,' a nationwide open call casting search for African-American singers for both the Broadway production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and the upcoming national tour, with a rare opportunity to audition for this hit Broadway musical at the Actor's Theatre of Charlotte (650 E. Stonewall Street) in Charlotte, NC, today, November 9. The first national tour will launch in Chicago in April 2014 with Charlotte performance dates to be announced at a later date. (more...)

5) Exclusive Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & CINDERELLA Cast Record Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 09, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from Cinderella's recording session for 'Happy Christmas, Little Friend' with castmembers Peter Nelson, Andy Jones, Brandon Leffler, Branch Woodman, Nathan Lucrezio, Kendal Hartse, Ann Harada, Stephanie Gibson, Kirstin Tucker, Rebecca Luker, Laura Irion, Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes. (more...)

6) MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 5,000th Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

Broadway's long running hit MAMMA MIA! will celebrate 5,000 performances at its new home at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44 Street) with a special performance and celebration today, November 9th at the 2:00pm matinee. (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Nov 9 - 'GREAT COMET' Takes on THOR, KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 'Movember' and More!
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, KINKY BOOTS, NEWSIES, THE FANTASTICKS, WE WILL ROCK YOU, MAMMA MIA!, Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, GREASE in Manila, regional productions of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and LES MIS and more! (more...)

8) Michael Shannon and Billy Dec Host A Red Orchid Theatre's 2013 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

A Red Orchid Theatre's (AROT) Board of Directors and Ensemble, together with Rockit Ranch Productions, announces the 2013 A Red Orchid Gala. The 2013 Gala will celebrate 21 years of creating exceptional, ensemble-based theater in Chicago. The event will be held tonight, November 9, 2013 at Sunda New Asian restaurant, 110 W. Illinois, with a cocktail party and auction to follow at The Underground, 56 W Illinois. The evening will be co-hosted by A Red Orchid Co-founder and Academy Award Nominee, Michael Shannon and Emmy Award winning television contributor and Rockit Ranch Productions CEO, Billy Dec. (more...)

9) BWW TV Exclusive: Chatting with the Cast of THE JACKSONIAN on Opening Night- Ed Harris, Bill Pullman, Amy Madigan & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 09, 2013

The New Group launches its 2013-2014 season with the New York premiere of the Geffen Playhouse production of The Jacksonian, by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley. Directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls, this production features Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Juliet Brett. Opening was Thursday night, November 7, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang at the after party. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

10) Joe's Pub Hosts 15th Anniversary Party, Featuring ROCK BOTTOM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

Joe's Pub at The Public previously announced a special concert tonight, November 9 at 9:00 PM to benefit its New York Voices commissioning series and to celebrate 15 years of presenting the best in live music and performance nightly (more...)

by - November 09, 2013

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of Les Miserables opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 463 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. (more...)

12) Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Creator Judy Craymer Receives Sardi's Portrait
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 09, 2013

MAMMA MIA! creator and global producer Judy Craymer received one of the theater's most coveted honors when her portrait was hung on the legendary walls of Sardi's Restaurant yesterday, November 8, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)

13) Regional Premiere of OSWALD: THE ACTUAL INTERROGATION Stars Ben Williams, Ed Dixon & More Today
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

Wally Jones, President and Executive Producer is proud to announce the regional premiere of Oswald: The Actual Interrogation by Dennis Richard, as part of the 2013-2014 Broadway at Casa Mañana Season, tonight, November 9-17, 2013. Single tickets are now on sale. (more...)

14) The Weinstein Company to Host Live Fan Event with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Cast and Producers on 11/11
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

The Weinstein Company will be hosting a live Q & A with the cast of their highly anticipated movie, August: Osage County in theaters December 25, including producer George Clooney and cast members Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper and Dermot Mulroney. The cast will be on-site for the live, interactive Q & A session to be held in Los Angeles on November 11th at 8:00 PM PST/11:00 PM EST. Moderator John Horn will discuss the making of the film with the cast and incorporate fan questions who can participate in the full Q & A by visiting (more...)

15) David Javerbaum, Ed Asner and More Set for AUDIOBOOK MARATHON LIVE: AN ALS CHARITY EVENT Today
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

The first ever Audiobook Marathon LIVE: An ALS Charity Event - 25 Hours, 12 Genres, 2 Amazing Causes! is set for The Victory Theater in Burbank, Calif., today, November 9, 2013. (more...)

16) Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson in Running for 'Sarah Connor' in TERMINATOR Reboot?
by Movies News Desk - November 09, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Alan Taylor is about to begin testing actors for his upcoming TERMINATOR reboot, starting with the role of 'Sarah Connor'. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) and Margot Robbie are reportedly among the contenders. (more...)

17) BWW's On This Day - November 9, 2013
by - November 09, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

18) BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY Book - The August Wilson Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - November 09, 2013

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway on November 12 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Winter Garden Theatre! (more...)

19) William H. Macy, Beau Bridges & More Set for THE EXONERATED Reading in LA Today
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2013

Tonight, November 9 (6PM), James Avery, Beau Bridges, Jamie Hector, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Wendie Malick and Brent Spiner will star in a staged reading of Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's acclaimed docudrama THE EXONERATED, which will be the closing event of Theatricum Botanicum's 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

20) Photo Flash: Emma Thompson and More Join Richard Sherman for SAVING MR. BANKS Sing-A-Long
by Movies News Desk - November 09, 2013

Two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen. Below, check out photos from last night's special performance and sing-a-long with legendary songwriter and composer Richard Sherman in support of SAVING MR. BANKS at the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge! (more...)

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