Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 12

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, March 12, 2009. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) 'HEATHERS' Musical Headed to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the 1988 cult favorite dark comedy about 4 popular high school girls with a very bad streak, which powered the early careers of Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and writer Daniel Waters, is stagebound in a production being developed by Andy Fickman, director of "Race to Witch Mountain," who is returning to his musical roots. (more...)

2) WEST SIDE STORY Visits Letterman on Late Show 3/12
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

The cast of Broadway's West Side Story will perform "America" on Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, March 12, 2009. Late Show airs at 11:35pm on WCBS channel 2 in the tri-state area. (more...)

3) WHISPER HOUSE: Kyle's Blog Begins
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

Grammy and Tony award-winning songwriter and composer Duncan Sheik returns with his new album WHISPER HOUSE, which hit stores on January 27 on the Victor Records/Sony label. WHISPER HOUSE marks Sheik's first solo album since 2006's critically-acclaimed White Limousine and comes on the heels of the success of Spring Awakening. The idea for WHISPER HOUSE came about when actor Keith Powell (30 Rock) approached Sheik about developing a musical theatre piece with him. Following a trip Powell took to New England, a story began to emerge centered around a lighthouse, and up-and-coming young playwright Kyle Jarrow, already an Obie winner for A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, signed on to create the book. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you Kyle's exclusive WHISPER HOUSE Blog, so without any more delay, journey to WHISPER HOUSE! (more...)

4) Tveit, Butz, Butler, Hart, Wopat Lead Shaiman & Wittman's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Premieres at Seattle's 5th Ave in July '09
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

The complete cast has been announced for Catch Me If You Can, the much anticipated new musical version of Steven Spielberg's film about young con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr., which will make its world premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, July 23-August 14. (more...)

5) Photo Coverage: Broadway for Medicine II Benefit
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - March 12, 2009

The National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (NFFR) presented Broadway for Medicine II featuring funny-lady Julie Halston (Hairspray, Sex and the City) and "Professor of all things Broadway," Sirius/XM Satellite Radio host Seth Rudetsky along with some very exciting special guests. The event took place on Monday, March 9, 2009 at Cipriani 42nd Street. (more...)

6) MTV and Nick Lachey Launch New Musical Reality Series 'TAKING THE STAGE' 3/19
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

Premiering Thursday, March 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, Taking The Stage is a one-hour 10-episode reality musical series conceptualized and executive produced by Nick Lachey (98 Degrees), that will follow the lives of five talented students at the School For Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. (more...)

7) BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Duncan Sheik on Stage Bound 'WHISPER HOUSE'
by Eddie Varley - March 12, 2009

On Whisper House, Sheik employs a narrative approach to songwriting, combining elements of the chamber pop that first brought him critical and commercial acclaim. (more...)

8) Photo Coverage: MCC's MISCAST 2009 Gala
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) presented another all-star line-up for the company's annual gala, Miscast 2009. (more...)

9) Chenoweth 'A LITTLE BIT WICKED' Excerpt Now on
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

Tony Award winning stage and screen star Kristin Chenoweth is set release her upcoming memoir, "A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages," there is now a great little excerpt from the tome that is available now on, to read the sneak peek click here! (more...)

10) Photo Coverage: TOXIC AVENGER in the Studio!
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

The Toxic Avenger, based on the cult-film favorite by Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Studios, is fast-tracking the production of its highly anticipated cast recording to be available in time for the show's opening night in New York City (Monday, April 6th). Therefore, the cast took a break from rehearsal to hit the Avatar recording studios and laid down final tracks of the David Bryan/Joe DiPietro score. sent in our cameras to grab all the "Toxie" fun! (more...)

11) Toxic Avenger Blog: TECH DAY 2: I'VE NAMED YOU!
by Joe DiPietro - March 12, 2009

The Toxic Avenger is set in the mythical town of Tromaville, Exit 13B, off the New Jersey Turnpike. An aspiring earth scientist, Melvin Ferd the Third, is determined to clean up the town's burgeoning toxic waste, until he is tossed into a vat of radioactive goo and emerges as a seven-foot mutant freak and New Jersey's first superhero. (more...)

12) 'SHREK' Celebrates 100 'Swampy' Shows Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

The Wednesday, March 11th evening performance of SHREK THE MUSICAL marked the 100th performance of the new show on Broadway. Tonight, the cast will celebrate the milestone on stage at the Broadway Theatre. SHREK THE MUSICAL opened on Sunday, December 14, 2008. (more...)

13) BWW TV STAGE TUBE: Will Ferrell: Thank You America HBO Preview
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 12, 2009

Will Ferrell stars in his first HBO special, a live, 90-minute performance of his current limited-run hit Broadway show, You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush. The program premieres Saturday March 14th at 9pm. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Carter & Tartaglia Visit 'SIRIUS XM BDWY LIVE!'
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

LYNDA CARTER, best known for her starring role as TV's Wonder Woman and Tony Award-nominee and star of Disney's Johnny and the Sprites JOHN TARTAGLIA (Shrek the Musical, Avenue Q); Visited SIRIUS XM Radio's SETH RUDETSKY on Wednesday, March 11th at The Broadway Concierge & Ticket Center in The Times Square Information Center, 7th Avenue btw 46th & 47th. dropped in to watch and capture all the "Seth-fueled" fun! (more...)

15) BWW TV: Nederlander Brings Excitement to the Stages of China
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 12, 2009

Robert Nederlander, Jr., a third generation member of the Nederlander family, is the President of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment (NWE) and co-founder of Beijing Oriental Broadway International Theatre Management Company, Ltd. (Nederlander New Century). (more...)

16) Falls & Dennehy Teamed HUGHIE, ANIMAL CRACKERS, 'LONG RED ROAD' Among Goodman's 2009/2010 Season Offerings
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

Artistic Director Robert Falls proudly announces a diverse line-up-from musical hilarity and classic yarns, to memory pieces and family dramas, to stories with ethnic roots that reflect today's world-in Goodman Theatre's new 2009/2010 season. (more...)

17) BC/EFA Auction Offers Opening Night Tix To WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

In-keeping with their series of "Extraordinary EBay" packages, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is proud to announce an online auction item is bound to start a rumble. Opening night tickets to the revival of West Side Story. (more...)

18) Photo Flash: Tracy Letts' KILLER JOE
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

Following the buzz of last year's Bug, Who Wants Cake? offers another powerhouse Tracy Letts play: the pitch black, trailer-trash comedy, Killer Joe. Opening Friday, April 3 rd and playing for an exclusive four-week engagement ending on Monday, April 27 th , Killer Joe will play Fridays-Mondays at Ferndale's popular Ringwald Theatre. (more...)

19) THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Launches Official Website
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

The website for THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is now live! For performance schedule, photos and other details about the Broadway production of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy trilogy that was a critically acclaimed, sold out hit this season at The Old Vic in London, visit: (more...)

20) Broderick, Stritch & Breuer Guest for 'Hope Trumps Fear' March 12
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2009

Film and Broadway stars Matthew Broderick, Elaine Strich and comedian Jim Breuer will join FOX TV star Sue Costello and other special guests for a storytelling evening at 7pm on Thursday, March 12th in the Penthouse at Barney's NY (61st and Madison Ave). (more...)

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