Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Nov. 7

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, November 7, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) InDepth InterView: Darren Criss Talks GLEE Season Five, SIX BY SONDHEIM HBO Doc, Broadway, Hollywood, Dream Roles & More
by Pat Cerasaro - November 07, 2013

Today we are talking to one of the most exciting breakout stars from FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE all about his Broadway and Hollywood past, present and future while previewing what we can expect in the coming weeks at McKinley High and beyond - the one and only Darren Criss. Detailing the finer points of his upbringing as a musical theatre fan, Criss speaks about some of his early theatre roles and shines some light on his stint starring in the recent revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING in addition to musing on some roles he would like to take on in the future, near and far. Besides all about GLEE, Criss also opens up about his recent film projects such as GIRL MOST LIKELY, co-starring Kristen Wiig (available now) as well as first news and fascinating new details on HBO's hotly anticipated documentary centered on musical theatre master Stephen Sondheim, directed by longtime collaborator James Lapine, titled SIX BY SONDHEIM. Criss outlines his role in the new doc as well as shares stories from the set and sharing time with Sondheim himself, as well as Lapine and co-stars Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes and America Ferrerra as part of the film's 'Opening Doors' sequence. Additionally, Criss shares his foremost early influences, imparts his perspective on his unique place in the performing arts realm, reflects on his recent sold-out national tour and solo music projects as well as looks ahead to what's next. All of that, a generous helping of GLEE backstage dish and a tantalizing appetizer of what is to come as well as much, much more in this extensive chat with one of the most popular personalities in the performing arts. (more...)

2) Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Patrick Wilson & Sierra Boggess to Lead Jack O'Brien-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS Concert at Carnegie Hall, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Carnegie Hall will stage a one-night-only concert performance of Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway musical Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. According to the New York Times, the special event will star Nathan Lane as 'Nathan Detroit,' Megan Mullally as 'Miss Adelaide,' Patrick Wilson as 'Sky Masterson,' and Sierra Boggess as 'Sarah Brown.' Additional casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

3) VIDEO: POTTER WATCH: Rachel Goes Old School on THE X FACTOR
by TV News Desk - November 07, 2013

On a night of classic Motown songs on last night's THE X FACTOR, Broadway vet Rachel Potter took it way back with her performance of the Isley Brothers' 'This Old Heart Of Mine.' Check out the performance below! (more...)

4) BWW TV: Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald and More in First Promo for THE SOUND OF MUSIC on NBC!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 07, 2013

Below, check out NBC's first promo for 'The Sound of Music Live!', which aired during tonight's episode of 'The Voice'. Watch Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald, Stephen Moyer, Christian Borle and more on screen and on stage! (more...)

5) Up on the Marquee: CABARET
by Walter McBride - November 07, 2013

Just yesterday, Roundabout Theatre Company (Artistic Director,Todd Haimes) announced a box office opening celebration at Broadway's Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The box office will open for one week only on Monday, November 11 at 12:00PM with tickets on sale to the general public. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the marquee at Studio 54 Below! (more...)

6) New SPEARS Musical Chronicles Life of Jesus Through Britney Spears Tunes; Funder's Preview Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2013

Britney Spears has met the Bible. SPEARS is an original musical that chronicles the life of Jesus Christ, telling the story through the hit music of Britney Spears. Creator Patrick Blute, 23, and the SPEARS creative team are holding a funder's preview tonight, November 7th in Studio A of the Foxwoods Theater. (more...)

7) Pop-Opera Group Il Divo, with Guest Heather Headley, Plays Broadway's Marquis Theatre, Now thru Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2013

Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group who has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide, releases their 6 th studio album A Musical Affair, on Syco/Columbia Records on November 5th. The album release will raise the curtains on a limited run of live Broadway performances at The Marquis Theater with special guest, Heather Headley, beginning tonight, November 7, 2013. (more...)

8) Review: Nichols' BETRAYAL Doesn't Give One Pause
by Michael Dale - November 07, 2013

The new production of Pinter's power play follows the new millennium's trend of easily digestible, surface skimming, star vehicle commercial Broadway revivals of Twentieth Century dramas. (more...)

9) BWW TV: It's Bacharach Reimagined! In Rehearsal for NYTW's WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 07, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop presents What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David and others; musical arrangements by Kyle Riabko; conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer; directed by Steven Hoggett, beginning performances Tuesday, November 19 at 7pmat NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Opening night is set for Thursday, December 5 at pm. What's It All About? is scheduled to run through Sunday, January 5, 2014. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was in rehearsal with the cast and you can check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/7- GODSPELL
by Stage Tube - November 07, 2013

Today in 2011, Godspell opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 264 performances. Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak. It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals many times since.The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables, based on the Gospel of Matthew (though three of the parables featured are recorded only in the Gospel of Luke). These are then interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ treated briefly near the end of the performance. (more...)

11) Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Re-Imagined THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
by Jennifer Broski - November 07, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group present their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera launching a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

12) Review Roundup: Neil Patrick Harris-Helmed NOTHING TO HIDE
by Review Roundups - November 07, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

13) THE SOUND OF MUSIC Nuns Visit A Real Nunnery, Audra McDonald Included
by Pat Cerasaro - November 07, 2013

The holiest of participants in the highly anticipated new NBC live TV production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC took a very special field trip this week in order to conduct some real-life research into their roles as women of faith. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Neil Patrick Harris Celebrates Opening Night of NOTHING TO HIDE!
by Walter McBride - November 07, 2013

The highly acclaimed show NOTHING TO HIDE opened last night, November 6 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Two of the world's most gifted sleight-of-hand artists, Derek DelGaudio (2011 & 2012 Close-up Magician of the Year) and Helder Guimarães (2011 & 2012 Parlor Magician of the Year), star in this uniquely unconventional magic show directed by Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

15) VIDEO: Adam Lambert Talks GLEE, Queen & More on 'Ryan Seacrest'
by TV News Desk - November 07, 2013

Rocker Adam Lambert stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about his guest appearance on tonight's Glee as well as his recent experience working with legends like Queen and Avicii. (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: Kate Baldwin Sings 'I Don't Need a Roof' from BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - November 07, 2013

Kate Baldwin just visited 'Good Day NY' where she performed 'I Don't Need a Roof' accompanied by Andrew Lippa. Check out her full appearance below! (more...)

17) STAGE TUBE: Veronica Dunne Performing 'Blue Hair' in CTG's THE BLACK SUITS
by Stage Tube - November 07, 2013

The world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' began previews October 27 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk DouglasTheatre in Culver City. Performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. Click below to watch Veronica Dunne performing 'Blue Hair.' (more...)

18) Twitter Watch: Barbra Streisand Visits Tovah Feldshuh at PIPPIN!
by BWW Staff - November 07, 2013

On Twitter Watch, Tovah Feldshuh wrote 'Could there be a better night in the theater to be visited Barbra Streisand at Pippin? We've been…' (more...)

19) Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson's DINER Gets December Workshop in NYC; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2013

According to an Equity casting notice, a New York City workshop will soon be held for DINER, a new musical inspired by the critically acclaimed 1982 film. With a book by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Barry Levinson and music & lyrics by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, the project will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The workshop will be held December 2-13 at Pearl Studios. (more...)

20) Review Roundup: MURDER FOR TWO at New World Stages
by Review Roundups - November 07, 2013

Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre present Murder For Two, currently playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). Direct from a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at Second StageTheatre Uptown (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director and Christopher Burney, Curator and Associate Artistic Director), Murder For Two began performances at New World Stages - Stage 5 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and officially opens tonight, November 6, 2013. (more...)

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