Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 23

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW Photo Exclusive: Ye Old MZ Uncovers Scandal at THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD's Music Hall Royale!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 23, 2013

'Ye Olde MZ' found plenty of scandal at the Music Hall Royale. The actors' behavior, complete with scandals, meltdowns, and showmances practically cried out for a league of light chemists (some took to calling them 'paparazzi'). Ye Olde MZ captured a series of these shocking acts on Mr. Eastman's then-recent invention giving you a behind-the-scenes look at The Mystery of Edwin Drood that must be seen (by only the most intrepid of souls) to be believed. (more...)

2) Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, David Garrison and More Set for Pre-Broadway TUCK EVERLASTING at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

Producers Broadway Across America – Beth Williams, Howard & Janet Kagan and Barry Brown just announced casting for the world premiere production of the new musical TUCK EVERLASTING at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street) from July 28-August 18, 2013. The pre-Broadway production will feature (in alphabetical order): Fred Applegate (Sister Act) as ‘Constable Joe,' Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers) as ‘Nana,' Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) as ‘Ma Tuck,' David Garrison (Titanic) as ‘The Man In The Yellow Suit,' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as ‘Jesse Tuck,' Daytime Emmy Award Winner Michael Park (How To Succeed…) as ‘Pa Tuck,' Michael Wartella (The Kid) as ‘Hugo,' and Valerie Wright (Elf) as ‘Mother,' and will introduce Sadie Sink in the role of ‘Winnie.' (more...)

3) Breaking News: BARE to Play Final Performance Off Broadway on February 3
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

Producers Randy Taradash, Paul Boskind andMartian Entertainment, and Gregory Rae announced today that BARE will play its final performance on Sunday, February 3rd at 7:30pm after 21 previews and 65 regular performances. BARE began previews Off-Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50thStreet) on Monday, November 19, 2012 and opened on Sunday, December 9, 2012. (more...)

4) Andy Richardson to Replace Andrew Keenan-Bolger as 'Crutchie' in NEWSIES, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Andy Richardson will replace Andrew Keenan-Bolger as 'Crutchie' in Newsies, which is currently playing at the Nederlander Theatre. As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Keenean-Bolger will soon leave the production to star in the pre-Broadway engagement of Tuck Everlasting at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center. Richardson, who currently plays 'Romeo' will assume the role on March 11. (more...)

5) BWW TV: Meet the Cast of Encores! FIORELLO- Kate Baldwin, Emily Skinner & More; Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 23, 2013

Bock and Harnick's Fiorello!, the opening musical of the Encores! 20th Anniversary season, will star Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, Jenn Gambatese, Shuler Hensley and Emily Skinner, with Danny Rutigliano as Fiorello LaGuardia. Fiorello! will be directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman. The show will run for seven performances from January 30 - February 3 at New York City Center. The cast and creative team met the press today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang and catch a special performance preview. Check it out below! (more...)

6) NY Philharmonic's 2013-14 Season to Include Brian Stokes Mitchell's A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS, 12/20-21
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

The New York Philharmonic's 2013–14 season will include Tony Award–winning vocalist and Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell, making his NY Phil debut with A Broadway Christmas, a special holiday program conducted by Ted Sperling, December 20–21, 2013. The versatile singer will perform Broadway favorites and holiday repertoire. (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: ONCE Releases Brand-New Ad
by Stage Tube - January 23, 2013

ONCE won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critic Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards. (more...)

8) Photo Flash: First Look at Marissa Perry, Micky Dolenz, Beth Leavel and More in HAIRSPRAY: IN CONCERT!
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

Marking the 25th anniversary of the John Waters' original film, Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly brought together an all-star cast of Broadway, film and TV stars for the full symphonic production of the Broadway musical, Hairspray. Hairspray: In Concert! premiered with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Jan. 11-13, 2013, and will premiere with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Jan. 24-27, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

9) BWW TV: Barry Manilow Returns to Broadway- Inside the Street Unveiling Plus an Exclusive Interview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 23, 2013

The music icon met the press earlier yesterday, where he chatted with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge about the importance of musical theatre throughout his life, how it influenced his career, and more! Plus we take you inside the unveiling of Manilow Way on 44th Street. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

10) BWW Blog: Cody Williams of R+H's CINDERELLA - Sitzprobe!
by Guest Blogger: Cody Williams - January 23, 2013

It could have been my head was cloudy from taking in everything new from tech, or maybe it was because I was trying so hard to learn my understudy roles, but when I saw on our daily schedule that we had a sitzprobe coming up I thought, 'Oh nice. It's our sitzprobe.' Considering I am privileged to help ORIGINATE a RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN MUSICAL on BROADWAY, my response to seeing sitzprobe on our daily schedule should have been something more along the lines of, 'AAaaaaaahhhhhsitzprobeaaaaaaAaaaaaaAAAHHHH!!!!!!!' (For anyone who doesn't know, sitzprobe, German for seated rehearsal, is the first time that singers get to sit down and make music with the orchestra.) (more...)

11) WE WILL ROCK YOU to Launch World Tour, US Tour, Stop on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

According to Brian May's website Brian's Soapbox, he has given the go-ahead for a US tour of We Will Rock You, with a stop in New York City, possibly on Broadway. The show is already set for a world tour, beginning in the UK, this year. (more...)

12) Photo Flash: James McAvoy, Claire Foy and More in Rehearsal for MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

Macbeth, Jamie Lloyd's inaugural production in a season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, will be staged at Trafalgar Studios from 9 February until 27 April, with press night on 22 February 2013. Design for Jamie Lloyd's season is by Soutra Gilmour, who won the 2012 Evening Standard Award for Best Design for Inadmissible Evidence at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Lloyd, and Antigone at The National Theatre. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/23- Chita Rivera
by Stage Tube - January 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Chita Rivera! A two-time Tony Award winner, Rivera made her Broadway debut in 1953 in Can-Can, launching one of the most celebrated and long-lasting Broadway careers. Her electric performance as Anita in the Broadway premiere of West Side Storybrought her stardom. This season, she's getting rave reviews starring as Princess Puffer in the Roundabout Theatre Company's celebrated Broadway revival The Mystery of Edwin Drood. (more...)

14) Duncan Sheik Has Broadway Plans for AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical?
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

Headlong will return to The Almeida Theatre following the critically acclaimed 2008 co-production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. The collaboration will continue in autumn 2013 with a new co-production – the World Premiere of American Psycho, with book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. American Psycho will be directed by Rupert Goold and produced in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer at Act 4 Entertainment. (more...)

15) Barry Manilow Expected to Return to MANILOW ON BROADWAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Barry Manilow postponed last night's performance of Manilow on Broadway, playing at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) due to illness. Now according to the New York Times, Manilow has been cleared by his doctor to return to the stage tonight. (more...)

16) MANILOW ON BROADWAY Postponed Again Tonight Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

On doctors' orders, tonight's performance of MANILOW ON BROADWAY has been rescheduled. A makeup performance has been added on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm to accommodate ticketholders. Barry thanks everyone for their understanding and is looking forward to returning to the stage of the St. James for tomorrow's opening night performance….Come hell or high water! (more...)

17) FREEZE FRAME: Michelle Williams & Adesola Osakalumi Prepare for FELA! National Tour
by Walter McBride - January 23, 2013

Former member of Destiny's Child Michelle Williams will join the national tour of the hit Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! when it opens at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC on January 29. Fela! received three 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Choreography. Williams and the rest of the cast met the press earlier today, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

18) Julie Taymor Returns to Directing with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

Multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor will direct and Elliot Goldenthal will compose original music for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the inaugural production in Theatre for a New Audience's first home in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Streets. Previews begin October 19, 2013 for an opening November 2. (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Releases New Broadway TV Spot
by Stage Tube - January 23, 2013

A brand-new commercial for the eagerly anticipated MATILDA THE MUSICAL begins airing this week. View it below! (more...)

20) Photo Flash: Cast of Broadway's EVITA Joins Forces with Sing For Your Seniors
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2013

On Tuesday, January 22nd, members of the Broadway company of Evita joined forces with Sing For Your Seniors to bring a very special performance to the seniors at Village Adult Day Health Center. The musical performance, hosted by Sing For Your Seniors' Executive Director Jackie Vanderbeck, included songs of the performers' choosing as well of songs from Evita. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

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