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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.



Somewhere That's Green! Ellen Greene Talks Encores! LITTLE SHOP, Jake Gyllenhaal & More
July 22, 2015

Ellen Greene reflects on her recent success and her most memorable role!

Broadway Next? WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Bookwriter Talks A.R.T. Premiere & Future Plans
July 22, 2015

Could WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL be heading for Broadway next?

"People Do Strange Things!" Steven Boyer & Rob Askins Discuss HAND TO GOD In Extensive New Video Q&A
July 22, 2015

The cell phone controversies and commentaries continue!

New Details! SWEET POTATO QUEENS By Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes Reading Set For TUTS Underground, 8/7
July 22, 2015

TUTS Underground presents a reading of a new musical!

July 22, 2015

A familiar face returns for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL!

July 23, 2015

Today we remember a star on stages and screens and beyond in honor of his death this week, Theodore Bikel.

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Favorite Things About THE SOUND OF MUSIC
July 22, 2015

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC is one of the most oft-produced and popular musicals of all time and this week has welcomed both spectacular news and saddening news regarding the past, present and future of the beloved family-friendly musical. Iconic original leading man Theodore Bikel passed away at the age of 91 earlier this week, forever closing the book on the first man to ever sing 'Edelweiss', one of the score's most beloved gems, not to mention portray Captain Von Trapp in the original Broadway production. Yet, on the horizon looms a brand new national tour of the tuner set to star a brand new discovery named Kerstin Anderson in the role of Maria Von Trapp alongside a fresh-faced cast including Ben Davis, Ashley Brown, Merwin Foard, Dan Tracy and more, all under the direction of Jack O'Brien. Considering the legendary legacy of the beloved title, now is an ideal time to list ten of my personal favorite things pertaining to the rich history of the musical on stages and screens both large and small.

Sarah Brightman Thanks Fans For Support Following Space Journey Postponement & Teases New Music
July 21, 2015

The Angel Of Music will not fly to space, but is working on new music!

Sierra Boggess Teases SCHOOL OF ROCK On Broadway: 'It's Pretty Awesome!'
July 21, 2015

Broadway welcomes back a favorite leading lady in a rockin' new role!

Mmm! Jessie Mueller & More In Fresh WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Rehearsal Photos
July 21, 2015

Dig in to this new sneak peek of WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL!

Sing For Me! Incredible Video Of High School Production Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
July 21, 2015

A high school excels with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA!

THE VISIT Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts At #1 On Billboard Cast Albums Chart
July 21, 2015

THE VISIT makes a big impression on record!

Sutton Foster & James Wesley Jazz Up A WILD PARTY Showstopper Live With Seth Rudetsky
July 21, 2015

A new take on a WILD PARTY showstopper!

Will Swenson Set For 54 Below Solo Debut, 9/16-19
July 20, 2015

A favorite leading man set for a 54 Below run!

Final Bow! Video Of Kristin Chenoweth & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Cast Saying Farewell
July 20, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth and company say goodbye to ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!

Adam Pascal & Tyce Green Tease 'What You Own' From RENT Live
July 20, 2015

A RENT classic in a whole new way!

Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15
July 20, 2015

The sin twisters are back at 54 Below!

Last Day To Donate To 12.14 Foundation's A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Cast Recording
July 20, 2015

Today is the last day to show support for a great cause and a new cast recording!

July 21, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly talented and accomplished performer who has excelled in many mediums as an actor onstage and onscreen as well as a high-profile proponent and figurehead for those with disabilities, the charming and thoughtful Mat Fraser. Opening up about curating this week's upcoming event highlighting many performers with disabilities titled CRIPFEST, Fraser touches upon the importance of the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and what attendees can expect from the wide range of entertainment on hand at the event. Furthermore, Fraser reflects on his unforgettable role on this season's acclaimed AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW - which received 19 Emmy nominations just last week, the most of any non-premium series - and working with the likes of Jessica Lange, Finn Wittrock and more. All of that, details on his upcoming projects and much, much more!

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 More Norma Desmonds Ready For Their SUNSET BOULEVARD Close-Up
July 20, 2015

Last week, I selected ten top picks for a major headliner to star as Norma Desmond in a potential future stage and/or screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's Tony Award-winning Best Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD in honor of both the show's anniversary of its West End opening and recent news that Glenn Close is considering a return to her Tony-winning role in an upcoming revival. As a result of that column, BroadwayWorld readers took the title of this column to heart and sounded off on some of their ideal choices for a leading lady with major star quality to tackle the unforgettable role in a future production - and, what fabulous choices they are! Among the reader submissions, Ilene Argento posited, 'If not Patti Lupone, maybe Meryl Streep (with some more singing lessons!), but it should be Patti (although Patti plus ALW will probably never happen again).' while Brian Lipensky wrote, 'Glenn Close can still play her. That said, Meryl Streep can pull it off. We know she can sing and play characters with psychological problems. Susan Sarandon also. Maybe even Emma Thompson.' Furthermore, Jonathan Caplan offered, 'ANNIE LENNOX. Period. Well, if it can't be Elaine Paige, then absolutely, Annie Lennox. I said this before the musical ever opened, and I stand by it....ANNIE LENNOX!!!!!!' whereas David Macaluso relayed, 'Seriously. With a good director, in a film. LIZA! she could be AMAZING.' Other suggestions sure to inspire discussion included Cher, Lady Gaga, Ruthie Henshall, Donna Murphy and even Caitlyn Jenner. So, without further ado, here are ten more delectable choices for a new Norma Desmond for 2015.

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