Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Sep. 14

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, September 14, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) STAGE TUBE: 'Wonderland's Carly Rose Sonenclar Wows on THE X FACTOR
by Stage Tube - September 14, 2012

On last night's audition round of FOX's THE X FACTOR, Broadway's Carly Rose Sonenclar wowed the audience and the judges with her rendition of 'Feeling Good.' Check out her performance below! (more...)

2) Exclusive: First Look at Cover Art & Details for Barbra Streisand's New RELEASE ME QVC Bonus DVD!
by BWW Special Coverage - September 14, 2012

Barbra Streisand's longtime collaborator Richard Jay-Alexander is scheduled to appear on QVC® Thursday, September 20 at 7 AM and noon (ET) to offer the singer's upcoming album "Release Me," which has been specially packaged with a bonus DVD for the multimedia retailer. (more...)

3) BWW TV: Chatting with the KINKY BOOTS Cast and Creative Team- Plus a Special Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 14, 2012

Kinky Boots, the highly anticipated new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today, and BroadwayWorld's Richie Ridge wa sthere to chat with the cast and creative team about the new production. Check out what they had to say and watch a special performance preview below! (more...)

4) GLEE-PEAT: Miss 'The New Rachel'? Watch All the Performances Here!
by Stage Tube - September 14, 2012

FOX's GLEE returns for season four tonight, September 13, with an episode titled 'The New Rachel.' Tune in tonight at 9pm to find out what happened to last year's seniors and meet the new crew at McKinley High. Below, we bring you the performances of 'Call Me Maybe,' 'Chasing Pavements,' 'New York State of Mind,' 'It's Time,' 'Americano/Dance Again' and 'Never Say Never.' (more...)

5) Dan Lauria Set to Star as 'Jean Shepherd' in Broadway-Bound A CHRISTMAS STORY!
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2012

The producers of A Christmas Story, The Musical have announced that Dan Lauria will star as radio icon Jean Shepherd in the production when it arrives on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for its November 5 – December 30 engagement. Last seen on Broadway in the title role of Lombardi, Lauria is best known to television audiences around the country for portraying fathers, including dad Jack Arnold in the long running series "The Wonder Years," and his current role as dad Jack Sullivan on the TBS comedy "Sullivan & Son." (Peter Billingsley, the film's original ‘Ralphie,' is a producer of both A Christmas Story, The Musical and "Sullivan & Son.") (more...)

6) FREEZE FRAME: Meet The Company of KINKY BOOTS!
by Walter McBride - September 14, 2012

Kinky Boots, the highly anticipated new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today, and you can check out a photo preview below. Be sure to check back later for full coverage! (more...)

7) BWW Photo Exclusive: NEWSIES Cast Sings for 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 14, 2012

CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. A full track list for this year's 14th edition has not yet been announced, but the cast of Broadway's NEWSIES was already hard a work yesterday recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

8) Andrew Lloyd Webber Wii Game Set Released Today, September 14!
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2012

According to MCV, an Andrew Lloyd Webber video game titled "Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing & Dance" will be released exclusively for Wii today, Sept. 14, 2012. (more...)

9) POLL: Which Broadway Veteran Are You Most Excited to Watch on TV This Season?
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2012

New Poll - Which Broadway veteran are you most excited to watch on TV this season? (more...)

10) Photo Coverage: Previews Begin for GRACE; At the Stage Door with Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, and More!
by Jennifer Broski - September 14, 2012

The Broadway premiere of Grace, the acclaimed dark comedy written by award-winning writer Craig Wright (Mistakes Were Made, Recent Tragic Events, "Six Feet Under") and directed by Dexter Bullard (Tracy Letts' BUG), began performances last night, Thursday, September 13th, with an official opening night set for Thursday, October 4, 2012. BroadwayWorld was at the stage door after the show, where the cast was greeted by fans for the first time. Check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/14- SWEENEY TODD
by Stage Tube - September 14, 2012

Today in 1989, the first Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd opened at the Circle inthe Square Theatre, where it ran for 188 performances. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who transported him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, the whole world. He teams up with a piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies. (more...)

12) THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Elle McLemore
by BWW - September 14, 2012

In this week's edition, we caught up with Elle McLemore, who is starring as 'Eva' in Bring It On- currently in playing at the St. James Theatre! (more...)

13) 'Rent' Alum Jesse L. Martin to Recur on NBC's SMASH
by TV News Desk - September 14, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Rent' alum Jesse L. Martin has landed a recurring role on the second season of NBC's musical drama SMASH. The actor will portray Scott Welker, described as "an artistic director at a theater company and potential love interest to Debra Messing's Julia." (more...)

14) Kate Shindle, Nick Adams, and More to Be Featured on CONCRETE JUNGLE Album
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2012

ue to the overwhelming audience and industry response, THE CONCRETE JUNGLE, music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Bobby Cronin & Crystal Skillman, with additional material by Brett Teresa, Mark Petty & Angelyn Benson, will be recorded this month in London & New York. (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps on NY1!
by Stage Tube - September 14, 2012

In the viedo below, Broadway favorite Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of Broadway's "In the Heights," gives a shout out to cable-exclusive NY1 on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Check out his special NY1 rap below! (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: Outtakes from the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Promo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - September 14, 2012

Directed by Tony® Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher began performances on Wednesday, March 28, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Tickets are now on sale through January 6, 2013. The production recently took home five Tony® Awards, the most of any play this season, including Best Scenic Design (Donyale Werle), Best Lighting Design (Jeff Croiter), Best Costume Design (Paloma Young), and Best Sound Design (Darron L West). Cast members Matthew Saldivar and Kevin Del Aguila recently made A New Television promo for the show and you can check it out, along with hilarious outtakes below! (more...)

17) STAGE TUBE: Celia Keenan-Bolger Shares Her Obama Story!
by Stage Tube - September 14, 2012

Earlier this week, Broadway stars PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Celia Keenan-Bolger and NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger have made another video promoting Broadway for Obama. In this second edition, the sibling duo challanged you to share your own Obama story with the world! Check out Celia's Obama story below! (more...)

18) Betty Buckley to Return to Feinstein's in 'The Other Women,' 10/2-27; Songs Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will continue its Fall 2012 season with the return engagement of Tony Award-winning actress and singer Betty Buckley. In an exclusive four-week run, Ms. Buckley will premiere her new collection of songs "The Other Women: The Vixens of Broadway." She will perform highlights from some of Broadway's most popular shows, but will celebrate the second female leads, who have introduced classics like "When You're Good to Mama" (Chicago), Another Suitcase In Another Hall (Evita), "I Know Things Now (Into the Woods), "Ribbons Down My Back" (Hello, Dolly!), "Whatever Lola Wants" (Damn Yankees) and "The Miller's Son" (A Little Night Music). Ms. Buckley – who will be joined by Christian Jacob on piano, Tony Marino on bass, Vic Juris on guitar and Todd Isler on drums – will also feature a selection from her new CD Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway, from Palmetto Records, which is based on last year's acclaimed Feinstein's show. "The Other Woman: The Vixens of Broadway" will run from October 2 – 27 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). (more...)

19) Box Office Opens for SCANDALOUS on Monday, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2012

This Monday, September 17 at 10 a.m., the Neil Simon Theatre Box Office opens for the new Broadway musical SCANDALOUS: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson. (more...)

20) Roxy Regional Theatre Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Season with 9 TO 5, Starring Bailey Hanks, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2012

In a musical revue game show opening the 10th Annual Rivers and Spires Festival in Clarksville last Thursday, the Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its 30th Anniversary Season. Under the direction of Tom Thayer, executive director, and John McDonald, artistic director, the theatre will kick off the 2012-2013 season with the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5: The Musical. Starring Bailey Hanks of Broadway's Legally Blonde, it will open tonight, September 14. (more...)

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