Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Nov. 26

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, November 26, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Review Roundup (11/26): LES MISERABLES Movie
by Review Roundups - November 26, 2012

Journalists who attended the first screening could not yet 'review' the film, but were allowed to reveal their general reactions. Check them out below! (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS Billboard Goes Up in Times Square!
by Stage Tube - November 26, 2012

The new musical Kinky Boots, from 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. In anticipation of the musical's big debut, a new Kinky Boots billboard just went up in Times Square. Click below to watch a time-lapse video of the installation! (more...)

3) Breaking News: Ricky Martin, Elena Roger & Michael Cerveris to Depart EVITA January 26, 2013; New Stars to Be Announced
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012

This record-breaking, Tony-nominated production of Tim Rice's and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical will continue its open-ended run following the original stars' departure. The new stars will be announced at a later date. (more...)

4) Photo Flash: French LES MISERABLES Movie Poster Released!
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012

Check out the just-released French version of the movie poster below! (more...)

5) Photo Flash: Darren Criss Visits A CHRISTMAS STORY!
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012

This weekend, Darren Criss, of TV's Glee and Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, visited New York City and took in a performance of A Christmas Story before meeting and posing with the cast backstage. Look below for pictures of Darren with the stars of A Christmas Story! (more...)

6) Broadway Producer Marty Richards Passes Away at 80
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012 has confirmed the sad news that producer Marty Richards passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. (more...)

7) BWW Seeks Contributors in Toronto!
by BWW - November 26, 2012

Interested in joining BroadwayWorld's worldwide network of published authors? BWW is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to complement our existing feature coverage in Toronto, Canada! (more...)

8) AUDIO: GLEE Takes on PROMISES, PROMISES, One Direction, and More!
by Stage Tube - November 26, 2012

On next week's new episode of FOX's GLEE titled "Thanksgiving", it's time for Sectionals, and New Directions receives guidance from some of the recent McKinley graduates who volunteer to mentor the glee club during their Thanksgiving breaks. Meanwhile, Rachel and Kurt have a non-traditional holiday dinner in the Big Apple. Check out full tracks from the episode, which include 'Homeward Bound/Home,' 'Live While We're Young,' 'Come See About Me,' 'Whistle,' 'Let's Have a Kiki/Turket Lurkey Time,' and 'Gangnam Style.' (more...)

9) NEWSIES Wins ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus!
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012

NEWSIES, Disney's popular new musical about a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenage "newsies", will receive Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. The award will be presented in the Actors' Equity Association Council Room, overlooking Times Square, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. (more...)

10) Exclusive InDepth InterView: William Goldman & Will Frears Discuss MISERY Onstage - Is Broadway Next?
by Pat Cerasaro - November 26, 2012

One of the most terrifying and tremendous thrillers of the 1990s, Rob Reiner's film adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling semi-roman a clef novelistic ode to psychotic fans, MISERY, has always seemed somehow destined for the stage, and, now, thanks to two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman, responsible for the original film's screenplay as well as many films, books, plays and musicals of his own, and director Will Frears, the nightmare is coming all too harrowingly, hobbling-ly real, live onstage at the Bucks County Playhouse for a special limited engagement November 24 through December 8. In this detailed discussion, Goldman, Frears and I dissect the finer points of the characters, story, themes and narrative ideas that flow through the original King novel and the Reiner film as well as outline what the new stage adaptation sets out to do insofar as intensifying, clarifying and maximizing the terrific potential inherent to the dynamic and compelling material. Plus, Goldman offers his erudite insight into the creation of the original screenplay and his feelings on King's work in general, as well as offers his characteristic wit in detailing his past theatrical endeavors thus far - including a Broadway musical with John Kander, A FAMILY AFFAIR, as well as the never-filmed original film musical written in collaboration with Stephen Sondheim, SINGING OUT LOUD. Additionally, Frears gives us an update on his latest film project, a film centered on two friends in the 1960s. All of that, the most thorough analysis of Annie Wilkes outside of an insane asylum (or horror fan club, perhaps) and much, much more! (more...)

11) Amy Winehouse Musical's Danish Premiere Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Danish Royal Theater was set to present a musical based on the life of the late Amy Winehouse, opening in January 2013. Now according to the Telegraph, the show will no longer happen due to copyright issues. The musical was to feature songs from both of Winehouse's albums- 'Frank' and 'Back to Black.' (more...)

12) VIDEO: Julie Andrews Chats GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2012

She's been a Hollywood legend for decades, but now iconic actress Julie Andrews is taking her talents to a local theater in Connecticut, directing the musical, THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL based on one of her children's books. "It's really an homage to the great Broadway musicals that we all know and love," Andrews said this morning in an interview with 'Today' show reporter Erica Hall. Watch her appearance in full below! (more...)

13) Holland Taylor-Led ANN to Open at Vivian Beaumont Theater on 3/7; Previews Begin 2/18
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012

ANN, a new play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, will begin previews on Broadway at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street) Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8pm, and will open Thursday, March 7, 2013. Directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, ANN has scenic design by Michael Fagin, costume design by Julie Weiss, lighting design by Matthew Richards, sound design by Ken Huncovsky, projection design by Zachary Borovay, wig design by Paul Huntley, and is produced by Bob Boyett and Harriet Newman Leve with co-producers Jane Dubin, Jack Thomas, Amy Danis, Mark Johannes, Sarahbeth Grossman, Anne O'Shea and Jon Cryer in association with Lincoln Center Theater. ANN is executive produced by Kevin Bailey. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill Playhouse's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 26, 2012

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, including Edward Hibbert (Max Detweiler), Anthony Fedorov (Rolf Gruber), Ben Davis (Captain) and Elena Shaddow (Maria), Chelsea Morgan Stock (Liesl), and more, will run at the Paper Mill Playhouse through December 30, 2012. Check out photos from last night's opening below! (more...)

15) Funeral Arrangements Set for Broadway Producer Marty Richards
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012 has confirmed the sad news that producer Marty Richards passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/26- PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - November 26, 2012

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark "Moose" Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. (more...)

17) GLEE's Dominic Barnes & Curt Mega Announce New Holiday Show at the Coterie
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012

The Coterie will present Dominic Barnes & Curt Mega in the premiere of their brand new holiday concert November 30 and December 7. Known best as part of the male vocal group The Warblers from FOX's megahit TV show "GLEE", Barnes and Mega will offer an interactive, cabaret-style evening of all of your holiday favorites. Hosted by fellow "GLEE" Warbler Titus Makin Jr., with special guests Kimberly Whalen and Lauren Claire Chavez and musical direction by Alexander Georgakis. An Evening with Curt & Dom: Holiday Style! will take place Friday Nov. 30 and Friday Dec. 7 in The Coterie's home in Preston's Restaurant at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. (more...)

18) BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - Praising the Sound Guys
by Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Ward Land - November 26, 2012

Please allow me to introduce you to the fantastic team that helps you hear us each night here at SCANDALOUS. Designed and led by Ken Travis, the SCANDALOUS Sound Guys are Lucas Indelicato and Charles Grieco. They are responsible for the day to day operation of the sound board and all the mics for the cast and orchestra. (more...)

19) THE LION KING Brings Special Pop-Up Exhibit to Bryant Park, 12/8-16
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2012

‘Inside The Lion King,' the first immersive, pop-up exhibit ever created for a Broadway show, arrives adjacent to Bryant Park, on 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas, for a limited time to celebrate 15 years of The Lion King in New York City. More than 65 million people have experienced The Lion King, but never before like this. In this free exhibit, fans of all ages will experience and interact with 86 museum-quality artifacts including hand-made puppets, sculpted masks, elaborate artisan costumes and extraordinary sets that have appeared in productions from around the world. (more...)

20) INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/26; Records for ONCE, MORMON, ANNIE, NEWSIES & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - November 26, 2012

Amongst this week's MANY record-breakers - ONCE has broken the house record of Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The show earned $1,074,642.77 for the week. THE BOOK OF MORMON, has broken the house record of Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre for the 42nd time. The show earned $1,801,627.00 for the week ending Sunday, November 25, in the 1,068-seat O'Neill, one of Broadway's smallest theatres. ANNIE, which opened November 8 on Broadway, set a house record at the Palace Theatre last week. The show grossed $1,499,197 for the week ending 11/25/12. The previous record was held by West Side Story, with $1,485,158 for the week ending 1/3/10. (more...)

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