Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Oct. 7

Below are's most popular articles from Sunday, October 7, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) REBECCA Producer Says Now Clear That Four Investors 'Never Existed'
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

According to the New York Post, Ronald Russo , lawyer for producer Ben Sprecher has now said that "Sprecher had been led to "Abrams" by shadowy Long Island businessman, Mark Hotton, who told him Abrams died before he could hand over the dough, sources have said. There also were three other investors Hotton told Sprecher about who supposedly promised another combined $2 million for the show, the sources have said. But "following an extensive search over the last week, I can now confirm that there is no evidence whatever that "Paul Abrams" or any of the other three investors brought to this production by Mr. Hotton, ever existed," said Sprecher's lawyer, Ronald Russo. The lawyer said they conducted an investigation in both the US and England." (more...)

2) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, October 6 - Part 2 - PHANTOM Supports PBS, Hello from Paper Mill's A CHORUS LINE and More!
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

BroadwayWorld collected all of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics to bring you Part 2 of our October 6th SIP round-up! Yesterday's evening photos featured the cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA supporting PBS, the NEWSIES' new fashion sense, Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE's first intermission pic, and EVITA's Max von Essen prepping for Halloween, plus pictures from ALLEGIANCE, KINKY BOOTS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour, MARY POPPINS National Tour, BRING IT ON, WICKED and THE ADDAMS FAMILY National Tour and a slew of regional productions! (more...)

3) Lifetime's Original Movie STEEL MAGNOLIAS Debuts Tonight, 10/7
by TV News Desk - October 07, 2012

The world-premiere of the highly anticipated Lifetime Original Movie Event, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, is set to debut tonight, October 7 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/7- AlfrEd Drake
by Stage Tube - October 07, 2012

Happy Birthday, AlfrEd Drake! He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. His 1964 stage performance as Claudius in the Richard Burton Hamlet was filmed live on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. His final stage appearance in a musical was in 1973 as Honore LaChaisse in Lerner and Loewe's Gigi. Two years later he starred in a revival of The Skin of Our Teeth. (more...)

5) Stephen Anthony and Merritt David Janes Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN National Tour, Opening in RI Today, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

Troika Entertainment, LLC kicks off the CATCH ME IF YOU CAN national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI tonight, October 7. (more...)

6) Exclusive Photos: SPIDER-MAN Cast Records 'Carols For A Cure'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - October 07, 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 SPIDER-MAN was already hard a work this week recording their track for the album. Check out our exclusive photos from their recording session below! (more...)

7) SOUND OFF: THE X FACTOR Boot Camp & GLEE's Big Break-Up(s)
by Pat Cerasaro - October 07, 2012

This week on Week Four of THE X FACTOR, the first round of contestants to make it into the competition for the $5 million recording contract were let go at boot camp - and, on GLEE, romantic walking papers were issued willy-nilly as four long-standing relationships between central characters came to a conclusion (at least for now). (more...)

8) Donna McKechnie, Kelly Bishop, and More Set for Marvin Hamlisch Tribute at Paper Mill Playhouse Tonight, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has announced that the New Jersey Theater will tribute A Chorus Line composer Marvin Hamlisch at the official opening of the show tonight, October 7th at 7:00pm. (more...)

9) THIRTEEN's Broadway: The American Musical Returns to PBS Tonight, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

Today, with musicals such as The Book of Mormon enjoying phenomenal box office success, revivals like The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess delighting new generations, and musical stage versions of popular films such as Once and Newsies dominating the Tony Awards, Broadway is proving yet again that its vitality and magic endure. Nominated for five 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards and winner of two, including Outstanding Nonfiction Series, THIRTEEN's landmark Broadway: The American Musical returns tonight, October 7 at 10 p.m., and continues on six consecutive Sundays through November 11 (check local listings). (more...)

10) Alice Ripley, Heidi Blickenstaff, Patrick Page and More Star in SING ALONG Short Film
by Movies News Desk - October 07, 2012

"Sing Along," the short film musical starring an all-Broadway cast began production yesterday, October 6th, for a six-day shoot. The film will be shot entirely in Midtown Manhattan except for its first two days, which will be filmed at a high school in Summit, New Jersey. (more...)

11) BWW's On This Day - October 7, 2012
by - October 07, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

12) Suzanne Vega, Cast of AVENUE Q and More Set for Lincoln Square BID's WINTER'S EVE, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) hosts the 13th annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square, New York City's largest outdoor holiday festival on Monday, November 26th from 5:00PM - 9:00PM. (more...)

13) Tony Shalhoub, Roberta Reardon & More to Attend 2012 HOLA Awards Tonight, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

Attending the 13th Annual Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) Awards presented by Delta Air Lines tonight, October 8, 2012 will be SAG-AFTRA elected leadership reps that include national SAG-AFTRA Co- President, Roberta Reardon and national SAG-AFTRA Co-Treasurer and Co-Secretary, Amy Aquino. Also joining the celebration will be Tony Plana, Tony Shalhoub, Brooke Adams and CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell. A special tribute to the late Lupe Ontiveros will be given by Latin Heat Editor and co-host of "HOLA L.A." Bel Hernandez. Odalys Molina and Jorge Ramos will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies of this year's HOLA Awards. (more...)

14) AMERICAN IDOL and HAIR's Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Set Wedding Date for June 1st
by TV News Desk - October 07, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, American Idol's Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young have set their wedding date for June 1st in Los Angeles. The couple has also revealed that Young's proposal, which took place during the season 11 finale, was a complete surprise to DeGarmo. (more...)

15) TAKEN 2 Leads Box Office Weekend of 10/7, Followed by HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA & PITCH PERFECT
by Movies News Desk - October 07, 2012

Taken 2 - 20th Century Fox - $50.0M, Hotel Transylvania - Sony - $26.3M, Pitch Perfect - Universal - $14.7M, Looper - Sony - $12.2M (more...)

16) 'Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Vol. 3' Set for Release 12/4
by TV News Desk - October 07, 2012

GLEE, is once again, ready to adjust their tunes for the holiday season! Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3, is set for release Tuesday, Dec. 4. (more...)

17) Mutineer Theatre Company Opens CONK AND BONE World Premiere, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

Conk and Bone, a new play by Joe Musso, has been set for a limited engagement at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs at The Pasadena Playhouse) in Pasadena. Directed by Kappy Kilburn, the darkly comic Conk and Bone will play one preview performance on Friday, October 19 at 8pm, with opening night set for Saturday, October 20 at 8:00. The strictly limited engagement will continue through November 4 only. (more...)

18) Kathy Griffin Hosts 2012 BEST IN DRAG SHOW Tonight, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

Best In Drag Show – the outrageous and long-running annual fundraiser for Aid for AIDS – has announced that Emmy Award winning comedienne Kathy Griffin will headline this year's event for her 10th consecutive year. Following her opening monologue, Griffin will join the celebrity judges panel alongside Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith, Tony Award winner Sara Ramirez and Olympic Gold medalist winner Greg Louganis. (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: New Highlights - West End's THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - October 07, 2012

The 39 Steps, now celebrating its sixth year in the West End, has grossed over twenty million pounds since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. It is now the longest running consecutive show in the theatre's 137 year history. Check out new video highlights fom the show below! (more...)

20) Mitch Jarvis, Michael Cunio & More Set for THE ROCKAE Encore Performance at NY's Le Poisson Rouge, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2012

Prospect Theater Company, one of America's leading producers of new musical theater, will kick off its 2012-2013 season with a one-night-only concert presentation of The Rockae, a hard rock musical based on Euripides' The Bacchae featuring music and lyrics by Kleban and Fred Ebb, Award-winning writer Peter Mills, and a book by Mills and Cara Reichel (Illyria, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, upcoming Death For Five Voices). The performance will take place at New York's Le Poisson Rouge tonight, October 7th. (more...)

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