Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Oct. 11

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, October 11, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photo Flash: Second LES MISERABLES Film Poster Revealed Featuring Russell Crowe as 'Javert' !
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

Christmas can't get here fast enough, because that's when Les Miserables hits the big screen. Check out a just-released poster for the film below, which features Russell Crowe as 'Javert' and the tagline: 'I Am The Law.' (more...)

2) Official! Douglas Hodge is 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Tix on Sale 10/15
by BWW - October 11, 2012

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced that Olivier and Tony Award®-winning actor Douglas Hodge will play Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June next year. (more...)

3) OFFICIAL: Tom Hanks to Make Broadway Debut in Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY; Opens 4/1 at Broadhurst Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

Two-time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award®-nominee Nora Ephron's play LUCKY GUY, to be directed by two-time Tony Award®-winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

4) Photo Coverage: BARE Cast Celebrates National Coming Out Day!
by Walter McBride - October 11, 2012

On National Coming Out Day, Thursday, October 11th at 10:30am, this unparalleled coalition will host an event at The Snapple Theater Center (210 West 50th Street, 3rd floor). Hosted by the producers of BARE, speakers will include former NHL star Sean Avery on behalf of Athlete Ally; activist Fiona Dawson on behalf of HRC; Executive Director Brent Childers & LGBT and women's rights advocate Roberta Sklar on behalf of Faith in America and James Clementi & Executive Director Steven Guy on behalf of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, as well as BARE director Stafford Arima and choreographer Travis Wall. They will share their personal experiences, speak about their individual organizations and their collaboration with BARE, and together share the message of equality for all. This special event will also include a performance from BARE. (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Lucy Durack, Rob Mills and More in Sydney's LEGALLY BLONDE
by Stage Tube - October 11, 2012

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is now playing in Sydney at the Lyric Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)

6) Photo Flash: Megan Hilty & Sean Hayes on SMASH Set!
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

As previously announced, Sean Hayes will be on Smash season 2 for a few episodes. He has already finished filming, but throughout the process, he tweeted lots of pictures of himself as the actor Terrence Falls in Smash's other musical (besides the Marilyn Monroe show BOMBSHELL) called LIASONS. (more...)

7) Review Roundup: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Tour
by Review Roundups - October 11, 2012

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

8) Barbra Streisand Brings BACK TO BROOKLYN to Barclays Center Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

This Fall, stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand brings her concert tour across the United States. Titled 'Back to Brooklyn,' the tour stops tonight in Streisand's hometown, Brooklyn, New York, where she will perform at the Barclays Center. (more...)

9) Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - October 11, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Cyrano de Bergerac, officially opening tonight, October 11, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street) in a limited engagement through November 25, 2012. The play stars Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as "Cyrano", Clemence Poesy making her Broadway debut as "Roxane" and Broadway veteran Patrick Page as "Comte De Guiche." Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: Watch Raul Esparza, Rory O'Malley & Roger Bart on LAW & ORDER: SVU!
by Stage Tube - October 11, 2012

Tony nominee Ra?l Esparza plays the recurring role of ?DA Rafael Barba? on Law & Order: SVU beginning last night, October 10. The episode, titled ?Twenty-Five Acts,? centered on the author of a best-selling erotic novel (Anna Chlumsky) who accuses a high-profile talk show host (Roger Bart) of rape. The SVU detectives face an uphill battle when they find that her account of the rape is exactly like the chapters in her book, and along with the DA?s office (Esparza), they struggle to keep the case from turning into a media circus. Watch the full episode below! (more...)

11) THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Headed for Broadway Spring 2013 Starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella
by Rialto Chatter - October 11, 2012

According to The Washington Post, Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage has signed on to direct a production of Eric Coble's THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN on Broadway in the Spring of 2013, a production that'll mark Broadway debuts for both. Lead producer Larry Kaye has said that signed on to star will be Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella. (more...)

12) Exclusive: ZORRO Musical in the Works with Music by The Gipsy Kings
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

BWW has learned that work is under way for a new musical adaption of ZORRO, which features music by The Gipsy Kings and lyrics by Stephen Clark. A New York City reading will take place on November 15, with rehearsals beginning November 1. The reading will feature direction by Christopher Renshaw. (more...)

13) SIDE SHOW's Bill Russell Talks Reivsal & Broadway Hopes
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

As BroadwayWorld first reported in March, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will produce, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award® winning director Bill Condon, the musical will premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in the fall of 2013 and will play the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater beginning June 2014. In a recent interview with creator Bill Russell chatted with the Sioux City Journal about the revival. (more...)

14) Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Andrea McArdle's 54 Below Shows Get Live Albums!
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

Broadway Records and 54 BELOW announced today that they have joined in partnership to create a series of albums recorded live at the brand new venue, 54 BELOW, located just steps away from the heart of Times Square. The album series will kick off with Patti LuPone and Andrea McArdle's recordings to be released on December 11th, 2012 and Norbert Leo Butz's recording due on January 15th, 2013. Patti LuPone's album will be produced by six-time Grammy nominee, Robert Sher, who previously worked with Patti on the Gypsy 2008 Broadway Cast Recording. The Andrea McArdle and Norbert Leo Butz albums will be produced by Aaron Ankrum, who worked with Broadway Records on Laura Osnes' "Dream A Little Dream" album. All three albums will be executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium, and Ken Mahoney. (more...)

15) BWW Blog: Greg Reuter - The Talent Crush
by Guest Blogger: Greg Reuter - October 11, 2012

Today, I want to explore something that we have all experienced, whether we wanted to or not. The talent crush. Urban Dictionary defines a talent crush as "an affection for somebody based solely on their talents." There you have it. Example- every time I see Meryl Streep or Daniel Day-Lewis in ANYTHING, I get a talent crush. The talent crush has nothing to do with a schoolboy crush. It is often asexual. It overtakes you when you see someone do something artistically that stops time for you… (more...)

16) Photo Flash: THE HEIRESS' Jessica Chastain Poses Outside of Walter Kerr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

Jessica Chastain posted the below photo of herself on Facebook with the following message: "Look, it's me on Broadway! Tonight is my 4th preview in front of an audience. Working with this group has been so inspiring. I love meeting people from the audience at the stage door after the show, everyone has been very kind and supportive.I'm sorry I've been a bit absent from this page. I promise I'll get to all of your comments very soon. I read every one and am so blown away by your generous spirit and love. Thank you xxjes" (more...)

17) Toronto's Mirvish Productions Launches Facebook Ticketing System
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

AudienceView has just announced that Mirvish Productions has launched AVTiki, the company's unique distribution channel for social ticketing through Facebook. Theatregoers can visit Mirvish Productions' Facebook page to purchase tickets for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz. Mirvish is the world's first theatrical Production Company to offer ticket sales and reservations for friends in a single transaction without leaving Facebook. (more...)

18) Photo Flash: Complete Look at Jarrod Emick, Lauren Kennedy and More in ZELDA
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

Flat Rock Playhouse is teaming with veteran Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (For The Glory, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Wonderland) and lyricist Jack Murphy on a brand new "jazz age" musical set in Asheville, North Carolina. Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald, the hot Jazz Age novelist who wrote "This Side of Paradise," "The Beautiful and Damned," "The Great Gatsby," "Tender Is the Night" and "The Last Tycoon," and his wife, Zelda. BroadwayWorld has a complete look at the show below! (more...)

19) GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Announces Standing Room Policy
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

Producers of the revival of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS announced today that the production will offer a standing room ticket policy. Limited standing room tickets will be available for purchase only at the box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on a same-day, rush basis and will be priced at $37 each, with a limit of two per person. This policy will go into effect on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. The box office opens at 10 am Monday through Saturday, and at 12 pm on Sundays. (more...)

20) NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Songwriter Showcase- Michael Patrick Walker Sings 'Better'
by NYMF Next Broadway Sensation 2012 - October 11, 2012

Stephen Schwartz hosts NYMF / ASCAP Foundation Songwriter Showcase featuring the 2012 NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Grand Finalists (more...)

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