Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Nov. 21

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Complete Cast Announced for CINDERELLA on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

Complete casting has just been announced for the new production of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, which begins performances in January on Broadway. RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will perform at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd St). (more...)

2) Exclusive: Local Disney Princesses Make it to MISS SAIGON Final Auditions
by Oliver Oliveros - November 21, 2012

Local Disney princesses Rachelle Ann Go, who played the title role in the Asian premiere of Disney's stage musical adaptation of "The Little Mermaid," and K-La Rivera, who is currently playing the role of Princess Jasmine in the Asian premiere of Disney's stage musical adaptation of "Aladdin," both made it to the final round of auditions, mainly dance auditions, for the much-talked-about "Miss Saigon" tryouts, which began last Monday, November 19, and will end tomorrow, Thursday, November 22 at the Opera Haus, Philippine Opera Company's newly opened headquarters in Makati City. (more...)

3) Exclusive: THE X FACTOR Standout Carly Rose Sonenclar Talks Broadway Beginnings, WONDERLAND and More
by Kelsey Denette - November 21, 2012

The X Factor's pint-sized powerhouse Carly Rose Sonenclar made the leap to the $5 million singing competition this fall with her audition to Nina Simone's "Feeling Good," which has skyrocketed to over 15 million views on YouTube in just over a month. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Elena Shaddow, Ben Davis and More!
by Stage Tube - November 21, 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, begins at the Paper Mill Playhouse on Friday, but you can get a sneak peek at the production below! (more...)

5) Jack Black Sets Sights on BERNIE Broadway Musical
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

According to The Wrap, Jack Black, star of such films as 'School of Rock' and 'The Holiday' has revealed that he would like to see his upcoming comedy BERNIE brought to the Great White Way. (more...)

6) InDepth InterView Exclusive: Duncan Sheik On NYC Concert, Plus AMERICAN PSYCHO Scoop, THE NIGHTENGALE, SPRING AWAKENING & More
by Pat Cerasaro - November 21, 2012

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to Tony Award-winning SPRING AWAKENING songwriter Duncan Sheik all about his staggering spate of upcoming stage projects - the musical stage adaptation of the controversial Bret Easton Ellis bestseller AMERICAN PSYCHO, as well as his Steven Sater collaborations on THE NIGHTENGALE, WHISPER HOUSE, MR. CHESS and ALICE included - in addition to all about his upcoming concert appearance on November 23 at the Gramercy Theatre. Additionally, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter also expounded upon his career thus far and we took a look back at some of his favorite scores and composers, as well as the individuals to have the most impact on him and how that has played out in both his theatre and recording career. Plus, Sheik shares exciting exclusive news on the development of the forthcoming film adaptation of SPRING AWAKENING, directed by McG, to potentially begin filming next summer if all goes as planned, as well as opens up with his feelings on GLEE's recent homage to his hit 90s single "Barely Breathing" and his original SPRING AWAKENING leads Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff, as well as news about his upcoming solo album and the many, many stage projects he currently has in development. All of that and much, much more! (more...)

7) Video: ABC News Airs THE LION KING: Making of the Highest-Grossing Musical
by Stage Tube - November 21, 2012

Last night's ABC News focused on the long-running Broadway musical THE LION KING. The show, which insiders first predicted would not last more than 15 minutes, is now celebrating 15 years on The Great White Way, earning five Tony Awards and grossing more than $5 billion across the globe. Below, check out the feature story, titled 'The Lion King': Making of the Highest-Grossing Musical.' (more...)

8) BWW Blog: Molly Tynes of A.R.T.'s PIPPIN - Behind the Music
by Guest Blogger: Molly Tynes - November 21, 2012

Well, our time rehearsing in NYC has come to a close, and we are all preparing to journey up to Cambridge, MA where we will move into the theater at the A.R.T. We finished up this week with our first full run through of the show. This was exciting because it was the first time we really got to see the complete picture of what we have been working on so hard for all these weeks. (more...)

9) LEAP OF FAITH Cast Album Gets 12/4 Release; Track List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Tony®-nominated musical, LEAP OF FAITH, featuring a roof-raising new score by Oscar® and Tony®- winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors) and Grammy®-winning lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled), to digital outlets on December 4, 2012 and in stores on December 18, 2012. CD pre-orders are now on sale at (more...)

10) NOW. HERE. THIS. Album Track List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

The creators and cast of the musical NOW. HERE. THIS. and Vineyard Theatre, where the musical debuted Off-Broadway in March, will soon release an original cast recording for the show. Click here to pre-order the album. (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/21- AN EVENING WITH Patti LuPone AND Mandy Patinkin
by Stage Tube - November 21, 2012

Today in 2011, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 57 performances. In the concert, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, two Broadway legends who first appeared together giving Tony Award winning performances in Evita, created a funny, passionate, intimate and unique musical love story told entirely through a masterful selection of some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage. (more...)

12) James Corden to Star in Upcoming Film SCHOOL FOR SANTAS
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

Deadline reports that Tony Award-winner James Corden is set to lead the cast of Working Title's upcoming film SCHOOL FOR SANTAS. The project will reunite the 'One Man, Two Guvnors' star with playwright Richard Bean, who will pen the script. A director on the film has not yet been chosen. (more...)

13) BRING IT ON Karaoke! Download Song/Lyrics & Enter for a Chance to Win Tix!
by Contests - November 21, 2012

Burn off the Thanksgiving dinner by channelling your inner cheerleader and belting out your favorite song from Broadway's BRING IT ON for a chance to win tickets and more! To enter, download the song (lyrics are also available) and record yourself singing it. Then, get your friends/family to vote for your video. The Top 5 will move on to the Finals, where they'll face a very special panel of judges—the cast! Ready? Ok! Read on to download the song and lyrics and get ready to bring it! (more...)

14) BWW TV: 'Behind the Screams' of Goodspeed's SOMETHING'S AFOOT - Video Blog #8
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 21, 2012

Find out if the butler did it when Goodspeed Musicals brings intrigue and amusement to the Opera House stage with its production of the musical whodunit Something's Afoot. This hilarious musical send-up of Agatha Christie-style stumpers will complete Goodspeed's 2012 season, now running through December 9 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Something's Afoot will be sponsored by Webster Bank and Connecticut Light and Power. (more...)

15) Regional Theater of the Week: Barter Theatre, VA
by BWW Features - November 21, 2012, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States. This Week's Featured Regional Theater: The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia! (more...)

16) Carrie Manolakos, Shaina Taub and More Set for NYU N'harmonics' Alumni Reunion Concert at DROM, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

NYU N'harmonics a capella group will be hosting its alumni reunion concert on December 10th at 9 p.m. at DROM on the Lower East Side, featuring many successful actors and artists within the NYC and Broadway community who were once members of the group. Some of these performers include Carrie Manolakos, Shaina Taub (The Daughters), Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia), Josh Segarra (Lysistrata Jones), Ryann Redmond (Bring it On), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Ali Stroker (The Glee Project), and Alex Brightman (Wicked). (more...)

17) Theater Talk Features SCANDALOUS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

Kathie Lee Gifford, the librettist, lyricist and driving force behind the new Broadway show, Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, visits THEATER TALK with three of show's stars – Carolee Carmello, George Hearn and Roz Ryan – to discuss McPherson, the charismatic evangelist who captured America's attention in the 1920s. They also talk about life, Hota Kotb and the different forces that brought the talented quartet together to create this new American musical. (more...)

18) MAMMA MIA! Stars Form 'Broadway Fosters For Sandy'
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

Broadway's MAMMA MIA! stars Judy McLane and Stacia Fernandez have taken the initiative to form a new grassroots organization called BROADWAY FOSTERS FOR SANDY to round up foster parents to give these innocent animals a place to call home until their families can get resettled. (more...)

19) Photo Blast from the Past: Peter Strauss
by Walter McBride - November 21, 2012

Today, we're featuring Peter Strauss in 1981. Notably, he plays Abel Roznovski in Kane and Abel, the TV miniseries from Jeffrey Archer's book of the same title. He won an Emmy Award for his role on the 1979 made-for-television movie The Jericho Mile, and he starred in a television remake of the classic 1946 film Angel on My Shoulder in 1980. His other noted television miniseries credits include starring roles in Rich Man, Poor Man, its sequel Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, and Masada. Strauss plays Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. in the 1977 TV movie Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy. (more...)

20) HAIR's Lauren Elder Makes Solo Debut at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

After recently appearing on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Broadway actress and cabaret artist Lauren Elder, an original cast member of the Broadway and West End productions of HAIR, will make her solo debut at Joe's Pub tonight, November 21st for a night of her original music and a few of her old favorites. (more...)

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