Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Oct. 10

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photo Flash: New LES MISERABLES Film Poster Revealed Featuring Hugh Jackman as 'Valjean'!
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 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 Hugh Jackman as Valjean and the tagline: 'Freedom is Mine.' (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Sarah Brightman Announces Plans for Space Travel
by Stage Tube - October 10, 2012

Via a global webcast this morning, The Phantom of the Opera star Sarah Brightman, will, as rumoured, indeed be travelling into space in 2014 or 2015 for ten days on a voyage that will take her to the International Space Station. It was announced at the press conference that she had cleared all necessary medical tests, and at the completion of a 2013, 5 continent, 100 city tour would go straight into 6 months of training before her space flight. In the video below, you can watch the full announcement from Moscow! (more...)

3) Breaking News: Truman Capote's BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S to Open on Broadway February 2013 Starring GAME OF THRONES' Emilia Clarke
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2012

The world premiere of Tony® Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play, Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, will begin performances at a Shubert theater on Broadway in February 2013. This stage adaption of Capote's classic novella will star Emilia Clarke (HBO's "Game of Thrones") in the iconic role of ‘Holly Golightly' and will be directed by Sean Mathias. (more...)

4) Photo Flash: First Look at Rachel York, Fred Applegate, Erich Bergen and More in ANYTHING GOES National Tour
by BWW Special Coverage - October 10, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's national tour of the 2011 Tony Award winning Anything Goes, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall and starring critically acclaimed Broadway actress Rachel York as "Reno Sweeney," is now running at Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. Anything Goes is the winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below. (more...)

5) VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Adam Lambert Performs on ABC Family's PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, 10/23
by TV News Desk - October 10, 2012

The Rosewood Halloween Ghost Train is the perfect setting for all of "A's" tricks and treats, in "This Is a Dark Ride," a special Halloween-themed episode of ABC Family's hit original series PRETTY LITTLE LIARS airing Tuesday, October 23rd Musical guest star Adam Lambert ("American Idol") performs his songs "Trespassing" and "Cuckoo," from his latest album "Trespassing," during the Halloween festivities. Get a sneak peek at Lambert's appearance below! (more...)

6) STAGE TUBE: New Teaser Trailer Released for JEKYLL & HYDE!
by Stage Tube - October 10, 2012

The Broadway-bound musical JEKYLL AND HYDE has just released a new chilling teaser trailer starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox. Watch it below! (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo Cover Dolly Parton's 'Wildflowers'
by Stage Tube - October 10, 2012

"Sierra has quickly been learning the guitar and I know she loves this song," Karimloo wrote. "Figured I could use the banjo practice as always. Her Dad who made the two guitars, Treesong Guitars was around to teach and jam. He's given us both amazing gifts with those guitars." View the video below! (more...)

8) Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas and More to Lead PIPPIN at A.R.T. - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - October 10, 2012

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) today announced that casting has been completed for its production of Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus. Previews begin at the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge) on December 5, with press opening on January 3, and running through January 20, 2013. Tickets will go on sale on October 23, the 40th Anniversary of the opening of Pippin on Broadway. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Performances from MOTOWN's Launch Event!
by Stage Tube - October 10, 2012

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, will open on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street) on April 14, 2013. Preview performances will begin March 11, 2013. Last night, the show held a launch event for the anticipated world premiere at Lunt Fontanne Theatre. In the video below, check out highlights from the special event, including a sneak peek at some of the performances! (more...)

10) Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Ray Cyrus as CHICAGO's 'Billy Flynn'
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2012

As previously announced, this fall, Broadway's acclaimed record-breaking revival of the Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will welcome singer, songwriter, actor and multi-platinum recording artist Billy Ray Cyrus in his Broadway stage debut as "that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom," slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn. Cyrus will play a limited seven-week engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.) this holiday season, Monday November 5 through Sunday, December 23. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Cyrus as Billy Flynn below! (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: Lea Michele on How It Gets Better!
by Stage Tube - October 10, 2012

In the video below, the stage and screen star chats with MTV about learning to accept yourself. Check it out below! (more...)

12) PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Sarah Brightman Announces Space Travel Plans Following 2013 Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2012

According to ABC News, Phantom of the Opera star Sarah Brightman will be the next space tourist, aiming for launch in 2014 or 2015. To secure her spot on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft heading to the International Space Station, "she had to pay the Russian space agency more than the $51 million NASA budgets on average to send its astronauts to the station."Via a global webcast this morning, The Phantom of the Opera star Sarah Brightman, will, as rumoured, indeed be travelling into space in 2014 or 2015 for ten days on a voyage that will take her to the International Space Station. (more...)

13) BWW Blog: Neka Zang of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES - Always Rockin'
by Guest Blogger: Neka Zang - October 10, 2012

Hello again friends! What an amazing month October is shaping up to be. All month long at ROCK OF AGES, we're celebrating "Rocktoberfest" with a ton of fun events and prizes, all leading up to a "Fan Appreciation Night" on October 29, when we are going to honor our biggest super-fans! Now through Oct. 15, fans can submit videos, photos and stories at to be nominated for a Rock of Ages Fan Award. Fellow fans will then have one week to vote, and 10 winners will receive two free tickets to Rock of Ages on Oct. 29! Get online and enter! (more...)

14) STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Talks 'Release Me' Tracks!
by Stage Tube - October 10, 2012

Barbra Streisand, who this week return to Brooklyn to play at the Barclays Center, is sharing 11 previously unreleased songs, spanning a cross-section of her career from 1963 to the present. The collection, titled RELEASE ME, is now available on vinyl and on CD. (more...)

15) Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Damiano, Caissie Levy and More Set for Drew Gasparini Album
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2012

Ahead of his debut as a composer on NBC's Smash, Drew Gasparini heads into the studio for the first time to record 17 songs with Broadway's brightest talents. (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/10- Ben Vereen
by Stage Tube - October 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Ben Vereen! On Broadway, Ben Vereen has appeared in Wicked, I'm not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Grind, Jelly's Last Jam, and A Christmas Carol. His role in Pippin garnered him both the prestigious Tony Award and the Drama Desk award for "Best Actor in a Musical." (more...)

17) Photo Flash: First Look at WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf?- Production Shots
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2012

Preview performances of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? began Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). Opening night is set for Saturday, October 13, 2012, exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released production shots below! (more...)

18) THE LION KING's Rod Thomas on the Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2012

Last fall, Theatre Development Fund (TDF) piloted the new program, Autism Theatre Initiative, as part of TDF's Accessibility Programs (TAP), to make theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families. They presented the first-ever autism-friendly performance of a Broadway show at Disney's landmark The Lion King on October 2, 2011 and followed that up with an autism-friendly performance of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins on April 29, 2012. On September 30, the cast of The Lion King took part in another autism-friendly performance, and Rod Thomas, an actor in the show, wrote about the experience from his perspective. The full piece is as follows: (more...)

19) Angela Lansbury Departs THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Film; Ralph Fiennes in Talks to Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury was in talks to join Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Today, IndieWire reports that Lansbury, who will be performing in Australia's DRIVING MISS DAISY opposite James Earl Jones, will no longer be a part of the film; Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray and Jude Law are all reportedly close to deals. (more...)

20) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Manna Nichols and More in Rehearsal for Arena Stage's MY FAIR LADY!
by Stage Tube - October 10, 2012

Take a first look at the talented cast of My Fair Lady, featuring Manna Nichols and Nicholas Rodriguez, in rehearsal at Arena Stage below! (more...)

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