Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Oct. 24

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Constantine Maroulis & Deborah Cox in JEKYLL & HYDE- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 24, 2012

JEKYLL & HYDE, the international musical sensation will return to Broadway in Spring 2013 following a 25-week National Tour. The tour launched at San Diego's Civic Theatre in San Diego, California on October 2, and stars Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the title dual role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, alongside Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox as Lucy. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released performance highlights below, including 'Bring on the Men,' 'A New Life,' and 'This is the Moment.' (more...)

2) Americans for the Arts Releases 2012 Congressional Arts Report Card
by BWW Special Coverage - October 24, 2012

Americans for the Arts Act Fund PAC has prepared the 2012 Congressional Arts Report Card as a one-stop guide that contains metrics and analysis based on official congressional voting records, sponsorship of key arts legislation, and participation in the cultural caucuses. (more...)

3) BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SCARES Preview with Daniel Torres & Rachel Potter; BRING IT ON, Thomas & More Join EVITA Cast on 10/28
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 24, 2012

The cast of the hit Broadway revival of Evita has announced new guest performers and celebrity judges for Broadway Scares: Night of the Singing Dead, the first ever Halloween extravaganza to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on Sunday, October 28 at XL Nightclub in New York City. We're excited to present a special preview video featuring EVITA's Rachel Potter & Daniel Torres. (more...)

4) Carly Rose Sonenclar Among X FACTOR's 'Sweet 16' Finalists
by TV News Desk - October 24, 2012

Broadway's Carly Rose Sonenclar is among THE X FACTOR 'Sweet 16' finalists chosen by the judges. Carly, who is twelve years old, played 'Chloe' in Broadway's 2011 "WONDERLAND- A New Alice. A New Musical." (more...)

5) Breaking News! Idina Menzel Set to Make Australian Debut at Festival Theatre in Adelaide, June 22
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2012

BREAKING NEWS! Idina Menzel will be making her long-awaited Australian debut in 2013. On June 22, she will be performing in concert at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide. (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: First Look at Jessica Chastain, Dan Stevens, and David Strathairn in THE HEIRESS!
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2012

The new Broadway production of the Tony Award winning play The Heiress stars Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner David Strathairn, the leading man of "Downton Abbey" Dan Stevens, and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey. Written by Ruth & Augustus Goetz, The Heiress is directed by Tony Award nominated playwright and director Moises Kaufman. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Gets Birthday Surprise!
by Stage Tube - October 24, 2012

Stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson got a birthday serenade from the Boston Gay Men's Chorus courtesy of his ABC "Modern Family" co-star Eric Stonestreet. Stonestreet asked the Boston Gay Men's Choir to surprise Jesse and sing "Happy Birthday" at the end of their show on October 22nd at the Wilbur Theatre. Check out the birthday surprise below! (more...)

8) BWW TV Exclusive: Mel C Talks JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Movie Theaters 10/29 & 11/1
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 24, 2012

Here, Melanie C, who plays Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar talks about how she's gone from Spice Girl to rock singer to theatre, how she's taking on the part, the cast and the show's enduring success! (more...)

9) Photo Flash: First Look at Juliet Lambert Pratt, Will Erat and More in MTC's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2012

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, opens their 2012/2013 Season with the area premiere of "Next to Normal." This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical is currently running through November 4 at MTC Studio Theatre in Westport. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

10) OFFICIAL: Nathan Lane-Led THE NANCE to Open 4/15 at Lyceum Theatre; Jack O'Brien to Direct
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane will head the cast of its upcoming production of THE NANCE, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production will begin previews on Thursday, March 21 and open on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street). (more...)

11) Charlie Lyons, Jay Russell, Tim Guinee Bringing REAR WINDOW to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2012

Producer Charlie Lyons (The Water Horse, The Guardian, Ladder 49), director Jay Russell (The Water Horse, Ladder 49, My Dog Skip) and actor Tim Guinee (NBC's "Revolution", Showtime's "Homeland", "Iron Man I & II") worked for two years to acquire the theatrical stage rights to the most famous and beloved of all noir short stories, "Rear Window" (aka "It Had to be Murder"). This unique producing consortium announced today their plans to mount a Broadway production of the iconic and haunting tale of the wheelchair bound witness to a possible murder in his neighboring New York City apartment. Although the Broadway rights in this story have been repeatedly sought over the years from the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust and its predecessors, this is the first option ever granted. (more...)

12) VIDEO: Barry Manilow Performs on VH1
by TV News Desk - October 24, 2012

Legendary performer Barry Manilow visited VH1's BIG MORNING BUZZ yesterday morning to perform some of his greatest hits and chat about his exciting return to Broadway this January. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

13) BWW TV: Randy Rainbow On the Scene at Opening Night of Frankie Valli AND THE FOUR SEASONS
by Randy Rainbow - October 24, 2012

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. opened on Broadway on Friday night, October 19th and runs through Saturday, October 27, 2012. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on the scene, where he chatted with Valli about the big opening. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

14) Justin Guarini, Lauren Molina and More Will Headline IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2012

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the initial casting of its much anticipated 2012 holiday production, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. Performances run from Thursday, December 13th through Sunday, December 30th at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street). (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/24- Raul Esparza
by Stage Tube - October 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Raul Esparza! Since making his Broadway debut, Esparza has become only the second actor to receive Tony nominations in all four eligible acting categories. Most recently he took on the role of con artist Jonas Nightingale in the Broadway musical adaptation of Leap of Faith directed by Christopher Ashley. Additional Broadway credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Taboo, Company, Arcadia, and more! (more...)

16) BWW TV Exclusive: Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Movie Theaters 10/29 & 11/1 in Special Sitdown Interview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 24, 2012

Here, Andrew Lloyd Webber talks about how he's always intended the show to play arenas (and why it's taken 40 years), his new views on filming shows, the cast, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert and more! (more...)

17) STAGE TUBE: Cast of CHAPLIN Sings for American Airlines' JFK Concert Series
by Stage Tube - October 24, 2012

Cast members from CHAPLIN recently performed a selection of songs from the show at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport as part of American Airlines' JFK concert series on October 12. Check out highlights from the concert below, which included 'I Left London,' 'Look at All the People,' and 'All Falls Down.' (more...)

18) VIDEO: Tom Hanks Performs 'Spoken-Word' Poem on Jimmy Fallon
by TV News Desk - October 24, 2012

On last night's LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon, actor Tom Hanks performed a spoken-word poem about the 1990's sitcom "Full House." Check out his performance below! (more...)

19) BWW TV Exclusive: Alex Hanson Talks JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Movie Theaters 10/29 & 11/1
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 24, 2012

Here, Alexander Hanson talks playing Pontius Pilate, seeing the original production, his theatre background, Mel C and the show's filming! (more...)

20) BWW Interviews: Chloe Campbell
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - October 24, 2012

Chloe Campbell is a British actress who succeded in many shows in the UK like On The Town, Mary Poppins, Desperately Seeking Susan, Shoes,... and last season she toured the States as part of the ensemble of 'In The Heights'. From West End to Broadway, she pursued her dream and dared to go beyond so here she told us how she made it! (more...)

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