Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Sep. 15

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Barbra Streisand & Marty Erlichman Celebrate 50 Years Together
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

On Saturday night, September 11, 2010 Barbra Streisand hosted a party at her Malibu home to celebrate the birthday of her long-time manager, Marty Erlichman and the pairs 50 years of working together. (more...)

2) Photo Coverage: Patti LaBelle Opens in FELA!
by Monica Simoes - September 15, 2010

Multi-Grammy Award-winner and international recording superstar Patti LaBelle opened in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! last night, September 14. LaBelle will perform in Fela! through its scheduled closing on January 2, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for LaBelle's opening night curtain call and after party and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

3) Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone & Friends Celebrate 'Memoir 'Release!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 15, 2010

Last night, in celebration of the release of her eponymous new memoir today, September 15, Patti LuPone celebrated with an exclusive book party at Lincoln Center with dozens of her famous friends. On hand to suppor the star were the cast of Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, John Doyle, Boyd Gaines, Stephen Swartz and others! BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

4) PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Play at the Palace; Opens 3/20
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Simon Phillips, will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway). Previews will begin on Monday, February 28, 2011. (more...)

5) WEST SIDE STORY to Close January 2
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

The hit revival of WEST SIDE STORY, directed by its two-time Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents with the original Jerome Robbins choreography restaged by Tony Award nominee Joey McKneely, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 2, 2011, having played 27 preview and 748 regular performances. (more...)

6) Lea Michele Lands on People's Best Dressed List
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

Broadway and GLEE star Lea Michele has landed on People's 10 Best Dressed List for 2010, joining the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Rachel Bilson. Michele wins the title of "It Girl," sweeping onto the red carpet in gowns from Zac Posen and Malandrino. According to People, her attire "hits all the right notes." (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: PROMISES Performs on Fallon's Bway Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 15, 2010

As BroadwayWorld has reported, this week is Broadway Week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Each night, a different Broadway musical is visiting Fallon's studio to give a sample of their show. Christina Ricca (Time Stands Still) and the cast of Memphis kicked off the week on Monday, September 13. Yesterday, Fallon was visited by Sean Hayes and Tony Goldwyn of Promises, Promises. Click below to watch their performance of "Our Little Secret!" (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls!'
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

The L.A. Times reports that Tyler Perry's latest film 'For Colored Girls' will open this November. Watch the trailer for a sneak peek at the star-studded cast. (more...)

9) RIALTO CHATTER: CARRIE One Step Closer to Bway?
by Rialto Chatter - September 15, 2010

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, producers Jeffrey Seller and Kevin McCollum, resurrected the infamous flop musical CARRIE for an Equity reading that had a notoriously short 3 night, 5 performance run on Broadway in 1988. The reading took place on November 20, 2009. The hope is to bring "Carrie" and her supernatural powers back to the Broadway stage. (more...)

10) Photo Flash: WICKED Stars Perform With BROADWAY WORKSHOP Campers
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

The Broadway Workshop, Manhattan’s fastest growing acting program for young artists welcomed Mandy Gonzalez and Laura Woyasz from the Broadway company of Wicked as their special guest performers in their 2010 CAMP NYC finale at New World Stages. (more...)

11) Broadway Revival of GODSPELL to be 'Micro-Financed'
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

Theatrical producer and Tony-Nominee Ken Davenport today announced the first-ever crowd-funded Broadway show. Davenport is aiming to bring together the largest community of theater lovers and investors ever assembled to produce a production on Broadway with his upcoming revival of Godspell. The announcement proclaims that "Through this historic initiative, the innovative producer has made it possible for potentially thousands of people across the country to "see their names in lights" as producers of a classic Broadway musical." (more...)

12) RIALTO CHATTER: Billy Crudup to Return to Broadway in Arcadia?
by Rialto Chatter - September 15, 2010

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Billy Crudup will be returning to Broadway in Arcadia, a show in which he made his Broadway debut back in 1995. The show is set to launch in February. (more...)

13) RIALTO CHATTER: Buckley, Feldshuh, Kritzer set for RUTHLESS! Reading
by Rialto Chatter - September 15, 2010 first reported back on August 20th that Ruthless! - The Musical may possibly be headed back to the stage in a new production, if a reading scheduled for September goes well as directed by Jason Moore and produced by Darren Bagert. A casting call had been issued for the lead role of the 'bad seed' child-showbiz terror - Tina. We've now learned that set for the reading are Betty Buckley as Sylvia St. Croix/Ruth DelMarco, Tovah Feldshuh as Lita Encore and Leslie Kritzer as Judy Denmark/Ginger Del Marco. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Stephen Sondheim Theatre Unveiled!
by Peter James Zielinski - September 15, 2010

On Wednesday, September 15th at 6:30PM, the Broadway community gathered alongside Stephen Sondheim as the lights of the newly dedicated Stephen Sondheim Theatre marquee are lit for the first time. (more...)

15) John Schneider to Join 'Desperate Housewives' for Season 7
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

According to Entertainment Weekly, actor John Schneider will join the cast of ABC's 'Desperate Housewives' this season. The ladies will kick off their seventh season September 26. (more...)

16) Kushner, Carsey & More Announced As NY Noms For 26TH ARTIOS AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

The Casting Society of America will fête their own on November 1, 2010, at the 26th Annual Artios Awards®. The Los Angeles award ceremony will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel (reception will commence at 5:45 p.m. PST) and simultaneously at American Airlines Theatre in New York (reception will commence at 5:30 p.m. EST). (more...)

17) STAGE TUBE: LIMELIGHT Opens at La Jolla Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 15, 2010

On Tuesday, September 7, LIMELIGHT: THE STORY OF Charlie Chaplin opened at the La Jolla's Mandell Weiss Theatre. The production, which has music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan, runs through October 17, 2010. The show is directed by Michael Unger and stars Rob McClure and Ashley Brown. (more...)

18) Disney Releases Rights for CAMP ROCK: The Musical
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

Disney Theatrical Productions is releasing the rights to CAMP ROCK: THE MUSICAL, a stage adaptation of the 2008 and 2010 “CAMP ROCK” Disney Channel Original Movies, for licensing by schools and amateur theatre groups. CAMP ROCK: THE MUSICAL features songs from both movies and a story based on CAMP ROCK 2: THE FINAL JAM. The show is orchestrated for a rock band combo, which gives an opportunity for musicians and performers to come together. The rights to perform CAMP ROCK: THE MUSICAL can be obtained through Disney’s exclusive licensing partner, Music Theatre International (MTI). The theatrical version is a seventy-minute musical that focuses on the storyline of the sequel and features over a dozen hit songs from both popular musical movies. (more...)

19) LOVE NEVER DIES Extends Run thru March 2011 in London
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

The West End's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES has extended ticket sales through March 2011. The show opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on March 9, 2010. (more...)

20) Kerry Ellis to Sign CDs at Dress Circle Sept. 18
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2010

Dress Circle has announced that they will be welcoming West End Star Kerry Ellis to their Covent Garden store on Saturday 18th September. Kerry will be signing copies of her Debut Album "Anthems" from 11.30am until 12.30pm. (more...)

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