Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Sep. 19

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV Exclusive: Barbra Streisand Discusses Recording 'Home' from THE WIZ on Upcoming RELEASE ME! Plus - Listen to the Complete Track!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 19, 2012

We're very excited today to share an exclusive video of Streisand discussing recording 'Home' from THE WIZ, taken from the bonus DVD that will be packaged for orders via QVC. Click below to play... (more...)

by Contests - September 19, 2012

BroadwayWorld readers can enter to win two tickets to the exclusive, invitation-only preview event launching MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL—coming to Broadway this spring! At this VIP event, you'll get a first look at never-before-seen Motown footage and performances by the cast. Plus, you'll hear from the creative team, Motown founder Berry Gordy and a surprise guest! (more...)

3) BWW TV: First Look at George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung and More in The Old Globe's Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE - Performance Highlights
by Stage Tube - September 19, 2012

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Allegiance -- A New American Musical, an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. Allegiance -- A New American Musical will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 7 -- Oct. 21, 2012. Tickets can be purchased online at BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show. Check out the videos below! (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Jarrod Emick, Lauren Kennedy and More in Flat Rock's ZELDA: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY - Performance Highlights!
by Stage Tube - September 19, 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 sneak peek at Lauren Kennedy and Tony Award Winner, Jarrod Emick. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

5) BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Jake Gyllenhaal and More in IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 19, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet featuring Annie Funke (Anna), Michelle Gomez (Fiona), Jake Gyllenhaal (Terry) and Brian F. O'Byrne (George), directed by Michael Longhurst. If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet officially opens September 20th, 2012 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

6) James Gandolfini Set for CRIMINAL JUSTICE Pilot for HBO
by TV News Desk - September 19, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Gandolfini will star in a pilot for HBO titled CRIMINAL JUSTICE. The drama will be based on the BBC BAFTA-award winning series from Peter Moffat. It will be adapted for HBO by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price. (more...)

7) Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Tie the Knot with Justin Mikita
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2012

According to, Jesse Tyler Ferguson of 'Modern Family' will be starting a family of his own with Justin Mikita very soon, as the two have become engaged. Ferguson revealed his marriage proposal, which Justin accepted, in a video on the Tie the Knot website, a new foundation that supports marriage rights and equality. (more...)

8) Photo Coverage: Alan Cumming, Susan Lucci, and More Gather for Marvin Hamlisch Memorial - Arrivals
by Walter McBride - September 19, 2012

Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Liza Minnelli, Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James, Carter Brey, Essential Voices USA, former cast members of A Chorus Line and cast members of The Nutty Professor came together for an invitation only event yesterday, September 18, 2012 to pay tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/19- Stephanie J. Block
by Stage Tube - September 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Stephanie J. Block! On Broadway, Block has starred in The Boy From Oz, Wicked, The Pirate Queen, 9 To 5, Anything Goes, and soon The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In addition, she originated the role of Elphaba in the first national tour of Wicked and in 2010 starred as Grizabella in the Municipal Opera Production production of Cats. Also that year, she starred as Sonia Walsk alongside Jason Alexander in the Reprise Theatre Company's production of They're Playing Our Song. This season, Block made her Off-Broadway debut in the play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at 2nd Stage, earning a Drama Desk nomination. Her solo album, This Place I Know, was released in 2009 by PS Classics. (more...)

10) Up on the Marquee: THE PERFORMERS
by Jennifer Broski - September 19, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS cast includes Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber with Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler. David West Read's new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. The marquee just went up at the Longacre, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

11) Laura Linney, Patrick Stewart, and More to Take Part in BROADWAY BUILDS, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2012

Broadway stars, writers and producers will don hard hats and dedicate a day to making a difference by building affordable homes for deserving families with Habitat for Humanity – New York City (Habitat-NYC) as part of Broadway Builds on Monday, September 24. (more...)

12) A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Album Gets 9/25 Digital Release!
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2012

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas – a Red Ryder BB Gun. Of course that'll come as no surprise to the legion of fans of the beloved 1983 movie A Christmas Story. But this holiday season, devotees of the cherished film are getting another gift. Celebrating the arrival of A Christmas Story: The Musical on Broadway, Masterworks Broadway proudly releases the World Premiere Recording of the delightful family-friendly musical digitally on September 25 and on CD on October 22, 2012. (more...)

13) Photo Coverage: Matthew Saldivar, Dave Barry and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Fans Celebrate Stache Day!
by Jennifer Broski - September 19, 2012

Peter and the Starcatcher, the five-time Tony® Award-winning play by Rick Elice, celebrates the 10th annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day today, September 19th, with a special "Stache Day" in honor of their own pirate, Black Stache. This morning, the first 100 fans in line at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with mustaches (real or fake!) received one free ticket for this evening's performance. Matthew Saldivar and Dave Barry were at the Brooks Atkinson to celebrate this morning with fans, and you can check out full coverage below! (more...)

14) BWW Blog: Stephanie Martignetti of Broadway's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT - Friends, Costumes & Cannolis!
by Guest Blogger: Steph Martignetti - September 19, 2012

Saturday was our two show day. Before I went to work, I hung out with my friend NatAlie Hall who was in from LA staying with me for the week. She, and the emerging star of this blog, my roommate's dog Radley, formed quite a friendship over the course of the week. Every morning I would peer into the living room to see Radley claiming his space on top of a snoozing Natalie. (more...)

15) FREEZE FRAME: Meet The Cast of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS- Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale and More!
by Walter McBride - September 19, 2012

The box office opened yesterday for the Broadway revival of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, September 18th at 10am. GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS will begin its limited run with previews on Tuesday, October 16th and an official opening on Sunday, November 11. The cast met the pess today, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check out a photo preview below, and check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

16) Up on the Marquee: THE HEIRESS!
by Jennifer Broski - September 19, 2012

The producers of the Broadway production of the Academy and Tony Award winning play The Heiress announced yesterday that the box office at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W. 48th St. NYC) is now open and preview performances will begin one day earlier on Saturday, October 6 at 8 p.m. The marquee just went up at the Walter Kerr and you can check out photos below! (more...)

17) Christine Ebersole Opens On Stage at Kingsborough's 2012-13 Season, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2012

On Stage at Kingsborough has announced the first presentation of its 2012-2013 season of Cabaret, Doo Wop, Klezmer, and Opera In Cinema from internationally-renowned artists in exclusive Brooklyn engagements. Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole performs her cabaret "The End Of The World As We Know It" on Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

18) Keen Company Extends Lauren Molina & Jason Tam-Led MARRY ME A LITTLE Through 10/27
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2012

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company (Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Director/Damon Chua, Executive Director) today announced that Marry Me A Little, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein, starring Lauren Molina and Jason Tam, will extend for one additional week to accommodate unprecedented demand. Marry Me A Little kicks off their 2012 - '13 season and will be followed by a newly revised version of the 1991 play, The Old Boy by A.R. Gurney. Performances will continue through October 27th, with two additional Wednesday matinees on October 17th and 24th. (more...)

19) Photo Flash: First Look at Paul Rudd, Kate Arrington, Ed Asner and Michael Shannon in Broadway's GRACE!
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2012

Grace, the acclaimed American play written by Award-winning writer Craig Wright (Mistakes Were Made, "Six Feet Under") and directed by Dexter Bullard (Tracy Letts' BUG), will star Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner. The show started previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, September 13th, with an official opening night set for Thursday, October 4, 2012. Get a first glimpse of GRACE on Broadway in the just-released production photos below! (more...)

20) Listen to Barbara Cook's LOVERMAN Album Now!
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2012

On September 25th, music legend Barbara Cook releases an all new recording, Loverman, her latest from DRG Records. Loverman is somewhat of a departure from Ms. Cook's traditional Broadway repertoire, featuring instead a large collection of jazz and standards. In addition to the release of Loverman, on October 18th Ms. Cook will perform a concert at Carnegie Hall in celebration her 85th birthday. (more...)

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