THE HOT LIST: Playbill.com's Most-Read Stories of the Week

By Playbill Staff
October 26, 2013

Playbill.com's list of the most-read news stories and features as well as the most-viewed photo galleries and videos of the week.



THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Olivier and Two-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences
Members of the theatre community share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience. This week we spotlight the choices of Olivier and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, who made her first appearance on the acclaimed FX series "American Horror Story: Coven" Oct. 23 and will return to Carnegie Hall Nov. 7 for her fourth solo concert, Far Away Places.

Unexpected Songs: Top Ten Compositions By Andrew Lloyd Webber
Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a list of his favorite ten songs by Tony Award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy and Nikki M. James Will Star in Broadway Return of Les Misérables
Producer Cameron Mackintosh announced Oct. 22 that West End star Ramin Karimloo, Tony Award nominee Will Swenson, West End and Broadway actress Caissie Levy and Tony Award winner Nikki M. James will head the cast of the 2014 Broadway return of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables.

"The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz": Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth Look Back at Wicked Ten Years Later
Tony Award-winning actresses Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, who created the respective roles of Elphaba and Glinda — the not-so Wicked Witches of Oz — take a trip down memory lane and individually chat with Playbill about the long-running, hit musical that stormed Broadway ten years ago.

Playbill Poll: What is Your Favorite Song by Jason Robert Brown? Readers Respond
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter asking them to share their favorite Jason Robert Brown tunes and tell us why they made their list.

Inside the Emerald City: Wicked's Boq
Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's international hit musical Wicked celebrates its 10th anniversary on Broadway Oct. 30 at the Gershwin Theatre. To mark the Broadway milestone, Playbill.com is looking back at the magical and mysterious characters who inhabit the untold tale of the witches of Oz.

Repeat Attenders: The Stories Behind Broadway Superfans
Playbill.com chats with some of Broadway's most devoted fans, who dedicate themselves to seeing shows more than 100 times.

Audra McDonald Has New Broadway Project in Development
Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, who last appeared on the New York stage in the acclaimed revival of Porgy and Bess, has a new Broadway project in the works.

Complete Cast Announced for NYC Holiday Return of A Christmas Story, The Musical
Complete casting has been announced for the New York City return holiday engagement of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's Tony Award-nominated stage production A Christmas Story, The Musical.

The Verdict: Critics Review A Time to Kill on Broadway
A Time to Kill, the new stage drama based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel, officially opened Oct. 20 at the John Golden Theatre.

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A Time to Kill, Starring Sebastian Arcelus, Patrick Page and John Douglas Thompson, Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party
Cast, friends and celebrities celebrated the Broadway opening of A Time to Kill Oct. 20.

PHOTO ARCHIVE: Celebrating Tony Winner Michael Rupert on the New York Stage
Tony Award winner Michael Rupert celebrates his 62nd birthday this week. We look back on a Broadway career spanning 40 years, beginning with his debut at age 16 in The Happy Time. Here are highlights from his New York stage work so far. Happy Birthday, Michael!

PHOTO SPECIAL: A Sneak Peek at Howard Schatz's "Caught in the Act: Actors Acting"
In "Caught in the Act: Actors Acting," his 20th book, acclaimed photographer Howard Schatz explores the magical transformation that happens when an actor takes hold of words on a page and becomes another person. Here is a sneak peek at the volume, featuring 85 actors, which was released Oct. 20.

PHOTO ARCHIVE: Happy Birthday to Aaron Tveit
Aaron Tveit celebrated his 30th birthday Oct. 21. In honor fo the occasion, Playbill.com is taking a look at his career. Happy birthday, Aaron!

PHOTO CALL: Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Kate Baldwin, Jeremy Jordan, Michael Urie and More at the Dramatists Guild Gala
The Dramatists Guild Fund hosted its Annual Gala, which was entitled Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, Oct. 21 at the Edison Ballroom in New York.

The Top-Viewed Videos on Playbill.com

An EXCLUSIVE look at Disney's animated film "Frozen," featuring Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and more!

 

After Midnight
Featuring the music of jazz composers including Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields and Harold Arlen set against a narrative of Langston Hughes poetry, Broadway's After Midnight began as the critically acclaimed Encores! production Cotton Club Parade. Here, Fantasia and cast gave a sneak peek at four numbers from the review-style show.