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

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11 Oct 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.

Playbill Poll: What is Your Favorite Song by Stephen Sondheim? Readers Respond
Last week, Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower shared a list of his top ten songs penned by Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter asking them to share their favorite Sondheim tunes and tell us why they made their list.

The Verdict: Critics Review New Broadway Musical Big Fish
Critics reviewed the new Broadway musical Big Fish, a father-and-son tale starring Norbert Leo Butz and featuring a score by Andrew Lippa, which opened Oct. 7. Read the reviews here.

Inside the Emerald City: Wicked`s Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Playbill.com is looking back at the magical and mysterious characters who inhabit the untold tale of the witches of Oz and a selection of the actors who have filled their shoes. This week we look at the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Jungle Book Star André De Shields Shares His 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 two-time Tony nominee André De Shields, who is currently starring in the new musical The Jungle Book at the Huntington Theatre Company.



The Heat Is On: Touring Production of Miss Saigon Met With Protests at Minnesota's Ordway Theater
Kansas City Starlight Theatre's production of Miss Saigon, which is currently playing Minnesota's Ordway Theater, has met with protests from the community for its portrayal of the Vietnam War and Asian women.

"How Lucky Can You Get?" Top 10 Moments of Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Belting
Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a list of his top 10 moments featuring the belting of Tony Award-winning triple threat Chita Rivera, who was most recently on Broadway in the revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Tony Nominees Linda Emond and Danny Burstein Cast in Roundabout Broadway Revival of Cabaret
Two-time Tony Award nominee Linda Emond and four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein will return to Roundabout Theatre Company in the Broadway revival of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony-winning production of Cabaret, producers announced Oct. 7.

Mark Campbell and Julia Udine Will Lead New Phantom Tour
Mark Campbell and Julia Udine will head the cast of the reconceived national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running hit musical The Phantom of the Opera. Performances begin Nov. 27 in Providence, RI.

LBJ Drama All The Way, Starring Bryan Cranston, Will Transfer to Broadway
The American Repertory Theater production of All The Way, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's new drama that stars Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, will transfer to Broadway.

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Big Fish — Who Was That Masked Dad?
Playbill.com offers a behind-the-scenes look at opening night of the new Broadway musical Big Fish.

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PHOTO CALL: Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party
Cast, friends and celebrities celebrate the Broadway opening of Big Fish Oct. 6.

PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Toronto's New Les Misérables, With Ramin Karimloo, Earl Carpenter, Samantha Hill and Perry Sherman
The Toronto premiere of the 25th-anniversary edition of Les Misérables, starring Ramin Karimloo (London's The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies) as Jean Valjean, began its limited engagement at the Princess of Wales Theatre Sept. 27.

PHOTO CALL: Honeymoon in Vegas, With Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley, Opens at Paper Mill; Curtain Call and Cast Party
Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas — which is based on the Castle Rock Entertainment motion picture of the same title.

Meet the Cast of Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Starring Jefferson Mays
The new Broadway musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder arrives at the Walter Kerr Theatre Oct. 22. The cast greeted the press Oct. 4 with a proper English high tea and photo op.

Robin De Jesus, Sasha Allen, Todd Graff and More Celebrate "Camp" With Reunion and Screening
Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, Sasha Allen, Steven Cutts, Brad Simmons and Todd Graff were part of a 10th anniversary screening and reunion of the 2003 musical film "Camp" Oct. 4 at 54 Below.

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Highlights From Big Fish Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin

EXCLUSIVE: Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and Derek Klena in Rehearsal for RSO FEST
First Date's Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, and Wicked's Derek Klena are among the performers taking part in Ryan Scott Oliver's 35mm, which kicks off RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing three new musicals by award-winning composer-lyricist Oliver at 54 Below.