The Afternoon Report, Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Breaking News

David Stathairn to join ‘The Heiress’ on Broadway
Associated Press – New York

The Broadway production of “The Heiress” has found its father figure — David Strathairn.

Producers announced Thursday that the Emmy Award winner will star in the play opposite Jessica Chastain, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in “The Help.”

“The Heiress” will open this fall at a theater to be announced. The play is based on the Henry James novel “Washington Square” and became an Academy Award-winning film.

It will be directed by playwright and director Moises Kaufman.

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David Strathairn to join Jessica Chastain in THE HEIRESS! @TheHeiressBway • • • We just saw an awesome “Photo of the Week” which we’ll show everyone tmw. Here’s a hint. He got an Olivier Award nomination today! • • •  [RT: Ivanka Trump] Back in NYC and headed to see JESUS CHRIST SUPERSAR on #broadway. • • •  [RT LEAPOFFAITHbway] Watch and RT this video from our press event! Which song are you looking forward to seeing performed on stage the most? • • • Happy first preview to @GHOSTBroadway too! Break a leg @CaissieLevy and company! • • • [RT: SpideyOnBroadway] Happy Opening to @SALESMANBway, from one Spider-Man to another (@andy_garfield)!! • • • Happy first preview to @NEWSIES! #seizetheday • • • The nicest villain you’ll ever meet: Tom Hewitt, Pilate in ‘SUPERSTAR • • • WIT‘s director Lynne Meadow & star Cynthia Nixon will be on tonight’s @CharlieRoseShow. See WIT @mtc_nyc before it ends Saturday • • •

The Back Stage Broadway Power List
Back Stage

Perception is power. Other things are power, too, of course—money, prestige, the ability to produce weapons-grade uranium. But when the folks who make Back Stage decided to create a list of the 25 most powerful people on Broadway, we chose to focus on perception.

We asked more than two dozen heavy hitters in the New York theater world a simple question: Who are the most powerful people on Broadway? The reactions to the results ranged from “Oh, really?” to “Oh, duh.” Some respondents focused on actors and artists. Others focused on the business-suit class. One person included “Whoever is responsible for the house seats at ‘The Book of Mormon.’

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The Billboard Charts ~ Issue Date: 2012-03-24Billboard Top Broadway Cast Album Catalog:

#1.  Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording

#2. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera At The Royal Albert Hall, Cast Recording

#3. The Book of  Mormon, Original Broadway Cast Recording

#4. The Phantom of the Opera, Original London Cast Recording

#5. Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording

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