Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Breaking News: NBC Sets PETER PAN as Next Live Musical; Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron!
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2014

Breaking news from the Television Critics Association, NBC has just revealed their next mega-TV musical, executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - PETER PAN! The broadcast has been scheduled for December 4, 2014. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Gets Standing Ovation for 'Smile' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld just heard from the West Coast that Kristin Chenoweth got a standing ovation after singing 'Smile' on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno. Tune in to see it yourself or set your DVRs! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 VIDEO: Amy Adams Wows Karaoke Crowd with WICKED's 'Defying Gravity'
by Movies News Desk - January 14, 2014

Recent Golden Globe winner Amy Adams stopped by a gay karaoke bar in L.A. and 'enchanted' the crowd as she belted out 'Defying Gravity' from Broadway's 'Wicked.' (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 FLASH FRIDAY: Ship Of Dreams! TITANIC Is Set To Sail Back To Broadway This Fall
by Pat Cerasaro - January 17, 2014

Today we are celebrating a particularly epic and emotionally stirring Best Musical Tony Award winner just announced to be returning to the Great White Way later this year in a stripped-down, back-to-basics production - TITANIC! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Meryl Streep Sings 'Children Will Listen' & Talks INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - January 17, 2014

Internationally celebrated three-time Academy Award-winning stage and screen star Meryl Streep stopped by UK chat show LORRAINE earlier this week and previewed her most hotly anticipated upcoming role, that of The Witch in the big screen version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS by deigning to croon a classic tune from the cherished score. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Photos and Video: LES MIS Stars Unite! Original Valjean Colm Wilkinson Duets with Broadway-Bound Ramin Karimloo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 16, 2014

London and Broadway's original Jean Valjean, Colm Wilkinson, performed the role of the Bishop for a special performance of LES MISERABLES Saturday evening, January 11 in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre alongside Broadway's next Valjean, Ramin Karimloo, who will star in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of the legendary musical beginning March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. Wilkinson passed the torch - and the silver candlesticks - to Karimloo in a special benefit performance for five different Toronto charities: Casey House, Covenant House, Ernestine's, The Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa and Theatre 20. Wilkinson and Karimloo brought down the house with a special curtain call duet of 'Bring Him Home.' The Iranian-born Karimloo, who grew up in Toronto, has idolized Wilkinson since he was 12 and saw him perform in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera in Toronto. Karimloo went on to star as the Phantom in London, and since this November, as Jean Valjean, in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of LES MISERABLES in Toronto, for which he has received unanimous acclaim. BroadwayWorld brings you photos and video highlights below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Christian Borle, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey, Philip Quast & More to Join Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel in New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced several additions to the cast of its staged production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, March 5-8, 2014: Jeff Blumenkrantz will portray The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut); Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson, Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). As previously announced, Sweeney Todd will star bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Lonny Price will direct, and Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Photo Flash: Rita Moreno Honored with SAG Life Time Achievement Award
by BWW Special Coverage - January 20, 2014

Moreno was presented the performers union's top accolade at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which was aired live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Photo Coverage: Real Housewife Kandi Burruss Celebrates Opening Night in NEWSICAL
by Jessica Gordon - January 14, 2014

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and reality television star Kandi Burruss just joined the cast of off Broadway's smash comedy NEWSical The Musical for two weeks. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From Honey Boo Boo to selfies, Pope Francis to Miley Cyrus, marriage equality to Obamacare, NEWSical The Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. NEWSical The Musical plays daily (except Wednesdays) at Theatre Row on 42nd Street. Kandi Burruss' final performance will be Sunday, January 26th. BroadwayWorld was there for Kandi's big opening night and you can check out photos from the evening below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi Set to Lead BEACHES Musical at Signature Theatre; Runs 2/18-3/23
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre just announced the full cast of this spring's world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women will star Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Chris Pine Sings & Talks INTO THE WOODS On Jimmy Kimmel LIVE
by Pat Cerasaro - January 17, 2014

Internationally recognized screen superstar Chris Pine visited Jimmy Kimmel LIVE last night and generously showed off his singing skills in anticipation of his hotly anticipated big screen role in the stage to screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS, co-starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp and set to be released this Christmas. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Sings Touching Farewell Tribute to Jay Leno
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Broadway vet Kristin Chenowth offered a touching farewell to longtime host Jay Leno, singing the Charlie Chaplin classic, 'Smile.' (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Production Team Announced for 86th Annual Academy Awards!
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2014

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced 13 key members of the production team for the Oscars® , which will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 VIDEO: NBC Poll Favors Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris & Daniel Radcliffe for PETER PAN
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2014

On the heels of an announcement yesterday by NBC that their next live musical would be PETER PAN, speculation has already started on who will play the leads. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 FROZEN Video of the Day: 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman' Goes Horror Movie
by Movies News Desk - January 17, 2014

Today we present an eerie version of 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman', which could have come right out of a horror movie! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Willow Smith Comments On ANNIE Movie Remake Exit
by Pat Cerasaro - January 19, 2014

One of the most hotly contested roles on Broadway and in Hollywood last year was that of Little Orphan Annie - for the recent James Lapine-directed Broadway revival of the hit Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin tuner, as well as the radically reconceived and rewritten new feature film adaptation of the property, produced by Will Smith and Jay Z - and front-runner for the film, Willow Smith, opens up about why she passed up the chance to play the title role in a new interview. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 2013 BroadwayWorld Las Vegas Awards Winners Announced - Donny & Marie, Ellen Degeneres & More Win!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 15, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Las Vegas winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 FROZEN Video of the Day: 'Let It Go' - The Alto Version!
by Movies News Desk - January 20, 2014

Today we offer an alternative version of the Oscar-nominated hit song 'Let It Go,' for those of us who perhaps can't quite reach the soaring notes that Ms. Menzel can! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 BroadwayWorld.com Shares Anniversary Show Excitement and an Alliance With Animal Haven on Manhattan's Lower East Side
by BWW Special Coverage - January 17, 2014

As rehearsals and plans are in full swing, for Monday night's sold out performances at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater of BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, Robert Diamond and BWW staffers want to do some 'shout outs'. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/14/2014 - 1/21/2014 Breaking News: TITANIC to Sail Back to Broadway in Fall 2014; Toronto Run Begins July 22!
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler just announced that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, will finally have its Canadian premiere in a brand new production directed by Thom Southerland. TITANIC will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, from July 22 through August 31. TITANIC will then berth on Broadway in the Fall of 2014. (more...)


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