Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 FLASH FRIDAY: Disney's Biggest & Best Musical Blockbusters - SNOW WHITE To FROZEN
by Pat Cerasaro - January 10, 2014

Today, in honor of Disney's newest animated feature film musical FROZEN topping the charts as both the #1 film and its soundtrack becoming the #1 album in the country, we are taking a look at some of the biggest Disney blockbusters to date - and the unforgettable musical moments within them. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Disney's Bob Iger Confirms Talks for FROZEN Sequel, Broadway Show!
by Movies News Desk - January 13, 2014

In an interview with Fortune magazine, Disney CEO Bob Iger gushed over the success of the company's newest animated hit FROZEN, currently heating up both domestic and global box offices. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Heading to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2014

The National Theatre of Great Britain will present The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time bySimon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street, in the Fall of 2014. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 2013 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards Winners Announced - LES MISERABLES at the Muny Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 13, 2014

Leading the pack, with 12 wins is The Muny's hit summer production of LES MISERABLES. Check back in October when the public nomination period will once again open, for the 2014 awards. Congratulations to all of the 2013 award winners! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Breaking News: Broadway's CINDERELLA Announces Casting Update: Joe Carroll to Succeed Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark Will Return
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2014

The producers of the hit musical CINDERELLA on Broadway announce new cast members who will join the company in the coming weeks: starting January 28, Joe Carroll begins performances as Prince Topher, taking over the role from original cast member and Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, who concludes his year-long run in the musical. Also beginningJanuary 28, Todd Buonopane will replace original cast member Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel; and CINDERELLA ensemble member Stephanie Gibson will replace Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle. On January 21, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark will return as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother Marie, which she originated and for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Tony nominee Rebecca Luker has performed the role of Marie since September. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 FROZEN Soundtrack Hits #1 On Billboard Chart, Besting Beyonce
by Pat Cerasaro - January 07, 2014

The soundtrack for Disney's super-successful animated movie musical FROZEN has officially hit #1 on the Billboard charts, knocking Beyonce's self-titled album out of the top spot. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 SOUND OFF: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Kinky & Kooky STEPHEN WARD Is Orgiastic
by Pat Cerasaro - January 13, 2014

'I invented a new way of life / Some may call it unconventional,' the wax figure of society osteopath Stephen Ward come to life croons dramatically at the start of Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest musical, the historically-informed period piece STEPHEN WARD, and, from the man who made a mint on dancing cats, operatic phantoms and larger-than-life divas (Eva, Mary Magdalene and Norma Desmond included), such surprising theatrical flourish is damn near expected. Undoubtedly, though, STEPHEN WARD shows solid proof that the man who made many of the most popular and ubiquitous musicals of all time still has some spectacular scores left in him - and, without any doubt whatsoever, STEPHEN WARD is one of them. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' from FROZEN Cracks iTunes Top 20
by Pat Cerasaro - January 07, 2014

Popular Broadway headliner and recognizable GLEE star and concert performer Idina Menzel racks up another significant career achievement byway of her spectacular solo musical turn in Disney's animated movie musical hit FROZEN charting among the top tracks on iTunes this week. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Idina Menzel to Serve as National Ambassador of Kids' Night on Broadway 2014
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2014

The Broadway League has announced that Idina Menzel from Broadway's new musical If/Then will serve as the 2014 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY National Ambassador. The 18th KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Review Roundup: BEAUTIFUL: THE Carole King MUSICAL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 12, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 First Look - Carly Rae Jepsen Dons CINDERELLA Gown and Slippers!
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2014

Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen just shared a photo on Instagram and another on Twitter of her stepping into CINDERELLA's gown and slippers for the first time in preparation for her Broadway debut in February. Currently playing at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway in NYC), Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA began previews in January of 2013 and opened on March 3. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 VIDEO: Watch Lea Michele's Full 'Cannonball' Music Video!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

Today, Glee star Lea Michele released the full music video for her new single 'Cannonball' from her upcoming solo debut CD, 'Louder!' Check it out below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 LES MISERABLES Unveils New LED Marquee At Imperial Theatre On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - January 12, 2014

The highly anticipated 2014 Broadway revival of international mega-hit mega-musical LES MISERABLES is still a few months away from opening, but a splashy and eye-grabbing new digital marquee is already alight at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 BWW TV: Sara Bareilles, Phil Collins and More Talk Carole King on the BEAUTIFUL Red Carpet!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 13, 2014

The new musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter opened last night at the Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand on the red carpet, and while he was there he chatted with all of the evening's biggest guests, including Bernadette Peters, Phil Collins, Sara Bareilles, Billy Porter and more. Check out what they had to say about their love for Carole King below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Tony Administration Committee Meets 2nd Time This Season; Eligibility Determined for BETRAYAL, BIG FISH, AFTER MIDNIGHT & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions for the 2014 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Photo Coverage: Colm Wilkinson and Ramin Karimloo Share Stage in Special Performance of LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 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. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Ryan Murphy Invites Patti LuPone Back For AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season Four
by Pat Cerasaro - January 11, 2014

GLEE and American Horror Story mastermind Ryan Murphy has confirmed that he hopes for a return from two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Patti LuPone on Season Four of the hit FX horror anthology series American Horror Story following her memorable character arc on this season's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN according to a new interview. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Paula Vogel Pulls Out Of Sara Bareilles Musical WAITRESS & Paulus Comments
by Pat Cerasaro - January 08, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel has reportedly pulled out of the in-development screen-to-stage adaptation of the 2007 film WAITRESS, featuring a score composed by pop hit-maker Sara Bareilles and set to be directed by acclaimed Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and produced by CHICAGO and PIPPIN helmers Barry and Fran Weissler, citing scheduling conflicts. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Glenn Close To Appear On AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN?!
by Pat Cerasaro - January 08, 2014

Tony Award-winning stage and screen notable Glenn Close is looking likely to join a collection of similarly accomplished leading ladies byway of an appearance on FX's hit horror anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN according to a new cast listing. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW 1/7/2014 - 1/14/2014 Actors' Equity Announces 1/27 Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Touring Productions
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

Actors Equity has just announced a town hall meeting for members to discuss salaries for touring productions. It was recently announced that the upcoming tours for KInky Boots and Newsies willl offer its actors tiered contracts- with weekly salaries around $1,000, instead of the usual $1,800. The issue sparked much discussion on Twitter and Facebook, and many gathered for an Equity meeting the was held earlier today. (more...)


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