Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, February 15, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 LES MISERABLES Deluxe Soundtrack Set For 3/18 Release
by Pat Cerasaro - February 15, 2013

A more complete recording of the score as represented in the hit film adaptation of the international stage sensation LES MISERABLES will be released on March 18 according to a new listing on Amazon UK. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 BWW TV: On the Scene with Megan Hilty, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman at BOMBSHELL Signing!
by Randy Rainbow - February 15, 2013

NBC and Columbia Records just released the soundtrack for Bombshell, the musical within NBC's Golden Globe-nominated series television hit 'SMASH' (Tuesdays, 10-11pm ET), on February 12. In celebration of the release, Tony and Grammy-award winning music creators Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and show star Megan Hilty participated in a meet-and-greet album signing at the NBC Experience Store in Rockefeller Plaza earlier this week. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on the scene to chat with Shaiman, Wittman and Hilty about the release, and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 BWW TV: Chatting with Alan Cumming About His One-Man MACBETH!
by Randy Rainbow - February 15, 2013

Direct from acclaimed, sold-out engagements at The National Theatre of Scotland and the Lincoln Center Festival, Tony and Olivier Award winner ('Cabaret') and two-time Emmy nominee ('The Good Wife') Alan Cumming will return to Broadway this spring in a one-man interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Cumming just helped intsall the marquee at the Barrymore Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there to chat with the leading man about the show. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 Talk of Barry Manilow and Bette Midler Opening 2013 Tony Awards?
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2013

Michael Riedel reports this morning in the NY Post that there 'It may be wishful thinking, but there's talk of involving Manilow in the Tony telecast this year. One idea floating around is to have him and Midler open the show with a medley of Broadway standards and a few songs from her first album, "The Divine Miss M," which Manilow produced, thrown in for kicks.' (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 Foursquare Church Loses Millions From SCANDALOUS Investment
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2013

Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson played its final performance at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 9, after playing just 31 previews and 29 regular performances. According to the Los Angeles Times, the musical, which was written by Kathie Lee Gifford and led by Carolee Carmello, received significant funds from the very establishment that McPherson created decades ago- the Foursquare Church. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 POLL: Which Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical Should Come Back to Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2013

New BroadwayWorld.com Poll - Which Rodgers & Hammerstein musical should come back to Broadway next? (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Kate Rockwell
by BWW - February 15, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Kate Rockwell, who is starring as 'Sherrie' in Rock of Ages- currently playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 SOUND OFF: GLEE Says 'I Do'... With COMPANY, Too!
by Pat Cerasaro - February 15, 2013

On the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of FOX's hit musical comedy series Glee - airing on February 14, no less - Valentine's Day got its grand due, McKinley High-style, once again with 'I Do', written by co-creators Ian Brennan and directed by Brad Falchuk. Complete with heartwarming twists, heart-stopping turns and heartfelt musical numbers for us to remember long after the bonbons have Disappeared and the tea-lights have burned out in the morning-after haze, it was a theme show supreme. Plus, how about the GLEE Cast in a COMPANY movie musical someday, at least if last night's tribute was any indication of what could be. After all, if Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) isn't a born-to-be Joanne in the tradition of uncompromising divas like Elaine Stritch and Patti LuPone, then who is?! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 VIDEO: Kirstie Alley Announces New Broadway-Themed Sitcom on YouTube!
by TV News Desk - February 15, 2013

Kirstie Alley officially has a new Broadway-themed sitcom on TV Land! The series will feature Alley's former 'Cheers' co-star Rhea Perlman and Seinfeld alum Michael Richards. The actress announced the exciting news in a YouTube video filmed in New York's Times Square. Check it out below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 Ruthie Henshall's New Solo Album Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - February 15, 2013

West End and Broadway superstar Ruthie Henshall has just released her new solo album, I'VE LOVED THESE DAYS..., featuring an ecclectic assortment of musical material sure to please fans of the triple-threat performer on both shores and beyond. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 BWW TV First Watch: Episode 3 of Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor's 'It Could Be Worse'
by Stage Tube - February 15, 2013

The first season of all-new dark comedy series 'it could be worse,' just debuted on Friday, February 1. It is co-created and written by longtime collaborators Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor. Check out episode 3 below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 STAGE TUBE: First Look at Julie Kotarides, Stephanie Gibson and More in Web Series, DATES, MATES & CLEAN SLATES
by Stage Tube - February 15, 2013

A new web series, Dates, Mates & Clean Slates, features Julie Kotarides (A Chorus Line, Surf!) and Stephanie Gibson (Spamalot, The Addams Family, and the upcoming R+H's Cinderella). It's a sketch comedy series, in which two girls give dating advice...with a little twist. Check out the first two episodes below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 Photo Coverage: Barry Manilow Gets Sardi's Caricature!
by Walter McBride - February 15, 2013

Barry Manilow is back on Broadway for the first time in more than two decades, hosting a limited run at the St. James Theatre. Just yesterday, the beloved Broadway tradition continued as Sardi's added a caricature of Manilow to the Wall of Fame. Check out full coverage from the festivities below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 BWW Blog: Tory Ross of KINKY BOOTS - Happy Valentine's Day!
by Guest Blogger: Tory Ross - February 15, 2013

Happy day-after-Valentine's day, y'all!! There's a lot of love in the Kinky Boots rehearsal room at New 42nd Street Studios these days... so one of our fabulous, so-on-top-of-it-nothing-gets-by-him Stage Managers Thomas Recktenwald (thomas84nyc on Instagram) did a photo-shoot. We love photo shoots, Twitter and Instagram almost as much as we love shoes at Kinky Boots. Here are some of my favourites (and yes, I decided to use the British spelling of the word 'favourites' because our show takes place in the North of England and I am the proud owner of a British passport. Kate Middleton and I might as well be besties.) (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 Hugh Dancy & Raul Esparza In NBC's HANNIBAL Debuts 4/4
by Pat Cerasaro - February 15, 2013

Recent VENUS IN FURS lead Hugh Dancy and Broadway leading man Raul Esparza will lend their titanic theatrical talent and TV-friendly faces to collaborate on the small screen on NBC's HANNIBAL, which NBC has just announced will premiere on Thursday, April 4 at 10 PM. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 BWW Exclusive: MARY POPPINS Cast Memories- Mark Price
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2013

As the Broadway production of Mary Poppins comes to a close, we asked current and original principle cast members, as well as current cast members who have been with the show since day one, to share with us some memories and tell us what being a part of the magic has meant to them. Mark Price, who was the original 'Robertson Ay', shared: (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 STAGE TUBE: NEWISCAL's Christine Pedi Channels Bernadette Peters, Julie Andrews and More in 'A Dramatic Reading of PoorMichelle.com'
by Stage Tube - February 15, 2013

NEWSical The Musical star Christine Pedi recently released 'PoorMichelle.com (A Dramatic Reading),' featuring impressions of everyone from Bernadette Peters to Oprah. View the video below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 VIDEO: Sutton Foster Chats BUNHEADS & More on 'Ferguson'
by TV News Desk - February 15, 2013

BUNHEADS star Sutton Foster stopped by CBS's Craig Ferguson last night to talk about the series second season. Check out the appearance below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 Off-Broadway's HONESTLY ABE Announces Initiative to Bring Show to Schools
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2013

The Off-Broadway cast of Honestly Abe-The Musical celebrated their 1 year anniversary at Actor's Temple on February 10th, 2012. The hit family musical will continue its Off-Broadway run and launch its Community Partnership Program. The program will bring special community performances and workshops to students all over the city both in the schools and at the theatre. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 15 Tickets Go on Sale to Public for I'LL EAT YOU LAST, Starring Bette Midler, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2013

Tickets go on sale to the general public Sunday, February 17 for Bette Midler's return to Broadway in John Logan's new one-woman play I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, directed by Joe Mantello. (more...)


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