Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, February 7, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 InDepth InterView: Daniel Ezralow On 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, SPIDER-MAN Broadway Memories, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2014

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished choreographer, actor and director who has crafted uniquely compelling movement for a number of wide-ranging projects in many mediums, from his early work as a performer onstage to creating dances for film, television and theatre - the gifted Daniel Ezralow. Discussing his elemental participation in tonight's 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Ezralow previews some of the pageantry, spectacle and artistry we can anticipate in the multi-million dollar production as well as the themes and ideas present in it. Additionally, Ezralow opens up about the technical process in organizing such a titanic technical production as well as outlines his collaboration with the scores of performers and behind-the-scenes individuals converging to pull it all off for a worldwide audiences. Plus, Ezralow comments on the controversial politics and ongoing drama surrounding the games. As if all that were not enough, Ezralow generously recounts his experiences working on the recent Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, recounting the troubled preview period and much-discussed injuries as well as sharing his enthusiasm for his ongoing artistic relationship with master director Julie Taymor, extending also into her fantastic Beatles-inspired feature film musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE as well as THE GREEN BIRD on Broadway and more. Besides all that, Ezralow also comments on some of his specialty work for awards shows and looks back on some of his most memorable stage and screen work. All of that and much, much more awaits in this special interview with a dance dynamo! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Talks Passion for Hearts; Gives First Look at Her Artwork on TODAY
by TV News Desk - February 07, 2014

Legendary singer and actress Barbra Streisand sat down with TODAY host Natalie Morales this morning to discuss how she's speaking up for millions of women affected by heart disease. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 VIDEO: Billy Crystal Surprises Jay with All-Star Musical Farewell on Final TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - February 07, 2014

Sheryl Crow, Carol Burnett, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Jack Black, NBA star Chris Paul and Jim Parsons and Billy Crystal surprised Jay with a musical performance! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 VIDEO: CBS's 60 MINUTES to Rebroadcast Philip Seymour Hoffman Interview on Drug Addiction, 2/9
by TV News Desk - February 07, 2014

60 MINUTES will rebroadcast the Philip Seymour Hoffman interview in which the actor discusses his problems with addiction that may have led to his death this week. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 Broadway Records Releases BIG FISH Cast Recording Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2014

Broadway Records will release the original Broadway cast recording of the new musical BIG FISH digitally today, February 7, 2014 and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The album will be produced by Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter. Sign up to pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00H3UKZ6E. BIG FISH began performances on Thursday, September 5, 2013, officially opened on Sunday, October 6, 2013 and played its final performance on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 Broadway's ROCKY Announces Lottery Policy
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2014

ROCKY, beginning previews February 11 and officially opening on March 13, announces a day-of-performance lottery for Golden Circle seats in the first two rows of Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway, New York, NY). Golden Circle ticketholders will be escorted onto the stage to watch the climatic fight during the final 20 minutes of the performance. Entry to the lottery will begin two hours prior to each performance and the winners will be announced 90 minutes prior to curtain. The seats will be priced at the special rate of $35 each, limit two tickets per person. All tickets are subject to availability. For further information, visit www.rockybroadway.com. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 BWW TV: Watch Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald & More Tribute Neil Patrick Harris at Drama League Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 07, 2014

The Drama League honored Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris Monday night at the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). The evening's one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, featured dozens of celebrities from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of musical selections drawn from Mr. Harris' career in theater, film and television, co-directed by Tony® Award winner and Drama League Alumnus Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon, and co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the big event, where he chatted with all of the evening's guests. Check out what they had to say and watch tributes from Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald and more below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Star Valisia LeKae Named National Spokesperson for Ovarian Cancer Coalition
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2014

One of Broadway's brightest lights has joined forces with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition as National Spokesperson, to play one of the most important roles of her life, and plans to win! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 BWW Reviews: BRONX BOMBERS Still Bushleague Material
by Michael Dale - February 07, 2014

Eric Simonson's Yankee drama plays like a theme park attraction. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- BEAUTIFUL's Jake Epstein
by BWW Staff - February 07, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jake Epstein, who is starring as 'Gerry Goffin' in Beautiful- currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording Set for 2/25 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original Broadway cast recording of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the new musical currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deutsch, with Joey Parnes serving as Executive Producer - will be released by digital outlets on February 25 with the disc available in stores and online April 1. The physical CD features a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by librettist Robert L. Freedman and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote. To pre-order, visit click here. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 FROZEN Video of the Day: YouTube Star Sam Tsui Performs 'Let It Go' Mash-Up
by Movies News Desk - February 07, 2014

YouTube sensation Sam Tsui shares a mash-up of 'Let It Go', performed by Broadway's Idina Menzel in the film, with 'Let Her Go' by the band Passenger. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 BIG FISH Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2014

The original Broadway cast recording of the short-lived recent screen-to-stage adaptation of Tim Burton's beloved film BIG FISH, starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz, is now available on iTunes. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 Up on the Marquee: LES MISERABLES's Back on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - February 07, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. The official opening night for Les Miserables is Sunday, March 23. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the marquee at the Imperial! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 Flashy New LES MISERABLES UK Promotional Ad Filmed In Trafalgar Square
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2014

The ensemble of actors making up the central cast of the West End's longest-running musical, LES MISERABLES, took to the streets of London to film an attention-grabbing new advertisement in Trafalger Square last week according to a new social media posting on the show's official Facebook page. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 Photo Coverage: BRONX BOMBERS Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - February 07, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened last night, February 6, at Circle in the Square Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from the after party below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 HANDLE WITH CARE to Conclude Off-Broadway Run 3/9; Talkbacks Set for Final Month of Performances
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care, a Critics' Pick from the New York Times, which calls it 'A Hilarious and Heartwarming Romantic Comedy' that 'exudes gobs of comic energy and insight', will conclude its run at the Westside Theatre March 9, 2014, two weeks after its originally announced end date. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams is directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will have played 112 performances including 15 previews. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 Photo Coverage: Yankees Arrive on Broadway- BRONX BOMBERS Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - February 07, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened last night, February 6, at Circle in the Square Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 FOX Cancels THE X FACTOR Stateside; Simon Cowell to Return as Judge in the UK
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2014

The award-winning international phenomenon THE X FACTOR has concluded its domestic run after three seasons, it was announced today by Syco, FremantleMedia North America and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Feb. 7 MEGA STAGE TUBE: BROADWAY LOVES THE SPICE GIRLS at 54 Below - All the Performances!
by Stage Tube - February 07, 2014

After a sold-out run at the Canal Room, 'The TRL Generation' brought its wildly successful 'Broadway Loves the Spice Girls' concert uptown to 54 Below on January 13th. The 'Girl Power'-filled song and dance extravaganza was musically directed by Benjamin Rauhala, directed by Kyle Fox, and produced by Shoshana Feinstein. Click below and scroll through the videos to watch all of the performances from the show! (more...)


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