Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, January 10, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 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 from Friday, Jan. 10 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/10- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by - January 10, 2014

Today in 2008, The Little Mermaid opened at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical had a pre-Broadway tryout in Denver, Colorado in July through early September 2007. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 BRING IT ON to Launch National Tour in New Haven; Nadia Vynnytsky, Zuri Washington and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

Big League Productions, Inc. and Troika Entertainment, LLC are pleased to announce the cast for the new musical comedy Bring It On: The Musical. Bring It On: The Musical will preview January 16-18 in New Haven, CT at the Shubert Theatre and open onJanuary 21 in Macon, GA at the Grand Opera House. Bring It On: The Musical will culminate with a 3-week engagement at Theatre Orb in Tokyo from July 9 to July 27. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 Rehearsals for Broadway Revival of LES MISERABLES with Ramin Karimloo & Caissie Levy Begin Monday
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

Rehearsals begin Monday, January 13 in New York for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. The official opening night for LES MISERABLES is Sunday, March 23. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo (West End and current acclaimed Toronto star of LES MISERABLES, and The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies in London) as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson (Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway's Hair and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Javert; Caissie Levy (West End and Broadway star of Ghost and Hair and Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked) as Fantine; Nikki M. James (Tony Award winner for The Book of Mormon) as Eponine; Andy Mientus (who captured the hearts of TV viewers with his portrayal of Kyle Bishop on the NBC series 'Smash') as Marius; talented newcomer Charlotte Maltby as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders (The 39 Steps) as Thenardier; Tony Award-nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody) as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, (the West End production of The Scottsboro Boys) as the revolutionary Enjolras. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 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...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 FROZEN Video of the Day - 'Let It Go' Goes Heavy Metal
by Movies News Desk - January 10, 2014

Today we present a heavy metal cover of 'Let It Go'. The song was originally performed in the film by Broadway's Idina Menzel, but today it's been 'metalized' by artist Pelle K. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 PHOTOS: WICKED's Ingress Starts at the Cultural Center of the Philippines
by Jory Rivera - January 10, 2014

The ornate set piece 'The Clock of the Time Dragon,' which was introduced by American novelist Gregory Maguire in his book 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,' and recreated on stage by Tony Award-winning scenic designer Eugene Lee, has been raised atop the main stage at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) since more than 50 stage crew members--the majority of them are Philippine locals--began the production's ingress Thursday, January 2. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 HEE HAW Musical Heading to Broadway in 2015?
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

Now according to the New York Post's Michael Riedel, the show is Broadway-bound and will likely arrive in the Spring 2015 theatre season. Major producers present at the workshop included Bob Boyett, Jill Furman, and representatives from The Shuberts, the Nederlanders and Jujamcyn Theaters. One of them told Riedel: "I haven't laughed so hard since I saw 'Book of Mormon.'?" (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- Director/Choreographer Casey Nicholaw!
by Stage Tube - January 10, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet director Casey Nicholaw! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 Photo Flash: First Look at Erin Mackey & More in South Coast Rep's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by ElizaBeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runsJan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. Tickets are available online: www.scr.org. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 STAGE TUBE: Silvia Emme Tributes WICKED with 'Popular Song' Sand Art
by Stage Tube - January 10, 2014

Sand Artist-extraordinaire Silvia Emme has teamed up with MIKA once again, this time to create an all new piece to accompany his 'Popular Song' featuring Arianda Grande. In the video below, she uses only her fingers, to draw with sand on her lightbox and create a special tribute to the show from which the song was inspired- Broadway's Wicked. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 Bradley Cooper Heading Back to Broadway in THE ELEPHANT MAN?
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

There was a lot of Broadway buzz surrounding a 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival presentation of The Elephant Man, starring Patricia Clarkson and Bradley Cooper. The production never made it to the Great White Way, but according to the Daily Mail, Cooper will lead the play on Broadway soon! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 2013 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards Winners Announced - Jessie Mueller Wins for BEAUTIFUL!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 10, 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 San Francisco winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 Goodspeed Musicals' 45-Year Executive Director Michael Price to Retire in 2014
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals' Board of Trustees announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2014 season. Michael Price, who has led the organization for 45 years, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director at the end of 2014 but will remain active with Goodspeed in advisory and fundraising roles through 2016. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 2013 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards Winners Announced - Bryan Cranston, Rachel Bay Jones & A.R.T. Big Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 10, 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 Boston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- BEAUTIFUL's Jarrod Spector
by BWW Staff - January 10, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jarrod Spector, who is starring as 'Barry Mann' in Beautiful- currently playing at the Stephen SondheimTheatre, with opening night set for January 12, 2014. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 Maggie Smith, Judi Dench & More to Return for 'MARIGOLD HOTEL 2', Richard Gere Among New Cast Members
by Movies News Desk - January 10, 2014

Fox Searchlight Pictures President of Production Claudia Lewis and Participant Media Executive Vice President of Production Jonathan King announced today that production on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 has begun in India. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 Batter Up! BRONX BOMBERS Begins Previews on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, begins previews today, Friday, January 10 at 8:00PM. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opens February 6, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 10 Whoopi Goldberg Will Host Drama League Gala Honoring Neil Patrick Harris, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2014

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg has been tapped by The Drama League to host the 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris on Monday evening, February 3, 2014 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)


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