Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, March 28, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 VIDEO: Watch Neil Patrick Harris & Jason Segel's Hilarious LES MIS Showdown!
by TV News Desk - March 28, 2014

Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris break out in song and give Ramin Karimloo and Will Swenson a run for their money! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Photo Coverage: Hot Photos Alert! Get a Simmering First Look at IF/THEN on Broadway with Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & More
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Hot Photos Alert! You've been asking us for these photos since previews began, and we've finally got a first look at Idina Menzel's BIG return to Broadway for the first time since winning the Tony Award for Wicked. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 FLASH FRIDAY: All Sewn Up! HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Gets Glam For Broadway Debut
by Pat Cerasaro - March 28, 2014

Raucous, riotous and risque rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH is an anomalous theatre piece like none other and today we celebrate its premiere Broadway production in honor of previews kicking off this weekend for the new 2014 edition starring Neil Patrick Harris. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Tonight's Performance of CABARET Cancelled; Alan Cumming Falls Ill
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that tonight's preview performance of Cabaret has been cancelled. Alan Cumming, who plays the Emcee, has fallen ill, and since the show is only in its first week of performances, Cumming's understudy hasn't been rehearsed. Performances are expected to resume tomorrow. Subscribers will receive a call to reschedule their tickets and single ticket holders may exchange their tickets from the original point of purchase. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's Ultimate Powerhouse- Idina Menzel
by BWW Special Coverage - March 28, 2014

It's been nine long years since Tony winner Idina Menzel has graced a Broadway stage. This season, she makes her triumphant return in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's new musical If/Then, which opens Sunday, March 30, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Just in case you've forgotten why you fell in love with her in the first place, below BroadwayWorld brings you ten more reasons to love Idina Menzel. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Long Dangly Thing
by Breaking Down the Riffs - March 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of India Arie. Check out the full episode below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Sam Mackay, Christina Modestou to Star in London Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Full casting is announced today for Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights, which receives its London Premiere in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 9 May (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 STAGE TUBE: Hear His Song Take Flight! Norm Lewis Previews 'Music of the Night' from PHANTOM!
by Stage Tube - March 28, 2014

Norm Lewis Tweeted today a clip of himself singing part of 'The Music of the Night' from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, in which he will star beginning this May. Click below to watch the performance, which comes from tonight's interview with ABC World News' Diane Sawyer! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 CASA VALENTINA, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, THE SNOW GEESE, BRONX BOMBERS and More Among 2013-14 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,108,000, allow 39 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 James Franco Pens Eloquent Essay About Broadway OF MICE & MEN Experience
by Pat Cerasaro - March 28, 2014

Hollywood superstar and Broadway newbie James Franco opens up about his experiences thus far performing on the Great White Way in the new production of John Steinbeck's seminal tale OF MICE AND MEN, now in previews. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 School Officials Cancel Production of SWEENEY TODD, Citing Issues with Subject Matter
by Hilary Kelly - March 28, 2014

Officials at Timberlane Regional High School have cancelled a scheduled production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, saying the script and content matter are too controversial. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Lea Michele & Darren Criss Tease Upcoming GLEE Broadway Showstopper
by Pat Cerasaro - March 28, 2014

Broadway babies and fellow GLEE breakout stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss are set to perform a currently unknown Broadway showstopper in an especially elegant and grand setting on a forthcoming episode of the hit musical dramedy series according to a series of new social media posts. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 OVER THE RAINBOW Winner Danielle Hope & Jon Robyns to Star in U.K.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Danielle Hope, who won BBC1's 'Over The Rainbow', will star as Catherine Hiatt in Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical, The Last Five Years at Greenwich Theatre, London and The Warren Theatre, Brighton this May. She will appear alongside West End star Jon Robyns, whose credits include Spamalot, Les Miserables and Avenue Q. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 VIDEO: MOTOWN Celebrates Year on Broadway with New Montage!
by Stage Tube - March 28, 2014

'Happy birthday to you,' MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! The smash hit, which celebrates its first Broadway anniversary on April 14, has released a new montage of show clips set to legendary Motown classics from the musical, including 'I Want You Back,' 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours,' 'Get Ready,' 'Dancing In The Street,' and 'Do You Love Me.' Check it out below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Photo Flash: First Look at Liana Hunt and Corey Cott & More in NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Since bursting onto Broadway, Newsies has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest-grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. One of Broadway's highest-profile hits, it has been featured nationally on 'Dancing with the Stars,' 'The View,' 'ABC World News,' 'Nightline,' 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,' and 'The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade.' Below we bring you a first look at the current cast in action! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Patina Miller's American Songbook Concert Airs as Part of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER on PBS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Live From Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series presents 2013 Tony Award winner Patina Miller's highly-anticipated concert tonight on PBS. Miller is both a fresh new face and a performer at the very top of her game. Her first concert special features music ranging from classic R&B to Broadway's best. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Clint Eastwood Previews JERSEY BOYS At Cinema Con & Talks Show History
by Pat Cerasaro - March 28, 2014

Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood appeared live onstage yesterday at industry insider promotional mega-event Cinema Con and introduced the world premiere of footage from his forthcoming big screen adaptation of Tony Award-winning jukebox musical JERSEY BOYS. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 BWW TV Exclusive: Ted Chapin & Jonathan Groff Preview Lyrics & Lyricists' GETTING TO KNOW YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 28, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of theRodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive preview of the show below, featuring Groff and Chapin! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Daisy Eagan, Jake Broder, French Stewart, Rena Strober & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STONEFACE
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse, announced today the full cast of Vanessa Claire Stewart's STONEFACE, the fifth production of the 2013-2014 season. STONEFACE is performed June 3 to 29, 2014; the press opening is Sunday, June 8. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 28 Roundabout's VIOLET with Sutton Foster Gets Cast Recording; PS Classics to Release 2-Disc Set in June
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that PS Classics will record the cast album of VIOLET on April 7, 2014. This Original Broadway Cast Recording, a two-disc set, will be released on June 3. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through August 10, 2014. (more...)


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