Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7

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

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Pandemonium At LES MISERABLES Broadway Revival Previews Stage Door
by Pat Cerasaro - March 07, 2014

Pandemonium is erupting nightly in NYC outside the stage door of the new Broadway revival of international mega-musical sensation LES MISERABLES judging from new social media posts and video clips of the swarms of fans camped out to get a chance to see their favorite stars up close and personal - and, perhaps, to snag an autograph or two, too. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 FLASH FRIDAY: Christopher Plummer Storms The Cinema With THE TEMPEST
by Pat Cerasaro - March 07, 2014

Today we are shining a spotlight on one of the most respected and revered stage and screen stars of the last several decades who is known the world over for not only his stirring and commanding dramatic performances and touching and rib-tickling comedies on film, but also for his iconic roles on the stage playing Shakespeare, performing in straight drama and also musicals - and, perhaps, beloved most of all for his essaying of Captain Von Trapp in the celebrated Robert Wise film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning THE SOUND OF MUSIC - the elegant, graceful and eminently gifted Christopher Plummer. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 First Photos Of Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo In JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Pat Cerasaro - March 07, 2014

A first look at the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's beloved family-friendly Bible-themed musical JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT starring AMERICAN IDOL standouts and Broadway headliners Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo is now available to view. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Cast of Broadway's LES MISERABLES to Perform on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2014

The cast of Broadway's LES MISERABLES revival will raise the barricade on ABC's Good Morning America next week, with a performance set for Thursday, March 13. As of now, there's no word on which cast members will appear, or which number will be performed. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Idina Menzel Says IF/THEN First Preview 'Felt Really Good'
by Pat Cerasaro - March 07, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar and current pop culture queen Idina Menzel shared her enthusiasm over the first preview for her new Broadway musical IF/THEN in a new social media post earlier this week. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo & More in Opening Night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2014

The Independent Presenters Network presents the 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Directed and choreographed by TonyŽ Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, the new tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH, on March 4, 2014. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look at the opening night photos below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Becomes Broadway's Ninth Longest-Running Show!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - March 07, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical Mamma Mia! celebrated another milestone yesterday, Thursday, March 6, 2014, when it became the 9th longest-running show in Broadway history, a record previously held by the landmark musical Rent. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of the cast's curtain call, and after their bows! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Lea Michele Appears On LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL Today
by Pat Cerasaro - March 07, 2014

GLEE breakout star and popular Broadway performer Lea Michele promotes her new solo album release LOUDER in an appearance on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL later this week and a first look at the actress and singer alongside the affable hosts is now available. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Photo Flash: First Look at Shayne Kennon, Will Blum, Leigh Ann Larkin & More in Barry Manilow's HARMONY at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2014

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's 'Harmony,' a new musical, opens next Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and plays through April 13 (Previews began March 4). Directed by Tony Speciale, with music by Manilow and book and lyrics by Sussman, 'Harmony' tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six young men in pre-WWII Germany who rose from unemployed street musicians to become world-famous entertainers, selling millions of records, starring in over a dozen films, and selling out the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Yet while The Comedian Harmonists' sophisticated music, paired with hilarious comedy, made them the brightest of stars, the group's mixture of Jews and non-Jews put them on a collision course with history. 'Harmony' is a co-production with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta. Below, check out a first look at the cast in action! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 STAGE TUBE: New TV Spot for Roundabout's VIOLET, Starring Sutton Foster!
by Stage Tube - March 07, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster returns to Roundabout in the highly anticipated Broadway debut of the musical Violet, following the acclaimed concert performance at City Center Encores! Off-Center. The production just released a new TV spot, and you can check it out below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Photo Coverage: Bryan Cranston & the Cast of ALL THE WAY Take Opening Night Broadway Bows!
by Walter McBride - March 07, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened last night, March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Photo Flash: First Look at 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL, Off-Broadway's Sexiest New Show
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) is now in previews ahead of an opening night in March 12. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, and 50 Shades Tour LLC. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Photo Flash: First Look at Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert & More in Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, is currently in previews at Broadway's John Golden Theatre, with an official opening night set for Monday, March 24, 2014. Below, check out a first look at Daly, Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor in the production! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Photos and Video: Michael Crawford Awarded CBE by Queen For His Charity Work
by Pat Cerasaro - March 07, 2014

Internationally celebrated stage and screen performer Michael Crawford has been awarded a CBE today, in honor of his long-standing work with children's charities. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 SUBMISSIONS ONLY Hits New Series High with Season Three Premiere
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2014

'Submissions Only,' Broadway's favorite webseries, attracted more viewers than ever before with the season premiere episode of its highly anticipated third season on March 3. Premiering exclusively here on BroadwayWorld.com to over 35,000 viewers in its first 24 hours, the first episode of season three had more than seven times the viewership than the first episode of season two. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 VIDEO: SESAME STREET Parodies LES MIS with 'Les Mousserables'
by TV News Desk - March 07, 2014

'Sesame Street' continues to be on top of its pop culture references, and this time it's taken inspiration from the Broadway musical LES MISERABLES -- which is returning to the Great White Way this season. In the clip below, 'Jean Bon-Bon (Cookie Monster) is a very sad French guy in pursuit of cookies in the streets of Paris. He must figure out a way to survive and help his fellow Parisians find cookies.' Click to watch the spoof! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth and Conan O'Brien Sing Puccini!
by TV News Desk - March 07, 2014

Classically-trained coloratura soprano Kristin Chenoweth stopped by last night's CONAN on TBS to gave host Conan O'Brien some tips on how to sing an aria. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Photo Flash: First Look - Martyn Ellis as The Wizard in West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2014

WICKED, the multi award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures of Martyn Ellis as 'The Wizard' at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 STAGE TUBE: Funny or Die Sets Classic Hollywood Moments to FROZEN's 'Let It Go'
by Stage Tube - March 07, 2014

The famous parody/comedy site has just released a new mashup of classic Hollywood moments - all featuring the Oscar-winning song 'Let It Go,' from Disney's FROZEN. Check it out below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Mar. 7 Totally Rad Poster Unveiled for HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
by Pat Cerasaro - March 07, 2014

1980s cult classic HEATHERS is set to sing byway of the upcoming premiere production of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL and a first look at the poster for the show is now available to view. (more...)


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