Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Monday, February 17, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 BWW TV Exclusive: Jonathan Groff Sings LAST FIVE YEARS, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN & More at AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 17, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured this week was Jonathan Groff. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 BWW TV: Ship of Dreams! Watch Bonus Rehearsal Footage from Tonight's TITANIC Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 17, 2014

Tonight, the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, featuring almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra. The production is directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company recently gave a special press preview and you can check out bonus footage from the performance preview below! Click here to check out interviews with the cast! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Broadway Costume Designer Michele Savoia Found Dead at 55
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2014

The Associated Press reports that Michele Savoia, a Broadway costume designer for shows such as SWING, PROMISES, PROMISES and EVITA, was found dead in the Hudson River on Sunday afternoon. Savoia reportedly fell into the water while attempting to board his boat at the Chelsea Piers, police say. He was 55. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 BWW TV: Watch a Sexy Sneak Peek of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 17, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street), will begin performances on Friday, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. Directed by Al Samuelsand Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company. Check out what they had to say and watch a performance preview below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 BWW Interview: Carly Rae Jepsen on Her Fairytale Broadway Debut in CINDERELLA!
by Nicole Rosky - February 17, 2014

Mulit-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen made her Broadway debut earlier this month in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, alongside Fran Drescher and a slew of other new castmembers. Jepsen replaces Tony-nominated Laura Osnes as the title character of the musical, which is currently playing at the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). During her second week of performances, Jepsen chatted with BroadwayWorld about officially stepping into Cinderella's glass slippers, and you can check out the full interview below! During her second week of performances, Jepsen chatted with BroadwayWorld about officially stepping into Cinderella's glass slippers, and you can check out the full interview below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 InDepth InterView: Elaine Stritch On New Doc, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, Plus Sondheim Stories, Broadway Memories & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - February 17, 2014

Today we are setting our sights on one of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies alive and looking back at her astonishingly rich and varied career onstage and onscreen, having worked with many of the most important entertainment figures of the 20th and 21st century over her 60-year career and winning multiple awards and honors in the process - the one and only Elaine Stritch. Touching upon her time in many notable theatrical entities ranging from her early work at The New School under director Erwin Piscator to rubbing elbows with legends like Bertolt Brecht, William Inge, Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando to her unforgettable turns in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY and FOLLIES IN CONCERT, Stritch also shines a light on her indelible performances in the plays of Edward Albee and looks ahead to a staged reading of THREE TALL WOMEN she is pursuing later this year. Most importantly, Stritch opens up about the multi-year process in creating the stunning and awe-inspiring new all-access documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, directed by Chiemi Karasawa, and outlines how she dealt with cameras documenting her every move for more than two years. Additionally, Stritch comments on her memorable moments in the films of Woody Allen byway of SEPTEMBER and SMALL TIME CROOKS, as well as shares insights into some of her most famous and fabulous co-stars - Ben Gazzara, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini, Steve Buscemi and many more included. Plus, Stritch details her recent move back to her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, and shares details about her recent recuperation from hip surgery and ongoing battles with alcoholism as well as learning to see with only eye. As if all of that were not enough, Stritch also imparts her thoughts on why she appeals to the younger generation and how her Emmy-winning 30 ROCK role has raised awareness for her in the last decade and whether she would ever consider pursuing a reality series or new solo cabaret act. All of that, why she hates the word diva and much, much more in this career-spanning conversation with the veritable reigning queen of Broadway herself. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Four Full Songs From THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Now Streaming
by Pat Cerasaro - February 17, 2014

Four complete tracks from the romantic and moving score for the new Broadway musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman are now available to hear, featuring show stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for THE WILD PARTY Concert at 54 Below, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2014

On April 17, Andrew Lippa's iconic musical The Wild Party is back and bigger than ever with a special concert at 54 Below. With the help of Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece Broadway Big Band, hearthe show's hits like never before. Join award-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa and some of Broadway's best as they reimagine and rediscover the score that started it all. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Alice Ripley & Meghann Fahy Sing Zoe Sarnak's 'The Flame'
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 17, 2014

This week we have a real treat for you! Here is a video of TONY Award-winner Alice Ripley and Meghann Fahy singing The Flame' by Zoe Sarnak at our Joe's Pub concert of Zoe's new musical, A Lasting Impression. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Harvey Weinstein Reveals CINEMA PARADISO Musical Plans & Talks Lloyd Webber Collaboration
by Pat Cerasaro - February 17, 2014

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appears alongside Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney as well as internationally celebrated composer Andrew Lloyd Webber as part of a wide-ranging new interview roundtable and the noted producer reveals preliminary plans to musicalize a multi-award-winning property in the near future, CINEMA PARADISO. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Mandy Gonzalez, Jason Gotay & More Set for GHOSTLIGHT Concert at 54 Below, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2014

Ghostlight, the musical by Tim Realbuto and Matthew Martin will present a concert at 54 Below on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 9:30 PM. Ghostlight premiered at The New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2011 and is slated for a fall workshop before an out-of-town tryout. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie & the Cast of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY!
by Walter McBride - February 17, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written byWoody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances on Tuesday, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The company met the press last week and you can check out photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Elaine Stritch On Singing Sondheim & A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Pat Cerasaro - February 17, 2014

Iconic leading lady, theatrical grande dame Elaine Stritch is making a few select appearances this week in promotion of her upcoming documentary, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, and the actress comments on her most recent Broadway role opposite Bernadette Peters in the 2009 revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC as part of a new interview. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 BWW TV Exclusive: Andrea Martin Talks Debra Monk's Birthday Benefit Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 17, 2014

Beloved stage and screen star Debra Monk celebrates her 65th birthday February 24, 2014, in a free-wheeling rock 'n' roll concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was in the rehearsal room with Debra and the gang to preview the show, and you can check out an exclusive interview with Andrea Martin below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTW's THE MUSIC MAN with Davis Gaines
by Lily Lim - February 17, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Actor & Producer Christopher Malcolm Passes Away at 67
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2014

According to published reports, stage and screen star Christopher Malcolm passed away on February 15 from cancer. He was 67 years old. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Photo Flash: Inside John Travolta's West End Stage Conversation!
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2014

Global movie icon John Travolta, one of Hollywood's biggest and best-loved stars, just got up close and personal on stage in London's West End in A Conversation with John Travolta. Travolta, who was first catapulted to international stardom in the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever, which launched the disco phenomenon in the 1970s, treated the audience to an intimate evening of anecdotes about his illustrious career, private insights from his life as one of the world's most admired screen idols as well as taking part in a special question and answer session with audience members. The on stage interview was conducted by film critic, Barry Norman. ] (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 Poll Results: Voters Think PIPPIN's Couple Is Broadway's Cutest!
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2014

Last week's poll asked which Broadway couple is your favorite and you can check out your response below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 BWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Reminds Us To Never Take Our Freedom For Granted
by Shari Barrett - February 17, 2014

If you have never seen THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK onstage, do not miss your chance to see it at the small black box Cupcake Theater in Hollywood, directed with a skilful hand and emotional insight by Sabrina Lloyd, starring Sigi Gradwohl as Anne Frank. Lloyd and Gradwohl present Anne's two-year ordeal hiding with her family during the German occupation of the Netherlands as a story of life, not death, and it is a true depiction of raw, daily survival during the Holocaust. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 17 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/17- Billie Joe Armstrong
by Stage Tube - February 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Billie Joe Armstrong! Best known as the lead vocalist, main songwriter and lead guitarist for the American punk rock band Green Day, Armstrong recently brought one of his most popular albums to Broadway- American Idiot. In 2010, Armstrong joined the cast of American Idiot, which won two Tonys, for one week in the role of St. Jimmy. He replaced the original Broadway cast member Tony Vincent in fall of 2010 and returned to the role for 50 performances in January 2011. (more...)


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