Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, April 19, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm The Greatest Star' From FUNNY GIRL On GLEE!
by Pat Cerasaro - April 19, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present yet another world premiere exclusive first listen to a track from the next episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, this time with a stupendous showstopper from Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's iconic score for FUNNY GIRL, featuring Lea Michele performing 'I'm The Greatest Star'. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Yurel Echezarreta of ALADDIN
by Adrienne Onofri - April 19, 2014

After playing a child, a Cagelle and a Shark, Yurel is now a denizen of Agrabah--and one of the 'hottest chorus boys' on Broadway. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Award Winning Leslie Uggams to Star in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

According to The Courant, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Lesli Uggams will be starring as Mama Rose in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Gypsy. The production will run from July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 STAGE TUBE: A Look at KC Rep's A LITTLE MORE ALIVE
by Stage Tube - April 19, 2014

The world premiere of A Little More Alive began on April 11 and will run until May 11 at Kansas City Rep. A Little More Alive is directed by Tony Award-nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Mothers and Sons) and features book, music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire (Glory Days). The show is being produced by Kansas City Rep through special arrangement with Hunter Arnold and TBD Theatricals. Check below to see clips from the show! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Kelly Provart, Todrick Hall & More Set for La Mirada Theatre's CATS; Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with one of the most popular musical events of all-time, the Tony award-winning, CATS, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' by T.S. Eliot, with musical direction by John Glaudini and directed and choreographed by Dana Solimando. CATS will feature Kelly Provart as Grizabella and Todrick Hall (whose hilarious YOUTUBE video parodies have been seen by millions of viewers) as Rum Tum Tugger. CATS opens tonight, April 19) and run through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 DVR ALERT: HBO Debuts Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Tonight
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2014

Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, comes to HBO. Taped before a live audience Jan. 3 and 4 at the Imperial Theatre in New York, BILLY CRYSTAL 700 SUNDAYS debuts TONIGHT, APRIL 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Whoopi Goldberg Stars in Lifetime Original Movie A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2014

Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, The Color Purple, The View) and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible) headline the Lifetime Original Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/19- THE PRODUCERS
by Stage Tube - April 19, 2014

Today in 2001, The Producers opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 2502 performances. The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, it won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for three years, national tours, many productions worldwide and a 2005 film version. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/19- ROCKY, MAMMA MIA, and More Get Into the Spirit of Easter!
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, MAMMA MIA!, WICKED, 50 SHADES, KINKY BOOTS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and more! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Alan Cumming & More Set for One Night Only REEFER MADNESS Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

REEFER MADNESS, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and music by Dan Studney, will return to New York City 13 years after it's limited off-Broadway engagement (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2014
by - April 19, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Opening Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - April 19, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, began previews on Broadway on April 12 and will open tomorrow, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Boston Children's Theatre Premieres New Musical THE HOMEWORK MACHINE Today
by Pat Cerasaro - April 19, 2014

Boston Children's Theatre is set to premiere a new musical by Tony Award-nominated composer Keith Hermann and Mark Cabaniss specifically targeted to young audiences titled THE HOMEWORK MACHINE. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Join MARK FISHER FITNESS for SEX, HUGS, AND ROCK N ROLL Benefiting Broadway Bares, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

Join MFF for SEX. HUGS. AND ROCK N ROLL! Saturday, April 26th at 11:00 PM @ New World Stages. A Snatched Wrap Party and Rock Celebration benefiting Broadway Bares 24: ROCK HARD! You'll see rockstar performances, get your own bad-ass photo shoot with Dirty Sugar Photography, and can enter a raffle to win a new iPad or Macbook Air. Let's party! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 New Version Of ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Set To Premiere In June
by Pat Cerasaro - April 19, 2014

A revised adaptation of Joe Orton's controversial and groundbreaking play ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE is set to premiere this June according to a new report. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Quentin Tarantino Hosts Staged Reading of THE HATEFUL EIGHT Today in LA
by Movies News Desk - April 19, 2014

Academy Award-winning writer and director Quentin Tarantino will be hosting a live, staged reading of his new screenplay THE HATEFUL EIGHT today Los Angeles. The reading, originally scheduled for April 24 at the LA County Museum of Art, will be held today, April 19 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel downtown. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 NSYNC vs Backstreet Boys- Joey Fatone and Nick Carter Are Feuding
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

Joey Fatone, a former member of the NSYNC, recently appeared on HuffPost Live. When asked about Backstreet Boys' recent touring gig, Fatone stated, 'I feel like they just need the money. No offense, guys. But I'm saying if you think about it, it's like, why are you coming back out again?" He then went on to say that NSYNC won't be having a reunion tour anytime soon because they are have their own lives. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Coeurage Theatre Company's THE YELLOW BOAT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced the first production of its 2014 season, The Yellow Boat by David Saar. Directed by Joseph V. Calarco, the opening is set for tonight, April 19 at 8pm. The Yellow Boat will play through May 25 at GTC Burbank. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 19 Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opens Tonight at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2014

Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty's 'The Tallest Tree in the Forest' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum tonight, April 19, 2014, at 8 p.m. This play with music chronicles Paul Robeson's remarkable life as an artist and political activist in an unforgettable theatrical biography, which runs through May 25. (Previews began April 13.) (more...)


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