Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, February 15, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Big Bad Paycheck! Johnny Depp Nabs $1 Million As The Wolf In INTO THE WOODS Movie
by Pat Cerasaro - February 15, 2014

Internationally adored major movie star Johnny Depp took a major pay-cut to re-team with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES collaborator, director Rob Marshall, on the forthcoming big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS according to a new report. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY- Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 15, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody 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 earlier this week and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang about the exciting new musical. Check out what they had to say and watch performance highlights below! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Stephen Sondheim Gives Blessing for Heavy Metal SWEENEY TODD in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

Speaking with The New York Times, Landless' producing artist director, Andrew Baughman, confirmed that Sondheim had given the company the go-ahead to stage a 'Prog Metal' edition of the famous musical at the Undercroft Theater this summer. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Calm Down, Mother Nature!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - February 15, 2014

Oh look, another snow storm. Awesome. If someone could kindly give Mother Nature some Midol and a chocolate bar, I'd really appreciate it because her PMS is getting obnoxious. I started my day by looking up vacations in tropical locations since I'm about to pull my hair out. If you are rich and feel bad for me, please feel free to sponsor my trip to Miami or Puerto Rico. You can come too! I'll tell you sassy stories and sing you showtunes in exchange. Everybody wins. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 BWW TV: Inside IF/THEN's Fan Concert with Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, Michael Greif & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 15, 2014

If/Then, starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, will begin previews on Broadway on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 and will officially open on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The new musical If/Then reunites Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif(director), the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 BWW TV Exclusive: Jim Newman Talks Debra Monk's Birthday Benefit Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 15, 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 Jim Newman below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Feb. 15 - KINKY BOOTS' Ellyn Marsh & Jennifer Perry 'Tear Up' FROZEN's 'Let It Go'; Plus, 'MORMON', 'BRIDGES' and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

Today's SIPs come from KINKY BOOTS' Ellyn Marsh and Jennifer Perry who put a new spin on Disney's FROZEN, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, CINDERELLA, plus the national tours of THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 BWW Reviews: GLEE's Matthew Morrison Charms OC in Valentine's 'Homecoming' Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - February 15, 2014

Dubbed 'Valentine's Day with Matthew Morrison,' the three-night engagement of the OC native's entertaining, high-energy take on swinging, big-band jazz standards and classic Broadway showtunes continues through Saturday, February 15 at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Behold: GLEE's Mr. Schuester has ditched the sweater vests and transformed himself into a cool, fedora-topped 21st Century song-and-dance man---and doesn't disappoint. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 BWW's On This Day - February 15, 2014
by - February 15, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/15- Harold Arlen
by Stage Tube - February 15, 2014

Today in 1905, Harold Arlen was born. Having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over, Arlen is best known for writing the songs for The Wizard of Oz, including the classic 1938 song, 'Over the Rainbow.' Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. Harlen's music has been featured in a number of other early Broadway shows including Hooray for What!, Bloomer Girl, St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, Mr. Imperium, Jamaica, Saratoga, and many more. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Leonardo DiCaprio Lost Out on MOULIN ROUGE Due to His 'Atrocious' Singing Voice
by Movies News Desk - February 15, 2014

In a new interview with Variety, the WOLF OF WALL STREET star confessed he initially met with Baz Luhrmann about taking on the part of 'Christian' in the 2001 movie musical MOULIN ROUGE. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Photo Flash: Florence Henderson, Rachel Dratch & More Bring CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY to Sketchfest in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY returned to Sketchfest in a new "MUSIC EDITION" which has been dubbed "Bieber, Beyonce, and Beyond!' Performances were held February 9, 2014. This year…get ready for nonstop laughs as you experience a variety of jaw-dropping vignettes inspired and torn straight from the pages of the most unforgettable and unintentionally hilarious MUSIC tell-alls. From Britney Spears to LL Cool J to Tommy Lee, Cher, Madonna and more. True tales of groupies, performance anxiety and more. Originally created by Emmy-Award nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography has been profiled in virtually every major media outlet including Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and The View. The national and international tours of the show garnered a Drama Desk award, and rave reviews across the board- from The New York Times to Rolling Stone to Time Magazine. For this special installment, outrageous and true music memoirs will be acted out live on stage by Pamela Adlon, Rachel Dratch, Florence Henderson, Michael Hitchcock, Laraine Newman, Dayle Reyfel, and Fred Willard. Check out a look back below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Broadway's Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock Lead Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER at the Wallis, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

The Broadway Cast - led by Hannah Yelland and Tristan Sturrock - will appear in the internationally celebrated Kneehigh production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter, which will have a 43-performance limited engagement at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts today, February 15 to March 23, 2014 (press opening February 19). (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Anthony Warlow & Faith Prince to Embark on Australian Tour this Summer
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

Anthony Warlow, Australia's leading star of musical theatre, returns home this June with Tony-Award winner Faith Prince in an exclusive concert event titled Direct From Broadway. The Australian tour premieres at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 10, then travels to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Padua Productions' VILLON Stars Kevin Weisman, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

Murder, mayhem and poetry. Award-winning, visionary playwright Murray Mednick brings his unique sensibility to the hair-raising, sometimes violent, and often hilarious exploits of medieval poet Francois Villon in a world premiere production directed by the playwright. Villon opens tonight, Feb. 15, presented by Padua Productions in a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
by Walter McBride - February 15, 2014

Designer Zac Posen, Model Alek Wek and Actress Patina Miller were honored this afternoon for their careers and philanthropic achievements, and their unyielding dedication to our youth, arts and education initiatives at the Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon presented by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL! Opens Today at El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

Kelrik Productions will present PINKALICIOUS, the Musical, playing today, February 15 - March 2 at the Monroe Forum Theatre, bringing children's programming to the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE UGLY ONE, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA has announced the West Coast premiere of The Ugly One, a comedy by Marius von Mayenburg (English translation by Maja Zade), directed by Gates McFadden. Starring Robert Joy, Tony Pasqualini, Eve Gordon, and Peter Larney, The Ugly One is set to open today, February 15 with performances at 5pm and 8pm. The limited engagement will run through March 24. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 A Noise Within to Host Summer with Shakespeare Camp, 6/23-7/12
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents a three-week summer camp, June 23rd to July 12th, 2014, (Monday-Friday 10AM -4PM) for young artists, age 10-18, who want to have fun in the theatre at Summer With Shakespeare - a conservatory-style program of acting, improvisation, stage diction, text analysis, kinetic exercises, and stage combat led by classically-trained, professional actors, choreographers, and designers. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 15 Teasel Theatre Presents GRISLY TALES FROM TUMBLEWATER Today
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2014

Vibrant and witty Teasel Theatre Company present Grisly Tales from Tumblewater at Carriageworks Theatre today 15 February at 2pm and 4pm. (more...)




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