Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, February 22, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Last Member of the von Trapp Family Singers Passes Away at 99
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Maria Agatha Franziska Gobertina von Trapp, the real-life, second-oldest daughter of Georg Ludwig von Trapp and Agatha Whitehead von Trapp, has passed away. She was the last member of the von Trapp Family Singers, who inspired the musical and film versions of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. She was 99. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- Courtney Reed!
by Stage Tube - February 22, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet Jasmine- Courtney Reed! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- Courtney Reed!
by Stage Tube - February 22, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet Jasmine- Courtney Reed! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Full Look At Lea Michele's LOUDER Album Art! Cover, Back Cover & Final Track List
by Pat Cerasaro - February 22, 2014

The first look at the complete CD packaging for the new album LOUDER originating from Broadway headliner and GLEE standout Lea Michele is now available. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Logo Unveiled For Stage Version Of Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Pat Cerasaro - February 22, 2014

The hotly anticipated screen-to-stage adaptation of Disney's beloved animated movie musical THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is setting its sights on an out of town tryout at the La Jolla Playhouse later this year and a preliminary sneak peek at the new logo for the stage tuner is now available to view. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Discusses ANNIE Movie Musical Remake Details
by Pat Cerasaro - February 22, 2014

Rising star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje discusses his pivotal role in the upcoming big screen movie musical remake of ANNIE according to a new interview. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell & More Star in URINETOWN at St. James Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2014

Jamie Lloyd is directing the UK premiere of URINETOWN The Musical, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. The musical runs at the St James Theatre from tonight, 22 February until 3 May 2014, with opening night on 11 March 2014. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 BWW Interviews - Debut of the Month: BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Whitney Bashor
by Caryn Robbins - February 22, 2014

Bashor speaks exclusively with BWW and explains how her co-stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale went out of their way to make sure her Broadway debut was a big deal! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 BWW TREASURE HUNT: Bernadette Peters Sings Her 1962 Single 'Academy Award'
by Stage Tube - February 22, 2014

As our debut entry, sent in by a fan, we introduce you to 'Academy Award', recorded in 1962 as a 45 RPM single by Bernadette Peters on the United Artists Records Label. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Airs Tonight
by TV News Desk - February 22, 2014

The Trip to Bountiful is a television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote's Tony nominated play. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Feb 22 - Three's Company at ROCKY, KINKY BOOTS Does 'Cups' and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's SIPs come from the casts of ROCKY, KINKY BOOTS, BEAUTIFUL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, CHICAGO, HAIR and regional productions of SEUSSICAL, SWEENEY TODD, SPELLING BEE, DIXIE SWIM CLUB and more! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Cate Blanchett On Running A Theater Company & Being A Mom While Acting In Film
by Pat Cerasaro - February 22, 2014

2014 Best Actress Academy Award nominee Cate Blanchett opens up about her recent run as artistic director of Australia's Sydney Theatre Company and how she juggled those duties with an active film career and motherhood as part of a new interview. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/22- Lea Salonga
by Stage Tube - February 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Lea Salonga! Salonga is best known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards. She was the first Asian to play the roles of Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway. She also provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998). (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Photo Flash: Carol Channing Visits Bernadette Peters at the McCallum
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2014

Bernadette Peters Tweeted three pictures of she and Carol Channing backstage at her concert at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, Calif., on February 19. Check them out below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Photo Coverage: THE REALISTIC JONESES Company Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - February 22, 2014

Will Eno's new play The Realistic Joneses is set to begin previews on Thursday, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street). The company is currently in rehearsals and BroadwayWorld was there yesterday to meet the cast. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Photo Coverage: York Theatre Celebrates SMILING, THE BOY FELL DEAD Opening with Sheldon Harnick and More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - February 22, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Smiling, The Boy Fell Dead with Book by Ira Wallach, Music by David Baker, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The creative team includes director James Glossman with music direction by Joseph Baker, and casting by Geoff Josselson. The limited engagement will play 5 performances ONLY February 21-23, 2014 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). BroadwayWorld was there for the opening and brings you photos from the festivities below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Bernadette Peters Set For Pittsburgh Equality Gayla Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - February 22, 2014

Multi-award-winning stage and screen superstar Bernadette Peters is set to make an appearance at the gala charity concert to celebrate the LGBT community of Pittsburgh tonight. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Adam McKay On 'Huge' Musical Number In ANCHORMAN 2 Re-Release
by Pat Cerasaro - February 22, 2014

While internationally recognized funnyman and former SNL star Will Ferrell has already proven his mettle on the Great White Way with his solo show YOU'RE WELCOME AMERICA, the ANCHORMAN 2 star figures into another theatrical trope as well - an elaborate musical number filmed but cut from the new feature film comedy but set to be a central component of the Alternate Cut, set for re-release in theaters for a limited time later this month. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 BWW's On This Day - February 22, 2014
by - February 22, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 22 Nick Offerman and Stephanie Hunt Join Megan Mullally in Concert in Santa Monica Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2014

Megan Mullally is a two-time Emmy-winning star of TV's Will & Grace, and star of Broadway's Young Frankenstein. Tonight, February 22 she debuts Broadway@ The Broad: Megan Mullally, her live music and comedy concert special, in Santa Monica, CA's - for two shows only. (more...)


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