Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, January 18, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 Maria Conchita Alonzo Resigns From VAGINA MONOLOGUES After Tea Party Endorsement
by Pat Cerasaro - January 18, 2014

Recognizable screen performer and onetime KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN on Broadway headliner, Maria Conchita Alonzo has withdrawn from an upcoming regional production of acclaimed ensemble play THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler following a firestorm of controversy over her public endorsement of an anti-immigration Tea Party candidate. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 BWW Exclusive Details On Theatre Under the Stars' Season of Audience Favorites
by David Clarke - January 18, 2014

Proudly announcing Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) 47th season, Artistic Director Bruce Lumpkin says, 'As Houston's largest homegrown musical theatre organization, there's a lot to be excited about!'Certainly, there simply is no denying that the season features a truly diverse array of audience favorites from Broadway's golden classics to contemporary hits. Bruce Lumpkin adds, 'We're presenting some of the most exciting things happening on the musical theatre stages! We've got some of the classics, some of the edgier shows, and we've got some of the freshest productions from New York. I don't think it gets any better than this! Trust me when I say that TUTS is moving and shaking things up!' At the bottom line, TUTS is in a unique position to offer Houston audiences 'both self-produced shows as well as national tours, so I think that the Houston audiences are going to enjoy the best of both worlds.' (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 20th Annual SAG AWARDS Set for Tonight; Judi Dench, James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep Among Nominees
by TV News Desk - January 18, 2014

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season's premier events, will honor outstanding performances from 2013 in five film categories and eight television categories, including the distinctive ensemble awards. This year's Actor recipients will be announced at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center during a live simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 LES MISERABLES Themed Church Services Planned For York Minster This Weekend
by Pat Cerasaro - January 18, 2014

A LES MISERABLES-themed mass is set for this weekend in New York City at York Minster, the tentpole church of the Diocese of York, according to a new listing. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 VIDEO: FROZEN Karaoke to 'Love Is an Open Door' Turns Into Marriage Proposal!
by Movies News Desk - January 18, 2014

Below, check out an adorable video of a boyfriend suprising his girlfriend with a Christmas Eve proposal while they were singing karaoke to 'Love Is an Open Door' from Disney's FROZEN! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/18- Jesse L. Martin
by Stage Tube - January 18, 2014

Happy Birthday, Jesse L. Martin! Martin is best known for originating the role of Tom Collins in the Broadway theatrical production of Rent, and for his portrayal of NYPD Detective Ed Green on the NBC drama television series Law & Order. He made his Broadway debut in Timon of Athens, and then performed in The Government Inspector with Lainie Kazan. In 2010, Martin returned to the stage for one of his biggest theater commitments since Law & Order performing in the productions of The Merchant of Venice and The Winter's Tale as a part of The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. He played the roles of Gratiano and King Polixenes, respectively. The Merchant of Venice later transferred to Broadway to the Broadhurst Theater for a limited engagement, during which time Martin reprised his role as Gratiano. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 BWW TV: Chatting with Rebecca Hall and the Company of MACHINAL on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 18, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20 and opened Thursday night, Jan. 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand at the after party to chat with the entire company. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 Goodspeed to Premiere New Musical THE CIRCUS IN WINTER, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2014

Today at Goodspeed's 9th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for the production of a new musical, The Circus in Winter. Featuring a Book by Hunter Foster and Beth Turcotte and Music and Lyrics by Ben Clark, The Circus in Winter is inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name by Cathy Day. The production will run this fall at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut, Goodspeed's home for new musicals. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 18 - ADDAMS FAMILY Channels TITANIC, BEAUTIFUL Celebrates a Birthday & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 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 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MATILDA, BEAUTIFUL, WE WILL ROCK YOU, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE FANTASTICKS and more! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 In the Spotlight Series: The Cast of BEAUTIFUL- Jessie Mueller & More!
by Walter McBride - January 18, 2014

The new musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter opened earlier this week at the Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. Tony Award-nominee Jessie Mueller stars as 'Carole King'; she's joined by Jake Epstein as 'Gerry Goffin', Anika Larsen as 'Cynthia Weil', Jarrod Spector as 'Barry Mann', Jeb Brown as 'Don Kirshner',Liz Larsen as 'Genie Klein', and an ensemble that includes Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious,Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Arbender Robinson, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, and Melvin Tunstall. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 Stars from Broadway, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and More Set for PROPAGANDA Festival, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2014

PROPAGANDA: A Festival Celebrating Russian Voices. Staged readings will feature Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Catherine Curtin, Broadway's Dan Oreskes, Tobias Segal, Thomas Schall, Nadia Bowers, and Jason Tam, Blue Bloods' Robert Sella, Kings' Michael Crane, The Bridge Project's Michelle Beck, and The West Wing's Thomas Kopache in new plays by groundbreaking Russian playwrights. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 NOTHING TO HIDE Ends Extended Run Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2014

The highly acclaimed show NOTHING TO HIDE, produced by Werner Entertainment and Ostar Productions, ends its extended run today, January 18, 2014 after 95 performances in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 Original Cast Members Kick Off Yearlong Celebration of HELLO, DOLLY!'s 50th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2014

Richard Skipper is kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of HELLO, DOLLY! with members of the original Broadway cast! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 STAGE TUBE: Kara Lindsay and the Cast of NEWSIES Support Friends In Theater Company
by Stage Tube - January 18, 2014

Friends In Theater's founder Phil Accorso stopped by the Nederlander Theater to visit FITC alumna Kara Lindsay and her cast mates, Ben Fankhauser, Jess LeProtto, Adam Kaplan, and Tommy Martinez. Check out the video below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 BWW Reviews: Carly Linehan Soars in ENCORE's PETER PAN at the Warner Grand in San Pedro
by Shari Barrett - January 18, 2014

Carly Linehan takes charge of the stage from the moment she flies onstage as Peter Pan, enthralling the audience with her high-spirited portrayal of the boy who refuses to grow up. She made it look terribly easy to fly, sing, and throw fairy dust without a care in the world. With her boyish charm and mannerisms, Linehan truly will have you believing you are watching a young boy in the throes of childhood joy and freedom throughout the ENCORE show at the Warner Brand in San Pedro. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 BWW's On This Day - January 18, 2014
by - January 18, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 SEVEN GUITARS, Featuring Felicia P. Fields, Opens Tonight at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2014

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Seven Guitars written by August Wilson, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Seven Guitars is currently playing through February 9, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is tonight, January 18, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 The Jim Henson Company Launches SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! Tour
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2014

The Jim Henson Company, in conjunction with Mills Entertainment, Gables Grove Productions and The Brad Simon Organization, announced today that the Emmy-Award nominated series 'Sid the Science Kid' which airs on PBS KIDS has been adapted as a live stage production, SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! The 40-city U.S. tour launches today. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 BranDon Jones, Jack Cutmore-Scott Join FOX's New Comedy Pilot from Tina Fey
by TV News Desk - January 18, 2014

BranDon Jones (CSI) has joined Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard's untitled comedy pilot for FOX. He will star alongside Broadway's Jack Cutmore-Scott (Arcadia) as one of four male leads in the pilot, which is set at a women's college that has opened enrollment to men for the first time. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 18 BWW Interview: Christine Andreas Talks BE-MUSED at the Annenberg, Set for Tonight
by David Green - January 18, 2014

Christine Andreas brings her much hailed and highly anticipated Cabaret 'be-Mused' to The Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs tonight, January 18 at 8:00 pm. (more...)


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