Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, January 25, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 UPDATE: Candlelight Vigil For Theater Journalist Randy Gener Set for Sunday
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that while details are currently scarce, theater journalist Randy Gener is currently recovering in the ICU from brain surgery. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Anna Kendrick On Wearing Cinderella's 'G*ddamn Ballgown' In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - January 25, 2014

Recognizable stage and screen star Anna Kendrick opened up about her role in the hotly anticipated stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated family-friendly fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Photo Coverage: WICKED Holds Press Preview in Manila
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

At a press conference, Executive Producer Bernadette Hayes said Broadway icon Stephen Schwartz, WICKED's composer and lyricist, will attend the show's benefit performance for the survivors of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) on Friday, January 31 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 OF MICE AND MEN Tickets Go On Sale to the Public Tomorrow, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

Tickets for Of Mice and Men starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton go on-sale to the general public tomorrow, Sunday, January 26, 2014, through Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). Full cast and design team will be announced shortly for this new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 BWW TV: Annaleigh Ashford, Brenda Braxton & More Sing from Upcoming 54 Below Shows!
by Randy Rainbow - January 25, 2014

Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Rent, Dogfight, Wicked, Legally Blonde, and Showtime's 'Masters of Sex.'), Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chicago, Dreamgirls), Multi-million selling recording artist, actor, author Sam Harris (Grease!, The Life, author of the new book HAM: Slices of a Life), and Emmy and Tony nominee Michele Lee (Broadway's Seesaw, How to Succeed..., and TV's 'Knots Landing') recently gathered at 54 Below to preview their upcoming shows at the venue. Randy Rainbow was on the scene to chat with the performers and you can check out a sneak peek of their concerts below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 25 - Stark Sands' Last #SIP with KINKY BOOTS, Broadway Against Bullying and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 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 KINKY BOOTS, ROCK OF AGES, MOTOWN, MATILDA, THE FANTASTICKS, and more! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 25, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened on January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand on the special night to chat with the cast about the new play. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 A Fairytale Flashback: CINDERELLA Bids Adieu to Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
by BWW Special Coverage - January 25, 2014

On February 4, 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen will replace Laura Osnes as the title role in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing at the Broadway Theatre. Also stepping into Prince Topher's shoes will be Joe Carroll, who will replace Santino Fontana. Below, BroadwayWorld salutes the Tony-nominated duo as they prepare for their departure from the show. Check out a flashback of photos and videos from their Cinderella journey below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, TONY'S, David Mamet Among Directors Guild of America 2014 Nominees; Ceremony Set for Tonight
by TV News Desk - January 25, 2014

Among the Directors Guild of America's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2013 are NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! and last year's TONY Awards. The winners will be announced at the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner tonight, January 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/25- PYGMALION
by Stage Tube - January 25, 2014

Today in 1938, Pygmalion opened at the Maxine Elliott's Theatre. Written by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, the play centers on Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins. He makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's gArden Party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a comment on women's independence, packaged as a romantic comedy. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 French Shorts Series BREF Debuts Today on Pivot
by TV News Desk - January 25, 2014

Pivot goes bilingual in January with the acquisition of 'bref.' the French breakout hit with already over 3 million fans on Facebook. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Photo Flash: BETHANY Begins Performances Tonight at The Old Globe - Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Laura Marks's powerful new play Bethany. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Bethany will run today, Jan. 25 - Feb. 23, 2014 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run Jan. 25 - Jan. 29. Opening night is Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8:00 p.m. Meet the cast and creative team in the photos below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Reg Rogers, David Alan Grier and More Set for MY FAIR LADY in Concert Tonight in New Haven
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

My Fair Lady, the show that many consider the 'perfect musical' had its premiere at the Shubert in 1956. Now, nearly 60 years later, this sparkling entertainment returns in concert form performed by an all-Yale cast, orchestra, and production team. Combining forces will be Alumni singers, actors, instrumentalists, directors, conductors, and designers who are Broadway professionals, alongside Yale students, faculty, and staff. All are giving their time and talent to bring My Fair Lady back to New Haven. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Broadway Anti-Bullying Campaign Launches This Weekend with #SIP on Twitter
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

Nate Lombardi and his team from The Groovy Projects, along with Bryan Campione (@broadway_buzz) have teamed up to present a special set of Saturday Intermission Pictures #SIP to help children and kids become empowered through an anti-bullying photo campaign today, January 25, 2014. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 In the Spotlight Series: MACHINAL's Suzanne Bertish
by Walter McBride - January 25, 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 on January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Below you can check out photos of Suzanne Bertish in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 BWW's On This Day - January 25, 2014
by - January 25, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Anita Gillette, David Cryer, Jennifer Hope Wills and More Set for Preview of New Musical MIRACOLO, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

RUBYLEE PRODUCTIONS (Kimilee Bryant, Producer), in association with The Friends of Alverson Center Theatre, will present a special 'preview' of the new musical MIRACOLO at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC, on Monday, January 27th at 2 PM. Admission to the one hour presentation is by invitation only. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 BWW Reviews: LEBENSRAUM Explores the Universal Need for Safe and Secure Living Space
by Shari Barrett - January 25, 2014

LEBENSRAUM opens in present-day Germany as the country's Chancellor, through a spasm of nightmarish guilt over the Holocaust, invites 6 million Jews to come live in Germany with a promise of 'citizenship and full benefits" in the hopes that Germany can finally heal from its dark past. The logical progression of this artfully drawn script raises the terrifying possibility that history may repeat. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Linda Lavin Set for 'PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST' Benefit to Support Celebration Theatre, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

Celebration Theatre has announced a one night only benefit event - Portrait Of An Artist: An Evening With Linda Lavin, featuring Lavin's husband and artist Steve Bakunas, on Saturday, February 1 at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. The curtain rises at 8pm, and proceeds from the evening will go to support Celebration Theatre. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jan. 25 Mikhail Baryshnikov Brings MAN IN A CASE to Berkeley Rep; Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov in his return to the Bay Area to star in Man in a Case, adding yet another electrifying show to its 2013-14 season. (more...)


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