Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, March 8, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Broadway Actress and Star of THE HONEYMOONERS Shelia MacRae Passes Away at 92
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2014

According to published reports, Sheila MacRae, film, TV and Broadway actress known for her portrayal of 'Alice Kramden' on the TV series THE HONEYMOONERS, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was 92. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - March 08, 2014

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Uncensored Trailer For Trey Parker & Matt Stone's SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH
by Pat Cerasaro - March 08, 2014

An attention-grabbing uncensored trailer for the new SPAMALOT and LORD OF THE RINGS-themed South Park video game from Tony Award-winning THE BOOK OF MORMON creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone is now available to view. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Marion Cotillard On Navigating Shakespeare In New MACBETH Movie & More
by Pat Cerasaro - March 08, 2014

Internationally celebrated Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard sheds some light on her upcoming lead role opposite Michael Fassbender in a new big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's bloody war-torn tragedy MACBETH as part of a new interview. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of Broadway's ALL THE WAY with Bryan Cranston, Eric Lenox Abrams, Robert Schenkkan & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 08, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on the scene at the after party to chat with the show's cast and creative team - check out what they had to say below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Photo Coverage: They Are On Their Way... to Broadway! Inside VIOLET'S Sneak Peek Concert
by Walter McBride - March 08, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will soon present two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman. Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, Violet features music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. Violet will be produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. The company met the press last night and you can check out photos from the concert sneak peek below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 VIDEO: Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, with Cicely Tyson, Premieres Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2014

Lifetime's adaptation of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams, is set to premiere tonight, March 8th on the cable network. The Trip to Bountiful is a television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote's Tony nominated play. Set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, the film follows one woman's quest to reconnect with her past in order to ensure her family's future. Check out the latest trailer for the film below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 First Look At Imelda Staunton In MALEFICENT
by Pat Cerasaro - March 08, 2014

Internationally recognized stage and screen star Imelda Staunton appears in the new Disney feature film MALEFICENT starring Angelina Jolie and a first look at the actress in action in her fairy tale guise is now available. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Pivot's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Special, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by Stage Tube - March 08, 2014

Tonight, March 8, an original special Freestyle Love Supreme airs on Pivot at 10pm ET. The high-energy, completely improvised hip hop show, from the two creators of the award-winning Broadway hit 'In the Heights,' was filmed Thursday night in NYC. Check out the following two clips which feature improvised raps based on that night's audience suggestions. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Ian McKellen Sends Letter of Support to His Hometown Theatre in Bolton
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2014

Current star of NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT on Broadway, Ian McKellen, who grew up in Bolton, sent a heartfelt letter to his childhood theatre offering support and encouragement. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Starz Digital Media Buys Rights to George Takei Documentary TO BE TAKEI, Headed for SXSW
by Movies News Desk - March 08, 2014

Heading into the annual SXSW festival, Starz Digital Media has snagged the rights to the film, To Be Takei. The documentary about pop-culture icon George Takei premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and was directed by Jennifer M. Kroot (It Came from Kuchar). The company has acquired all rights for U.S. and Canada. The company will distribute with a theatrical release planned for 2014. The announcement was made today by Kevin Kasha, Head of Acquisitions for Starz. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, March 8 - THE FANTASTICKS Prepare to Spring Ahead, KINKY BOOTS Welcomes ROCKY & More!
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 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 BOOK OF MORMAN, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, WICKED (National Tour), MATILDA, KINKY BOOTS, ROCKY, and more! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Bruce Joel Rubin, Creator of GHOST, Is 'Overwhelmed' by Musical's Success
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2014

Bruce Joel Rubin wrote Ghost almost 25 years ago. Since then, it has been adapted as a musical with the help of Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, who worked on the music and lyrics. When Ghost hit the silver screen back in 1990, Rubin never thought it would stand the test of time, let alone become a musical. Because of its unexpected success, Rubin has a few words he wanted to share. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Photo Coverage: York Theatre's TENDERLOIN Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - March 08, 2014

The York Theatre Company concludes the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with the 1960 musical, Tenderloin, that has Book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman, Music by Jerry Bock, and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening last night, March 7, and brings you photos of the cast onstage and at the festivities after the show! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 BWW's On This Day - March 8, 2014
by - March 08, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Photo Coverage: k.d. lang Performs 'Hallelujah' in AFTER MIDNIGHT
by Walter McBride - March 08, 2014

k.d. lang joined the cast of After Midnight, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, earlier in February and will continue her Broadway run through tomorrow, March 9. lang performed the song 'Hallelujah' last night as an encore, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment. Look below to see photos from the night! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Rufus Collins and Amanda Drinkall Star in VENUS IN FUR's Chicago Premiere at Goodman Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2014

'In love as in politics, one partner must rule. One of them must be the hammer, the other the anvil.' Venus in Fur, Chicago native playwright David Ives' 'smart, sexy, sinister comedy' (Vogue), makes its premiere tonight, March 8, at Goodman Theatre, helmed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival with Denzel Washington Begins Previews Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2014

Previews begin tonight, Saturday, March 8, at 8pm for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A RAISIN IN THE SUN is Thursday, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 Jacob Artist Wants Beyonce On GLEE & Talks Lea Michele's Resilience
by Pat Cerasaro - March 08, 2014

GLEE newcomer and recent rising breakout star Jacob Artist discusses his desire to see international hitmaker Beyonce appear on the hit musical dramedy series as well as imparts his respect for co-star Lea Michele as part of a new interview. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Mar. 8 BWW Interview: HAPPY GILMORE, LUCKY GUY Star Christopher McDonald Talks OFFER AND COMPROMISE
by Marakay Rogers - March 08, 2014

Stage and large and small screen star Christopher McDonald talks about his career and his part in Valerie Landsberg's Kickstarter-funded OFFER AND COMPROMISE, an examination of credit cards and debt collection (more...)


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