Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, February 13, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY- Watch Performance Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 13, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written byWoody 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 today and you can check out performance highlights from the special rehearsal event below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 BWW TV: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks Streisand, Chenoweth, Peters & More on Spotlight on the Arts
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 13, 2014

We reached out to Associate Producer and Director Mark Demeter to see if we could access the interview, who happily complied! BECON TV's mission is to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Alexander Gemignani, Ben Davis & More Join Sutton Foster in VIOLET on Broadway- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the full cast of VIOLET. The musical will star two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Violet), Colin Donnell (Monty), Alexander Gemignani (Father) and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Flick), and will feature Ben Davis (Preacher), Annie Golden (Hotel Singer/Old Lady), Emerson Steele (Young Violet) and Austin Lesch, Anastasia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Jacob Keith Watson, Rema Webb and Virginia Ann Woodruff. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Jayne Houdyshell, John Bolton, Christopher Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced cast additions for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Cast additions include: John Bolton (A Christmas Story the Musical, Curtains) as Angie the Ox; Robert Clohessy (HBO's Boardwalk Empire) as Lieutenant Brannigan; Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange) as Rusty Charlie; John Treacy Egan (The Producers,Sister Act) as Nicely-Nicely Johnson;Christopher Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein,Wicked) as Benny Southstreet; Jayne Houdyshell (Follies, Romeo and Juliet) as General Matilda B. Cartwright; and Steve Schirripa (HBO's The Sopranos) as Big Jule. Hot Box Girls include Jenny LaRoche, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Samantha Sturm, and Katie Webber; crapshooters are Stephen Carrasco, Taurean Everett, Michaeljon Slinger, Justin Urso, and Amos Wolff. The vocal ensemble is comprised of Cree Carrico, Christine DiGiallonardo, Timothy McDevitt, Max Miller, and Joseph Torello. Allison Blackwell is also featured as Agatha. The remaining cast will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 BroadwayWorld.com Unveils 2014 Valentine's Day Special! More Than 800 Stars Share the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever!
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

From Orlando Bloom & Condola Rashad to Deborah Cox to Nick Jonas to Barbra Streisand to Michael Crawford to the Ladies of THE VIEW to Adam Pascal, Kristin Chenoweth, Raul Esparza, Alan Menken, Bernadette Peters, Laura Osnes, Victoria Clark, GLEE and Everything in Between - It's the BroadwayWorld.com 2014 Valentine's Day Special - It's the Biggest Ever! BroadwayWorld's 2014 Valentine's Day gift to you, the 8th Annual 'What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever?' brings you over 800 of the biggest stars, industry professionals, and personalities from across the globe. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Winter Storm Pax Morning Update: All Broadway Shows On for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

Winter Storm Pax has already taken its toll on the Northeast, covering New York City in a thick blanket of snow, but that doesn't mean that Broadway will let the weather stop the show. As of this morning, all Broadway shows are set to perform their scheduled performances for Thursday, February 13, 2014. See below for additional NYC travel and weather details and check back later for more updates! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Idina Menzel Braves Storm For IF/THEN & Sends FROZEN-Themed Blizzard Message
by Pat Cerasaro - February 13, 2014

Despite the wild winter storm targeting much of the northeast this week, Broadway superstar and popular vocalist Idina Menzel braved the weather to attend rehearsals of her new Broadway musical, IF/THEN, and the Tony Award-winning diva appears alongside cast-mate Ryann Redmond in a special new social media video. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Cicely Tyson to Reprise Role in 'BOUNTIFUL' as Part of CTG Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Plus CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

"The new season, our 48th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles," said Ritchie, "will include from Broadway two hit musicals and a celebrated drama - the magical 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,' the mischievous 'Matilda The Musical' and the much beloved Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's exquisite 'The Trip to Bountiful.' (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Idina Menzel Congratulates FROZEN Songwriters On 'Let It Go' Platinum Status
by Pat Cerasaro - February 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner and popular vocalist Idina Menzel shared her enthusiasm with the songwriters behind the breakout hit from Disney's animated movie musical FROZEN earlier this week at the news of the breakout tune from the score, 'Let It Go', reaching platinum sales status. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Photo Coverage: Company of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - February 13, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written byWoody 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 today and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Breaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 52-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature a comedy and a tragedy with Jack O'Brien directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Daniel Sullivan directing KING LEAR. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY!
by Walter McBride - February 13, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written byWoody 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 today and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Check back later for full coverage! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 BWW TV: CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen & Fran Drescher Talk Broadway Debuts on KATIE
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 13, 2014

On tomorrow's episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show KATIE, Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher stop by to open up about their Broadway debuts in Rogers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA. Check out two clips from their interview below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Ghostlight to Release BEAUTIFUL Original Broadway Cast Recording this Spring
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. The album, produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, will be recorded on Monday, February 17th and will be available for purchase digitally and in stores this spring. Like the musical, the cast record of Beautiful will feature a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow,' 'One Fine Day,' (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman,' 'On Broadway,' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,' and many more. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Launches Movie Kickstarter Campaign
by Pat Cerasaro - February 13, 2014

The unusual and uniquely enjoyable new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has turned to crowd-sourcing go-to site Kickstarter to launch a new campaign to seek funding for a film adaptation of the property and supporters now have the opportunity to show their love for the project through a number of donation options. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 STAGE TUBE: Kids' Night on Broadway Spotlight- BRONX BOMBERS' Christopher Jackson & John Wernke
by Stage Tube - February 13, 2014

The Broadway League will soon launch KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY is an audience development program created by The Broadway League to make theatre accessible, encourage theatre as a form of family entertainment, and build larger audiences for the future. In the weeks leading up to the festivities, cast members from some of this years' will share their favorite Broadway memories and why they love Broadway! Below, meet BRONX BOMBERS' Christopher Jackson & John Wernke?! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 STAGE TUBE: Kids' Night on Broadway Spotlight- WICKED's Tiffany Haas & Jerad Bortz
by Stage Tube - February 13, 2014

The Broadway League will soon launch KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY is an audience development program created by The Broadway League to make theatre accessible, encourage theatre as a form of family entertainment, and build larger audiences for the future. In the weeks leading up to the festivities, cast members from some of this years' will share their favorite Broadway memories and why they love Broadway! Below, meet WICKED's Tiffany Haas & Jerad Bortz?! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/13- Stockard Channing
by Stage Tube - February 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Stockard Channing! In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Musical, working with playwright John Guare. She also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings. In 1978, at the age of 33, she took on the role of high school teenager Betty Rizzo in the hit musical Grease. Additional Broadway credits include: They're Playing Our Song, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Woman in Mind, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Lion in Winter. She is currently starrign on Broadway in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theatre. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Broadway's Original 'Frankie Valli' John Lloyd Young to Star in JERSEY BOYS in the West End from March 15
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Broadway's John Lloyd Young, who created the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on the Great White Way, will be hopping across the pond to star in Jersey Boys in the West End, beginning March 15 at the show's new home, the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 13 Melissa Errico Joins Lineup for Theatre Development Fund's Spring Gala on 3/3
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2014

Tony Award nominee and recording artist MELISSA ERRICO, who recently starred in the hit revival of Stephen Sondheim's Passion and will soon be seen in the upcoming Cinemax series, "The Knick," will join TOVAH FELDSHUH (who will host), the singing string quartet WELL-STRUNG (Edmund Bagnell, Christopher Marchant, Daniel Shevlin and Trevor Wadleigh), and acrobats from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, including Ringmaster JOHNATHAN LEE IVERSON, to perform at Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) 2014 Gala on Monday, March 3 which celebrates the 35th season of TDF's Accessibility Programs (TAP). TAP are TDF's services for people with physical disabilities, as well as individuals on the autism spectrum. Ms. Errico will be accompanied on piano by TEDD FIRTH. She replaces Victoria Clark who had previously been announced. The program will be directed by DONNA DRAKE. (more...)


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