Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, February 27, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 STAGE TUBE: How'd They Make FROZEN? Watch the Full 'Making Of' Song Below!
by Stage Tube - February 27, 2014

In anticipation of FROZEN being available to own and continuously binge watch, Disney has released its full 'The Making of Frozen'- a song featured on the DVD/Blu-ray, hitting shelves on March 18. The musical behind-the-scenes series, directed by Kenny Ortega, lets viewers in on what went into making Disney's hit animated film, and features Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Kristen Bell (Anna) and Josh Gad (Olaf). Check out the full song below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Performs King Classic on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - February 27, 2014

Tony nominee Jessie Mueller appeared on this morning's Today show for a live performance of King's classic, 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow.' (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly Set to Lead NYC FINDING NEVERLAND Workshop- Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a workshop for the revamped version of FINDING NEVERLAND is set to take place in New York City this spring, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Broadway veteran and GLEE star Matthew Morrison is on board to lead the project opposite Laura Michelle Kelly. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 VIDEO: All-New Commercial for BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

Broadway's BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY has released an all-new TV spot. Check it out below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 National Theatre's Original Stage Production of WAR HORSE Heads to U.S. Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country tonight, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, 'War Horse' takes audiences on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of France during World War I. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Idina Menzel & FROZEN Songwriters Detail 'Let It Go' Hit Status
by Pat Cerasaro - February 27, 2014

Broadway headliner and popular crossover star Idina Menzel joins with the songwriting team behind her current mega-hit FROZEN breakout single 'Let It Go' for a discussion of the song's unexpected international hit status as part of a new interview. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Photo Flash: First Look at Alysha Umphress, Mara Davi & More in Signature Theatre's BEACHES
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women starsMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress(Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 HBO Confirms Air Date for Ryan Murphy's THE NORMAL HEART- Premieres on 5/25
by TV News Desk - February 27, 2014

The HBO Films presentation THE NORMAL HEART is scheduled to debut SUNDAY, MAY 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Andrew Rannells, Billy Porter, Debra Monk, Beth Leavel & More Added to BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

Five more of Broadway's most talented men and two of its leading ladies will join the already star-studded lineup of legendary performers for the ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 First Look At Angela Lansbury In Rehearsal For West End BLITHE SPIRIT! Plus, Promo Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - February 27, 2014

A preliminary sneak peek at iconic Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury in rehearsal for her much anticipated West End return in Noel Coward's classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT is now available to view. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 New WICKED UK 'Defying Gravity' Lyric Video
by Pat Cerasaro - February 27, 2014

A swankified new lyric video for international smash hit musical WICKED's breakout hit 'Defying Gravity' is now available to view in promotion of the ongoing Olivier Awards contest for favorite long-running show via the West End production. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston is LBJ! First Look at ALL THE WAY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Lea Michele Set For LOUDER CD Signings In NYC, NJ & LA; 3/4, 3/3 & 3/8
by Pat Cerasaro - February 27, 2014

Popular Broadway/Hollywood crossover star Lea Michele is set to sign copies of her brand new solo album LOUDER at a special promotional event in NYC coming up next month. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 FIRST DATE Now Available for Licensing Through R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

The 2013 Broadway musical FIRST DATE, a hysterical and hopeful musical about the chances we all take to find love, is now available for Professional Theatrical licensing from R&H Theatricals, and its score will be published by Imagem Music, each a division of the Imagem Music Group. The original musical features music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Disney's TWICE CHARMED) and a book by Austin Winsberg (TV's "Gossip Girl", "Jake in Progress"). (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE OPEN HOUSE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 27, 2014

Signature Theatre is currently presenting the world premiere of THE OPEN HOUSE, by Will Eno and directed by Oliver Butler. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production is now playing through through March 23, 2014 with a March 3 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 STAGE TUBE: Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi Sing Duet from Signature Theatre's BEACHES
by Stage Tube - February 27, 2014

BEACHESThis spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere musical Beaches, adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), this heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women starsMara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie White and Alysha Umphress(Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom. Click below to watch Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi sing 'What I Should Have Told Her' over footage from rehearsal! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Advance Tickets Now On Sale For Cate Blanchett In THE MAIDS
by Pat Cerasaro - February 27, 2014

Hollywood superstar, current 2014 Academy Award nominee and respected stage stalwart Cate Blanchett brings her acclaimed performance in Jean Genet's THE MAIDS to Lincoln Center later this year for a special limited engagement and tickets are now on sale to friends of Lincoln Center. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

MCC Theater presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' Hand to God starring Steven Boyer who reprises his celebrated, Obie Award-winning performance from the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in 2011. Boyer is joined in this brand new production by Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch as well as Geneva Carr, Michael Oberholtzer, and Sarah Stiles. Hand to God is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and is currently in previews at the Lucille LortelTheatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on February 19, 2014. An official opening night is set for March 10, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Atlantic For Kids to Stage R&B Musical MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY, 4/12-5/4
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic for Kids is tuning up to present the New York premiere of Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, an all-new, rhythm and blues family musical, featuring music and lyrics that groove to an original score by Motown legend Lamont Dozier (hits include Stop in the Name of Love, Sugar Pie Honey Bun, How Sweet it Is, more;) and his son, Paris Dozier, with a book by David Ingber (Major League Baseball Fan Cave), directed by Jade King Carroll (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Portland Stage), and musical supervision by Brian Usifer (Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon). (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 27 Andrew Lloyd Webber Comments on STEPHEN WARD Closing: 'Fools Give You Reasons, Wise Men Never Try'
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, Andrew Lloyd Webber refuted the idea that his latest West End musical, STEPHEN WARD, is closing early because 'he was too much of a 'lone ego' on the project'. The West End production of STEPHEN WARD will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 29 March 2014. (more...)


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