Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, February 7, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 BREAKING NEWS: Clive Davis Bringing MY FAIR LADY Back to Broadway in 2014!
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

According to the Los Angeles Times, Eliza Doolittle might be heading back to Broadway in the near future, as music industry legend Clive Davis has just announced plans to produce My Fair Lady in 2014. He told LAT: 'I always wanted to produce a Broadway show, and I've never done it. I'm hopeful we will prepare and finalize everything this year to bring 'My Fair Lady' next year to Broadway with a stellar cast.' (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 STAGE TUBE: Watch Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor Sing THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Stage Tube - February 07, 2013

Adam Kantor (Rent) and Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) will co-star in the highly anticipated revival of Jason Robert Brown's musical The Last Five Years at Second Stage Theatre. The beloved two-character musical, which has received more than 500 regional productions and 3,000 performances around the world, is returning to New York City after eleven years in an all-new staging directed by MR. Brown. The Last Five Years will begin previews on Thursday, March 7 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm. In the video below, watch Wolfe and Kantor sing from the musical accompanied by composer Jason Robert Brown! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 InDepth InterView Exclusive: Patti LuPone Talks FAR AWAY PLACES, 54 Below, PARKER, Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2013

Once in a generation, if we are lucky, an extraordinary talent like no other arises - one who can ceaselessly, effortlessly caress the loftiest heights of comedy and drama onstage (and sometimes onscreen), while, simultaneously, imbuing musical theatre roles with the same skill set, plus a powerhouse, quintessentially unique and resplendent vocal instrument; and, of course, that indescribable 'it' factor, too - such is the tale of Broadway's grand dame, Patti LuPone. Ms. LuPone is a part of that great pantheon of leading ladies of lore led by Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Angela Lansbury, Elaine Stritch and Bernadette Peters - that is, musical theatre royalty. Taking a look back at many moments in her long and varied career thus far, LuPone candidly opines about a vast array of topics and opens up about many of the remarkable figures who have played roles in her astounding time spent on Broadway, in Hollywood and on TV - among them: Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, Steven Spielberg, David Mamet, Ryan Murphy and many more. Most importantly, LuPone discusses various aspects of her ever-expanding new solo show upon which her sensational live album, FAR AWAY PLACES, is based - the songs, the stories, the themes, the collaborators and her future plans for the piece (such as her series of 54 Below shows coming up in February). Additionally, LuPone addresses appearing on GLEE, reflects on working with Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham on PARKER, shares her thoughts on her favorite films of the year, expounds upon what roles she would like to pursue and teases about her concert with David Yazbek and the debut of her new Carnegie Hall concert as well as a return to London where she made her mark with her Olivier-winning original Fantine in LES MISERABLES - all of that and much, much more! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Breaking News: Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in Talks to Star in BETRAYAL on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Bond star Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are in talks to star on Broadway in Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL for a limited run this fall. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Edward Watts Set to Lead Encores! IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, 3/20-24
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

Edward Watts will star as Superman in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman, runningMarch 20- 24 at City Center. Stay tuned for the identities of the actors portraying Lois Lane, the evil Dr. Sedgwick and other inhabitants of the city of Metropolis. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Accepting Feline Submissions for 'Cat'
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

The world premiere of Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play, Breakfast at Tiffany's, will hold a casting call to find the perfect cat to take on the iconic role of "Cat." Felines with Broadway dreams are encouraged to submit a photo and owner contact information to kittygolightly@oandmco.com. A casting session will be held during the week of February 11, 2013 to groom the candidates for Broadway stardom. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 BWW TV: Chatting with Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae and the Cast of MOTOWN; Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 07, 2013

The cast and creative team just met the press earlier today, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had you say and watch a special performance preview below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Broadway Blizzard Alert (2/7)- All Shows to Go On as Normal
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

New York City residents are busy preparing for an incoming blizzard, with up to 14 inches of snow falling in Manhattan in the coming days. The storm is set to hit New Yorrk, New England, and parts of New Jersey starting early tomorrow and continuing through Saturday, February 9. Winds could potentially reach 45 miles per hour, with tempertures likely in the 20's. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Tim Minchin 'Humiliated' by Auto-Tune on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour DVD
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

According to Chortle, Tim Minchin said he was 'humiliated' after learning his voice had been Auto-Tuned for the DVD of Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR UK arena tour, in which he played the role of 'Judas'. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 JERSEY BOYS Plays 3000th Performance Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will play its 3,000th performance on Broadway today, Thursday, February 7. JERSEY BOYS is the 18th longest-running show in Broadway history, having surpassed the record previously held by Hello, Dolly!. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Ryan Murphy Confirms Frances Conroy For AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 3
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2013

Ryan Murphy has officially confirmed on Twitter that Season One and Season Two American Horror Story standout Frances Conroy will be joining the hit horror series for its third, as-yet-to-be subtitled season. This follows her story arc as a housekeeping ghost to the Harmon family in AMERICAN HORROR STORY's debut season and her role as the Angel Of Death as well as a tough-talking prison inmate in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 FREEZE FRAME: Meet The Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL!
by Walter McBride - February 07, 2013

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will begin preview performances March 11 and open on Broadway on April 14, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street). Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue. The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out a photo preview below. Check back later for full coverage! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 VIDEO: MODERN FAMILY Salutes Broadway's 'Phantom of the Opera'
by TV News Desk - February 07, 2013

Last night's episode of the ABC comedy MODERN FAMILY paid tribute to the long-running Broadway musical 'Phantom of the Opera.' In the episode, entitled 'A Slight at the Opera', Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) is putting on the school production of 'Phantom of the Opera,' but when their star falls ill, Manny pulls all the stops to land the lead - even if that means going against some tough competition. Check out the episode below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Lea Michele Teases Marina & The Diamonds GLEE Duet
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2013

Lea Michele has taken to her Twitter account to tease a potential duet with her dashing scene partner Dean Geyer (Brody) as well as a cover of a song by buzz-worthy group Marina & The Diamonds, the earworm 'How To Be A Heartbreaker'. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Steven Soderbergh Talks Theatre Plans & Retirement
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2013

Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh has revealed in a new interview with Vulture.com that he plans on pursuing theater work following his impending retirement with the release of this week's new feature film SIDE EFFECTS and the forthcoming HBO Liberace biopic BEHIND THE CANDELABRA finished and in the can, ready to premiere later this year. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper In Vanity Fair Promo
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2013

In a promotional video for the new Hollywood Issue of the long-running publication Vanity Fair, soon-to-be Broadway leading man Tom Hanks joins recent Shakespeare-In-The-Park INTO THE WOODS star Amy Adams, along with announced forthcoming Broadway ELEPHANT MAN Bradley Cooper and recent Broadway RACE star Kerry Washington in a Fellini-inspired black and white behind the scenes peek of the glamorous shoot by famed photographer Bruce Weber. The theme of this year's Hollywood Issue is 'Bruce Webber's Adventures In Hollywood'. Additionally, LES MISERABLES star Eddie Redmayne is featured on the fold-out portion of the extended-size cover as well as a vast array of recognizable film and TV faces and names. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Ryan Silverman, Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico Star in Classic Stage Company's PASSION Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

Classic Stage Company welcomes Ryan Silverman to the cast of PASSION as Giorgio, joining acclaimed/awarding winning actresses Judy Kuhn (as Fosca) and Melissa Errico (as Clara), in the company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical, directed by John Doyle (director of the acclaimed Broadway revivals of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and Company). (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Matthew Stocke Returns to ROCK OF AGES as 'Hertz'
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

Matthew Stocke returns to the cast of the five-time Tony nominated hit musical ROCK OF AGES tonight, February 7, 2013, at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street) for four weeks. Stocke is stepping in for Paul Schoeffler as "Hertz," the German developer looking to renovate the Sunset Strip, while Schoeffler is on leave to play Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at Houston's Theatre Under The Stars from February 26-March 10. Schoeffler returns to ROCK OF AGES on March 11, 2013. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Walt Disney Opera By Philip Glass Now Streaming
by Pat Cerasaro - February 07, 2013

THE PERFECT AMERICAN, a two-act opera with prologue by renowned opera, film and experimental composer Philip Glass is now available to view in full as presented by medici.tv (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Feb. 7 Alexander Hanson, Hal Fowler and More Set for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Profumo Affair Musical Sing-Through
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is at work on a musical based on the events surrounding the 1963 Profumo Affair. Today, the Daily Mail has confirmed that Lloyd Webber will be leading a sing-through of the musical's score with Alexander Hanson as Stephen Ward and Hal Fowler as Profumo. Joining them will be Iris Roberts as Christine Keeler, and Carly Bawden as MAndy Rice Davies. (more...)


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