Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, January 23, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 STAGE TUBE: Broadway Responds to Homophobic Russian Government - Featuring Block, Rannells, Burstein, Urie & Many More!
by Stage Tube - January 23, 2014

In the below parody, after the Russian Government shuts down all theatrical performances, deeming them to be homosexual propaganda, the outraged Russian Broadway community comes together and and responds with a witty performance of Love and Punishment. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 VIDEO: Watch a Nervous Harry Connick Jr. 'Audition' for AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - January 23, 2014

Watch below as a 'nervous' Harry musters up the courage to perform the 'Star-Spangled Banner' for Keith in his 'Idol' audition! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 Breaking News: Colin Donnell & Joshua Henry Join Sutton Foster in VIOLET on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Colin Donnell (Anything Goes) and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys) will join two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of VIOLET, directed by Leigh Silverman. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 Photo Coverage: Idina Menzel and Broadway League Announce KIDS NIGHT OF BROADWAY's 2014 Festivities
by Jennifer Broski - January 23, 2014

The Broadway League announces special events scheduled to take place during 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. Earlier today, National Ambassador of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Idina Menzel was at Sardi's to announce this season's events. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 Photo Coverage: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - First Look!
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice, and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Singin' in the Rain). (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 Joseph Leo Bwarie & Nick Cosgrove to Assume Role of 'Frankie Valli' in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS, 1/28; Dominic Scaglione Jr. to Depart
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys have announced that Joseph Leo Bwarie and Nick Cosgrove will assume the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Mr. Bwarie, who made his Broadway debut in the show last year, has played the role of Frankie Valli nearly 1,700 performances (including Las Vegas, the 1st national tour and Broadway). Mr. Cosgrove makes his Broadway debut direct from the national tour. After nearly 6 years with the production between the Broadway, Las Vegas and Chicago companies, Dominic Scaglione Jr. will play his final performance as Frankie Valli on Sunday, January 26, 2013. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 Review Roundup: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - January 23, 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, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 2013 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards Winners Announced - Chris Johnson, CCT & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 23, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Columbus winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 Zach Braff's Crowd-Funded WISH I WAS HERE Sells For Nearly $3 Million & Sparks Controversy
by Pat Cerasaro - January 23, 2014

Popular TV star and soon-to-be Broadway headliner Zach Braff's new Kickstarter-funded feature film WISH I WAS HERE sold for an impressive $2.75 million to Focus Features at Sundance earlier this week according to a new report, igniting a firestorm of controversy. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 KINKY BOOTS Heading to the West End in 2015!
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

Tony Award winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell revealed that his Broadway smash hit KINKY BOOTS will have its West End premiere in 2015. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 First Look At Kristin Chenoweth & Gwyneth Paltrow On Set Of GLEE's 100th Episode!
by Pat Cerasaro - January 23, 2014

The very first look at returning multi-award-winning Glee guest stars Kristin Chenoweth and Gwyneth Paltrow on set of the show's 100th episode extravaganza currently being shot in LA is now available to view thanks to the hit FOX musical dramedy's creator himself, Ryan Murphy. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 BWW TV: Watch a Preview from John Lloyd Young's Cafe Carlyle Return!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 23, 2014

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel will welcome back Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young, running February 4 through February 15 (8:45PM) with Special Valentines Show on February 14. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for his Carlyle debut last year, and you can check out a concert preview below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 STAGE TUBE: Watch Lea Salonga, Michael Ball & More in DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING Concert
by Stage Tube - January 23, 2014

On January 29 & 30, the creators of the international musical sensations LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON will present a special concert celebrating their work at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Manila to raise funds to offer humanitarian relief and assist the rebuilding efforts after parts of the Philippines were left devastated in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The concerts, which will star Lea Salonga, David Harris, and Marie Zamora, will celebrate the works of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, including musical numbers from Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, La Revolution Francaise, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen. Supported by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and a 100-member choir, conducted by musical director Gerard Salonga, the concert is headlined by some of the world's leading musical theatre performers. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 Google+ Hangouts, Video Contests & More Among 2014 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY's Special Events
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

The Broadway League announces special events scheduled to take place during 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. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 BWW TV: Bryan Cranston Will Go ALL THE WAY to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 23, 2014

All the Way will play The Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) for a strictly limited run and began rehearsals on yesterday, January 14, 2014, with previews beginning Monday, February 10, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, March 6, 2014. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. The full company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 BWW TV Exclusive: Karen Ziemba on Her Broadway Return in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 23, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, 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 musical will feature Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba in the role of "Eden Brent". Ziemba was in attendance at last night's opening for Craving for Travel, and Richard Ridge chatted with the Broadway-bound star about her return the the stage, reuniting with Susan Stroman and more! Check out the exclusive interview below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 2013 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards Winners Announced - Rebecca Russo, Jimmy Johansmeyer & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 23, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Connecticut winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 SIDDHARTHA, THE MUSICAL Concert Set for 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

Fresh off of its smash-hit European tour, Siddhartha, The Musical (www.SiddharthaTheMusical.com) makes its American premiere with three special concert performances at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) tonight, January 23rd at 7pm and January 24th at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 2013 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards Winners Announced - Tim Campbell, Amanda Barker & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 23, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Denver winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 23 Photo Flash: MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Starring Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47thStreet). Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)


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