Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, March 6, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 BWW TV: Watch Highlights from NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD- with Emma Thompson, Christian Borle, Audra McDonald & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz portrays The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut);Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts, Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor, Lonny Price directs, Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers, and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out highlights below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
by Walter McBride - March 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actressEmma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz will portray The Beadle; Tony Award winnerChristian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut);Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor, Lonny Price will direct, Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers, and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Breaking News: INTO THE WOODS to Journey Back to New York! Roundabout to Bring Reimagined Version to Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2014

Into the Woods is coming back- and not just on the big screen! BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that the musical will return to the New York Stage soon. Roundabout Theatre Company will present McCarter Theatre Center and Fiasco Theatre's acclaimed, re-imagined production of the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine at the Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 VIDEO: Idina Menzel Signs Autographs for Fans Following First IF/THEN Preview
by Stage Tube - March 06, 2014

The Tony Award winner took time to sign autographs for the sea of fans who gathered the stage door of New York's Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Breaking News: ON THE TOWN is Broadway Bound! Opening Set for October 2014 at the Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan (Pippin, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) just announced that a new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN - the musical-comedy love letter to New York City - will open in October 2014 at the Lyric Theatre. This year marks the 70thanniversary of the opening of this iconic musical comedy created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins. The Lyric Theatre will be reopened after a renovation being completed by its new owners, Ambassador Theatre Group. This historic theater at the crossroads of 42nd Street and Times Square was created from a combination of the original Apollo Theater, and the original Lyric Theatre that stood on the site, and the facade of which still stands on 42nd and 43rd Streets. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Jessie J Performs 'On My Own' From LES MISERABLES & Reveals Passion For Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - March 06, 2014

Pop star Jessie J recently posted a particularly theatrical clip of an impromptu post-concert crooning session in which she performs a well-known musical theatre staple alone onstage, a capella, to the awe and excitement of some friends. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Breaking News: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Coming Back to Broadway in Fall 2015; Danny Burstein to Star?
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2014

It's a Broadway tradition! According to the New York Times, Fiddler on the Roof is coming back to Broadway, for the sixth time since it opened in 1964. The revival will be produced by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, and directed by Barlett Sher, who is currently being represented on Broadway with The Bridges of Madison County. This version will be based on original conceptions and choreography by Jerome Robbins, with choreography by Hofesh Shechter. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Alice Ripley Auctions Unique Musical Theatre Memorabilia On Ebay
by Pat Cerasaro - March 06, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has kicked off an online auction featuring a wide range of intriguing musical theatre merchandise showcasing many remarkable shows from her long and unique career - SIDE SHOW to NEXT TO NORMAL and beyond. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Broadway Talent Agent Peter Strain Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $500K from Clients
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2014

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), announced that PETER STRAIN, a talent agent for film, television, and Broadway actors, pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to stealing more than half a million dollars from his clients, which he used to purchase personal luxury retail goods and artwork, among other things. STRAIN was originally charged in November 2013, and he pled guilty today before United States District Judge George B. Daniels. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 John Cameron Mitchell Reveals Details On Sequel To HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - March 06, 2014

Acclaimed performer, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell discusses a planned sequel to the hit stage piece and indie film HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH currently being written with original HEDWIG collaborator Stephen Trask as part of a new interview. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Photo Coverage: SWEENEY TODD Company Celebrates Opening Night at After Party Gala!
by Walter McBride - March 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz portrays The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut);Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbertconducts, Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor, Lonny Price directs, Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers, and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 STAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Sings a Travoltafied Musical Tribute to Adele Dazeem!
by Stage Tube - March 06, 2014

The theatre world is still getting over John Travolta butchering Tony-winner Idina Menzel's name on Sunday's Oscar broadcast. If you missed it, Travolta, who was introducing Menzel's performance of the Academy Award-winning 'Let It Go' from Frozen, instead welcomed 'Adele Dazeem' to the stage. In the hilarious video below, Randy Rainbow sings a Travoltafied musical tribute to the new star! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Review Roundup: New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD
by Review Roundups - March 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, starring bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Review Roundup: ALL THE WAY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - March 06, 2014

ALL THE WAY, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opens on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre tonight, 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. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 VENUS IN FUR Among Films Set for 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - March 06, 2014

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks Return to Broadway in CABARET on CBS
by TV News Desk - March 06, 2014

Broadway vet Alan Cummings discussed his return to Broadway to reprise his role of Emcee in 'Cabaret' with the 'CBS This Morning' co-hosts this morning. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES to Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre, May 1-Sept 6
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that the sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from 1 May for a strictly limited season until 6 September. RSC Members Priority Booking opens at 10am on Thursday 6 March. Public Booking opens at 10am on Monday 10 March. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet with Meryl Streep, Neil Patrick Harris & More for SWEENEY TODD!
by Walter McBride - March 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actressEmma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz will portray The Beadle; Tony Award winnerChristian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut); Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor, Lonny Price will direct, Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers, and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos of the stars on the red carpet below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Heidi Blickenstaff, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jessica Molaskey Join Encores THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2014

Casting is complete for the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Mar. 6 Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, Peter Sarsgaard as HAMLET and More Set for Classic Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, today announced plans for its 2014/2015 Season. The upcoming season for the esteemed off-Broadway company begins in October with Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. ALLEGRO marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company's hugely-successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, directed by Doyle. Considered one of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's most personal and groundbreaking works, ALLEGRO was their third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. (more...)


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