Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Broadway's Kevin Gray Dies at 55; Starred in PHANTOM, THE LION KING, SHOWBOAT, SPIDER WOMAN & More
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com has just learned the sad news that Kevin Gray, who most recently was seen in New York at the 25th Anniversary Gala for The Phantom of the Opera, passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night at the young age of 55. Gray leaves behind his wife, Dodie Pettit, who he met while starring in Broadway's Phantom. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 BWW TV Flashback: Kevin Gray's Last Interview at PHANTOM's 25th Anniversary Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 12, 2013

Here, just two weeks ago Gray and his wife talked to BroadwayWorld's Richie Ridge at the Phantom Gala, looking back at their time in the show. Our condolences go out to all who loved, worked with and learned from this lovely man. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 RIALTO CHATTER: Is GLEE's Jane Lynch Headed to Broadway This Summer?
by Rialto Chatter - February 12, 2013

According to reports, actress Jane Lynch of GLEE may be heading to Broadway for a major musical this summer. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Photo Coverage: Inside the IN THE HEIGHTS Concert After Party with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo & More!
by Jennifer Broski - February 12, 2013

Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League, in collaboration with 5000 Broadway Productions and the United Palace of Cultural Arts presented In The Heights: In Concert, a special, one-night only benefit concert at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights last night, February 11. BroadwayWorld was there for the concert's afterparty, and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 STAGE TUBE: Watch the IN THE HEIGHTS Concert Encore - From the STAGE!
by Stage Tube - February 12, 2013

Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League, in collaboration with 5000 Broadway Productions and the United Palace of Cultural Arts presented In The Heights: In Concert, a special, one-night only benefit concert at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights last night, February 11. Cast member Arielle Jacobs filmed the encore, 'Carnaval,' from onstage and you can check out the high-energy finale below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 STAGE TUBE: Watch Neil Patrick Harris & More in NY Philharmonic's COMPANY- Full Concert!
by Stage Tube - February 12, 2013

Performed for four sold-out evenings beginning April 7, 2011, with the superb New York Philharmonic, Company In Concert was filmed for theatrical exhibition in more than 500 theatres nationwide this past March. Company In Concert was produced by Ellen Krass Productions. Lonny Price directed the production with Paul Gemignani conducting the New York Philharmonic. The full concert is now available to watch on Hulu, and you can check it out below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Breaking News: COMEDY OF ERRORS & LOVE LABOUR'S LOST Set for SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK 2013! Ferguson & Linklater to Star
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

The Public's 2013 free Shakespeare in the Park season will begin on Tuesday, May 28 with THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, featuring Shakespeare in the Park alumni Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family') as Dromio and Hamish Linklater ('The New Adventures of Old Christine') as Antipholus. Ferguson and Linklater last performed together in The Winter's Tale and The Merchant of Venice in 2010 for The Public's Shakespeare in the Park. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will run for five weeks through Sunday, June 30. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Photo Flash: Inside the IN THE HEIGHTS Reunion Concert with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo, Mandy Gonzalez & More!
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League, in collaboration with 5000 Broadway Productions and the United Palace of Cultural Arts presented In The Heights: In Concert, a special, one-night only benefit concert at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights last night, February 11. BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos of the all-star cast in action below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Dave Malloy, Tom & Jack Megan Win 2013 Richard Rodgers Awards
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

The winners of the 2013 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater were announced today by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which administers the Rodgers Awards. The winning musicals are: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy, and The Kid Who Would Be Pope by Tom and Jack Megan. Both shows were awarded Studio Productions. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Yu Shirota and Sierra Boggess to Lead 4 STARS: ONE WORLD OF BROADWAY MUSICALS Concerts
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

Lea Salogna, Ramin Karimloo, Yu Shirota and Sierra Boggess will lead 4 Stars: One World of Broadway Musicals in Tokyo and Osaka this June. Daniel Kutner will direct and Jason Robert Brown will be the musical director and supervisor. The scenic design will be by Yukio Horio, lighting design by Toshiyuki Kasahara, costume design by Nobuko Miyamoto and sound design by Koichi Yamamoto. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 New Musical THE MAN Eyeing Vegas, Then Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

According to Variety, producers of the new musical THE MAN are plotting to run the show in Las Vegas this fall or spring 2014, followed by a national tour, with aims for Broadway. Casting and a solid timeline have not yet been revealed. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 MEGA STAGE TUBE: IN THE HEIGHTS Cast Sings Cut Songs at Benefit Concert!
by Stage Tube - February 12, 2013

Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League, in collaboration with 5000 Broadway Productions and the United Palace of Cultural Arts presented In The Heights: In Concert, a special, one-night only benefit concert at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights last night, February 11. The cast performed two cut songs from the show, titled 'Para Siempre' and 'Hear Me Out.' Check them both out below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Photo Coverage: Tyne Daly, Norm Lewis & More Honor Audra McDonald at Drama League Gala!
by Walter McBride - February 12, 2013

The Drama League honored five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald at The Drama League's 29th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway last night, February 11, 2013 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 BWW TV: Chatting with the RAGTIME Concert Cast- Norm Lewis, Kerry Butler, Matt Cavenaugh, Patina Miller & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 12, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions will present a special concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, February 18, 2013. The cast will include: Michael Arden as Younger Brother, Phillip Boykin as Booker T. Washington, Kerry Butler as Evelyn Nesbit, Matt Cavenaugh as Henry Ford, Tyne Daly as Emma Goldman, Jarrod Emick as Willie Conklin, Manoel Felciano as Tateh, Dick Latessa as Grandfather, Norm Lewis as Coalhouse Walker Jr., Jose Llana as Harry Houdini, Michael McCormick as J.P. Morgan, Howard McGillin as Father, Patina Miller as Sarah, Lea Salonga as Mother Lilla Crawford as The Little Girl and Lewis Grosso as The Little Boy and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Sarah's Friend. The full cast met the press just yesterday and you can check out what they had to say about the special concert below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 MEGA STAGE TUBE: IN THE HEIGHTS Concert - YouTube Highlights!
by Stage Tube - February 12, 2013

Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League, in collaboration with 5000 Broadway Productions and the United Palace of Cultural Arts presented In The Heights: In Concert, a special, one-night only benefit concert at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights last night, February 11. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the all-star cast in action below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Photo Coverage: Carson Kressley Joins Cast of NEWSICAL!
by Jessica Gordon - February 12, 2013

Emmy-winning television star Carson Kressley joinED the cast of off Broadway's NEWSical The Musical last night, February 11. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From the looming fiscal cliff crisis to the pope opening a Twitter account to Honey Boo Boo, NEWSicalThe Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. Kressley is the latest star to grace the NEWSical The Musical stage. BroadwayWorld was there for his opening night and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Julie Taymor Working on TRANSPOSED HEADS Movie Musical; Takes Credit for First Live Singing on ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

Those who have kept up with the press surrounding one of the holiday season's biggest movies, Les Miserables, know how much emphasis was put on the fact that it was the first time that a movie musical had used live singing. In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, however, Julie Taymor claims that the cast of Across the Universe did the very same thing back in 2007. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 Photo Flash: New Shots - Laurie Metcalf and Bill Pullman in MTC's THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club welcomed Bill Pullman ('1600 Penn;' The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?) to the cast of The Other Place on February 5 at 7 PM at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has new photos of him onstage below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 VIDEO: Get to Know Basement Arts - U of Michigan's Student-Run Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2013

Basement Arts is student-run theatre organization that has given the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor community FREE theatre for over 20 years. Check out their newly-released promo video below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 12 DOUBT's John Patrick Shanley Denounces Pope In Essay
by Pat Cerasaro - February 12, 2013

DOUBT and MOONSTRUCK writer John Patrick Shanley has taken to the pages of the New York Times in an essay eviscerating the current pope, Benedict XVI, who, just yesterday, announced a sudden and almost unprecedented plan (600 years was the last time) to resign and step down from his position at the end of the month (during Lent, the holiest time of the year for Christians, no less). (more...)


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