Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 They've Got Magic to Do! Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renee to Join Cast of PIPPIN on April 1
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN just announced that Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) will assume the roles of "Pippin" and "Leading Player" (respectively) in the production beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller will play their final performance on Sunday, March 30, 2014. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Photo Flash: Willkommen! In Rehearsal with Alan Cumming and The Kit Kat Klub Boys & Girls for Roundabout's CABARET Revival
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

Rehearsals are now underway for Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming revival of CABARET by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb, starring Tony winner Alan Cumming as Emcee, and three time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as Sally Bowles. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of Cumming rehearsing the show's opening number, 'Willkommen,' with the Cabaret Kit Kat boys and girls! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Photo Flash: First Look at New Photos from ALADDIN on Broadway- Performances Begin Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, prior to opening on March 20th. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony AwardŽ and eight-time OscarŽ winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). BroadwayWorld brings you new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Submissions Now Open For Biggest FROZEN Sing-A-Long Ever
by Pat Cerasaro - February 25, 2014

ABC's long-running morning chat show GOOD MORNING AMERICA is now accepting submissions for an upcoming audience participation event celebrating the international success of Disney's latest animated movie musical, FROZEN, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 View Full Performance Of Naya Rivera's 'Don't Rain On My Parade' From GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - February 25, 2014

The complete performance of Naya Rivera's contemporary cover of legendary FUNNY GIRL anthem 'Don't Rain On My Parade' on tonight's new episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is now available to The complete performance of Naya Rivera's contemporary cover of legendary FUNNY GIRL anthem 'Don't Rain On My Parade' on tonight's new episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is now available to view.view. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Breaking: Tony Awards Committee Votes to Allow Up to Five Nominees in Major Categories
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

In a new move for the theater industry, the Tony Awards administration committee has voted to give nominators the option to expand the four major awards categories - musical, musical revival, play, and play revival - from four nominees, to five. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld.com Backstage at FLY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DAMON INTRABARTOLO
by Linda Lenzi - February 25, 2014

On February 24th, 2014, BroadwayWorld.com continued its SOLD OUT 2014 concert series at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an emotional all-star tribute concert and benefit, celebrating the music of 'bare' composer Damon Intrabartolo, at Joe's Pub in New York City, directed by his longtime collaborator, friend and Tony-nominee Kristin Hanggi with musical direction by Jesse Vargas. Check out backstage photos below from Linda Lenzi, and stay tuned for performance photos, and details on purchasing the recording of this once in a lifetime evening! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Photo Coverage: Broadway Tributes Composer Damon Intrabartolo in BroadwayWorld.com's FLY Concert at Joe's Pub!
by Jennifer Broski - February 25, 2014

Last night, February 24th, 2014, BroadwayWorld.com continued its SOLD OUT 2014 concert series at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an emotional all-star tribute concert and benefit, celebrating the music of 'bare' composer Damon Intrabartolo, at Joe's Pub in New York City, directed by his longtime collaborator, friend and Tony-nominee Kristin Hanggi with musical direction by Jesse Vargas. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you photos of the performers in action! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast Satirize Social Media In New Rehearsal Photo
by Pat Cerasaro - February 25, 2014

A hilarious new photo showcasing the cast of the highly anticipated new Broadway musical IF/THEN, starring Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Idina Menzel is now available to view via a social media image shared by the associate director earlier this week. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 BWW Exclusive Interview: Tony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Talks OSCARS, NBC's Sound of Music & 'BEAUTIFUL'
by Caryn Robbins - February 25, 2014

Today, McLane spoke exclusively with BWW from Los Angeles where he is finalizing details for Sunday night's highly-anticipated telecast! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 AUDIO: First Listen- Alysha Umphress Sings 'The View From Up Here' from BEACHES
by Stage Tube - February 25, 2014

This spring, Virginia's Signature Theatre will present 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 will starMara 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 for a first listen to the song 'The View From Up Here', featuring Umphress! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/25- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - February 25, 2014

Today in 1973, A Little Night Music opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 601 performances. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg starring. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 STAGE TUBE: Watch New Trailer for Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL with Cicely Tyson!
by Stage Tube - February 25, 2014

Lifetime's adaptation of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams, is set to premiere Saturday, March 8th on the cable network. The Trip to Bountiful is a television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote's Tony nominated play. Set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, the film follows one woman's quest to reconnect with her past in order to ensure her family's future. Check out a just-released trailer for the film below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Ana Gasteyer & More Celebrate Dory Previn at Vineyard Theatre Gala
by Jessica Gordon - February 25, 2014

The music of the late composer Dory Previn was celebrated at a gala for the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre last night. Best-known as the writer of such hit songs as 'Theme from Valley of the Dolls,' 'Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign,' 'With My Daddy in the Attic,' 'You're Gonna Hear from Me,' DORY PREVIN was a legendary figure as a pop-folk singer-song-writer in the 60's-70's and 80's. The Gala performance was directed by Rachel Chavkin (NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812), with musical direction by Jon Spurney. BroadwayWorld was there fo rthe gala and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - We're In Love
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

This is my final week of blogs (for serious this time), and it's breaking my heart. I love sharing our shenanigans with you guys because I truly believe this group of weirdos at 'Disaster!' is the greatest! Last week, I spent 6 out of 7 days with my cast mates. We only have 4 shows a week. We work together, we eat/drink together after the show, and on our days off, we gravitate right back to each other to continue the fun. Basically, we're in love. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Photo Coverage: Stephanie J. Block, Emily Skinner, Joshua Henry & More Sing Musicals of 1915-39 at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - February 25, 2014

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Chip Zien, Karen Mason, Sebastian Arcelus, Tonya Pinkins, Beth Leavel, Carolee Carmello, Stephanie J. Block, Karen Akers, Emily Skinner, Julia Murney, Lari White, John Easterlin, Noah Racey, Camille Saviola, Mark Nadler, Jillian Louis, Danny Gardner and the Broadway by the Year Chorus all took part in Town Hall's 14th season opener of its Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 24 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1915-1939. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Photo Flash: First Look at Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Artwork!
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to the stage as legendary songstress Billie Holliday in a revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. The show will open at the Circle in the Square Theatre on April 13 for a limited 10-week run. Performances will begin on March 25. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Schedule Announced for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL with Audra McDonald; Opening Set for 4/13
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to the stage as legendary songstress Billie Holliday in a revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. According to the New York Times, the show will open at the Circle in the Square Theatre on April 13 for a limited 10-week run. Performances will begin on March 25. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 25 Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature Theatre's KUNG FU
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - February 25, 2014

David Henry Hwang's Kung Fu, starring Cole Horbie and Phoebe Strole, opened last night, February 24, 2014 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The production will run through March 30. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)




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