Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Newly Redesigned THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour to Hit North America in November
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced today that their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will launch a North American tour beginning this November in Providence, R.I at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will play more than 20 multi-week engagements through next year, including Cincinnati, OH and Minneapolis, MN. A complete tour schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. First unveiled in March, 2012 in Plymouth, England, this reinvented PHANTOM has been an enormous box-office and critical hit throughout the U.K. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 STAGE TUBE: First Look at Reinvented THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour!
by Stage Tube - February 26, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced earlier today that their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will launch a North American tour beginning this November in Providence, R.I at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will play more than 20 multi-week engagements through next year, including Cincinnati, OH and Minneapolis, MN. A complete tour schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. First unveiled in March, 2012 in Plymouth, England, this reinvented PHANTOM has been an enormous box-office and critical hit throughout the U.K. Check out photos and highlights from the newly imagined production below! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Kevin Worley of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA
by Adrienne Onofri - February 26, 2013

Just off a long run on the 'Jersey Boys' tour, Kevin is playing both a peasant and an earl in his 4th Broadway show. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Gregory Jbara, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jonathan Pryce to Lead MY FAIR LADY Concert at Kennedy Center, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

For its 21st annual Spring Gala, the Kennedy Center will present My Fair Lady in Concert on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The famed 1956 musical features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe and will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The concert staging will be accompanied by the 35-piece Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra conducted by Music Director James Moore. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Rialto Chatter: New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical to be Based on ALL IN THE TIMING?
by Rialto Chatter - February 26, 2013

As previously reported, Stephen Sondheim and David Ives have teamed up on a new musical, which is currently in early phases of composition. According to the Village Voice, the show, titled All Together Now, is based on 'a small moment' from Ives' All in the Timing and that it will go backwards in time, similar to Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Allong. There is no word yet on which part of All in the Timing (which is a series of one-act plays) the show will be based. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Eddie Redmayne & More In END7 Campaign Video
by Pat Cerasaro - February 26, 2013

LES MISERABLES star and Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne joins THE NEWSROOM's Emily Blunt and other international stars in this startling new video that has begun to go viral - pun not intended - featuring the torturous effects of seven of the most shockingly popular diseases commonly spread and imbibed by humans, such as roundworm, whipworm, hookworm, snail fever and elephantiasis. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Kathy Bates Joins AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season Three
by Pat Cerasaro - February 26, 2013

With potential to spare, Oscar winner Kathy Bates has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk's boundary-breaking horror anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY for Season Three. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of MOTOWN's Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - February 26, 2013

With MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL less than two weeks away from starting previews, the cast posed for an extensive photo shoot. In this video, the stars not only don the costumes and pose, but they also discuss about this 'magical' show, including what it takes to become their characters, and how this show is 'Motown authentically on Broadway.' (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Christine Ebersole To Appear On SMASH (And Cheyenne Jackson Too?)
by Pat Cerasaro - February 26, 2013

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole will be appearing on NBC's musical drama series SMASH on an upcoming episode if a recent Facebook post by the accomplished actress is accurate. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 VIDEO: Megan Hilty Talks New Season of SMASH on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - February 26, 2013

SMASH star Megan Hilty stopped by this morning's 'Today' show on NBC to chat about her character, Ivy, on the Broadway-themed musical drama series. Watch the appearance below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 STAGE TUBE: Alan Cumming Talks MACBETH With Jimmy Fallon
by Stage Tube - February 26, 2013

Direct from acclaimed, sold-out engagements at The National Theatre of Scotland and the Lincoln Center Festival, Tony and Olivier Award winner ('Cabaret') and two-time Emmy nominee ('The Good Wife') Alan Cumming will return to Broadway this spring in a one-man interpretation of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedy, Macbeth. Hear what he had to say about the show on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Edie Falco, John Ellison Conlee & More in MTC's THE MADRID- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 26, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Madrid, the new play by Liz Flahive, directed by Leigh Silverman began previews February 5 at 7 PM at MTC at New York City Center- Stage I (131 West 55th Street) in preparation for a Tuesday, February 26 opening night. The limited engagement has already been extended through Sunday, April 21. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of MTC's THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES- Judith Light, Jeremy Shamos & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 26, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere production of Richard Greenberg's THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES. Directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, the cast features Tony nominee Jessica Hecht, Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light, Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos, Obie Award winner Mark Blum, Lauren Blumenfeld (We Are Proud to Present...), Alex Dreier (Billy Elliot), Jake Silbermann ('As The World Turns'), and Jonathan Walker (The Divine Sister). The limited engagement of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES will begin previews Thursday, March 21, 2013 and open Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat will the whole gang about the new play. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Danny Burstein & Sarah Paulson in TALLEY'S FOLLY
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 26, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley's Folly, directed by Michael Wilson, features Danny Burstein as 'Matt Friedman' and Sarah Paulson as 'Sally Talley.' Check out highlights of the duo in action below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Features Max von Essen, Debbie Gravitte and More in BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

On Monday, February 25, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the third annual Broadway Belts for PFF, which raised over $70,000 for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The evening was hosted by Julie Halston, and starred KLea Blackhurst, Linda Lavin, Emily Bergl, Debbie Gravitte, Emma Hunton, Alyssa Paulsen, Robert Creighton, Max von Essen, John McDaniel, and Ed Watts. The show was directed by Carl Andress, with musical direction by Jesse Kissel. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Ryan Scott Oliver, Brett Ryback's DARLING Awarded Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's New Musical Award
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has announced Darling as the winner of its seventh annual New Musical Award. Written by Ryan Scott Oliver and Brett Ryback, Darling is described as a coming-of-age story about a teenager, Ursula Morgan, who leaves behind her upper-class family and finds herself in the seedy underground of Depression-era Boston -- a world of sex, jazz and a mysterious drug called....fairy dust. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Christine Andreas, Emily Skinner & More Set for BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1961, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

Two-time Tony Nominee Christine Andreas, Tony Nominee Emily Skinner, Drama Desk Nominees Kerry O'Malley and Jeffry Denman, and two-time Nightlife Award Winner Scott Coulter will star in The Broadway Musicals of 1961 at Town Hall on Monday, March 11th at 8 PM. The critically-acclaimed new Broadway by the Year Chorus will join them in performing songs from Carnival, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Subways Are For Sleeping, Sail Away, Milk and Honey, and more! The concert will be directed and choreographed by Jeffry Denman; the Broadway by the Year Chorus is under the direction of Scott Coulter; musical direction will be by Ross Patterson. The show, as always, will be written and hosted by series creator Scott Siegel. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 BWW Interviews - Sheryl Lee Ralph Talks Guest Spot on Tonight's SMASH
by Caryn Robbins - February 26, 2013

Talented actress Sheryl Lee Ralph spoke about returning to her Broadway roots on tonight's episode of SMASH. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Photo Flash: First Look at Frances Ruffelle and More in West End's PIAF
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

Known to all as 'Piaf', the sparrow who rose from the streets of Paris to the international stage, French chanteuse Edith Gassion's life and career is as unique as her extraordinary singing voice. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Feb. 26 Forbidden Broadway cast to Make Appearance on 'Good Day NY' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2013

The cast of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING! will be performing parodies of Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe in the film Les Miserables on Good Day New York on Wednesday, February 27,2013 in the 9'oclock hour. The hit musical at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street - just west of Eighth Avenue) continues through April 28th and is co-directed by Phillip George. Time Magazine and the Associated Press recently awarded Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING! spots on their Top Ten Lists, with Time Magazine making it their Top Musical pick for 2012. The show is also a Critic's Pick for The New York Times, The Daily News and New York Magazine. DRG Record's cast recording Forbidden Broadway; ALIVE AND KICKING! The UN-Original Cast Album, is now available in stores, on iTunes and Amazon.com. (more...)


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