Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera, With Libretto by Annie Proulx, Premieres Tonight in Madrid
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 BWW Reviews: COOL RIDER, Lyric Theatre, Jan 27 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - January 28, 2014

Some people call Grease 2 a guilty pleasure. Many more consider it to simply be a bad film. And then there's the rest of us: people who come across it at an early age (often too young to understand what the 'Reproduction' lyrics we like to sing at the dinner table mean), genuinely love it to pieces and never let it go, who at various points in our lives come across fellow fans - there is no quicker bond - with whom we can recite the dialogue and sing the songs, fuelling our shared fervour, and on and on it goes. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 KING KONG Producer Confirms Mega-Musical Will Open at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre in December 2014
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

Since it premiered in Melbourne last year, running on a budget of $30 million, producers have been eyeing KONG's Broadway debut - only saying that they were aiming for the 2014-15 season. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 VIDEO: Nathan Lane, JERSEY BOYS Cast & More Plead Their Case on 'Daily Show'
by TV News Desk - January 28, 2014

Stewart called upon such stars as Tony winner Nathan Lane, 'Project Runway' fashion guru Tim Gunn and the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys to pitch in and help. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 NBC Cancels Sean Hayes' SEAN SAVES THE WORLD
by TV News Desk - January 28, 2014

Deadline reports that NBC has stopped production on its freshman comedy series SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, starring Sean Hayes. Twelve episodes have screened so far out of 18; 14 have been filmed. The network will make a decision about airing the final two episodes after the Winter Olympics. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 The Oscars to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
by TV News Desk - January 28, 2014

The Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz,' a best picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION to Make American Premiere at MTC This June
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the American premiere of THE LION, the new autobiographical musical written and performed by 2013 ASCAP Cole Porter Songwriting Award winner Benjamin Scheuer, directed by Sean Daniels. The five-week limited engagement for THE LION will begin previews on Tuesday, June 10 and open Thursday, June 26 as the second production of MTC's 2013-2014 season of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 Photo Flash: First Look at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera - Daniel Okulitch, Tom Randle & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 VIDEO: Kris Jenner Wants to Appear on Broadway in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

Kris Jenner, star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on E!, admitted on Sunday to friend Jonathan Cheban and her daughter Kim Kardashian that she loves the song 'All That Jazz' and has been taking singing and dancing lessons in hopes of starring on Broadway in Chicago. Check out the clip below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 2013 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards Winners Announced - Theatre Three Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 28, 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 Long Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 THE MUSICAL THEATER OF Stephen Schwartz Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 4/16
by Pat Cerasaro - January 28, 2014

A new book outlining the career of noted multi-award-winning Broadway and Hollywood composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz titled THE MUSICAL THEATER OF Stephen Schwartz: FROM GODSPELL TO WICKED AND BEYOND by Paul Laird is now available for pre-order. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 Photo Flash: ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs Welcomes Twin Sons!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

Adam Jacobs, star of Disney's upcoming Aladdin, and his wife of seven years, actress Kelly Jacobs, just announced the birth of twin boys Jack Loren Jacobs and Alex Gregory Jacobs. The twins were born early Monday morning, January 27, after a 25-hour labor, weighing in at 5 lbs, 12 oz and 4 lbs, 11 oz, respectively. Scroll down for a photo of the happy family! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 Photo Coverage: Laura Benanti, Judy Kaye, Debra Monk & More Celebrate Launch of NOTHING LIKE A DAME
by Jennifer Broski - January 28, 2014

Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater, a new book by Eddie Shapiro featuring interviews with 20 female musical theatre stars, launched last night at the headquarters of Oxford University Press at 198 Madison Avenue. Attendees got to meet some of the dames of Dames including Laura Benanti, Judy Kaye, Debra Monk, Donna McKechnie, Donna Murphy, Lillias White and Karen Ziemba. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 Bloody Behind The Scenes Featurette For CORIOLANUS With Tom Hiddleston
by Pat Cerasaro - January 28, 2014

Internationally recognized screen superstar and stalwart stage actor Tom Hiddleston returns to the Donmar Warehouse with the hotly anticipated new production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS and the actor takes us behind the scenes in a new video featurette. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin will play its final performance on Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). On that date, the show will have played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 NEWSIES: STORIES OF THE UNLIKELY BROADWAY HIT Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 2/4
by Pat Cerasaro - January 28, 2014

A new book all about the making of one of Broadway's most recent unexpected hit musicals byway of the NEWSIES tome NEWSIES: STORIES OF THE UNLIKELY BROADWAY HIT by Ken Cerniglia is now available for pre-order. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Annie Proulx's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Opera, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - January 28, 2014

Gerard Mortier and the New York City Opera have commissioned Charles Wuorinen, an American composer, to turn Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain into a work for the operatic stage. Proulx wrote the libretto, and Wuorinen completed the opera in 2012. The premiere was postponed after New York City Opera's General Director, Gerard Mortier, resigned. The project was then again taken up by Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid and is set to premiere today, January 28, 2014. Check out some clips and behind-the-scenes video below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, CHIMERICA & More Win Critics' Circle Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards just took place at the Prince of Wales Theatre, celebrating the 25th anniversary of these unique awards. Hosted by Critics' Circle Drama Section Chairman Mark Shenton, with regular guest speaker comedian Arthur Smith introducing proceedings, the ceremony is firmly established as a highlight of the theatrical calendar and, this year, marks a quarter of a century of recognising the best in British Theatre. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Recording Session Round-Up! Video Preview, Cast Tweets & More
by Pat Cerasaro - January 28, 2014

A glimpse behind the scenes at the current recording of the recent Shakespeare In The Park production of William Shakespeare's classic comedy LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST is now available to view, featuring cast-members Colin Donnell, Daniel Breaker and more. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jan. 28 Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christian Borle, Zosia Mamet & More Set for MCC's MISCAST 2014 Honoring Allison Janney
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014

MCC Theater as announced the preliminary lineup of performers for the annual Miscast 2014 gala, which will feature one-night-only performances from stars of stage and screen including Zosia Mamet, Christian Borle, Anika Noni Rose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Pasquale, Jesse L. Martin, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle, and Nicole Parker. Phil Reno will serve as Musical Director. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Miscast 2014 will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and gala dinner followed by the Miscast performances. Show-only tickets are now on sale at www.mcctheater.org. (more...)




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