Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25

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

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 EXCLUSIVE: FUNNY GIRL 50th Anniversary Original Broadway Cast Recording Set for 4/29 Splashy Remastered Release
by BWW Special Coverage - March 25, 2014

It's hard to believe that it has been 50 years since Barbra Streisand portrayed Fanny Brice in the 1964 Broadway stage production of Funny Girl, and 46 years since she reprised her critically acclaimed role for the 1968 feature film, winning her an Oscar. The reason that it's so hard to believe is because she's still as relevant as ever and has to be the greatest Broadway export of all time. On April 29, Capitol/UMe will release the Gold-certified Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording in a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition boxed set with a digitally remastered CD and vinyl LP, as well as a 48-page book featuring exclusive photos from the production and a new essay by Jay Landers, her longtime A&R executive, who has worked with her on many recordings. The remastered original cast recording will also be available for digital purchase, including 192k and 96k high definition audio on HDtracks. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Photo Coverage: Terrence McNally Celebrates 20th Broadway Show- Inside the MOTHERS AND SONS After Party!
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2014

BroadwayWorld was there for McNally's big opening night and below you can check out photos from inside the after party with McNally and the cast- Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Photo Coverage: Inside the Ninth Annual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Benefit!
by Linda Lenzi - March 25, 2014

The ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only performance produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York, took place last night. This year's special event featured the talents of Michael Berresse (Kiss Me, Kate; A Chorus Line), Tony winner Beth Leavel (Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone), Tony winner Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, TV's 'Girls'), Ken Page (Ain't Misbehavin', Cats), Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony nominee Andrew Rannells(The Book of Mormon, TV's 'Girls'), Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, TV's 'Johnny and the Sprites.'), and more This year's edition of Broadway Backwards (#bwaybackwards) was held at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th Street, NYC), current home to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. BroadwayWorld was there for the after party festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 West End's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Coming to Movie Theatres Later This Year; Broadway Production Slated for 2015
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2014

At CinemaCon 2014, the largest annual gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, Fathom Events announced that it will partner with Omniverse Vision to capture the musical stage production of 'From Here To Eternity' from London's prestigious West End for cinecast to cinemas across the country. As a production partner, this marks a first-of-its-kind venture for Fathom Events, who has long been recognized as the leader in alternative content. Fathom fans will be the first U.S. audience to see 'From Here To Eternity,' presented in hundreds of select movie theaters around the country through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network later this year, with the Broadway production slated for 2015. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 BWW TV: Meet the Company of Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 25, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. The company met the press earlier today, and below you can check out interviews with the cast, plus a special performance preview! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Harvey Fierstein Comments On Having Three Concurrent Broadway Shows
by Pat Cerasaro - March 25, 2014

Multi-award-winning playwright, actor and activist Harvey Fierstein previews his new play CASA VALENTINA as well as comments on the fact he is soon to have three productions up and running concurrently on Broadway between that and his two musicals for which he wrote the book, NEWSIES and 2013 Best Musical Tony Award winner KINKY BOOTS. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Idina Menzel to Perform on THE TODAY SHOW as Part of Spring Concert Lineup, 4/3
by TV News Desk - March 25, 2014

Spring fever is heating up Rockefeller Plaza. NBC's TODAY will broadcast a special spring concert series beginning tomorrow, March 26 with pop superstar and coach of NBC's 'The Voice' Shakira, whose self-titled new album released today. Other hot headliners include rapper Pitbull in his fourth TODAY show concert, Idina Menzel, Oscar winner for "Let it Go" from the movie "Frozen" and star of Broadway's new musical 'IF/THEN,' and R&B singer Janelle Monae whose new song is featured in the movie "Rio 2." The dates of the live TODAY concerts are listed below. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Photo Coverage: Ryan Scott Oliver Kicks Off Murderous Musical Mondays at MURDER FOR TWO
by Jennifer Broski - March 25, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two have teamed up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composer Ryan Scott Oliver launched the series last night, March 24th, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out photos below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Murderous Musical Mondays with Ryan Scott Oliver!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 25, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two have teamed up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composer Ryan Scott Oliver launched the series last night, March 24th, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Twoat New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out exclusive highlights below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu Set to Announce 2014 Tony Nominees on 4/29
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2014

The Tony Awards have just announced that the 2014 Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 29 (8:30am) from the Paramount Hotel. This year's announcement will be co-hosted by multiple SAG and Emmy nominated actress and star of ELEMENTARY on CBS, Lucy Liu, and Tony-nominated star of HBO's LOOKING & Disney's FROZEN, Jonathan Groff. Also in attendance will be: William Ivey Long, Chairman of the American Theatre Wing; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing; Nick Scandalios, Chairman of The Broadway League; Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 VIDEO: Michael C. Hall Talks Broadway's REALISTIC JONESES on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - March 25, 2014

Michael C. Hall stopped by this morning's TODAY and shared that he is happy to leave the death-centered plots of his TV drama 'Dexter' behind him and focus on his new role in the Broadway production of 'The Realistic Joneses.' (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Photo Coverage: Tyne Daly & MOTHERS AND SONS Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, just opened last night, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Also in the cast are Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out full coverage from the cast's first official bows below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Photo Coverage: Inside the MOTHERS AND SONS Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2014

Four-time TonyŽ Award winning playwright Terrence McNally just celebrated two milestones on The Great White Way-his 20th Broadway production and the 50th Anniversary of his Broadway debut-with the opening night of his newest play, Mothers and Sons, at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) last night, March 24, 2014. Over the course of five decades, Mr. McNally has chronicled the human experience with a wide range of works including Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman,The Rink, The Ritz, and Bad Habits. BroadwayWorld was there for McNally's big opening night and below you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet. Guests included Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber, Chita Rivera, Doris Riberts and more! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Darren Criss Recalls Choreographic Challenges Filming Iconic "Teenage Dream"
by Pat Cerasaro - March 25, 2014

As part of an ongoing celebration, the cast of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee looks back at the musical highlights of the series so far as we anticipate the upcoming second part of the two-part 100 episode extravaganza tonight, with GLEE breakout star Darren Criss recalling his nail-biting breakthrough performance of the Katy Perry hit 'Teenage Dream'. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 First Production Photos Of I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL Unveiled
by Pat Cerasaro - March 25, 2014

A preliminary sneak peek at the highly anticipated new West End musical based on the international hit reality competition series created by Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR, titled I CAN'T SING, is now available to view via a series of new production photos. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Talks ALL THE WAY on Colbert
by TV News Desk - March 25, 2014

Bryan Cranston stopped by last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central to talk about his new Broadway play 'All the Way.' (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tyne Daly & More in MOTHERS AND SONS on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 25, 2014

In Mothers and Sons, a mother who pays a surprise visit to the New York apartment of her late son's ex-partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her - without her - she is finally able to see the rich life her son might have led. The cast is led by Tyne Daly and also features Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. Written by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, the play opened last night at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Park, Laura Osnes, Mary Beth Peil and More in Atlantic Theater's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical THE THREEPENNY OPERA, directed and choreographed by visionary Martha Clarke. The show will open on Monday, April 7 at the Lind Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street) and plays a limited engagement through Sunday, May 4, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Ramin Karimloo Releases New 'Broadgrass' EP
by Carrie Dunn - March 25, 2014

Having opened in Les Miserables on Broadway, Ramin Karimloo is now releasing a new country/Broadgrass EP 'The Road To Find Out - East' - an amalgamation between Broadway and Bluegrass music, out on 7 April via Big Hand Recordings. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 25 Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Peter Friedman & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons's New Musical FLY BY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for its current 2013/2014 Season. The announcement includes complete casting for the New York premiere of FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still), written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock, and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). STAGE KISS, by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, will also welcome Ken Marks to the cast for the final two weeks of its run. (more...)


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