Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 SOUND OFF: GLEE Sings Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - April 09, 2014

What, dare say, is "the ultimate musical theatre challenge"? Well, Sondheim, that is! Otherwise known as the greatest living musical theatre dramatist and the subject of this week's GLEE - FOLLIES to SWEENEY TODD and INTO THE WOODS. And, touching, timely and terrific tribute it was. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 Photo Flash: First Look at Neil Patrick Harris in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris returns to Broadway in the new production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. The limited engagement, featuring Lena Hall (Kinky Boots, lead singer of The Deafening), will open Tuesday, April 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Season 3, Episode 4 Trailer- with Joanna Gleason, Malcolm Gets & More!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - April 09, 2014

Broadway's favorite webseries, 'Submissions Only,' is back for it's star-studded third season! Below, we are excited to bring you a trailer for Episode 4, which premieres on Monday, April 14. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 AMERICAN IDOL Preview: Check Out Top-8's Song Choices for Tonight's '80's Week'
by Matt Tamanini - April 09, 2014

When last we left our Season XIII AMERICAN IDOL finalists, an uncomfortable amount of confetti was raining down on 17-year-old Sam Woolf, who had survived America's vote by garnering the season's only judge's save. As the show went off the air host Ryan Seacrest informed us that Top-8 Week Part 2 would focus on the songs of the 1980s. Again, first-year Executive Producer Per Blankens has opted to give the contestants an extremely open-ended theme. Thus far, the strategy has proved beneficial for audiences and Idols alike, as both have been exposed to songs outside the normally limited Reality Show set-list. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 VIDEO: Anne Hathaway, Jimmy Fallon Perform Hip Hop with a Broadway Twist
by TV News Desk - April 09, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy and 'Les Mis' star Anne Hathaway teamed up to perform rap hits like 'Gin and Juice,' 'In Da Club,' and 'Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe' with a Broadway twist. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Launch International Tour in Honor of 20th Anniversary this Fall
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group announce the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 Video Flashback: 13 Year-Old Liza Minnelli Sings 'Over the Rainbow'
by Stage Tube - April 09, 2014

Liza Minnelli has been a beloved star of stage and screen for decades, and yet she has always refrained from singing her mother's signature tune, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' In the rare clip below, a listen to a 13 year-old Liza perform the song on Hedda Hopper's Hollywood in 1960. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 NORMAL HEART's Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer & More Grace Cover of THR
by TV News Desk - April 09, 2014

Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo, stars of HBO's upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, grace the cover of this week's The Hollywood Reporter. Get a first look below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Postpones Off-Broadway Run Indefinitely
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

'A Night With Janis Joplin at Gramercy Theater will postpone its opening indefinitely due to production issues. Refunds will be available for all ticket holders at point of purchase. Further information will be released when available.' (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 National Theatre Lets WAR HORSE Musicians Go; Opts for Pre-Recorded Soundtrack
by Hilary Kelly - April 09, 2014

The National Theatre has terminated the contracts of five musicians who, until recently, provided live accompaniment for the West End production of War Horse, according to The Stage. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 Tom Hiddleston Discusses Singing On Screen & Playing Captain Hook In THE PIRATE FAIRY
by Pat Cerasaro - April 09, 2014

A fascinating look behind the scenes at the charismatic stage and screen star Tom Hiddleston headlining the new animated release THE PIRATE FAIRY, co-starring Broadway's own Megan Hilty, is now available to view in the form of a new interview. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posnerand Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music byTom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. Scroll down for a first look at the production! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals She Couldn't Put Down '50 Shades'
by TV News Desk - April 09, 2014

Beautiful and bubbly Kristin Chenoweth stopped by the fourth hour of this morning's TODAY and told Kathie Lee and Hoda about the awkward moment when she introduced her boyfriend, who is producing the upcoming big screen adaptation of '50 Shades of Grey' to her parents! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 JERSEY BOYS Becomes Broadway's Thirteenth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

As of the performance tonight, Wednesday, April 9, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS will surpass 42nd Street with 3,487 performances, becoming the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips & More Set for Concert Benefiting Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in D.C., 6/15
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation's capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 Barbra Streisand on THE NORMAL HEART: 'I Tried Very Hard to Get It Made'
by TV News Desk - April 09, 2014

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand spoke about the frustration she felt as she attempted to bring Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART to the big screen. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Rebecca Naomi Jones' AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 09, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured over the weekend was Rebecca Naomi Jones, and you can watch highlights from her concert below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 In the Spotlight Series: IF/THEN- Idina Menzel, James Snyder, LaChanze & More!
by Walter McBride - April 09, 2014

If/Then opened last week at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, with Tony winner Idina Menzel leading the cast, which also features Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon,Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence, and Jackie Burns. If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Thenfollows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 Rosie O'Donnell & Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor Pat Birch at PASSING IT ON, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2014

Rosie's Theater Kids (RTKids) will present 'Passing It On: An Evening of Mentorship' to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on Monday April 28, 2014 at 7pm. This year's event will honor legendary director and choreographer and RTKids mentor, Pat Birch. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 9 VIDEO: First Look - Braff, Gad, Patinkin & More Star in New Comedy WISH I WAS HERE
by Movies News Desk - April 09, 2014

Focus Features has released the trailer for Zach Braff's second directorial feature, WISH I WAS HERE. (more...)


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