Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Breaking News: Samantha Hill to Take Over as Cosette for Broadway's New LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that Samantha Hill has assumed the role of Cosette in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 FROZEN Creators Discuss Cut Material & Songs For Broadway Adaptation
by Pat Cerasaro - February 12, 2014

Disney's animated movie musical mega-hit FROZEN has been announced to be aiming for the Broadway stage and the creators discussed potential material they are planning to utilize and previously excised cut songs as well as ponder what could be as part of a wide-ranging new interview. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 BWW TV: Watch Highlights of k.d. lang's Broadway Debut in AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 12, 2014

As previously announced, After Midnight, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, just welcomed k.d. lang as special guest star. Lang will continue her Broadway run through March 9. BroadwayWorld was there for her opening night and you can check out highlights of the music star in action below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar & More Will Star in Sting's THE LAST SHIP; Previews to Begin 9/30 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Puliter Prize-winner Brian Yorkey - will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon on September 30 prior to opening night on October 26, according to producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Photo Coverage: Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett & More Welcome k.d. lang to AFTER MIDNIGHT
by Walter McBride - February 12, 2014

As previously announced, After Midnight, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, just welcomed k.d. lang as special guest star. Lang will continue her Broadway run through March 9. BroadwayWorld was there for her opening night and you can check out post-show photos from of lang onstage with below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Kelli O'Hara, Susan Stroman to Make Met Opera Debuts in THE MERRY WIDOW on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2014

On New Year's Eve, Tony Award-winning director Susan Stroman will make her Metropolitan Opera debut with a new production of Lehar's The Merry Widow, conducted by Andrew Davis. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Photo Coverage: Sail On! In Rehearsal with Brian d'Arcy James, Jill Paice & the Cast of TITANIC
by Walter McBride - February 12, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company met the press yesterday and you can check out photos from the special performance preview below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 BWW TV: Carly Rae Jepsen Talks Broadway Debut in CINDERELLA on 'Live'
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 12, 2014

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, pop artist CARLY RAE JEPSEN chats with Kelly and Michael about her Broadway debut in 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Photo Coverage: k.d. lang Joins Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT- Inside Her First Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - February 12, 2014

As previously announced, After Midnight, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, just welcomed k.d. lang as special guest star. Lang will continue her Broadway run through March 9. BroadwayWorld was there for her opening night and you can check out photos from her curtain call below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 InDepth InterView: Randy Graff Talks New 54 Below Show MADE IN BROOKLYN, Plus LES MISERABLES, Broadway Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - February 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a legendary leading lady famous for a few of the most iconic roles in some of the most memorable musicals of the 1980s and 1990s as well as a versatile vocalist and concert performer set to make her cabaret debut later this month - the ingratiating and amusing Randy Graff. Looking back at originating the role of Fantine in the original Broadway production of mega-hit mega musical LES MISERABLES and singing the unforgettable 'I Dreamed A Dream' eight times a week (and on the best-selling cast recording) as well as recounting her Tony Award-winning work in the endlessly entertaining Cy Coleman/David Zippel musical comedy CITY OF ANGELS, Graff share stories from behind the scenes and gives us a rare look at theatrical history in the making and her elemental role in both productions. Additionally, Graff opens up about some of her other most fondly remembered work, including her fantastic turn in Ed Kleban's A CLASS ACT, William Finn's FALSETTOS, Cole Porter's HIGH SOCIETY, the stage play and documentary MOON OVER BUFFALO co-starring Carol Burnett, the most recent revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and much more. Most importantly, Graff generously outlines what we can expect from her upcoming solo shows at NYC hotspot 54 Below titled MADE IN BROOKLYN, in what will actually be the stalwart star's solo show premiere. In addition to all of that, Graff also touches upon some of her big screen and small screen work, ranging from LAW & ORDER to RENT, as well as recounts some theatrical tales involving theatre greats such as Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, John Simon and more. All of that and much, much more awaits in this rich resume recounting retrospective with one of Broadway's best! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Croons 'Just Wanna Sleep' in New Sexy Ad!
by TV News Desk - February 12, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris just wants to SLEEP, and in a new music video for the lifestyle beverage brand Neuro, the actor shares a sexy, slow jam to help set the mood! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Concert
by Walter McBride - February 12, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company met the press yesterday and you can check out photos of the company below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 BWW TV: Alan Cumming Talks Return to CABARET on Today's 'LIVE'
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 12, 2014

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, Tony Award winner ALAN CUMMING discussed returning to Broadway in 'Cabaret.' (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Photo Flash: Broadway's Carly Rae Jepsen, Alan Cumming Visit Today's LIVE
by TV News Desk - February 12, 2014

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, Tony Award winner ALAN CUMMING discussed returning to Broadway in 'Cabaret,' and pop artist CARLY RAE JEPSEN chats with Kelly and Michael about her Broadway debut in 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.' (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Photo Coverage: MURDER FOR TWO Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by Jennifer Broski - February 12, 2014

Just yesterday, Barnes & Noble celebrated the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording MURDER FOR TWO with a special in-store performance and CD signing Hosted by MURDER FOR TWO creators Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, the special event featured performances by original cast members Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 VIDEO: Annie Potts: High-Flying Trapeze Routine Is 'Easiest Part' of PIPPIN!
by TV News Desk - February 12, 2014

The actress stopped by this week's TODAY on NBC and explains why jumped at the opportunity to return to the theater in the high-flying role. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 BWW TV Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of ROCK OF AGES' Super Bowl Adventures!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 12, 2014

Broadway's ROCKY OF AGES was very busy over Super Bowl weekend, performing at the NFL's official tailgate party at MetLife stadium on February 2. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a behind the scenes look at the cast's Super Bowl adventures! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 80th Annual Drama League Awards to be Held May 16
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2014

The Drama League has announced the date of the 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with MCC's HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - February 12, 2014

MCC Theater will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' Hand to God starring Steven Boyer who reprises his celebrated, Obie Award-winning performance from the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in 2011. Boyer will be joined in this brand new production by Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch as well as Geneva Carr, Michael Oberholtzer, and Sarah Stiles. Hand to God is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and begins at theLucille LortelTheatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on February 19, 2014. An official opening night is set for March 10, 2014. For tickets and info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. BroadwayWorld brings you rehearsal photos below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 12 THEATER TALK Sets Spring Season Preview for this Weekend
by TV News Desk - February 12, 2014

Theater critics Adam Feldman (Time Out New York) and Jesse Green (New York Magazine), along with journalist Michael Musto (Out.com), join co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins for a Spring Season 2014 Preview of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions scheduled to open before the TonyŽ Award nominations are announced in June. (more...)


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