Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Kristin Chenoweth Kicks Off Mini-Tour Tonight in Lancaster (With a Surprise?), Followed by Brookville, Schenectady, Louisville & San Antonio
by BWW Special Coverage - February 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has been buzzing for days since the news that Kristin Chenoweth was asked to reprise her iconic role of April Rhodes for GLEE's 100th Episode. Tonight, audiences are going to be even more excited, as the popular star kicks off the first date of a February 'mini-tour' with a limited run of five concert dates. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 STAGE TUBE: Anthony Rapp Sings 'You Don't Need To Love Me' from IF/THEN
by Stage Tube - February 05, 2014

If/Then, starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, will begin previews on Broadway on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 and will officially open on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Below, get a sneak peek of If/Then star Anthony Rapp performing 'You Don't Need To Love Me' from the new Broadway musical! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 GLEE Does FRIENDS & Darren Criss Arrives In GLEE NYC
by Pat Cerasaro - February 05, 2014

FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE pays homage to legendary ensemble comedy FRIENDS in a new sneak peek of an upcoming episode byway of a new social media post - also showcasing Darren Criss, Kevin McHale and Chord Overstreet and more. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Photo Coverage: A Lovely (Opening) Night! Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Debut in CINDERELLA
by Walter McBride - February 05, 2014

Mulit-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and beloved film and television star Fran Drescher made their Broadway debuts in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA last night, February 4. Jepsen stepped in as the title character and Drescher as her wicked stepmother, Madame. Beginning its second year on Broadway, CINDERELLA plays the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the duo's first curtain call below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 FROZEN's 'Let It Go' Gets SPACE JAM-Inspired DJ Remix 'Let It Slam'
by Pat Cerasaro - February 05, 2014

Disney's super-successful animated movie musical FROZEN has been paid tribute, parodied and evoked in countless fan-made videos over the last several weeks, many showcasing the standout character song 'Let It Go', and a new club-ready remix parody is now available to peruse. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Photo Flash: First Look at Christian Borle, Rachel York & More in Encores! LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2014

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, runs for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show is directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.Little Me, Neil Simon's first musical, is the story of the glamorous Belle Poitrine (Rachel York as young Belle, Judy Kaye as older Belle), a self-invented celebrity who has spent her life in pursuit of wealth, culture and social position. Tony Award-winner Christian Borle will play all six of Belle's oddball lovers, who range from an innocent college boy to an octogenarian lecher to the dying king of a tiny European country that doesn't seem to exist. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Wants to Return to Theater & Is 'Looking For a Job'!
by TV News Desk - February 05, 2014

Jonathan Groff stopped by the clubhouse on last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE and revealed that he plans to return to theater and is currently 'looking for a job.' (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Rialto Chatter: Neil Patrick Harris Says He's Not Hosting Tonys This Year?
by Rialto Chatter - February 05, 2014

Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, who will soon return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is known to the theatre community as Tonys Host Extraordinaire, having hosted the ceremony a whopping four times. Harris was just honored at the Drama League's Winter Gala, and according to the New York Post, he revealed there that because of his Broadway commitments, he won't return to his hosting gig in 2014. He commented: 'Because of 'Hedwig,' I can't emcee the Tonys. But I can now be home with our two kids. Family for me is very important.' (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Betsy Farrar, Brady Tutton & More Join Jenn Gambatese in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced today. The new production will be led by Jenn Gambatese. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Breaking News: Elton John's Rocket Pictures to Create JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Animated Film
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2014

Elton John's Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's global stage phenomenon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and is embarking on an all-new animated family feature film, in association with The Really Useful Group,the company announced today. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - February 05, 2014

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, led by Neil Patrick Harris, will begin previews Saturday, March 29 for a Tuesday, April 22 opening night at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). 'Internationally ignored song stylist' Hedwig Robinson (Neil Patrick Harris) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that 'angry inch.' (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Hugh Jackman & Company Enter Recording Studio for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH; Filming to Begin Soon?
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2014

Details on the film's status have been scant in recent months, though Jackman has been attached to the project since 2011 when pre-production intitially began. With the crew putting time in at the studio, the film is expected to potentially begin filming within the coming months. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Disney's FROZEN to Expand Icy Universe to Broadway, Theme Parks, Video Games and More
by Movies News Desk - February 05, 2014

It seems Disney's FROZEN has cast an unbreakable -- and unstoppable -- spell. According to Variety, Walt Disney Co. Chief Bob Iger revealed plans to expand FROZEN's icy universe during an earnings call today. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Encores! LITTLE ME
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 05, 2014

Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center's 2014 Encores! season, runs for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show is directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse.Little Me, Neil Simon's first musical, is the story of the glamorous Belle Poitrine (Rachel York as young Belle, Judy Kaye as older Belle), a self-invented celebrity who has spent her life in pursuit of wealth, culture and social position. Tony Award-winner Christian Borle will play all six of Belle's oddball lovers, who range from an innocent college boy to an octogenarian lecher to the dying king of a tiny European country that doesn't seem to exist. BroadwayWorld brings you and exclusive sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Matt Doyle to Star in New York Premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver & Hunter Foster's JASPER IN DEADLAND; Performances Begin 3/16 at West End Theatre
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2014

Prospect Theater Company will present the New York premiere of Jasper in Deadland, a new musical with book by Hunter Foster and Ryan Scott Oliver, and music and lyrics by Oliver. Performances are March 16 through April 13 at the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. A press opening is scheduled for March 26 at 7:30pm. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Jessica Chastain Remembers OTHELLO Co-Star Philip Seymour Hoffman
by Pat Cerasaro - February 05, 2014

Recent Broadway headliner and popular film star Jessica Chastain shares her sorrow over the shocking death of her former co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman byway of a new Facebook posting recounting their time spent together in OTHELLO in 2009. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Lea Salonga Offers Backstage Look At DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?
by Pat Cerasaro - February 05, 2014

Multi-award-winning stage performer and celebrated vocalist Lea Salonga opens up about her experiences performing in the ongoing series of concerts highlighting the words and music of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON creators Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil titled DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? as part of a new feature article. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 Arthur Darvill to Join West End Cast of ONCE?
by TV News Desk - February 05, 2014

Rumors are rampant that Darvill will join the West End cast of the show when current star Declan Bennett departs in March. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 FROZEN Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Soundtrack Since 2003
by Movies News Desk - February 05, 2014

Holding steady in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week, the soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN has become the longest-running No. 1 film soundtrack since 2003 (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Feb. 5 BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 05, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, began previews on Friday, January 17, and opens on February 13, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through April 13, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)


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