Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 Christian Borle, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey, Philip Quast & More to Join Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel in New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced several additions to the cast of its staged production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, March 5-8, 2014: Jeff Blumenkrantz will portray The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut); Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson, Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). As previously announced, Sweeney Todd will star bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Lonny Price will direct, and Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 Production Team Announced for 86th Annual Academy Awards!
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2014

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced 13 key members of the production team for the Oscars® , which will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 2013 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - MISS SAIGON Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 15, 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 Washington, DC winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 LES MISERABLES 2014 Rehearsal Round-Up! Meet & Greet, Stars Tweet, Backstage Photos, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - January 15, 2014

Many notable cast members from the hotly anticipated 2014 Broadway revival of LES MISERABLES have converged to begin work on the new production in New York City and some of the stars and featured players have taken to social media to share comments, images and insights into the process. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 Photo Coverage: She's Got Class! Bebe Neuwirth Returns to CHICAGO as 'Mamma Morton'
by Walter McBride - January 15, 2014

Yesterday, January 14, 2014, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth returned to the scene of the crime, where the gin is cold and the piano's hot: Broadway's record-breaking smash-hit musical Chicago. Neuwirth, who won a 1997 Tony Award for her acclaimed portrayal of jazz-age killer Velma Kelly and returned ten years later as merry murderess Roxie Hart, made Broadway history in the role of Matron 'Mama' Morton for an eight-week limited engagement through Sunday, March 9 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). BroadwayWorld was there for her opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 GHOSTLIGHT Musical Gets Fall 2014 Workshop; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2014

As previously reported, the highly buzzed about musical Ghostlight, by popular up-and-comers Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto, presented an industry reading on Monday, January 13th at Theater Three on West 43rd Street, following two highly-attended backer's auditions on December 2nd at The New 42nd Street Studios. Kevin Lambert (Broadway's Godspell) presented the January 13th reading, which was directed by Realbuto and Martin and featured a starstudded 18 person cast, including Drama League nominee and Great Comet star Phillipa Soo, three time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello, Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, Jennifer Hope Wills, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Trevor McQueen, and Abigail Ludrof. Alison Holman (Freedom's Song) provided the musical direction. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 VIDEO: New Trailer for Elaine Stritch: SHOOT ME Documentary!
by Movies News Desk - January 15, 2014

The new documentary about stage and screen legend Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch: SHOOT ME is set for a limited release on February 21, 2014. Check out a new trailer for the doc below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 BROADWAY BARES 2014 Moves to Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom on 6/22; Tickets Go On Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2014

For the first time in fifteen years, Broadway Bares, the unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will have a new home. The 24th edition will take over the Hammerstein Ballroom located in Manhattan Center (311 West 34th Street, NYC) on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Tickets go on sale today, January 15. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 Twitter Watch: Laura Osnes Introduces Carly Rae Jepsen to CINDERELLA's Pumpkin!
by BWW Staff - January 15, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Carly Rae Jepsen wrote ' 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen to replace Tony nominee Laura Osnes in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing on Broadway. Jepsen will step into the role on Feb. 4 for a limited 12-week run. Jepsen began performing in musical theater in high school, starring in Annie, The Wiz and Grease before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts. 'It was essentially musical theater training with studies in singing, dancing and acting,' said Jepsen. 'My favorite part of the school year was our trip to New York, where we met Broadway performers and toured the theaters.' Canadian singer/songwriter Jepsen has taken America by storm after bursting onto the scene in the US with her hit single 'Call Me Maybe.' Unforgettably catchy, the hit song which she co-wrote quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it remained for nine consecutive weeks. The song is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries while the song has sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date.' (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 2013 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Winners Announced - Generations, A Theatre Company Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 15, 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 Houston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for BEAUTIFUL!
by Walter McBride - January 15, 2014

The company of Beautiful just celebrated their January 12 opening night on Broadway with the famed Gypsy Robe ritual. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive photo coverage below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 FROZEN Video of the Day: Tickle the Ivories with 'Let It Go'
by Movies News Desk - January 15, 2014

Today, talented musician Ryan Jones tickles the ivories with a beautiful piano version of FROZEN's 'Let It Go'! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 A CHORUS LINE: FINAL STAGE Vintage Documentary Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - January 15, 2014

A fascinating and rare vintage documentary tracing the final weeks of the original Broadway production of legendary multi-award-winning musical juggernaut A CHORUS LINE is now available to view in full. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 Disney Introduces ALADDIN Inspired Flatbread Pizza Recipe
by Pat Cerasaro - January 15, 2014

Introduce your tastebuds to a whole new world of excitement via a new Disney-sponsored recipe for ALADDIN flatbread pizza available to view in a new instructional video featurette. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 BWW Interview: Carol Channing- 50 Years After DOLLY!
by Joseph F. Panarello - January 15, 2014

Fifty years after HELLO, DOLLY! opened on Broadway, Carol Channing returns to New York for one night only (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 Ghostlight Records Joins with Razor & Tie Music Publishing to Support New Composers
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2014

Razor & Tie Music Publishing and Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records have created a joint venture to sign and nurture the talents of a new generation of theatrical composers and writers. The venture's first signing is New York City based songwriter and artist Shaina Taub, who straddles the world of theater music and contemporary pop performance. The venture is an extension into the publishing arena of the successful longstanding distribution and marketing relationship between Razor & Tie and Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 BWW TV: Inside MURDER FOR TWO's Album Release Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 15, 2014

The original cast recording of Murder for Two, the hit new musical comedy starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, was released digitally yesterday, January 14, 2014 by Ghostlight Records. To celebrate, the cast and creative team of Murder for Two threw an album release party immediately following Monday's performance at New World Stages. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the special event chat chat with the cast about the album, and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 2013 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards Winners Announced - Amy Miller Brennan Wins for RUTHLESS!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 15, 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 Miami winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks New HBO Series LOOKING
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2014

HBO's new series LOOKING, premieres this Sunday, January 19 at 10:30 p.m. Below, watch an all-new promo in which series star Jonathan Groff, and the rest of the cast and creative team discuss the highly anticipated show! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 15 STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter, Ryan Steele, Ann Harada & More Support Friends in Theatre
by Stage Tube - January 15, 2014

Friends in Theater Company will soon present Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Once on this Island, one-night-only production benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York onMonday, January 20, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014). In the video below, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford, Ann Harada, Santino Fontana, Ryan Steele and more show their support for the cause! (more...)




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