Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Finalists Announced for 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize- Including Theresa Rebeck & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, now celebrating its thirty-sixth year. Chosen from over 100 submitted plays, the Finalists are (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 STAGE TUBE: Disney Debuts Sing-Along Edition of FROZEN's 'Let It Go'
by Stage Tube - January 29, 2014

More than 2,000 theaters nationwide are staged to showcase the all-new sing-along version of Disney's Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning big-screen adventure FROZEN, beginning this Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. But if you can't wait, check out the video below for a sneak peek of the new version! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Song List for GLEE's 100th Episode - Part 2; Chenoweth Reveals More Details
by TV News Desk - January 29, 2014

Chenoweth called her return to the Glee set 'amazing', but shared that she forgot about 'the hours, I always forget how long and crazy they are, singing and dancing about. But [it's] fun being back with the cast!' (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! LITTLE ME- Christian Borle, Rachel York & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 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. The company met the press yesterday and you can check out the first photos of the whole gang below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 BWW TV: Laura Benanti, Judy Kaye, Karen Ziemba & More Share Broadway Stories at NOTHING LIKE A DAME Book Launch!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 29, 2014

Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater, a new book by Eddie Shapiro featuring interviews with 20 female musical theatre stars, launched earlier this week at the headquarters of Oxford University Press at 198 Madison Avenue. Attendees got to meet some of the dames of Dames including Laura Benanti, Judy Kaye, Debra Monk, Donna McKechnie, Donna Murphy, Lillias White and Karen Ziemba. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the ladies about their stories and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Queens Man Charged with Theatre Journalist Randy Gener's Times Square Attack
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, theater journalist Randy Gener was assaulted on January 17th, shortly before 4 a.m. after attending the opening night of Broadway's MACHINAL and leaving a party in midtown. Now according to NBC New York, a 24-year old from Queens, Leighton Jennings, has been charged for the attack. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Encores! LITTLE ME with Rachel York, Christian Borle & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 29, 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. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with them about the production. Check out what they had to say and watch a performance preview below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Sutton Foster & More Featured in NY Pops' 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

On October 24, 2014, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 32nd season, a series at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke - described by The New York Times as a "polished, welcoming host" who is "young and vigorous, with a playful attitude" - will lead the orchestra in a highly anticipated concert season, including an opening celebration of The Beatles featuring the Finnish ensemble Rajaton; a festive holiday concert featuring Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison; a solo evening with Broadway leading lady Sutton Foster; and a tribute to Frank Sinatra by four of today's finest entertainers - Tony DeSare, Storm Large, Frankie Moreno and Ryan Silverman. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Rory O'Malley to Premiere New Autobiographical Show at Joe's Pub, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

Tony Award nominee Rory O'Malley (THE BOOK OF MORMON) will debut the world premiere of his autobiographical show, PUB CRAWL, at Joe's Pub on March 10, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Exclusive Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of PAGEANT!
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST returns for the first time to the New York stage in more than twenty years. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances on February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. The full cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'), Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia), Douglas Lyons(Beautiful), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki) and features Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers; Big Fish) as the host. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos of the cast in action below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Photo Flash: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Reveals 'Tits of Clay' Band with Lena Hall!
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

Broadway's upcoming production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris, just revealed a photo of the band on its Facebook page, along with the caption: 'The Angry Inch by night, Tits of Clay by late night. Introducing the band for #Hedwig.' Check out Tits of Clay with Lena Hall below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Daniel Breaker to Join THE BOOK OF MORMON Cast as 'Mafala' in February
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker just announced via Twitter that he will soon join the cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON as tribal chief 'Mafala.' He writes: I'm pleased to join the @BookofMormon this Feb on B'way!!! Come see me play Mafala in this absolutely hilarious show!!! #LoveMormon'. Breaker will replace original cast member Michael Potts. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Jonathan Groff Interviews Lea Michele In New TEEN VOGUE
by Pat Cerasaro - January 29, 2014

Popular and recognizable Broadway/Hollywood crossover stars, Glee co-stars and real-life best friends Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele pose for a series of photos and are showcased in a new interview feature in the new issue of TEEN VOGUE. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Bryan Cranston on Live Theatre, Playing LBJ, and Making His Broadway Debut in ALL THE WAY
by Hilary Kelly - January 29, 2014

Coming off back to back SAG and Golden Globe honors and following a successful run at The American Repertory Theatre, Bryan Cranston will make his Broadway debut this March in All The Way, playing former president Lyndon B. Johnson. Cranston spoke to Rolling Stone about how he prepared for the role, the challenges of Live Theatre, and his Breaking Bad fame. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/29- SWEET CHARITY
by Stage Tube - January 29, 2014

Today in 1966, Sweet Charity opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 608 performances. Featuring music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon, the musical was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon. It is based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of A.R.T.'s Diane Paulus-Helmed WITNESS UGANDA
by Stage Tube - January 29, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has released a sneak peek at the world premiere of Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie and Music Director, Remy Kurs. The production begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge on February 4, and will run through March 16. Below, check out a very first look at the cast, including Matthews and Emma Hunton, in rehearsal! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 Swedish Marines Perform 'Greased Lightning' In Afghanistan
by Pat Cerasaro - January 29, 2014

An attention-grabbing new viral video has appeared online featuring several Swedish Marines performing some spectacular lipsynching and choreography to iconic GREASE showstopper 'Greased Lightning' and it is now available to view in full. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 BWW TV: Highlights from Broadway's BRONX BOMBERS - Peter Scolari, Francois Battiste, John Wernke and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 29, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opens February 6, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 THE BAKER'S WIFE Original Cast Recording Now Available Digitally
by Pat Cerasaro - January 29, 2014

For the very first time, cherished cult musical THE BAKER'S WIFE is now available via digital download according to a new listing on the official site. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 29 JERSEY BOYS Cast Ushers in the Super Bowl on 'Super Bowl Boulevard' Today
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2014

Stars from the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform in Super Bowl Boulevard today, January 29 at 6:00 PM as part of the NFL's reveal of the Super Bowl Roman Numerals≠ the highly anticipated bright lights on Broadway at 43rd Street that frame the 20-feet tall 'XLVIII.' (more...)


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