Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12

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

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 SOUND OFF: GLEE Across America
by Pat Cerasaro - March 12, 2014

U2... Neil Diamond... The Go-Gos... Randy Newman... OneRepublic... Styx! What do these things have in common? Well, GLEE's trip to LA, of course! Plus, a truly rockin' 'More Than A Feeling' (Boston) too - in every imaginable way and, well, more! All things considered, what other Primetime TV show has 'Obscure Broadway to Queen at a moment's notice'?! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Neil Patrick Harris: HEDWIG Is 'Bringing Up Insecurities Within Me'
by TV News Desk - March 12, 2014

In an interview to be featured in the April issue of Out Magazine, Neil Patrick Harris opens up about his upcoming Broadway turn in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 STAGE TUBE: Jessica Sanchez Sings FROZEN's 'Let It Go' with Robert Lopez at Pinoy Relief Benefit
by Stage Tube - March 12, 2014

The Pinoy Relief Fund, Live Nation and Alvarez & Marsal hosted a Pinoy Relief benefit concert last night, March 11th, 2014 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, featuring performances by Jennifer Hudson, Pentatonix, Plain White T's, A Great Big World, Jessica Sanchez, DJ Poet Name Life, and Charice, as well as special guest participation by Dr. Mehmet Oz, APL.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, Dante Basco and EGOT award winning songwriter Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez. Click below to watch Jessica Sanchez perform 'Let It Go' from FROZEN, accompanied by Robert Lopez! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Talks New Tour, Ellen's Oscar Joke & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - March 12, 2014

Entertainment legend Liza Minnelli isn't letting turning age 68 keep her from wowing audiences on her world tour, 'Simply Liza.' (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Musical Version of PRETTY WOMAN Eyes Broadway Run
by Movies News Desk - March 12, 2014

A musical version of the hit film PRETTY WOMAN may be heading to the Broadway stage. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 STAGE TUBE: Extended Sneak Peek at The Public's Return Engagement of HERE LIES LOVE
by Stage Tube - March 12, 2014

The Public Theater's production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, begins performances on April 14th with an opening night set for May 1st at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall for an open-ended commercial run. The principal cast from the 2013 world premiere of Here Lies Love returns, including Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. Below, check out an extended sneak peek at the production! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Lindsay Mendez, Van Hughes, Daniel Jenkins & More to Star in World Premiere of Nick Blaemire's A LITTLE MORE ALIVE at KC Rep; Sheryl Kaller Will Direct
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of the new musical A Little More Alive - which will begin previews April 11 and runs through May 11 on the Rep's Copaken Stage. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 PIPPIN's Matthew James Thomas Up for Lead Role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

According to Variety, Thomas is currently on J.J. Abrams' short list for the lead role in Disney and LucasFilm's STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Though details on the role are scarce, insiders have confirmed that he's a young Jedi apprentice, who will challenge GIRLS star Adam Driver in the film, who recently signed on to play the villain in the next installment of the franchise. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 SMOKEFALL, TWO TRAINS RUNNING and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

Chicago's most established resident theater presents a 90th anniversary "season to celebrate," a line-up of new and contemporary works on its two stages-the 856-seat Albert Theatre and 400-seat flexible Owen Theatre. Today, Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announced six plays (of eight)-half of which were developed by commission and/or workshop in the Goodman's new play development programs-that comprise the 2014/2015 Season, plus co-productions with Chicago's off-Loop theaters. Remarked Falls, "We are proud to present this Season in the same spirit that launched the Goodman in 1925: 'an array of dramatic fare, from classics to noteworthy contemporary works, innovative and oft controversial, embracing genres from farces to searing social dramas.' We hope to give our audiences compelling, relevant experiences from a range of culturally and aesthetically diverse artists, from bold new talents to acclaimed local and national voices." For a limited time, Subscriptions start at $90 in honor of the milestone season; call 312.443.3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org. Individual tickets go on sale in August. Two Albert plays are TBA. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Judy Kaye Replaces Jayne Houdyshell in Carnegie Hall's All-Star GUYS AND DOLLS Concert
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye will now play the role of General Matilda B. Cartwright, replacing previously announced actress Jayne Houdyshell, for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Kaye's career highlights include Tony Awards for her performances as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony Award nominations for her roles in Mamma Mia! and Souvenir. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Atlantic Theater's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, with Laura Osnes and F. Murray Abraham, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company's highly anticipated revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical The Threepenny Opera, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, begins previews tonight, March 12, 2014. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 BWW Blog: Ashley Ward of Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL - It's the Day of the Show Y'all!
by Guest Blogger: Ashley Ward - March 12, 2014

Hey there Broadway World readers! It's opening night for 50 Shades! The Musical! And even though we have done something like 22 previews, opening night is when it all seems real! And it's so exciting! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 BWW TV: It's Puppy Playtime! Audra McDonald Hunts for a LADY DAY Pooch
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 12, 2014

The Broadway premier production of Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is on the search for a small dog to perform with five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald as the show has a dog written into it. The producers of the show have been looking for submissions for a small dog to be cast in the show and actual callbacks were held yesterday, March 11th at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway). Audra McDonald and Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni were on hand to judge selected finalists and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Go inside the puppy auditions below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Review Roundup: West End's URINETOWN
by Review Roundups - March 12, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say...Urinetown, the musical, runs at The St James Theatre until 3 May 2014, starring Marc Elliott (EastEnders/The History Boys/Tape) as Mr. McQueen, Richard Fleeshman (Ghost/Legally Blonde/Coronation Street) as Bobby Strong, Simon Paisley Day (Sherlock/Musketeers/Timon Of Athens) as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along/Sunday In The Park With George/Guys And Dolls) as Penelope Pennywise, Jonathan Slinger (Hamlet/The Tempest/Yes, Prime Minister) as Officer Lockstock and is directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Norm Lewis, Rachel York, Roger Rees, Julie White & More Added to BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

The roster of stars continues to expand for Broadway Backwards with today's additions of Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, TV's 'Scandal'), Roger Rees (co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby), Julie White (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Little Dog Laughed), and Rachel York (Encores! Little Me, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Photo Coverage: Sardi's Celebrates PIPPIN! Thomas, d'Amboise, Miller and Jones Get Caricatures
by Walter McBride - March 12, 2014

Just yesterday, Sardi's Restaurant unveiled caricatures for PIPPIN stars Matthew James Thomas, Tony Award winner Patina Miller, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise and Rachel Bay Jones. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! Spoofs PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA & More!
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

The gloves are off! One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! begins previews Monday, March 17th at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). The show is set to open on Sunday, May 4th. This up-to-the-minute new edition will include Alessandrini's takes on Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live! and Bullets Over Broadway, among others. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 Cliff Saunders Set to Host BLAME CANADA! Concert at 54 Below, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

Final casting has been announced for BLAME CANADA!, an evening featuring the best in Canadian musical theatre happening at 54 BELOW on Monday, March 17 at 9:30pm. Cliff Saunders, who currently stars as Thenardier in the revival of Les Miserables on Broadway, hosts the evening that celebrates the launch of the newly formed Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC). (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 BWW TV: Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block Give Sneak Peek at NY Pops Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 12, 2014

On March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. The duo just gave a special preview of the concert and BroadwayWord was on hand to catch a sneak peek. Check out what they had to say about the special event below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 12 STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & Andrea Martin in ACT ONE TV Spot!
by Stage Tube - March 12, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater will soon present Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews Thursday, March 20 and open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The play will feature Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber,Charlotte Maier, Andrea Martin, Deborah Offner, Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Bob Stillman,Amy Warren, Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub. BroadwayWorld brings you the just-released television spot, featuring Shalhoub, Fontana & Martin, below! (more...)


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