Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 SOUND OFF: GLEE 100 - The Sequel!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 26, 2014

Last night's second part of the celebratory 100th episode, titled "New Directions", written and directed by co-creator Brad Falchuk, delivered a recognizable vibe and welcome feeling of the first season of the show - as is all too apt considering the series is transitioning before our very eyes and ears to a predominantly New York City-set storyline. McKinley Goodbyes! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Season 3, Episode 3 Trailer- with Kathleen Chalfant, Harriet Harris & More!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - March 26, 2014

Broadway's favorite webseries, 'Submissions Only,' is back for it's star-studded third season! Below, we are excited to bring you a trailer for Episode 3, which premieres on Monday, March 31. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Who Is He? 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's Newest Leading Man- Ramin Karimloo!
by BWW Special Coverage - March 26, 2014

Ramin Karimloo has burst into this Broadway season, playing everyone's favorite ex-con, Jean Valjean, in the new revival of Les Miserables. This re-imagined production, written by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg, is currently playing at the Imperial Theatre. You might not know him yet, but below, BroadwayWorld gives you just a few reasons to love Broadway's newest leading man! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Photo Flash: It'll Be Very. First Look at HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL on Stage!
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2014

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will open on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). The show is now in previews. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com/1-800-447-7400. BrodwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA - Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson, Shuler Hensley & More!
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. The company met the press last week, but you can check out the first photos of the whole cast together below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Jennifer Lawrence Sings Santana In AMERICAN HUSTLE Deleted Musical Scene
by Pat Cerasaro - March 26, 2014

While one of the absolute highlights of hit caper drama/comedy AMERICAN HUSTLE is undoubtedly the ferocious lip-synching of Jennifer Lawrence to famous James Bond theme 'Live And Let Die' by Paul McCartney and Wings, another musical number has recently surfaced on the new DVD and Blu-ray edition of the multi-award-winning film via the deleted scenes. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 SMASH Reunion! Megan Hilty & Katharine McPhee Together Again
by Pat Cerasaro - March 26, 2014

While NBC's short-lived musical drama series SMASH may have ended its run after only two seasons, the memorable leading ladies of the show have just been spotted sharing a selfie via a social media post in honor of Katharine McPhee's 30th birthday. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 BWW Reviews: Endearing LIZA Minnelli Performs at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by Don Grigware - March 26, 2014

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9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the LES MISERABLES Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - March 26, 2014

The company of Les Miserables just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Photo Coverage: Kings of News York! NEWSIES Cast Celebrates Two Years on Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - March 26, 2014

Since bursting onto Broadway, Newsies has set and broken seven Nederlander Theatre house records on its way to becoming the highest-grossing show of the 2011-12 Broadway season. The show received 23 major theatrical nominations - including eight Tony Award nods - and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. The production just celebrated its second year on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre, and below you can check out photos from the cast's onstage celebration, which included a cake by City Bakery! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Lea Michele Answers Fan Questions & Performs LOUDER Songs In SOUNDCHECK Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - March 26, 2014

Internationally recognized GLEE star and Broadway standout Lea Michele is currently on a promotional tour in support of her new solo album release LOUDER and the music-maker performed a complete mini-concert on Walmart's music showcase SOUNDCHECK earlier this month as well as spoke about the album itself and answered fan questions as part of a new featurette now available to view. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Randi Zuckerberg Extends Guest Star Gig In ROCK OF AGES Until 4/6
by Pat Cerasaro - March 26, 2014

Former Facebook executive and sister of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Randi Zuckerberg continues her run in Broadway's hit jukebox hair metal musical ROCK OF AGES this week and has just announced a further extension of her participation in the production through April 6. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Company of UNDER MY SKIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 26, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Kerry Butler and Matt Walton will star in UNDER MY SKIN at The Little Shubert Theatre in New York. The new comedy, written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser - the creative forces behind such television hits as The Nanny and Who's The Boss? - begins preview performances on Saturday, April 5, 2014, opening on Thursday, May 15, 2014. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was just in the rehearsal room with the cast to chat with them about the new show, and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Photo Flash: Jonathan Groff Teaches Broadway Workshop Masterclass in NYC
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2014

On Saturday March 22nd, Broadway, TV and Film Star- Jonathan Groff taught a one day musical theatre master class at the Broadway Workshop in New York City. Students in the master class had the opportunity to work with Groff and Broadway Workshop director - Marc Tumminelli on song interpretation, audition technique and received individual feedback and coaching. Check out a look back at the master class below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 MOTOWN & TDF to Welcome 1,500 NYC Students for Special Matinee, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2014

It is Theatre Development Fund's belief that future audiences are built by engaging students, first-hand, in the vital and exciting activity of the creative process, as well as providing opportunities to see live performances of great theatre. To that end, 1,500 New York City public high school and middle school students from 20 schools (and one school from East Orange, NJ), who are participating in TDF's Stage Doors Program, will be attending a special matinee performance of Broadway's smash hit, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Thursday, April 3 at 1pm at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, NYC). (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/26- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - March 26, 2014

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 BWW TV: Chatting with Christopher Durang and the Cast of BEYOND THERAPY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 26, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents Beyond Therapy, the hilarious comedy by Christopher Durang, the modern master of the outrageous and absurd (and recipient of the 2013 'Best Play' Tony Award for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out what Durang, the cast, and the evening's biggest guests had to say about the play below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 VIDEO: Broadway's Peter Scolari Competes on CHOPPED Tournament of Stars, 3/30
by TV News Desk - March 26, 2014

Star of stage and screen, Peter Scolari, most recently seen on Broadway in Bronx Bombers, will vie for the final spot in the finale of CHOPPED's Tournament of Stars, airing this Sunday on Food Network. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 VIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominee Rob McClure Stars in New Film RECURSION
by Movies News Desk - March 26, 2014

Below, get a first look at a teaser trailer for RECURSION, a new short film starring Tony Award Nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin, Honeymoon in Vegas). (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 26 Audio Exclusive: First Listen to Billy Porter's Rendition of 'I'm Not My Father's Son' from Upcoming Album
by Stage Tube - March 26, 2014

It's been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist, who grew up singing in the Pentecostal church. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as 'Lola' in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter's musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He released his first solo album, Untitled, on A&M Records, and a second album, At The Corner of Broadway + Soul, on Sh-K-Boom Records. On April 15, 2014, Porter releases his debut on Concord Records, Billy's Back on Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first listen to the album's featured track 'I'm Not My Father's Son' from KINKY BOOTS! (more...)


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