Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5

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

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 MEGA STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Heads to AMERICAN SONGBOOK- Our Favorite Performances, Plus Songs and Scoop!
by BWW Special Coverage - March 05, 2014

Norm Lewis makes his eagerly anticipated solo debut at American Songbook on Saturday night at 8:30pm. The show is SOLD OUT, and has been for weeks, and he has been in what he calls 'training' for the last few months. His musical director is Joseph Joubert (Motown, The Color Purple, Violet, Leap of Faith) and the evening is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander., for whom Norm did 'Javert' along with Hugh Panaro as 'Valjean' in last summer's blockbuster success of LES MISERABLES at The Muny in St. Louis. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Full Trailer For ANNIE Remake Starring Quvenzhane Wallis & Jamie Foxx
by Pat Cerasaro - March 05, 2014

A first look at the upcoming big screen movie musical remake of beloved orphan-themed musical ANNIE starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx is now available to view. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 SOUND OFF: GLEE Goes Three Ways
by Pat Cerasaro - March 05, 2014

Gloria! GLEE is nearing graduation season, complete with senior flings, faculty faux pas and Fat Tuesday-befitting festivities on the NYC side of the show, as well. Last night's ep gave us some major '80s gems, '90s lite rockers, '00 anthems and even an obscure '60s tune, too, showing the dependable diversity of not only the music but the general themes of the one and only hit musical dramedy series in history. Heart to The Supremes to Simple Minds, Wilson Phillips and Destiny's Child - it was a delight. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 BWW TV: Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Joshua Henry & More Sing VIOLET!- Meet the Broadway Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 05, 2014

The company met the press last night, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about the musical and watch a performance sneak peek below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Steven Spielberg to Helm WEST SIDE STORY Big Screen Reboot?
by TV News Desk - March 05, 2014

A big screen revival of the clasic film WEST SIDE STORY may be in the works at Fox. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD, with Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel, to Get 'Live From Lincoln Center' Broadcast on PBS
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 VIDEO: Lea Michele Performs New Single 'Cannonball' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - March 05, 2014

Lea Michele was the musical guest on last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON tonight, coinciding with the release of her debut album 'Louder'. Below, check out the GLEE star's performance of the LP's first single 'Cannonball'! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Photo Coverage: Inside VIOLET's Sneak Peek Party with Sutton Foster & More!
by Walter McBride - March 05, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will soon present two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman. Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, Violet features music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. Violet will be produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. The company met the press last night and you can check out photos from inside the celebration below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 FREEZE FRAME: Cast of Broadway's VIOLET Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - March 05, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will soon present two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman. Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, Violet features music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. Violet will be produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. The company met the press last night, and below, you can check out a photo preview from the special event. Check back later for full coverage! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 STAGE TUBE: Celebrating the Ladies of IF/THEN- Previews Begin Tonight!
by Stage Tube - March 05, 2014

To celebrate the first day of performances, BraodwayWorld salutes the ladies of IF/THEN with recent performances from 'Living for Today 6' at Joe's Pub. Below, Idina Menzel sings 'Tomorrow' and LaChanze sings 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man.' (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Ruthie Ann Miles, Jose Llana, Conrad Ricamora & More to Return to HERE LIES LOVE; Previews Begin 4/14
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2014

Joey Parnes Productions and EMURSIVE (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner, principals) today announced casting and dates for The Public Theater's production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love. Performances will begin on April 14th with an opening night set for May 1st at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, New York City) 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. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Second Stage's THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by Jennifer Broski - March 05, 2014

THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST is the third in a cycle of plays that began with Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, a play about a young Marine coming to terms with his time in Iraq and his father's and grandfather's service in Vietnam and Korea. The second play in the trilogy, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful, received its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Rapper Common Heading to Broadway in THE GREAT WHITE HOPE?
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2014

Rapper Common (formerly known as Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.) may be heading to the Broadway stage as boxer Jack Jefferson in Howard Sackler's play 'The Great White Hope.' (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks IN THE HEIGHTS Movie Adaptation; Wants to 'Make It As Good as Possible'
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2014

During an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit today, Tony-winning composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed all he knows about a possible IN THE HEIGHTS movie adaptation. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Photo Coverage: John Douglas Thompson- Led SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF Opens at Westside Theatre
by Walter McBride - March 05, 2014

Following acclaimed, sold-out runs at Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare and Company, Terry Teachout's play Satchmo at the Waldorf, stars John Douglas Thompson. Directed by Gordon Edelstein, Satchmo at the Waldorf just opened last night at Off Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Advance Tickets Now On Sale For Audra McDonald In LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by Pat Cerasaro - March 05, 2014

Fans of five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Audra McDonald now have an early chance to get first dibs on tickets to her upcoming Broadway return in the Billie Holiday biomusical LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL according to a special offer now available. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 New York Tax Credit Proposed to Entice Producers to Bring Touring Productions Upstate
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2014

On Wednesday, a group of producers and presenters of Touring Broadway; members and representatives of The Broadway League; and elected officials announced a proposed Empire State Live Production Tax Credit to 'Keep Broadway in New York State.' The tax credit would apply to productions that begin their on-stage activities in Upstate New York. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 2014 Olivier Awards Nominations to Be Live Streamed on March 10; Nigel Harman & Leigh Zimmerman to Announce
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2014

In a new initiative, the nominations for The Olivier Awards 2014 will be announced at Rosewood London, the Olivier Awards official hotel partner, and simultaneously live streamed to audiences worldwide at 11.30am (06.30am USA EST) on Monday 10 March. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Actors Fund Postpones THE GOODBYE GIRL Concert with Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin
by BWW News Desk - March 05, 2014

Due to a late-breaking change in the availability of its headliners, the recently announced Actors Fund all-star benefit concert of the acclaimed Neil Simon / Marvin Hamlisch / David Zippel musical THE GOODBYE GIRL has been postponed. The concert, which reunites Broadway co-stars Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin and was announced for Monday, April 7 at The Gerald R. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, will now be rescheduled for Fall 2014. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Mar. 5 Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway's ACT ONE- Santino Fontana, Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin & More!
by Walter McBride - March 05, 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. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big event. Check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)


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