Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, February 5, 2012 - Sunday, February 5, 2012. Catch up below!

1) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend BWW TV: NBC Goes Broadway With HOW TO SUCCEED-Themed Commercial!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 05, 2012

During the Super Bowl today, February 5, NBC launched its “Brotherhood Of Man” network promo. Cast members of NBC shows including “Smash,” “30 Rock,” “Parks & Recreation,” and “Parenthood” performed Frank Loesser’s classic song from HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. In the current smash hit Broadway revival of the musical comedy, international superstar Nick Jonas performs the tuneful anthem and Mr. Jonas will guest star on the Monday, February 27 episode of “Smash.” (more...)


2) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend FLASH: Ricky Martin Meets Madonna
by Pat Cerasaro - February 05, 2012

One of the foremost male pop stars of the last twenty years is undeniably “Livin’ La Vida Loca” crooner Ricky Martin, so his deigning of appearing on next week’s GLEE as a new Spanish teacher, David Martinez, is a cause celebre for fans of the Latin superstar, GLEE, or, even, for those who follow the artists whom he covers on the episode - LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It” and, the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. Recalling the golden days of television when hit parade variety shows would cover top chart hits when they were fresh and new, Ricky Martin tackling Madonna two days after the Super Bowl - with, supposedly, a LMFAO cameo occurring during her highly anticipated performance on Sunday - and taking on one of the year’s biggest songs so far, “Sexy And I Know It”, is pop culture must-see TV if there ever were any. Ricky Martin and Madonna are undeniably two of the most theatrical pop culture mainstays of the last few decades and their collective media super-blitz thanks to Martin’s GLEE appearance and Madonna’s Super Bowl performance is encapsulated perfectly in Martin’s essaying of Madonna’s classic caliente pop hit, “La Isla Bonita”. Both Martin and Madonna can certainly command a stage - and an audience of thousands; or, even, millions, as they shall both prove yet again on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively - so, let’s take a look at what we can look forward to from these two entertainment icons as we enter one of the most celebratory weekends of the year. First down! (more...)


3) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox with PRISCILLA Stars Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon and Will Swenson!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 05, 2012

As in years past, BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Seth to exclusively bring you the full length episodes right here and we're pleased to bring you Seth's latest candid chat, with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT's Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon and Will Swenson, below! Find out which star had a turn as THE JUNGLE BOOK's Baloo and hear the trio talk about their auditions, what's next and more! (more...)


4) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendDenzel Washington and Al Pacino Headed for OTHELLO?
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2012

Today, The Daily Telegraph indicated that negotiations may be back in motion, saying in an interview with Washington that the actor "is showing no signs of slowing down, with talk of him starring in Othello with Al Pacino." (more...)


5) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend Photo Coverage: Leslie Kritzer Performs the Music of Jule Styne for the American Songbook Series
by Stephen Sorokoff - February 05, 2012

Lincoln Center’s acclaimed series American Songbook has returned to the Allen Room for its fourteenth season celebrating the diversity of American popular song. For 16 nights the series is exploring the best of the golden age of musical standards through to today’s most dynamic songwriting. (more...)


6) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendNick Jonas to Host 2012 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY; Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2012

According to the New York Times, Broadway-bound Nick Jonas will host the 2012 Kids' Night on Broadway February- a nationwide audience development event designed to introduce a new generation to the experience of live theatre. This year's festivities will be held on February 5-9, and participants will include WICKED, HOW TO SUCCEED, and THE LION KING. (more...)


7) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend New Restaurant and Club Space '54 Below' to Launch in June With Patti LuPone, Megan Hilty & More
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2012

An upcoming restaurant and club, 54 Below, hopes to become a new staple for performers and patrons alike. (more...)


8) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/5- John Guare
by Stage Tube - February 05, 2012

Happy Birthday, John Guare! He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate for its Broadway revival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success. (more...)


9) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2012
by - February 05, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


10) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendEthan Hawke, Jonathan Marc Sherman Set for The New Group's 'Re-imagining Baal' Today
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2012

Next up in its continuing series Dark Nights, The New Group presents Re-imagining Baal today at 4:00pm. (more...)


11) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend Inside the Roundabout Archives Day 11-TWELVE ANGRY MEN
by BWW - February 05, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced the theatre organization’s permanent archives, which document the company’s illustrious 46-year production history. The archives are a resource for the theatre community, Roundabout’s audiences, students and researchers. The digital archives showcase selections from Roundabout’s general collection, featuring items that chronicle and celebrate the company’s impact on the American theatre movement, and BroadwayWorld is excited to share featured pieces from the archives. Featured today: (more...)


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