Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, March 23, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014. Catch up below!

1) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 Review Roundup: LES MISERABLES Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - March 23, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables opens tonight, Sunday, March 23 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)


2) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 Mark Zuckerberg Visits Sister Randi Backstage At ROCK OF AGES
by Pat Cerasaro - March 23, 2014

Facebook founder and iconic tech whiz Mark Zuckerberg stopped by long-running Broadway jukebox musical ROCK OF AGES this weekend to take in a performance featuring none other than his sister, Randi, who recently joined the talented company of the 80s-tastic hit. (more...)


3) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 From Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout Roles
by BWW Special Coverage - March 23, 2014

In honor of Les Miserables' opening tonight, BroadwayWord brings you the actors who've taken on the many complex and vocally challenging roles of Victor Hugo's world, from the unscrupulous Thenardiers to innocent Cosette, or principled Javert against the compassionate and strong-willed Jean Valjean. From Fantine and Eponine, unfortunate in life and romance, to Enjolras and Marius, the fiery young leaders of the French Revolution. (more...)


4) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 BWW TV: Nun Wows Audience on Italy's THE VOICE, Sings NO ONE
by TV News Desk - March 23, 2014

25 year old Sister Cristina Scuccia wowed the audience and judges of Italy's The Voice with her rendition of No One by Alicia Keys. The Huffington Post quotes her as saying, '"I came here because I have a gift and I want to share that gift. I am here to evangelize.' Check out the video of her performance below! (more...)


5) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 Richard Sherman Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of 'It's A Small World' & Kicks Off Global Chorus
by Pat Cerasaro - March 23, 2014

Academy Award-winning songwriter Richard Sherman discusses the immeasurable impact of his unforgettable Disneyland theme park composition 'It's A Small World' as part of a new global 50th anniversary celebration video featurette series. (more...)


6) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 3/22, Part 2- Dogs Get in on the Action, Off-Broadway's BARDY BUNCH 1st SIP, and More!
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our March 22nd SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)


7) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 Photo Coverage: Inside the ALADDIN Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - March 23, 2014

The Gypsy Robe began in 1950, when Bill Bradley, in the chorus of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, borrowed a dressing gown from Chorus member Florence Baum and sent it to a friend in CALL ME MADAM on opening night Oct 12, 1950 saying it was worn by all the Ziegfeld beauties and would 'bless' the show. A cabbage rose from Ethel Merman's gown was added and the robe was passed along to next Broadway musical on opening night. The tradition evolved so that the robe is now presented to the 'gypsy' who has performed the most Broadway musicals on a chorus contract. Along the way, the robe is decorated, painted, patched, stitched, and signed by everyone in the show, becoming a fanciful patchwork for an entire Broadway season. (more...)


8) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/23- AIDA
by Stage Tube - March 23, 2014

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)


9) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 All in the Family... Meet the Full Cast of MOTHERS AND SONS, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - March 23, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, opens tomorrow, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Also in the cast are Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interview swith the cast below! (more...)


10) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 Stage and Screen Actor James Rebhorn Passes Away at 65
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2014

James Rebhorn passed away on Friday, March 21, at the age of 65. Rebhorn is most known for his role in the Showtime drama Homeland. His agent, Dianne Busch, told The Hollywood Reporter, "He died from melanoma, which had been diagnosed in 1992. He fought it all this time. He died Friday afternoon at his home in New Jersey, where he had been receiving hospice care for a week and a half." (more...)


11) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Mandy Gonzalez Talks 54 Below, Belting, VAMPIRES, HEIGHTS & Much More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 23, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, 'The Beast' herself, Mandy Gonzalez, who will soon return to 54 Below, shares stories from her time in In the Heights, Dance of the Vampires, Aida, Lennon, Wicked and more! Check out the full interview below! (more...)


12) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 Hear All Songs From GLEE's 'New Directions', Featuring DREAMGIRLS, Chenoweth & More
by Pat Cerasaro - March 23, 2014

The cast of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE share their enthusiasm for the rabid fanbase afforded the show, nicknamed gleeks, as part of a new video featurette. (more...)


13) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 LAW & ORDER SVU's Chris Meloni Visits Cast of ONCE
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2014

Chris Meloni, of Law & Order SVU and OZ, visited the cast of Broadway's Once. Check below for a picture of him with the cast! (more...)


14) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 Founder of Roundabout Theatre Company Gene Feist Passed Away at 91
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2014

Gene Feist founded the Roundabout Theatre Company in 1965. Since then, the company has grown and now reaches over 700,000 individuals every year. Roundabout now has five stages both on and off Broadway. According to The New York Times, Gene Feist just passed away at the age of 91 due to complications with pneumonia. (more...)


15) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 BWW's On This Day - March 23, 2014
by - March 23, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


16) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/22-3/23/2014 VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Shirley MacLaine Featured on Oprah's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Today
by TV News Desk - March 23, 2014

An all-new season of 'Super Soul Sunday' kicks off when Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, (more...)


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