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Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014

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Below are BWWMusicWorld.com's most popular articles from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele, Amber Riley & Chris Colfer Sing 'Defying Gravity' from WICKED On GLEE 100!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 17, 2014

Today BroadwayWorld is tickled pink and green to be presenting a super-special Sound Off World Premiere Exclusive of the thrilling new GLEE trio version of WICKED's 'Defying Gravity' performed by Amber Riley, Chris Colfer and Lea Michele. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 The Greatest Star! Incredible Vintage Footage Of Barbra Streisand In Broadway FUNNY GIRL!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 20, 2014

It's a beautiful day for fans of Barbra Streisand! An astonishingly extensive and utterly fascinating new video clip collection showcasing the international icon onstage in the original Broadway production of FUNNY GIRL is now available to view. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 InDepth InterView: Chris Gero On ELTON JOHN: THE MILLION DOLLAR PIANO, Yamaha Entertainment Group, 88 Doc & More
by Pat Cerasaro - March 17, 2014

Today we are talking to the founder and Vice President of Yamaha Entertainment Group who single-handedly spearheaded the incentive to create a one-of-a-kind work of pianistic art for iconic Tony Award-winning rock legend Elton John to utilize in a spectacular new concert experience called THE MILLION DOLLAR PIANO - the passionate and dedicated Chris Gero. Discussing all aspects of the impetus, development, design and actual building and subsequent employment of the technology created to craft the Million Dollar Piano itself, Gero sheds a light on the half-decade-spanning process of bringing the technological and artistic achievement to the stage and outlines Elton John's own participation in the project. Furthermore, Gero opens up about the new software developed for the project and how that has established a whole new avenue of live entertainment via the Yamaha Disklavier. On that note, Gero shares stories detailing his participation with various Disklavier showcase events and the possibilities afforded by the revolutionary new piano tech that will be spotlighted in his new documentary 88 - featuring performances by Elton John, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Jamie Collum and more. Additionally, Gero offers the 411 on Yamaha's participation in a wide range of specialty events, ranging from the silver piano Alicia Keys played on the Super Bowl to provided keys for Paul McCartney and more, as well as various Elton John charity benefits he has helmed over the years. All of that and much, much more in this behind the scenes look at the modern technical marvel that is Elton John's Million Dollar Piano and the man behind it! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 FLASH FRIDAY: Disney's Magical Musicals - ALADDIN To THE LION KING To FROZEN & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - March 21, 2014

Today we are celebrating the many marvelous musicals that have been produced by Disney on Broadway over the last two decades, with a special focus on the two most popular properties of the moment - Broadway's ALADDIN and mega-hit movie musical FROZEN. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Astonishing 'Let It Go' From FROZEN As Sung By Disney & Pixar Characters! Mickey Mouse, Too!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 16, 2014

An incredibly impressive and accomplished new video has been released showcasing spectacularly talented vocal artist Brian Hull proceeding to perform the breakout smash hit song from Disney's super successful animated movie musical FROZEN, 'Let It Go', as if enacted by a plethora of notable and recognizable figures from Pixar films. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 SOUND OFF: GLEE 100! The Original Ten Return
by Pat Cerasaro - March 19, 2014

The Beatles once sang, 'You say goodbye / I say hello,' and so it goes with the gang on FOX's hit musical dramedy GLEE - new beginnings; new endings; and, well, New Directions, too. GLEE's '100' episode reunited the original crew - minus, of course, the tragically deceased Cory Monteith, who played headlining football hero Finn and who was paid elegant tribute with grace and class both last week and this week in his absence - with the addition of the new gleeks added in the ensuing seasons. While many of the new stars never managed to capture the lighting in a bottle that the originals commanded, it is undeniable that they each provided their own special spice in the GLEE stew and a handful broke out to considerable prominence on Broadway and beyond, particularly in the case of Darren Criss aka Blaine. Nonetheless, what made us all fall in love with GLEE in the first place, lo, more than five seasons ago, was that original recipe - and it's still as savory, spicy, sweet and mouth-watering as ever, as last night's spectacular celebratory entry showcased in spades; and hearts, too. But, yet, we are forced to ask: is this the end or the beginning? (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Promo Trailer Unveiled For Neil Patrick Harris In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - March 20, 2014

The first promotional look at the premiere Broadway production of acclaimed cult rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH and its newly crowned titular headliner Neil Patrick Harris is now available to view. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Idina Menzel Becomes First Tony Award-Winning Best Actress To Score Billboard Top 10 Hit!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 19, 2014

In an astonishingly impressive achievement this week, Tony Award-winning WICKED and GLEE headliner Idina Menzel has become the first Best Actress recipient to score a Billboard Top 10 hit byway of her FROZEN anthem 'Let It Go'. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Julien's Auction to Host Music Memorabilia for THE BEATLES 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2014

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier entertainment and music memorabilia auction house, has announced Music Icons 2014 to be held Friday, May 16, 2014 and Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Hard Rock Cafe New York located at 1501 Broadway in Times Square (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 VIDEO: Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon Sing Doo Wop; 'You May Be Right' on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - March 21, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC, Jimmy and Billy Joel loop their voices on an iPad app to form a 2-man doo-wop group -- singing 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' by The Tokens in 4-part harmony. (more...)



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