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SOUND OFF: 12 Years, Bigger & Longer - The 2014 OscarsSOUND OFF: 12 Years, Bigger & Longer - The 2014 Oscars
by Pat Cerasaro - March 3, 2014

The 2014 Academy Awards telecast was lovely, lengthy and a generally low-key affair, filled with more than a few buzz-worthy moments worth a replay or two as well as some spectacular song sequences, too - as would be expected from two noted and similarly Oscar-winning producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Ellen Degeneres delivered on the humor as expected, if not surpassing expectations in doing more than merely decently, whereas the winners themselves were generally smart and savvy choices, all said - 12 YEARS A SLAVE and DALLAS BUYER'S CLUB nabbing many top awards. Plus, FROZEN took home a well-earned trophy or two and its sensational lead Idina Menzel was responsible for not only the performance of the night - a Swarovski explosion of epic proportions, with vocals to match - but also the viral video, too, byway of John Travolta's unfortunate faux pas introduction mispronouncing the Broadway superstar's name. Oops, Oohs, Ahhs, and, well, OZ, the 2014 Oscars fulfilled its promise of entertaining, if perhaps overstaying its welcome - yet, who would want to sacrifice those fabulous speeches; or anything else, for that matter? Everyone got their moment - but maybe just a moment or two too many. (more...)
SOUND OFF: GLEE Returns With FUNNY GIRL, Fights & 'Frenemies'SOUND OFF: GLEE Returns With FUNNY GIRL, Fights & 'Frenemies'
by Pat Cerasaro - February 26, 2014

Light the lights! FOX's hit musical dramedy series returned after a long midseason hiatus last night - and how! To cite an especially adored and incredibly iconic Jule Styne score, GYPSY, the fights, fits, feuds and some gigantic egos were on display - and it was an episode fit for Madame Rose - but the focus was really on Styne's other iconic diva showcase, FUNNY GIRL. Let the parade begin... again! (more...)
FLASH SPECIAL: A Colorful & Romantic Winter Skate On SWAN LAKE On 2/20FLASH SPECIAL: A Colorful & Romantic Winter Skate On SWAN LAKE On 2/20
by Pat Cerasaro - February 14, 2014

Today we are highlighting clips from a flight of fancy celebrated for over 150 years - Tchaikovsky's classic SWAN LAKE. (more...)
SOUND OFF Special Edition: 2014 Super Bowl Rockets Us To Mars, With Diva DynamiteSOUND OFF Special Edition: 2014 Super Bowl Rockets Us To Mars, With Diva Dynamite
by Pat Cerasaro - February 3, 2014

The 2014 Super Bowl match-up between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks may have been plagued by some bizarre play-by-plays and off-the-wall athletic antics, yet the real spectacle lied in the performances by Renee Fleming, Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers - yes, that sentence now exists and that unlikely combination indeed was presented. (more...)
SOUND OFF: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Kinky & Kooky STEPHEN WARD Is OrgiasticSOUND OFF: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Kinky & Kooky STEPHEN WARD Is Orgiastic
by Pat Cerasaro - January 13, 2014

'I invented a new way of life / Some may call it unconventional,' the wax figure of society osteopath Stephen Ward come to life croons dramatically at the start of Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest musical, the historically-informed period piece STEPHEN WARD, and, from the man who made a mint on dancing cats, operatic phantoms and larger-than-life divas (Eva, Mary Magdalene and Norma Desmond included), such surprising theatrical flourish is damn near expected. Undoubtedly, though, STEPHEN WARD shows solid proof that the man who made many of the most popular and ubiquitous musicals of all time still has some spectacular scores left in him - and, without any doubt whatsoever, STEPHEN WARD is one of them. (more...)
FLASH SPECIAL: What Are You Doing New Year's Day?FLASH SPECIAL: What Are You Doing New Year's Day?
by Pat Cerasaro - January 1, 2014

Today we are taking a look at a sensational seasonal showstopper by one of Broadway's best songwriters, Frank Loesser, performed by a line-up of legendary greats sure to start your 2014 off on the right foot - and left! (more...)
SOUND OFF: 2013 Holiday Gift GuideSOUND OFF: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

Today, we are spotlighting the absolute must-haves for the Broadway baby on Santa's shopping list - all of the very best theatre-related music, movies, events and more - well, at least sixteen or seventeen of them… (more...)
SOUND OFF: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live On NBC Is Dynamically DivineSOUND OFF: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live On NBC Is Dynamically Divine
by Pat Cerasaro - December 6, 2013

Today we are highlighting a few of the many memorable moments on last night's unprecedented live TV broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, starring Carrie Underwood - Carrie's simply tremendous star turn through to Audra McDonald's awe-inspiring 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain', Laura Benanti's inspired Baroness and a tear-jerking Stephen Moyer and collective clan, plus more. (more...)
SOUND OFF: GLEE's Scandalous Spin On Santa & The SupremesSOUND OFF: GLEE's Scandalous Spin On Santa & The Supremes
by Pat Cerasaro - December 6, 2013

Today, in honor of the holiday-centric winter finale of Season Five of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, we are checking off the top twelve reasons to celebrate GLEE beneath the Christmas tree this year - complete with shirtless Santas, erotic elves and drunken eggnog debauchery. (more...)
SOUND OFF: Twelve Reasons To Be Thankful For GLEESOUND OFF: Twelve Reasons To Be Thankful For GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - November 29, 2013

Today we are counting down twelve very valid reasons why Glee is something to be thankful for this holiday season, particularly last night's wacky Thanksgiving episode - Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato and 'What Does The Fox Say?' included! (more...)
SOUND OFF: GLEE's Billy Joel Tribute, With HonestySOUND OFF: GLEE's Billy Joel Tribute, With Honesty
by Pat Cerasaro - November 22, 2013

Innocence and honesty - two words inextricably linked to two classic Billy Joel songs covered on last night's most recent entry in the fifth season of FOX's musical dramedy hit Glee as well as the undoubted hallmarks of the episode itself. And, Tyra Banks, too! (more...)
SOUND OFF: GLEE Sees Blurred Lines, The End Of Twerking & FUNNY GIRLSOUND OFF: GLEE Sees Blurred Lines, The End Of Twerking & FUNNY GIRL
by Pat Cerasaro - November 15, 2013

A parental advisory warning preceded this week's GLEE and it went the distance in justifying it via spicy and sexy takes on twerking, 'Blurred Lines' and other pop culture quirks - tattoos included. But, as always, GLEE puts the 'werk' in twerk. (more...)
SOUND OFF: GLEE's Fabulous Feud Featuring Katy Perry & Lady GagaSOUND OFF: GLEE's Fabulous Feud Featuring Katy Perry & Lady Gaga
by Pat Cerasaro - November 8, 2013

Pitting two of the most influential and instrumental pop culture icons of modern music against one another, GLEE's 'A Katy Or A Gaga', written by Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner, directed by Ian Brennan, was a welcome return for the series following the short hiatus following the third episode of the season and the last time we ventured to the halls of McKinley High with the Cory Monteith tribute episode. So, with which pop superstar do your affections actually reside at the end of the day - Katy Perry or Lady Gaga? After all, that's what this week's ep was all about! Well, that and the debut of guest star Adam Lambert! (more...)
SOUND OFF: Witchy Women & Damned Divas Ignite AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN - LuPone, Ebersole, Rabe, Lange, Paulson, Etc.SOUND OFF: Witchy Women & Damned Divas Ignite AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN - LuPone, Ebersole, Rabe, Lange, Paulson, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - October 24, 2013

Hell nearly froze over - or, perhaps we should we say burned brighter than ever before - as a result of the sheer, stupefying, awe-inspiring array of major theatre stars populating FX's hit horror anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN last night. Given the legendary leading ladies lighting up the night, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: TONY AWARDS is more like it! (more...)
SOUND OFF: GLEE's Devastating Cory Monteith DedicationSOUND OFF: GLEE's Devastating Cory Monteith Dedication
by Pat Cerasaro - October 11, 2013

“If there's one thing I've learned from Finn dying it's that shame is a wasted emotion,” Kurt (Chris Colfer) eloquently asserted mid-way through last night's unfortunately unavoidable and unabashedly emotional address of the passing of prominent GLEE cast member Cory Monteith, who portrayed star quarterback Finn Hudson on the series for its entire run until this year - and, unashamed was GLEE in its tribute to the fallen young star. And, unforgettable, as well. (more...)
WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE! GLEE Tributes Cory Monteith With RENT's 'Seasons Of Love'WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE! GLEE Tributes Cory Monteith With RENT's 'Seasons Of Love'
by Pat Cerasaro - October 6, 2013

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to host the world premiere exclusive first listen to the full performance of a classic song from the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical RENT as performed by the accomplished cast of Glee in trubute to fallen real-life Glee headliner Cory Monteith, with a spirited and soulful rendition of the iconic 'Seasons Of Love'. (more...)
SOUND OFF: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely GLEE Club Band, With Demi LovatoSOUND OFF: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely GLEE Club Band, With Demi Lovato
by Pat Cerasaro - October 4, 2013

Demi Lovato! The Beatles! Junior-Senior BundleProm! Tina… in the sky with diamonds! The sights and sounds of GLEE's second S5 ep were somewhat slight in the grand scheme of the show but wholly satisfying all the same, introducing an amusing frippery of a show written and directed by co-created Ian Brennan acting as a joyous appetizer before the dramatic and tragic events of next week's tribute to real-life fallen GLEE star Cory Monteith arrives. But, first, GLEE does The Beatles, Side B: Rubber Soul. Plus, let it be she: Rachel (Lea Michele) landed the role of Fanny in FUNNY GIRL! (more...)
SOUND OFF: Let It GLEE! Season Five Premiere & Bonus BeatlesSOUND OFF: Let It GLEE! Season Five Premiere & Bonus Beatles
by Pat Cerasaro - September 27, 2013

GLEE is back! Season Five of the TV's biggest and best musical series to date kicked off in a big, big way - with a big, big show that would have made Ed Sullivan blush. Ladies and gentlemen: The Beatles! (more...)
SOUND OFF: Elton John Rocks 2013 iTunes Music Festival & Previews THE DIVING BOARDSOUND OFF: Elton John Rocks 2013 iTunes Music Festival & Previews THE DIVING BOARD
by Pat Cerasaro - September 12, 2013

The b*tch is definitely back! Before a stirring and pristine 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' halfway through a 90-minute, five-star iTunes Music Festival show broadcast on Apple devices the world over earlier today, Elton John shared some pointed words following a few audience guffaws and jeers at his proclamation of adoration for and dedication to Simon Cowell's international boy band sensation One Direction: 'I love Harry, I love One Direction. F*ck off, all right?' Meow! But, as for the show? Wow! Especially the new songs. (more...)
SOUND OFF: TALES OF THE CITY 20th Anniversary On DVDSOUND OFF: TALES OF THE CITY 20th Anniversary On DVD
by Pat Cerasaro - September 5, 2013

Featuring one of the most compelling casts of characters ever depicted in a miniseries made for TV, by some of the most ideally cast actors ever assembled for an adaptation of any kind, TALES OF THE CITY arrives on DVD just in time for the twentieth anniversary of the controversial cultural touchstone first airing on PBS to jeers, cheers and many, many tears. (more...)
SOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Cher Are 'The Greatest'SOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Cher Are 'The Greatest'
by Pat Cerasaro - August 13, 2013

With potentially the most pop culturally epic musical pairing of the year, the long-touted duet between music icons Cher and Lady Gaga has now at last leaked - and, just like its title's boastful implication, it's pretty darn great. (more...)
SOUND OFF: First Listen To Lady Gaga's 'Applause'SOUND OFF: First Listen To Lady Gaga's 'Applause'
by Pat Cerasaro - August 12, 2013

The queen has returned! International pop culture icon Lady Gaga unveiled the new lead single from her highly anticipated forthcoming ARTPOP album project - though actually billed as 'an experience' by the hit-maker herself, given the interactive companion app - and 'Applause' is worthy of a rousing standing ovation. (more...)
Lady Gaga's 'Burqa' ARTPOP Track LeaksLady Gaga's 'Burqa' ARTPOP Track Leaks
by Pat Cerasaro - August 6, 2013

In a surprising turn of events in the music world today, a fully-produced track titled 'Burqa' appeared on Lady Gaga's Soundcloud account, immediately insinuating itself as a preview of the upcoming ARTPOP experience - even ending with the words 'ARTPOP.' (more...)
SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE: Exclusive Clip From Josh Groban's ALL THAT ECHOES Fathom Event!SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE: Exclusive Clip From Josh Groban's ALL THAT ECHOES Fathom Event!
by Pat Cerasaro - July 15, 2013

Internationally celebrated vocalist, stage performer and multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban returns to movie theaters nationwide this week with an extended cut of his ecstatically received concert event ALL THAT ECHOES and BroadwayWorld is proud to present an exclusive clip from the new footage contained within the spectacular onstage and offstage ultimate concert experience. (more...)
SOUND OFF: 2013 Summer Round-Up! THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Shakespeare, Dench, Jewish Musicals & MoreSOUND OFF: 2013 Summer Round-Up! THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Shakespeare, Dench, Jewish Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - June 30, 2013

Today we are highlighting four particularly compelling recent releases perfect for Summer enjoyment, all from Acorn/Athena Media- the documentaries SHAKESPEARE: THE KING'S MAN and BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY, as well as the complete collection of Judi Dench's British TV series A FINE ROMANCE and also the lavish 1982 TV film THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL starring Ian McKellen, Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour. (more...)

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