Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014. Catch up below!

1) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Channels Disney Princesses on SNL
by Stage Tube - April 06, 2014

Anna Kendrick hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. Kendrick began the night channeling Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Before breaking out into song, she stated, 'I got my start in musical theatre. When I was ten, my dad took me to see Beauty on the Beast on Broadway and I just knew I wanted to be up there, so to be here on this New York stage is so incredibly exciting. It just feels like something out of a story book.' Later on, she did a Little Mermaid skit in which she played Ariel and sang modern day pop songs. Check below to watch both clips! (more...)


2) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Breaking News: Legendary Entertainer Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2014

According to TMZ, Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. (more...)


3) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Review Roundup: THE REALISTIC JONESES Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - April 06, 2014

The Realistic Joneses opens tonight, April 6, on Broadway at the Lycuem Theatre (149 W 45th Street). This new American play comes to Broadway after a critically-acclaimed run at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. (more...)


4) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Sings, Dances & Spoofs 'Cups' on SNL
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2014

Below, watch the 'Pitch Perfect' star perform the musical numbers 'Dongs All Over the World' and 'French Dance', in which she spoofs the video for her own hit single, 'Cups.' (more...)


5) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - April 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)


6) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 All Songs Now Available From This Week's GLEE, Including Four By Stephen Sondheim!
by Pat Cerasaro - April 06, 2014

The next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and the ep is highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim. (more...)


7) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with BRIDGES' O'Hara & Pasquale
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 06, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stars of The Bridges of Madison County- Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)


8) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Ben Forster Shares Enthusiasm Over Headlining JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - April 06, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is now available to view. (more...)


9) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/6, Part 2- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Pooch Learns to Play Piano, and More!
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 6th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)


10) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Jesus Meets Valjean! Ben Forster & Ramin Karimloo Pose For A Pic At LES MISERABLES
by Pat Cerasaro - April 06, 2014

While the religious themes of international hit mega-musical LES MISERABLES are prevalent, Jean Valjean had never actually met Jesus Christ until this weekend - in the form of just-announced JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour Jesus, Ben Forster, that is! (more...)


11) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes THE REALISTIC JONESES to Broadway
by Stage Tube - April 06, 2014

Listen to the writers of MURDER FOR TWO as they play you one of the songs they definitely wrote from the new Broadway hit, The Realistic Joneses! (more...)


12) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Tickets Now On Sale For Josh Groban's East Coast Summer Tour, Kicking Off 8/16
by Pat Cerasaro - April 06, 2014

Internationally celebrated performer and recording artist Josh Groban is set to embark on a new North American tour in promotion of his chart-topping ALL THAT ECHOES album later this year with a new East Coast Summer tour and fans have the chance to access tickets according to a new announcement on his official website. (more...)


13) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Laura Benanti On THE MOST HAPPY FELLA & GYPSY Memories
by Pat Cerasaro - April 06, 2014

In a revealing new interview, Laura Benanti shares her enthusiasm for participating in the new Encores! production of Frank Loesser's classic musical THE MOST HAPPY FELLA as well as shares memories from her Tony Award-winning role in the most recent Broadway revival of GYPSY. (more...)


14) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 David Campbell Discusses New John Bucchino Album & Fatherhood
by Pat Cerasaro - April 06, 2014

Australian mega-star and popular cabaret and concert performer David Campbell discusses his new songwriter-focused solo album as part of a new interview. (more...)


15) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Photo Coverage: Take a Look at 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists' Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration, Including Groff, Gonzalez & More
by Stephen Sorokoff - April 06, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Brandon Victor Dixon, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. BroadwayWorld was there for the first performance- check below for photos from the night! (more...)


16) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, and Joshua Henry Talk About the Beauty in VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani, and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry star in Violet with Ben Davis, Annie Golden, Emerson Steele, Austin Lesch,Anastacia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Jacob Keith Watson, Rema Webb and Virginia Ann Woodruff. Violet officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street) for a 20-week limited engagement. (more...)


17) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/6- THE CRUCIBLE
by Stage Tube - April 06, 2014

Today in 1964, The Crucible opened at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 16 performances. The Crucible is a 1952 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. It was first performed at the Martin Beck Theater on Broadway on January 22, 1953. The production won the 1953 'Best Play' Tony Award. It is a central work in the canon of American drama. (more...)


18) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 BWW's On This Day - April 6, 2014
by - April 06, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


19) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014 Idina Menzel Talks Travolta Flub, Marriage & More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
by TV News Desk - April 06, 2014

Newfound fame, driven by John Travolta's Academy Awards name flub, a starring role in a Broadway production, and performing an Oscar winning song, is 'very special,' actress Idina Menzel tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD (more...)


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