Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 12

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, April 12, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photo Coverage: MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Opening Night Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - April 12, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened last night April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa -- who played the lead for last night's opening -- Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom will be making her Broadway debut. Check them all out at the curtain call below! (more...)

2) Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Cast Hits the Red Carpet for the Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - April 12, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened last night April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Get a look at the arrivals for the after party below! (more...)

3) Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Starry Red Carpet Arrivals at Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - April 12, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened last night April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Check out photos of the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

4) Exclusive: Ben Sprecher Still Intends to Bring REBECCA to Broadway This Year; Rehearsals to Begin in October?
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2013

Lead producer of Rebecca, the Broadway musical that was cancelled last Fall, is still intent on bringing the show to Broadway this year. Sprecher told BroadwayWorld that the producing team has brought in an additional $2 million for the production. Another $7 million will need to be raised to reach the $15 million needed to bring the show to Broadway. If the show is to open by the end of 2013, the fundraising goal must be reached by the end of June, and if things go as planned, Sprecher intends to begin rehearsals in October 2013. (more...)

5) VIDEO: First Look - PITCH PERFECT's Anna Kendrick in 'Cups' Music Video
by Movies News Desk - April 12, 2013

PITCH PERFECT is out of theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray, and now the music video for Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' single from the movie soundtrack has hit the Internet. Watch it below! (more...)

6) BWW TV: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens This Weekend - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 12, 2013

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is currently in previews at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street) and will open on Broadway on April 14, 2013. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

7) BWW Asks: Does GLEE Deserve a Fifth Season?
by Caryn Robbins - April 12, 2013

Is it time for FOX to bring the curtain down on the fictional high school glee club? Or perhaps, develop an all-new spin-off series featuring Rachel and Kurt as they face the trials and tribulations of trying to make it to the Great White Way? (more...)

8) Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Alan Cumming in MACBETH on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2013

Now in previews at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Tony and Olivier Award winner and two-time Emmy nominee Alan Cumming's acclaimed one-man interpretation of MACBETH is set to officially open next Sunday, April 21 at 6 p.m. Get a first look at the all-new production photos below! (more...)

9) Kristin Chenoweth Joins Broderick for CBS Comedy Pilot
by TV News Desk - April 12, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristin Chenoweth will be returning to the small screen in a comedy pilot for CBS. The actress will join fellow Broadway vet Matthew Broderick on the currently untitled multicamera project to be directed by James Burrows. (more...)

10) VIDEO: First Look - Dan Stevens Stars in SUMMER IN FEBRUARY
by Movies News Desk - April 12, 2013

Below, check out the trailer for SUMMER IN FEBRUARY, from CrossDay Productions/Apart Films. The period drama stars 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens along with Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning and Hattie Morahan. The film will be released in the UK on June 14. (more...)

11) SOUND OFF: GLEE Shoots For The Heart
by Pat Cerasaro - April 12, 2013

Astrology, action and ardent love anthems populated last night's GLEE, highlighted by some of the most heart-pounding and heart-breaking moments shown this season thus far - seemingly shocking school shooting paramount among the surprising sequences and harrowing shocks that punctuated the slow-burner that heralded GLEE's eleventh-hour return (after a few weeks off) with a bang. (more...)

12) BWW Interviews: The Circus Performers of PIPPIN, Part 2 - Viktoria Grimmy
by Marakay Rogers - April 12, 2013

The fifth generation circus performer talks about PIPPIN, family tradition, and what makes a proper circus (more...)

13) THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Ann Harada
by BWW - April 12, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Ann Harada, who is starring as 'Charlotte' in Cinderella- currently playing at the Broadway Theatre. (more...)

14) BWW Blog: Kate Cullen Roberts of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - CAT-ctors!
by Guest Blogger: Kate Cullen Roberts - April 12, 2013

If you haven't heard, the actor playing 'Cat' in our show is an actual feline. That's not a baby in a cat suit. It's the real deal. Thus the interest from the press. ('It's a real CAT! How crazy is that?!?!') (more...)

15) Photo Flash: Laurie Veldheer, Brenda Braxton and More in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This show features Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. (more...)

16) Photo Flash: Billy Elliot Welcomes its 4 Millionth Audience Member in London!
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2013

Last night (11 April 2013), the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical welcomed its 4 millionth patron to the Victoria Palace Theatre. At the end of the performance Sharon Hick from Yorkshire and her party were invited up on stage by Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's Dad. Killian Donnelly who plays Billy's brother Tony escorted them to the stage to great applause from the sell-out audience. (more...)

17) First Official Trailer For Fellowes ROMEO & JULIET
by Pat Cerasaro - April 12, 2013

The first official trailer for the new Julian Fellowes-penned adaptation of William Shakespeare's peerless tragic romance Romeo & Juliet has at long last been released - and, what light! (more...)

18) In the Spotlight Series: HANDS ON A HARDBODY's Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone
by Walter McBride - April 12, 2013

The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone in the series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

19) A.R.T. to Present WITNESS UGANDA Directed by Diane Paulus, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to announce that it will present the world premiere of the musical Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, and directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus. The production will begin performances at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge in February of 2014. (more...)

20) Fantasia to Perform on Next Week's AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - April 12, 2013

On the next live results show airing Thursday, April 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), one woman's IDOL journey will end. Also, Grammy-winning artist, Broadway star and Season Three winner of AMERICAN IDOL, Fantasia, will perform her new single, "Lose To Win," and Season Two runner-up Clay Aiken also will perform. (more...)

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