Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jan. 31

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, January 31, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) FLASH FRIDAY: Broadway Does Hollywood! Screen To Stage 2014: ROCKY, ALADDIN, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - January 31, 2014

The 2013-2014 Broadway season is particularly notable for its preponderance of screen-to-stage adaptations, ranging from ALADDIN to ROCKY to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and more - not to mention this week's big announcement of KING KING: THE MUSICAL coming to Broadway soon, as well as BACK TO THE FUTURE hitting the West End - so today we are looking at some of the reasons why these properties in particular are perfect for the boards, and, hopefully, the box office. (more...)

2) Twitter Watch: Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Gear Up for Super Bowl Sunday
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

On Twitter, NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT's stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen shared a photo of themselves all geared up and ready for Super Bowl Sunday this weekend - with a European spin! Check it out below! (more...)

3) Photo Flash: First Look at Carly Rae Jepsen & Fran Drescher Together in CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Mulit-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and beloved film and television star Fran Drescher will make their Broadway debuts in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on February 4. Jepsen will play the title character and Drescher will play her wicked stepmother, Madame. Beginning its second year on Broadway, CINDERELLA plays the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the duo below! (more...)

4) Breaking News: Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber to Join Cast of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber will join the company as Mr. Wormwood and Miss Trunchbull, respectively. (more...)

5) Anna Kendrick On Johnny Depp's Star Power & Meryl Streep's 'Last Midnight' In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - January 31, 2014

Popular Hollywood star and Broadway baby Anna Kendrick opens up about her experience filming Rob Marshall's hotly anticipated stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)

6) VIDEO: He Can Fly! Bill Murray 'Auditions' for NBC's PETER PAN LIVE on LETTERMAN
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2014

Following NBC's announcement of PETER PAN as its next live, mega-TV musical, set to air December 4, 2014, Bill Murray showed us his best singing -- and flying -- chops on LETTERMAN. Check out his 'audition' for the lead role in PETER PAN below! (more...)

7) BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- I Got Trouble
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 31, 2014, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Christina Aguilera with Morgan Karr. Check out the full episode below! (more...)

8) Photo Flash: CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher Gives Backstage Look at Wig & Costume Fittings
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2014

The actress took to Twitter recently to share a back-stage look at her wig and costume fittings for her upcoming role. Check out photos below! (more...)

9) All-New Sing-Along Version of Disney's FROZEN Hits Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - January 31, 2014

'Frozen' audiences are invited to join the act-literally-as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney's Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning big-screen adventure beginning today, Jan. 31, 2014. (more...)

10) Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Suing Show's Producers
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK might have closed on Broadway, but its drama continues. The New York Times reports that Daniel Curry, who was injured in August while performing in the musical, filed a lawsuit this week against the show's producers, engineering consultants and others, pointing to the "negligence in the design and operation of a mechanical lift that Mr. Curry was using onstage when he was hurt." (more...)

11) Splashy BIG FISH Cast Recording Album Cover & Track List Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Broadway Records has debuted the artwork and traclist for the original Broadway cast recording of BIG FISH, set for a digital release on Friday, February 7, 2014 and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (more...)

12) Photo Flash: Tour Broadway's Gershwin Theatre- See WICKED Up-Close!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Wicked recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, and for fans that have yet to make it to the Gershwin Theatre, Google has just launched a virtual tour of the space. In the up-close feature, the most observant fans can see the lobby, stage, and even characters from the show hanging around the theatre. Click here to view a full tour of the Gershwin, and check out photos below! (more...)

13) Liana Hunt to Succeed Kara Lindsay in Broadway's NEWSIES as 'Katherine Plumber'
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award-winning "Critics' Pick" about to enter its third year on Broadway, welcomes Liana Hunt to the role of the show's leading lady Katherine Plumber, beginning Monday, February 3rd. Kara Lindsay, who created the role, will play her final performance this Sunday, February 2nd. (more...)

14) Fabulous Flashback! Josh Groban Stars In FIDDLER ON THE ROOF At Age 18
by Pat Cerasaro - January 31, 2014

Internationally celebrated recording artist and concert performer Josh Groban is featured in a delectable vintage video clip from his high school's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF showcasing none other than an 18-year-old Groban as Tevye! (more...)

15) Cyndi Lauper Advises Carole King: Go See Your Show!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2014

Tony Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper had a strong message for her friend Carole King backstage at last Sunday's Grammy Awards. (more...)

16) VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Croons Sinatra & Talks New HBO Series, GLEE & Frozen
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2014

Jonathan Groff stopped by 'Popcorn with Peter Travers' to talk about his new HBO series LOOKING, as well as his hit animated film Frozen. (more...)

17) BWW TV: Helen Mirren Honored as Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 31, 2014

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, honored Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren as the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award on Thursday, January 30, 2014. The Pudding was proud to honor a talented and renowned actress whose performances have garnered international critical acclaim. Check out video highlights from the festivities below! (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsals with the Cast of PAGEANT!
by Stage Tube - January 31, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST returns for the first time to the New York stage in more than twenty years. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances on February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. The full cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'), Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia), Douglas Lyons(Beautiful), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki) and features Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers; Big Fish) as the host. In the video below, go inside rehearsals with the cast! (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/31- Carol Channing
by Stage Tube - January 31, 2014

Happy Birthday Carol Channing! She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! She also appeared in two New York revivals of Hello, Dolly!, and toured with it extensively throughout the United States. Channing also appeared in a number of movies, The First Traveling Sales Lady (1956) with Ginger Rogers, the cult film Skidoo and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opposite Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. (more...)

20) BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Surprise!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - January 31, 2014

Well, it's the end of January which means it's the end of my month as a guest blogger for But here's the exciting surprise: the blogs will keep on coming through February. I was informed by the lovely folks over at Broadway World that you guys have enjoyed my little musings, so they've offered to extend my stay as a guest. Since I'm an attention whore, obviously I said yes. (more...)

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