Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Feb. 4

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, February 4, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Discusses Emotional Super Bowl Performance on TODAY
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2013

Music mogel L.A. Reid shared his thoughts on Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show performance, joined by singer Jennifer Hudson who discussed her emotional performance of 'America the Beautiful' before the game, accompanied by twenty-six children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School. (more...)

2) Jessica Chastain's Pooch Makes Broadway Debut!
by BWW - February 04, 2013

The cast of Broadway's THE HEIRESS was increased by one at this past Saturday's matinee performance. Deep into the drama's second act, at perhaps the most climactic point of the show, an adorable three legged dog unexpectedly pranced onto the stage. (more...)

3) BREAKING NEWS: Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas, Terrence Mann & More Confirmed for PIPPIN on Broadway- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

Producers Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan have announced casting for Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN, directed by Diane Paulus. PIPPIN will begin preview performances on Broadway Saturday, March 23, 2013 and officially open Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Music Box Theatre. Tickets are available through, by calling 212-239-6200, and in person beginning Saturday, March 2nd at the Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

4) InDepth InterView: Josh Groban Discusses ALL THAT ECHOES Album & Live Concert Event, Plus CHESS on Broadway?, GLEE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - February 04, 2013

Today we are talking to a tremendously successful recording artist and performer who has won the hearts of millions with his five best-selling studio albums and chart-topping songs, as well as with his copious concert appearances and theatrical endeavors - the charming and immensely gifted Josh Groban. Analyzing all aspects of this evening's Fathom live concert event - available to view in select cities nationwide at 7:30 PM - Groban and I shine a light on what we can expect from the unprecedented concert showcase (including a live Q&A) as well as what songs culled from his vast oeuvre we can anticipate enjoying. Also, Groban opens up about the inspiration, song selection process, recording and refining of his new album, ALL THAT ECHOES, and shares stories and insights into his previous efforts, as well. Plus, Groban shares his enthusiasm for CHESS and recounts backstage stories of his participation in two legendary presentations of the iconic 1980s rock opera - including cast-mates like Idina Menzel, Kerry Ellis, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Raul Esparza and many more - and reveals his desire to pursue doing the show again in the future. Additionally, Groban and I discuss his appearances on GLEE and THE OFFICE, the possibility of a Broadway show in the near future, his affection for the music of Stephen Sondheim and much, much more in this career-spanning chat! (more...)

5) SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: 'Cut, Print... Moving On' from SMASH's BOMBSHELL Soundtrack
by Pat Cerasaro - February 04, 2013

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to host the world premiere of a spectacularly sensational showstopper from the forthcoming soundtrack recording for the show-within-the-show on NBC's hit musical dramedy series SMASH, which returns at 9 PM this Tuesday, February 5 - 'Cut, Print… Moving On,' which acts as the Act One Finale, no less. The BOMBSHELL soundtrack itself - featuring show stars Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Debra Messing and Christian Borle, as well as guest stars Bernadette Peters, Will Chase and more - hits on February 12. (more...)

6) Photo Flash: Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana at the Ball in CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

The celebrated musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella--originally written for television in 1957 by the legendary musical theatre duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II--makes its Broadway debut with this new production, featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a new book by four-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane, based on the original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Scroll below for a new photo of Cinderella and her Prince at the ball! (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Cast from Broadway's EVITA Joins Forces with Sing For Your Seniors
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

On Tuesday, January 22nd, members of the Broadway company of Evita joined forces with Sing For Your Seniors to bring a very special performance to the seniors at Village Adult Day Health Center. The musical performance, hosted by Sing For Your Seniors' Executive Director Jackie Vanderbeck, included songs of the performers' choosing as well of songs from Evita. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

8) Adam Jacobs, Natascia Diaz and More to Lead Gipsy Kings' ZORRO Musical Premiere at Atlanta's ALLIANCE THEATRE; Opens 4/10
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

The ALLIANCE THEATRE just announced the cast and creative team behind the American premiere of ZORRO, a thrilling new musical. Zorro, "the fox," was created in 1919 by the writer Johnston McCulley for his serialized novel "The Curse of Capistrano," and went on to be immortalized in print, on film, in television and even video games. Now, the legendary character will appear in a swashbuckling new musical set to the thrilling flamenco sound of The Gipsy Kings. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: TV Spot Released for Broadway-Bound BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - February 04, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will open Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish begins previews on Broadway Thursday, September 5, 2013. Check out a just-released television spot for the show below! (more...)

10) AUDIO: GLEE Takes on LES MISERABLES, Queen and More!
by Stage Tube - February 04, 2013

On this week's episode of GLEE, titiled 'Diva,' Finn challenges the glee club to find their inner powerhouses for "Diva Week." Meanwhile, in New York, Kurt can no longer take Rachel's arrogant attitude and calls her out, causing tension between the two friends. Also, Emma is in a whirlwind preparing for her upcoming wedding. (more...)

11) NEWSIES Launches Nationwide Audition Tour in Philadelphia, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

Newsies has just announced nationwaide auditions that start this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Accoridng to the casting notice the show is seeking: males, 16-22, of all ethnicities, who are strong and technically trained dancers who also tap and sing well. Acrobatics/tumbling a plus. For additional information, click here. (more...)

12) Daniel Goldstein to Take Over for Marc Bruni as Director for Goodspeed's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

Due to a scheduling conflict, Marc Bruni has withdrawn from directing Hello, Dolly! at the Goodspeed Opera House this season. Daniel Goldstein, director of the recent hit Broadway revival of Godspell, returns to Goodspeed Musicals where he previously directed The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2011. Mr. Goldstein will helm the much-anticipated summer extravaganza Hello, Dolly!. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

It's a world filled with big gambles, terrible odds and elusive jackpots. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo pulls back the curtain on Broadway revealing high risk, big drama, and mountains of money. It's an all or nothing business where investors can make a killing or lose it all. From high-rolling producers to power wielding theatre owners, meet Broadway's venture capitalists, with tons of money on the line, will they win big or lose everything? (more...)

14) Celia Keenan-Bolger, Rebecca Luker and More to Star in The Actors Fund OUR TOWN Benefit, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

The Actors Fund will present a one night only benefit reading of the American classic Our Town on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:30 p .m. at The Gerald R. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the play's Broadway opening, the proceeds from this event will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund. (more...)

15) THE HEIRESS to Recoup During Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

The producers of the new Broadway revival of THE HEIRESS have just announced that the production will recoup its $3 million capitalization during the final week of performances. The final performance is on Saturday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m. (note the new early curtain time) at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W. 48th St. NYC). THE HEIRESS will have played 27 previews and 117 regular performances. (more...)

16) Claybourne Elder, Elizabeth Stanley and More Join Jason Alexander and Tovah Feldshuh in York Theatre Company's TWO BY TWO
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

The York Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the season opener of the Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti Series: Two By Two, with Book by Peter Stone, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and Music by the legendary Richard Rodgers, starring Broadway veterans Jason Alexander and Tovah Feldshuh. (more...)

17) KINKY BOOTS Box Office Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2013

The box office for Kinky Boots, the hotly anticipated new musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), is officially open for business at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street)! Kinky Boots, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, begins previews on Sunday, March 3, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. (more...)

18) BWW Blog: Meet Christian Whelan of Broadway-Bound FLASHDANCE
by Guest Blogger: Christian Whelan - February 04, 2013

The polls are in and FLASHDANCE the Musical is taking America by storm, literally and figuratively! (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: Jessica Phillips, Andrea Burns & More Perform in ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC Concert
by Stage Tube - February 04, 2013

For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is a concert series about the people who have changed THEM. After a sold-out first edition, the series returned to Joe's Pub yesterday, February 3, and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

20) Photo Coverage: Krysta Rodriguez, Corey Cott & More Perform in ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC Concert
by Jennifer Broski - February 04, 2013

For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is a concert series about the people who have changed THEM. After a sold-out first edition, the series returned to Joe's Pub yesterday, February 3, and BroadwayWorld brings you complete concert coverage below! (more...)

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