Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jan. 20

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, January 20, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photo Flash: Rita Moreno Honored with SAG Life Time Achievement Award
by BWW Special Coverage - January 20, 2014

Moreno was presented the performers union's top accolade at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which was aired live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

2) VIDEO: NBC Poll Favors Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris & Daniel Radcliffe for PETER PAN
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2014

On the heels of an announcement yesterday by NBC that their next live musical would be PETER PAN, speculation has already started on who will play the leads. (more...)

3) FROZEN Video of the Day: 'Let It Go' - The Alto Version!
by Movies News Desk - January 20, 2014

Today we offer an alternative version of the Oscar-nominated hit song 'Let It Go,' for those of us who perhaps can't quite reach the soaring notes that Ms. Menzel can! (more...)

4) Celebrates 10th Anniversary Tonight with Two SOLD-OUT Concerts - And You Can Join Us LIVE!
by Robert Diamond - January 20, 2014

Now, some VERY EXCITING NEWS. If all goes to plan, Joe's Pub will be streaming the 9:30 show live over the web at: /ozlive So, we hope that you can tune in and join in the excitement of all things OZ. (more...)

5) Tom Hiddleston On Stage Return In CORIOLANUS & THOR's Shakespeare Roots
by Pat Cerasaro - January 20, 2014

Internationally recognized screen superstar Tom Hiddleston takes a break from his string of mega-successful Marvel universe franchise films - THE AVENGERS, THOR and THOR: THE DARK WORLD among them - to star in the new production of William Shakespeare's searing political drama CORIOLANUS in London's West End and he discusses his various roles onstage and onscreen as part of a new interview. (more...)

6) Sean Hayes Series Renewal Unlikely; Good Chance for 7th Season of PARKS & REC
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2014

At yesterday's Television Critics Association's semiannual press tour , NBC top exec Bob Greenblatt spoke about the future of the network's current slate of comedies. (more...)

7) VIDEO: Fantasia & Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT Perform on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2014

The cast of Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT, featuring Fantasia Burrino and 'Psych' star Dule Hill gave a high-energy performance on this morning's 'Today' on NBC. (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Carly Rae Jepsen Gives Backstage Tour at CINDERELLA on GMA
by Stage Tube - January 20, 2014

Earlier this morning, multi-platinum pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen visited ABC's Good Morning America to talk about stepping into the famed glass slippers as she prepares to make her Broadway debut in the title role of CINDERELLA on Broadway. As part of the segment, Ms. Jepsen gave GMA an exclusive behind the scenes look at CINDERELLA, about to begin its 2nd year at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Jepsen will make her Broadway debut on February 4 along side film and television starFran Drescher, who begins that date in the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. Check out the full segment below! (more...)

9) BWW Recap - Has Mary Found Love on DOWNTON ABBEY?
by Lauren Robbins - January 20, 2014

This week's DOWNTON ABBEY saw a surprising proposal for Mary, while Tom gets himself out of a sticky situation. (more...)

10) NEWSIES to Hold Auditions for Broadway, North American Tour in Las Vegas, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions will hold an open call audition for male dancers for both the Broadway and upcoming North American touring productions of Newsies, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical smash, in Las Vegas on Friday, January 31 at 4pm at the Alexis Park Resort Hotel (375 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169). This audition will be first come, first serve and is for technically-trained Equity and non-Equity male dancers between 16 - 22 years old of all ethnicities who can tap and sing well. (more...)

11) 2013 BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards Winners Announced - Ephrata Performing Arts Center Huge Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 20, 2014

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 50 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2013 Central PA winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

12) Photo Flash: Original HELLO, DOLLY! Cast Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2014

Richard Skipper is kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of HELLO, DOLLY! with members of the original Broadway cast! Scheduled to appear: Nicole Barth (Original cast), Paul Berne (dancer, Original Company), Carleton Carpenter and Johnny Beecher (Sheridan (Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker: Mary Martin International Company), Wayne Clark (first National Company with Carol Channing), John Anthony Gilvey: Author, Before the Parade Passes By: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical (click here), David Hartman (Rudolph and Stage Manager: Original Company), Charles Karel (Original cast), Jan LaPrad (Original Company dancer), Joan 'Buttons' Leonard (original company), Bob Lydiard (Cornelius Hackl, Carol's first Broadway Revival), Lee Roy Reams (Cornelius Hackl 1977 tour and Broadway Revival, director 1996 Broadway tour and Revival), Megan Thomas (Carol's last tour), Andrea Bell (started with Carol Channing, as Ermengarde at the age of seventeen, in Carol's FIRST national tour as well as other productions.) Ron Young (dancer original cast). (more...)

13) Twitter Watch: Fran Drescher Tweets from CINDERELLA Rehearsals!
by BWW Staff - January 20, 2014

On Twitter, Broadway-bound Fran Drescher has been chronicling her CINDERELLA rehearsals @frandrescher (more...)

14) BWW 10th Anniversary! The Legacy & Lore Of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Pat Cerasaro - January 20, 2014

Tonight, in honor of BroadwayWorld's hotly anticipated 10th anniversary concert taking place at legendary NYC cabaret venue Joe's Pub, we are looking at some particularly fascinating facts and figures from the long legacy of L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ and the many books, films, musicals, songs, television shows and more that have been inspired by it. (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/20- THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Stage Tube - January 20, 2014

Today in 1903, The Wizard of Oz opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 293 performances. Based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, which was originally published in 1900, much of the original music was by Paul Tietjens and has been mostly forgotten, although it was still well-remembered and in discussion at MGM in the late 1930s, when the classic film version of the story was made. The main plot of the show, as recounted in newspapers of the time, is Pastoria's attempts to regain the throne from the Wizard of Oz. The original protagonists' search for the Wizard puts them on the wrong side of the law. Since then, many new incarnations have been created, including the 1939 film, and the 2011 West End musical. (more...)

16) Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks to Be Leno's Final Guests on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2014

Legendary comedian Billy Crystal will be the final guest on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno. (more...)

17) Jenn Gambatese to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Begin. 4/25
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today that two major Broadway and TV performers - Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert - have been cast in the new production and company premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic The Sound of Music, to be presented at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, in Chicago, this spring. (more...)

18) HBO's Josh Groban: SING YOUR SONG YoungArts Special Airs Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - January 20, 2014

A tantalyzing look at HBO's new documentary spotlighting internationally celebrated concert performer and recording artist Josh Groban, Josh Groban: SING YOUR SONG, is now available to view, and hte special is set to air tonight, January 21, 2014. (more...)

19) Drama Desk Panel YOU GOTTA HAVE A GIMMICK...OR A STAR Set for Stage 72, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2014

Peter Filichia, theater critic emeritus for the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark and "News 12 New Jersey" will join theater publicists Joshua Ellis and Susan Schulman as panelists at the Drama Desk's first Panel Discussion of 2014 -- entitled "You Gotta Have A Gimmick….Or A Star!" - on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 PM at Stage 72/Triad, 158 W. 72nd St., in Manhattan. Recommended arrival for the panel is at 5:30 PM ; the discussion will be held from 6-7:15 PM. A cash bar will be available. Tickets may be ordered online at or by calling (212) 352-3101. Tickets are $20 online and at the door. Randie Levine-Miller will moderate the panel discussion about the effort and skills it takes to promote a show, both Broadway and Off-Broadway. (more...)

20) BWW's On This Day - January 20, 2014
by - January 20, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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