Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jan. 28

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, January 28, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV Special: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 25th Anniversary Curtain Call - Boggess Sings with Jones, Karimloo, Joback & Panaro Plus Speeches & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 28, 2013

BroadwayWorld was there and brings you footage of the landmark moments below! This special evening featured an extended curtain call with remarks from producer Cameron Mackintosh and director Harold Prince, a specially-taped video greeting from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (in London and unable to attend due to a back procedure) and original West End and Broadway star Sarah Brightman (their first joint interview in 30 years), a note from original Phantom Michael Crawford and on-stage post-show performances from current stars Hugh Panaro and Sierra Boggess, joined by international 'Phantoms' John Owen Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Peter Joback. (more...)

by Stage Tube - January 28, 2013

Now in its 15th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook will celebrate the best in American singing and songwriting starting January 30, 2013. Opening night belongs to Lea Salonga, who captivated Broadway audiences with her debut in Miss Saigon many years ago and has since become the voice of Disney movie princesses as well as starring in other major musicals. Salonga has played both Eponine and Fantine on stage in Les Miserables, and in the video below she takes on yet another role. Check out her rendition of 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables' below! (more...)

3) 2013 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 28, 2013

theatreWashington just announced the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees today, January 28th, 2013 in The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world were able to watch the nomination announcements live via webcast at, Facebook, or on the Livestream. Rebecca Sheir of WAMU's Metro Connection and WTOP's Bob Madigan hosted. Scroll below for the full list of the 2013 nominees! (more...)

4) BWW TV: Inside THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 25th Anniversary After Party- Sierra Boggess, Hugh Panaro, Ramin Karimloo and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 28, 2013

BroadwayWorld was there for all the festivities, and in the video below, Richard Ridge chats with current stars Sierra Boggess, Hugh Panaro, and Kyle Barisich at the big after paty at the New York Public Library. Plus Phantom veterans Ramin Karimloo, Kevin Gray, Rebecca Luker, and Howard McGillin chat about the milestone event. Check it out below! (more...)

5) EVITA Fails to Recoup Investment on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

Evita concluded its Broadway run on Saturday night, January 26, and according to the show failed to recoup its initial investment. The production, which cost $9.6 million would have had to run for 63 weeks to break even- instead it closed after 46 weeks. (more...)

6) Eddie Korbich, Suzanne Bertish, and More Join BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

Complete casting has been announced for the world premiere of Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play,Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, which begins preview performances on Monday, March 4, 2013 with an opening night of Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

7) 2013 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations Announced Today
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

theatreWashington will announce the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees today, January 28th, 2013 in The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world can watch the nomination announcements live via webcast. Rebecca Sheir of WAMU's Metro Connection and WTOP's Bob Madigan will host. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque, the kick-off to a season of sexy striptease events that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, featured two sizzling performances this weekend on January 27, at XL Nightclub (512 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a sexy first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

9) Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 25th Anniversary After Party!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - January 28, 2013

The cast and creative team of The Phantom of the Opera celebrated 25 Years on Broadway with a Gala Performance at the Majestic Theatre in New York City on Saturday night, January 26. BroadwayWorld was there for the after party and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

10) BWW Blog: Cody Williams of R+H's CINDERELLA - Dress Rehearsal
by Guest Blogger: Cody Williams - January 28, 2013

Getting ready for our dress rehearsal has certainly been an exciting time! It takes many people working in harmony to make Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella possible. Once we get the show up and running, it will work like a well-oiled machine. That being said, everyone in the building is still trying to figure out exactly what their track is. Seeing the cast and crew discover what this show is and how it works is special to say the least! It is so gratifying to see a set change work for the first time. I feel excited, proud, and grateful for everyone who made it happen, just like when I used to play soccer and a teammate would score a goal. (more...)

11) FAN VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Sings 'Who Am I' With Philadelphia Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

Multi-talented actor Hugh Jackman headlined the Philadelphia Academy of Music 156th Anniversary Concert and Ball on Saturday, January 26th. The Les Miserables star performed 'Who Am I' from the award winning film, accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, for one of the city's biggest fundraising events. Below, check out a fan video which captured the performance live! (more...)

12) VIDEO: First Look - Hunter Foster Guest Stars on Tonight's BUNHEADS!
by TV News Desk - January 28, 2013

It's a family reunion on tonight's episode of ABC Family's BUNHEADS, as Broadway's Hunter Foster, real-life brother of series star Sutton Foster, guest stars as her on-screen sibling. Get a first look at the episode entitled 'The Astronaut and the Ballerina' below! (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL's New Commercial - 'Here It Comes'!
by Stage Tube - January 28, 2013

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, will open on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street) on April 14, 2013. Preview performances will begin March 11, 2013. Get a first look at MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL's knockout cast in the show's new TV commercial below! (more...)

14) Photo Flash: Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman Have SYTYCD Reunion at NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

This past weekend, Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman of "So You Think You Can Dance" attended a performance of Newsies, the Tony Award winning new American musical, and visited with the cast backstage afterwards. Cast members Evan Kasprzak and Jess LeProtto have both competed on the Fox dance competition, in seasons five and eight respectively. Check out backstage photos below! (more...)

15) VIDEO: First Look - Jeremy Jordan Stars on SMASH Season 2
by TV News Desk - January 28, 2013

Below, get a first look at Newsie's star Jeremy Jordan on the new season of NBC's SMASH. In the two-hour premiere entitled 'On Broadway/The Fallout', Jordan's character, Brooklyn bartender/songwriter Jimmy, gives his partner Kyle (Andy Mientus) a hard time for allowing Karen (Katharine McPhee) to sing one of their songs without his permission. Despite Karen's attempts to explain her intentions, Jimmy remains distrustful. (more...)

16) CINDERELLA Will Offer Student Rush Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

Starting Monday, January 28, 2013, student rush tickets to RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will be available for performances Mondays through Thursdays, throughout the day of the show only at the Broadway Theatre Box Office (1681 Broadway at 53 St.). Students with a valid student ID may purchase one ticket for $32 (includes $2 facilities fee). Student rush tickets are subject to availability, with seating locations at the discretion of the box office. (more...)

17) BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with ONE NIGHT STAND's Tracie Thoms
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 28, 2013

BroadwayWorld brings you another behind-the-scenes exclusive video clip featuring TV, film and stage actress Tracie Thoms as she discusses her participation in creating a Broadway musical in one day. Catch more of Tracie in ONE NIGHT STAND, playing in select movie theaters this Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30pm. (more...)

18) AUDIO: GLEE Takes on Sara Bareilles, Nelly & More!
by Stage Tube - January 28, 2013

On this week's episode of GLEE, the glee club puts together a calendar photo shoot to raise money as they head into Regionals. Meanwhile, Rachel wins a part in a student art film, but the role poses a moral dilemma. Check out full tracks from the episode below, which includes 'Love Song,' 'Torn,' 'This Is the New Year,' 'Centerfold/Hot In Here,' 'Let Me Love You,' and 'A Thousand Years.' (more...)

19) WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf? to Conclude Limited Run 3/3
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

The critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will play its final performance on Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00 PM. The production, which began performances on Thursday, September 27, 2012 and officially opened on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) will have played 159 performances. (more...)

20) Jenni Barber, Andrea Burns and Cady Huffman Join THE NANCE; Casting Complete!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jenni Barber, Andrea Burns and Cady Huffman will join Nathan Lane, Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen in its upcoming production of THE NANCE, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production will begin previews on Thursday, March 21 and open on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street). (more...)

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