Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Apr. 5

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, April 5, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night after party, where he got to chat with all of the show's stars right after the curtain went down. Join in all of the opening night excitement below! (more...)

2) SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: GLEE's Lea Michele & Darren Criss Sing 'Broadway Baby' From Sondheim's FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - April 05, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to introduce yet another world premiere exclusive track from FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, this time with a sensational showstopper from Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's legendary musical FOLLIES, 'Broadway Baby'. (more...)

3) Lea Michele Eyeing Role In New Bollywood Musical With Score By Rahman & Schwartz
by Pat Cerasaro - April 05, 2014

Broadway headliner and GLEE breakout star Lea Michele is circling a role in a brand new animated musical in the Bollywood style from ENCHANTED director Kevin Lima, featuring songs by BOMBAY DREAMS composer A.R. Rahman and WICKED composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

4) Anna Kendrick to Host Tonight's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - April 05, 2014

Anna Kendrick will be hosting tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live. Alongside Kendrick, seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell will make his first solo appearance as musical guest. Pharrell's sophomore album, 'G I R L' was released on March 3 and featured the Academy Award nominated song, 'Happy,' from the 'Despicable Me 2' soundtrack. (more...)

5) Woody Allen On Hamlisch Version Versus Vintage Score For BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by Pat Cerasaro - April 05, 2014

Multi-Academy Award-winning writer and director Woody Allen offers his candid opinion on contemporary music and his choice to utilize an entirely period score in his new screen-to-stage musical adaptation BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, as part of a new interview. (more...)

6) BWW TV Exclusive: Andrea McArdle Joins Donna McKechnie for IN GOOD COMPANY at Birdland!
by Randy Rainbow - April 05, 2014

Just last week, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented another installment of 'Donna McKechnie In Good Company.' In this outing, Donna's very special guest was Andrea McArdle. The two Broadway icons chatted, sang, and dished like the old friends that they are - having co-starred in the Broadway production of State Fair. The musical director for the show was Ian Herman. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the special event below! (more...)

7) Idina Menzel On FROZEN's Cross-Generational Appeal & Magical Powers
by Pat Cerasaro - April 05, 2014

Idina Menzel addresses a wide range of questions as part of a new interview, including the success of Disney's mega-hit animated movie musical FROZEN as well as what magical powers she herself would ideally like to possess. (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Saturday Night Laughs! Idina Menzel Apologies to Parents for 'Let it Go'; Jokes About Future Vegas Act
by Stage Tube - April 05, 2014

In a fun preview of her interview airing tomorrow morning on CBS, Idina Menzel jokingly apologizes to parents for 'Let it Go', expresses regrets for singing the song in such a high key, and jokes about her Las Vegas future. (more...)

9) Anjelica Huston Receives 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts Today
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2014

Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

10) Broadway Vet Lawrence Hamilton Dies at 59
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2014

Lawrence Hamilton, the elegant and commanding musical theater artist and one of Broadway's leading men, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City due to complications following bypass surgery. He was 59. (more...)

11) Monty Python Team Confirm LAST NIGHT OF THE PYTHONS, July 20
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2014

Monty Python, the world's busiest comedians, have reluctantly decided that 20th July 2014 at The 02 London will probably be their last live performance together. The tickets for this show have been held back pending this decision and are now on sale. (more...)

12) STAGE TUBE: Watch Erin Davie, Max von Essen & More in AMERICAN SONGBOOK's UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Concert Live at 8pm!
by Stage Tube - April 05, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured tonight, April 5, is Unsung Carolyn Leigh, and you can tune in and watch it live at 8PM by clicking below! (more...)

13) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/5- KINKY BOOTS and 50 SHADES Celebrate Milestones, ROCKY Takes it Outside, & More!
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, NEWSIES, WICKED, 50 SHADES, KINKY BOOTS, CINDERELLA, and more! (more...)

14) UNDER MY SKIN, Starring Tony Award-nominee Kerry Butler, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2014

Under My Skin begins previews tonight at The Little Shubert Theatre. The new comedy was written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser, the creative forces behind such television hits as Who's The Boss? and The Nanny. The cast includes Tony Award-nominee Kerry Butler, Matt Walton, Megan Sikora, Allison Strong, Ed Hyland, Dierdre Friel, Kate Loprest, and Andrew Polk. It officially opens May 15, 2014. (more...)

15) Kristin Chenoweth, Patina Miller and More Set for Lincoln Center Local HD Pilot Program in Brooklyn, Queens, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2014

New programs for Lincoln Center Local HD, a pilot program running April through June in branch libraries in Brooklyn and Queens, were announced today by Russell Granet, Executive Director of Lincoln Center Education. These events, which launched in January, are part of the two-year pilot program that will feature digital streams of programs from Lincoln Center's growing digital content collection, including programs from the Emmy Award-winning series Live From Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center Local HD pilot program is part of Lincoln Center Education's (LCE) expanded mission to bring Lincoln Center's high-quality resources to new and underserved audiences and communities. (more...)

16) Behind The Scenes Of PENNY DREADFUL With Reeve Carney, Sam Mendes & John Logan
by Pat Cerasaro - April 05, 2014

We were recently offered a grisly First Look at Broadway standout and SPIDER-MAN: Turn OFF THE DARK headliner Reeve Carney in his new role playing a classic literary character on Showtime's upcoming horror-themed series Penny Dreadful and a behind the scenes featurette revealing even more about the new horrorshow is now available to view. (more...)

17) BWW's On This Day - April 5, 2014
by - April 05, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

18) UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Set for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

by Stage Tube - April 05, 2014

Today in 2007, The Pirate Queen opened at the Hilton Theatre (now the FoxwoodsTheatre), where it ran for 85 performances. The Pirate Queen is a musical written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, best known for their adaptation of Les Miserables. It is based on the life and adventures of the 16th century Irish chieftain and pirate Grainne O'Malley, who was one of the last Irish clan leaders to resist the English conquest of Gaelic Ireland. The cast featured Stephanie J. Block as the title character and Linda Balgord, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I. (more...)

20) Photo Flash: Award Winning Musical ONCE WE LIVED HERE Comes to the UK
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2014

Fresh from award-winning productions in Melbourne and New York, Australian musical Once We Lived Here is to get its UK premiere at the King's Head Theatre in a brand new production directed by Dean Bryant (worldwide Associate Director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - the Musical). Check below for production photos! (more...)

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