Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Feb. 21

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, February 21, 2009. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) BWW TV STAGE TUBE: OSCAR 2009 - Hugh Jackman in Song and Dance Rehearsal for Sunday Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 21, 2009

YouTube presented a very interesting "home made" video of Hugh Jackman rehearsing a song-and-dance number for this Sunday's Academy Awards telecast. While it is unknown if the video is official or not, it is entertaining and gives you a glimpse at the work that goes on behind the scenes to create an event such as the Oscars. We thought Stage Tube was the perfect venue to bring it to you right here on BWW, Enjoy! (more...)


2) BWW TV: Broadway Beat - Kids Night, Encores! 'MUSIC', Bdwy Bears and Bdwy Backwards
by Broadway Beat - February 21, 2009

Another busy week on stage and off with Kids Night on Broadway, Encores! MUSIC IN THE AIR, Broadway Bears and the outrageous Broadway Backwards concert - all right here with Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld.com! (more...)


3) The Story Of My Life to Close on Sunday
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

THE STORY OF MY LIFE, starring Will Chase and Tony Award nominee Malcolm Gets just celebrated opening night at the Booth Theatre on Thursday February 19th, but confirming what BroadwayWorld.com's Rialto Chatter posted Friday evening, the show its will play final performance this Sunday, February 22nd. (more...)


4) BWW TV STAGE TUBE: Will Ferrell Bids Conan Final Farewell
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 21, 2009

Last night, Friday, February 20th, was Conan O'Brien's final night as host of "Late Night." All this past week, the future host of NBC's The Tonight Show was honored by special guests celebrating his successful run as "Late Night" host and wishing him well on his upcoming duties on 'Tonight'. (more...)


5) 'ACTORS STUDIO' Host Lipton's Oscar Predictions Online
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

The biggest night in Hollywood is tomorrow night, and who better to make winner predictions than Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton. Bravo put together a photo gallery of the biggest nominees with James Lipton's favorite picks. If it were up to him, Slumdog Millionaire would win an Oscar for Innovation -- who knows maybe it will come home with the consolation prize of Best Picture! (more...)


6) Third Film In TWILIGHT Saga Set For June 30th 2010 Release
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

Variety is reporting that Summit Entertainment has officially greenlit the third film in the Twilight Saga, "Eclipse" with a release date of June 30, 2010. Production begins shortly on the Twilight Saga's New Moon, the second film. Chris Weitz replaced Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke on "New Moon" with lead actors Robert Pattinson as Edward, Kristen Stewart as Bella and Taylor Lautner as Jacob, reprising their roles. (more...)


7) DEFYING INEQUALITY on Feb. 23 to Offer $26.25 Lottery Tickets
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

A day-of-performance lottery for $26.25 seats will be held at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222. West 51 St). (more...)


8) 'AWAKENING' Star Riabko Talks Rock and 'Role' with EncoreMichigan
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

The Michigan premiere of the Tony Award-winning "Spring Awakening" opens Feb. 24 at Wharton Center in East Lansing. Starring in the lead role of Melchior is Kyle Riabko, he recently chatted with EncoreMichigan.com about the hit show and his multi-faceted and dynamic musical career. (more...)


9) Photo Coverage: 'MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA' Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride - February 21, 2009

The New Group proudly presents Eugene O'Neill's epic drama Mourning Becomes Electra as the second production in its 2008-2009 season. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production is playing a limited Off-Broadway run January 27 - April 18th, 2009. The classic drama had an Official Opening Night on Thursday, February 19th and BroadwayWorld was there as the cast celebrated at the starry after party! (more...)


10) SHREK Star Foster Sings from 'WISH' on NBC4-TV's Weekend Today Show 2/21
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

Sutton Foster performs live on NBC4-TV's Weekend Today Show in NY. The program airs at 9am EST - Check local listings. (more...)


11) 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' Sings Final Song 2/21/09
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' has announced it will be closing on February 21, 2009. The Andrew Lloyd Webber production will be on national tour with Connie Fisher playing the role of Maria. She was the original casting for this role. (more...)


12) Rhea, La Fosse & DeCaro Join Roster for Grand St.'s FOLLY Benefit 2/27
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

TWEED Theaterworks and God's Love We Deliver are excited to announce that Caroline Rhea, Robert La Fosse as Isadora Duncan, Frank DeCaro and Gina Vitro's Flopera! will be joining the already stellar line up at FOLLY: The Grand Street Follies 2009, being held at Abrons Arts Center on Friday February 27 and Saturday February 28. (more...)


13) Johnson Talks 'Mia!' and SUSPENSION to Times Online
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson is returning to the theatre to premiere a new work, she spoke to the Times Online about her upcoming play, Suspension and her mega hit Mamma Mia! (more...)


14) CMT MAINSTAGE Presents RENT, School Edition March 6 - 15
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

CMT Mainstage continues its 41st season with RENT, school edition playing 2 weeks, March 6-15, 2009. All performances will be held at the Montgomery Theater, downtown San Jose (corner of Market and San Carlos streets). Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $16-$23. (more...)


15) La MaMa to Present US Premiere of 'Tonight: Lola Blau' Mar. 13 - 22
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

From March 13 to 22, The Club at La MaMa E.T.C. will present the U.S. premiere of "Tonight: Lola Blau," written and composed by Georg Kreisler, English version by Don White, directed by Dick Top (Holland), featuring Anna Kr?mer (Germany) as Lola. This U.S. premiere is an opportunity for NY audiences to savor one of Europe's "big little" musicals and its unforgettable holocaust themes. The piece depicts a rising, charismatic, Dietrich-style cabaret singer who is forced to flee Austria because of her Jewish heritage, taking refuge in the U.S. She makes do with "survival jobs" on Tin Pan Alley until her sensational return to her homeland after the war, when she discovers that nothing much has changed. (more...)


16) 'CHRIS & GAVIN'S BROADWAY CAMPAIGN' Returns to Duplex 3/2
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

Gavin Esham and Christopher Sloan return to perform their original comic cabaret on Monday, March 2nd at 9:30 PM at the famous Duplex Cabaret Theater entitled 'Chris and Gavin's Broadway Campaign: In Your Heart, You Know Their Right'. Reforming Broadway, Maverick Style! (more...)


17) McArdle, POPS & Pierson Perform for YPC Benefit Gala 3/11
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

Original 'ANNIE' and Tony Award nominee Andrea McArdle, B-52s Kate Pierson and Sterling Campbell, the NY Pops and jazz musician Toshiko Akiyoshi come together on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 7 p.m. to perform for The Young People's Chorus of New York City 2009 Gala Benefit, A Celebration of Song: Shaping Lives at 7pm at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)


18) Eleanor's Georgia Shakespeare 2/21 Oscar Party Benefit Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

Please note that the Eleanor's (Eleanor Ringel-Cater) Oscar Party, scheduled for Saturday, February 21 to benefit Georgia Shakespeare, has been cancelled. (more...)


19) Ted Chapin Talks 'ALLEGRO' on NPR, Available Online Now
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

The first full recording of Allegro, a 1947 musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein, has just been released on CD. Allegro producer Ted Chapin visited NPR Fresh Air from WHYY, February 17, 2009 to chat about the restored gem. (more...)


20) CMT Continues its 41st Season with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Feb. 26 - Mar. 11
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2009

Children's Musical Theater San Jose presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat February 26-March 1, 2009 at the Montgomery Theater in downtown San Jose (corner of Market and San Carlos streets). Tickets are now on sale to the public for $18 adults, $15 children 12 and under. (more...)


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