Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Jan. 5

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

1) Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff's Super Sexy Mexican Vacation Photo Album
by Pat Cerasaro - January 05, 2014

Recognizable stage and screen stars Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff have remained best friends following their original run in the Broadway hit SPRING AWAKENING, extending to their roles on Glee and beyond, and a series of sexy new shots of the attractive triple-threats on a recent Mexican vacation in celebration of the new year are now available to view. (more...)

2) Anna Kendrick & Joss Whedon Muse On INTO THE WOODS Mash-Up With THE AVENGERS
by Pat Cerasaro - January 05, 2014

Popular rising screen star and onetime Broadway headliner Anna Kendrick shares her enthusiasm and insight on her major role of Cinderella in the forthcoming big screen movie musical adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS byway of an amusing Twitter exchange with THE AVENGERS director and admitted musicals addict Joss Whedon earlier this weekend. (more...)

3) BWW Flashback: FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Wraps Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - January 05, 2014

FIRST DATE, which opened on August 8, 2013 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre, plays its final performance today, Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3pm, having played 34 previews and 174 regular performances. First Date, starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, began performances on Broadway on July 9, 2013, and has a book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, direction by Bill Berry, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

4) Disney's ALADDIN Ends Pre-Broadway Toronto Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2014

Disney's ALADDIN, which is set to fly onto the Great White Way at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20, ends its pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre today, Jan. 5, 2014. The production officially opened on Nov. 21, 2013. (more...)

5) Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Takes Final Flight on Broadway; Inside Closing Night Curtain Call!
by Jennifer Broski - January 05, 2014

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, played its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre yesterday, Jan. 4, 2014, after being seen by approximately two million fans, and 1,268 performances. Since it began previews on November 28, 2010, and even before they bagan, the show's high and lows were in the news, making it one of the most talked about shows in theater history. Last night, BWW was on the scene to capture Spidey's final moments on the Great White Way - check out photos from the show's last curtain call below! (more...)

6) BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow - Randy & Julie Andrews Sound Off on Carly Rae Jepsen Joining CINDERELLA, SPIDER-MAN Closing & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 05, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy sits down for a quick chat with Julie Andrews about this week's hottest new stories, including Carly Rae Jepsen joining CINDERELLA, the first look at Woody Allen's new musical BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, SPIDER-MAN closing and more! (more...)

7) Photo Flash: A Fond Farewell to Broadway's 700 SUNDAYS, ANNIE, BETRAYAL, FIRST DATE & SPIDER-MAN
by Walter McBride - January 05, 2014

Yesterday, Jan. 4, high-flying theater spectacle SPIDER:MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK took its final flight, with Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS, the revival of ANNIE, BETRAYAL with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, and FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez following suit today, Jan. 5. (more...)

8) BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge- Tony Nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Part 2
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - January 05, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, A Christmas Story composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul chat about their musical backgrounds, all of their future projects, and much more. Click here if you missed Part 1 and check out Part 2 below! (more...)

9) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 4 - Part 2 - EVITA National Tour Proves it's Chilly in Argentina; Plus Off-Broadway's HANDLE WITH CARE, GHOST Tour & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2014

Yesterday's photos come from the national tours of EVITA and GHOST, as well as Off-Broadway's HANDLE WITH CARE with Carol Lawrence, and the Las Vegas production of the hit musical ROCK OF AGES. (more...)

10) Nikki M. James Plays Final Performance in Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON Today
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2014

Tony winner Nikki M. James officially departs Broadway's The Book of Mormon today, December 5. James will soon star as 'Eponine' in the upcoming revival of Les Miserables, which will open at the Imperial Theatre on March 23, 2014. (more...)

11) BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Allison Posner & Monica Raymund Perform 'The Way You Move' from Eli Bolin & Sam Forman's VOLLEYGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 05, 2014

This week's featured composers are Eli Bolin and Sam Forman whose song 'The Way You Move' from their new musical VOLLEYGIRLS, was performed by original cast member Allison Posner and producer Monica Raymund at at the Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)

12) BWW Flashback: ANNIE Revival Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - January 05, 2014

ANNIE will play its final performance on Broadway today, January 5, 2014. Upon closing, the production, which opened on November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street), will have played 487 performances and 38 previews. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you on a look back through the musical's revival run on the Great White Way! (more...)

13) BWW Flashback: Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz-Led BETRAYAL Takes Final Bow Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - January 05, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld marks this closing night by bringing you photos from the show's trip to Broadway. The cast began rehearsals back in June, and you can check out photos from inside the rehearsal room below! (more...)

14) A Peek Behind the Curtain into the World of 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' is My BroadwayWorld Highlight of 2013
by Jacqueline Bublitz - January 05, 2014

Headlined by Michael Ball and Lea Salonga, two of musical theatre's biggest stars, the chance to go behind the scenes of Do You Hear The People Sing? in Shanghai was an opportunity not to be missed. (more...)

15) Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More Set for BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Event at 92Y Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2014

Tonight, Jan. 5, 92Y hosts an evening with the stars and director behind the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County at 7:30 pm. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara (Francesca) and Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid) will join Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown for a conversation moderated by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel. The evening will also include a few performances of songs from the show. (more...)

16) BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2014
by - January 05, 2014

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

17) BWW Flashback: Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Concludes Broadway Run Today!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 05, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld tributes Crystal's return to the stage with a photo and video flashback of some of the highlights from the show's run. (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/5 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - January 05, 2014

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. (more...)

19) Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 5
by - January 05, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 5, 2014. (more...)

20) Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/05/2014
by BWW - January 05, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/05/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

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