Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 2

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, January 2, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth Rings in Sold-Out New Year in Las Vegas with First Male 'For Good' Duet Partner - Standing Ovations & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 02, 2014

Amongst the nights many special moments, during the now-anticipated part of the show where Chenoweth selects a lucky audience member to duet with on WICKED's 'For Good', the audience was treated to her choosing her first male duet partner, student Ray Winters. (more...)

2) FIRST LOOK: John Lloyd Young & More Star in Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS
by Movies News Desk - January 02, 2014

Empire Magazine has shared a first look at the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the musical JERSEY BOYS, directed by Clint Eastwood. (more...)

3) VIDEO: Adam Lambert Premieres New Song 'Lay Me Down'; Covers Hendrix
by TV News Desk - January 02, 2014

Adam Lambert returned to the Winstar Hotel and Casino to close out an extremely memorable 2013. (more...)

4) Alumni Ensemble to Join Lea Salonga & More in DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concerts in Manila, 1/29-30
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2014


5) Panic! At The Disco Stage Musical Announced & Indiegogo Campaign Launched
by Pat Cerasaro - January 02, 2014

Popular indie rock/pop group Panic! At The Disco is set to be showcased in a new stage musical venture based on their solo albums, all-too appropriately titled PANIC! THE MUSICAL, and a new crowd-sourcing page has been launched in support of the upcoming project via Indiegogo. (more...)

6) Hercules Hits Broadway- Winter Storm Ticket Specials!
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2014

As New York City prepares for Winter Storm Hercules to make its way to the Northeast, the show must go on in the Theatre District, as some Broadway and off-Broadway productions will offer special snow discounts for the coming days. BroadwayWorld will keep you in the know with all of the specials, listed below: (more...)

7) KINKY BOOTS & BIG FISH Heading to Asia in the Future?
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2014

According to The New York Times, South Korean Broadway producer Kim Byeong-seok of entertainment company CJ E&M, who helped produce the two productions on Broadway, is interested in bringing Tony winner 'KINKY' and the recently closed 'FISH' abroad. (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Nikki M. James Tributes Featured Actresses in 'The Ladies Who Tony'
by Stage Tube - January 02, 2014

It was almost three years ago when Nikki M James took home the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in THE BOOK OF MORMON. Below, James tributes every actress that has shared the same recognition in an incredible ode to 'The Ladies Who Tony.' (more...)

9) BWW Blog: Meet Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER!
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - January 02, 2014

Happy 2014, everyone! I'm Sherz Aletaha (first name sounds like more than one Cher, last name...just sound that one out...) and I'm currently in the Off-Broadway Musical 'Disaster!' A little bit about our show: it's a parody of 1970's disaster movies with lots of amazing songs from that decade, it takes place on a floating casino named The Barracuda, and it's performed by the most lovable group of crazies in New York City. If you've seen the show, you know it's a great time and super funny (My besties Tina Fey and Amy Poehler picked us as their 'Must See' theater pick for Entertainment Weekly and then we braided each other's hair and talked about boys. **One part of that sentence is true**) but I'm so excited to share what our awesome cast and crew are up to behind the scenes. (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: Megan Hilty Dishes on Her Vegas Wedding, Her PIPPIN-Inspired Pre-Show Ritual & More!
by Stage Tube - January 02, 2014

Broadway favorite Megan Hilty, who is currently starring opposite Sean Hayes in NBC's 'Sean Saves the World,' recently stopped by Yahoo Studios, where she chatted with Ali Wentworth about everything from her recent nuptials in Vegas to the crazy way that she watched NBC's 'The Sound of Music.' Check out the full interview below! (more...)

11) VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth as Guest Judge on PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS Tonight
by TV News Desk - January 02, 2014

On this week's episode of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS on Lifetime, the final four go head-to-head in the last episode before the season three finale. Two guest judges -- Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth and actor/singer Nick Cannon -- will help determine the fates of the designers tonight, January 2, at 9 p.m. Check out a teaser for the episode below! (more...)

12) Broadway Snow Day Alert, Thursday 7PM Update: All Shows Still On
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2014

Winter Storm Hercules is beginning to sweep across the Northeast, but The Broadway League has given the all-clear for tonight's performances on the Great White Way in New York City. (more...)

13) Twitter Watch: Carly Rae Jepsen Preps for Broadway Debut in CINDERELLA Gear
by BWW Staff - January 02, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Carly Rae Jepsen wrote 'Family breaky before I fly to NYC- they decked me out in Cinderella gear. I don't think they expected… (more...)

14) Ramin Karimloo Talks LES MISERABLES Toronto & Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - January 02, 2014

West End regular Ramin Karimloo stars in the current revival of LES MISERABLES in Toronto, poised to bring his starring role of Jean Valjean to Broadway later this year and he comments on the Toronto run, Broadway, his tattoo obsession and more as part of a new interview. (more...)

15) BWW Previews: The London Stage, January 2014
by Gary Naylor - January 02, 2014

Gary Naylor previews London Theatre's start to the New Year. (more...)

16) Behind The Scenes Of WEST SIDE STORY Original Recording With Sondheim & More
by Pat Cerasaro - January 02, 2014

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the legendary original cast of the iconic Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents musical WEST SIDE STORY recording the show's classic cast album is now available to view. (more...)

17) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/2 - Taye Diggs
by Stage Tube - January 02, 2014

Happy Birthday, Taye Diggs! In 1996, Diggs originated the role of the landlord Benny in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. After Rent he appeared as Mr. Black in Andrew Lippa's off-Broadway production of The Wild Party. Diggs also played The Bandleader in the 2002 film version of the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago and filled in as Billy Flynn on Broadway. (more...)

18) Former Hartman Group Exec Leslie Baden Papa to Launch New PR Agency
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2014

Veteran press agent Leslie Baden Papa will launch Vivacity Media Group, an entertainment public relations agency on January 6, 2014. Publicist Whitney Holden Gore will join the firm as Vice President. (more...)

19) Patti Cohenour, David Burnham and Erin Mackey-Led THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA to Open 1/24 at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by ElizaBeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runs Jan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

20) STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Kathleen Turner & More in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by Stage Tube - January 02, 2014

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint an unforgettable and provocative portrait of war, incorporating more than 10 pieces of original music composed in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Mother Courage and Her Children runs January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

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