Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 31

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, January 31, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) SCOOP: Meryl Streep to Play the Witch in INTO THE WOODS Film; Arranger David Krane Confirms!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

As reported back in October exclusively, Meryl Streep will play the witch in the INTO THE WOODS film. In a new interview with the Litchfield County Times with arranger David Krane confirms, telling the paper that: ... (more...)

2) Jennifer Hudson to Perform at Super Bowl with Sandy Hook Student Chorus
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2013

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is set to lend her voice to the Sandy Hook Student Chorus this Sunday at the Super Bowl, it was announced today. (more...)

3) BWW TV: Watch THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 25th Anniversary Cast in Action!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 31, 2013

The show now features Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, and Kyle Barisich as the Phantom, Christine, and Raoul respectively and you can check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

4) BWW Exclusive: On the Set of SMASH- Krysta Rodriguez on Joining the Family, How She Got the Part & More; Plus New Photos!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

SMASH makes it's long-awaited return to the NBC lineup for a second season on Tuesday, February 5 (9-10 p.m. ET) and will continue in its regular time slot on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET). Season two will feature a slew of new talent, including Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Nikki Blonski, and more. (more...)

5) VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Hugh Jackman Chats HOUDINI on 'Inside the Actor's Studio'
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2013

Bravo shines the spotlight on multi-talented star, and 2013 Oscar nominee, Hugh Jackman, as he returns to the 'Inside The Actors Studio' stage for a second time, premiering Wednesday, February 13 at 8PM ET/PT. Check out the sneak peek below! (more...)

6) Glee-Cap: Naked.
by Robert Lawlor - January 31, 2013

Alright, guys - it's time to get naked. ..Whoa, hold up - put your clothes back on, please - you do not need to be to enjoy this episode, besides it's totally an allegory for baring your soul. ..No, seriously - put your damn clothes back on, sheesh. Well, onto the episode! The Warblers have been stripped of their Sectionals victory after testing positive for performance enhancers, pushing New Directions back into the competition. Tina proposes the idea of a 'Men of McKinley' calendar to raise the last four hundred dollars for Regionals, but not all the guys seem to be on board. Rachel nails an audition for a student film, but when the script calls for a topless scene, she battles with her 'old' self and in typical Rachel form - sings about it, with herself - on "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia. Get it? She's torn? Ultimately, Rachel agrees to do the scene. (more...)

7) BROADWAY IDIOT Documentary Following AMERICAN IDIOT Musical to Make World Premiere at SXSW 2013
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

According to SXSW's 2013 website, the documentary film BROADWAY IDIOT, which follows the musical AMERICAN IDIOT's journey to Broadway, will have its World Premiere at this year's film festival. (more...)

8) Montego Glover, Marin Mazzie, Ashley Brown & More Set for New York Pops' 2013-14 Season!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

On October 4, 2013, The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular programs with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - will launch its 31st season, a Carnegie Hall series celebrating the stylistic diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke - described by The New York Times as a 'polished, welcoming host' who is 'young and vigorous, with a playful attitude' - will lead the orchestra in a highly anticipated concert season including a night of jazz standards revitalized by international trumpet sensation Chris Botti; a tribute to big band legend Benny Goodman with Montego Glover and clarinetist Dave Bennett; a jolly holiday concert with stage star Ashley Brown; an intimate evening with Broadway's Golden Couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley; and a season closer featuring the orchestra and some of the most beloved music written for the silver screen. (more...)

9) BWW TV Exclusive: Lea Salonga Sings ALLEGIANCE, Bruno Mars, Cut MULAN Song & More at Lincoln Center AMERICAN SONGBOOK Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 31, 2013

Tony Winner, Disney Legend Lea Salonga ('Miss Saigon,' 'Les Miserables') opened this year's Lincoln Center presents 'American Songbook' concert series, a 15-year-old annual tribute to great American songwriters, past and present, to sold-out crowd at The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center last night. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the concert below! (more...)

10) VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Hudson & More Featured on CBS's THE GRAMMY'S WILL GO ON
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2013

The special features never-before-seen rehearsal footage and behind-the-scenes interviews with GRAMMY AWARDS staff and GRAMMY Award-Winning artists including, Bonnie Raitt, Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich, LL Cool J and Jennifer Hudson, as they recall the extraordinary hours leading up to the 2012 GRAMMY AWARDS. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

11) MEGA STAGE TUBE: The Best of Broadway on 30 ROCK!
by Stage Tube - January 31, 2013

After seven seasons, the critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning comedy series '30 Rock' is set to conclude its run on NBC. The series finale is tonight Jan. 31. The New York based show has included a slew of Broadway regualrs and guest stars throughout the years, includig: Nathan Lane, Cheyenne Jackson, Matthew Broderick, Nana Arianda, Andrea Martin, Elaine Stritch, and many many more. Below, BroadwayWorld tributes the show's Broadway talent with clips from some of their best appearances! (more...)

12) Alan Cumming's Solo MACBETH to Open at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater, April 2013
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

Direct from acclaimed, sold-out engagements at The National Theatre of Scotland and the Lincoln Center Festival, Tony and Olivier Award winner ('Cabaret') and two-time Emmy nominee ('The Good Wife') Alan Cumming returns to Broadway this spring in a thrilling one-man interpretation of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedy, MACBETH. Produced by Ken Davenport, The National Theatre of Scotland's MACBETH will play a strictly limited 73-performance engagement at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

13) Photo Coverage: Lea Salonga Kicks Off 2013 Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by Oliver Oliveros - January 31, 2013

Tony Winner, Disney Legend Lea Salonga ('Miss Saigon,' 'Les Miserables') opened this year's Lincoln Center presents 'American Songbook' concert series, a 15-year-old annual tribute to great American songwriters, past and present, to sold-out crowd at The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center last night. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Cheyenne Jackson, Rachel Dratch and More at ONE NIGHT STAND Premiere!
by Linda Lenzi - January 31, 2013

Giving audiences an unbridled and candid look behind the scenes of the Broadway curtain, NCM(R) Fathom Events, Overnight Musicals and The Broadway League just presented 'One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day,' a unique one-night event broadcast to movie theaters nationwide last night, Jan. 30. This fast-paced, hilarious and entertaining film follows some of New York's top actors, including Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Glee), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) and Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), as well as teams of writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals. At the end of the 24 hours, the musicals make their opening, and closing, night at New York City's Gramercy Theatre. The event will also present exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the stars of 'One Night Stand' as they share intimate stories of life on Broadway. Check out phtoos from the premiere below! (more...)

15) Photo Coverage: Inside MOOSE MURDERS' Opening Night Arrivals!
by Jessica Gordon - January 31, 2013

The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective's production of the first ever revival of Arthur Bicknell's Moose Murders, the most notorious flop in the history of modern theater, celebrated its opening last night, January 30, 2013 at The Connelly Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out full coverage from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

16) THE LION KING to Hold Nationwide Open Calls for Broadway and Touring Companies, Beg. Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

Disney Theatrical Productions will be hosting open auditions, seeking possible future replacements for the Broadway and Touring companies of The Lion King. Auditions for the adult roles of Simba and Nala will be held in Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. Auditions for the roles of Young Simba and Young Nala will take place in New York City at the Apollo Theater. (more...)

17) Good News! Truman Capote's BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is ON; Last Funding Secured and All on Schedule
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

Good news for the day! A statement from the production has just revealed that 'Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's is ON. The producers have successfully secured funding for the Broadway production and rehearsals will continue in preparation for first preview on March 4. Audiences will indeed get to fall in love with Capote's most iconic character, Holly Golightly, live and in person this Spring.' (more...)

18) Actors' Equity Association Audition Center to Close for Renovations; ECC Sign-Ups to Move to Visitor Center, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

Attention all actors! According to a recent announcement on the Actors' Equity Association website, the organization's ongoing renovations, including building a new Audition Center on the 16th floor of the Equity building, will cause several temporary changes, listed below. (more...)

19) SurAnne Jones, Zaraah Abrahams and More Set to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

The producers of the brand new 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's classic play, Beautiful Thing, are thrilled to announced full casting for the show, which will open at the Arts Theatre in the West End from 13 April - 25 May, followed by a short UK tour visiting Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton. Directed by Nikolai Foster, and designed by Colin Richmond, the production will star SurAnne Jones as 'Sandra', Zaraah Abrahams as 'Leah', Oliver Farnworth as 'Tony and introducing Jake Davies as 'Jamie' and Danny-Boy Hatchard, making his professional debut as 'Ste'. Nancy Sullivan and Luke Baker will also join the company as understudy covers. (more...)

20) ROCK OF AGES Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

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