Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Mar. 12

Below are's most popular articles from Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) ABC Family Renews BUNHEADS For Season Two?
by Pat Cerasaro - March 12, 2013

ABC Family's adorable ballet-themed dramatic series Bunheads, starring Broadway royalty Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop, has been renewed for a second season, it has now been reported. (more...)

2) Photo Coverage: Roundabout Theatre Company Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala - Stars & Celebration!
by Walter McBride - March 12, 2013

The evening was a celebration of the company's artistic achievements under Artistic Director Todd Haimes' 30 years of leadership and the future ahead. was there to capture the stars as they arrived for a great night of entertainment! (more...)

3) Megan Hilty's 'No Cure' Music Video Debuts
by Pat Cerasaro - March 12, 2013

SMASH star Megan Hilty's current solo music endeavor has resulted in a brand new music video, 'No Cure'. The featured track from IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME, this arresting radio single finds its visual compliment with the sensitively lensed new video. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Answers Hot Seat Questions!
by Stage Tube - March 12, 2013

In the video below, Chenoweth sits in the hot seat to answer some rapid fire questions to promote the upcoming concert. Check out what she has to say below! (more...)

5) CARRIE THE MUSICAL to Make LA Premiere This Fall at Transfer Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2013

Twenty-five years after its spellbinding debut shocked critics and audiences from Stratford to New York, CARRIE, the most legendary Broadway musical of all time, will arrive in Los Angeles for the first time this fall in a new audience immersive production. (more...)

6) AUDIO: First Listen - Songs from GLEE's 'Feud' Episode
by TV News Desk - March 12, 2013

The claws come out on an all-new episode of FOX's GLEE. For the first time in Glee club history, the students give the teachers, Will and Finn, an assignment to hash out the tension between them. Below, get a first listen to all the songs featured in the episode! (more...)

7) Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING to Conclude Off-Broadway Run 4/28
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2013

Gerard Alessandrini's, Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING, which received unanimous raves from critics and audiences alike, broke all box-office records at the 47th Street Theatre, and won spots on the Top Ten Lists of Time Magazine and the Associated Press, will wind up its current edition at the 47th Street Theatre on Sunday, April 28, in order to make room for The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre's own season, as required by the show's lease agreement with the theatre. In a statement, Mr. Alessandrini said, "We knew from the start that the theatre could only be ours until the end of April. Although we hate to leave town when we're a hit, I actually think this is a perfect time for us to wind up "Alive and Kicking", which has been a thrilling return to New York for us, to take a brief break; and to begin plans to return with another edition later this year." The show, which has recently added extended parodies of Cinderella and the movie version of Les Miz, is also a Critic's Pick for The New York Times, The Daily News and New York Magazine. This edition stars Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Marcus Stevens and David Caldwell on piano. DRG Record's cast recording Forbidden Broadway; ALIVE AND KICKING! The UN-Original Cast Album, is available in stores, on iTunes and (more...)

8) Photo Coverage: Emily Skinner, Christine Andreas, & More in MUSICALS OF 1961
by Stephen Sorokoff - March 12, 2013

Two-time Tony Nominee Christine Andreas, Tony Nominee Emily Skinner, Drama Desk Nominees Kerry O'Malley and Jeffry Denman, and two-time Nightlife Award Winner Scott Coulter starred in The Broadway Musicals of 1961 at Town Hall last night, March 11th. The critically-acclaimed new Broadway by the Year Chorus joined them in performing songs from Carnival, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Subways Are For Sleeping, Sail Away, Milk and Honey, and more! BroadwayWorld was there for the concert and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

9) SMASH Premieres New Megan Hilty Song From LIAISONS!
by Pat Cerasaro - March 12, 2013

A new song from a musical-within-the-show on NBC's musical drama series SMASH has just been released, featuring show star Megan Hilty. (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: Happy Birthday, Liza Minnelli!
by Stage Tube - March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, Liza Minnelli! Minnelli was born in Los Angeles into show business royalty. With her mother Judy Garland and her father the Award winning director Vincent Minnelli, her's is the only family where both parents and child have won an Oscar. Her god parents were Ira Gershwin and Kay Thompson. Liza made her screen debut in 1949 as a toddler with her mother in the MGM movie musical In the Good Old Summertime. (more...)

11) WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT & More Set for NYTW's 2013-14 Season!
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo just announced that its 2013-2014 subscriber season will include What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, with musical arrangements by Kyle Riabko and directed by Steven Hoggett; Fetch Clay, Make Man written by Will Power and directed by Des McAnuff; and Love and Information written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James MacDonald. In the coming weeks NYTW will announce an additional production that will round out the season. (more...)

12) BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge- Christine Ebersole on Her Proudest Stage Roles, Earning Two Tonys & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 12, 2013

Two time Tony winner Christine Ebersole recently sat down with Ridge for a special conversation with members of the Drama League about her career on the stage and screen. In this special interview, Richard chats with her about sharing the stage with Richard Burton, making the move to Hollywood, winning her two Tony Awards, and so much more. Click below to check it out! (more...)

by Stage Tube - March 12, 2013

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Inside the SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Concert- Ashley Brown, Nick Adams & More!
by Jennifer Broski - March 12, 2013

Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD was performed last night, March 11 at XL Cabaret (512 West 42nd St). The evening, directed by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, starred Nick Adams, Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the star-studded arrivals below! (more...)

15) BWW TV: Meet the Cast of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL- Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 12, 2013

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre will soon be home to the upcoming Broadway revival of Horton Foote's beloved classic, The Trip to Bountiful, starring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Condola Rashad and Tom Wopat. Directed by Michael Wilson, The Trip to Bountiful will play a 14-week limited engagement, beginning previews on Saturday, March 30th at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd. The cast and creatve team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to get the scoop on the revival. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

16) Julie Taymor & SPIDER-MAN Producers Fail to Reach Settlement
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2013

The SPIDER-MAN court battle continues, as the legal proceedings between show producers and fired director Julie Taymor have now lasted seven months. According to the New York Times, federal Judge Katherine B. Forrest has 'expressed frustration that an agreement had not been completed in spite of the parties' coming to terms in principle in August.' (more...)

17) Photo Flash: First Look at Michelle Williams in FELA! National Tour
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2013

Grammy Award-winning recording artist and former member of Destiny's Child Michelle Williams stars in the national tour of the award-winning Broadway musical Fela! Check out production shots of Williams and the cast in action below! (more...)

18) BWW Blog: Molly Tynes of PIPPIN - The Leading Player Behind the Scenes
by Guest Blogger: Molly Tynes - March 12, 2013

Many people ask me what it's like to work with Diane Paulus, our Tony nominated director whose recent Broadway revivals of "Hair" and "Porgy and Bess" each won Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical. I must say that being in a Paulus-helmed show is an incredibly gratifying experience. The working environment is professional but intimate - a sort of hard working family feeling. Diane utilizes a lot of group discussion often leading the company in verbal explorations of particular parts of the script. We discuss the underlying messages and concepts so that a collective understanding can be reached about what we are trying to say with the piece and how we will say it. (more...)

19) THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer to Make Stage Debut Off-Broadway in Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE HAPPY, Beginning 5/16
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2013

According to, The Office's Jenna Fischer will be starring in Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Happy off-Broadway at MCC Theater's Lucille Lortel Theater, beginning May 16, the same night The Office finale will air on NBC. The show will open on June 11, 2013. This will be Fischer's stage debut. (more...)

20) Alan Cumming Appearing In New X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST?
by Pat Cerasaro - March 12, 2013

According to a new interview with X-MEN star James McAvoy, the actor has revealed that Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Alan Cumming will be returning to the hit mutant superhero franchise in his celebrated role of Nightcrawler in the forthcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. (more...)

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