Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Nov. 5

Below are's most popular articles from Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV Exclusive: Idina Menzel Talks IF/THEN Rehearsals, Reuniting with Michael Greif & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 05, 2013

If/Then, the upcoming world premiere musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind Next To Normal, Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director), will make its world premiere engagement in Washington, D.C., with previews beginning tonight, before moving on to Broadway. If/Then will play Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street) in spring 2014, beginning preview performances on March 5, and officially opening on Thursday, March 27, 2014. (more...)

2) VIDEO: Cher Performs New Single 'I Hope You Find It' on DWTS
by TV News Desk - November 05, 2013

The music icon hit the stage during the broadcast to perform her new song 'I Hope You Find It,' from her current album, 'Closer To The Truth' (more...)

3) BWW EXCLUSIVE! Darren Criss Comments On GLEE NYC Spin-Off & Previews Upcoming Episodes
by Pat Cerasaro - November 05, 2013

Earlier today, popular Glee star and Broadway headliner Darren Criss generously participated in my ongoing InDepth InterView series and offered his candid perspective on many upcoming episodes of the hit musical dramedy series, also briefly commenting on the recent rumors of a re-positioned focus for Glee S5 and S6 or maybe even a full-blown New York City-set spin-off series centering on the characters of Rachel, Kurt and Santana - portrayed by Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera, respectively - coming up in the future and whether or not Criss could become a part of that mix, particularly given his character's long-established romantic affiliation with Kurt. (more...)

4) Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film to Hit Big Screen on June 20, 2014!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2013

According to Deadline, the upcoming film adaptation of the musical JERSEY BOYS, directed by Clint Eastwood, will be released in theatres on June 20, 2014. (more...)

5) VIDEO: Amber Riley Performs Sexy Rumba on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by TV News Desk - November 05, 2013

For GLEE star Amber Riley it was rough week as she dealt with a tear in one of her tendons in her knee. (more...)

6) View Mackenzie Mauzy's LES MISERABLES Movie Musical Audition
by Pat Cerasaro - November 05, 2013

Broadway headliner and rising film and TV star Mackenzie Mauzy was one of many young performers to audition for the hotly contested role of Cosette in the big screen adaptation of mega-musical stage sensation LES MISERABLES and a filmed audition featuring the leading lady is now available to view, highlighting an emotional and committed portrayal of one of the central figures in the expansive story based on Victor Hugo's classic novel (more...)

7) Sing With Carrie Underwood! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Fan Music Video Contest Now Open
by Pat Cerasaro - November 05, 2013

The most eagerly anticipated musical event this Christmas for many Broadway babies is undoubtedly NBC's live TV presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC starring country music superstar Carrie Underwood and a new video submission contest kicks off today in promotion of it, with the grand prize being the opportunity to appear in a SOUND OF MUSIC-themed music video with Maria Von Trapp herself, Ms. Underwood! (more...)

8) Lea Michele GLEE Spinoff in the Works?
by TV News Desk - November 05, 2013

Radaronline reports exclusively that GLEE creator and co-writer Ryan Murphy is currently developing a spinoff series of the FOX musical dramedy which will be centered on Lea Michele's character Rachel Berry. (more...)

9) Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW Opens at La Jolla Playhouse, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will produce, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse November 5 through December 17 and will play the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014, according to an equity casting notice. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger who will revise the show before its debut at La Jolla. (more...)

10) Photo Coverage: Inside DISASTER!'s Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - November 05, 2013

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical Disaster! written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, is directed by Jack Plotnick, choreographed by Denis Jones and music direction by Larry Pressgrove. Playing at St. Luke's Theatre, Disaster! just opened last night, November 4. Tickets are: $49.50-$79.50 and can be purchased at BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party festivities below! (more...)

11) Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams to Star in Lifetime's TV Adaptation of Broadway's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by TV News Desk - November 05, 2013

This year's Tony Award nominated Broadway revival hit The Trip to Bountiful is currently in production in Atlanta for a television adaptation to premiere on Lifetime in 2014. (more...)

12) Terrence Archie, Dakin Matthews & Danny Mastrogiorgio Join Andy Karl & Margo Seibert in ROCKY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2013

Stage Entertainment USA and Sylvester Stallone have announced additional casting for the upcoming musical, ROCKY. Terrence Archie, who originated the role of Apollo Creed in the world premiere Hamburg production, will reprise his role for Broadway; his final performance in Hamburg will be November 24. Dakin Matthews will play Rocky's trainer, Mickey, and Danny Mastrogiorgio will play Adrian's brother, Paulie. They join previously announced cast members Andy Karl and Margo Seibert as Rocky and Adrian. (more...)

13) Jeremy Jordan, Katie Thompson & More Set for ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC 3 on 11/19
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2013

Making its 54 Below debut, 'Once Upon A Time In New York City' is a concert series featuring a slate of brand new songs about the Big Apple, written by Broadway's best! Listen as they tell their tales of NYC both in song and in story; share in the ups and downs of city life, from the day they moved to Manhattan to the person who changed New York for them to their favorite spot on the island. (more...)

14) Beneath The Trapdoor Of LES MISERABLES In The West End
by Pat Cerasaro - November 05, 2013

For anyone who has ever wondered what the view looks like for the actors about to go on from below the vast stage of the West End production of mega-musical sensation LES MISERABLES - the longest-running musical in West End history - then look no further than a new behind-the-scenes glimpse at the legendary trap doors utilized so effectively in Trevor Nunn and John Caird's epic staging of the gigantic show. (more...)

15) First Look at Poster for Lea Salonga's 35th Anniversary Concert, 12/6-7
by Oliver Oliveros - November 05, 2013

Tony winner Lea Salonga, who made her professional theater debut at age seven in Repertory Philippines' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I' in 1978, will celebrate her 35th anniversary in show business via a concert titled 'Playlist: A Celebration of 35 Years' at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Plenary Hall from Friday, December 6 to Saturday, December 7. (more...)

16) VIDEO: Sting Talks 'LAST SHIP', Love of Show Tunes on LENO
by TV News Desk - November 05, 2013

Sting stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno and talked about his love of show tunes as well as his new musical, THE LAST SHIP, set to hit Broadway in fall of 2014. (more...)

17) Leonard Maltin Rants On Digital Film Transmissions Like MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Pat Cerasaro - November 05, 2013

Noted film scholar and critic Leonard Maltin discusses digital movie transmissions and the technological hiccups that can arise from new theatrical film presentation formats such as those he himself experienced at a recent screening of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG via a new blog video. (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal for Signature Theatre's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
by Stage Tube - November 05, 2013

Signature Theatre's (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) New York Premiere of August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, co-conceived with and directed by Todd Kreidler, and featuring Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson begins performances on November 5, and will now play through Sunday, December 22. In the video below, go inside the first day of rehearsal with the cast! (more...)

19) Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff Blumenkrantz & Brett Ryback in MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2013

Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre present Murder For Two, currently playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). The show, which was originally scheduled to play through Sunday, January 5, 2014, will now play its final performance on Sunday, March 16, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

20) STAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin's Mary Bridget Davies Performs 'Me and Bobby McGee' on VH1
by Stage Tube - November 05, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin, the new Broadway musical that opened to rave reviews for star Mary Bridget Davies, was featured on this morning's edition of VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live." Davies performed an in-studio acoustic version of Janis's hit song "Me and Bobby McGee," accompanied by musical director Ross Seligman. Check out their rendition below! (more...)

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