Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jan. 30

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) National Theatre to Feature OTHELLO, AMEN CORNER, and More in 2013
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

Forthcoming productions at The National Theatre, announced today by Nicholas Hytner, include plays familiar, rare and new: Shakespeare's Othello, Gorky's Children of the Sun,James Baldwin's The Amen Corner;Marlowe's Edward II, Pirandello's Liola, Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude and Georg Kaiser's From Morning to Midnight. Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson's musical The Light Princess will premiere in October, and there will be a new adaptation of Emil and the Detectives for family audiences at Christmas. (more...)

2) Barbra Streisand To Perform On The Oscars For The First Time In 36 Years
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

Just announced! Two-time Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar telecast on February 24. Streisand last sang the love theme from 'A Star Is Born' on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for 'Evergreen' that same night. (more...)

3) VIDEO: Josh Gad Confirms BOOK OF MORMON Film
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2013

'Eventually it absolutely will, I can assure you of that,' affirmed actor Josh Gad of a rumored big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, BOOK OF MORMON. Below, check out what other thoughts the actor had about the film in a recent interview. (more...)

4) VIDEO: CABARET Cast Reunites in Honor of Fillm's 40th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2013

NBC's 'TODAY' welcomed the legendary Liza Minnelli and the cast of the landmark film Cabaret on this morning's show. 'They sent us to Germany to make this extraordinary film,' explained the Academy Award winning actress. 'And I could hear people whispering, 'How are we going to advertise it? The Nifty, Nazi Follies?' Check out the cast reunion below! (more...)

5) BWW Exclusive: On the Set of SMASH- Josh Bergasse on Winning His Emmy, Choreographing for Two Musicals in Season Two & More; Plus New Photos!
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was invited to the SMASH set where he got to chat with choreographer Josh Bergasse about the upcoming season. Check out what he had to say about winning his Emmy, having to choreograph for two musicals in Season two, and more, below! (more...)

6) BWW TV Exclusive: First Look at Encores! FIORELLO! on Stage - Show Clips!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 30, 2013

Bock and Harnick's Fiorello!, the opening musical of the Encores! 20th Anniversary season stars Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, Jenn Gambatese, Shuler Hensley and Emily Skinner, with Danny Rutigliano as Fiorello LaGuardia. Fiorello! will be directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman. The show will run for seven performances from January 30 - February 3 at New York City Center. BWW has a first look at the production onstage! (more...)

7) Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and Christopher John O'Neill in THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

Mark Evans and Christopher John O'Neill just joined the cast of the national tour of The Book of Mormon as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham respectively. They replaced Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner who join the West End company at the Prince of Wales Theatre from February 25. For a complete list of tour stops, visit: BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the new cast in action below! (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Nicole Parker Spoofs LES MIS with Tom Hooper's Next Film- LES SOUND
by Stage Tube - January 30, 2013

In the video below, funny lady and Broadway veteran Nicole Parker parodies the big screen adaptation of LES MIS with director Tom Hooper's 'next movie musical' LES SOUND- a new adaptation of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Starring in this film are Diane Keaton, Emma Stone, Leslie Mann, Ellen Degeneres and more. (more...)

9) Will Gluck to Helm ANNIE Remake; Willow Smith No Longer Attached
by Movies News Desk - January 30, 2013

Deadline reports that Sony Pictues has hired Will Gluck to take on directing duties for its upcoming reboot of the Broadway musical ANNIE. While Will and Jada Smith's daughter Willow was in line to take on the title role, she is no longer attached to the project. (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Spoof Begs for Academy Consideration for Anne Hathaway
by Stage Tube - January 30, 2013

This past weekend Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress at the SAG Awards. She is now reminding the people in charge of the Academy Awards why she should win their prize for Best Supporting Actress. (more...)

11) Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Rockwell, Joey Calveri & Teresa Stanley in ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

In its record-breaking fourth year on Broadway, Rock of Ages has celebrated its one-one-millionth customer, its 1500th performance and seven Box Office Records. This coming March, the smash hit will take a place on the Top 50 Longest Running Broadway Shows List. Check out photos of the new cast in action below, which includes Kate Rockwell as 'Sherrie', Joey Calveri as 'Stacee Jaxx' and Teresa Stanley as 'Justice.' (more...)

12) Enter to Win Tickets to BACKBEAT in LA; Contest Ends Friday!
by Contests - January 30, 2013

Direct from London to the Ahmanson! Before Sgt. Pepper. Before Abbey Road. Even before Ringo, there were five Beatles. Five rowdy working class lads from the docks of Liverpool rocking out eight days a week in the raucous clubs and red-light seediness of Hamburg, Germany, creating an epic new sound. Win tickets to this rocking production taking the Ahmanson stage from January 20 to March 1! (more...)

13) Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Tickets Available to AmEx Cardholders 2/2
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 2 at 10 AM exclusively for American Express cardholders for Bette Midler's return to Broadway in John Logan's new play I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, directed by Joe Mantello. Preferred seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card, and Centurion members. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit The general public on sale will begin on Sunday, February 16 at 10 AM. (more...)

14) Aaron Sorkin was 'Really Looking Forward to Returning to Broadway' with HOUDINI
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

'Mr. Sorkin's considerable talents are an asset to any project and we regret that he's unable to remain with HOUDINI,' said producers Scott Sanders and David Rockwell, 'However, what Hugh and the creative team continue to create is one of the most exciting projects we've ever been a part of. Our projected arrival on Broadway and additional creative team announcement will be made at a future date.' (more...)

15) Photo Coverage: Inside MANILOW ON BROADWAY's Copacabana After Party!
by Walter McBride - January 30, 2013

After a brief delay due to illness, Manilow on Broadway, Barry Manilow's new concert show at the St. James Theatre, opened last night, January 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out full photo coverage from the after party (fittingly at the Copacabana) below! (more...)

16) Photo Coverage: MANILOW ON BROADWAY's Opening Night Curtain Call and Encore!
by Walter McBride - January 30, 2013

After a brief delay due to illness, MANILOW ON BROADWAY, Barry Manilow's new concert show at the St. James Theatre, opened last night, January 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out full photo coverage from the curtain call and after party below! (more...)

17) TV: Cast Announced for Broadway Backwards 2013- Estelle Parsons, Judy Kaye, Bruce Vilanch, Stephanie J. Block & More!
by Stage Tube - January 30, 2013

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center announced today that the eighth annual edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS will feature Academy Award winner and four-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons (Nice Work If You Can Get It), two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye (Nice Work If You Can Get It) and two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Bruce Vilanch. (more...)

18) Photo Coverage: NY Yankee Mark Teixeira Makes Appearance in ROCK OF AGES!
by Jennifer Broski - January 30, 2013

Just last night, NY Yankee Mark Teixeira made his Broadway debut in a walk-on role at ROCK OF AGES. BroadwayWorld was there for his big night, and you can check out photo coverage from the appearance below! (more...)

19) Review Roundup: MANILOW ON BROADWAY
by Review Roundups - January 30, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

20) VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SMASH Season 2 Opening Montage
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2013

NBC has released a sneak peek of the opening montage for SMASH Season 2, premiering Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9/8c. In the number, Katharine McPhee's 'Karen' performs the song "Cut, Print, Moving On," from the show's fictional musical 'Bombshell'. (more...)

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