Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Oct. 23

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Spooky New INTO THE WOODS Village Shots! Pine, Corden, Blunt On Set; Depp Goes Blond
by Pat Cerasaro - October 23, 2013

A spooky new view of the ongoing on location filming of the stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical is now available to peruse, featuring a spectacular set and an even more impressive array of stars on hand to enact the scenes being filmed. (more...)

2) VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks WICKED's 10 Year Anniversary on 'Leno'
by TV News Desk - October 23, 2013

Kristin Chenoweth stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno last night and spoke about the upcoming 10th Anniversary celebration of the hit Broadway show Wicked, in which she originated the role of Glinda. (more...)

3) VIDEO: New Clip from Disney's FROZEN Features Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
by Movies News Desk - October 23, 2013

USA Today has shared an exclusive sneak peek from Walt Disney Animation's FROZEN. In the clip, Olaf the Snowman (voiced by Josh Gad) meets Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff) and explains why he's yearning for days of summer! (more...)

4) BWW TV Exclusive: Liza Minnelli, Nick Adams, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Perform at Lorna Luft's PINK PARTY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 23, 2013

For the second week in a row, Lorna Luft brought her fund-raising 'Pink Party' to the Broadway at Birdland stage with thrilling results. After a recent bout with breast cancer, the award-winning performer decided to 'give back' with two sold-to-the-walls events benefitting The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Womens Health Initiative and the Tower Cancer Research Foundation's Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the evening below, including performances from Liza Minnelli, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Nick Adams, and more! (more...)

5) Photo Flash: First Look at Tovah Feldshuh as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN!
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2013

Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Irena's Vow, Golda's Balcony) recently assumed the role of 'Berthe' in PIPPIN on September 24th. Feldshuh previously played the role during Tony Award winner Andrea Martin's vacation in August. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the star in action! (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's FUN HOME
by Jennifer Broski - October 23, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) presents the world premiere of Fun Home, directed by Sam Gold. Featuring music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, and based on Alison Bechdel book, Fun Home will run through Sunday, November 17. The show opened last night, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the celebration below! (more...)

7) Audra McDonald Analyzes Playing Mother Abbess In Live TV THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Pat Cerasaro - October 23, 2013


8) Review Roundup: Public Theater's FUN HOME
by Review Roundups - October 23, 2013

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

9) Up on the Marquee: BEAUTIFUL- THE Carole King MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - October 23, 2013

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere run of the highly anticipated new musical Beautiful-The Carole King Musical just concluded its sold out at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre on October 20, 2013. The show will begin performances on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43 Street) on November 21, 2013 and officially opens on January 12, 2014. Check out photos of the marquee at the Sondheim Theatre below! (more...)

10) Audra McDonald Coming Back to Broadway 'Sometime Soon"
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2013

Audra McDonald is in the midst of promoting her latest album, 'Go Back Home', and concert tour, which is currently playing in Los Angeles, but she won't be in California for long. According to the LA Times the five-time Tony winner will be heading back to Broadway soon. (more...)

11) BWW TV: Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala- Performances from Jeremy Jordan, Ben Vereen & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 23, 2013

Last night, the Dramatists Guild Fund hosted their Annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in New York. This year's event honored legendary playwrights, composers, and lyricists who have greatly impacted the American theater. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the special night to chat with Bernadette Peters, Alan Menken, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Schwartz, Kate Baldwin, Tonya Pinkins and more. Check out what they had to say, plus performances from Jeremy Jordan, Ben Vereen and Sherie Rene Scott below! (more...)

12) First Listen of La Jolla Playhouse's SIDE SHOW; La Jolla Playhouse Announces Re-Tweet Challenge
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2013

The production just launched a Twitter re-tweet challenge for fans. They tweeted: 'RT this! 1st 'freak peek'at the #SideShow sisters singing: .' If the clip receives 200 retweets La Jolla Playhouse will release a clip of a brand new song sung by Erin Davie and Emily Padgett in rehearsal. (more...)

13) Tony Vincent, Constantine Maroulis & More Join ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 20, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2013

Tony Vincent, Constantine Maroulis, Lena Hall, and Eden Espinosa have joined previously announced Michael Cerveris, Alice Ripley, Norm Lewis, Lesli Margherita, Tituss Burgess, and Donnie Kehr in ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 20 - Celebrating 20 Years (1993-2003) at SoHo's (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, NYC) on Monday, November 11 at 7:30 PM. Presented by The PATH Fund, Inc., tickets are on sale now at or (more...)

14) BWW TV Exclusive: First Look at Tony Winner Steve Kazee on Lifetime's DROP DEAD DIVA
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 23, 2013

The former ONCE star guests on this week's episode of Lifetime's DROP DEAD DIVA, airing Sunday, Oct. 27. Below, BWW brings you an exclusive first look at Kazee's appearance! (more...)

15) Two New Animated Promos For IF/THEN Featuring Idina Menzel
by Pat Cerasaro - October 23, 2013

Two whimsical and musically propulsive new promotional spots for the highly anticipated new Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey musical IF/THEN have been released in anticipated of the show's out-of-town tryout in Washington, D.C., featuring headliner Idina Menzel belting a brilliantly booming new tune from the contemporary score for the show. (more...)

16) Favorite Songs, Elphaba vs. Nessarose, Green Makeup Tips & More, 10 Things Learned About WICKED's Witches from TimeOut
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2013

TimeOut NY just featured interviews with all 15 Elphabas and you can check out the full feature HERE. Below, we recap some of their best answers. (more...)

17) Carrie Underwood: SOUND OF MUSIC 'Definitely a Challenge'
by TV News Desk - October 23, 2013

In today's, country music star Carrie Underwood spoke about her upcoming starring role in NBC's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

18) Naya Rivera Reflects On GLEE Monteith Tribute & Series Ending
by Pat Cerasaro - October 23, 2013

Popular headliner of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee Naya Rivera comments on the recent tribute to fallen co-star Cory Monteith as well as offers her views on the recently announced ending of the series in 2015 following the sixth season as part of a new interview. (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/23- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - October 23, 2013

Today in 1972, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein. (more...)

20) STAGE TUBE: WICKED Flies into 10th Year on Broadway; Idina Menzel, Stephen Schwartz & More on the Show's Lasting Legacy
by Stage Tube - October 23, 2013

On Wednesday, October 30th, the blockbuster musical WICKED will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history. The creative team and many of the musical's previous cast members will celebrate WICKED's first decade with a special performance, followed by a company party on October 30th at 7:00pm. Today, WICKED cast members, creative team, and members of the original company and orchestra (some of whom are still performing in WICKED today) have shared their memories in honor of this milestone in a new video - check it out below! (more...)

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