Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, February 17, 2013 - Sunday, February 17, 2013. Catch up below!

1) BWW Review & Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth Hits a BULLSEYE for AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series
by Robert Diamond - February 17, 2013

Forget 'defying gravity' … Kristin Chenoweth defies everything, including the laws of nature, in a brand new show conceived specially for Lincoln Center Presents THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK. (more...)

2) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Feb 16, Part 2 - NEWSIES Take Over, CINDERELLA's Manly Tattoos and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our February 16th SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured more photo bombs from the NEWSIES (The Sound of Music, Tangled, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sex in the City and more), a last SIP from NEWSIES' Mike Faist, and images from ONCE, FLASHDANCE, CINDERELLA, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, MARY POPPINS in Mexico, and regional productions of CAROUSEL, [title of show], NEXT TO NORMAL and more! (more...)

3) STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!
by Stage Tube - February 17, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick's production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. In the videos below, Mendes introduces the show and takes you inside the set design for this whimsical production! (more...)

4) Preview Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tune 'The Perfect Song' from Michael Ball's BOTH SIDES NOW Album
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

Broadway veteran Michael Ball will release his new studio album, titled 'Both Sides Now', on February 25, 2013, in addition to launching a UK tour this spring. Both the tour and the album will comprise of 2 halves, encompassing Michael's biggest hits from both his recorded and stage careers. Really Useful Group Tweeted today: 'Yup you heard right, @OfficialALW has written a new song for@mrmichaelball's new album!' Preview Andrew Lloyd Webber's tune, 'The Perfect Song', HERE! (more...)

5) Holland Taylor Made Honorary Texan for Her Play ANN, Beginning on Broadway Tomorrow, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor received a commendation by Texas Governor Rick Perry making her an honorary Texan on January 10, 2013, for her play Ann about late Texas governor Ann Richards. Ann, a new play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, will begin previews on Broadway at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street) tomorrow, Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8pm, and will open Thursday, March 7, 2013. (more...)

6) Cast of ONCE Performs at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

The cast of the Broadway musical ONCE will perform at 54 Below tonight, February 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. (doors at 5:30 p.m.). (more...)

7) BWW Exclusive: MARY POPPINS Cast Memories- James Hindman
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

As the Broadway production of Mary Poppins comes to a close, we asked current and original principle cast members, as well as current cast members who have been with the show since day one, to share with us some memories and tell us what being a part of the magic has meant to them. Original cast member James Hindman shared: (more...)

8) Ben Folds to Write Short Musical for THE 24-HOUR MUSICALS at the Gramercy, 4/28-29
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

According to The New York Times, singer and pianist Ben Folds is set to participate in The Exchange and 24 Hour Company's 'The 24-Hour Musicals' 2013 edition. Folds will write a 15-minute musical, which will be cast, rehearsed and performed in just one day, beginning April 28 and continuing through April 29 at the Gramercy Theater in NYC. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/17- Billie Joe Armstrong
by Stage Tube - February 17, 2013

Happy Birthday, Billie Joe Armstrong! Best known as the lead vocalist, main songwriter and lead guitarist for the American punk rock band Green Day, Armstrong recently brought one of his most popular albums to Broadway- American Idiot. In 2010, Armstrong joined the cast of American Idiot, which won two Tonys, for one week in the role of St. Jimmy. He replaced the original Broadway cast member Tony Vincent in fall of 2010 and returned to the role for 50 performances in January 2011. (more...)

by Stage Tube - February 17, 2013

In this clip from Thursday's edition of 'Charlie Rose' on PBS, Pulitzer Prize winner (and Oscar nominee this year for 'Lincoln') Tony Kushner praised David France's Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague while discussing the legacy of his Angels in America. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

11) BWW's On This Day - February 17, 2013
by - February 17, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

12) Brandon Ellis, Jaime Cepero and More Sing David Davila's 52 SONGS Tonight at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

Lone Star Theatre Company presents a night of original music by playwright/songwriter, David Davila, tonight, Feb 17th at Stage 72 at the Triad Theatre. (more...)

13) Tickets Go on Sale to Public Today for I'LL EAT YOU LAST, Starring Bette Midler
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, February 17 for Bette Midler's return to Broadway in John Logan's new one-woman play I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, directed by Joe Mantello. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit (more...)

14) Nora Ephron Honored at WGA AWARDS Today
by Movies News Desk - February 17, 2013

Writers Guild of America, East previously announced a tribute to award-winning, screenwriter, director, playwright, author, and Guild, East member Nora Ephron. The tribute to Ephron, who died in June, will be led by the author Meg Wolitzer, whose novel, 'This Is My Life,' was adapted and directed by Ephron in 1992 and presented at the Writers Guild Awards East Coast ceremony today, February 17th, in New York City. (more...)

15) Meg Bussert and More Set for TOO LEGIT TO QUIT: A RIFF-FREE EVENING at the Laurie Beechman Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

Come to the Laurie Beechman Theater tonight, February 17th for 'Too Legit to Quit: a Riff-Free Evening', a concert devoted to the golden era of music theater. (more...)

16) Nick Adams, Ellyn Marie Marsh, and More Featured in VISITS THE 90'S Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

Visits the 90's is a concert featuring exceptional Broadway voices singing pop songs we all love! It will take place tonight, February 17th, 2013 at Flute Bar in Gramercy at 40 E. 20th Street, New York, NY. Doors open at 8:30, the performance begins at 9pm. Tickets are $15 for advance general admission, $18 at the door, and are available at (more...)

17) Michael Musto's 70'S DISCO EXTRAVAGANZA Plays 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

The mirror ball has relocated to the cellar with Michael Musto'S 70s DISCO EXTRAVAGANZA at 54 BELOW. Tonight, February 17, starting at 9:30PM, join downtown legend, disco diva, and Village Voice columnist Michael Musto with his glittery sidekicks Snooky and Tish as he performs live with disco cover band The Elektrik Company. Michael's special guest star for the evening will be Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Saturday Night Fever). We are pushing tables and chairs aside to make way for the dance floor, so grab a cocktail and shake your groove thing into the wee hours as the 54 Below returns to its fabulous roots. (more...)

18) Aaron Carter Departs THE FANTASTICKS Today for Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

Triple platinum recording artist Aaron Carter previously announced that he will be going on a concert tour and taking an extended leave of absence from his role as Matt in The Fantasticks. His last performance is today, February 17, 2013. (more...)

19) Photo Flash: Kate Burton and Dr. Ruth Visit WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Kate Burton visited the cast and crew after the matinee performance of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? And on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, Dr. Ruth Westheimer came to give some marital advise to George and Martha. Check out photos of the guests with the cast below! (more...)

20) Photo Flash: Roger Bart, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph and More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at SF Sketchfest
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2013

The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography performed in San Francisco on February 9 and 10 at Marines' Memorial Theatre as part of SF Sketchfest. For the show's fifth visit to SF Sketchfest, co-creators Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel were joined by Maria Bamford (Comedians of Comedy) (Sunday only), Roger Bart ('Desperate Housewives'), Jennifer Coolidge (Best in Show) (Saturday only), Rachel Dratch ('Saturday Night Live'), Janeane Garafalo ('The Ben Stiller Show'), Andy Kindler (Sunday only), Laraine Newman ('Saturday Night Live'), Maya Rudolph ('Up All Night') (Saturday only) and Fred Willard (Waiting For Guffman). (more...)

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