Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, April 10, 2016 - Sunday, April 10, 2016. Catch up below!

1) STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Discusses Making HAMILTON Cast Members Laugh Onstage
by Stage Tube - April 10, 2016

Jonathan Groff, otherwise known as King George III the Second, visited The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon this week. In this segment, he talks about his various attempts to make fellow cast members, particularly Lin-Manuel Miranda, laugh during performances. Check out the video here! (more...)

2) Exclusive: Broadway Siblings Sydney and Jake Lucas, Arielle and Adam Jacobs, and the Keenan-Bolgers on National Siblings Day and More!
by Alan Henry - April 10, 2016

Today is National Siblings Day and to celebrate BroadwayWorld tracked down three sets of Broadway siblings to chat about how performing and producing has affected their sibling dynamic! We sat down with Broadway's Sydney and Jake Lucas, Adam and Arielle Jacobs, and performing trio Andrew, Maggie, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. (more...)

3) BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge, featuring the Great David Tennant!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 10, 2016

He's played everything from Hamlet to Doctor Who; from Barty Crouch Jr. to Zebediah Kilgrave. Now he's taking on one of Shakespeare's greatest characters, and he's doing it right here in New York City, David Tennant is currently making his US stage debut in BAM's sold out run of Richard II, as a part of the King & Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle Of Kings series. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Brings NEWSIES Back to Broadway at DISASTER
by Alan Henry - April 10, 2016

The celebrity appearances keep coming at DISASTER! Last night Jeremy Jordan brought NEWSIES back to The Nederlander Theatre on Broadway to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity fights aids! Accompanied by Seth Rudetsky on the piano - Jordan performed 'Santa Fe.' Click to watch the video below! (more...)

5) BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 10, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will make her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is a a two-week engagement, running April 19-30. For tickets, visit: (more...)

6) Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company.  (more...)

7) BWW Review: Cara Reichel and Peter Mills' DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES, A Compelling Musical of a Renaissance Composer
by Michael Dale - April 10, 2016

The new musical is inspired by the life of visionary composer, and murderer, Carlo Gesualdo. (more...)

8) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 11-17, Featuring Lea Salonga and More!
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Lea Salonga at 54 Below; Christopher Timson in #TBT: A Chubby Boy's Guide to Growing Up Normal; DUETS With The Write Teacher(s) - Volume 3; Joe Iconis and Family; and The Lion King Company in The Lion Sings Tonight. (more...)

9) Photo Coverage: Betsy Wolfe Joins Paulo Szot for His Final Performance at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - April 10, 2016

Back by popular demand, audiences swooned as the Tony-winning star of South Pacific headlined with a brand new show for the limited 5-night engagement. With his music director Billy Stritch, Paulo brought the romantic songs of the American Songbook and his Brazilian roots to the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below. Betsy Wolfe joined Paulo Szot for the final performance of his current show at Feinstein's/54 Below, and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out the photos below! (more...)

10) BWW Personality Quiz: Will You and Your Siblings Succeed Together on Broadway?
by Louisa Brady - April 10, 2016

Today is National Siblings Day! You might have seen BroadwayWorld's exclusive Broadway siblings feature posted earlier today. Now that you've learned all about the Keenan-Bolger, Jacobs, and the Lucas families, it's time to find out if you and YOUR sibling(s) will make it together on Broadway one day! Take the quiz below to find out! (more...)

11) Tony Award Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp to Present New Work at the Joyce Theater This Summer
by Louisa Brady - April 10, 2016

According to The New York Times, Tony Award winning choreographer Twyla Tharp will present her latest work this summer at the Joyce Theater. The work is currently untitled and is 'a dramatic piece set to a late Beethoven quartet.' Ms. Tharp is currently the artist in residence at the theatre.  (more...)

12) Photo Coverage: First Look at BLUE MAN GROUP's First-Ever World Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - April 10, 2016

Although the BLUE MAN GROUP has already toured the world twice via its 'Complex World Tour' (2003) and 'How to Be a Megastar Tour 2.0' (2008-2009), these previous engagements, which featured other performing artists Tracy Bonham and DJ Mike Relm, were meant to promote the group's albums and not the immersive theatrical experience these iconic Blue Men are known for. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/10/16- NINE
by Stage Tube - April 10, 2016

Today in 2003, the first Broadway revival of Nine opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 283 performances. Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8½. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and is facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals. (more...)

14) BWW's On This Day - April 10, 2016
by - April 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

15) VIDEO: BLUE MAN GROUP Kicks Off 25th Anniversary World Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - April 10, 2016

Although the BLUE MAN GROUP has already toured the world twice via its 'Complex World Tour' (2003) and 'How to Be a Megastar Tour 2.0' (2008-2009), these previous engagements, which featured other performing artists Tracy Bonham and DJ Mike Relm, were meant to promote the group's albums and not the immersive theatrical experience these iconic Blue Men are known for. (more...)

16) Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 10
by Audition Roundup - April 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 10, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

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