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by BWW News Desk
Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 1/22/2013 - 1/29/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!
| 2) BWW TV Exclusive: Mitchell Jarvis & ROCK OF AGES Cast Tribute Film Classics in A ROCKWORK ORANGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 25, 2013
After completing 23 episodes of the backstage web-series known as 'Rock of Ages Productions', Mitchell Jarvis has completed the final work in the series, 'A Rockwork Orange'. This dark and zany parody of 5 of Jarvis' favorite films, is shot exclusively at intermissions of actual Broadway performances of 'Rock of Ages'. From their tiny dressing rooms tucked away in the bowls of the Helen Hays Theatre, the entire cast is represented in this tiny epic. Check it out below! (more...)
| 3) SOUND OFF: GLEE's Role-Reversing Return
by Pat Cerasaro - January 25, 2013
Last night, GLEE made its big Winter return on FOX with Episode 11 of Season Four, titled "Sadie Hawkins" and a virtually (and sonically) dizzyingly plot-packed and music-bedecked episode written by Ross Maxwell and directed by Bradley Buecker. New characters were introduced, romances were born and furthered and a lot of songs were sung - all in all, a GLEE just right for the midway point of the year. (more...)
| 4) BroadwayGirlNYC: One Night Stand (the film)
by BroadwayGirlNYC - January 25, 2013
Have you heard of the 24 Hour Plays? It's a simple concept that is ridiculously complex to pull off. Every year, a big group of actors, playwrights, and directors volunteer a single day -- 24 full hours -- in which they create a night full of original theatre. It started in 1995 as a group of young theatre-makers who set out toput on a show where, as founder Tina Fallon explains, 'opening night and closing night could be at the same time, so our friends would actually show up'. (more...)
| 7) Photo Coverage: SMASH Billboard Towers Over Times Square
by Walter McBride - January 25, 2013
SMASH makes its long-awaited return to the NBC lineup for a second season on Tuesday, February 5 (9-10 p.m. ET) and will continue in its regular time slot on Tuesday, February 12 (10-11 p.m. ET). Season two will feature a slew of new talent, including Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Nikki Blonski, and more. Check out the SMASH billboard that just went up on 42nd Street below! (more...)
| 9) BWW TV: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 25th Anniversary Arrivals - Sarah Brightman and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 26, 2013
The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince and produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Company, Inc., once again makes theater history when it becomes the first Broadway show ever to celebrate its 25th Anniversary tonight, January 26, 2013. Much of the Phantom family will reunite for this special event, and the current cast will also be a big part of the festivities. Below, watch BroadwayWorld's exclusive footage from tonight's starry arrivals, including the original Christine, Sarah Brightman! (more...)
| 12) BWW TV Exclusive: Cast of ONE NIGHT STAND Chats Fear & Sheer Panic Leading up to Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 23, 2013
At some point or other in their careers, all performers have had the paralyzing dream of freezing on stage, of blanking on their lines before the curtain rises. Add to this the mounting pressure of putting on a show in 24 hours and you'll get a sense of the overwhelming - and often crippling - emotions the star-studded cast of ONE NIGHT STAND faced as they prepared for their debut. Check out the video below as the cast chats combatting their fears before the big opening! (more...)
| 14) BWW TV Exclusive: Preview of ONE NIGHT STAND with Cheyenne Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 22, 2013
ONE NIGHT STAND is a funny, intimate, behind-the-scenes journey from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and television writers, actors, and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. Think A Chorus Line meets Project Runway - a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the camaraderie, the sheer panic and the ultimate thrill of expression. Click through for an exclusive preview of ONE NIGHT STAND! (more...)
| 16) Kristin Chenoweth to Perform in UK for the First Time in Over a Decade on Debut UK Tour this March
by BWW - January 24, 2013
For the first time in over a decade, Kristin Chenoweth, the Emmy and Tony Award winning Broadway star of Wicked and TV's The West Wing, Pushing Daisies and GLEE, returns to the UK, for one week only, in her debut UK concert tour. Premiering at the world renowned London Coliseum on Monday 11th March, before visiting the Manchester Opera House on Wednesday 13th March, Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Friday 15th March and Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Sunday 17th March, the show is an eclectic mix of musical wonderment, reflective of Kristin herself. (more...)
| 17) STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga Sings EMPTY CHAIRS AT EMPTY TABLES
by Stage Tube - January 28, 2013
Now in its 15th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook will celebrate the best in American singing and songwriting starting January 30, 2013. Opening night belongs to Lea Salonga, who captivated Broadway audiences with her debut in Miss Saigon many years ago and has since become the voice of Disney movie princesses as well as starring in other major musicals. Salonga has played both Eponine and Fantine on stage in Les Miserables, and in the video below she takes on yet another role. Check out her rendition of 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables' below! (more...)
| 20) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 26 - Farewell to EVITA, Goodbye to BOOK OF MORMON's Rory O'Malley and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2013
It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature last SIPs from the cast of EVITA, which closes on Broadway today, plus well-wishers from the casts of the LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Tour, NEWSIES, HAIRSPRAY in Concert and THE FANTASTICKS. THE BOOK OF MORMON also says goodbye to Rory O'Malley today, and THE LITTLE MERMAID closes its doors at SPAC. In addition, check out, photos from ANNIE, MARY POPPINS, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, SPIDER-MAN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WEST SIDE STORY, FLASHDANCE, THE WIZARD OF OZ in Toronto, and much more! (more...)