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Broadway Rewind: BONNIE & CLYDE Steals the Spotlight in 2011!Broadway Rewind: BONNIE & CLYDE Steals the Spotlight in 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011 for opening night of Bonnie & Clyde, starring Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan as the title duo. Bonnie & Clyde, featuring music by Frank Wildhorn, opened on December 1 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 36 performances. In the show, two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere became the biggest folk heroes in all America. They craved adventure-and each other. Their names were Bonnie and Clyde and now, this sexy new musical has claimed the Schoenfeld Theatre as its hideout. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: NBC Starts the Hunt for HAIRSRAY LIVE's Tracy Turnblad in 2016!Broadway Rewind: NBC Starts the Hunt for HAIRSRAY LIVE's Tracy Turnblad in 2016!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2020

Today, we are rewinding back to 2016, when NBC first began the hunt for their leading lady, Tracy Turnblad- a part that would ultimately go to newcomer Maddie Baillio. One spring afternoon, hundreds of girls turned up for an open call  to show Telsey + Company what they could do. Watch as some of the ladies talk about why they showed up and hear from casting director Bernie Telsey himself! (more...)
Broadway Rewind: The SMASH Cast Gathers to Celebrate the Premiere in 2011!Broadway Rewind: The SMASH Cast Gathers to Celebrate the Premiere in 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2020

Today, we rewind to 2011, when the whole Smash company (plus supportive members of the Broadway community) gathered at the Museum of Modern Art for an early screening. Watch as they talk about early days of Smash, before it even premiered in 2012! (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Megan Hilty & Katharine McPhee Film Scene from Season One of SMASH in 2011!Broadway Rewind: Watch Megan Hilty & Katharine McPhee Film Scene from Season One of SMASH in 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2020

Bombshell, the show-within-the-show about the life of Marilyn Monroe, was the focus of NBC's Smash, which premiered in February 2012. To celebrate tonight's big event, we're flashing back to our very first on set visit in 2011. Watch as Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee take to Times Square to film 'Cheers (Drink to That)' from Season 1, Episode 9! (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald Bring PORGY & BESS to Broadway!Broadway Rewind: Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald Bring PORGY & BESS to Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012 for the seventh Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess, starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis. The musical opened on January 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it played for 293 performances. Porgy and Bess takes place in Charleston's fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy.  (more...)
Broadway Rewind: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Arrives on Broadway in 2013Broadway Rewind: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Arrives on Broadway in 2013
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Hands on a Hardbody opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The cast included Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Keala Settle, Allison Case, and Dale Soules. For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: MATILDA Gets a Little Bit Naughty on Broadway in 2012!Broadway Rewind: MATILDA Gets a Little Bit Naughty on Broadway in 2012!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2020

Today we rewind to the opening night of Matilda on Broadway in 2012. The musical, which came straight from its Olivier Award-winning run in London, starred Bertie Carvel, Gabriel Ebert, Lesli Margherita, and Lauren Ward with Oona Laurence, Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro in the title role. Matilda would go on the run for 1554 performances at the Shubert Theatre. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: ONCE Falls Slowly to Broadway in 2012!Broadway Rewind: ONCE Falls Slowly to Broadway in 2012!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012 for the opening night of Once! The musical, which ran for 1168 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, starred Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti in the leading roles. ONCE tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.  (more...)
Broadway Rewind: EVITA Brings the Rainbow Tour to Broadway in 2012Broadway Rewind: EVITA Brings the Rainbow Tour to Broadway in 2012
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when the first revival of Evita opened on Broadway. Starring Elena Roger, Ricky Martin, Michael Cerveris and Rachel Potter, Evita ran at the Marquis Theatre for 337 performances. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's most dazzling and beloved score, including 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina,' 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall' and 'High Flying Adored.' (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Rob McClure & Company Arrive on Broadway in CHAPLIN!Broadway Rewind: Rob McClure & Company Arrive on Broadway in CHAPLIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when Chaplin was getting ready to premiere on Broadway. The musical, which played for 135 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, starred Jenn Colella, Christiane Noll, Erin Mackey, Michael McCormick and Rob McClure. From the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood, Chaplin is the showbiz Broadway musical about the silent film legend the world couldn't stop talking about - Charlie Chaplin. The brand new 24-person musical reveals the man behind the legend, the undeniable genius that forever changed the way America went to the movies. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Sutton Foster's Tony-Winning Turn in ANYTHING GOES!Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Sutton Foster's Tony-Winning Turn in ANYTHING GOES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 1, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011 for the third Broadway revival of Anything Goes. Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, Anything Goes starred Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Laura Osnes, and Colin Donnell. The musical ran for 521 performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from NINE with Antonio Banderas, Jane Krakowski and More!Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from NINE with Antonio Banderas, Jane Krakowski and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2020

Today we rewind to the first Broadway revival of Nine in 2003. The musical, which ran for 283 performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, starred Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Chita Rivera, Mary Beth Peil, Mary Stuart Masterson, and more. Nine focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from ALL SHOOK UP, with Cheyenne Jackson & More!Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from ALL SHOOK UP, with Cheyenne Jackson & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2020

Today we rewind to the 2005 production of All Shook Up, which opened on March 24 at the Palace Theatre. The musical, which featured the catalog of Elvis Pressley, starred Cheyenne Jackson, Nikki M. James, and Jenn Gambatese.  (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones!Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2009, when A Little Night Music returned to Broadway for the first Time. The revival, which played at the Walter Kerr Theatre for 425 performances, starred Angela Lansbury, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Erin Davie, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and Aaron Lazar. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, the musical is inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples.  (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from THE PAJAMA GAME, with Kelli O'Hara and Harry Connick Jr.Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from THE PAJAMA GAME, with Kelli O'Hara and Harry Connick Jr.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2020

Today we rewind to the 2006 Roundabout revival of The Pajama Game, starring Kelli O'Hara, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael McKean. The production ran for 129 performances at the American Airlines Theatre. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where workers' demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from HIGH, with Kathleen TurnerBroadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from HIGH, with Kathleen Turner
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011, when Matthew Lombardo's High premiered on Broadway, starring Evan Jonigkeit, Stephen Kunken and  Kathleen Turner. The show played for only 7 performances at the Booth Theatre. The story revolves around a nun, Sister Jamison Connelly, who deals with her sordid past and the people around her with her acerbic wit and wisdom.  (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from PRIVATE LIVES with Kim Cattrall!Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from PRIVATE LIVES with Kim Cattrall!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2020

Today, we rewind to 2011, when the seventh revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives arrived on Broadway starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross. The play opened at the Music Box Theatre on November 17, where it played for 53 performances. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: TUCK EVERLASTING Gets Ready to Enchant on BroadwayBroadway Rewind: TUCK EVERLASTING Gets Ready to Enchant on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2020

Tuck Everlasting played for only 39 performances at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it opened on April 26, 2016. Below, watch as the cast rehearses for Broadway! (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Chita Dance Back to Broadway in THE DANCER'S LIFEBroadway Rewind: Watch Chita Dance Back to Broadway in THE DANCER'S LIFE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2020

Today we rewind to 2005, when Chita Rivera mamboed back to Broadway in the revue based on her life, The Dancer's Life. The musical, which earned Chita her ninth Tony nomination, featured a book by Terrence McNally, original songs by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and additional songs from various other composers' catalogs.  (more...)
Broadway Rewind: FINIAN'S RAINBOW Makes Broadway Look to the Sky in 2009!Broadway Rewind: FINIAN'S RAINBOW Makes Broadway Look to the Sky in 2009!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2020

Today we rewind to 2009, when Finian's Rainbow had its fourth Broadway revival at the St. James Theatre. Starring Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Baldwin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jim Norton and Chuck Cooper, the musical transferred to Broadway following an Encores! production earlier that year. In Finian's Rainbow, An elderly Irishman, Finian, moves to the southern United States with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. Og, a leprechaun, follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human.  (more...)
BWW Rewind: Watch Songs from Laura Benanti's Broadway Debut in THE SOUND OF MUSIC!BWW Rewind: Watch Songs from Laura Benanti's Broadway Debut in THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 1999, when Laura Benanti took over the role of Maria from Rebecca Luker in The Sound of Music. Benanti, who made her Broadway debut the previous year as Luker's understudy, was 19 years old. The revival ran for over a year at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it opened in March 1998. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from MAURITIUS, with Bobby Cannavale, Alison Pill & More!Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from MAURITIUS, with Bobby Cannavale, Alison Pill & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2007, when Tereasa Rebeck's first Broadway show, Mauritius, opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). The play featured a all-star cast, including Alison Pill, F. Murray Abraham, Dylan Baker, Katie Finneran, and Bobby Cannavale in his Broadway debut! The play focuses on two half-sisters, Jackie and Mary, who inherit a stamp collection which might be worth a fortune.  (more...)
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Claire Danes' Broadway Debut in PYGMALIONBroadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Claire Danes' Broadway Debut in PYGMALION
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 30, 2020

Today we rewind to 2007, when Claire Danes made her Broadway debut in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Danes starred opposite Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays and Jay O. Sanders in the revival, which played at the American Airlines Theatre for just over two months in the fall season. (more...)
Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Brings the Barricade Back to Broadway in 2006
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 26, 2020

We also dropped by a rehearsal for Cameron Mackintosh's new production of the landmark musical Les Misérables, directed by John Caird. It starred Alexander Gemignani, Aaron Lazar, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gary Beach and Norm Lewis. Mackintosh told Ridge, 'I'm delighted to have the opportunity. The only thing I never expected or dreamt of was getting such a wonderful cast as this. Everybody we ever dreamt of wanted to be in it. We found some marvelously talented people that we didn't know, and I think it's one of the strongest casts of Les Miz that's ever been anywhere.' (more...)
Broadway Rewind: A CATERED AFFAIR Walks Down the Aisle to BroadwayBroadway Rewind: A CATERED AFFAIR Walks Down the Aisle to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 28, 2020

This episode of Broadway Rewind has BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge dropping by Kleinfeld Bridal to meet the cast of one of Ridge's favorite musicals, A Catered Affair, which featured a book by Harvey Fierstein and a beautiful score by John Bucchino. The musical welcomed back to Broadway Faith Prince and Harvey Fierstein, and the guests were treated to a number from the show by co-stars Leslie Kritzer and Matt Cavanaugh. Fierstein told Ridge, 'The whole experience has been joyful. You bring in these actors who have so easily taken over these roles. Between you and me, you know when you have a show that has a breakout performance, it's unbelievable. We've got three in the show. You've got Faith Prince, who is playing a role she was born to play. No one has seen her do anything like this. Tom Wopat, who has never created a role on Broadway, he has only done revivals, so you are going to see Tom do something he has never done before. Then, Leslie Kritzer, everyone thinks of her as the funny girl, who stole Legally Blonde, and she is just heartbreaking in this.'  (more...)

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