CELEBRITY BUZZ: Jeremy Jordan Sings "Let It Go," Upcoming Movie Musicals, Kelli O'Hara, Denzel Washington, Idina Menzel and a Look at the Musicals of the 2013-14 Broadway Season

By Jared Clough
April 5, 2014

Check out the latest celebrity interviews, features, news and multimedia from Playbill.com this week.



From First Date to Cabaret, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Musicals
With the 2013-14 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 24 is the cut-off date for eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a four-part look at the current season. First up are the musicals.

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 29-April 4: If/Then Opens and Raisin Receives Glowing Reviews

WATCH: Jeremy Jordan Performs "Let It Go" at MCC's Miscast Gala

Playbill.com's Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations

Game Changers: The Broadway Musicals That Shaped the Art Form
Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a list of productions that changed the art form of the Broadway musical.

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Day at Walnut Street Theatre's Arsenic and Old Lace With New Mom Jennie Eisenhower

"How Very": Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy on Collaboration and Competition While Writing Heathers: The Musical
Tony nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy winner Kevin Murphy, writers of Heathers: The Musical, chat with Playbill.com about working together and revisiting high school as teenage girls.

WATCH: Carole King Surprises Cast of Broadway Musical Beautiful

Delightful Guys and Dolls Benefit Concert, With Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Patrick Wilson and Sierra Boggess, Plays Carnegie Hall
The oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York floated into Carnegie Hall last night, with that staid historic venue hosting a one-night-only concert version of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls for its annual benefit.

From Judy Garland to Idina Menzel: Broadway's Leading Ladies Get Animated
In part one of Playbill's tour through Broadway stars who have been animated, we take a look at the leading ladies, from cats voiced by Judy Garland and Carol Channing, to a chicken with the voice of Audra McDonald.

WATCH: Highlights From The Most Happy Fella Starring Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson and Shuler Hensley

STAGE PORTRAIT: Tony Winner Idina Menzel in If/Then

DIVA TALK: A Conversation With Four-Time Tony Nominee and Bridges of Madison County Star Kelli O'Hara

PHOTO SPECIAL: Act One Stars Share Their First Broadway Experiences
The life of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart has arrived on the stage in the form of the new Broadway play Act One, adapted and directed by James Lapine. In a tip of the hat to the theatrical memoir, cast members share their earliest Broadway memories.

WATCH: Highlights From If/Then Starring Idina Menzel

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: A Raisin in the Sun — Deferring Denzel's Dream
Playbill.com offers a behind-the-scenes look at opening night of the Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway Revival of A Raisin in the Sun Starring Denzel Washington

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: On the Yellow Brick Road With Adam Sergison and the North American Tour of The Wizard of Oz

Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson and Shuler Hensley Present a Glowing Most Happy Fella at Encores!
City Center Encores! presented the opening night of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella April 2. Playbill.com was there.

The Verdict: Critics Review Encores! Most Happy Fella With Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson and Shuler Hensley

WATCH: Highlights From Broadway Backwards with Jonathan Groff, Norm Lewis, Billy Porter and Patricia Morison

Matt Doyle and Allison Scagliotti Bring Life to the Afterlife in Off-Broadway's Jasper in Deadland
Stage actor Matt Doyle and screen actress Allison Scagliotti are the conflicted teenagers who venture through the underworld in Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster's Jasper in Deadland.

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Tony Nominee Alison Fraser Picks Her Favorite Songs of the 30s and 40s

The Story of Spelvin: A History of Broadway's Long-Running Acting Legend
Playbill relaunches a theatregoing tradition with the Spelvin Society. We look back at the history of the "insider" society and the mystery man of the stage for whom it was named

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Singer-Actress Roslyn Kind Shares Her Theatregoing Experience

Sasha Allen, Jeremy Jordan, Nicole Parker and More Offer Exciting Miscast Concert
MCC held its annual benefit featuring the popular Miscast revue, where Broadway stars sings song from musical roles in which they would be miscast. This year's gala, held at Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, was in honor of Allison Janney and was hosted by Victor Garber.

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: If/Then — Chance/Choice, and Which Will Win?
The new Broadway musical If/Then, starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, opened on Broadway March 30. Playbill.com was there.

Broadway Grosses: March 24-30

Tony Nominee Colman Domingo Returns to the Stage in Celebration of Writer James Baldwin
Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo will join Bill T. Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, Stew and more for the Live Arts Festival April 23-27.

PLAYBILL POLL: Who Would You Like to See Play Nick Arnstein in a Broadway Revival of Funny Girl? Readers Respond
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter.

"Don't Speak!": Tony Nominee Marin Mazzie Takes On Bullets Over Broadway's Diva Helen Sinclair
Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie chats with Playbill.com about playing Broadway diva Helen Sinclair in the new musical Bullets Over Broadway.

STAGE VIEWS: Broadway and The King and I Star Michele Ragusa

F. Murray Abraham's Golden Age: The Threepenny Opera Actor's Late-in-Life Renaissance
Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham, currently performing in The Threepenny Opera at Atlantic Theater Company, chats with Playbill.com about his lengthy career and recent resurgence of Off-Broadway performances.

STAGE PORTRAIT: The Most Happy Fella Stars Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Benanti and Shuler Hensley

Two Shakespearean Actors, Separated By Three Centuries — Adrian Lester Plays Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet
British stage star Adrian Lester talks with Playbill.com about playing Ira Aldridge in the American premiere of Red Velvet.

Broadway Rush, Lottery and Standing Room Only Policies

Schedule of Upcoming Broadway Shows

Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows