Theater fans had plenty of juicy videos to enjoy this week on Broadway.com, including a preview of Amber Riley’s NYC theatrical debut, a pair of Annie features and more. In case you missed them, catch up with our most-watched videos from October 31 to November 6:
1. Amber Riley in Rehearsal for Cotton Club Parade: Powerhouse Glee vocalist Amber Riley is prepping for her New York stage debut in the Encores! presentation of Cotton Club Parade. Fans eagerly clicked on to hear Riley rehearsing “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” at New York City Center, plus a preview of the fabulous dancers who will join her in this Duke Ellington tuner.
2. Ask a Star With Celia and Andrew-Keenan Bolger: For the second week in a row, our rollicking joint Ask a Star feature with Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) and his star sib Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher) makes the top five. Watch it, and you’ll understand why!
3. Musical Clips from the Broadway Revival of Annie: Can’t wait to hear classic tunes “Maybe,” “Tomorrow” and more? Enjoy these clips of title star Lilla Crawford and the rest of the cast of James Lapine’s eagerly awaited Broadway revival of Annie.
4. Behind the Music With Annie Songwriters Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin: What a treat to hear Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin sing a duet of “NYC” from Annie! This exclusive video includes oodles of dish on the show, but the best part is hearing these talented pros finish each other’s sentences and sing the songs they wrote for a show everybody loves.
5. Follow Me: Backstage at Scandalous with Carolee Carmello, Episode 2: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, video blogger Carolee Carmello chats about the effects of the storm with her Scandalous co-stars, previews Roz Ryan’s rendition of “Natural Woman” on the Today show and offers to answer fans’ questions at a special e-mail address (Caroleequestion@aol.com).