January has been a surprisingly busy month on Broadway, and coverage of two starry openings made the list of Broadway.com’s most-watched videos for the week of January 16 through January 22. Topping the charts? Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek’s in-depth Show People chat with handsome Broadway vet Jeremy Jordan.
1. Show People With Smash Star Jeremy Jordan: Jeremy Jordan, the fast-rising star of Bonnie & Clyde and Newsies, previews his role as a self-centered songwriter on season two of Smash and marvels at all the good things that have come his way (including marriage!) in the past year.
2. Word of Mouth Reviews of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Broadway.com critics Brittany, Ruth and Elissa share their view of the starry revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof featuring Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker as Maggie and Brick. Were our reviewers riveted by Tennessee Williams’ melodrama?
3. Opening Night Coverage of Picnic: Broadway.com headed to the American Airlines Theatre on opening night of Picnic to chat with Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan and the rest of the cast and find out their real-life favorite picnic foods! Click on for a preview of William Inge’s classic small-town drama.
4. I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll With Flashdance’s Rachelle Rak, Episode 3: “Tits and teeth, chest up, bite the apple!” In part three of her irresistible road vlog, Flashdance star Rachelle Rak defines the all-purpose term “Cha-Cha Puus” and shows off the sights of St. Louis and Louisville.
5. Behind the Scenes at The Last Five Years Photo Shoot: Broadway.com got an exclusive look at the first photo shoot featuring Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor, stars of Second Stage’s forthcoming revival of The Last Five Years, plus a chat with the stars about the first NYC revival of the show.