Theater fans look to Broadway.com for the best original video content on the web, and the week of November 13 to November 19 was no exception. Our five most-watched video features included Lesli Margherita’s genius vlog, opening night coverage, previews of hot shows and an episode of The Broadway.com Show. Click below to catch up!
1. Looks Not Books: Behind the Scenes at Matilda With Lesli Margherita, Episode 6: Matilda star Lesli Margherita is in rare form, reading aloud from Patti LuPone’s memoir, dreaming that Matt Doyle is her personal assistant, and taking viewers through a two-show day, plus a pilot audition (Megan Hilty cameo alert!), a walk among Times Square hawkers (Alli Mauzey cameo alert!) and the debut of a Schmackary’s cookie.
2. On the Scene With Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis and More in A Bed and a Chair: When Marsalis met Sondheim, the jazzy result was the Encores! concert A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair. Broadway.com chatted with Jeremy Jordan, Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, jazz singer Cyrille Aimee and director John Doyle at New York City Center about this special event!
3. The Broadway.com Show, Episode 39: After another busy week on the Rialto, Broadway.com reporters offered a cheeky roundup of all the news and features, including a High Five of pop albums that deserve to become musicals, a salute to Star of the Week Mark Rylance, a legendary Smackdown between Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart and more.
4. Little Miss Sunshine Show Tease: Tony nominee Rory O’Malley previews Little Miss Sunshine, the new off-Broadway musical about the Hoover family’s road trip to a children’s beauty pageant. O’Malley, who plays troubled Uncle Frank in the screen-to-stage adaptation, describes audience response to the show and explains why “it’s heaven getting to work on William Finn’s music.”
5. Opening Night of Richard III and Twelfth Night: Broadway.com was on the scene at the Belasco Theatre for a double helping of Shakespeare, as Mark Rylance and an all-male company celebrated opening night of Richard III and Twelfth Night. First-nighters praised Rylance’s brilliance, and the cast chatted the shows and the thrill of acting on Broadway.