Broadway.com vloggers Lesli Margherita and Drew Gehling led the way in this week’s most watched video features, followed by a pair of play previews and an opening night celebration starring a pair of iconic stars. Click below to see the top five videos from November 27 through December 3.
1. Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda With Lesli Margherita, Episode 8: Don’t let the fun end! That’s what Matilda star Lesli Margherita begged at the close of what was supposed to be her final video blog, which began with prep for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and a sassy Q&A session with fans. Luckily, Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek gave the go-ahead for more vlogs!
2. Hit Maker: Behind the Scenes at Jersey Boys With Drew Gehling, Episode 4: It’s magic time backstage at Jersey Boys as vlogger Drew Gehling watches castmate Miles Aubrey do coin tricks, takes fans on a tour of the basement of the August Wilson Theatre and does a quick change with Peter Gregus to collect money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
3. On the Scene at the Press Preview of Machinal: Rebecca Hall, Michael Cumpsty, Morgan Spector and Suzanne Bertish preview Roundabout’s revival of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, the true story of a 1920s woman who faces the electric chair after killing her husband. Find out why this timeless play attracted Hall to make her Broadway debut.
4. On the Scene at Opening Night of Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land: Our favorite “Sirs,” Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, celebrate opening night of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land alongside co-stars Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley, and Broadway.com talks with them and their many famous fans.
5. The Preacher and the Shrink Show Tease: Fans were intrigued by Tom Galantich’s Show Tease of Merle Good’s off-Broadway drama The Preacher and the Shrink, which he terms a “modern-day tragedy” centering around how families struggle to communicate. Galantich (who plays the title cleric) co-stars with Dee Hoty at the Beckett Theatre, through January 4.