Hottest Articles on BWW 5/20/2014 - 5/27/2014
Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 5/20/2014 - 5/27/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!
|1) BWW Interviews: Lea Salonga Talks Il Divo Tour, Allegiance, Miss Saigon, and More!
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2014
The Il Divo 'A Musical Affair' tour played the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on Wednesday night, and after the show, BroadwayWorld Toronto Senior Editor Alan Henry was able to go backstage and chat with a BroadwayWorld favorite - Lea Salonga. Salonga is, of course, best known for originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon (the west end revival had its opening last night), and being the singing voice of two Disney princesses - Mulan and Jasmine. She is joining Il Divo on their international tour. (more...)
|2) Actor Matthew Cowles Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014
Actor and playwright Matthew Cowles passed away on May 22nd. His manager Tsu Tsu Stanton tweeted, '#Matthew Cowles passed away on 5/22.I had the pleasure of being his manager. He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone.' (more...)
|3) Disney's FROZEN ON ICE Heading to an Arena Near You! Tour Dates Announced
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2014
Elsa, Anna, Olaf and the whole gang from the Academy Award winning film will be featured in Frozen's Disney on Ice, kicking off this September in Orlando, FL. (more...)
|4) FLASH FRIDAY: THE NORMAL HEART - Reality To Broadway To HBO
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2014
Today we are turning our attention to one of the most revered and respected plays of the last century in honor of the premiere of the HBO film adaptation this weekend, Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART. (more...)
|5) AMERICAN IDOL Preview: IDOL Needs a Mount Rushmore Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 20, 2014
No matter what happens in tonight's performances, Jena not only deserves to be crowned this season's champ, but IDOL needs her to be crowned this season's champ. It is no secret that the once indomitable singing competition has taken an unceremonious dive in the ratings in recent years. While the show's total numbers are respectable in this proliferated entertainment environment, if the show is ever to reclaim even a piece to its previous status as a cultural touchstone, it needs to again produce a star that reminds America of the show's power. (more...)
|6) FROZEN Becomes #5 Highest Grossing Film Of All Time
by Pat Cerasaro - May 25, 2014
Disney's super-successful animated movie musical FROZEN is now the fifth most successful film of all time. (more...)
|7) Review Roundup: MISS SAIGON Opens in the West End- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - May 22, 2014
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's MISS SAIGON makes its highly anticipated return to London tonight, May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
|8) BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Season 3, Episode 7
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - May 26, 2014
A month has passed, 'Jeremy's Fort' has opened to critical acclaim at Threshold Arts, and Penny (Kate Wetherhead) is still reeling from having Serena (Donna Vivino) find out about her tortured 'relationship' with Aaron (Santino Fontana). Despite their best efforts, not even Tim (Colin Hanlon) or her parents (Beth Leavel and Rick Elice) can lift her out of her funk. Meanwhile, Steven (Stephen Bienskie) and Cameron (Max von Essen) make slow but steady progress in planning an engagement party, and Vincent Savio (Nehal Joshi) is brought face to face with the 'nobodies' promised by Gail (Lindsay Nicole Chmabers) in the first round of auditions for the 'Light Me Up' workshop. Guest stars include Laura Osnes, John Conlee, Maddie Corman, Jenn Harris, Lucas Papaelias, Jenn Colella, Sadie Sink, David Saint and Executive Producer Kevin McCollum! (more...)
|9) BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Season 3, Episode 7 Trailer- with Laura Osnes, Jenn Colella & More!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - May 20, 2014
'Submissions Only,' Broadway's favorite webseries, is back with a new episode in just a few days! Episode 7 of Submissions Only's new third season will air at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, May 26, and be available to view on demand at any time throughout the day on Monday. Check out a trailer below! (more...)
|10) Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014
|11) Amber Riley, Ariana Grande & More Set for DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Finale Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014
After nine weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the Cha Cha to the Foxtrot to the Viennese Waltz and beyond, Amy Purdy & Derek Hough, Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas, and James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd remain in the competition, but only one couple will be crowned 'Dancing With The Stars' champion. The show's Season Finale is TONIGHT, MAY 20 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)
|12) Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE!
by Jennifer Broski - May 21, 2014
Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, GREASE. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 28 through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)
|13) AFTER MIDNIGHT to Open TONYS, Sting, Carole King to Perform? More Tony Details!
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014
Michael Riedel has revealed details into what's ahead for Broadway's biggest night - the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, which will be broadcast live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on June 8th on CBS. (more...)
|14) Mark Ruffalo Discusses Theatre Vs. Film In Relation To HBO's THE NORMAL HEART
by Pat Cerasaro - May 25, 2014
Acclaimed stage and screen star Mark Ruffalo opens up about his role in the hotly anticipated HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning drama THE NORMAL HEART as part of a new interview. (more...)
|15) Lindsay Lohan Hoping to Make West End Debut in a Play?
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014
A new article in the UK's Sunday Times details the trials and tribulations of an interviewer for that paper being canceled on repeatedly over a number of weeks by troubled starlet, Lindsay Lohan. But, why did Lohan want to talk to an arts journalist in the first place? He reveals that 'April was a month of telling people I might have to leave at any minute. Apparently, she wanted to speak to Culture because she wants to be on stage, in the West (more...)
|16) Lea Michele Reveals 'Exciting First Meetings' for FUNNY GIRL Broadway Revival
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014
Lea Michele stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and revealed that she and GLEE creator Ryan Murphy have had 'exciting first meetings with a fabulous director' for an upcoming Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL. (more...)
|17) BWW TV: Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess and Jeremy Hays Sing from PHANTOM at STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2014
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines and hosted by Norm Lewis, brought the best of Broadway to Shubert Alley this morning, featuring numbers from nearly 25 shows, which were accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture the alley-shaking performances, including Sierra Boggess and Jeremy Hays performing 'All I Ask of You' and Lewis singing 'Music of the Night'. Below is our first footage of Boggess and Lewis singing songs from the show! (more...)
|18) Review Roundup Part II - HBO's THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2014
|19) STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Teases Surprise Broadway Guests in New 2014 Tonys Promo
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014
Host Hugh Jackman promises some of Broadway's best will join him onstage for the 2014 Tony Awards, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on Sunday, June 8th, in a just-released promo from CBS. Check it out below! (more...)
|20) Idina Menzel & Josh Gad Discover Possible FROZEN 2 Storyline Backstage at IF/THEN
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2014
Oscar winning composer Kristen Anderson Lopez shared a photo on Twitter taken backstage at Broadway's IF/THEN, featuring the show's star Idina Menzel along with her 'Frozen' co-star Josh Gad (more...)