Hottest Articles on BWW 6/24/2014 - 7/1/2014

July 1
11:00 AM 2014
Below are's most popular articles from 6/24/2014 - 7/1/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) Breaking News: Shia LaBeouf Escorted Out of CABARET in Handcuffs
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2014

This just in... First reported via both audience, and cast member reports on social media and then confirmed by, actor Shia LaBeouf was escorted out of Roundabout's production of Cabaret at Studio 54 during the show's intermission in handcuffs. (more...)

2) Meshach Taylor Passes Away at 67
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2014

Emmy Award-winning actor Meshach Taylor passed away late last night, June 28. His agent, Dede Binder, said the cause was colorectal cancer. His son told the LA Times that Taylor was in hospice care at his family's home and surrounded by loved ones when he died at 10:47 p.m. (more...)

3) FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - June 27, 2014

Today we are saluting a versatile and unique figure in theatre history who grew up as the daughter of one of the most important composers in musical theatre and contributed recognizable and fondly remembered works of her own, as well - Mary Rodgers Guettel. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Watch Steamy Highlights from BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD!
by Stage Tube - June 24, 2014

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, a luscious, modern-day mix tape of sensual sights and sounds featuring 170 of New York's sexiest dancers, celebrated its move to a new home on Sunday, June 22, 2014 by raising $1,386,105 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Click below to watch scintillating highlights from the event! (more...)

5) Photo Coverage: Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast Celebrate 100th Performance at Richard Rodgers Theatre!
by Walter McBride - June 26, 2014

Idina Menzel, LaChanze, Jenn Colella and the company of Broadway's If/Then just celebrated a special milestone at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The company gathered backstage and marked the musical's 100th performance with cake, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out photos below! (more...)

6) UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Released from Jail Following Arraignment
by Movies News Desk - June 27, 2014

LaBeouf has been released today from the holding cell where he spent the night following a night of disruptive behavior at Broadway's Cabaret. (more...)

7) Broadway Composer Mary Rodgers Guettel Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2014

Mary Rodgers Guettel died at her home in Manhattan this morning after a long illness, according to her son Alec Guettel. She was 83 years old. (more...)

8) BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 25, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 - 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights of the cast in action! (more...)

9) Josh Groban Talks 2015 Broadway Debut, FROZEN 2, Sondheim, Etc. In New Fan Q&A
by Pat Cerasaro - June 28, 2014

Music superstar, acclaimed concert performer and vocalist Josh Groban follows up his acclaimed solo album ALL THAT ECHOES with a new tour kicking off later this summer, and fans recently had the chance to interact with the star himself via a new Facebook Q&A in which he addressed a wide range of possibilities he is considering - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, FROZEN 2 and more included. (more...)

10) Liza Minnelli's Rep Sends LaBeouf CABARET DVD
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2014

It's a well-known fact that Liza Minnelli loves Cabaret. She starred in the Bob Fosse film adaptation of the musical in 1972, which won eight Oscars. And she was perhaps the most excited person in the world when she heard it was coming back to Broadway. As BWW previously reported, she remarked, 'The 1998 production of Cabaret, by Sam and Rob, is coming back to Broadway this month. With Alan! And with no less than Michelle Williams, who's always so beautiful on the big screen, as Sally. Just like last time, Studio 54 will be turned into the Kit Kat Klub. And I will be there opening night.' (more...)

11) Matt Bomer, Chris Colfer Among Top 10 Hottest LGBT Stars
by TV News Desk - June 27, 2014

Matt Bomer, who most recently starred in HBO's television adaptation of 'The Normal Heart', and GLEE star Chris Colfer are among the 10 most hottest LGBT celebrities (more...)

12) BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & IF/THEN's LaChanze!
by Broadway Quick Change - June 24, 2014, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the dressing room of LaChanze, who is currently starring as 'Kate' in If/Then on Broadway! (more...)

13) BWW TV: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Gives Shia LaBeouf a Piece of His Mind in CABARET Parody
by Randy Rainbow - June 29, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! On June 26, Shia LaBeouf was escorted out of Rounabout Theatre's revival of Cabaret in handcuffs for smoking inside the theater and engaging in other disruptive behavior. In this edition, Randy created a hilarious Cabaret parody video of the events and gives him a piece of his mind. When LaBeouf was asked to leave, he refused and then threatened the officers and people on the sidewalk outside. If anyone can tell LaBeouf how it is, Randy Rainbow can. (more...)

14) BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - Wigging Out
by Guest Blogger: James Beaman - June 26, 2014

My visit to the Massachusetts Historical Society was so fascinating that I had to devote two vlog posts to it! Librarian Peter Drummey and his colleague Sara Georgini know as much about the show 1776 as they do about the true history and the real John Adams. And they have great affection for the musical, pointing out some of the departures from the true story the writers took in creating a dramatically pleasing piece of theatre. (more...)

15) BWW TV: Watch Highlights from TARZAN at the Muny with Nicholas Rodriguez, Kate Rockwell & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 26, 2014

The Muny presents the second show of its 96th season, TARZAN, directed by John Tartaglia, choreographed by Chris Bailey, with musical direction by Rick Bertone. Nicholas Rodriguez stars in the title role, with Kate Rockwell co-starring as Jane. Joining them are Quentin Earl Darrington as Kerchack, Katie Thompson as Kala, Gregory Haney as Terk,Ken Page as Porter, Michael James Reed as Clayton, Spencer Jones as Young Tarzan, and Nathaniel Mahone as Young Terk. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

16) Breaking News: Ken Watanabe to Star Opposite Kelli O'Hara in Bartlett Sher's 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I!
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

17) Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar and More in Sting's Broadway-Bound THE LAST SHIP!
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, opens tomorrow at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. THE LAST SHIP will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

18) They've Got Magic To Do! Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig & Original Broadway Cast Member John Rubinstein to Lead PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced casting for the U.S. national tour which launches in Denver at the Buell Theatre. (more...)

19) JERSEY BOYS Movie Soundtrack Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - June 24, 2014

The soundtrack for the forthcoming big screen edition of Tony Award-winning jukebox musical JERSEY BOYS is now available to order on iTunes. (more...)

20) Review Roundup: Sting's Broadway-Bound THE LAST SHIP
by Review Roundups - June 26, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winnerBrian Yorkey, opened at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. THE LAST SHIP will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. (more...)


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