Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 VIDEO: Kristen Bell Sings as Mary Poppins in New FUNNY OR DIE Parody!
by TV News Desk - July 24, 2014

Below, check out Kristen Bell as iconic nanny Mary Poppins in an all new Funny or Die spoof! In the video, Mary Poppins is quitting her post as overseer of the Banks children. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 John Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of Arts
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will be live streamed at WH.gov/Live. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie to Be Featured at Toronto International Film Festival in September!
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival has just announced that Richard LaGravenese's film adaptation of the Jason Robert Brown musical The Last Five Years will be a part of this year's event, taking place September 4-14, 2014. Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick lead the highly anticipated big screen version. For additional infomation, visit: http://tiff.net (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 BWW Recap: Did SYTYCD's Top-16 Episode Feature the Show's Sexiest Routine Ever? Updated & with Pictures
by Matt Tamanini - July 24, 2014

Ok, after our Celebrity Guest-Recapper Natalie Weiss was absolutely on fire last week, I figured I had to step up my game tonight. So, as I did last year, I will be live updating tonight's Top-16 Episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. So, after every routine hit refresh, and I will have details and my Mini-Review for each. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 BWW Exclusive: OSU Music Alums, Teachers, Parents Sound Off on Marching Band Sex Scandal - Is Jon Waters a Scapegoat?
by Christina Mancuso - July 25, 2014

As BWW reported yesterday, The Ohio State University has fired Band Director Jon Waters citing 'serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band.' The findings showed that conduct of the band and staff 'is inconsistent with the University's values and Title IX requirements.' (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Photo Flash: First Look at Jeremy Jordan, Laura Michelle Kelly and More in Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, will be presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the new musical began previews July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. If all goes well, the musical is slated to hit Broadway Spring 2015. Check out a first look below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 WICKED Trifecta! Eden Espinosa & Shoshana Bean With Idina Menzel At IF/THEN
by Pat Cerasaro - July 22, 2014

A trifecta of terrifically talented triple-threats famous for their headlining role in Oz-themed mega-hit WICKED convened backstage at the new Broadway musical IF/THEN this weekend - Eden Espinosa and Shoshanna Bean congratulated the show's star and original WICKED Tony Award winner Idina Menzel. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Just In From the Musicians Union: Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Threatens Lockout and Cancellation of Season
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians are dismayed that Peter Gelb has pursued a cynical strategy calculated to result in a lockout of his artists and craftspeople and imperil the upcoming Met Opera season. His callousness, combined with his attempt to cover up his failed management and lack of artistic vision that has resulted in declining audiences and plummeting ticket sales, jeopardizes the livelihoods of his employees and the many businesses in New York City's cultural sector and the Lincoln Center area that depend on the Metropolitan Opera for their incomes. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Sneak Peek Of Jeremy Jordan Onstage In FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - July 23, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in rehearsals, set for their first preview this week, and a preliminary sneak peek of Jeremy Jordan onstage is now available to view. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Lady Gaga Sings PAL JOEY In New Tony Bennett Duets Album Live Tease
by Pat Cerasaro - July 28, 2014

Iconic crooner Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new standards duets album and a new live tease of Gaga performing a showstopper from PAL JOEY is now available to view. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 VIDEO: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings Actual Yahoo Answers on FALLON!
by TV News Desk - July 24, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returned to once again sing some actual Yahoo! Answers. Watch the hilarity below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Breaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY,written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 24 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 VIDEO: Look Out Idina & Kristin! YouTubers Present All-Male Medley of WICKED Songs
by Stage Tube - July 22, 2014

Below, check out YouTube stars Peter Hollens and Nick Pitera in a male-only medley of songs from the Broadway musical WICKED! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Gary Barlow Previews FINDING NEVERLAND Title Tune
by Pat Cerasaro - July 25, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in previews out of town and a preliminary sneak peek of the score for the show is now available to hear. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Just In From the Musicians Union: Met Orchestra Musicians Blame Peter Gelb; Detail Plan to Save $20M
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians today have commenced negotiations with Met Opera management including General Manager Peter Gelb. The union and the musicians released the attached report detailing the failed management and flawed artistic vision of Gelb during his 8-year tenure at the helm of the Met. The report analyzes the dismal reception of Gelb's expensive new productions by opera critics and patrons and also recommends specific strategies the Met could employ to save $20 Million annually by curtailing Gelb's lavish spending and realizing scheduling efficiencies. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 BWW TV: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoofs LES MIZ, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More at Barnes & Noble!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 26, 2014

DRG Records just kicked off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, yesterday at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). The cast along with writer/creator and director Gerard Alessandrini and longtime Forbidden Broadway illustrator and CD cover artist Ken Fallin, were on hand to sign the CD and for performances. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the special event below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 Tom Hiddleston's Shakespeare-Themed Jaguar Ad Banned In UK
by Pat Cerasaro - July 23, 2014

Stage superstar and rising screen standout Tom Hiddleston leads a new short film promoting luxury car brand Jaguar titled THE ART OF VILLAINY, reciting Shakespeare while manning a sports car, and the ad has now been banned in the UK. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 MTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Women's Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW 7/22/2014 - 7/29/2014 BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - July 27, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Pippin princes of past and present- current leading man Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein, who originated the role in 1972 and is now back playing 'Charles'. Watch as they discuss the challenges of the role, how the show has changed since the original production, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)


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