Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, April 18, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 FLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines On
by Pat Cerasaro - April 18, 2014

Today, in honor of Holy Week, we shine a special spotlight on one of the most revered and rockin' musicals ever written, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Don't Cry For Her! Christina Aguilera To Sing EVITA In Upcoming BROADWAY 4D Movie?!
by Pat Cerasaro - April 18, 2014

International pop superstar and notable THE VOICE judge Christina Aguilera seems set to be essaying one of the most iconic musical theatre roles of all time according to a new report confirming her casting in a new Broadway-themed film experience called BROADWAY 4D. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More!
by Stage Tube - April 18, 2014

HBO has just released a full trailer fir its highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, which will air on Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts star in a Ryan Murphy film, HBO Films' presentation of THE NORMAL HEART. Check out the trailer below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film Announces Release Dates For Nearly 50 Countries
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Just a day after the release of the highly anticipated first trailer, the JERSEY BOYS movie, directed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has announced the release dates for the film in 49 countries. In addition to premiering in North America on June 20th, JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters worldwide from June through September. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Oh, What a Trailer! 5 Reasons We Already Love the JERSEY BOYS Movie!
by Hilary Kelly - April 18, 2014

The trailer for the upcoming film adaptation was released yesterday, and below, BroadwayWorld shares five reasons that the trailer is making us freak out over the film's June 20th release! Watch the trailer for yourself and check out our favorite parts below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster and More in VIOLET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 18, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell,Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, is currently in previews and officially opens this Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Click below to get a sneak peek at scenes from the show! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Sara Bareilles Shares Look At WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL Reading & Comments On Progress
by Pat Cerasaro - April 18, 2014

Pop hitmaker Sara Bareilles has utilized social media to share news about her upcoming screen-to-stage adaptation of the indie drama WAITRESS according to a series of new posts, including a picture of a recent reading of the new musical. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Musical to Play Old Globe Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Old Globe today announced its 2014-2015 Season, beginning September 13 with the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical with music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Edie Brickell, book by Steve Martin, based on an original story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie makes his Globe debut directing with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!
by 30 Days of NYMF 2012 - April 18, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced exciting casting for their Main Stage productions, along with a several special events for their 2014 Summer Season. On the Main Stage: Festival veterans including Nate Corddry, Holley Fain, Christopher Fitzgerald and Nancy Opel join the cast of June Moon, directed by Jessica Stone (July 2- 13); Justin Long returns to Williamstown, joining Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of Living on Love(July 16 - 26), and theater veterans Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, festival favorite Roger Rees, and more join Chita Rivera in the John Doyle-directed production of The Visit, with choreography by Graciela Daniele (July 31 - August 17). (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Photo Coverage: Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & ACT ONE Cast Celebrate Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - April 18, 2014

The Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, just opened last night, April 17, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The cast features Bob Ari, Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Santino Fontana, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber,Charlotte Maier, Noah Marlowe, Andrea Martin, Greg McFadden, Deborah Offner, Lance Roberts,Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Tony Shalhoub, Jonathan Spivey, Wendy Rich Stetson, Bob Stillman and Amy Warren. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 STAGE TUBE: Good Friday Flashback- Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - April 18, 2014

It's Good Friday, and what better way to reflect on Jesus' death than with musical theatre? In the vintage video below, Broadway favorite and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda performs Jesus' Act II ballad, 'Gethsemane' in his college production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He writes: 'played Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar my freshman year at Wesleyan. I was not yet done with puberty. Screaming ensues.' (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes ACT ONE to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - April 18, 2014

In the video below, the writers of MURDER FOR TWO play one of the songs they definitely wrote from the new Broadway hit, Act One! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Special on HBO
by Stage Tube - April 18, 2014

HBO has confirmed the debut date for BILLY CRYSTAL 700 SUNDAYS, with the special slated to premiere on Saturday, April 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). 700 SUNDAYS is an original two-act play in which Billy plays numerous characters that have influenced who he is today. It deals with his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. It is about family and fate, loving and loss. Check out highlights from the special below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN's Massey, Renee Appear on Talks at Google
by Oliver Oliveros - April 18, 2014

Google's office on Eight Avenue hosted a conversation with Tony Award-winning musical revival PIPPIN's new lead stars Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin) and Ciara Renee (Leading Player), together with original cast members Bethany Moore (Player, Catherine understudy) and Orion Griffiths (Player, Acrobat), earlier today, which was streamed live on YouTube, moderated by Google's Alan Seale and YouTube Next Lab's Mark Douglas. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/18- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - April 18, 2014

Today in 2002, Thoroughly Modern Millie opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Based on the 1967 film of the same name, it tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love - a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. The production subsequently won six 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Sutton Foster. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Criterion Set To Release THE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY, Including Four Movie Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - April 18, 2014

Internationally celebrated auteur Jacques Demy is set to be feted with a retrospective box set from hallowed film preservation and home video label Criterion Collection later this year according to a new listing on the official website. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT Now Available for Licensing Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Dogfight, featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Peter Duchan, is now available for licensing through Music Theatre International. For additional information, visit: http://www.mtishows.com (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ROCKY's Jennifer Mudge
by BWW Staff - April 18, 2014

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Jennifer Mudge, who is starring as 'Gloria' in Rocky- currently playing at the Winter GardenTheatre. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Apr. 18 BWW Reviews: ACT ONE Really Picks Up In Act Two
by Michael Dale - April 18, 2014

James Lapine's adaptation of Moss Hart's classic autobiography is a love letter to Broadway. (more...)


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