Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, June 20, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- A Riff is a Sound Your Throat Makes
by Breaking Down the Riffs - June 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down riffs of Leona Lewis with Laura Osnes. Check out the full episode below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Review Roundup: JERSEY BOYS Hits the Big Screen- UPDATED!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 20, 2014

The big screen adaptation of Broadway's Tony Award winning musical JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters tomorrow, June 20th. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Controversy Explodes Over TUTS' Changes to HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014

TUTS Undergound, an exciting new venture from Theatre Under the Stars, is currently presenting Houston audiences with the Texas Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. According to a recent blog by Howard Sherman, the production varies greatly from the show that ran on Broadway just last year, as director Bruce Lumpkin made significant changes to the show without first consulting the authors. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 FLASH FRIDAY: Big Boys Don't Cry! JERSEY BOYS Hits The Big Screen
by Pat Cerasaro - June 20, 2014

Today we are saluting the 1960s music industry-themed Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is set to hit the big screen in movie theaters nationwide this weekend, JERSEY BOYS. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Review Roundup: SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Review Roundups - June 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened SIDE SHOW in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater on June 19, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 TUTS Releases Official Statement; Cancels Remaining HANDS ON A HARDBODY Shows
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014

TUTS Undergound, an exciting new venture from Theatre Under the Stars, is currently presenting Houston audiences with the Texas Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. According to a recent blog by Howard Sherman, the production varies greatly from the show that ran on Broadway just last year, as director Bruce Lumpkin made significant changes to the show without first consulting the authors. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 THE NORMAL HEART, Matt Bomer, BREAKING BAD, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK & More Win at 2014 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - Full List!
by TV News Desk - June 20, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) presents the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which are being broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT) and hosted by actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Cedric is currently the star, co-creator and executive producer of the hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land as well as one of the stars of The Original Kings of Comedy. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 THE KING AND I Revival Still Seeking a Leading Lady?
by Louisa Brady - June 20, 2014

Though it had previously seemed inevitable that O'Hara would appear as Anna next spring on Broadway, it is impossible to know for certain yet. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 STAGE TUBE: STAR WARS Gets Disney Musical Treatment!
by Stage Tube - June 20, 2014

What happens when Star Wars collides with Disney? Star Wars Musical is a parody of Episode IV: A New Hope, adapting Classic Disney songs, including "A Whole New World" and "When You Wish Upon a Star", and mashing them up with John Williams' Star Wars Themes. Dedicated fans, actors, and film professionals have come together to create this ultimate love letter that celebrates fandoms across different worlds in a combination live action/animated film. Check out the spoof (which is currently on its way to going viral) below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 STAGE TUBE: Look at the Freaks! Watch Scenes from SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - June 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents SIDE SHOW, which runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater now through July 13, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show, plus close-ups of the company performing 'Come Look at the Freaks' and 'Who Will Love Me As I Am?'! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - June 20, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out photos from inside the after party below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Cease and Desist Sent to HANDS ON A HARDBODY at TUTS; Plus Other Updates
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014

TUTS Undergound, an exciting new venture from Theatre Under the Stars, is currently presenting Houston audiences with the Texas Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. According to a recent blog by Howard Sherman, the production varies greatly from the show that ran on Broadway just last year, as director Bruce Lumpkin made significant changes to the show without first consulting the authors. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Christian Borle, Megan Hilty Lead Voice Cast of Disney Jr's LUCKY DUCK, Out Today
by TV News Desk - June 20, 2014

Broadway and television stars Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanaugh lead the voice cast of the animated 'Lucky Duck,' the first Disney Junior Original Movie. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 VIDEO: Anne Hathaway, Darren Criss & Many More Featured in New 'Let Girls Learn' PSA
by TV News Desk - June 20, 2014

Anne Hathaway, Darren Criss, Jennifer Garner and many more A-list celebrities joined forces with the U.S. government to launch 'Let Girls Learn, an initiative whose goal is to provide a quality education to young women around the world. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Photo Coverage: Inside HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Jennifer Broski - June 20, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 BWW Review: Confrontational HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Channels Anger Into Art
by Michael Dale - June 20, 2014

Despite a weak book, director Kenny Leon's daring theatre piece utilizing the lyrics of Tupac Shakur is an exciting dramatic work. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 20, 2014

The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to celebrate. Below, check out interviews with Valisia LeKae, Sam Rockwell, Condola Rashad, Constantine Maroulis and more! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Cast Celebrates 500th Performance!
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots just celebrated its 500th Performance yesterday, June 19th at the Hirschfeld Theatre. With a Tony Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots opened on April 4, 2013 and continues to play to standing-room-only crowds nightly. The show, which has broken all box office records at the Hirschfeld Theatre, recouped its costs in October 2013, after just 30 weeks on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage at the milestone performance below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Broadway's Kenita Miller and More to Star in PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL at NYMF, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Propaganda! The Musical a world premiere musical Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera & Matt Webster. Nathan Brewer directs a cast of 10, including MaryJoanna Grisso (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Nick Mason, Kenita Miller* (Bway: Xanadu, The Color Purple), Kenny Morris* (Bway: Hairspray, Les Miserables), Benjiman Dallas Redding (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Shaun Repito (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Dale Sampson*, Beth Cheryl Tarnow*, and Jillian Wallach (Nat. Tour: Legally Blonde). Propaganda! The Musical is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 20 Review Roundup - Roman Polanski's VENUS IN FUR Hits Theaters
by BWW Special Coverage - June 20, 2014

Roman Polanskis' film adaptation of VENUS IN FUR, based upon the Tony Award-winning play by David Ives hits theaters today. The film stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric and made its world premiere in Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival. (more...)


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