Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Monday, June 23, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Breaking News: Following Outcry About INTO THE WOODS Changes; Stephen Sondheim Releases Statement
by BWW Special Coverage - June 23, 2014

Following an explosive Internet reaction to comments that Stephen Sondheim made in front of a group of high school drama teachers, first reported by The New Yorker, the legendary composer and lyricist has released a statement to explain and clarify what was previously reported. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Photo Coverage: Brandon Rubendall & BROADWAY BARES Company Channels Elvis at ROCK HARD!
by Walter McBride - June 23, 2014

Broadway's SEXIEST night, just blasted the roof off of its brand new home at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday, as they honored the best of rock and pop music in Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! In the SEXY photos below, get an inside look at Brandon Rubendall as he channels the King himself in a special Elvis number! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Photo Coverage: Broadway Strips Down! Inside BROADWAY BARES' Rock Hard Opening Number!
by Walter McBride - June 23, 2014

Broadway's SEXIEST night, just blasted the roof off of its brand new home at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom last night as they honored the best of rock and pop music in Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the steamy opening number! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BARES Rocks Hard to Metallica!
by Walter McBride - June 23, 2014

Broadway's SEXIEST night, just blasted the roof off of its brand new home at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday, as they honored the best of rock and pop music in Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the hardest rocking portion of the evening- a Metallica number! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD Takes on Michael Jackson!
by Walter McBride - June 23, 2014

Broadway's SEXIEST night, just blasted the roof off of its brand new home at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday, as they honored the best of rock and pop music in Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! In the SEXY photos below, get an inside look at the special Michael Jackson number! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 NEWSIES Says Goodbye & Announces Tour With Spirited New Retrospective Video
by Pat Cerasaro - June 23, 2014

Multi-Tony Award-winning screen-to-stage musical hit NEWSIES announced its closing date earlier this week a new retrospective video featurette celebrating the highs of the production thus far as well as announcing the forthcoming national tour has been unveiled via the show's official Facebook page. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Dramatists Guild Releases Statement on Making Unauthorized Revisions
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014

Just last week, controversy erupted when TUTS Underground got caught presenting HANDS ON A HARDBODY, but with significant and unapproved changes to the show. The Huston-based Theatre was forced by theatrical licenser Samuel French, Inc. to cancel the rest of its run. Just days later, Milwaukee's Alchemist Theatre was forced to cancel its production of David Mamet's Oleanna after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Mamet's representatives because they cast a male actor in the play's lead female role. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Zach Braff, Audra McDonald, Lena Hall & More to Take Part in BROADWAY BARKS 16!
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 16th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event featuring celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters citywide will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Marcia Milgrom Dodge to Helm Fall 2015 RAGTIME Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Phoenix Entertainment has on its agenda a touring revival of RAGTIME to commence in the Fall of 2015. It will be helmed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who received a Tony Nomination as Best Director for the 2009 Broadway revival. This new tour will be much in the spirit of that production which was nominated for 7 Tony Awards in 2010. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Twitter Watch: Broadway Couple Michael Arden & Andy Mientus Get Engaged!
by BWW Staff - June 23, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Andy Mientus wrote ' 'Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humour and like enough to consent.' #engaged #andyandmichael' (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Zachary Quinto & More to Perform at Public Theater's ONE THRILLING COMBINATION Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014

The Public Theater tnight presents the one-night-only Public Theater annual gala ONE THRILLING COMBINATION at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Ted Sperling, the gala event will celebrate Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the 40th anniversary of the creation of A Chorus Line. Performers will incude: John Lithgow, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Martha Plimpton, Billy Porter, Jonathan Groff, Sutton Foster, Joshua Bell, Lindsay Mendez, Claybourne Elder, Krysta Rodriguez, Marissa McGowan, Laura Shoop, Peter Dugan, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Jessica Wu, Mylinda Hull, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Nicole Lewis and more! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 BWW CD Review: San Francisco Symphony's WEST SIDE STORY is a Triumph
by David Clarke - June 23, 2014

When it comes to contemporary classics in American musical theatre, just the sheer mention of Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY is enough to get any fan of the medium listening. His clever orchestrations, drive and ambition, and unique construction made the show a hallmark of the genre that is still adored and studied today. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 STAGE TUBE: 6-Year-Old Angelica Hale Wows with 'Let It Go' at BDF's TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT
by Stage Tube - June 23, 2014

In the video below, 6 year old Angelica Hale wows the audience and teaching artists alike with her performance of 'Let It Go' from Frozen. The little dynamo nearly lost her life in 2012 when an infection ravaged her tiny body and forced her to get a kidney transplant. After the Atlanta concert, BDF connected her with an agent and she's already being considered for a few professional projects. Watch the powerhouse in action below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Music from Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET Available of iTunes!
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014

Music from Lin-Manuel MIranda's new mini-musical, 21 Chump Street, is now available to download on iTunes. Featuring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos, the project was featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's THIS AMERICAN LIFE on June 7th as part of the 2014 'RadioLoveFest'. As a part of the event, nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House...to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 300,000 Facebook Fans With New Video
by Pat Cerasaro - June 23, 2014

The longest-running musical in Broadway history and the world's most successful entertainment, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrates a new milestone via 300,000 Facebook fans and a new promotional video. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 UPDATE: JERSEY BOYS Film Opens w/ Disappointing $13.5 M at Box Office
by Movies News Desk - June 23, 2014

JERSEY BOYS has taken in a disappointing $13.5M for Warner Bros. performing even worse than expected. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 VIDEO: Which GLEE Star Surprised Hillary Clinton at Her Book Signing?
by TV News Desk - June 23, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a 'GLEE-ful' surprise last Thursday at her book signing at her book signing held at a Los Angeles Barnes & Noble. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Music from JERSEY BOYS & Frankie Valli Top Amazon Music Downloads
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014

Though the film performed poorly at the box office, the music featured in the movie lives on! According to Showbiz411, Valli's music is more popular than ever on Amazon.com, with "The Very Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons" in the #1 spot and the soundtrack at #4. On iTunes, the albums hold the #15 and #48 spots respectively. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 STAGE TUBE: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN's Daniel Radcliffe Gives Backstage Tour at Cort Theatre!
by Stage Tube - June 23, 2014

Direct from a smash hit London run, Daniel Radcliffe takes on his most critically acclaimed role yet in The Cripple of Inishmaan-the biting comedy by the master of Vicious fun, Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, In Bruges), and directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Grandage (Red, Frost/Nixon). In the video below, go backstage with Radcliffe as he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cort Theatre! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 23 Jeremy Jordan to Make 54 Below Debut in BREAKING CHARACTER this October
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014

Jeremy Jordan, star of Broadway, film, and television, will make his 54 Below and New York City solo concert debut in Breaking Character, October 27 - November 1, 2014. Recounting iconic and deciding moments from his budding career, Jeremy will perform the songs that have defined his swift rise to stardom. Selections include music from Broadway's Newsies, NBC's Smash, and his upcoming film The Last 5 Years, along with many of his own personal favorites. Often more comfortable on stage as a character than himself, this bright young artist will step into the solo spotlight for the very first time to tell us a bit of his own fascinating story. (more...)


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