Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Monday, June 30, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 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...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical to Premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theater, Spring 2015; Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Book, Simon Phillips to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

Producers Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert and Executive Producer Elizabeth Williams announced today that an all-new production of The First Wives Club will be presented at Chicago's Oriental Theater in Spring 2015, aiming for Broadway in the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Struts Her Stuff at Last Night's BET AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

Jennifer Hudson strutted her stuff at last night's 2014 BET Awards, performing her new single 'Walk It Out.' (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Groupon Offers Epic Broadway Experience to Travel to NYC, Meet Neil Patrick Harris, and See HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

Today Groupon launched a sweepstakes for a trip for two to travel to New York City, share a drink with Neil Patrick Harrisand see the Tony-winning musical 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on Broadway. Starting today and running through July 3, Groupon subscribers can visit www.groupon.com/neil-patrick-harris to make a donation and enter the sweepstakes*. All donations will go directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which supports people across the country living with HIV/AIDS. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Stage Adaptation of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Coming to Broadway in 2015-16 Season!
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

Tony Award winning Producers Jay Gutterman, Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg and Wendy Federman just announced that THE WAR OF THE ROSES, the riveting stage adaptation by Warren Adler based on his original best-selling novel of the same name, will bow on Broadway during the 2015-2016 season. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 VIDEO: Ariana Grande Reveals 'My Everything' Tracklist; Previews 'Break Free' Video!
by TV News Desk - June 30, 2014

Below, get a preview at her newest single 'Break Free', which the artist shared on Instagram! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Enter To Win Idina Menzel-Signed IF/THEN Original Broadway Cast Recording
by Pat Cerasaro - June 30, 2014

The original Broadway cast recording for new musical IF/THEN, starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, is now available to order and a copy of the cast album signed by the accompliahsed cast of the show is now available to win via a new competition according to a new announcement. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Photo Coverage: A Broadway Wedding! Richard and Preston Ridge Tie the Knot
by Walter McBride - June 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld announced just last week, BroadwayWorld's longtime TV host, Richard Ridge married his partner of 37 years, Preston Ridge in a small and private ceremony on Wednesday morning. Here's to many happy years of health, love and happiness. Prior to his long tenure with BroadwayWorld.com, Ridge toured the world as a performer and hosted the popular television program Broadway Beat. We are excited to bring you photos from inside the ceremony below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Drugs Not Involved in Shia LaBeouf Broadway Meltdown
by Movies News Desk - June 30, 2014

Today E! News reports that drugs were not involved in the incident and that the actor was apparently only under the influence of alcohol. ' (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Ariana Grande Set For Live Concert To Debut New Album Songs, TOTAL ARIANA LIVE, 7/2
by Pat Cerasaro - June 30, 2014

Broadway leading lady and breakout music star Ariana Grande recently unveiled the swingin' 1960s-inspired music video for her current hit single 'Problem' featuring Iggy Azalea and is now set to perform a live concert introducing songs from her hotly anticipated solo album, MY EVERYTHING, next week. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Meet the King! Learn All About THE KING AND I's Ken Watanabe
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld just reported, 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). Broadway audiences are already very familiar with the five-time Tony nominee O'Hara, but Watanabe will make his American stage debut in the production. His Japanese theatre credits include Dialogue with Horowitz, Hamlet, Shitayamannen-cho monogatari, The Lion in Winter and The Royal Hunt of the Sun. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 VIDEO: All New Cast Featurette for Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by Stage Tube - June 30, 2014

Below, check out an all-new cast featurette from Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, now playing at New York's Palace Theatre! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 A BRONX TALE Musical Gets August Developmental Lab; Alan Menken and Sergio Trujillo Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, a musical version of Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE is set to get a developmental lab August 4-27. The musical features a book and lyrics by Palminteri and music by Alan Menken. Sergio Trujillo is set to choreograph the project. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 VIDEO: First Look - Cheyenne Jackson Stars in New Comedy MUTUAL FRIENDS
by Movies News Desk - June 30, 2014

Below, check out the trailer for MUTUAL FRIENDS, starring Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Ryan McCartan Hosts 2014 Jimmy Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) previously announced that 56 high school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress, at the 6th annual presentation at the Minskoff Theatre tonight, June 30. Ryan McCartan, 2011 Jimmy Award winner, will host the 2-hour talent showcase that features dynamic ensemble and solo performances. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Photo Coverage: AFTER MIDNIGHT Company Takes Final Bows at Brooks Atkinson Theatre
by Walter McBride - June 30, 2014

After Midnight, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, closed last night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after 273 performances. BroadwayWorld was there for the final curtain call and you can check out photo coverage from the big night below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 STAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Cast Performs 'I Am A Child of the Philippines' on FOX 5!
by Stage Tube - June 30, 2014

The Public Theater's production of David Byrne, Fatboy Slim and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, opened on May 1st at the Public Theater's Luesther Hall for an open-ended commercial run. The principal cast from the 2013 world premiere of Here Lies Love returns, including Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino. The cast just visited FOX 5 to perform 'I Am A Child of the Philippines' and you can check out the song below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jun. 30 Meat Loaf & Jim Steinman BAT OUT OF HELL Follow-Up Album Announced, BRAVER THAN WE ARE
by Pat Cerasaro - June 30, 2014

Internationally adored rock icon Meat Loaf is set to team up once again with legendary Grammy Award-winning epic music visonary Jim Steinman on a new album titled BRAVER THAN WE ARE it was officially announced earlier today. (more...)


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