Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, June 14, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Breaking News: AFTER MIDNIGHT to Close on Broadway in Late June
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

This just in - as per the NY Times, a spokesman for the Broadway production of AFTER MIDNIGHT has confirmed that the show will close on June 29, 2014, 8 months into the show's run. The show, a $7 million dollar production will close at a loss, at the conclusion of current guest star Patti LaBelle's final performance. The production was hoping to shut down temporarily over the July 4th holiday, before the next star Gladys Knight was due to begin performances, but not all of the unions agreed to the proposal, making it impossible to continue running. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Breaking News+ Video: Jason Robert Brown's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Open on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

It's been announced, predicted and rumored and now it appears to be near official that Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas will be coming to Broadway this Fall. In a New York Times report on the closing of AFTER MIDNIGHT at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, they note that next up is said to be Honeymoon in Vegas, though dates are not yet confirmed. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Erich Bergen Discusses JERSEY BOYS In New Video Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - June 14, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS is coming to the big screen under the direction of Clint Eastwood and a star of the film, Erich Bergen, discusses the new Four Seasons movie musical in a new promotional featurette just released. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 FREE Download! Grab Idina Menzel Singing 'The Star Spangled Banner' Now!
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

In honor of the 200th Anniversary of 'The Star Spangled Banner,' Broadway superstar and Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will inspire the entire nation with her heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem. Idina's spectacular version of 'The Star Spangled Banner' featuring Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA will be available as a free limited time download starting today! The download will be available until July 5th on macys.com/fireworks. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Flashy New JERSEY BOYS Promo Featuring John Lloyd Young & Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - June 14, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS is coming to the big screen under the direction of Clint Eastwood and a first look at Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young and the fellow Four Seasons in the film is now available to view via a new promo spot. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Plethora Of Punk Performers Take On Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by Pat Cerasaro - June 14, 2014

An impressive array of punk music stars have taken on Green Day's popular rock opera AMERICAN IDIOT via a number of new covers now available to peruse as part of the upcoming album collection KERRANG DOES GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 BWW TV: Grammy Winner Patti LaBelle Joins Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 14, 2014

The cast and creative team of the Tony Award-nominated smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight, just welcomed Grammy Award-winning legend Patti LaBelle as 'Special Guest Star.' BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand last night to chat with LaBelle after she took her bows - below, check out what she had to say about her supportive co-stars, returning to the stage, and why she feels like she belongs on Broadway! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 STAGE TUBE: First Look at TUTS Underground's HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by Stage Tube - June 14, 2014

TUTS Undergound, this season's exciting new venture from Theatre Under the Stars, is gearing up to bring Houston audiences the Texas Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Check below for a first look of the production! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Free Streaming of Your Favorite Cast Recordings and Music Via Amazon Prime
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

Amazon Prime is one of the most popular subscription services, with tens of millions of members. Prime members already enjoy unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video and access to more than 500,000 books to borrow for free with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Now, Amazon Prime is getting even better-introducing Prime Music. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 BWW TV: Meet the JERSEY BOYS- Chatting with Erich Bergen & Michael Lomenda!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 14, 2014

The film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters on June 20th. Directed by Clint Eastwood, JERSEY BOYS, written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, features the music and lyrics of Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge got to chat with stars Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda about the new film and you can watch the full interview below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 6/14- ROCKY and BULLETS Celebrate Father's Day, 50 SHADES! Reaches 100, and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, 50 SHADES!, CINDERELLA, HEATHERS, KINKY BOOTS, and more! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Beloved Stage and Screen Actor Sam Kelly Passes Away at 70
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

Sam Kelly was born in Manchester in 1943. Throughout his acting career, Kelly appeared in films, television, radio, and theatre. According to BBC News, Kelly passed away this morning after being admitted to a hospice. His agent, Lynda Ronan, confirmed his passing saying that he 'bravely fought' against his illness and that he died peacefully. He was 70. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stage Tube - June 14, 2014

Today in 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 1066 performances. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 BWW Reviews: TUTS Underground's Sterling HANDS ON A HARDBODY is a Winning Texas Treat
by David Clarke - June 14, 2014

An often over-looked subject in the musical genre is the hardworking, semi-rural blue-collar working class American, but that is exactly the focus of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. The Texas-centric musical, based on the 1997 documentary of the same title, is enjoying a phenomenal Texas Premiere. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #3 - EVITA, DICK TRACY & Madonna
by Pat Cerasaro - June 14, 2014

Today we continue a special spotlight series highlighting the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM with a tribute to two movies for which they each received Academy Awards, EVITA and DICK TRACY, respectively. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala to Honor Sheldon Harnick, Today
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce that Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Over the years Mr. Harnick's work has been represented on the Goodspeed stage with Fiorello! (1985), She Loves Me (1978), The Apple Tree (1999), and this summer's 50th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Goodspeed Opera House. The award will be presented by longtime friend and star of stage and screen, two time Tony Award-winner Tony Roberts (Broadway's Promises, Promises; They're Playing Our Song; Victor/Victoria; Cabaret). (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 In the Spotlight Series: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL's Audra McDonald
by Walter McBride - June 14, 2014

Audra McDonald made history this week, receiving her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL - in celebration, you can check out photos of McDonald in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & More Set for AFI TRIBUTE TO JANE FONDA on TNT, Today
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

Actor, producer, activist and author Jane Fonda was honored with the 42nd annual AFI Life Achievement Award - the highest honor for a career in film (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 BWW's On This Day - June 14, 2014
by - June 14, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 14 Jerry Adler and Richard Kline to Star in CRT's THE SUNSHINE BOYS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the complete cast for its production of Neil Simon's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series onstage June 14-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. (more...)


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