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Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, July 24, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 VIDEO: Kristen Bell Sings as Mary Poppins in New FUNNY OR DIE Parody!
by TV News Desk - July 24, 2014

Below, check out Kristen Bell as iconic nanny Mary Poppins in an all new Funny or Die spoof! In the video, Mary Poppins is quitting her post as overseer of the Banks children. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 BWW Recap: Did SYTYCD's Top-16 Episode Feature the Show's Sexiest Routine Ever? Updated & with Pictures
by Matt Tamanini - July 24, 2014

Ok, after our Celebrity Guest-Recapper Natalie Weiss was absolutely on fire last week, I figured I had to step up my game tonight. So, as I did last year, I will be live updating tonight's Top-16 Episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. So, after every routine hit refresh, and I will have details and my Mini-Review for each. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 Photo Flash: First Look at Jeremy Jordan, Laura Michelle Kelly and More in Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, will be presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the new musical began previews July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. If all goes well, the musical is slated to hit Broadway Spring 2015. Check out a first look below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 VIDEO: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings Actual Yahoo Answers on FALLON!
by TV News Desk - July 24, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returned to once again sing some actual Yahoo! Answers. Watch the hilarity below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Appears in Court Today for CABARET Meltdown; Plea Deal In the Works
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

Shia LaBeouf appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court this morning, as a result of being charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing which occured during a June performance of Roundabout's CABARET (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 She's Back in Just No Time at All! Andrea Martin Will Return to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN just announced that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of "Berthe" in the production, will return to the role for 24 performances only, Tuesday September 2nd through Sunday September 21st. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of "Berthe" through Sunday, August 31. PIPPIN is now in its second smash year at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 Takuya Hiramitsu Discusses New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGER
by Pat Cerasaro - July 24, 2014

Takuya Hiramitsu, the director at the helm of the brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON set to premiere later this year in Tokyo, talks about his involvement in the property as well as what we can expect from the new musical as part of a new interview. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU- James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 24, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for interviews with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about bringing the play back to Broadway below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 SPIDER-MAN's Natalie Mendoza to Star in HERE LIES LOVE in London!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Natalie Mendoza, who played 'Arachne' in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK during its long preview period, will step into the role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE when it comes to London this fall at the National's Dorfman Theatre. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 BWW TV: Zach Braff, Nick Cordero & BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Cast Shuffles Over to Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 24, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, including: (Zach Braff, Preston Truman Boyd, Jim Borstelmann, Casey Garvin, Andy Jones, Kevin Ligon,Eric Santagata, Kevin Worley, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe. Check out clips of 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness' and 'I've Found a New Baby' below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 WICKED Reunion! Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa & Shoshana Bean
by Pat Cerasaro - July 24, 2014

A trifecta of terrifically talented triple-threats famous for their headlining roles in Oz-themed mega-hit WICKED convened this week to share a special photo - Eden Espinosa and Shoshana Bean with Megan Hilty! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller Set to Star in Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT at MCC
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced that film star Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller will star in the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 Photo Flash: First Look at Georgina Haig as FROZEN's 'Elsa' on ONCE UPON A TIME!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

TIME has just published the first official photo of Georgina Haig as FROZEN's Queen Elsa on ABC's Once Upon a Time - check it out below! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, John Cudia and More in SOUTH PACIFIC at California Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific, a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22 - 27. Check out a first look below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elaine Stritch Gets Juicy
by Pat Cerasaro - July 24, 2014

Today we are turning back the hands of time in viewing an unearthed piece of theatre history featuring the TV debut of Tony Award-winning legend Elaine Stritch singing and selling up a storm in honor of her passing last week at the age of 89. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 BWW Reviews: Aurora's Magical MARY POPPINS Brings New Surprises to Beloved Classic
by Matt Tamanini - July 24, 2014

There is something very special, even magical, in the wind in Lawrenceville this summer. As he did with last year's LES MISERABLES, director Justin Anderson has found exciting ways to bring new life to a beloved show that we know so well. Under his capable direction, MARY POPPINS is transformed from the classic movie of chalk drawings and dancing penguins into a poignant tale of a loving family in need of saving from its own prosperity, with a pinch of magic on top. This family-friendly classic, which runs through August 31st, is a can't-miss for fans of wonder and magic, both young and old. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 Photo Flash: First Look at Nancy Opel & Paige Faure in CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA recently welcomed Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel to the cast, playing Cinderella's wicked Stepmother. Paige Faure also recently took over the title role of Broadway's favorite princess. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the latest cast in action below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 Audra McDonald Breaks Billboard Records with LADY DAY Album!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

PS Classics' Original Broadway Cast Recording of Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill topped four of the Billboard Charts in its first week of release: #1 in Cast Albums, #1 in Jazz, #1 in Traditional Jazz and #1 in Heatseekers. According to Billboard, the album is McDonald's highest-charting solo release ever. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 Photo Flash: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 24 HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Launches Audience Rewards Presale on 7/28!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly awaited new Broadway musical, announces its exclusive ticket pre-sale through Audience Rewards will begin Monday, July 28 at 10 AM. Single tickets for the production will go on sale on Monday, August 4 via Ticketmaster.com. (more...)


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