Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Stephen Schwartz Gives Updates on WICKED Film, Broadway's HOUDINI
by Movies News Desk - April 01, 2014

Composer Stephen Schwartz attended the opening night of Wicked alumna Idina Menzel's new Broadway musical If/Then Sunday night, and teased that a big screen adaptation of Broadway's long-running musical Wicked may indeed be underway. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead 2014 Lortel Awards Nominations for Off-Broadway; Full List!
by BWW Special Coverage - April 01, 2014

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories and one special award for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Matt Doyle & More in JASPER IN DEADLAND
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 01, 2014

Prospect Theater Company is currently presenting the New York premiere of Jasper in Deadland, a new musical with book by Hunter Foster and Ryan Scott Oliver, and music and lyrics by Oliver, and starring Matt Doyle. Performances continue through April 13 at the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 STAGE TUBE: Australian Company of THE LION KING Flash Mobs Flight!
by Stage Tube - April 01, 2014

The Sydney company of THE LION KING recently travelled to Brisbane to announce that the show will open at the Lyric Theatre in September 2014. On their way back, the cast treated their flight to a special 'Circle of Life' flashmob that you can check out below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 The Tonys Love Rosie and So Should You! 10 Reasons to Adore Rosie O'Donnell
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Rosie O'Donnell will receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awardson Sunday, June 8th. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. In honor of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld brings you ten reasons that we adore this Broadway-lovin' lady! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Photo Coverage: National Corporate Theatre Fund Honors Kristin Chenoweth at Chairman's Awards Gala
by Walter McBride - April 01, 2014

Last night at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) honored Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala. The evening included a special performance by Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, stars of the current hit musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; an excerpt from the highly acclaimed show Witness Uganda, currently at A.R.T. (an NCTF member theatre); and an appearance by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin, currently on tour with a solo show. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 'BEAUTIFUL' Album Is No. 1 Cast Recording on iTunes Charts
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, now available for digital download via iTunes and Amazon, is the #1 Cast Recording on the iTunes Charts. The album, produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, is #4 on iTunes Top 10 Soundtrack and #41 album. The Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available in-stores on May 13, 2014. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Photo Flash: They've Got Magic to Do! First Look at Ciara Renee & Kyle Dean Massey in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) assume the roles of 'Pippin' and 'Leading Player' respectively in the Tony Award-winning Pippin today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller gave their final performances on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Massey and Renee in action! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET, KING LEAR to Folger Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2014/15 season. With six full Shakespeare productions on stage at the Folger to celebrate the Bard's 450th, Folger Theatre will start the upcoming season with two special, limited engagements by London's Shakespeare's Globe. First, the acclaimed staging of Hamlet, seen at the Folger in 2012, returns in late July for just three performances as part of their Globe to Globe Hamlet, the ambitious two-year tour bringing the Danish prince to every country in the world. Then, once again in a September residency, Shakespeare's Globe will perform King Lear for eighteen shows. Joseph Marcell (TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Jacques in Folger Theatre's 2007 As You Like It) plays the title role. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Tony Awards to Honor Rosie O'Donnell with 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award!
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that Rosie O'Donnell will receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award. This award will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8th. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Daniel Radcliffe Would Love to Do Revival of COMPANY; 'That Was One of My Favorites'
by Movies News Desk - April 01, 2014

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who is set to begin previews in Broadway's "The Cripple of Inishmaan,' on April 12th, participated in a TimesTalk event on Monday night and revealed which plays and musicals he would love to do in the future. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Alan Cumming & More Set for One Night Only REEFER MADNESS Benefit Concert, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

REEFER MADNESS, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and music by Dan Studney, will return to New York City 13 years after it's limited off-Broadway engagement (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Jeremy Greenbaum Joins NEWSIES as 'Davey' Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award® winning "Critics' Pick," is pleased to announce that Jeremy Greenbaum will temporarily join the cast in the role of Davey beginning with this evening's performance and will play the role throughSunday, May 18, 2014. He steps in for Ben Fankhauser, who originated the role. Greenbaum makes his Broadway debut in the hit musical, marking the 29th such debut since Newsies opened on Broadway in 2012. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana & Andrea Martin in ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

The Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, is currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The cast features Bob Ari, Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Santino Fontana, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber, Charlotte Maier, Noah Marlowe, Andrea Martin, Greg McFadden, Deborah Offner, Lance Roberts, Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Tony Shalhoub, Jonathan Spivey, Wendy Rich Stetson, Bob Stillman and Amy Warren. ACT ONE will open on Thursday, April 17. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at MCC's MISCAST Gala with Allison Janney & More!
by Jennifer Broski - April 01, 2014

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala, one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town, was held last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom. At the event, Broadway's hottest stars performed songs from roles in which they would never be cast. This year's event was hosted by award-winning actress Allison Janney. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Photo Coverage: Inside HEATHERS' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Jessica Gordon - April 01, 2014

25 years to the day the film was released, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy, made its New York premiere at New World Stages. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman, with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - BEAUTIFUL Cast Talks Recording 'You've Got a Friend'
by Stage Tube - April 01, 2014

In the video below, go into the recording studio with Broadway's Jessie Mueller (Carole King), Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil) and Jarrod Spector (Barry Mann) as they discuss and record 'You've Got a Friend' for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL's cast album! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 STAGE TUBE: New York Ranger Rick Nash Reveals His Love of Broadway!
by Stage Tube - April 01, 2014

New York Rangers star Rick Nash recently sat down with MSG Network feature reporter Alyonka Larionov to talk about life off the ice. Nash, who joined the team in 2012, admits that he was hesitant to come to New York at first, but has since fallen in love with the city and everything it has to offer, including Broadway. In the clip below, Nash talks about his admiration for stage performers and goes through a list of shows he has recently taken in. Check out part of the interview below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 John McDaniel and Bill Russell to Write Music and Lyrics for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

Grammy and Emmy Winner JOHN McDANIEL and Tony Nominee BILL RUSSELL have joined the creative team of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL, currently in development, as Co-Composer and Lyricist. They join a team that already includes Ben Andron as Book Writer, Jonnie Rockwell as Co-Composer, and Tony Nominated Director, Sheryl Kaller. John McDaniel is also attached as Music Director. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Apr. 1 Christopher Jackson to Join Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on 4/5
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Christopher Jackson (In the Heights, Memphis, Bronx Bombers) will join the cast of After Midnight from April 5-20. He will replace Everett Bradley, who will depart to be the band leader on the Meredith Vieira Show. Jackson starred in the Encores! version of the show in 2012, when it was titled Cotton Club Parade. (more...)


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