Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30

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

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 SOUND OFF: GLEE's Back-Up & Break-Up Plans
by Pat Cerasaro - April 30, 2014

Navigating the treacherous territory of super-stardom - well, at least on Broadway, headlining FUNNY GIRL - GLEE's 'The Back-Up Plan' gave us a generous dose of showbiz razzle dazzle and flash, while also showing some of the ugly side. Plus, Shirley MacLaine and Darren Criss rock Janis Joplin! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 This Just In! Leslie Odom Jr. to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda & Karen Olivo in tick, tick... BOOM at City Center
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

This just in! Leslie Odom Jr. ("Smash") will join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson¹stick, tick… BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 ­ 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed byOliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Photo Flash: Meet the Men of BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS!
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

Broadway Bares: Solo Strips (#bwaybares) brings all the sizzling sexiness of Broadway Bares to a smaller, more intimate venue, BPM Nightclub (516 West 42nd Street, NYC), on Sunday, May 11 at 9 pm. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the performers in just-released promo art! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Voting Opens for 2014 BroadwayWorld Awards - Pick Your Favorites for the Theatre Season!
by BWW Special Coverage - April 30, 2014

Now in our 11th year, the BroadwayWorld.com Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the Tony Awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, and Best Off Broadway shows. Each year we've set new records on the numbers of voting, and we're looking forward to another record year. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 BWW TV Exclusive: Leslie Kritzer is Fanny Brice! Watch Preview of Lyrics and Lyricists' ZIEGFELD GIRL Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 30, 2014

Funny girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. On May 3, 4, and 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like 'Second Hand Rose' and 'My Man'-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. In the exclusive video below, Sperling and Kritzer give a special sneak peek of the show, including clips of a Brice classic- 'My Man' (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 'Multiple Sources' Confirming Naya Rivera Fired from GLEE
by TV News Desk - April 30, 2014

US Magazine is reporting that 'multiple source' have confirmed the news that actress Naya Rivera has been fired from the FOX musical dramedt series GLEE and that her contract for the upcoming sixth season has not been renewed. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Photo Coverage: In the Photo Booth with the 2014 Tony Award Nominees - Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel, Andy Karl & More!
by Walter McBride - April 30, 2014

Paramount Hotel just hosted the Meet the Nominees Press Reception for the 2014 Tony Award nominees today, April 30th . BroadwayWorld was there for the exciting day and below, you can go inside of the BroadwayWorld photo booth with this year's nominees. Be sure to check back later for BroadwayWorld's extensive coverage from the event! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Photo Flash: IF/THEN Star Idina Menzel Heads to Radio City, June 16; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

Idina Menzel's Facebook page just confirmed that the Tony-nominated star of Broadway's IF/THEN will be appearing in concert at Radio City Music Hall on June 16. The pre-sale begins tomorrow. Scroll down for some amazing artwork for the event! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Laura Bell Bundy Shares HAIRSPRAY Reunion Selfie on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

Today, Laura Bell Bundy shared an all-star selfie taken at the event on her official Facebook page (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Megan Hilty On SMASH Carnegie Hall Reunion, WICKED, OZ & More
by Pat Cerasaro - April 30, 2014

Broadway headliner and recognizable small screen star Megan Hilty discusses her upcoming turn in the animated feature film LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN as well as recalls memories from musical drama series SMASH. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 BWW TV: Meet the Company of Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Plus Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 30, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014, will star Rob McClure and Jennifer Bowles. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. The cast just met the press, and you can check out interviews with the company below, plus preview a couple scenes from the show! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper & More Will Join Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago this Fall
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced additional principal casting for the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Summer of Stars Set for AFTER MIDNIGHT - Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole!
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

In the glow of its seven Tony® Award nominations, including one for Best Musical, producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced today that a trio of true music legends will make their way to Broadway this summer in After Midnight. Multi-award winning icons Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole (making her Broadway debut) are set to join the illustrious roster of 'Special Guest Star' vocalists in the red hot Broadway musical. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Photo Coverage: Broadway Workshop's CARRIE in Rehearsal
by Adrienne Onofri - April 30, 2014

She's back! And being performed this weekend by teens in the theater training program run by Marc Tumminelli (right). (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 BWW DVD Reviews: Tyler Perry's MADEA'S NEIGHBORS FROM HELL Easily Entertains
by David Clarke - April 30, 2014

Everyone's favorite tough-as-nails Southern lady, Madea, is back in Tyler Perry's MADEA'S NEIGHBORS FROM HELL. Honestly, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the filmed stage play. Whatever I was expecting, this DVD exceeded those expectations and proved to be a highly enjoyable and entertaining experience. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 VIDEO: Ariana Grande Premieres Lyric Video for New Single 'Problem'
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

Today, pop star Ariana Grande premiered the lyric video premiere of her new single 'Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea on RollingStone.com. Get a first look below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Pops' 31st Anniversary Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - April 30, 2014

The New York Pops marked its 31st birthday with a grand gala on Monday night, celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. Gala Co-Chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana, and James A. Read. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 Sondheim-Signed COMPANY Doc DVD Among Incentives For New Pennebaker Kickstarter
by Pat Cerasaro - April 30, 2014

Acclaimed director and documentarian D.A. Pennebaker has launched a new crowd-sourcing initiative to fund his forthcoming animal-focused feature film documentary UNLOCKING THE CAGE and some very special musical mementos are among the incentives being offered to funders and supporters of the endeavor. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 2014 Tony Award Nominees Meet the Press Today!
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

The Tony Awards previously announced that the Paramount Hotel would host the Meet the Nominees Press Reception today, April 30th and the 2014 Tony Nominee Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20th. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 30 BWW Interviews: From WEST SIDE to MADISON COUNTY, Jessica Vosk 'Bridges' the Gap
by Erica Miner - April 30, 2014

Immensely gifted musically and dramatically, Jessica Vosk recently has experienced a wealth of shining moments on the stage. (more...)


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