Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Sneak Peek Of Jeremy Jordan Onstage In FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - July 23, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in rehearsals, set for their first preview this week, and a preliminary sneak peek of Jeremy Jordan onstage is now available to view. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 He's Coming Home! Constantine Maroulis Will Return to His Tony-Nominated Role in ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Tony Award nominee and 'American Idol' finalist Constantine Maroulis returns to the smash hit musical ROCK OF AGES as Drew on Monday, August 4, 2014 for a limited 12-week engagement through October 26, 2014. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical ROCK OF AGES - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway, and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to offer Broadway's Best Party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 MTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Women's Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Just In From the Musicians Union: Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Threatens Lockout and Cancellation of Season
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians are dismayed that Peter Gelb has pursued a cynical strategy calculated to result in a lockout of his artists and craftspeople and imperil the upcoming Met Opera season. His callousness, combined with his attempt to cover up his failed management and lack of artistic vision that has resulted in declining audiences and plummeting ticket sales, jeopardizes the livelihoods of his employees and the many businesses in New York City's cultural sector and the Lincoln Center area that depend on the Metropolitan Opera for their incomes. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Star-Studded Company of Broadway-Bound YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Walter McBride - July 23, 2014

Moss Hart andGeorge 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 just met the press and you can catch a photo preview from the festivities below. Be sure to check back later for complete coverage! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Tom Hiddleston's Shakespeare-Themed Jaguar Ad Banned In UK
by Pat Cerasaro - July 23, 2014

Stage superstar and rising screen standout Tom Hiddleston leads a new short film promoting luxury car brand Jaguar titled THE ART OF VILLAINY, reciting Shakespeare while manning a sports car, and the ad has now been banned in the UK. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 James Franco & Chris O'Dowd-Led OF MICE AND MEN to be Screened Internationally by National Theatre Live!
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

David Binder has just announced an international broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be the first Broadway show filmed by National Theatre Live. Starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men will be filmed at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) and distributed by National Theatre Live. Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced shortly. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 VIDEO: First Look & Listen - Deborah Cox Lends Voice in WHITNEY HOUSTON Biopic
by TV News Desk - July 23, 2014

ET shares an exclusive behind the scenes of the highly anticipated project. Check it out below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 BWW Recap: SYTYCD Top-16 Week with Guest Judge Misty Copeland & Performance by Lucy Hale: UPDATING LIVE!
by Matt Tamanini - July 23, 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...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Saul Williams on Closing of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME: 'It Was Going to Be an Uphill Battle'
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME star Saul Williams spoke about the recent cancellation of the Tupac Shakur-inspired musical (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Photo Coverage: It's Time to Start Livin! Backstage with PIPPIN's New 'Berthe'- Priscilla Lopez
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - July 23, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of 'Fastrada' in the original production of Pippin in 1973, just joined the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Berthe' last night. BroadwayWorld was at the Music Box Theatre for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 GLEE Star Naya Rivera Ties the Knot Over the Weekend!
by TV News Desk - July 23, 2014

Glee star Naya Rivera tied the knot in front of an intimate group of close family over the weekend (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - July 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Daniel Sunjata, Eric Lange & More Join Blythe Danner in Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) just announced complete Broadway casting for the world premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 BREAKING: CBS & Gov Cuomo Announce LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT to Remain in NYC!
by TV News Desk - July 23, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation, today announced that the LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT will remain in New York (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness Launch Official Website for Performing Arts Foundation
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness have just launched the official wesite for their Jackman Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts (JFFPA)- a national foundation established by actors Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness to support the performing arts in Australia. Click here to viist the new site and donate to the cause! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Woody Allen Comments On Elaine Stritch's Death & Shares Stories
by Pat Cerasaro - July 23, 2014

Multi-award-winning actor, writer and director Woody Allen discusses his multiple collaborations with recently deceased stage and screen icon Elaine Stritch as part of a new interview. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff, Joshua Henry, the Keenan-Bolgers & More Sing for Freedom!
by Stage Tube - July 23, 2014

The 12th annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom benefit concert was a bona fide smash. A cast of Broadway's finest - including Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Condola Rashad, and Robin de Jesus took the stage at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, July 21, 2014 to celebrate the work of the New York Civil Liberties Union. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 BWW TV: Broadway-Bound THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Reopens at West End's Gielgud Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 23, 2014

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time reopened earlier this month, at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End. VIP guests included Alice Levine, Amy Beth Hayes, Amy Molyneaux, Andrew Scott, Billy Bailey, Charlotte Riley, Dave Berry, David Gyasi, El James, Emma Freud, Frances O'Connor, Greg McHugh,Honor Blackman, Ian Glem, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ivan Massow, Jane Asher & Gerald Scarfe, Jeremy Vine, Joanne Froggatt, Jonathan Bailey, June Whitfield, Kelly Adams, Laura Whitmore, Louise Brealey, Lydia Rose Bewley, Masie Williams, Michel Roux Jr, Natascha McElhone, Reece Shearsmith, Sam Bailey, Samantha Barks, Sarah Solemani, Stephen Wight and Warwick Davis. Go inside the special reopening night event below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 23 Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE with Lena Hall, Andy Mientus & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - July 23, 2014

Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake, the sixth concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, just continued last night at (le) Poisson Rouge. More than 15 Broadway performers were accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand new, original orchestrations of Timberlake's greatest hits. Previous artists honored in the series were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)


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