Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 25, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, 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 by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights of the cast in action! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 They've Got Magic To Do! Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig & Original Broadway Cast Member John Rubinstein to Lead PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced casting for the U.S. national tour which launches in Denver at the Buell Theatre. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Tony & Emmy Winner Eli Wallach Dies at Age 98
by TV News Desk - June 25, 2014

Film, television and stage actor Eli Wallach, whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s, died on Tuesday, June 24th at the age 98. His death was confirmed by his daughter Katherine. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Idina Menzel Showcased In Eye-Grabbing New IF/THEN Advertisement
by Pat Cerasaro - June 25, 2014

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel is featured prominently in a new attention-grabbing Manhattan advertisement for new Broadway musical IF/THEN. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP, Starring Michael Esper & Rachel Tucker; Opens Tonight in Chicago!
by Stage Tube - June 25, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, opens tonight at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. The Last Ship will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 ONCE Unveils Fresh New Logo & Marquee Design
by Pat Cerasaro - June 25, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical ONCE has unveiled an attractive new marquee and logo to go along with a new 'ONCE 2.0' themed promotion. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Congrats! BWW's Richard Ridge Marries Longtime Partner, Preston Ridge
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 25, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com couldn't be more excited today to extend our extra-special congratulations this morning to longtime TV host, Richard Ridge who married his partner of 37 years, Preston Ridge in a small and private ceremony this morning. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Sting's THE LAST SHIP Opens in Chicago; Sets Course for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winnerBrian Yorkey, opens tonight, June 25, at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. THE LAST SHIP will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Alice Ripley Auctions More Unique Memorabilia On Ebay
by Pat Cerasaro - June 25, 2014

Following the success of the last auction, Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has kicked off yet another online auction featuring a wide range of intriguing musical theatre merchandise showcasing many remarkable shows from her long and unique career - NEXT TO NORMAL, KING DAVID and beyond. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Billie Piper Leads Cast Of Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN At National Theatre, Opens June 30
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

Richard Bean's fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Fascinating & Vivid Photos Of Original Broadway MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Released
by Pat Cerasaro - June 25, 2014

A fascinating and vivid collection of photos of the original production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's reverse chronology musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Photo Flash: First Look at Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo in Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Karen Olivo will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, 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 by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action. Click here to check out highlights! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Exclusive! Martin Charnin Discusses ANNIE 2 & ANNIE WARBUCKS In BroadwayWorld Message Board Post
by Pat Cerasaro - June 25, 2014

Internationally adored musical ANNIE is set to hit the silver screen in an all-new movie musical adaptation later this year, but one of the show's creators has utilized the BroadwayWorld message board to share some thoughts on the two distinctly different iterations of the stage sequel to the original musical via a fascinating new post. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 BWW Blog: Sean Patrick Doyle of Paper Mill's GREASE - From Geek to Greaser
by Guest Blogger: Sean Patrick Doyle - June 25, 2014

If you've ever understudied, you know that nothing can make your heart skip a beat like receiving a call from stage management two hours before your call time. And if you are, indeed, receiving news that you're on, you very professionally utter expletives, then say "Great, I'll be ready" before diving into your tracking sheets. That's exactly what happened this past Wednesday, when the cast cold finally claimed the voice of our incredible Sonny, Tommy Bracco - Big shoes to fill! But it was a fun challenge transforming from geek to greaser, and thankfully I got some laughs as the pint-sized Staten Island lady-killer. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Ariana Grande Will Bring TRL Back to MTV This July!
by TV News Desk - June 25, 2014

MTV announced today that will reprise its TOTAL REQUEST LIVE countdown show for on day only with mega pop singer Ariana Grande (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 The MUNY's TARZAN, Starring Nicholas Rodriguez, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

The Muny presents the second show of its 96th season, TARZAN, directed by John Tartaglia, choreographed by Chris Bailey, with musical direction by Rick Bertone. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld, Alison Cimmet & More Set for NYC-Bound INTO THE WOODS at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. The acting company includes Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda, Wolf, Cinderella's Prince), Matt Castle (Pianist), Alison Cimmet (Witch), Paul L. Coffey(Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel's Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella's Stepmother, Jack's Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella, Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack, Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel). The creative team includes Lisa Shriver(Choreographer), Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Whitney Locher (Costume Design), Tim Cryan (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Matt Castle(Music Director, Orchestrations), Michael Perlman (Associate Director), and Marcy Victoria Reed (Stage Manager). (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - June 25, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series just took on THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 featuring such performers as Aladdin star Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTashaYvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in LES MISERABLES), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair),Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, Nightlife Award-winner William Blake and many more. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 VIDEO: Watch 'House of Lies' Don Cheadle & Josh Lawson Sing LES MIS Parody
by TV News Desk - June 25, 2014

After seeing the film "Les Miserables," Showtime producers thought it would be funny for "House of Lies" stars Don Cheadle and Josh Lawson to sing lines Les-Mis style from the hit show and asked Sandblast Productions to add a musical score to the actors' unique a cappella version. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 25 Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony & Emmy Winner Eli Wallach, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of renowned stage and screen actor Eli Wallach, who passed away on Tuesday at age 98. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, June 27th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)


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