Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, April 27, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014. Catch up below!

1) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Lombardo Sues Valerie Harper Over Brain Cancer
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2014

The Broadway play Looped was written by Matthew Lombardo and starred Valerie Harper. However, during rehearsals, Harper started slurring her speech and forgetting her lines. When she went to the doctors, they discovered that her lung cancer had spread to her brain. Lombardo was forced to replace Harper last minute, which he claims cost him $500,000. According to TMZ, Lombardo plans to make up for his losses by suing Harper. (more...)


2) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Tom Hiddleston Talks Shakespeare & HAMLET Influence On ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

International rising star Tom Hiddleston sheds some light on his new vampire-themed feature film ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and its Shakespearean allusions and inspiration he brought to his role in it as part of a new interview. (more...)


3) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Ariana Grande Premieres New Single 'Problem' at Radio Disney Music Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2014

Singer and actress Ariana Grande recently took to Twitter to reveal the news that she will premiere her newest single, 'Problem,' during a performance at the Radio Disney Music Awards, to be held today, Apr. 27th. The song will be available on iTunes an hour after the performance. (more...)


4) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Megan Hilty On SMASH Sex Scenes, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES & NY Versus LA
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

Broadway crossover superstar and recognizable screen presence Megan Hilty touches upon a number of pertinent topics as part of a new interview in promotion of her upcoming participation in the NY Pops Birthday Gala salute to SMASH composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)


5) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Kristin Chenoweth On New Carnegie Hall Concert, Dream Roles & Tammy Faye Bakker
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

Broadway headliner and recognizable star Kristin Chenoweth opens up about her new Carnegie Hall show, THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO, as well as dream roles and much more as part of an intriguing new interview. (more...)


6) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Official Poster Revealed For HBO's THE NORMAL HEART
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

The first poster depicting Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts in the forthcoming HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART is now available to view. (more...)


7) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Marisa Tomei
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 27, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Marisa Tomei, who is currently starring on Broadway in The Realistic Jones, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)


8) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 THEATRELAND Starring Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart Set For DVD, 5/13
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

Internationally renown stage and screen superstars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart feature prominently in an extensive new theatre documentary centered on two productions recently staged at famed UK venue Theatre Royal Haymarket via THEATRELAND, set for DVD release next month. (more...)


9) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Sutton Foster Set for TODAY's 'Love Your Selfie, Reclaiming Beauty' Series Today
by TV News Desk - April 27, 2014

Special guests during the week include Broadway star Sutton Foster and actress Sophia Bush. (more...)


10) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Gloria Estefan Announces Broadway Musical ON YOUR FEET & Behind The Scenes Reality Series For 2015
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

World renown concert performer and recording artist Gloria Estefan has announced plans for a 2015 Broadway debut of a new jukebox musical based on her music, life and career titled ON YOUR FEET. (more...)


11) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Incubus's Brandon Boyd Discusses New JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was presented last week and *N SYNC's JC Chasez opens up about his role of Pontius Pilate in a new interview now available. (more...)


12) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 In the Spotlight Series: Cast of VIOLET
by Walter McBride - April 27, 2014

Violet opened last week, April 20, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre. This production stars Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani, and Joshua Henry. Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)


13) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/26, Part 2- AFTER MIDNIGHT Steals M&Ms, PIPPIN Introduces New Cast Member, and More!
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 26th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)


14) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/27- THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - April 27, 2014

Today in 2000, the second Broadway revival of The Music Man openened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 699 performances. The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for 'Best Original Cast Album'. The show's success led to revivals and a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake. (more...)


15) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 BWW's On This Day - April 27, 2014
by - April 27, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


16) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Corey Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Corey Reynolds about his upcoming appearance in the special celebration: (more...)


17) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 Shirley MacLaine & Darren Criss Rock Janis Joplin's "Piece Of My Heart" On GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

Multi-award-winning Broadway and Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine is set to appear in multiple episodes of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee later this season and a first listen to the actress in action on a sure-to-be showstopper alongside series star Darren Criss is now available to hear in full. (more...)


18) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/26-4/27/2014 EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE Is Officially Sold Out!
by Pat Cerasaro - April 27, 2014

On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit celebrating the music of incomparable multi-award-winning composer Jule Styne, while also honoring Mother's Day, raising funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (more...)


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