Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014. Catch up below!

1) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Menzel and Chenoweth 'Too Old' for Film Adaptation of WICKED?
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2014

According to Attitude Magazine, Universal Pictures is trying to push the film adaptation of Wicked to the big screen 'sooner rather than later.' The recent movie success of Les Miserables rekindled the company's interest in the project. However, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are out of the running for the lead roles. (more...)


2) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 2014 Lortel Award Winners - HERE LIES LOVE Wins Big, THE OPEN HOUSE Wins Best Play, and FUN HOME Wins Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be handed out tonight 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. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you live updates of the winners! Check back throughout the night to see if your favorites won! (more...)


3) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 STAGE TUBE: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's 1860s Newspaper Critic Takes on the Tonys
by Stage Tube - May 04, 2014

Everybody's getting into Tony season mania! On Saturday Night Live last night (hosted by Andrew Garfield), 1860s newspaper critic Jebidiah Atkinson returned to the Update desk to review the 2014 Tony nominations as well as classic Broadway plays. (more...)


4) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Photo Flash: The Heat is BACK On! MISS SAIGON Returns to West End - First Look!
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2014

London's West End has been abuzz for weeks about the highly anticipated return of Miss Saigon, featuring a new 25th anniversary production, directed by Laurence Connor, who's helped bring us new productions of other Cameron Mackintosh shows including The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables in new stagings. So far, the early reports are great, and on Facebook, the production gave the world a first glimpse at the return of the helicopter! (more...)


5) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Freeze Frame Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth Conquers Carnegie Hall!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 04, 2014

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and, this morning, BroadwayWorld.com has the picture. (more...)


6) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Classic, Comedic and Over-the-Top; BWW's Top 10 Tony Opening Numbers!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

Awards season is in full swing, and leading up to the big event (you know which one) next month, we're kicking off a weekend feature series highlighting all the extraordinary elements that go into creating a Tonys ceremony fit for Broadway's best! And what would the Tonys be without a show-stopping opening number? (more...)


7) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 STAGE TUBE: Farewell Speech at Hugh Panaro's Last PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stage Tube - May 04, 2014

Hugh Panaro is ending his run as the Phantom in Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Before playing the phantom, Panaro played the role of Raoul, which he played for 900 performances. As the the Phantom, Panaro played 2227 performances. His fellow cast members did the math and found that he has appeared in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for over 3000 performances. (more...)


8) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES SING AND PERFORM FUNNY GIRL Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - May 04, 2014

Iconic pop music group The Supremes, led by Diana Ross, recorded a tribute album to hit Broadway Jule Styne/Bob Merrill musical FUNNY GIRL titled DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES SING AND PERFORM FUNNY GIRL and the recording is now available for the first time on iTunes. (more...)


9) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Betty Buckley Reflects On CATS & Talks Master Classes
by Pat Cerasaro - May 04, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar and recognizable screen presence Betty Buckley discusses her iconic role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS as well as touches upon her acclaimed master classes as part of a new interview. (more...)


10) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 04, 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 Fran Drescher, who is currently starring on Broadway in Cinderella, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)


11) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/3, Part 2- ROCKY Snapchats Home, ALADDIN Opens Mail, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our May 3rd SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)


12) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 In the Spotlight Series: In the Tonys Photo Booth with Nominee Idina Menzel
by Walter McBride - May 04, 2014

Below you can check out photos of Idina Menzel, nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for If/Then, in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)


13) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 2014 Lortel Awards Presented Tonight - HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead Noms
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

The 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway 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...)


14) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/4- SWEET CHARITY
by Stage Tube - May 04, 2014

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role. (more...)


15) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- VIOLET's Joshua Henry Talks the Icing on His Broadway Cake!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 04, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Joshua Henry, a nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Violet, who chats about screaming at his iPad when his name was announced, the show's trip to Broadway, and more. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)


16) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet of the GLAAD Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2014

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17) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Photo Coverage: WALL to WALL CABARET at Symphony Space, Featuring Andrea McArdle, Karen Wyman, and More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 04, 2014

Symphony Space's free signature event, Wall to Wall, took up the theme with Wall to Wall Cabaret on Saturday, May 3. The lineup of nearly 50 performers was a veritable roll call of cabaret icons and rising stars, including Kate Baldwin,Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll, Bill Charlap + Sandy Stewart, Barbara Cook, Judy Gold, Julie Halston, Ute Lemper, Lypsinka, Taylor Mac, Andrea Marcovicci, Marilyn Maye,Andrea McArdle, Jane Monheit, Steve Ross, Billy Stritch, and many more. James Naughton served as the evening's Master of Ceremonies. The distinguished house band for the evening was Russ Kassoff on piano, John Arbo on bass, and John Redsecker on drums. (more...)


18) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Photo Coverage: Inside the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 04, 2014

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 16 of this year's 29 media categories at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo, and Hilton Worldwide, and locally by Delta Air Lines and Bud Light, at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Saturday night. (more...)


19) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 Photo Coverage: TOMMY TUNE Closing Night at the Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 04, 2014

Tommy Tune, the nine-time Tony Award-winning singer/actor/dancer, made his Cafe Carlyle debut with More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales. The show featured Musical Director Michael Biagi on piano and closed yesterday, May 3. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the closing night below! (more...)


20) Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014 BWW's On This Day - May 4, 2014
by - May 04, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


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