Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend


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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, May 6, 2012 - Sunday, May 6, 2012. Catch up below!

1) 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards Winners - ONCE, CHERRY ORCHARD & SONS OF THE PROPHET Win Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 06, 2012

The 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards were handed out this Sunday, May 6, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST, in a ceremony that once again benefited the Actors Fund and honored the best of Off Broadway. (more...)


2) STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Speaks at Ball State's Commencement
by Stage Tube - May 06, 2012

Tony Award-winning actor Sutton Foster spoke at Ball State's commencement ceremony yesterday, May 5, where she received an honorary doctor of arts degree. Watch the video of her speech at Ball State's graduation below! (more...)


3) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/6- GLORY DAYS
by Stage Tube - May 06, 2012

Today in 2008, Glory Days opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for one performance. Glory Days is a musical with music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire and a book by James Gardiner about four high school friends reuniting a year after graduation. The musical premiered at the Signature Theatre, a professional regional theatre in Arlington, Virginia, from January 15 through February 17, 2008, where it was directed by Eric D. Schaeffer, the Artistic Director of the theatre, with musical staging by assistant director Matthew Gardiner. The producers cited "low advance sales" in announcing the show's closing. (more...)


4) BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With Andre De Shields!
by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox - May 06, 2012

In this edition, De Shields tells stories about THE WIZ's journey to Broadway, starring in Ain't Misbehavin', getting naked for the Queen, and more! (more...)


5) SEMINAR Closes on Broadway Today, May 6
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2012

SEMINAR, the acclaimed comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, The Understudy, Omnium Gatherum, “NYPD Blue,” NBC’s hit series “Smash”) and directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation, The Big Meal, Look Back in Anger), will play its final Broadway performance in today's matinee, May 6. The World Premiere production opened on Sunday, November 20, 2011 and will have played a total of 191 performances and 26 previews at The Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)


6) GODSPELL's Hunter Parrish Joins Annenberg Theater's 'WHEN YOU BELIEVE' Stephen Schwartz Tribute, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2012

Hunter Parrish, who previously starred in the Broadway revival of GODSPELL, has joined the starry talent lineup of When You Believe: A Conversation With and Tribute To Stephen Schwartz on May 19 in Palm Springs. (more...)


7) BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2012
by - May 06, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


8) Lincoln Center Theater Welcomes WAR HORSE Author Michael Morpurgo Tonight, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater presents War Horse author Michael Morpurgo in a one-night only special event, An Evening with Michael Morpurgo: From Devon to Broadway, tonight, May 6 at 7:30pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The Vivian Beaumont Theater is where its co-production, with the National Theater of Great Britain and Bob Boyett, of the 2011 Tony Award winning Best Play War Horse continues is record-breaking run. Tickets to An Evening with Michael Morpurgo, priced at $15, are available now at the Vivian Beaumont Theater box office, at telecharge.com or by visiting www.lct.org. (more...)


9) BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE & TA-DA! Youth Theater Host Anti-Bullying Forum Today, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2012

TADA! YOUTH THEATER presents, in conjunction with the now-playing world premiere musical UP TO YOU, IT’S UP TO YOU, a open forum event today, May 6, 2012 at 11am to discuss bullying through leadership, moderated by Miss New York Kaitlin Monte and featuring a special opening number from BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE (http://bwaypride.org). The event is free, and parents and kids are especially encouraged to attend. Miss New York Kaitlin Monte has spent the year engaging discussion in schools and working with State Senator Klein to create legislative reform. Reservations can be made at www.tadatheater.com. (more...)


10) Team Behind LEGALLY BLONDE Closes LIFE OF THE PARTY Opera Today, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2012

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of Life Of The Party, a light opera for dark times. Following the huge success of last year's production of Kismet, director Paul Lincoln and the LaGuardia High School Opera Workshop tackle this completely original work, written and composed by Tony Award nominees Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Pirates!). The show plays a strictly limited run, with its last performance today, May 6th at 2:00pm. (more...)


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