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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012. Catch up below!

1) John Gallagher, Jr. to Sing in Upcoming Episode of HBO's THE NEWSROOM
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2012

According to a report by E! Online, Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr., who played opposite Lea Michele in Spring Awakening in 2006, will sing in his new role on HBO's THE NEWSROOM, written and produced by Aaron Sorkin. (more...)


2) Flashback: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Takes Final Bow on Broadway, June 24
by BWW Special Coverage - June 24, 2012

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert plays its final performance on Broadway today, June 24, 2012, after 23 previews and 526 performances. After a pre-Broadway try-out in Toronto, the show opened on March 20, 2011, at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway), starring Tony Award nominee Will Swenson, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as a trio of friends on a road trip, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback, and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. (more...)


3) Flashback: GODSPELL Plays Final Broadway Show, June 24
by BWW Special Coverage - June 24, 2012

Godspell will play its final performance on Broadway today, June 24th, 2012, at Circle in the Square Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a multimedia flashback chronicling Godspell's beginning and journey to its final show on the Great White Way. (more...)


4) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, June 23, Part 2 - GODSPELL Cast and PRISCILLA's Nick Adams and Ellyn Marsh Say Farewell
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2012

BroadwayWorld rounds up yesterday evening's "Saturday Intermission Pics" below! The cast of Godspell and regular participants Nick Adams and Ellyn Marsh from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert take their farewell SIPs. Both shows close on Broadway today, June 24 (check out BWW's Priscilla and Godspell flashbacks). We wish them well! (more...)


5) BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Brian d'Arcy James Uncut Part 2: Talks SHREK, NEXT TO NORMAL, 54 Below Show & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 24, 2012

In a follow-up to Part 1 of our in-depth with Brian d'Arcy James, one of Broadway's favorite leading men for nearly two decades, Brian gets candid about his theatrical career, including TITANIC, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, NEXT TO NORMAL, SHREK, and more. For all of Brian's fans, the star will be taking the stage at the new cabaret venue, 54 Below on June 26, 2012, in his first New York City solo concert appearance. For all of Brian's fans, the star will be taking the stage at the new cabaret venue, 54 Below on June 26, 2012, in his first New York City solo concert appearance. This week-long engagement runs through June 30, 2012. CLICK HERE to re-visit Brian's thoughts on his new concert act and click below to follow him through his celebrated career! (more...)


6) MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Closes at New World Stages Today, June 24
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2012

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, now playing at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), closes today, Sunday, June 24 following 901 performances on Broadway and at New World Stages. (more...)


7) AFI Gala Honors Shirley MacLaine; Ceremony Airs Tonight, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2012

AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep presented Shirley MacLaine with the American Film Institute's 40th Life Achievement Award - America's highest honor for a career in film. The private black tie gala was held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on June 7 and will air on TV Land tonight, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)


8) JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's 'Marcus Nance and Friends' to Play Metropolitan Room, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2012

“Marcus Nance and Friends” is an elegant evening of jazz, cabaret, theatre and opera of the finest kind. As a fan of both the classy era of Johnny Hartman and Sarah Vaughan and the impressive showmanship of the opera and theatre worlds, Marcus Nance celebrates these traditions together in this regular series of cabarets featuring New York’s finest singers and musicians. (more...)


9) Lillias White and Chuck Cooper to Co-Host AWARD-WINNING JOURNEYS IN BLACK THEATRE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2012

The Coalition of Theatres of Color will salute the historic Negro Ensemble Company’s 45th anniversary and the acclaimed Audelco Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre’s 40th anniversary with "Award-Winning Journeys in Black Theatre", a special press event by award-winning actors Lillias White and Chuck Cooper on Monday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. Harlem’s Con. Charles Rangel’s office is presenting a proclamation. (more...)


10) BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2012
by - June 24, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


11) STAGE TUBE: THE HOBBIT Cast Makes Surprise Appearance at Ian McKellen's One-Man Show
by Stage Tube - June 24, 2012

Stars of the upcoming Hobbit film made a surprise appearance at a performance of Ian McKellen's one-man show in support of Christchurch's theatre in New Zealand on Saturday night, June 23. According to TheOneRing, Aidan Turner, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans and Martin Freeman appeared in the show's finale. Watch them onstage in the video below! (more...)


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