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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, July 15, 2012 - Sunday, July 15, 2012. Catch up below!
FREEZE FRAME: Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore at Broadway Barks 14!
by Walter McBride - July 15, 2012
Yesterday, July 14, Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters hosted the 14th annual BROADWAY BARKS!, a star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. See a photo of the hosts onstage below, and check back later for full coverage! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Mary Tyler Moore, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston & More Onstage at Broadway Barks 14!
by Walter McBride - July 15, 2012
Yesterday, July 14, Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore hosted the 14th annual BROADWAY BARKS!, a star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Check out photos full photo coverage of the hosts with Tom Edden, Nancy Opel, Montego Glover from Memphis, Megan Hilty and Anjelica Huston from NBC's Smash, and Bebe Neuwirth and her husband Chris Calkins, below! (more...)
FLASH SPECIAL: Cheyenne Jackson's Summer Singles
by Pat Cerasaro - July 15, 2012
As a super-special prelude to BroadwayWorld’s forthcoming InDepth InterView with Cheyenne Jackson, today we are shining a light on his two infectiously catchy and frothily pleasing pop singles from a forthcoming EP tentatively scheduled for release later this year - “Drive” and “Before You”. Particularly given this week’s world premiere of the eye-grabbing new music video for the instant earworm “Before You”, now was the perfect time to catch up with one of Broadway and Hollywood’s biggest rising stars as he prepares for his roles on the new NBC reboot of THE MUNSTERS, created by PUSHING DAISES and upcoming HANNIBAL writer/producer Bryan Fuller, titled MOCKINGBIRD LANE, as well as his part in the new star-studded Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO Liberace biopic BEYOND THE CANDELABRA, co-starring Oscar-winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, all about his many exciting endeavors. While the InDepth InterView covers those fresh topics as well as his new songwriting career and upcoming EP - as well as much, much more - today we are focusing primarily on the two new summer singles, some live performances of them, and, of course, both of their subsequent uniquely effective music videos. The music video for “Drive” is an instantly visually arresting animated road-trip travelogue depicting a cartoon Cheyenne navigating life’s highways and byways while casting the occasional glance in the literal and proverbial rearview mirror, whereas “Before You” is a slightly ROCKY HORROR-esque, almost entirely black-and-white throwback to the frivolous sci-fi and horror-themed cheesy B-movies of the era - complete with a house of horrors featuring zombies, mummies, monsters and Rachel Dratch in a bizarre bird-themed hat. Both videos go the unexpected route in delivering the song’s message, yet each hits their target in managing to showcase Cheyenne’s considerable skills to their best advantage. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/15- Laura Benanti
by Stage Tube - July 15, 2012
Happy Birthday Laura Benanti! Benanti recently starred as Candela in 2010's Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and in the title role of the Patti LuPone revival of Gypsy in 2008, for which she was honored with the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Drama League nomination. She previously starred in the Encores! production. Broadway: The Sound of Music (Maria, opposite Richard Chamberlain), Swing! (Tony nomination: Best Featured Actress), Into The Woods (Cinderella; Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, LA Ovation and Tony nominations), Nine (Claudia, opposite Antonio Banderas; Outer Critics Circle, Drama Leauge nominations), The Wedding Singer (Julia Sullivan) and much more. (more...)
Jeremy Kushnier, Eden Espinosa, Rachel York Lead STEALING TIME at NYMF, 7/15-16
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2012
Jeremy Kushnier (Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose), Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Brooklyn), Rachel York (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Victor/Victoria) and Jack Noseworthy (A Chorus Line, Sweet Smell of Success) lead the cast of New York Musical Theater Festival's "Stealing Time," the latest work of writers/composers Tor Hyams and Lisa Neubauer. "Stealing Time" will play as a special event in the 2012 New York Musical Theater Festival at the PTC Performance Space. "Stealing Time" is the second NYMF project for Hyams coming off the success of "Greenwood" starring Andrea McArdle in the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival. (more...)
BWW's On This Day - July 15, 2012
by - July 15, 2012
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Andrea McArdle, Christine Pedi and Lindsay Nicole Chambers Set for 54 Below Tonight, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2012
Tonight, July 15, 54 BELOW, the new performance venue located just below legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, welcomes Andrea McArdle (Annie, Beauty and the Beast), Christine Pedi (Newsical, Forbidden Broadway, Talk Radio) and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Hairspray, Triassic Park) as the special guest stars at the venue’s weekly Backstage event. Susie Mosher (Hairspray, "The L Word") is this week’s host for Backstage. (more...)
Michael Learned, June Gable, Alex Brightman & More Set for Whitley-Mosier Summer Readings 2012, Now thru 7/17
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2012
Summer Readings 2012 previously announced casting for this year’s summer reading series. Michael Learned (The Sisters Rosensweig, Three Tall Women), June Gable (Moose Murders, The Ritz), and Alex Brightman (Wicked, Glory Days) are set to join an exciting ensemble that also includes Lindsey Kyler, Quinlan Corbett, Lanna Joffrey, Ben Masur, Nurit Monacelli, and Phil Mills (more...)
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