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@AndrewRannells - 7/27/14 02:07am What a great night at #bulletsoverbroadway with #AllisonWilliams ! @heleneyorke #betsywolfe…

@AndrewRannells - 7/26/14 06:09pm RG @pattimurin: Literally Patti Murin. August 11th at 54 Below. Literally. Get your tickets now,…

'Will You Accept This Final Rose?' Patti Murin to Guest-Recap BACHELORETTE Finale for BWW TV
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 27, 2014

After the rousing success of Natalie Weiss recapping 'So You Think You Can Dance' last week, BroadwayWorld TV is doubling down on Celebrity Guest-Recappers. This time we have invited Broadway's favorite cheerleader, Patti Murin ('Lysistrata Jones,' 'Love's Labour's Lost,' 'Fly by Night') to recap the epic season finale of 'The Bachelorette' on Monday night. Despite performing with the Skivvies for the first time Saturday, and preparing for her 54 Below debut on Monday, August 11th (click here for full details), Patti graciously agreed. (more...)

Andrew Rannells Tweets from First HEDWIG Rehearsal: 'Beyond Thrilled'
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Rannells took to Twitter to share his excitement over his upcoming role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. (more...)

by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PIECE OF MY HEART and LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS open off-Broadway, Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! gets a reading in NYC, Patti LuPone carries the torch at 54 Below and more! (more...)

HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris Wants to Appear on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris wants to be a freak! So much so that he penned AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW creator Ryan Murphy a letter asking to join the new season of the FX series, but Murphy never responded. (more...)

by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the 16th Annual Broadway Barks, Malcolm Gets' upcoming 54 Below concert, a first look at Andrew Rannells in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and more! (more...)

Lena Hall Talks Rannells Take on HEDWIG: 'It Won't Be A Carbon Copy'
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Hedwig star Lena Hall spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the upcoming transition. (more...)

First Look At Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

A first look at Broadway leading man and multi-media crossover star Andrew Rannells in the gender-bending title role of multi-Tony Award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH is now available to view. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Pre-Show Ritual, Compares HEDWIG to Barney Stinson
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Stage and screen stud Neil Patrick Harris stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about his ritual in getting into character as HEDWIG, and the similarities between the characters of Hedwig and How I Met Your Mother's Barney Stinson. Check out two clips from the interview below, and watch the full version here! (more...)

We Believe in Andrew Rannells! 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's Next Hedwig!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 16, 2014

In just over a month, Broadway favorite Andrew Rannells will return to the stage as the title character in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, replacing Neil Patrick Harris (who departs the production on August 17). With just weeks until he struts across the Belasco stage, we can't help but freak out about his impending return. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you just a few reasons to get just as excited! (more...)

Tony-Winning HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Recoups Broadway Capitalization!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Producer David Binder just announced that the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, which last month received four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has recouped its initial capitalization investment as of the week ending Sunday, July 13. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Jane Lynch Visits HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BWW Staff - Jul 10, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Jane Lynch wrote 'The stunning performance of @actuallynph in #hedwig inspired me in this photo on the Bway set. Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will soon succeed Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Rannells, who is contracted for an eight week run, will take on the title role beginning August 20, after Harris departs on August 17. HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron Mitchell andStephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's 'Soundtrack of the Year' Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998. ' (more...)

Andrew Rannells Talks About Taking On HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Two weeks ago, it was announced that Andrew Rannells will be taking over Neil Patrick Harris' role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on August 20. However, it wasn't until today that he finally had the time to talk about it. He told The Star, 'It's scary and exciting and every kind of wonderful imaginable.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: HBO's THE LEFTOVERS Premieres in New York City!
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2014

HBO will soon premiere the new drama series THE LEFTOVERS, which begins its ten-episode season on Sunday, June 29 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). BroadwayWorld was there for the series' New York City premiere and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Fashion at THE LEFTOVERS Premiere!
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2014

HBO will soon premiere the new drama series THE LEFTOVERS, which begins its ten-episode season on Sunday, June 29 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). BroadwayWorld was there for the series' New York City premiere and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Andrew Rannells, Anne Hathaway & More Begin Production on THE INTERN Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The film's multi-generational cast also features Rene Russo ('Thor'), Andrew Rannells ('Girls'), Adam DeVine ('Pitch Perfect'), and Nat Wolff ('The Fault in Our Stars'). (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Still Hoping for Neil Patrick Harris to Play BARNUM!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

In a profile for The Boston Globe, mega-producer, theater-owner and all-around theatre impresario Cameron Mackintosh revealed he thinks Neil Patrick Harris would be 'perfect' to star in his reworked version of BARNUM, which is set to launch a UK tour this September (starring Brian Conley). That is, if Harris's 'schedule ever opens up'. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) presents the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which are being broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT) and hosted by actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Cedric is currently the star, co-creator and executive producer of the hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land as well as one of the stars of The Original Kings of Comedy. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Takes First Bows at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing officially opened tlast night, Monday, June 16. The production will run through Sunday, July 6. Obie Award winner Hamish Linklater and Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Reveals 'I'm Ready for a Little Downtime'
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The star revealed how he spent Father's Day on Sunday and also admits that he's looking forward to taking a breather from the grueling Broadway schedule. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Talks Sound Design, HEDWIG, the 'In Memoriam' Segment & More!
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 17, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to the CTS Newsdesk to cover this week's hot topics- the Tony Awards Sound Design controversy, Andrew Rannells replacing Neil Patrick Harris in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and all things Tony Awards! (more...)

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