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BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Talks NEVERLAND, HEDWIG and More with Liza!
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 26, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy chats with his pal Liza Minnelli about all the latest news from the Great White Way, including Emma Stone joining CABARET, Andrew Rannells taking over in HEDWIG, FINDING NEVERLAND coming to Broadway and more! (more...)

#KeepArtsAlive With YoungArts Awareness Day on September 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to "keep arts alive" on Monday, September 8. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work, or their artistic experiences at museums and concerts via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tori Amos Sings HEDWIG in Concert
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2014

Singer/songwriter Tori Amos covered 'Wicked Little Town' from Hedwig and the Angry Inch at her Orlando concert on August 23. (more...)

Lena Hall & Tits Of Clay Wish Andrew Rannells Happy Birthday Backstage At HEDWIG
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 23, 2014

Multi-Tony Award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH has a new leading man in popular stage and screen star Andrew Rannells and 2014 Tony Award-winning co-star Lena Hall joins with featured band Tits Of Clay to sing a special birthday song to him in a new social media video that is now available to view. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/23- Andrew Rannells
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2014

Happy Birthday, Andrew Rannells! Rannells played Bob Gaudio in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys. In January 2009, he reprised the role of Gaudio in the musical's Broadway production. Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, a musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. For his performance, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. His last performance was June 10, 2012. He will soon play Bryan Buckley in Ryan Murphy's new television series The New Normal on NBC. (more...)

New Windowcard Unveiled For HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 23, 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...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 16-22
by Louisa Brady - Aug 22, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwaWorld'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 Andrew Rannells in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, rehearsals with the touring cast of KINKY BOOTS, and more! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Andrew Rannells Rocks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 22, 2014

Today we are toasting the newest titular star of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Andrew Rannells! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Gets Rannells Update!
by Walter McBride - Aug 21, 2014

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells takes over the title role in the Tony Award-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch tonight, August 20, 2014. Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harrisplayed his final performance last Sunday, August 17. Rannells joins Tony Award winner Lena Hall as 'Yitzhak'. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you complete photos of the Belasco's new marquee below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rosie O'Donnell Gives A Mile To HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 21, 2014

In honor of Andrew Rannells stepping into the Tony Award-winning stilettos of Neil Patrick Harris as the titular HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, today we take a look back at the first time John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask's masterpiece appeared on national TV via THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells takes over the title role in the Tony Award-winning revival ofHedwig and the Angry Inch tonight, August 20, 2014. Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harrisplayed his final performance last Sunday, August 17. Rannells joins Tony Award winner Lena Hall as 'Yitzhak'. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Rannells in action! (more...)

We Believe in Andrew Rannells! 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's New Hedwig!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

Broadway favorite Andrew Rannells will return to the stage as the title character in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH tonight, replacing Neil Patrick Harris (who just departed the production on August 17). In honor of his big night, we can't help but freak out about his impending homecoming. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you just a few reasons to get just as excited! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you just a few reasons to get just as excited! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/20/14 - Rannells Gets Glittery as HEDWIG, Three Broadway Companies Meet-and-Greet, and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 20, 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: Andrew Rannells takes over the title role in HEDWIG tonight, two festivals kick off in NYC and three Broadway companies meet the press! (more...)

Andrew Rannells Dons HEDWIG's Stilettos on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells takes over the title role in the Tony Award-winning revival of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH tonight, August 20, 2014. (more...)

Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG Sequel, New Project, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

According to PopMatters.com, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH co-creator Stephen Trask is co-writing a new 1970s New York clubs-based project called 15 MINUTES. 'It's a really exciting and creative and interesting project that starts off set in Studio 54 but ends up downtown at the Mudd Club,' says Trask. (more...)

Twitter Watch: First Look at Rannells on New HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Marquee
by BWW Staff - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award winning star Neil Patrick Harris played his final show in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, last night, August 17. Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilettos on August 20. On Twitter, show's band, Tits of Clay, had this to say @TitsofClay: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Takes Final Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award winning star Neil Patrick Harris played his final show in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, last night, August 17. Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilettos on August 20. Below, check out video footage from Neil's final, thunderous curtain call! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/16-8/17/2014
by - Aug 17, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

Andrew Rannells Accepts Lena Dunham's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 17, 2014

New headliner of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway as well as recognizable stage and screen star Andrew Rannells accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge in a new social media video available to view. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Stuns as HEDWIG for the Last Time on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Tony Award winning star Neil Patrick Harris will play his final show in the new production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, today, August 17. Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilletos on August 20. (more...)

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