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Breaking News: Following Outcry About INTO THE WOODS Changes; Stephen Sondheim Releases Statement
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2014

Following an explosive Internet reaction to comments that Stephen Sondheim made in front of a group of high school drama teachers, first reported by The New Yorker, the legendary composer and lyricist has released a statement to explain and clarify what was previously reported. (more...)

Exclusive! First Look At Teaser Poster For INTO THE WOODS Movie
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 18, 2014

The official teaser poster for Disney's big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS was unveiled at an international film festival this week and BroadwayWorld brings you the exclusive first look. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Talks INTO THE WOODS Film; Reveals Plot Changes!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Composer Stephen Sondheim recently met with a group of drama teachers to talk about the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Anna Kendrick to Lead DreamWorks Animation's Musical Comedy TROLLS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Kendrick will play a princess named 'Poppy' in the animated musical, to be directed by Mike Mitchell. (more...)

7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #4 - INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 13, 2014

Today we continue a special spotlight series highlighting the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM with a tribute to INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Anna Kendrick, Harrison Ford, Bette Midler, Glenn Close and More 'Wage Good' for Veterans
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

In honor of D-Day, Got Your 6 reminds us to empower our returning service members with the release of their brand-new PSA. Join Anne Hathaway, Anna Kendrick, Harrison Ford, Bradley Cooper, Gabourey Sidibe, Martin Sheen, Bette Midler, Sally Field, Jason Sudeikis, Goldie Hawn, and Glenn Close to 'Wage Good'. Watch below! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Jeremy Jordan and More to Star in OUTLIVING EMILY
by Movies News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Variety writes that stage and screen vet Phylicia Rashad has joined the film OUTLIVING EMILY, along with Andre Braugher, Alexis Bledel and Kal Penn. Eric Weber writes and directs with Josh Sugarman producing via Tenafly Film Co. (more...)

Lionsgate Acquires Matt Johnson's OPERATION AVALANCHE
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

XYZ Films and Lionsgate Films have announced today that Lionsgate has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to the new thriller OPERATION AVALANCHE from acclaimed filmmaker Matt Johnson. Johnson's first film THE DIRTIES, which he directed, co-wrote, and co-starred in, won the Grand Prize at Slamdance in 2013. The multi-hyphenate is reteaming with his DIRTIES co-writer Josh Boles, co-star Owen Williams, producer Matthew Miller, and has brought on Toronto-based producer Lee Kim (THE CONSPIRACY, I'LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN). Nick Spicer will executive produce for XYZ Films, with Michael Paseornek, John Sacchi, and Jessica Switch overseeing for Lionsgate. Production is set to begin June 30th in Toronto, Houston, and Washington D.C. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Anna Kendrick Stars in HAPPY CHRISTMAS
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2014

Magnolia Pictures will celebrate Christmas this summer when Joe Swanberg's new film HAPPY CHRISTMAS hits theaters on July 25th. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/17-5/18/2014
by - May 18, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Sunday, May 18, 2014. (more...)

SNL on Par with Host Andy Samberg
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

Saturday Primetime Results: NBC ranked #1 among the Big 4 networks in primetime Saturday night in adults 18-49 and total viewers: (more...)

Anna Kendrick Comments On Hit Status Of 'Cups' From PITCH PERFECT & INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2014

Rising screen superstar Anna Kendrick started out on the Broadway stage and discusses the international hit status of her PITCH PERFECT breakout single 'Cups' as well as looks ahead to her role as Cinderella in the stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)

First Look - Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson & More on Set of PITCH PERFECT 2
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2014

Rebel Wilson took to Twitter today to share a first look from the set of PITCH PERFECT 2, co-starring Anna Kendrick. (more...)

Rooftop Films Announces 2014 Summer Lineup, Featuring Sneak Previews, Premieres and More, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Rooftop Films has announced the feature film lineup for the 18th Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series presented by Industry City. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Hemorrhaging, Raging, and 'Defying Gravity' for IDOL's Top-3 (updated w/ photos)
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2014

Coming immediately on the heels of the always emotionally taxing Hometown visits, each of Season XIII's remaining Idols performed three songs on Wednesday's penultimate performance show. The first round was made up of songs suggested by the surprisingly not-worthless 'full-time' mentor, Randy Jackson. The next round was songs that the judging panel of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. selected, and the final round consisted of songs the Top-3 had previously performed on the show and were determined by their hometown fans (and by hometown fans, I mean the show's producers). (more...)

Katey Sagal Joins Cast of PITCH PERFECT 2
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2014

Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters on May 15, 2015. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 14th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 14, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Michael Urie ignites the night, 'Mamma Mia!' returns, the original musicals 'One Hit Wonders,' 'The Last Ship' and 'Hey! Dancin'!,' a new 'Big Fish' and 'Seussical,' plus all the latest on showtune movies, TV shows and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adam Halpin and Katie Rose Clarke in Long Wharf's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Loves Her Desk Job in New Short Film THE CALL
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2014

Anna Kendrick, one of Fast Company's latest 100 Most Creative People in Business, partnered with the magazine for Eric Ogden's new short film THE CALL. Check out how she settles into taking on a desk job below! (more...)

AwesomenessTV Launches New iOS App; Debuts Season 2 of SIDE EFFECTS
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

AwesomenessTV today announced the launch of its first mobile app for iOS. The AwesomenessTV app will provide new ways for fans to engage with their favorite shows and channels. (more...)

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