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@darrencriss - 7/22/15 06:02pm .@HedwigOnBway Growing up as a fan I never dreamed, that I, one day, could become the opening act for @TayeDiggs #HappyOpening #KnockEmDead


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SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24
by Nora Dominick - Jul 24, 2015

Got caught up watching Lin-Manuel singing NEWSIES at the 'Ham4Ham' Lottery? Celebrated National Vanilla Ice Cream Day with too many Schmakary's ice cream sandwiches? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs Takes First Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs Takes First Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2015

Taye Diggs just took over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs stars in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. He takes over from Darren Criss, who just finished his run on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWord brings you photos from his opening night bows below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with Taye DiggsUp on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with Taye Diggs
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2015

Taye Diggs just took over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs stars in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. He takes over from Darren Criss, who just finished his run on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/23/15- Daniel RadcliffeSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/23/15- Daniel Radcliffe
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe! Radcliffe is best known for playing the title role in all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter films. In 2008, he made his Broadway debut to much acclaim in EQUUS. Radcliffe won BroadwayWorld.com's 2009 Theatre Fans' Choice Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in EQUUS. He returned to Broadway in March 2011 with HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and was succeeded by Darren Criss, and later Nick Jonas. He most recently led the Broadway production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, which just concluded its limited run at the Cort Theatre. (more...)

Taye Diggs Steps Into HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH TonightTaye Diggs Steps Into HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Taye Diggs takes over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starting tonight, July 22, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/14/2015 - 7/21/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 7/14/2015 - 7/21/2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/14/2015 - 7/21/2015. (more...)

HEDWIG's Taye Diggs Says Challenging Role is 'Everything I Ever Wished For'HEDWIG's Taye Diggs Says Challenging Role is 'Everything I Ever Wished For'
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

In an all-new interview in today's New York Times, Taye Diggs reflects on his upcoming gender-bending role in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Taye DiggsIn the Spotlight Series: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Taye Diggs
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2015

Darren Criss just concluded his limited 12-week engagement in Broadway's HEDIWG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, yesterday, July 19. He started performances on April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Taye Diggs will take over the role starting Wednesday, July 22, making his return to Broadway after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs will also play the title role in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/18-7/19/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/18-7/19/2015
by - Jul 19, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 19, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming Visits Darren Criss in Final HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH PerformancePhoto Flash: Alan Cumming Visits Darren Criss in Final HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Alan Cumming came to see Darren Criss take his final bow in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway this afternoon. Following the show, Cumming took a selfie with Criss in the GLEE star's dressing room. Cumming tweeted, (@Alancumming) 'Just saw @DarrenCriss rock it again in @HedwigOnBway. Bravo wee D, bravo!!' Check out the pic below! (more...)

Photo Flash: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Visits Darren Criss At HEDWIGPhoto Flash: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Visits Darren Criss At HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. went to see fellow GLEE alum Darren Criss perform in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH during his last weekend playing the title role on Broadway. Shum took to Instagram to share a pic of the friends' reunion. Check out the photo of the GLEE guys below! (more...)

Darren Criss Plays Final HEDWIG Performance Today; Taye Diggs to Step in NextDarren Criss Plays Final HEDWIG Performance Today; Taye Diggs to Step in Next
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Darren Criss will conclude his limited 12-week engagement in Broadway's HEDIWG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, today, July 19. (more...)

HEDWIG's Darren Criss Joins Indie Film SMITTEN!HEDWIG's Darren Criss Joins Indie Film SMITTEN!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Heartthrob Darren Criss is headed from Broadway to the big screen in the upcoming indie romantic comedy film SMITTEN! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/2015 - DRIVING MISS DAISY on TV, SOMETHING ROTTEN! CD and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A new junior version of CHILDREN OF EDEN hits the stage, DRIVING MISS DAISY screens on PBS, two Broadway cast recordings are released and more! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Mighty Is He! All About ALADDIN - Movie, Musical, Prequel & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: Mighty Is He! All About ALADDIN - Movie, Musical, Prequel & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2015

Today we celebrates the news of a planned ALADDIN prequel by looking back at the Hollywood and Broadway hit. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Darren Criss & More Among Broadway's 2015 EMMY Nominees!Alan Cumming, Darren Criss & More Among Broadway's 2015 EMMY Nominees!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 16, 2015

This morning, Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba announced the nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards from the Pacific Design Center. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Video Of Darren Criss's Sexy Photo Shoot For Broadway Style GuideBehind The Scenes Video Of Darren Criss's Sexy Photo Shoot For Broadway Style Guide
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

Get a look at a sexy photo shoot with Darren Criss! (more...)

Broadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger ReesBroadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

We came online this morning to an overflowing inbox of thoughts and rememberances that we present belong along with quotes from industry notables on social media. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed. (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell Wants to See Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Take on HEDWIGJohn Cameron Mitchell Wants to See Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Take on HEDWIG
by Jessica Showers - Jul 8, 2015

Pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake are being summoned to Broadway! (more...)

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