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WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA Opens, Drama League Noms, Shakespeare's Birthday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 23, 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: the 2014 Drama League nominations will be announced, CASA VALENTINA opens on Broadway tonight, and it's Shakespeare's 450th birthday! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo in NORMAL HEART Character Posters
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Ryan Murphy turned to Twitter today to reveal character posters for HBO's highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, which will air on Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. (more...)

Jonathan Groff & Laverne Cox Named Grand Marshals of 2014 NYC Pride March
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride and the annual New York City Pride March, today announced the Grand Marshals for 2014. This year's marshals are Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Transgender Activist and "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox; and Broadway, film, and television actor Jonathan Groff, appearing this summer in "The Normal Heart." (more...)

Why Julia Roberts Turned Down THE NORMAL HEART Twice Before Saying Yes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

HBO will soon release it's highly anticipated film version of The Normal Heart, and according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, securing Jula Roberts as 'Dr. Brookner' wasn't an easy feat. Roberts reportedly turned down the role twice because she 'only saw the character's hostility and rage.' When director Ryan Murphy presented her with this version of the film, she thought: 'This is getting ridiculous. I need to pay attention to why this keeps coming back to me. I suddenly understood who she was in terms of this scary, inexplicable plague-what originally seemed [to me] to be anger was actually her determined pursuit to be part of a solution that she wasn't part of with the first plague that she experienced. Everything fell into place for me after that. I could see these are just really scared people who won't give up on finding the answers.' (more...)

Disney's FROZEN Becomes Highest International Grossing Film of All Time
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Disney's hit animated film FROZEN is now the highest internationally grossing film of all time. (more...)

Walk-on Role in CHICAGO, 'JONESES' & 'BRIDGES' Tickets and More Added to Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional top items for the 2014 edition of its popular, annual online auction. Bidding for the auction, which features an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities continues at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons now through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

Disney's FROZEN is Officially Highest Grossing Animated Film Internationally
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

According to Deadline, Disney's Frozen is officially the highest grossing animated film, not just in the United Stated but internationally. The number for international markets currently reads $729.3 million and the number is at $400 million for domestic markets. Frozen is also now the no. 6 highest grossing film ever. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2014

HBO has just released a full trailer fir its highly anticipated upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, which will air on Sunday, May 25, at 9pm on HBO. Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts star in a Ryan Murphy film, HBO Films' presentation of THE NORMAL HEART. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Ryan Murphy Would 'Love' Kristin Chenoweth & Jonathan Groff Back For GLEE S6; More RENT?
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2014

GLEE co-creator and mastermind Ryan Murphy participated in a wide-ranging Q&A during this week's episode of the FOX musical dramedy series and answered numerous fan questions - including revealing what fan favorite guest stars he would like to see return for the show's final season next year, as well as the possibility of more musical numbers from some beloved rock musicals. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2014 Theater Awards Season Calendar - All You Need to Know!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 16, 2014

The 2014 theatre awards season is quickly approaching, and keeping track of all of the important dates for the many ceremonies and their corresponding nomination announcements is no easy feat. Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts with BroadwayWorld's Awards Season Calendar below! (more...)

Disney Hit Remains FROZEN at No. 1 on Billboard 200!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

For the 10th non-consecutive week, the soundtrack to Disney's Oscar winning animated film FROZEN remains at the number one spot on Billboard 200 (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman's Animated 'Wolverine' Sings 'Let It Go' in FROZEN Alternative Ending!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Disney's hit film FROZEN may have had a very different conclusion than the always reliable - 'and they all lived happily ever after.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/12-4/13/2014
by - Apr 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff Attend Coachella Together; Converse With Katy Perry & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 13, 2014

Fellow Broadway-to-Hollywood crossover superstars and admitted BFFs Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff attended hot topic music festival Coachella this weekend and shots of the pair taking in the music and sharing some conversations with major players in music, TV and beyond is now available to view. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 4 - April 11
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 11, 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 a peek inside the closing night party for Encores! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA!, a look at the IF/THEN and ALADDIN casts in the recording studio, and a first look at A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Mic of Disney's 'Let It Go' Multi-Language Version
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Today, the animation studio shared a video of the talented performers who voiced Elsa in that moving footage. Get a behind-the-mic- look below! (more...)

Barbra Streisand on THE NORMAL HEART: 'I Tried Very Hard to Get It Made'
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand spoke about the frustration she felt as she attempted to bring Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART to the big screen. (more...)

NORMAL HEART's Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer & More Grace Cover of THR
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo, stars of HBO's upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, grace the cover of this week's The Hollywood Reporter. Get a first look below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jewish Acapella Group Puts Passover Spin on FROZEN's 'Let It Go'
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Jewish acapella group Six13 brings their own unique take on 'Let It Go' and 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman,' while celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover at the same time. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 08, 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: Jonathan Groff kicks off AIDS Walk New York, BLITHE SPIRIT gets a new edition and more! (more...)

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