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She's Disney's Next Princess! Does Emma Watson Have What It Takes to Sing 'Belle'?She's Disney's Next Princess! Does Emma Watson Have What It Takes to Sing 'Belle'?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year. (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short Reveals He Was 'Hesitant' to Take on Lead RoleVIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short Reveals He Was 'Hesitant' to Take on Lead Role
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Martin Short stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about taking over the lead role in the hit Broadway comedy IT'S ONLY A PLAY. (more...)

VIDEO: Martin Short Talks IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More on 'Late Late Show'VIDEO: Martin Short Talks IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More on 'Late Late Show'
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short joined guest host Regis Philbin to discuss replacing Nathan Lane in the hit Broadway play, as well as his new memoir titled, 'I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend.' (more...)

Snow Day Flashback: Angela Lansbury Sings BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!Snow Day Flashback: Angela Lansbury Sings BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year. The big news made us reminiscent of the original film, so below, we are flashing back to Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the animated film, as she sings the title song! (more...)

Original Broadway 'Belle' Susan Egan Comments on Emma Watson in BEAUTY AND THE BEASTOriginal Broadway 'Belle' Susan Egan Comments on Emma Watson in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Actress Emma Watson has been cast as 'Belle' in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Today, stage star Susan Egan wrote a blog entry about her time playing the part on Broadway and commented on Watson's casting. (more...)

BREAKING: Emma Watson Cast as Belle in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBREAKING: Emma Watson Cast as Belle in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 26, 2015

Actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Cast Help 'Schlep' Props, Scenery & More to New VenueIT'S ONLY A PLAY Cast Help 'Schlep' Props, Scenery & More to New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Today, the New York Post Page Six reports that the show's cast members, including Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing and F. Murray Abraham, will pitch in and help the transition (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16
by Louisa Brady - Jan 16, 2015

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 coverage of new cast members of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Cheyenne Jackson at Cafe Carlyle, opening nights of CONSTELLATIONS and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and more! (more...)

Nathan Lane Will Receive O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo AwardNathan Lane Will Receive O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center has just announced that stage and screen star Nathan Lane will be the next recipient of the Monte Cristo Award. Lane will receive the honor on Monday, April 13 (6:30PM) at the Edison Ballroom. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 3-9, 2015THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 3-9, 2015
by Louisa Brady - Jan 9, 2015

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 coverage of closing night of SIDE SHOW, new additions to the cast of WICKED, a first look at Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Megan Mullally, Rupert Grint & Nathan Lane Take Final Bows in IT'S ONLY A PLAYPhoto Flash: Megan Mullally, Rupert Grint & Nathan Lane Take Final Bows in IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will welcome two new stars on January 7, 2015. Martin Short takes over for Nathan Lane as 'James Wicker', and two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning '30 Rock' alum Maulik Pancholy- in his Broadway debut-will assume the roles of 'Julia Budder' and 'Frank Finger', respectively. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from Lane, Grint and Mullally's final curtain call! (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Mullally Talks IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More on TONIGHTVIDEO: Megan Mullally Talks IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Megan Mullally stopped by NBC's TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON to talk about her Broadway show, It's Only a Play and recalls seeing her first naked man on stage. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Only Three Weeks Left to Catch Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally & Nathan Lane in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!Only Three Weeks Left to Catch Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally & Nathan Lane in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will welcome two new stars on January 7, 2015, leaving just three more weeks to see the full original cast in action. (more...)

Tony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYTony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will welcome two new stars. Beginning January 7, 2015, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning "30 Rock" alum Maulik Pancholy-in his Broadway debut-will assume the roles of 'Julia Budder' and 'Frank Finger', respectively. (more...)

Darren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth and Cyndi Lauper to Team Up for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards; HEDWIG, IF/THEN, IT'S ONLY A PLAY Among NomineesDarren Criss, Kristin Chenoweth and Cyndi Lauper to Team Up for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards; HEDWIG, IF/THEN, IT'S ONLY A PLAY Among Nominees
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

LOGO TV today announced that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is slated to perform a song from her live CD Coming Home on the Logo TV's 2014 'New Now Next' Awards premiering on LOGO TV on Sunday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and MTV on December 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Actor and singer Darren Criss will host the event, which kicks off Art Basel from Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, and serves as the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come. Pop icon Cyndi Lauper will narrate the New Now Next Awards, which will also feature special appearances by Nick Cannon, Tyler Glenn, 'Looking' stars Raul Castillo & Frankie Alvarez, 'Girl Code's' Nicole Byer, 'Awkward's' Molly Tarlov, as well as 'Faking It's' Katie Stevens and Michael J. Willett. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/26/14 - ILLUSIONISTS, Macy's Parade, Turkey Day and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/26/14 - ILLUSIONISTS, Macy's Parade, Turkey Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This holiday weekend's big news: SOUL DOCTOR comes back to New York, DISENCHANTED! begins, THE ILLUSIONISTS bring magic to Broadway, performers from the Great White Way crowd this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade and more! (more...)

Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally Will Not Extend Run in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY; New Cast Members to Be Announced ShortlyRupert Grint and Megan Mullally Will Not Extend Run in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY; New Cast Members to Be Announced Shortly
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

BWW has just confirmed that Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally will not be extending with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, due to prior commitments. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

First 2015 Tony Awards Rulings Announced - Big Decisions on 7 Shows Including ON THE TOWN, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, IT'S ONLY A PLAY & MoreFirst 2015 Tony Awards Rulings Announced - Big Decisions on 7 Shows Including ON THE TOWN, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the first time this season to determine the eligibility of seven Broadway productions for the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2014-2015 season to decide the eligibility for the 69th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Signs on for IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Extended Broadway RunMatthew Broderick Signs on for IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Extended Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Tony® Award winner Matthew Broderick has extended his contract with Broadway's smash hit It's Only A Play. Originally scheduled to appear in the production through its original closing date of January 4th, Broderick will continue to star in the production through its new end date on March 29, 2015. Broderick currently stars in the production opposite Nathan Lane, who exits on January 4th for a previously scheduled professional commitment. Beginning January 7th, Broderick will headline It's Only A Play opposite the previously-announced Martin Short. (more...)

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