Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on a contemporary musical with an awe-inspiring original cast, SPRING AWAKENING. (more...)
From the controversial and crass to the inspiring and romantic, the past decade's Tony winners for Best Musical delighted us then and continue to captivate us as they play in productions across the country and around the world. And what better way to refresh and prep for this year's big award than to relive the stand-outs from the last 10 years on Broadway? Scroll down to learn more about the winners since 2004, and be sure to tell us which musical gets your pick for 2014! (more...)
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Montblanc and Urban Arts Partnership announced the highly anticipated return of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS, now in its fourth year in Los Angeles, on Friday, June 20, 2014. (more...)
In a recent interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Tony winner Duncan Sheik revealed that the time is drawing near for the highly-anticipated film version of his 2006 musical- Spring Awakening. He told the UT: 'We're trying to get the 'Spring Awakening' movie made this year. It's in process, and we have a fancy director (McG) and a fancy producer (Playtone, Tom Hanks' company) involved. So fingers crossed we'll be diving into it.' (more...)
U2... Neil Diamond... The Go-Gos... Randy Newman... OneRepublic... Styx! What do these things have in common? Well, GLEE's trip to LA, of course! Plus, a truly rockin' 'More Than A Feeling' (Boston) too - in every imaginable way and, well, more! All things considered, what other Primetime TV show has 'Obscure Broadway to Queen at a moment's notice'?! (more...)
Let the sunshine in, Gleeks! No, there's not going to be a production of Hair this week - thank god. This week, the Gleeks are hitting the land of sun, surf, and celebrities. You guessed it, Gleeks - the New Directions are hitting LA! It's Nationals time, and the battle is on to win one for the home team, including several departing seniors. Will New Directions come out victorious or will LaLa land send them packing as fast as a Jennifer Aniston comedy after opening weekend? It's Nationals in LA, Gleeks! Get into it!
Will calls Sam to his office and instills in him confidence to be the leader that Finn once was, despite Sam being unsure of such a title. Carole and Burt stop by the choir room, and instill their own confidence into the glee club with memories of Finn, but with optimism and fun as their main point. With the Hummel-Hudson's as chaperones, the glee club gets psyched for Nationals with 'I Love LA'. Once in LA, the glee clubs hits the sightseeing tour and really feel the love for the City of Angels. Once at the hotel, the glee club gets a familiar visitor in Mercedes, who has finally found success in music. The New Directions meet their competition in Throat Explosion and their leading man, Jean Baptiste (none other than Broadway's Skylar Astin). Ryder asks Marley about why she seems to have given up on her love of music, but doesn't really like that Marley is considering this Nationals to be her swan song. The New Directions sneak onto the stage to have a moment the night before performance, where Sam calls to mind Finn's promise that they'd make it to Nationals and win, and plans to keep that promise. Jean Baptiste and Throat Explosion crash the moment, and despite the gauntlet being thrown, respect the memory of their loss and struggle as a club over the years, but also reminds them that everyone is waiting to see if they can overcome their circumstances. (more...)
A new promotional spot for this week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE titled 'City Of Angels' featuring upcoming guest star, SPRING AWAKENING and PITCH PERFECT alum Skylar Astin, is now available to view. (more...)
TBS has renewed its new sitcom hit Ground Floor for a second season. Created by Emmy(R) nominees Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Scrubs, Clone High) and Greg Malins (2 Broke Girls, How I Met Your Mother), the series stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Briga Heelan (Cougar Town) and John C. McGinley (Scrubs). Lawrence, Jeff Ingold (upcoming Surviving Jack, Undateable) and Jeff Astrof (The New Adventures of Old Christine) serve as executive producers on Ground Floor, which is being produced for TBS by Lawrence's Doozer, in association with Warner Horizon Television. TBS has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to begin in late 2014. (more...)
Gloria! GLEE is nearing graduation season, complete with senior flings, faculty faux pas and Fat Tuesday-befitting festivities on the NYC side of the show, as well. Last night's ep gave us some major '80s gems, '90s lite rockers, '00 anthems and even an obscure '60s tune, too, showing the dependable diversity of not only the music but the general themes of the one and only hit musical dramedy series in history. Heart to The Supremes to Simple Minds, Wilson Phillips and Destiny's Child - it was a delight. (more...)
Remember that song that said three was a magic number? Well, tonight, Gleeks - three is most certainly a gleeriffic number as the spotlight is full of trios - some trios pair up for a little fun, while others will be fighting it out in usual Glee fashion. It's just another night full of songs, rivalry, and everything we could possibly want. Strap yourself in for a magical episode, Gleeks, because three is spreading its magic all over Glee.
Will and Emma get caught by Becky in a compromising position, and it comes to the surface (when Sue calls them to her office) that they are trying to have a baby. Blaine, Sam, and Tina present "Jumpin, Jumpin" by Destiny's Child to the glee club and it becomes clear that time is ticking between Nationals and graduation, so Mr. Schue tells them to cherish the times and the memories. Rachel turns to Elliot after the fight with her roomies, and in her own Rachel Berry way - takes over his life and his apartment. When Elliot pops by Rachel rehearsal, the two duet on Heart's "Barracuda" and their new friendship seems cemented. ..Hummelberry, who? Sam and Blaine try on their cap and gowns, which cement how soon enough their time at McKinley, will end, and brings on Tina's constant waterworks. Blaine suggests the idea of a lock-in, so they will have something to remember once time has passed, which is something Tina and Sam jump to do. (more...)
Today we are particularly thrilled to present a wide-ranging conversation with one of the most attention-grabbing and notable Broadway/Hollywood crossover stars of the new millennium all about her theatre past, GLEE present and potentially spectacular future - the charismatic and committed Lea Michele. Sparing some precious moments while promoting her new solo album release, LOUDER, Michele comments on not only her studio work and the current season of her FOX hit musical dramedy series but also sheds some light on much more, including sharing first news of the new stage revival of FUNNY GIRL currently in planning stages following the rights being purchased by GLEE creator and mastermind Ryan Murphy, set to mirror the Season Five storyline of GLEE itself as it presents the spectacular theatrics, unforgettable songs and backstage backstabbing involved with the FUNNY GIRL revival starring Rachel Berry (aka Michele). Additionally, Michele analyzes some of her favorite tracks on LOUDER and offers a glimpse into the creative process in creating some of the album's standout tracks such as 'Cue The Rain' and 'The Bells'. Plus, Michele opens up about her role alongside fellow Broadway heavyweights Megan Hilty and Bernadette Peters in the hotly anticipated new animated movie musical LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN and clues us in on what we can expect from the multimedia extravaganza. Furthermore, Michele previews some upcoming GLEE showstoppers-to-be including two songs penned by Stephen Sondheim - 'No One Is Alone' from INTO THE WOODS and 'Not While I'm Around' from SWEENEY TODD - as well as the re-teaming with SPRING AWAKENING star Skylar Astin, while also offering the 411 on the show's big new move to a primary NYC focus. All of that, thoughts on GLEE co-star Idina Menzel's FROZEN performance on this week's Academy Awards telecast, opinions on a new LES MISERABLES revival, a look ahead to her upcoming autobiography BRUNETTE AMBITION and much, much more! (more...)
As Gleeks eagerly await the return of GLEE in February of 2014, rumored details on the highly anticipated Nationals episode, reportedly titled “City of Angels,” have been spreading like wild fire. (more...)
Darren Criss used Instagram yesterday to share the exciting news that Skylar Astin, who appeared opposite Lea Michele in Broadway's 'Spring Awakenings,' will be heading to GLEE later this season. (more...)
EVITA has returned to L.A. by way of Hollywood Pantages for a limited three week engagement, now through November 10, 2013. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this national touring production comes directly from the first new Broadway revival of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the the opening night red carpet! (more...)