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Top Stories of the Day - Wednesday April 23, 2014

Here's some of the most popular stories posted on BroadwayWorld.com in the last 24 hours!

First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...
by BWW Special Coverage - The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2013-14 season.


Review Roundup: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Neil Patrick Harris returns to Broadway in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. The limited engagement, featuring Lena Hall (Kinky Boots, lead singer of The Deafening), opens tonight, April 22 at the Belasco Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say...


BWW TV: Come Hear the Music Play! Watch Highlights of Michelle Williams, Alan Cumming & More in CABARET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb, featuring three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams for the first time on Broadway as Sally Bowles, and Alan Cumming, reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee, is currently in previews on Broadway. CABARET will play a 24-week limited engagement, with an official opening on April 24, 2014 at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights of the cast in action below!


BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Season 3, Episode 5 Trailer- with Linda Lavin, Joel Grey & More!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Broadway's favorite webseries, 'Submissions Only,' is back for its star-studded third season! Below, we are excited to bring you a trailer for Episode 5, which premieres on Monday, April 28.


Outer Critics Circle Nominees- What It All Means for the 2014 Tony Awards!
by BWW Staff - Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, today announced the nominees for the 2013-14 season. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a chart that illustrates the number of Outer Critics Circle nominees that were subsequently nominated for Tony Awards. Additionally, we calculated the percentage of eligible nominees that earned Tony Awards in the past seven years (discounting off-Broadway nominations). Check out the chances that this years OCC nominees have at a Tony nod below!


BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Patrick Page & More in CASA VALENTINA on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of CASA VALENTINA, the play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello is now in previews for a Wednesday, April 23, 2014 opening on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!


Tony Winner Daisy Eagan Pens Blog About Ben Brantley's OF MICE AND MEN Review
by BWW News Desk - Just last week, James Franco was making headlines for speaking out against New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley, because of negative remarks in his review of Of Mice and Men. Now, another Broadway star is speaking out about his review, but in this case, because of what he says about 'Curley's' wife', played in the Broadway show by Leighton Meester. Tony winner Daisy Eagan writes in her blog post, titled 'Ben Brantley is asking for it.':


Photo Flash: New CASA VALENTINA Production Shots with Patrick Page, Reed Birney, Gabriel Ebert and More!
by BWW News Desk - Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of CASA VALENTINA, the play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello is now in previews for a Wednesday, April 23, 2014 opening on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below!


28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $4.5 Million for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks of fundraising by 57 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies helped push the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to another record high, raising $4,532,129 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborra-Lee Furness Launch Charitable Foundation for the Arts
by Movies News Desk - Tony Award winner and 'Les Mis' star Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness launched a charitable foundation for performing arts in their native Australia this week.


Posted on: Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 10:41 AM Posted by: Robert Diamond



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