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Top Stories of the Day - Sunday April 20, 2014

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

STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! More RENT from IF/THEN; Idina Sings 'Take Me or Leave Me' with Lucky Audience Members!
by Stage Tube - After making us squeal with delight earlier this month by singing 'Seasons of Love', the cast of IF/THEN has blown our minds again, this time with Idina Menzel singing 'Take Me or Leave Me' with lucky audience member, Sarah Elizabeth Smith, at last night's show!


Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/19- ROCKY, MAMMA MIA, and More Get Into the Spirit of Easter!
by BWW News Desk - It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, MAMMA MIA!, WICKED, 50 SHADES, KINKY BOOTS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and more!


Preview Of New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical To Be Livestreamed At 20th Anniversary Event, 4/27
by Pat Cerasaro - A brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON is set to premiere later this year in Tokyo according to a new post on the official site for the brand.


Alice Ripley Auctions Unique Original Art On Ebay
by Pat Cerasaro - Following the success of the last auction, Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has kicked off yet another online auction featuring a wide range of intriguing musical theatre merchandise showcasing many remarkable shows from her long and unique career - NEXT TO NORMAL, KING DAVID and beyond.


BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- LES MISERABLES' New Bad Guy, Will Swenson!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Broadway's new bad guy, Will Swenson, talks all things Les Miserables- plus he shares stories about how he got his start in theatre, his past Broadway roles, and more. Check out the full interview below!


BWW Reviews: AN EVENING OF MOVIES AND MUSICALS, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, April 19 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - A star-studded cast from theatre and music perform a range of songs from movies and musicals accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and 150 strong choir.


STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/20- AMERICAN IDIOT
by Stage Tube - Today in 2010, American Idiot opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 422 performances. American Idiot is a one-act, through-sung stage musical. The show is an adaptation of punk rock band Green Day's concept album of the same name. The story, expanded from that of the concept album, centers on three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee stifling suburbia and their parents' restrictions. American Idiot won two 2010 Tony Awards: Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Christine Jones, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams. It also received a nomination for Best Musical. On February 13, 2011, it won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.


STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes VIOLET to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - In the video below, the writers of MURDER FOR TWO play one of the songs they so totally, absolutely wrote from the new Broadway hit, Violet! Check it out below!


VIOLET, Starring Sutton Foster, Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, officially opens tonight at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Check back for more photos, videos, opening night coverage and reviews and LOTS more!


THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast opens today at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Check back for more photos, videos, opening night coverage and reviews and LOTS more!


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



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