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Top Stories of the Day - Friday April 18, 2014

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

It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!
by Movies News Desk - The first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of Jersey Boys just debuted! The Warner Bros. film, directed by Clint Eastwood, will hit theaters on June 20th. Watch the trailer below!


FLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines On
by Pat Cerasaro - Today, in honor of Holy Week, we shine a special spotlight on one of the most revered and rockin' musicals ever written, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.


Review Roundup: ACT ONE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - The Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, opens tonight, April 17, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say...


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


Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film Announces Release Dates For Nearly 50 Countries
by BWW News Desk - Just a day after the release of the highly anticipated first trailer, the JERSEY BOYS movie, directed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has announced the release dates for the film in 49 countries. In addition to premiering in North America on June 20th, JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters worldwide from June through September.


Oh, What a Trailer! 5 Reasons We Already Love the JERSEY BOYS Movie!
by Hilary Kelly - The trailer for the upcoming film adaptation was released yesterday, and below, BroadwayWorld shares five reasons that the trailer is making us freak out over the film's June 20th release! Watch the trailer for yourself and check out our favorite parts below!


The Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE Headed to the West End This Fall
by BWW News Desk - The Daily Mail writes that David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's HERE LIES LOVE will open at the National's revamped Dorfman Theatre this October, directed by Alex Timbers. The show is just about to begin a second run at The Public Theater on May 1 in New York City and will transfer to the West End in the fall.


Geoffrey Rush to Star as OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Upcoming Musical Biopic
by BWW News Desk - According to the Daily Mail, Geoffrey Rush will once again bridge the stage-screen gap by playing OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming biopic, directed by Vadim Jean. Filming is set to begin this fall.


Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Musical to Play Old Globe Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - The Old Globe today announced its 2014-2015 Season, beginning September 13 with the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical with music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Edie Brickell, book by Steve Martin, based on an original story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie makes his Globe debut directing with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.


Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!
by 30 Days of NYMF 2012 - Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced exciting casting for their Main Stage productions, along with a several special events for their 2014 Summer Season. On the Main Stage: Festival veterans including Nate Corddry, Holley Fain, Christopher Fitzgerald and Nancy Opel join the cast of June Moon, directed by Jessica Stone (July 2- 13); Justin Long returns to Williamstown, joining Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of Living on Love(July 16 - 26), and theater veterans Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, festival favorite Roger Rees, and more join Chita Rivera in the John Doyle-directed production of The Visit, with choreography by Graciela Daniele (July 31 - August 17).


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



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