Hottest Articles on BWW 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016

Below are's most popular articles from 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) Disney Channel Announces Open Casting Call for HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 4!
by TV News Desk - April 13, 2016

Disney Channel has announced that a HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 4 open casting search via the Disney Applause App will begin on MONDAY, APRIL 18 for young actors, singers and dancers ages 14-17. (more...)

2) EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND Star and Broadway Vet Doris Roberts Dies at 90
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Doris Roberts, best known for her Emmy-winning role on the sitcom EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, passed away Sunday, April 17, in Los Angeles. She was 90 years old. (more...)

3) Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

4) BWW TV Exclusive: Tara Rubin, CSA Auditions for JERSEY BOYS on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - April 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch asTara Rubin, CSA auditions for Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys. (more...)

5) Once Upon a December? Ahrens & Flaherty's New ANASTASIA Musical Will Journey to Broadway Next Season
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

Exciting news this afternoon - Stage Entertainment USA (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) have announced they will produce the new musical ANASTASIA on Broadway during the 2016-17 season. (more...)

6) Breaking News: MATILDA Will Take Final Broadway Bow in 2017
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2016

The Tony Award® winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL will close on January 1, 2017, it was announced today. By then, it will have played 37 previews, 1,555 regular performances, and one Actors Fund performance. The production opened on April 11, 2013 (previews began March 4) at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). MATILDA THE MUSICAL has paid back its $16 million investment on Broadway, making the show a rare hit simultaneously on Broadway and in London's West End. (more...)

7) HAMILTON Producers to Share Burgeoning Profits with Original Cast
by Jessica Khan - April 15, 2016

The world is wide enough, after all. HAMILTON's original stars won't be going home with empty pockets after a significant profit-sharing deal.  (more...)

8) Audible Offers Free HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION Audiobook Today
by Louisa Brady - April 16, 2016

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, co-authored by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, was released earlier this week. The book's popularity has so far matched the show's popularity itself, delighting readers around the world and selling out on Amazon. But today, Amazon has released a special offer: a free audio version of the book, widely known as the Hamiltome, with a 30-day free trial of Audible.  (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: Renee Elise Goldsberry Raps for Broadway Cares at Jonathan Groff's Final HAMILTON Performance
by Stage Tube - April 16, 2016

HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry, along with fellow Schuyler sisters Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas-Jones, performed a curtain call rap informing audience members about the ways they can support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Hamilton...and at the end, they bid a goodbye to their now-former king, Jonathan Groff. Check out the video here! (more...)

10) Photo Flash: Remembering Anne Jackson
by Walter McBride - April 14, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Anne Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony in 1956 for MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and who enjoyed a long career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died Tuesday, April 12, in Manhattan. She was 90. (more...)

11) History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

12) Breaking News: Daniel Radcliffe Will Return to the Stage This Summer in PRIVACY at The Public Theater!
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016

The Public Theater and the Donmar Warehouse have announced that stage and screen vet Daniel Radcliffe will star in PRIVACY, a new play co-created and written by Olivier nominated playwright James Graham, and co-created and directed by Olivier Award winner Josie Rourke, this summer. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of First High School Production of AMERICAN IDIOT
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2016

The first-ever adapted version of GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT intended for performance by high school students is currently in development and will debut today, April 14. The pilot production is being presented by Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, New Jersey.  Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

14) Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, Jesse Nager & Jarran Muse Will Lead MOTOWN's Broadway Return; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy just announced complete casting for the Broadway return of Motown The Musical, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. (more...)

15) Treasury to Announce This Week that Alexander Hamilton Will Remain on $10 Bill
by Caryn Robbins - April 18, 2016

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew revealed that it will be announced this week that the face of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, the subject of the new Broadway blockbuster Hamilton, will remain on the front of the $10 bill. (more...)

16) Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

17) VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Recalls Her Disney Cruise Days with Performance of 'Circle of Life'
by TV News Desk - April 12, 2016

Jennifer Hudson stopped by last night's DAILY SHOW to talk about taking on powerful female roles in the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE and in the upcoming Clarence Thomas TV biopic CONFIRMATION. (more...)

18) BWW Seeks Student Bloggers - All Levels! All Regions!
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016 is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to blog on their school productions on a college, high school, middle school, and even elementary school level! (more...)

19) RENT Star Rosario Dawson Arrested, Released After D.C. Protest
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporter and actress Rosario Dawson, who played 'Mimi' Christopher Columbus's 2005 film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's cult musical RENT, was arrested today in Washington, D.C., while protesting the corrupt campaign finance system as part of a week-long demonstration called 'Democracy Spring.' (more...)

20) Recipients of the 2016 TONY Honors for Excellence Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2016

It was announced today that attorney Seth Gelblum, vocal coach Joan Lader and costume shop proprietor Sally Ann Parsons will be the recipients of the 2016 Tony Honors for Excellence (more...)

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