Hottest Articles on BWW 5/13/2014 - 5/20/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 5/13/2014 - 5/20/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) SOUND OFF: Final GLEE Until 2015 - 5 Things To Love
by Pat Cerasaro - May 14, 2014

Last night, we kissed FOX's musical dramedy series GLEE goodbye until next year with the final episode of the tumultuous fifth season and today we celebrate 5 major reasons why it was worthy of our love. (more...)

2) AMERICAN IDOL Preview: IDOL Needs a Mount Rushmore Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 20, 2014

No matter what happens in tonight's performances, Jena not only deserves to be crowned this season's champ, but IDOL needs her to be crowned this season's champ. It is no secret that the once indomitable singing competition has taken an unceremonious dive in the ratings in recent years. While the show's total numbers are respectable in this proliferated entertainment environment, if the show is ever to reclaim even a piece to its previous status as a cultural touchstone, it needs to again produce a star that reminds America of the show's power. (more...)

3) BWW TV: Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates the Music of the Night with New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, which is now in its 26th year on Broadway, celebrated yet another in a long line of milestones last evening, as it welcomed former LITTLE MERMAID co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. In the special video below, Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrates their opening night on stage with the new stars. Check out interviews with all three below! (more...)

4) It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as "Lily Garland" and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as "Oscar Jaffe" in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

5) Review Roundup: West End's THE PAJAMA GAME
by Review Roundups - May 14, 2014

In 1950s America, love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin (Michael Xavier) falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams (Joanna Riding). Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises. . . Will love, eventually, conquer all? Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

6) VIDEO: Tony Winner LaChanze Dedicates 'Amazing Grace' to Her Late Husband at Today's 9/11 Memorial
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2014

Broadway's LaChanze, a Tony Award-winner, performer whose husband Calvin Joseph Gooding perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks, performed a stunning a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" (more...)

7) First Promo For Alan Menken's New Musical Series GALAVANT
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2014

An impressive first look at the new musical TV series featuring the music of multi-award-winning composer Alan Menken, GALAVANT, is now available to view. (more...)

8) Anna Kendrick Comments On Hit Status Of 'Cups' From PITCH PERFECT & INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2014

Rising screen superstar Anna Kendrick started out on the Broadway stage and discusses the international hit status of her PITCH PERFECT breakout single 'Cups' as well as looks ahead to her role as Cinderella in the stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Nominee Idina Menzel Belt Out 'What If' in IF/THEN
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

If/Then, now playing on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is led by Broadway superstar Idina Menzel, who has earned yet another Tony nomination for her performance. Below, check out a just-released television spot of Menzel performing 'What If' in the new musical! (more...)

10) Amber Riley, Ariana Grande & More Set for DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Finale
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

The finale will feature musical performances by Christina Perri singing her ballad "Human," Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX will perform their hit "Fancy," Season 18 contestant Cody Simpson will treat fans to his hit "Surfboard" and Ariana Grande will perform her new single "Problem." (more...)

11) VIDEO: Teaser/Poster Art for Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2014

Disney has issued a teaser and poster art for Kenneth Branagh's forthcoming live action CINDERELLA adaptation due in theaters March 13, 2015. (more...)

12) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- James Monroe Iglehart Reflects on His ALADDIN Roller Coaster Ride!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with James Monroe Iglehart, a nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Aladdin, who chats about how he cried like a little girl on nominations morning, what it's like stopping the show every night, and more. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

13) GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

14) BWW TV: You Can't Stop Their Beat! Tveit, Winokur, Morrison, Krakowski & More Celebrate Shaiman & Wittman with the New York Pops!
by Randy Rainbow - May 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld's own Randy Rainbow was there for the very special evening, where he chatted with many of the performers, as well as the guests of honor. Check out highlights from the big night below! (more...)

15) BWW TV EXCLUSIVE! Footage of Kristin Chenoweth's THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO at Carnegie Hall
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2014 is proud, and feels very privileged, to have been given EXCLUSIVE access to the evening's historic performance. (more...)

16) Photo Coverage: Phantastic! Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - First Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, which is now in its 26th year on Broadway, celebrated yet another in a long line of milestones last evening, as it welcomed former LITTLE MERMAID co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. The audience erupted in cheers last night, as history was made when Norm Lewis became the first African-American performer to star as The Phantom in the Broadway production. In attendance were stars ranging from Lea DeLaria, to Sherie Rene Scott and icons like Andre De Shields and Melba Moore, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Hal Price. They were joined by with friends, family, press and of course the show's usual, sold-out audience. (more...)

17) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Will the Fourth Be the Charm for ALADDIN's Casey Nicholaw?
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Casey, a nominee for Best Choreography for Aladdin, who chats about the evolution of the musical, what it means to him to have two hit shows on Broadway, and more. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Opens Up About IF/THEN, the Oscars & More on THE TALK
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2014

Tony winner Idina Menzel CBS' The Talk this morning, and opened up about Broadway's If/Then, hearing John Travolta introduce her as Adele Dazeem at the Oscars, and more. Check out her appearance below! (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Hugh Jackman Tapping in Rehearsal for the Tonys!
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

This year's Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman just posted a sneak peek video of him tap dancing like crazy in rehearsal for the big ceremony next month. Check it out below! (more...)

20) Jessica Grove, Eric Kunze, Alan Mingo, Jr. and More to Lead Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at TUTS; Glenn Casale to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the cast and creative team for the Houston premiere of Disney's The Little Mermaid, based on the classic animated film of the same title. The musical will run June 13 - 29 in Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall and then play the Atlanta premiere at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from July 8 - 13. TUTS invites everyone to take a trip "under the sea" including all the familiar classic songs plus a few new ones along with a story that charms people of all ages! (more...)

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