Hottest Articles on BWW 5/27/2014 - 6/3/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 5/27/2014 - 6/3/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US Arena Tour Cast Tweets Middle Finger On Social Media Over Cancellation News
by Pat Cerasaro - May 30, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the recently announced US arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has been cancelled. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 30, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to one of the most notable creative minds in entertainment who is responsible for bringing Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play to HBO byway of THE NORMAL HEART earlier this week in addition to creating such hits as GLEE, NIP/TUCK and AMERICAN HORROR STORY. (more...)

3) All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - June 01, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 30, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the recently announced US arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has been cancelled. (more...)

5) Actress and Playwright Lee Chamberlin Passes Away at 76
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Lee Chamberlin, an actress and playwright whose career spanned four decades on the stage, television and films, died of cancer at 76 on May 25, 2014. Her death was confirmed by her family. (more...)

6) Breaking News: Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly to Lead FINDING NEVERLAND Cast; Plus Bart, Carmello & More - Full Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today the first production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of the musical Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the highly anticipated new musical begins previews on Wednesday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. (more...)

7) Cast of WICKED, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster, NPH & More to Perform at TONYS!
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Tony Awards have announced the line-up of performances for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. The 2014 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

8) Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway In THE DROWSY CHAPERONE? Barbra Streisand? Fred Schepisi Teases
by Pat Cerasaro - June 01, 2014

In a fascinating new interview, versatile director Fred Schepisi reveals new details on the forthcoming big screen edition of hit multi-Tony Award-winning musical THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and muses on casting for the film. (more...)

9) LES MISERABLES Anthem 'Bring Him Home' By Collabro Stops The Show On BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Pat Cerasaro - May 28, 2014

An inventive and sensitive quintet take on the iconic LES MISERABLES standout 'Bring Him Home' helped seal the victory of BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT participants Collabro and a complete video of their performance is now available to view. (more...)

10) Actor Fired After Escorting Homophobic Heckler from CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Performance
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2014

During a performance of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Repertory East Playhouse in Santa Clara, Calif., actor John Lacy, who was playing 'Big Daddy' in the production of the Tennessee Williams' play, jumped down from the stage and physically removed a heckler who had been yelling anti-gay slurs from the audience. Lacy was fired on Saturday, May 31, following the incident; fellow lead actor Anton Troy resigned in solidarity with his co-star. (more...)

11) Emily Blunt Says INTO THE WOODS Movie Is 'Absolutely Beautiful'
by Pat Cerasaro - June 01, 2014

Versatile screen star Emily Blunt discusses her central role in the hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)

12) THE NORMAL HEART Is #5 Highest Rated HBO Movie Since 2010
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 2014

The hotly anticipated HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Ryan Murphy, managed a considerable success airing over Memorial Day weekend, nabbing 1.4 million viewers for its first two airings. (more...)

13) Nadine Coyle to Guest Star in London Palladium Run of LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES, Beg. Sept 1
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle will portray goddess Erin, i.e. the Mother of Ireland, in LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES at the London Palladium, beginning September 1, 2014. (more...)

14) BWW TV: Tell Me More! Meet the Company of Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, GREASE. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 28 through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company. Below, check out interviews with the cast and watch a performance preview! (more...)

15) VIDEO: Tony Nominees Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara & More Join All-Star Roundtable Discussion
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2014

Today's The Hollywood Reporter shares an exclusive roundtable interview with six esteemed Broadway stars nominated for Best Actresss in a Lead Role for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

16) Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Adaptation of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has been trying to get Judi Dench to star alongside him in BBC's upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III. He was having some trouble persuading her, but, according to The Telegraph, Dench has finally agreed. (more...)

17) Jonathan Groff On Coming Out After SPRING AWAKENING & Zachary Quinto Romance
by Pat Cerasaro - June 02, 2014

Popular stage and screen star Jonathan Groff is riding a career high with his recent starring role in the mega-successful Disney animated movie musical FROZEN as well as his recently renewed new HBO series LOOKING as well as his memorable featured role in Ryan Murphy's hit HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART and the actor opens up about coming out and a famous romance as part of a new interview. (more...)

18) Barbra Streisand Releases Statement on HBO's NORMAL HEART & 'Everyone's Right to Love'
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2014

Streisand releaed a statement to The New York Times about her long effort to help achieve right-to-love equality and her gratitude that A Normal Heart has been brought to large viewing audiences. (more...)

19) BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Idina Menzel Roles
by Matt Tamanini - May 29, 2014

It's quite possible that no Tony nominee has ever had a year like Idina Menzel has. With the world-wide juggernaut of FROZEN racking up well over a billion dollars at the box office, 'Let it Go' being certified Triple Platinum, and earning her third Tony nomination for IF/THEN, Idina could concievably take the title of Queen of All Media. Whether or not she wins her second Tony is up to the voters, but now, BroadwayWorld wants to know which of Idina's roles is your favorite. Take a look at the list, follow @BroadwayWorld on Twitter, and tweet the hashtag #BWWCountdownIdina and your answer. We will unveil your picks on Friday, June 6th, right before the Tonys. (more...)

20) VIDEO: All-New Trailer for ANNIE Has Arrived!
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2014

Columbia Pictures has debuted the second domestic trailer for ANNIE, hitting theaters on December 19th. (more...)

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