Hottest Articles on BWW 6/17/2014 - 6/24/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 6/17/2014 - 6/24/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) Breaking News: Following Outcry About INTO THE WOODS Changes; Stephen Sondheim Releases Statement
by BWW Special Coverage - June 23, 2014

Following an explosive Internet reaction to comments that Stephen Sondheim made in front of a group of high school drama teachers, first reported by The New Yorker, the legendary composer and lyricist has released a statement to explain and clarify what was previously reported. (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Sings FROZEN, IF/THEN & More at Radio City Music Hall Concert!
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2014

Currently starring in IF/THEN on Broadway, superstar Idina Menzel just headlined a one-night-only performance at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall last night, June 16. This was Menzel's first time performing at the historic venue and the show marked Menzel's first New York City concert performance since her sold out show last year at Carnegie Hall. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show, which included performances of 'Let ot Go,' 'Creep,' 'Defying Gravity,' 'Always Starting Over,' and more! (more...)

3) Stephen Sondheim Talks INTO THE WOODS Film; Reveals Plot Changes!
by Movies News Desk - June 18, 2014

Composer Stephen Sondheim recently met with a group of drama teachers to talk about the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

4) BWW TV Exclusive: What's Your Damage?! Watch Highlights from HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 18, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, 'Defiance', 'Desperate Housewives'), Heathers: The Musical is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman(Reefer Madness, Parental Guidance, She's The Man), with choreography by Emmy Award winnerMarguerite Derricks (Fame, Charlie's Angels, Austin Powers films). Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to exclusively premiere highlights from the new musical! (more...)

5) BREAKING NEWS: NEWSIES to Close on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

This Just In! Intended initially for a limited run, and turning into a 2+ year hit, Newsies, featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, will play its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre onS unday, August 24, 2014 prior to launching its national tour in October. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: Brandon Rubendall & BROADWAY BARES Company Channels Elvis at ROCK HARD!
by Walter McBride - June 23, 2014

Broadway's SEXIEST night, just blasted the roof off of its brand new home at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday, as they honored the best of rock and pop music in Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! In the SEXY photos below, get an inside look at Brandon Rubendall as he channels the King himself in a special Elvis number! (more...)

7) FLASH FRIDAY: Big Boys Don't Cry! JERSEY BOYS Hits The Big Screen
by Pat Cerasaro - June 20, 2014

Today we are saluting the 1960s music industry-themed Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is set to hit the big screen in movie theaters nationwide this weekend, JERSEY BOYS. (more...)

8) First Look - Kristin Chenoweth as 'Maleficent' in Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS
by TV News Desk - June 19, 2014

Check out an exclusive first look at Kristin Chenoweth as 'Maleficent' in the highly anticipated Disney Channel original movie, DESCENDANTS. (more...)

9) BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- A Riff is a Sound Your Throat Makes
by Breaking Down the Riffs - June 20, 2014, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down riffs of Leona Lewis with Laura Osnes. Check out the full episode below! (more...)

10) Broadway Veteran Zachary Levi and Missy Peregrym Pull Off Secret Wedding Ceremony in Maui!
by Louisa Brady - June 17, 2014

According to E! Online, Zachary Levi, who was seen on Broadway last year in the original musical 'First Date,' and his girlfriend Missy Peregrym ('Stick It', 'Reaper') tied the knot in a secret ceremony. This proceeded an 'equally secretive' period of dating. (more...)

11) TUTS Releases Official Statement; Cancels Remaining HANDS ON A HARDBODY Shows
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014

TUTS Undergound, an exciting new venture from Theatre Under the Stars, is currently presenting Houston audiences with the Texas Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. According to a recent blog by Howard Sherman, the production varies greatly from the show that ran on Broadway just last year, as director Bruce Lumpkin made significant changes to the show without first consulting the authors. (more...)

12) Exclusive! First Look At Teaser Poster For INTO THE WOODS Movie
by Pat Cerasaro - June 18, 2014

The official teaser poster for Disney's big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS was unveiled at an international film festival this week and BroadwayWorld brings you the exclusive first look. (more...)

13) CBS Hosts 41st ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS Tonight; Broadway's Alan Cumming, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Among Nominees
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) hosts the 41ST Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony tonight, June 22. CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless lead the pack with the most nominations. Theatre names in the mix include CABARET's Alan Cumming, Tony-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Broadway actress Ashley Tisdale. (more...)

14) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21, featuring Hall of Fame inductees Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, iconic all-female band The Go-Go's, and the eclectic band Pink Martini. Presenters included Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt, Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, Hollywood icon Barbara Eden, actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, as well as a special guest appearance by Lea Michele. (more...)

15) JERSEY BOYS Movie Box Office Update; Weekend Numbers Drop Further
by Movies News Desk - June 22, 2014

In further disappointing news for the Jersey Boys film, Nikki Finke reports that the film, which opened in nearly 3,000 theatres has further dropped its expected weekend gross from $14.5 million to $13.5 million. The $40 million dollar film made nearly $5 million on Friday, and $5.4 million on Saturday. (more...)

16) Review Roundup: JERSEY BOYS Hits the Big Screen- UPDATED!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 20, 2014

The big screen adaptation of Broadway's Tony Award winning musical JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters tomorrow, June 20th. (more...)

17) Controversy Explodes Over TUTS' Changes to HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014

TUTS Undergound, an exciting new venture from Theatre Under the Stars, is currently presenting Houston audiences with the Texas Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY. According to a recent blog by Howard Sherman, the production varies greatly from the show that ran on Broadway just last year, as director Bruce Lumpkin made significant changes to the show without first consulting the authors. (more...)

18) Meryl Streep to Portray Opera Legend Maria Callas in HBO Adaptation of MASTER CLASS
by TV News Desk - June 18, 2014

Meryl Streep will take on the role of iconic opera diva Maria Callas in an upcoming film adaptation of Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play MASTER CLASS for HBO. (more...)

19) VIDEO: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gets 'South Park' Makeover!
by TV News Desk - June 17, 2014

Below, check out what happens when Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical THE BOOK OF MORMON gets animated a la Trey Parker and Matt Stone's 'South Park.' (more...)

20) BWW TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo & Leslie Odom Jr. Sing from Encores! TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 18, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo and Leslie Odom Jr.will star in the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... BOOM!, running for five performances, June 25 ­ 28. The opening show of City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series of landmark Off-Broadway musicals will be directed by Oliver Butler with choreography by Camille A. Brown and music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesoriis Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director. The cast gave a special press preview earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Below, check out a performance preview of '30/90' and 'Therapy.' (more...)

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