Hottest Articles on BWW 6/3/2014 - 6/10/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 6/3/2014 - 6/10/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) BWW Exclusive: Cyndi Lauper Interviews Rosie O'Donnell About the TONYS, the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award, Who She's Rooting For, Rosie's Theatre Kids & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 06, 2014

Two legends came together today with in honor of this Sunday's Tony Awards. Rosie O'Donnell (while en route to Parker's graduation), who will be receiving the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award and Grammy, Tony, Emmy award-winner Cyndi Lauper chatted by phone (while on tour with Cher) about the Tonys, Rosie's Theatre Kids, her theatrical favorites, and of course about LAST year's big winner - KINKY BOOTS! The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. If that doesn't describe Rosie, we don't know what does. O'Donnell will be presented with the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award for her commitment to arts education for New York City's public school children. (more...)

2) FLASH FRIDAY: 2004 & 2014 Tony Awards Parallels Aplenty! With Hugh, Idina, Audra, NPH & More
by Pat Cerasaro - June 06, 2014

Today we celebrate the many parallels between the 2004 and 2014 Tony Award races with a celebration of both as we look ahead to this Sunday's 2014 Tony Awards telecast, hosted by none other than 2004 Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman! (more...)

3) 2014 Tony Awards - All The Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 08, 2014

It's finally here! Follow along with ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. We've got not one, not two, but THREE exclusive live blogs from Michael Dale backstage, superfan BroadwayGirlNYC, and's West End Editor Carrie Dunn with her trademark British snark (or 'Britsnark' as she calls it). Check out our homepage for ALL things Tonys! (more...)

4) Watch the 2014 Tony Awards Red Carpet LIVE Here!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 08, 2014

Join us LIVE on the Red Carpet -- RIGHT HERE! (more...)

5) So Why Was Hugh Jackman Hopping Through the TONYS Opening Number?
by Caryn Robbins - June 09, 2014

While the number was certainly amusing and entertaining, many were left wondering, what's with the hopping? (more...)

6) STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Bounces His Way Through a New Tonys Promo!
by Stage Tube - June 04, 2014

Hugh Jackman just revealed a new promo for this Sunday's Tony Awards ceremony in which he can't stop bouncing through life -- literally. Check out the video below, and find out what it all means on June 8! (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: Watch the Tony Awards' 2013-14 'In Memoriam' Segment
by Stage Tube - June 09, 2014

This year's broadcast unfortunately did not include the an In Memoriam segment, though the video was shown to guests at Radio City Music Hall. The video below remembers friends in the Broadway community who have left us from May 2013-May 2014. (more...)

8) Records Broken, Votes Audited, One Tie And the 2014 Award Winners Are...
by BWW Special Coverage - June 03, 2014

Voting opened on April 30 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual Awards! Here are the current standings as of 6/1 with just -2 days to go in voting! (more...)

9) Tonight's TONY AWARDS to Feature Stars, Shows and Sting!
by TV News Desk - June 08, 2014

Late in the week, Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL COOL J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson were added to the star-studded lineup on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

10) Actor Fired After Confronting Anti-Gay Heckler During CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Performance; Says 'I'd Do It Again'
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

As BWW previously reported, during the May 31st performance of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Repertory East Playhouse in Santa Clarita, Calif., actor John Lacy, who was playing 'Big Daddy' in the production of the Tennessee Williams' play, jumped down from the stage and confronted a heckler who had been yelling anti-gay slurs, including the term 'fag', from the audience. (more...)

11) 2014 Tony Awards 'By the Numbers' - 110 Nominees, 210 Feet of Red Carpet and More
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2014

Before Broadway's biggest night on Sunday, June 8th, 44 productions will have opened on Broadway in the 2013-14 season. Of those productions, 12 were eligible for Best New Musical and 10 were eligible for Best New Play at the 68th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

12) BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY - Season 3, Episode 8 Season Finale!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - June 08, 2014

In the season finale, another month has passed and 'Jeremy's Fort' is now closed, allowing Penny (Kate Wetherhead) to explore her career options . Agnes (Marilyn Sokol) delivers some news to Tim (Colin Hanlon) and Gail (Lindsay Nicole Chambers), who later attend the presentation of Vincent Savio's (Nehal Joshi) 'Light Me Up!' reading. Steven (Stephen Bienskie) and Cameron's (Max von Essen) engagement party brings everyone together in celebration. Guest stars for Episode 8 include Judith Light, Thomas Schumacher, Jenn Colella, Lucas Papaelias and Kimiko Glenn. The episode will also feature an original song, 'Kind of Crazy,' written by Jill Abramovitz and Brad Alexander and sung by 'The X Factor's Rachel Potter. (more...)

13) SOUND OFF: The 2014 Tony Awards - Diva History Is Made, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Is Found & HEDWIG Really Rocks
by Pat Cerasaro - June 09, 2014

'Wolverine in tap shoes,' and far beyond, Hugh Jackman brought the bravado and belted with some dynamite divas as amiable emcee of the 2014 Tony Awards, while A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER was the big Best Musical winner of the evening. Plus, newly crowned Tony king Neil Patrick Harris got lucky in front of an audience of millions in full crazypants HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH drag, while Audra McDonald made history by winning her sixth statuette. And, Oz course, a WICKED 10th anniversary, too! (more...)

14) VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Karl & More in TONYS Actor Roundtable
by Stage Tube - June 06, 2014

Tony Award nominees Neil Patrick Harris, James Monroe Iglehart, Andy Karl, Jefferson Mays, Chris O'Dowd and Tony Shalhoub sat down with The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg (more...)

15) New Poster Unveiled For Jessica Chastain & Colin Farrell In Liv Ullmann's MISS JULIE
by Pat Cerasaro - June 04, 2014

An extended look at acclaimed actress and director Liv Ullmann's upcoming stage-to-screen adaptation of August Stringberg's MISS JULIE is now available, showcasing film stars Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell in costume and in action. (more...)

16) 2014 Tony Awards Rehearsal - Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond's LIVE Blog!
by Robert Diamond - June 08, 2014

It's Tony Sunday! The greatest day of the year has finally arrived. If you're like me (and if you're reading this, you are) - you're up early, and following for what's going to be a FULL day of fun, excitement and TONYS TONYS TONYS! (more...)

17) BWW TV: It's Tonys Week! Nominees Talk Sunday's Ceremony, What They're Wearing & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 03, 2014

It's Tonys week! On Sunday night, the stars will align at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway. One of the final events before the ceremony, the Tony Honors Cocktail Party was held last night at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe to celebrate the 2014 honorees: Joe Benincasa (President & CEO of The Actors Fund), Joan Marcus (Broadway photographer), and Charlotte Wilcox (general manager). BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet to chat with the stars one last time before the big night, and below, you can find out what they'll be wearing, how they are preparing for Sunday and more! (more...)

18) InDepth InterView Exclusive: James Earl Jones Talks DRIVING MISS DAISY, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, STAR WARS, THE LION KING & More
by Pat Cerasaro - June 07, 2014

Today it is BroadwayWorld's extreme honor to bring you an exclusive and extensive discussion with one of the finest American actors in history all about his legendary career onstage and on screens large and small - the commanding and versatile two-time Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-winning James Earl Jones. Touching upon much of his internationally regarded iconography as well as looking ahead to current and future endeavors, Jones eloquently expresses his observations on acting, art, humanity and life itself. Focusing on the ScreenVision presentation of Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY starring opposite fellow icon and InDepth InterView participant Dame Angela Lansbury, Jones astutely outlines the themes of the touching Southern drama depicting the unlikely friendship between an uptight society woman and her dedicated chauffer as well as opens up about his own experiences with culture clashes and race in his life. Additionally, Jones juxtaposes his observations of working alongside Vanessa Redgrave on the Broadway and West End iterations of the play versus the Australian tour with Lansbury which has now been preserved on film and is being shown in movie theaters across the country throughout this month. Plus, Jones reveals some of his own favorite moments in the powerful play and dissects the dynamics of his dense and complex characterization of Hoke in the piece and how he sees Hoke's relationship to that of Daisy (Lansbury) and her son, Boolie (played by Boyd Gaines). Besides all about DRIVING MISS DAISY, Jones also previews his upcoming Broadway return in the recently announced revival of the classic Kaufmann & Hart chestnut YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and expresses his thoughts on the multi-racial casting planned for the hotly anticipated production. Furthermore, Jones looks back at some of his most fondly remembered roles to date - ranging from the voice of Darth Vader in STAR WARS and Mufasa in THE LION KING, to his seminal work in films such as DR. STRANGELOVE, CLAUDINE, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY, FIELD OF DREAMS and more. All of that, his thoughts on the upcoming STAR WARS sequels currently in production, observations on his role in the new feature film comedy THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, memories of his Shakespeare In The Park KING LEAR (available on DVD), his Tony Award-winning work in August Wilson's FENCES as well as much, much more! (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Makes History; Her Six Inspiring Tony Awards Moments!
by Stage Tube - June 09, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Audra McDonald has just received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. Below, BWW honors the Broadway legend by looking at her acceptance speeches, and her Tony performance from 110 IN THE SHADE - check out the videos! (more...)

20) Producer Michael Cohl Reveals Reasons For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation
by Pat Cerasaro - June 06, 2014

UK SUPERSTAR reality star winner and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled on Friday, Ben Forster, has taken to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the decision by producers to abandon the tour, but remains hopeful even so. (more...)

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