Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jul. 11

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, July 11, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Boyfriend of GLEE's Becca Tobin Found Dead in Philadelphia Hotel Room
by TV News Desk - July 11, 2014

The boyfriend of GLEE's Becca Tobin, Matt Bendik has been found dead Thursday night in a Philadelphia hotel room. (more...)

2) Matthew Warchus Passes On Directing GYPSY Movie Starring Barbra Streisand
by Pat Cerasaro - July 11, 2014

Acclaimed Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus has passed on directing the currently in development big screen edition of classic Golden Age musical GYPSY set to star iconic leading lady Barbra Streisand according to a new report. (more...)

3) Photo Flash: Here She Is World! New Production Shots from Connecticut Rep's GYPSY with Leslie Uggams & More!
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Rose, runs through July 20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

4) Like, Totally! Amy Heckerling Working on Musical Adaptation of CLUELESS; Katy Perry to Star?
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2014

According to Vulture, Clueless director Amy Heckerling revealed that she is currenly in the "really, really, early, early stages" of creating a musical version of the hit 1995 film. Heckerling has written both a book and song lyrics for the show herself, and she even has a star in mind. She told Vulture: "Katy Perry has expressed interest, and I love her to death." She continued: "Maybe Iggy [Azalea] wants to do it!" (more...)

5) Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
by Walter McBride - July 11, 2014

The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK is Back for the Summer with Casts of IF/THEN, ROCKY, WICKED & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - July 11, 2014

This week's event was hosted by BUYER & CELLAR's Barrett Foa and featured performances from STOMP (Jason Mills, Alan Asuncion, Manny Osoria, Marivaldo Dos Santos, Dustin Elsea, Chafic Saad, Penny Wendtlandt, and Kris Lee), ROCKY (Andy Karl,Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, Wallace Smith, David Macdonald, Sasha Hutchings, Vasthy Mompoint and Kristin Piro), WICKED (Chrstine Dwyer, Jenni Barber and Justin Guarini), and IF/THEN (LaChanze, Jenn Colella, James Snyder, Tamika Lawrence, and Jackie Burns). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big event below! (more...)

7) FLASH FRIDAY: CATS Claws Its Way Back To The West End
by Pat Cerasaro - July 11, 2014

Today, in honor of the kick-off of the first West End revival of world renown mega-musical CATS we serve up a fancy feline feast. (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Barbra Streisand, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More!
by Stage Tube - July 11, 2014

Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky is at it again! In honor of his upcoming show, Deconstructing Broadway (which plays at the Leicester Square Theatre on August 10), Seth will be releasing one of his famous Deconstructions every day leading up to the big night. Check out some of his most recent Deconstructions below and check back daily for his latest installments! (more...)

9) VIDEO: Taye Diggs Reveals He Wants to Return for a Broadway Musical!
by TV News Desk - July 11, 2014

During the appearance, a fan called in and asked if he has plans to return to Broadway and if so, what would be his dream role. (more...)

10) Playwrights Horizons Adds Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS, Currently Playing Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2014

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the sixth production of its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. As previously-announced, the season will conclude with a new work by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated). That play will be the New York premiere of THE QUALMS, directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park and Completeness at PH; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Dinner with Friends; the current When We Were Young and Unafraid). (more...)

11) BWW Reviews: THE CRUCIBLE, Old Vic, July 8 2014
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2014

Since becoming Artistic Director of the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey has proven time and time again that he has the knowledge and understanding to constantly provide London theatre-goers with fantastic productions. Yael Farber's adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible is no exception. Though three and a half hours long, the continued intensity and drama means that the audience is flabbergasted at how quickly the time goes. (more...)

12) Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Creighton, Kelly McCormick and More in MARY POPPINS at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2014

In its Music Circus premiere, the Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, based on the books by P. L. Travers and the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, is the second show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are July 8 - 13. Check out a first look below! (more...)

13) Joan Rivers Bringing SALLY MARR...AND HER ESCORTS Back to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2014

According to, Joan Rivers is heading back to Broadway! Michael Musto writes that the funny lady will revive the 1994 play that she wrote and starred in- Sally Marr...and Her Escorts. The play will get a reading at Washington D.C.'s National Theatre this fall, with plans to move to Broadway after. (more...)

14) THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IF/THEN's Jason Tam
by BWW Staff - July 11, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jason Tam, who is starring as 'David' in If/Then- currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)

15) A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER Vocal Selections Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - July 11, 2014

The vocal selections for hit multi-Tony Award-winning Best Musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER are now available to order. (more...)

16) BWW TV: STOMP Cast Gets Percussive in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 11, 2014

This week's event was hosted by BUYER & CELLAR's Barrett Foa and featured performances from STOMP, including Jason Mills, Alan Asuncion, Manny Osoria, Marivaldo Dos Santos, Dustin Elsea, Chafic Saad, Penny Wendtlandt, and Kris Lee). BroadwayWorld brings you clips from their performance below! (more...)

17) Ryan Murphy Comments on THE NORMAL HEART Emmy Nomination
by TV News Desk - July 11, 2014

As executive producer of American Horror Story: Coven and director of HBO's feature film The Normal Heart as well as a writer for the FOX musical dramedy GLEE, Murphy earned a whopping 34 Emmy nominations (more...)

18) FAT CAMP Musical Will Return with Developmental Lab in September
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, FAT CAMP, the musical which ran off-Broadway in 2012, will get a developmental workshop this Fall. Scott Schwartz is set to direct the project, which will take place September 2-12. (more...)

19) Cute DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES Digital Comic Book Introduced
by Pat Cerasaro - July 11, 2014

The new Paris production of Jim Steinman and Michael Kunze's international mega-hit gothic musical DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES is showcased in an amusing and entertaining new digital comic book version just released in promotion of the upcoming opening later this year. (more...)

20) Jim Parsons Comments on 'NORMAL HEART' Emmy Nomination
by TV News Desk - July 11, 2014

In HBO's The Normal Heart, Parsons reprised his Broadway role as AIDS activist Tommy Boatwright. (more...)

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