Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jun. 27

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, June 27, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Released from Jail Following Arraignment
by Movies News Desk - June 27, 2014

LaBeouf has been released today from the holding cell where he spent the night following a night of disruptive behavior at Broadway's Cabaret. (more...)

2) FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - June 27, 2014

Today we are saluting a versatile and unique figure in theatre history who grew up as the daughter of one of the most important composers in musical theatre and contributed recognizable and fondly remembered works of her own, as well - Mary Rodgers Guettel. (more...)

3) Matt Bomer, Chris Colfer Among Top 10 Hottest LGBT Stars
by TV News Desk - June 27, 2014

Matt Bomer, who most recently starred in HBO's television adaptation of 'The Normal Heart', and GLEE star Chris Colfer are among the 10 most hottest LGBT celebrities (more...)

4) Fabulous Rare Photos Of Original Broadway & Revival SWEENEY TODD Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - June 27, 2014

A collection of rarely seen and absorbing photos depicting the original Broadway and first revival production of multi-Tony Award-winning modern musical masterpiece SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (more...)

5) Photo Flash: THE LAST SHIP Celebrates Opening in Chicago with Sting, Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of 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-winnerBrian Yorkey, opened June 25 at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. The Last Ship 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. Scroll down for photos from the opening night curtain call and more! (more...)

6) JERSEY BOYS Film Keeps Frankie Valli CD at No. 1; Tix for Broadway Musical Up 4.8%
by Movies News Desk - June 27, 2014

The JERSEY BOYS film appears to be having a positive effect on both ticket sales for the Broadway production and the music of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons. (more...)

7) UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Charges; Due Back in Court 7/24
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2014

The actor appeared at a Manhattan court this morning and pleaded not guilty to the charges. (more...)

8) Review Roundup: Encores! TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by Review Roundups - June 27, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

9) Broadway to Dim Its Lights Tomorrow Night in Memory of Mary Rodgers Guettel
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of accomplished author, screenwriter and composer, Mary Rodgers Guettel, who passed away on Thursday at age 83. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory Saturday, June 28th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

10) John Tiffany-Helmed THE TWITS & More Set for Royal Court's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2014

The Royal Court Theatre announces a new season of work today, Friday 27 June, including new plays from Molly Davies, Zinnie Harris, Rory Mullarkey, Tim Price and Jack Thorne; a debut play from first-time playwright Diana Nneka Atuona; a collaboration between scientist Chris Rapley, playwright and director Duncan Macmillan and director Katie Mitchell and a new production for young people and their families - Enda Walsh's new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits. (more...)

11) More New ANNIE Movie Promotional Social Media Images Released
by Pat Cerasaro - June 27, 2014

More colorful new social media images have been released to promote the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE and are now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

12) VIDEO: Sting Talks New Gig as LAST SHIP Composer & Lyricist on GMA
by TV News Desk - June 27, 2014

Watch below as the singer shares his experience working on the musical 'The Last Ship' as well as his new album. (more...)

13) VIDEO: New Documentary 'Bound by Flesh' Explores SIDE SHOW Twins Daisy & Violet Hilton
by Movies News Desk - June 27, 2014

The new documentary BOUND BY FLESH explores the lives and struggles of 1930's stars of vaudeville and film, Daisy and Violet Hilton, famously born conjoined. Their story was the basis of the Broadway musical Side Show. (more...)

14) Exclusive STAGE TUBE: Nathan Lane, Douglas Carter Beane & Jack O'Brien Talk Gay Life and THE NANCE!
by Stage Tube - June 27, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, is currently playing in more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. In the video below, the star, director, and writer of 'The Nance' discuss how gay life and theater have changed since the golden age of burlesque. (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - June 27, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

16) Andrew Rannells Talks About Taking On HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2014

Two weeks ago, it was announced that Andrew Rannells will be taking over Neil Patrick Harris' role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on August 20. However, it wasn't until today that he finally had the time to talk about it. He told The Star, 'It's scary and exciting and every kind of wonderful imaginable.' (more...)

17) Photo Flashback: Remembering Mary Rodgers
by Walter McBride - June 27, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Mary Rodgers Guettel died at her home in Manhattan yesterday morning after a long illness, according to her son Alec Guettel. She was 83 years old. We remember the Broadway legend below. (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: Conversations With the Cast of Dallas Theatre Center's LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - June 27, 2014

Dallas Theater Center will fill the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage with the glorious music of the most popular musical of all time in a thrilling new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES. Audiences will be swept away by the epic sounds of LES MISERABLES, directed by Liesl Tommy, in a new immersive production. Previews open tonight and will run through August 17. (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Warm-Up to RENT
by Stage Tube - June 27, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda posted a Vine of him and Karen Olivo warming up. The song they chose was Tune Up #1 from the hit musical Rent. Check below to watch! (more...)

20) Photo Flash: American Repertory Theater Hosts Barbecue for FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2014

Last Monday, the American Repertory Theater hosted a barbecue for the cast and creatives for the upcoming musical FINDING NEVERLAND. Check below for a photo from the event! (more...)

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