Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, May. 23

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, May 23, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to one of the most revered and respected plays of the last century in honor of the premiere of the HBO film adaptation this weekend, Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART. (more...)

2) AFTER MIDNIGHT to Open TONYS, Sting, Carole King to Perform? More Tony Details!
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014

Michael Riedel has revealed details into what's ahead for Broadway's biggest night - the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, which will be broadcast live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on June 8th on CBS. (more...)

3) Lea Michele Reveals 'Exciting First Meetings' for FUNNY GIRL Broadway Revival
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014

Lea Michele stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and revealed that she and GLEE creator Ryan Murphy have had 'exciting first meetings with a fabulous director' for an upcoming Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Teases Surprise Broadway Guests in New 2014 Tonys Promo
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

Host Hugh Jackman promises some of Broadway's best will join him onstage for the 2014 Tony Awards, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on Sunday, June 8th, in a just-released promo from CBS. Check it out below! (more...)

5) Low Box Office Performance Predicted for JERSEY BOYS Film
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2014

According to, Clint Eastwood's big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS, set to hit theaters on June 20th, is not looking like it will be a box office smash. (more...)

6) BWW TV: ROCKY's Andy Karl Gives Knock-Out Performance at STARS IN THE ALLEY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was presented earlier this week in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District celebrated Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and below you can check out 'Fight From the Heart' as performed by ROCKY's Andy Karl! (more...)

7) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #17 - HELLO, DOLLY!
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the most adored and highly-awarded musicals ever written, HELLO, DOLLY! (more...)

8) Photo Coverage: Kate Wetherhead, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and SUBMISSIONS ONLY Cast Plays 54 Below!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 23, 2014

Just last night, 'Submissions Only' co-creators Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger celebrated the songs of their hit web series at 54 Below. Under the music direction of Michael Croiter, the Submissions Only House Band, along with a number of exciting guest stars, performed a selection of music from all three seasons of the show, including original songs like 'Two Cents,' 'Wrong Spot' and 'Nobody Does Mean Like Me.' (more...)

9) Photo Flash: Madonna Sees HEDWIG on Broadway- 'It Was Incredibly Moving!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Madonna just endorsed HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, starring Neil Patrick Harris, on her Facebook page, along with the photo below! (more...)

10) BWW TV: Watch Highlights from West End's THE PAJAMA GAME
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed, sold out run, Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre, just opened in the West End, playing until 13 September 2014. A buoyantly blissful blend of romance and comedy starring Joanna Riding reprising her feisty heroine, and Michael Xavier, the show features golden hits such as Hey There (You With The Stars In Your Eyes), Hernando's Hideaway and Steam Heat. (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: James Barbour Sings 'Bring Him Home' from La Mirada's LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

LES MISERABLES will star James Barbour as Jean Valjean and 'American Idol' Season Four Finalist Anthony Fedorov as Enjolras. LES MISERABLES will preview on Friday, May 30, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, May 31) and run through Sunday, June 22, 2014 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. In the video below, Barbour sings 'Bring Him Home' from the musical. Click below to listen to the full song! (more...)

12) STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Teases Tony Night Hopping!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

Host Hugh Jackman promises some of Broadway's best will join him onstage for the 2014 Tony Awards, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on Sunday, June 8th, and in the video below, he teases Tony hopping. What's it all about? We'll have to wait until the big night to find out! (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: Inside Opening Night of West End's MISS SAIGON with Cameron Mackintosh, Eva Noblezada & More
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

MISS SAIGON made its highly anticipated return to London on May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. was on the scene to catch up with Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Eva Noblezada and more on the night of - check out interviews with the cast and crew below! (more...)

14) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Find Out Which Past Tony Ceremony is Sutton Foster's Favorite!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Sutton Foster, a nominees for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Violet, who chats about reuniting with theatre family on this project, how her and her brother Hunter discovered the Tony Awards, and much more. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library. (more...)

16) VIDEO: Lea Michele Predicts How GLEE Will End & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014

Lea Michele stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and discussed how her musical dramedy GLEE will end its sixth and final season. (more...)

17) VIDEO: Megan Hilty Talks New Film LEGENDS OF OZ on 'The View'
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2014

Broadway and 'Smash' star Megan Hilty stopped by yesterday's THE VIEW to talk about her new film 'Legends of Oz.' (more...)

18) Photo Coverage: Broadway Salutes Susan Stroman at New Dramatists Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2014

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, just honored five-time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman with their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 65th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. Among the Stroman collaborators offering tributes was Theatre World Award winning actor Jason Danieley (Next to Normal, Curtains, The Full Monty, Candide) and New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck performing a selection from Little Dancer, Taylor Mac performing a selection from The Last Two People on Earth, Tony nominee Marin Mazzie performing from Bullets Over Broadway; and Contact collaborator John Weidman, Karen Ziemba performing a selection from Crazy For You, and cast members from The Scottsboro Boys: John Cullum, Brandon Victor Dixon, Shavey Brown, Max Kumangai, James T. Lane, Deandre Leatherbury, J.C. Montgomery, Justin Prescott, Clinton Roane, and David Bazemore. The event co-chairs are Letty Aronson, Roy Furman, and Julian Schlossberg. (more...)

19) Photo Coverage: Meredith Vieira Visits ALADDIN
by Jessica Gordon - May 23, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and has received 2014 Best Musical nominations from the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards. Just last night, Meredith Vieira stopped by to check out the new musical and you can check out a photo of her with the cast backstage below! (more...)

20) Final Season of GLEE May Be Cut Down to 13 Episodes
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014

The number of episodes filmed for next year may be as little as half the usual order. (more...)

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