Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jul. 7

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, July 7, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2014

Shakespeare in Love has its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre on Wednesday 23 July 2014, with previews from 2 July, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End. The 28-strong cast includes a number of young actors and actor-musicians who will be making their professional debuts. Check out a first look below! (more...)

2) Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Rapping & T.S. Eliot In New CATS Revival
by Pat Cerasaro - July 07, 2014

International mega-hit mega-musical CATS is poised to pounce back on the West End later this year in a new revival and the composer himself, Andrew Lloyd Webber, teases what changes are in store. (more...)

3) Brilliant BOOK OF MORMON 'Hello!' Emoji Musical Visualization
by Pat Cerasaro - July 07, 2014

A brilliant visualization of the opening number of multiple Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BOOK OF MORMON is now available to view. (more...)

4) VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at PITCH PERFECT 2!
by Movies News Desk - July 07, 2014

Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld gave TODAY'S Natalie Morales an exclusive a behind-the-scenes look at the film! (more...)

5) 'ONCE' to Return to Toronto in February 2015 with an All Canadian Cast
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2014

Toronto fell in love with ONCE in December 2014, when the first touring company of the Tony Award-winning musical played here for a limited run; a critical and popular hit, it sold out every single seat during its six-week run. The Toronto Star called ONCE 'a perfect illustration of the magic that musical theatre at its best is capable of.' The Globe and Mail awarded it four stars, its highest rating. (more...)

6) Marc Kudisch, Rebecca Henderson, Lizbeth Mackay & More to Star in Signature Theatre's THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN; Tickets On Sale 7/10
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced casting for THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN by A.R. Gurney, directed by Lila Neugebauer. Tickets go on sale July 10. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs August 12 through September 21, 2014 with a September 4 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

7) Naya Rivera Confirmed To Return For GLEE's Final Season, But Not As Series Regular
by Pat Cerasaro - July 07, 2014

The GLEE drama this month continues! It has been confirmed that GLEE star Naya Rivera will indeed return tot he series for the final season, but in a limited capacity. (more...)

8) VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Gets Creepy in New Trailer for GONE GIRL!
by Movies News Desk - July 07, 2014

The dramatic thriller stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon and recent Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris. (more...)

9) Susan Boyle Expresses Desire To Play Dream Stage Role This Christmas
by Pat Cerasaro - July 07, 2014

International music superstar and reality show sensation Susan Boyle has expressed her desire to pursue her dream role onstage this December according to a new interview with Scotland performer and radio host Dean Park. (more...)

10) Critics & Spectators Complain Of Overzealous Audiences For Martin Freeman At RICHARD III
by Pat Cerasaro - July 07, 2014

A number of critics and some outspoken spectators have expressed their dissatisfaction with the perceivedly overzealous audiences being attracted to attend the current West End production of William Shakespeare's hallowed history play RICHARD III starring notable stage and screen star Martin Freeman. (more...)

11) BC/EFA Sets Date for 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction- September 21, 2014!
by Stage Tube - July 07, 2014

On Sunday, September 21 (10am - 7pm), be a part of the biggest day for Broadway fans as the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns this fall to Times Square and Shubert Alley. (more...)

12) VIDEO: Frankie Valli Performs 'Let's Hang On' & More on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - July 07, 2014

Frankie Valli performed on PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH, which aired on July 4th live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. (more...)

13) Musical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to Direct
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2014

Producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, and Paula Marie Black announced today that the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus will feature a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and will be directed by multi Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

14) Lea Salonga Interviews New West End MISS SAIGON Star Jon Jon Briones
by Pat Cerasaro - July 07, 2014

Iconic Tony Award-winning original star of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's MISS SAIGON, Lea Salonga, interviews one of the headliners of the new West End revival of the hit mega-musical, Jon Jon Briones, as part of a new interview. (more...)

15) FINDING NEVERLAND Cast Performs Impromptu Independence Day Serenade
by Pat Cerasaro - July 07, 2014

The cast of the hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in rehearsals and they took some time out to celebrate Independence Day with an impromptu sing-a-long during the fireworks festivities as evidenced in a new video clip shared on social media and now available to view. (more...)

16) Photo Flash: Inside the Launch of CATS at The Palladium with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn & Gillian Lynne!
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical Cats, based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, returns to the West End for a strictly limited 12 week run at the London Palladium from 6 December 2014. (more...)

17) STAGE TUBE: Watch Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto Rock Hard in BROADWAY BARES Opening Number!
by Stage Tube - July 07, 2014

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, a luscious, modern-day mix tape of sensual sights and sounds featuring 170 of New York's sexiest dancers, celebrated its move to a new home on June 22 by raising $1,386,105 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The opening number found Matthew Saldivar and Joey Taranto as dads escorting their preteen daughters to a One Direction concert. Longing for the rock concerts of their youth, the pair stepped into a dream world of hard rockers with ripped abs, voluptuous divas and randy roadies. The opening was written by Matthew Sklar and Amanda Green. Director Nick Kenkel, Paula Caselton and Sidney Erik Wright choreographed the number. Check out the full number below! (more...)

18) THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, would begin previews tonight, July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

19) THE ELEPHANT MAN with Bradley Cooper Will Now Begin Performances on Nov 7; Opening Pushed to Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2014

Due to a scheduling conflict, the producers of THE ELEPHANT MAN have announced that the show will now begin performances on Friday, November 7, 2014, and open on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). Tickets are currently on sale to the general public. (more...)

20) Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY Extends Again Through 9/21
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, will extend its strictly limited engagement through September 21st, 2014. The production will be dark from September 1st through September 7th while Ms. McDonald takes a previously scheduled vacation, and the final 16 performances will begin starting September 9th, 2014. (more...)

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