Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, May. 19

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, May 19, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Nominee Idina Menzel Belt Out 'What If' in IF/THEN
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

If/Then, now playing on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is led by Broadway superstar Idina Menzel, who has earned yet another Tony nomination for her performance. Below, check out a just-released television spot of Menzel performing 'What If' in the new musical! (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Hugh Jackman Tapping in Rehearsal for the Tonys!
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

This year's Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman just posted a sneak peek video of him tap dancing like crazy in rehearsal for the big ceremony next month. Check it out below! (more...)

3) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #21 - RENT
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 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 spotlight on a revered rock musical which also won the Pulitzer Prize, RENT. (more...)

4) BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY - Randy Acts Out Excerpt from Patti LuPone's Memoir!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy acts out an excerpt from Patti LuPone's memoir, in which she reflects on starring in the 1988 revival of ANYTHING GOES, and that season's Tony Awards! (more...)

5) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Chad Beguelin Explains Why ALADDIN is the 'Comeback Kid' Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Chad Beguelin, a double nominee for Best Score and Best Book of a Musical for Aladdin, who chats about how the show has evolved since its out-of-town tryout, why he shares his nominations with the whole team, and more. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

6) Breaking News: THE REALISTIC JONESES to Conclude Broadway Run on July 6
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that The Realistic Joneses, which opened on April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street), will officially close on July 6, 2014. (more...)

7) John Tartaglia, Julia Murney, Kirsten Wyatt & More to Lead SEUSSICAL at the MUNY; Runs 7/22-28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the fifth show of its 96th season, Seussical, directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, with music direction by Valerie Gebert. Seussical is sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)

8) InDepth InterView: Linzi Hateley Talks New 54 Below Show, Plus CARRIE Memories, LES MISERABLES, LONDON ROAD Movie & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2014

Today we are talking to an accomplished and charismatic West End and Broadway star who originally made a name for herself as the title character in the infamous page-to-stage adaptation of Stephen King's CARRIE who has gone on to achieve acclaim for numerous starring roles in the UK ranging from JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to CHICAGO as well as the original West End casts of THE SECRET GARDEN, MARY POPPINS, and, most recently, LONDON ROAD - Linzi Hateley. Shedding some light on her unforgettable West End and Broadway debut as well as bringing us all the way up to the present day commenting on her hotly anticipated return to New York later this month with her new cabaret show at 54 Below, titled SINCE CARRIE, Hateley grants a rare all access pass to her career onstage and onscreen. Besides all about SINCE CARRIE and CARRIE itself, Hateley also recounts her experiences participating in the original cast of a number of notable West End and UK productions, including THE SECRET GARDEN, MARY POPPINS and more. Also, Hateley shares first news of the forthcoming feature film adaptation of UK hit LONDON ROAD and how her stage role will be adapted to the big screen iteration. On the topic of screen roles, Hateley also offers the 411 on her participation in the smash hit cinematic version of international stage hit LES MISERABLES and voices her thoughts on the movie musical revolution in general. Besides all of that, Hateley reflects on her work in the Stephen Sondheim revue MOVING ON and offers opinions on some of her most cherished studio recordings. All of that, a look ahead to starring in Cameron Mackintosh's upcoming UK tour of BARNUM and much more in this wide-ranging chat with an astonishingly versatile and always engaging West End and Broadway leading lady. (more...)

9) VIDEO: Lea Michele Premieres 'On My Way' Music Video
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2014

Glee star Lea Michele has debuted the music video to her single 'On My Way,' a song from her debut album, LOUDER. (more...)

10) Review Roundup: Vineyard Theatre's TOO MUCH SUN
by Review Roundups - May 19, 2014

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

11) Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards!
by Jessica Gordon - May 19, 2014

The Night Alive, written by Conor McPherson, recently took home the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. All the Way, written by Robert Schenkkan received the award for Best American Play. A Fun Home received the award for Best Musical. The awards were presented at a cocktail reception on Friday, May 16, at 54 Below. (more...)

12) VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Previews His Own Live Musical on NBC!
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2014

Jimmy Fallon and Tariq Trotter, from The Roots, decided they want their own live musical on NBC. (more...)

13) Patti LuPone & Son Josh Johnston Star in Acting Company's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Patti LuPone steps back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, tonight, Monday, May 19 in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. (more...)

14) Sierra Boggess, Jackie Hoffman, Alison Fraser & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The fourth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - has announced a new round of stars, including Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera), Austin Scarlett ('Project Runway'), Karen Wyman (celebrated 60s pop singer), Alison Fraser (two-time Tony Award nominee), Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray) and Aaron Weinstein (acclaimed jazz violinist). (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: LES MIZ's Ramin Karimloo Talks Tony Nomination, Staying Fit and More
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) on Sunday, March 23. The production has received three Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical Revival. Below, watch an interview with lead actor Ramin Karimloo, who stars as 'Jean Valjean', and hear him talk about staying in shape, LES MIZ's appeal to a new generation and more! (more...)

16) Twitter Watch: PHANTOM's Sierra Boggess & Norm Lewis Preview NOH8 Looks!
by BWW Staff - May 19, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Sierra Boggess wrote ' Just did our photo shoot for @NOH8Campaign with @normlewis777!!!! #NOH8 The Phantom of the Opera, which is now in its 26th year on Broadway, celebrated yet another in a long line of milestones last evening, as it welcomed former LITTLE MERMAID co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for their first curtain call and below, you can check it out, along with their backstage meeting with Andrew Lloyd Webber himself! The audience erupted in cheers last night, as history was made when Norm Lewis became the first African-American performer to star as The Phantom in the Broadway production. In attendance were stars ranging from Lea DeLaria, to Sherie Rene Scott and icons like Andre De Shields and Melba Moore, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Hal Price. They were joined by with friends, family, press and of course the show's usual sold-out audience. Following a long line of Phantoms, in a role created by Michael Crawford, Lewis brought his own unique talents, heart and incredible voice to the show, and has wonderful chemistry with his co-star, who gets even better each time she's returned to the show. If you're thinking about getting tickets - GO, you'll thank us later.' (more...)

17) VIDEO: Tyne Daly in New MOTHERS AND SONS TV Spot
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

Below, check out an all-new TV spot for Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS featuring Tony nominated actress Tyne Daly. (more...)

18) Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Arrivals for TOO MUCH SUN at Vineyard Theatre
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2014

TOO MUCH SUN - the newest play by Nicky Silver - plays through June 22 at the Vineyard Theatre(108 E. 15 St.). Mark Brokaw directs the cast starring the Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin(BROADWAY BOUND, 'Alice'), joined by Ken Barnett (WONDERFUL TOWN, AND BABY MAKES SEVEN), Richard Bekins (TARTUFFE, LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION!), Matt Dellapina (OUTSIDE PEOPLE, DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY), Matt Dickson (WAR HORSE, COAST OF UTOPIA) andJennifer Westfeldt (THE LIBRARY, Kissing Jessica Stein). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night theatre arrivals below! (more...)

19) THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Original Cast Recording Hits Shelves Today
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2014

The romantic and moving score for the new Broadway musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman is now available to hear in full on the new cast recording, featuring show stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale. Physical copies of the album are available today, May 19. (more...)

20) VIDEO: Fantasia & Wynton Marsalis Talk Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

Below, watch Grammy Award® winners Fantasia and Wynton Marsalis chat about AFTER MIDNIGHT, the new Broadway musical celebrating the timeless music of Harlem's Golden Age. (more...)

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