Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jun. 7

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

1) InDepth InterView Exclusive: James Earl Jones Talks DRIVING MISS DAISY, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, STAR WARS, THE LION KING & More
by Pat Cerasaro - June 07, 2014

Today it is BroadwayWorld's extreme honor to bring you an exclusive and extensive discussion with one of the finest American actors in history all about his legendary career onstage and on screens large and small - the commanding and versatile two-time Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-winning James Earl Jones. Touching upon much of his internationally regarded iconography as well as looking ahead to current and future endeavors, Jones eloquently expresses his observations on acting, art, humanity and life itself. Focusing on the ScreenVision presentation of Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY starring opposite fellow icon and InDepth InterView participant Dame Angela Lansbury, Jones astutely outlines the themes of the touching Southern drama depicting the unlikely friendship between an uptight society woman and her dedicated chauffer as well as opens up about his own experiences with culture clashes and race in his life. Additionally, Jones juxtaposes his observations of working alongside Vanessa Redgrave on the Broadway and West End iterations of the play versus the Australian tour with Lansbury which has now been preserved on film and is being shown in movie theaters across the country throughout this month. Plus, Jones reveals some of his own favorite moments in the powerful play and dissects the dynamics of his dense and complex characterization of Hoke in the piece and how he sees Hoke's relationship to that of Daisy (Lansbury) and her son, Boolie (played by Boyd Gaines). Besides all about DRIVING MISS DAISY, Jones also previews his upcoming Broadway return in the recently announced revival of the classic Kaufmann & Hart chestnut YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and expresses his thoughts on the multi-racial casting planned for the hotly anticipated production. Furthermore, Jones looks back at some of his most fondly remembered roles to date - ranging from the voice of Darth Vader in STAR WARS and Mufasa in THE LION KING, to his seminal work in films such as DR. STRANGELOVE, CLAUDINE, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY, FIELD OF DREAMS and more. All of that, his thoughts on the upcoming STAR WARS sequels currently in production, observations on his role in the new feature film comedy THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, memories of his Shakespeare In The Park KING LEAR (available on DVD), his Tony Award-winning work in August Wilson's FENCES as well as much, much more! (more...)

2) It's Almost Tony Night! Complete Guide to BWW Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 07, 2014

It's almost here! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS Sunday night, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

3) Photo Flash: Finding Their Inner Sexy - The SUBMISSIONS ONLY Cast Strikes a Pose
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2014

The cast of Submissions Only traded in spit takes and prat falls for a little hard-edged glamour, thanks to the vision of photographer Curtis Brown, who invited the S.O. folks for a fun photo shoot back in March. (more...)

4) Al Pacino & Jessica Chastain In Double Bill Of SALOME/WILDE SALOME To Play Along With Special Q&A, 9/21
by Pat Cerasaro - June 07, 2014

Internationally celebrated stage and screen superstars Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain star in the film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's controversial banned play SALOME as well as a documentary all about the creation of the film directed by Pacino himself, titled WILDE SALOME, and both will be presented along with a special Q&A by the actors at a special screening in September according to a new announcement. (more...)

5) BWW TV: On the Scene at the 2014 Theatre World Awards with Winners Levi, Cranston, Karimloo, O'Dowd & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 07, 2014

First presented in 1945, the prestigious Theatre World Awards, founded by John Willis, the Editor-in-Chief of both Theatre World and its companion volume, Screen World, are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big night, where he chatted with all of this year's winners and presenters. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

6) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #2 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Vs. SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Pat Cerasaro - June 07, 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 biggest battles for Best Musical with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES versus SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. (more...)

7) BroadwayGirlNYC's 2014 Tony Awards Drinking Game!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - June 07, 2014

You've been asking for it, and here it is! BroadwayGirlNYC's 2014 Tony Awards Drinking Game! Join her ... if you dare! (more...)

8) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Lena Hall Explains Her Crazy Callback for HEDWIG!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 07, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Lena Hall, a nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, who chats about her crazy audition process, the thrill of working with Neil Patrick Harris, and more. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

9) BWW TV: Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Sing THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Barnes & Noble
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 07, 2014

Barnes & Noble just celebrated the new Ghostlight Records cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical which recently closed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), with a special in-store performance and CD signing.The event featured stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, in addition to other cast members. The composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown joined them at the piano, with Justin Goldner and Gary Sieger on guitars and Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the special event and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

10) Behind The Scenes Of Jessica Chastain & Colin Farrell In MISS JULIE With Liv Ullmann
by Pat Cerasaro - June 07, 2014

An extended look at acclaimed actress and director Liv Ullmann's upcoming stage-to-screen adaptation of August Stringberg's MISS JULIE is now available, showcasing film stars Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell in costume and in action. (more...)

11) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Find Out Why Celia Keenan-Bolger Never Had an Experience Like THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 07, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Celia Keenan-Bolger, a nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Glass Menagerie, who chats about how she's still tight with the cast, why she never had an experience like she had with this play, and more. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

12) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 6/7- BULLETS Preps for the Tonys, ROCKY Celebrates 100th, and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, 50 SHADES!, NEWSIES, National Tour of EVITA, CINDERELLA, HEATHERS, and more! (more...)

13) Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Opens in Montreal Tonight
by Hilary Kelly - June 07, 2014

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by David Spencer, is getting a second chance at a fully mounted production in Montreal this summer after its first attempt at a Broadway run in 1987. The musical, based on the Mordecai Richtler film and novel by the same name, is set to receive a full production at the Segal Centre in Montreal from today, June 7-28, 2015. (more...)

14) ROCKY Brings the Fight to the Tonys
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2014

This year's Tony Awards will literally be a knockout! According to the Associated Press, Broadway's Rocky will be preforming the iconic boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed right on the Radio City Music Hall's stage. (more...)

15) Download Free JULIUS CAESAR Audiobook Featuring Grammar, Dreyfuss, Keach & More
by Pat Cerasaro - June 07, 2014

A unique new audiobook experience showcasing William Shakespeare's revered historical tragedy JULIUS CAESAR featuring an all-star cast is now available to download via Overdrive. (more...)

by TV News Desk - June 07, 2014

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will simulcast Dr. Maya Angelou's private memorial service in celebration of her legacy being held at Wake Forest University, North Carolina today, June 7 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT on OWN. (more...)

17) BWW's On This Day - June 7, 2014
by - June 07, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

18) BWW TV: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Bryan Cranston Reveals Why He Cherishes Broadway Audiences!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 07, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Bryan Cranston, a nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Play for All the Way, who chats about why he's living the dream, how he cherishes live audiences, and more. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

19) Sterling's Upstairs to Celebrate 8th Anniversary this Month
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2014

Sterling's Upstairs - housed at popular LA hot spot The Federal in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District - has not only been described by the Los Angeles Times as "LA's cabaret destination;" but was just cited by LA Weekly as one of Los Angeles's top five supper clubs, With an arsenal of similar accolades from LA based media, Sterling's Upstairs celebrates its eight-year anniversary this month with Broadway performers Maura Hanlon Smith (June 9), Sandy Bainum (June 22) and Bernard Dotson (June 29-June 30). Kritzerland Records' Nobody Does it Better... The songs of Dorothy Fields kicked off the month-long celebration on June 1st featuring Tara Browne, Cynthia Ferrer, Zachary Ford, Kim Huber, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Sarah Staitman, Robert Yacko and Special Guest... Broadway's Kerry O'Malley. (more...)

20) Susannah Blinkoff Brings DAUGHTER OF... to the Hollywood Fringe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2014

Multi-talented singer/songwriter Susannah Blinkoff will bring her solo show Daughter of ... , directed by Stan Zimmerman, to the Hollywood Fringe Festival for five performances only at Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge beginning tonight, June 7 at 9pm. (more...)

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