Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, May. 31

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, May 31, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Brandon Boyd & More Comment On JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation
by Pat Cerasaro - May 31, 2014

Incubus frontman and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled yesterday has taken to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the decision by producers to abandon the tour. (more...)

2) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #9 - THE LION KING Vs. RAGTIME
by Pat Cerasaro - May 31, 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 another major battle for Best Musical in 1998 with THE LION KING versus RAGTIME. (more...)

3) WE WILL ROCK YOU Closes at the Dominion Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

West End's Queen musical We Will Rock You will perform its final show today, 31 May 2014, shortly after its 12th anniversary. (more...)

4) Jefferson Mays to Tour GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE?
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Jefferson Mays has found his niche role in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in which he plays 9 different characters and changes costume 15 times throughout the show. The line outside the Walter Kerr Theatre at the end of each show is insanely long with audience members waiting to applaud his performance. Even Mays' wife, Susan Lyon, commented, 'This is almost as many people as they have for James Franco, [in Of Mice and Men].' And now, according to The New York Times, there is some good news for the after-life of this musical: Jefferson Mays is considering touring with the production. (more...)

5) LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 7/15
by Pat Cerasaro - May 31, 2014

The live original Broadway cast recording of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL starring five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is now available for pre-order. (more...)

6) BWW TV: Broadway Takes Over Shubert Alley! Chatting with the STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the special event and below, you can check out interviews with the performers, including Andy Karl, Tyne Daly, Norm Lewis, Kelli O'Hara and more! (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/31- LES MISERABLES Gets Crafty, BULLETS Takes a Field Trip, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 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!, ROCK OF AGES, National Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

8) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Jessie Mueller Reflects on Her BEAUTIFUL Time on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Jessie Mueller, a nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Beautiful, who chats about the thrill of meeting Carole King, her last three years on Broadway, and more. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

9) Photo Flash: Six-Word Memoirs from the 2014 Tony Noms
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Ever wonder what goes through someone's mind when then get the call saying they've been nominated for a Tony? Well, now you can know! On May 20, the Tony Award nominees were invited to share their nomination story in just six words. The general consensus was all around disbelief and a little bit of confusion. (more...)

10) Ariana Grande's Swingin' 'Problem' Music Video Premieres
by Pat Cerasaro - May 31, 2014

Broadway leading lady and breakout music star Ariana Grande has unveiled the music video for her current hit single 'Problem' featuring Iggy Azalea and it is now available to view. (more...)

11) BWW TV Exclusive: Celebrating the 2014 Tony Nominees- Spotlight on BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Nick Cordero
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2014

In two short weeks, the 2014 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld is celerating this year's nominees with a series of Below, Richard Ridge catches up with Nick Cordero- a nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Bullets Over Broadway. Find out what he's doing to get ready for Tony night, why he'd jump off a cliff for Susan Stroman, and more! (more...)

12) Actresses Join Together In Support of Marianne Williamson
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

A group of actresses and industry members lead by Frances Fisher (ABC's RESURRECTION, TITANIC) and Marcia Cross (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) have created a Public Service Announcement titled "I WOKE UP" to support Marianne Williamson's campaign for Congress. (more...)

by Stage Tube - May 31, 2014

Today in 1982, a return engagement of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 63 performances. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical with a book by Texas author Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. It is based on a story by King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. The original Broadway production was directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune and choreographed by Tune and Thommie Walsh. It opened on June 19, 1978 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 1,584 performances. (more...)

14) In the Spotlight Series: In the Tonys Photo Booth with Nominee Chad Beguelin
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2014

Below you can check out photos of Chad Beguelin, nominated for Best Score and Best Book of a Musical for Aladdin, in the series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

15) BWW's On This Day - May 31, 2014
by - May 31, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

16) Revisiting STOMP's High Octane Acts
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

After STOMP creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas' statements on Cameron Mackintosh's purchase and plans for the show's current London home, the Ambassadors Theatre, BWW's Philippines-based reporters joined a media contingent on a trip to London to experience the one-of-a-kind noise and energy that STOMP has been creating for the past 12 years in the West End. (more...)

17) BWW Reviews: MUCKRAKERS Challenges Our Ideas On Personal and Political Boundaries
by Shari Barrett - May 31, 2014

MUCKRAKERS is a searing examination of modern journalism in an age when nothing seems to be worth keeping private anymore. In the play, the two characters caught up in the political espionage drama are Mira, a young female activist who brings Stephen, a famous and slightly older British political journalist, home to her Brooklyn apartment to spend the night. But as they start to expose each others secrets, personal and political desires collide, testing the limits of privacy in the modern world. (more...)

18) Indiegogo Alert: Help Save The Lost Church in San Francisco!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The Lost Church is in need of major renovations to comply with SF and ADA regulations. Without the necessary renovations, they will be forced to close their doors. You can join their project to help keep the arts alive! (more...)

19) BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING (Who's the Chicken Little?)
by Ellen Dostal - May 31, 2014

Here's a Fringe production with a pretty 'out there' spin on its Shakespeare source material. From the company's description: 'Better than Shakespeare! presents a revisionist Much Ado About Nothing. New music, new intrigues, twists and turns… and aliens. Because we think The Bard could use a little help. Don't you? We're calling it, Much Ado About Something. The Something is Aliens. (more...)

20) East West Players Theater Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theater of color in the country, announces its extended 50th Anniversary Season, GOLDEN, a celebration that will take place over the next two years. On the heels of a record-breaking Visionary Awards Gala, Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang, announces the shows that comprise the GOLDEN season, which will take place from Fall 2014 through Summer 2016. (more...)

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