Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Jun. 1

Below are's most popular articles from Sunday, June 1, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 01, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

2) Emily Blunt Says INTO THE WOODS Movie Is 'Absolutely Beautiful'
by Pat Cerasaro - June 01, 2014

Versatile screen star Emily Blunt discusses her central role in the hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)

3) Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway In THE DROWSY CHAPERONE? Barbra Streisand? Fred Schepisi Teases
by Pat Cerasaro - June 01, 2014

In a fascinating new interview, versatile director Fred Schepisi reveals new details on the forthcoming big screen edition of hit multi-Tony Award-winning musical THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and muses on casting for the film. (more...)

4) Ben Forster Comments On JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation
by Pat Cerasaro - June 01, 2014

UK SUPERSTAR reality star winner and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled on Friday, Ben Forster, has taken to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the decision by producers to abandon the tour, but remains hopeful even so. (more...)

5) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #8 - A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Vs. PIPPIN
by Pat Cerasaro - June 01, 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 with 1973's PIPPIN versus A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Presents GREAT SONGS FROM FLOP SHOWS
by Stephen Sorokoff - June 01, 2014

Even the legendary Broadway gods and goddesses have come face to face with failure. On May 31, June 1, and 2, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to musical theater's most thoroughly panned musical bullion as artistic director and Tony Award-winning lyricist and director David Zippel closes the season with Panning for Gold: Great Songs from Flop Shows. (more...)

by Stage Tube - June 01, 2014

The cast of Jersey Boys and the cast of All the Way have a Saturday Night on Broadway tradition in which they wish each other well. This past Saturday, All the Way was caught serenading Jersey Boys with a medley. Check below to watch the video! (more...)

8) BWW TV Exclusive: Celebrating the 2014 Tony Nominees- Spotlight on HEDWIG AND THE ANGY INCH's Lena Hall!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 01, 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 Lena Hall- a nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Find out how she's preparing for June 8th, what she's wearing on the big night, and more! (more...)

9) Elaine Paige Performs CHESS & Interviews Tim Rice On THE ELAINE PAIGE SHOW
by Pat Cerasaro - June 01, 2014

Internationally celebrated performer and vocalist Elaine Paige headlines a new weekly theatre-themed talk show titled THE ELAINE PAIGE SHOW and a First Look at the actress interviewing acclaimed lyricist Tim Rice is now available to view. (more...)

10) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 5/31- MOTHERS AND SONS Sends PHANTOM a Message, LES MIZ Planks, and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our May 31st SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MOTHERS AND SONS, WICKED, and more! (more...)

11) Theater People Podcast Welcomes WICKED & RENT Star Eden Espinosa
by Matt Tamanini - June 01, 2014

On Monday, June 2nd the Theater People Podcast welcomes Broadway star Eden Espinosa. Topics discussed include her humble beginnings as a Disney theme park performer, her breakthrough performance in the title role of the 2004 musical BROOKLYN, being Idina Menzel's standby in the original company of WICKED, and performing her dream role of Maureen Johnson in the closing company of RENT. (more...)

12) BWW Interview: Justin Guarini Talks Bringing LOVESICK to 54 Below, His New WICKED Gig & More!
by Nicole Rosky - June 01, 2014

Tomorrow, Broadway veteran and current star of WICKED Justin Guarini brings his new cabaret show LOVESICK to 54 Below. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, the show is a tribute to all the horrifying places love has taken him - from a Catholic school closet in Doylestown, PA to the revolving hotel rooms at American Idol, and, ultimately, to Broadway. With a seven-piece band, back up vocalists Shayla Benoit, Rashidra Scott and Rebecca LaChance, and music from Burt Bacharach to Beck to Mika, LOVESICK promises to be an evening of raucous and revealing storytelling - and a full-on party. Justin recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld all about the new show, what it's like stepping into Fiyero's shoes, and so much more. Check out he full interview below! (more...)

by Stage Tube - June 01, 2014

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown. (more...)

14) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- CASA VALENTINA's Harvey Fierstein Reveals Where He Keeps His Six Tonys!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 01, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Harvey Fierstein, a nominee for Best Play for Casa Valentina, who chats about how he originally got involved in the New York theatre scene, the joy of working with Joe Mantello, and more. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

15) BWW TV Exclusive: Tony Honors Charlotte Wilcox - A Tony Awards Special Feature by Jerry Mitchell
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 01, 2014 thought it would be interesting to go a little more 'in-depth' about the recipients, to help you better understand their being chosen and to look more closely into their lives, worlds and work. In addition, we wanted them to be interviewed by someone with whom they shared some sort of history. Next up in the special series is General Manager Charlotte Wilcox. We reached out to Jerry Mitchell, who has worked with Wilcox on many of his Broadway projects over the course of their careers. (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: Leslie Uggams Performs JUNE IS BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER in Honor of June 1st
by Stage Tube - June 01, 2014

In honor of the 1st of June, watch Leslie Uggams perform 'June is Bustin' Out All Over' from CAROUSEL, then check out on the next page an interview in which the singer reveals how she almost had to 'invent a new language to cover the 'slipped' lyrics' in the now You-Tube famous performance of the Rodgers and Hammerstein tune. Click below! (more...)

17) 2014 Gershwin High School Award Winners Announced; Sarah Liddy and Steven Telsey Take Best Actor and Actress
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2014

The 4th annual Gershwin Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students, was held yesterday at the Davenport Studios to select the Best Leading Actress and Best Leading Actor in the New York City metropolitan area. (more...)

18) BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2014
by - June 01, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

19) In the Spotlight Series: In the Tonys Photo Booth with Nominee Sarah Greene
by Walter McBride - June 01, 2014

Below you can check out photos of Sarah Greene, nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Cripple of Inishmaan, in the series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

20) Upcoming CD Releases for June 2014
by - June 01, 2014

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for June, 2014. (more...)

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