Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Jun. 22

Below are's most popular articles from Sunday, June 22, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BREAKING NEWS: NEWSIES to Close on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

This Just In! Intended initially for a limited run, and turning into a 2+ year hit, Newsies, featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, will play its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre onS unday, August 24, 2014 prior to launching its national tour in October. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. (more...)

2) CBS Hosts 41st ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS Tonight; Broadway's Alan Cumming, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Among Nominees
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) hosts the 41ST Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony tonight, June 22. CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless lead the pack with the most nominations. Theatre names in the mix include CABARET's Alan Cumming, Tony-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Broadway actress Ashley Tisdale. (more...)

3) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21, featuring Hall of Fame inductees Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, iconic all-female band The Go-Go's, and the eclectic band Pink Martini. Presenters included Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt, Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, Hollywood icon Barbara Eden, actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, as well as a special guest appearance by Lea Michele. (more...)

4) JERSEY BOYS Movie Box Office Update; Weekend Numbers Drop Further
by Movies News Desk - June 22, 2014

In further disappointing news for the Jersey Boys film, Nikki Finke reports that the film, which opened in nearly 3,000 theatres has further dropped its expected weekend gross from $14.5 million to $13.5 million. The $40 million dollar film made nearly $5 million on Friday, and $5.4 million on Saturday. (more...)

5) VIDEO: Watch the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here!
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) hosts the 41ST Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony tonight, June 22. The award show will be livestreamed- and you can watch it here! Check below for the link! (more...)

6) Cameron Mackintosh Still Hoping for Neil Patrick Harris to Play BARNUM!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

In a profile for The Boston Globe, mega-producer, theater-owner and all-around theatre impresario Cameron Mackintosh revealed he thinks Neil Patrick Harris would be 'perfect' to star in his reworked version of BARNUM, which is set to launch a UK tour this September (starring Brian Conley). That is, if Harris's 'schedule ever opens up'. (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, June 21, Part 2 - MATILDA Hits 500, Plus NEWSIES, HERE LIES LOVE, PHANTOM and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our June 21st SIP round-up. Yesterday's SIPs come from the casts of the Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE, NEWSIES, the national tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MATILDA, KINKY BOOTS, GREASE at Paper Mill, and regional productions of LES MIS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, SPAMALOT, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and more! (more...)

8) Hot! Hot! Hot! Video Preview - BROADWAY BARES is Tonight! All You Need to Know...
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

Broadway's SEXIEST night is here! A bevy of sexy special guests from stage, screen and fashion runways will help Broadway Bares blast the roof off of its brand new home at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom tonight as they honor the best of rock and pop music in Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!. (more...)

by Darren Bell - June 22, 2014

It's West End LIVE! weekend! The stars of the shows are all part of a fantastic festival of free theatre in the middle of London, in the famous and historic Trafalgar Square - and here's our peek at what happened yesterday, with The Commitments, Once, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Jersey Boys and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels all performing! (more...)

10) BWW TV Exclusive: Carol Burnett Inducts Kristin Chenoweth Into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame; Plus Kristin Sings 'For Good' with Lea Michele
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - June 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21. Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth was inducted by Carol Burnett, her life-long idol. As she made her entrance, Chenoweth paid homage to her by singing the theme song from The Carol Burnett Show. Later in the evening, Chenoweth was joined on stage by Lea Michele, with whom she co-starred with on the television series GLEE in 2009. Chenoweth and Michele sang WICKED's 'For Good' together. (more...)

11) Matthew Morrison & Jane Lynch Salute GLEE & THE WIZARD OF OZ At 54 Below Gig
by Pat Cerasaro - June 22, 2014

Broadway headliners and fellow GLEE stars Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch teamed up for a special surprise duet as part of Lynch's extended cabaret gig in New York City this week. (more...)

12) BWW Exclusive: Karen Olivo Talks TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Her New Life in Wisconsin & More!
by Nicole Rosky - June 22, 2014

Tony winner Karen Olivo, who announced last spring that she'd be leaving New York City behind for a quieter life in Wisconsin, will return to the stage in this production. Before rehearsals began, Olivo took the time to update BroadwayWorld about preparing for the show, her new life outside of New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

13) BWW CD Reviews: A Second Take on GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE
by David Clarke - June 22, 2014

Back in April, I had the pleasure of reviewing A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Original Broadway Cast Recording). My initial thoughts were that the recording was witty and intriguing, but without the context of the show I couldn't really connect with it. Conversely, I got to see a recent performance of the Tony Award winning comedic musical. Upon revisiting the album, I can't shake most of the deliciously clever songs. (more...)

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 22, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes back his very first guest, Broadway veteran and now television star Reeve Carney, tochat about all things Penny Dreadful, Spider-Man, and so much more . Ch eck out the full interview below! (more...)

15) Photo Coverage: Spotlight on BroadwayWorld's THE LORD AND THE MASTER- The Women!
by Walter McBride - June 22, 2014

Earlier this week, continued its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the ladies from inside the concert! (more...)

16) Author Henry Bushkin Developing Musical About Johnny Carson and THE TONIGHT SHOW; Steve Tyrell to Pen Tunes
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

The New York Post writes that author and lawyer Henry Bushkin is kicking off rehearsals for a musical based on his book about Johnny Carson and THE TONIGHT SHOW. Jazz artist Steve Tyrell is writing the music, with rehearsals set to begin at Bushkin's home in upstate Bedford this summer. (more...)

17) MOTHERS AND SONS Closes Today, National Tour in the Works
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

Mothers and Sons, starring the two-time 2014 Tony® Award nominee for Best Play and Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly), will play its final performance at the Sunday, June 22nd matinee at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). At the time of its closing, Mothers and Sons will have played 33 preview performances and 104 regular performances. (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/22- MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2014

Today in 1972, the first Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 140 performances. Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the story of the 'mad' knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre. (more...)

19) VIDEO: Edie Falco on Being Caught Naked on Stage
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2014

Edie Falco told The Hollywood Reporter about her experience of being caught naked on stage. During her run in the Broadway play Frankie and Johnny, a technical error caused the lights to turn on while she was naked on stage. She recalled, 'It got an audible gasp. Then the curtains went down and we started again like it didn't happen.' (more...)

20) One Week Left for CASA VALENTINA; Show to Close June 29
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2014

Back in May, the Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization, announced an extension for Casa Valentina, the world premiere play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. An additional two weeks were added to the critically acclaimed limited engagement, through Sunday, June 29th and no more extensions are planned. (more...)

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