Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Apr. 24

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, April 24, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) DVR Alert: HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris Appears on LETTERMAN Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH star Neil Patrick Harris will appear on CBS' 'Late Show with David Letterman' tonight, April 24th. (more...)

2) Review Roundup: CABARET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - April 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret on Broadway, starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as 'Emcee' and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as 'Sally Bowles' opens tonight, April 24, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015 at at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

3) BWW Reviews: Hyper-Gender Glam Rock Goes Family Friendly in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Michael Dale - April 24, 2014

With the exception of Bertolt Brecht plays and Robert Mapplethorpe photographs, there's not a subversive work of art that doesn't eventually get accepted as nostalgic family friendly fun. (more...)

4) BWW Interview: Alfie Boe Talks TRUST, MR. SELFRIDGE, and Career
by David Clarke - April 24, 2014

Alfie Boe, who is internationally recognized for his tenor voice, first gained recognition in the US when he starred in Baz Luhrmann's LA BOHÈME. In 2010, he took on the role of Jean Valjean for the 25th Anniversary Concert of LES MISERABLES. Now, he is gearing up for the US release of his latest album, TRUST, and his appearance on Mr. Selfridge. Recently, I chatted with Alfie Boe about these projects and his career. (more...)

5) Ray Fisher Joins Cast of Zack Snyder's Batman-Superman Film as Cyborg
by Movies News Desk - April 24, 2014

According to Variety, Ray Fisher (FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN) has boarded Zack Snyder's untitled Superman/Batman film as Cyborg. Fisher joins the previously announced Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jesse Eisenberg. MAN OF STEEL's Diane Lane and Amy Adams will also return. (more...)

6) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: It's Time For America To Pull The Plug (Updated w/ Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - April 24, 2014

On this week's Top-6 edition of AMERICAN IDOL Season XIII, we were "treated" to not one, but two, songs by each competitor. The theme, "A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll" gave the contestants an opportunity to channel their inner Donnys and Maries. Speaking of the beloved Osmond sibs, nothing about them screams either Country or Rock 'n Roll to me. But I digress; in most cases tonight, the double your pleasure set-up resulted in an extra helping of awesome, but (as is expected from this season) there was one singer whose combined performances resulted in confusion with a side of frustration. (more...)

7) GLEE's Darren Criss and Violinist Joshua Bell Join AFTER THE STORM to Benefit Typhoon Victims; Concert Set for 6/15 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Grammy Award-winning violinist, Joshua Bell and Glee and Broadway star sensation, Darren Criss join award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, Christine Rocas of Joffrey Ballet, singer of Black Eyed Peas and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation's capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (more...)

8) FIRST LISTEN: Check Out Live Tracks from AFTER MIDNIGHT, Featuring Fantasia
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2014

The show has not yet recorded a cast album, but BroadwayWorld has stumbled open the official live recording of the new musical- which has recently been falling into the hands of Tony nominators and voters. Below, check out a first listen to six hot tracks from the production; 'Zaz Zuh Zaz', 'Opening/Daybreak Express,' 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love,' 'Women Be Wise,' 'Diga Diga Doo,' and 'Cotton Club Stomp.' (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: Meet the Men of the Kit Kat Klub- the Past Emcee's of CABARET!
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company tonight opens Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as 'Emcee' and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as 'Sally Bowles'. Tickets are now available through January 4, 2015. The production was originally scheduled to run through August 31. Cumming isn't the only MC of Cabaret past to grace the stage of the Kit Kat Club. Other notable Masters of Ceremonies have included Michael C. Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Adam Pascal, Raul Esparza and John Stamos. Check out vintage footage of all of them in action below! (more...)

10) Leslie Caron On Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland & More
by Pat Cerasaro - April 24, 2014

Iconic movie musical leading lady and acclaimed international performer Leslie Caron touches upon many of her experiences working with an astounding array of legendary stars as part of a new interview in promotion of her West Coast stint in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS. (more...)

11) Photo Coverage: CASA VALENTINA Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - April 24, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Casa Valentina, the play by four-time Tony Award winnerHarvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello just opened last night, April 23, 2014 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the curtain call and after party below! (more...)

12) Diane Paulus, Amy Adams, Robert & Kristen Lopez Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2014

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson- Lopez, A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, Amy Adams and Benedict Cumberbatch were among those named to Time's Most Influential People in the WORLD list for 2014. (more...)

13) VIDEO: 'Annie' is Grown Up & A Total Mess on SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2014

Little Orphan Annie is all grown up and a total mess! The iconic Broadway character stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

14) STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the 2014 All-Star EASTER BONNET Competition!
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2014

Highlights of the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised a grand total of $4,532,129 this year, included the riotous opening number starring Book of Mormon's Rory O'Malley, performances from 12 Broadway and Off Broadway companies, as well as a special presentation from the National Touring companies, and performances by the companies of After Midnight, Avenue Q, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Disaster!, If/Then, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mamma Mia! Mothers and Sons, Murder for Two, Newsies and Once. Check out a look back below! (more...)

15) Leighton Meester Chats OF MICE AND MEN & Compares Theatre Versus Film
by Pat Cerasaro - April 24, 2014

Recognizable small screen star and mainstage newcomer Leighton Meester discusses her role in the new Broadway production of John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN as well as comments on the differences between theatre and film as part of a new interview. (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of ROCKY's Final Fight Sequence!
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2014

ROCKY, which opened Thursday, March 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre, stars Andy Karl as Rocky, Margo Seibert as Adrian (making her Broadway debut), and Terence Archie as Apollo Creed. Even the Broadway fans who have not yet made it to the Winter Garden Theatre have still heard all about the final, climactic fight sequence, and you can go behind the scenes of the epic finale below! (more...)

17) Is Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY a Play or a Musical? Tony Committee Decides Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee meets for the final time tomorrow, April 25, to determine the fates of the 2013-14 season's productions. And if they decide LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL is a 'play with music' rather than a musical, leading lady Audra McDonald, who stars as Billie Holiday, will have the chance to win a Tony for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play -- her only category without a Tony trophy. (more...)

18) CABARET, Starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, Opens Tonight on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb, featuring three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams for the first time on Broadway as Sally Bowles, and Alan Cumming, reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee, opens tonight, April 24, 2014, on Broadway. CABARET will play a 24-week limited engagement at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54. (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Talks the Thrills of Playing VIOLET on NBC NY
by Stage Tube - April 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, is now playing at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Foster recently stopped by NBC New York to chat about what it's like leading the company, and you can check out her full interview below! (more...)

20) FIRST LOOK - Cast of HBO's THE NORMAL HEART Grace May Cover of Vogue
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2014

Ryan Murphy, the writer, director and producer of HBO's upcoming presentation of THE NORMAL HEART, along with cast members Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons grace the May cover of Vogue Magazine (more...)

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