Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 3

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, July 3, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME Casts FROZEN's 'Elsa'!
by TV News Desk - July 03, 2014

Georgina Haig, best known for her role on Fox's cult sci-fi series 'Fringe', has been cast in the role of Elsa, Queen of Arendelle on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME. (more...)

2) Jonathan Groff Discusses Coming Out At Gay Pride 2014
by Pat Cerasaro - July 03, 2014

Broadway and Hollywood star Jonathan Groff opens up about the importance of coming out in his own life as part of a gay pride parade appearance this weekend where he served as co-grand marshall of the event. (more...)

3) Poster Art Unveiled For NBC's PETER PAN: LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro - July 03, 2014

A first look at the promotional art for NBC's hotly anticipated live TV event PETER PAN: LIVE! is now available to view via the official website. (more...)

4) VIDEO: Watch Ariana Grande's Broadway & Hip Hop Mash-Up on MTV
by TV News Desk - July 03, 2014

During the show, host Sway challenged the singer to a round of "Hip-Hop Mix-up," a hip-hop roulette game in which Grande randomly spun two wheels (more...)

5) Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Offer Role to Winner of FOX's SYTYCD Season 11!
by TV News Desk - July 03, 2014

Broadway's ON THE TOWN and FOX's 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE' are teaming up to offer the winner of Season 11 a role in this fall's highly anticipated Broadway revival, marking an exciting new addition to the TV series' prize. (more...)

6) THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: 1776 - 60s, 70s & 90s Style
by Pat Cerasaro - July 03, 2014

In honor of this week's major national holiday of Independence Day, today we celebrate the most patriotic musical of them all, 1776. (more...)

7) Behind The Scenes Of FINDING NEVERLAND Set Construction
by Pat Cerasaro - July 03, 2014

The cast and crew of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND currently in rehearsals can be spotted getting into the pirate life in a series of new shots released by the production this week. (more...)

8) She's Broadway's Favorite Lady! 10 Reasons to Love Living Legend Audra McDonald
by BWW Special Coverage - July 03, 2014

Audra McDonald is, without dispute, one of Broadway's most cherished stars, constantly dazzling audiences with her genius performances in musicals and plays alike. Currently starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, McDonald recently broke a huge record, becoming the most recognized actor in the history of the Tony Awards. Just in case you've totally lost your mind and forgotten why you fell in love with her in the first place, below BroadwayWorld brings you ten more reasons to love Audra McDonald. (more...)

9) BWW CD Reviews: Yellow Sound Label's HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL (World Premiere Cast Recording) Has Some Damage
by David Clarke - July 03, 2014

Daniel Waters' quirky and deliciously dark 1989 film Heathers is a beloved cult classic known for catchy one-liners and its wonderfully subversive humor. Naturally, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL garnered a lot of interest because of the film's reputation. However, once the World Premiere Cast Album was released, we all got a peek inside the peculiar musical. Sadly, the glimpses offered on the disc are largely disappointing and entirely underwhelming. (more...)

10) UPDATE: FOX, Publicist Confirm Colfer to Return to GLEE; Network Releases Statement!
by TV News Desk - July 03, 2014

The actor's manager tells THR that the star's verified Twitter account has been hacked and confirms that the actor will return for the final season of the show and in fact, has a signed contract for season six. (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: Meets TV's New 'Elsa'- ONCE UPON A TIME's Georgina Haig
by Stage Tube - July 03, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Georgina Haig, best known for her role as Peter and Olivia's daughter, Etta on Fox's cult sci-fi series 'Fringe', has been cast in the role of Elsa, Queen of Arendelle on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME. The beloved character from the hit Disney film FROZEN was voiced by Broadway's Idina Menzel. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know television's new snow queen- check out some videos of the actress below! (more...)

12) BWW Recap: SYTYCD Delivers One of Best Routines in Show's History (Updated w/ Pictures & ON THE TOWN news)
by Matt Tamanini - July 03, 2014

It was a rushed audition and callback process, but finally, we are getting into the meat and potatoes of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE season; the live shows. This week's installment is the 200th live show in SYTYCD history, and we finally got to see the Top-20 do their thing. (more...)

13) THIS AMERICAN LIFE's Ira Glass Hoping to Play Broadway
by BWW News Desk - July 03, 2014

Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that - as Ira puts it - "have no business being together - dance and radio." The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall- . In a recent interview with the New York Times, Glass reveals that he'd like to bring the show to Broadway. (more...)

14) Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Company of PORGY AND BESS at Regents Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - July 03, 2014

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess will run at Regents Park Open Air Theatre from 17 July to 23 August with Opening Night for press on 28 July. Celebrated as a landmark piece of American theatre with iconic songs including 'Summertime', 'I Got Plenty of Nothing', 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So', Porgy and Bess will be directed by Regents Park Open Air Theatre's Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, with a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by Diedre L. Murray. (more...)

15) SPIDER-MAN's Jason Gotay, Robin Skye and More to Star in 210 AMLENT AVENUE at NYMF, 7/14 & 7/19
by BWW News Desk - July 03, 2014

Jason Gotay, Robin Skye and more will star in '210 Amlent Avenue,' scheduled for a developmental reading at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

16) Tickets Now On Sale For KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Kicking Off 9/4
by Pat Cerasaro - July 03, 2014

2013 Best Musical Tony Award winner KINKY BOOTS is going out on the road in a new national tour and tickets are now available for all the stops along the way, kicking off in Las Vegas in September. (more...)

17) VIDEO: Krysta Rodriguez Guest Stars in IAN, Episode 3 - 'The Fly Goddess'
by TV News Desk - July 03, 2014

Broadway diva and SMASH star Krysta Rodriguez is the fly-girl of Ian's dreams in Episode 3 of the hit comedy web series IAN. It's weird science in this Cronenberg-esque fantasy that pushes the boundaries and leaves everyone feeling a little bit sticky. premiered 'The Fly Goddess' today, July 3, and you can watch the episode below! (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/3- Betty Buckley
by Stage Tube - July 03, 2014

Happy Birthday, Betty Buckley! Buckley made her Broadway debut in 1969, in the musical 1776. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, for her role as Grizabella in the 1982 Broadway production of Cats. Other theatre credits include her Olivier nominated role as Norma Desmond in the musical Sunset Boulevard from 1994, in both London and New York, and her Tony nominated role in the 1997 musical Triumph of Love. In 2000, she received a Grammy nomination for The Diaries of Adam and Eve. In 2002, she was Grammy nominated for her album Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar. (more...)

19) FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Cast Recording Now Available On iTunes; Out On CD 8/4
by Pat Cerasaro - July 03, 2014

Multi-award-winning master lyricist Tim Rice has officially confirmed that the cast of his current West End musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY will enter the studio sometime soon to record a cast recording of the score according to a new social media message. (more...)

20) VIDEO: Ariana Grande Performs Jazzy, Acoustic Version of 'Problem' on MTV
by TV News Desk - July 03, 2014

Below, check out Grande singing a jazzy, breathy version acoustical performance on 'Problem' (more...)

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