Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jun. 12

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, June 12, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Breaking News: Andrew Rannells to Replace Neil Patrick Harris in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

Producers have confirmed to The New York Times that Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will succeed Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Rannells, who is contracted for an eight week run, will take on the title role beginning August 20, after Harris departs on August 17. (more...)

2) TONY-Nominated Sound Designer John Gromada Starts Online Petition to Reverse Tony Committee Ruling
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

Sound designer John Gromada, who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for 2013's revival of The Trip to Bountiful, has started an online petition to reverse the Committee's ruling. (more...)

3) BWW TV: Laura Osnes & More Preview Michael Mott's WHERE THE SKY ENDS Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 12, 2014

Where The Sky Ends: The Songs of Michael Mott will be released on June 17th, 2014. The CD is now available for pre-order on Amazon at Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a special video preview of the album! (more...)

4) Broadway & Hollywood Legend Ruby Dee Dies at 91
by Movies News Desk - June 12, 2014

Legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died Wednesday night, June 11th at the age of 91 (more...)

5) John Cameron Mitchell Reveals New Details On HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Sequel
by Pat Cerasaro - June 12, 2014

Actor, writer and director John Cameron Mitchell opens up about the impact of acclaimed rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH as well as shares some new details about the upcoming sequel as part of a new interview. (more...)

6) Photo Flash: Artwork for Broadway's THE RIVER with Hugh Jackman Revealed
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

Official artwork for The River, a new Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson, has been revealed - check out the artwork below! (more...)

7) HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Original Cast Recording Now Available On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - June 12, 2014

1980s cult classic HEATHERS now sings byway of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL and the forthcoming cast recording is now available to order on iTunes. (more...)

8) Jake Gyllenhaal to Make Broadway Debut in Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS; Opens 1/13 at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and the Royal Court Theatre, by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and Dodger Properties, will produce the American premiere ofCONSTELLATIONS, the acclaimed new play by Nick Payne, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Academy Award nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, on Broadway. (more...)

9) SYTYCD Recaps: Auditions Get KINKY While We Find Some Early Frontrunners
by Matt Tamanini - June 12, 2014

Despite my eternal love for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, last week I expressed a bit of audition fatigue. Though I appreciate seeing the beginning of each competitors' journeys, the vast majority of 30-second solos seem like unsatisfying appetizers, when all I want is a fully-formed emotional and artistic meal. This week's episode didn't do much to change my audition opinion, as many of the routines were just technical exhibitions, but for the first time this season, I started to see some potential winners. It also doesn't hurt when Executive Producer and Judge Nigel Lythgoe welcomes a Tony-winner to the judging panel. (more...)

10) BWW Reviews: Lewis and Boggess Add Luster to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Michael Dale - June 12, 2014

Two terrific stars join a 26-year-old production that's in excellent shape. (more...)

11) HBO SIX BY SONDHEIM Documentary Now Available Digitally In HD
by Pat Cerasaro - June 12, 2014

HBO's acclaimed documentary all about musical theatre master Stephen Sondheim, titled SIX BY SONDHEIM, is now available to download digitally in HD. (more...)

12) VIDEO: Aaron Tveit Talks USA's Graceland, Broadway & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - June 12, 2014

Aaron Tveit stopped by this week's TODAY on NBC to talk about the all-new season of his USA drama series 'Graceland.' (more...)

13) BWW CD Reviews: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: THE MUSICAL (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Toe-Tapping, Jazzy Fun
by David Clarke - June 12, 2014

Fabulously entertaining fans eight times a week, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: THE MUSICAL, based on the 1994 Woody Allen film of the same name, racked up six Tony Nominations this year. The musical comedy also recently released its Original Broadway Cast Recording, featuring a score of music from the 1920s adapted by Glen Kelly, with orchestrations by Doug Besterman. If you're like me, you haven't seen the show yet, and this enthralling album will leave you longing to see the splashy spectacle, smiling, and singing along with glee. (more...)

14) Roger Bart Backs Out of FINDING NEVERLAND, Michael McGrath Takes His Place
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

The cast for the upcoming Broadway musical, Finding Neverland, has begun rehearsals; but, according to Deadline, Roger Bart has backed out of the production. He was set to play Charles Frohman, an American theatre producer from the turn of the century nineteenth century. (more...)

15) FREEZE FRAME: Cast of ATOMIC Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - June 12, 2014

Following a successful engagement in Sydney, Australia, Atomic, the new musical based on the creation of the atomic bomb, will make its highly anticipated U.S. premiere with a strictly limited 8-week Off-Broadway engagement from June 26 - August 16 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). The official opening is set for Sunday, July 13. With book & lyrics by Danny Ginges and Gregory Bonsignore, and music & lyrics by Philip Foxman, Atomic is choreographed by Dean Walsh and directed by Damien Gray. The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out a photo preview from the big event below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

16) Up on the Marquee: THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Walter McBride - June 12, 2014

Tickets are now available exclusively to American Express Card Members for two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. Preferred seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card, and Centurion members. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit The general public on sale will begin on Saturday, June 28 at 10 AM. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

17) Kelli O'Hara, Alec Baldwin & More Join SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA Public Forum at the Delacorte, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the free one-night event, PUBLIC FORUM: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA, on Monday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

18) Extensive Behind The Scenes Footage Of JERSEY BOYS Movie With John Lloyd Young & Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - June 12, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS is coming to the big screen under the direction of Clint Eastwood and a first look at Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young and the fellow Four Seasons in the film via an extensive B-roll reel is now available to view. (more...)

19) Tickets to Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, On Sale 6/16
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014

General on-sale will begin on Monday, June 16 at 12:01 AM for THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. The production is currently on sale to American Express cardholders only. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - June 12, 2014

Today, we continue BroadwayWorld's newest feature column with a special tribute to one of the most cherished and beloved musicals ever written, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. (more...)

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