Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jun. 19

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, June 19, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) First Look - Kristin Chenoweth as 'Maleficent' in Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS
by TV News Desk - June 19, 2014

Check out an exclusive first look at Kristin Chenoweth as 'Maleficent' in the highly anticipated Disney Channel original movie, DESCENDANTS. (more...)

2) Jeremy Jordan Monkeys Around In New FINDING NEVERLAND Rehearsal Photos
by Pat Cerasaro - June 19, 2014

Jeremy Jordan, star of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND currently in rehearsals impresses with some acrobatic antics and apparent energetic enthusiasm for his new role in a series of new shots released by the production this week. (more...)

3) Hollywood Chamber Announces New Walk of Fame Honorees for 2015, Includes Chenoweth, Radcliffe, Poehler, and More
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014

A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (more...)

4) Review Roundup: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - June 19, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, opens tonight, June 19, at the Palace Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

5) JERSEY BOYS Film Predicted to Tank at Box Office
by Movies News Desk - June 19, 2014

Deadline columnist Nikki Finke is predicting that Warner Bros big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS will bomb at the box office. (more...)

6) Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley Join Cast of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN!
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014

The producers of ON THE TOWN announced today that Megan Fairchild(New York City Ballet Principal Dancer), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Elizabeth Stanley (Company) will join the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash'). Fairchild, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will make her Broadway debut playing 'Ivy Smith'. Umphress will play 'Hildy' and Stanley will play 'Claire', both reprising their performances from last summer's acclaimed Barrington Stage production. (more...)

7) Review Roundup: JERSEY BOYS Hits the Big Screen!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 19, 2014

The big screen adaptation of Broadway's Tony Award winning musical JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters tomorrow, June 20th. (more...)

8) Appealing New ANNIE Movie Promotional Social Media Images Released
by Pat Cerasaro - June 19, 2014

Appealing and colorful new social media images have been released to promote the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE and are now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release. (more...)

9) VIDEO: Idina Menzel Handles Wardrobe Malfunction Like a Pro!
by Stage Tube - June 19, 2014

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel suffered a wardrobe malfunction while on stage at her Radio City Music Hall performance on Monday, but the mega-star handled it like the professional that she is. (more...)

10) Graham King Discusses JERSEY BOYS In New Video Featurette
by Pat Cerasaro - June 19, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS is coming to the big screen under the direction of Clint Eastwood and a star of the film, Graham King, discusses the new Four Seasons movie musical in a new promotional featurette just released. (more...)

11) THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim's Epic Duet
by Pat Cerasaro - June 19, 2014

This week, in honor of BroadwayWorld's simply spectacular charity concert celebration of the men behind the music to most of the most important and indelible musicals of the last 50 years at Monday night's THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, we turn our attention to the sole clip of the two modern musical theatre marvels performing side by side. (more...)

12) Deanna Dunagan, Rondi Reed and Original Cast of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY to Reunite for L.A. Theatre Works Recording, 7/10-13
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014

August: Osage County - Original Steppenwolf and Broadway cast members Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award, Best Leading Actress), Rondi Reed (Tony Award, Best Featured Actress), Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan and Mariann Mayberry reunite to record Tracy Letts' dark, Pulitzer Prize winning comic epic, joined by National Tour cast member Shannon Cochran and directed by Bart DeLorenzo. (more...)

13) SYTYCD Recap: Wraps Up Auditions with Redemption, Anger, Great Dancing
by Matt Tamanini - June 19, 2014

This week's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE marked the end of an era. After an all too short month, DANCE fans bid a fond(?) adieu to Justin Bieber and his choreographer Nick DeMoura, who introduced their final Dance Crew Battle. While I'm sure Uncle Nigel will do whatever he can to get The Biebs on the finale (assuming all of his visa issues are resolved) to introduced the most-tweeted crew. (more...)

14) Gerry Goffin, Carole King's Songwriting Partner and Former Husband, Passes Away at 75
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014

Gerald 'Gerry' Goffin, the legendary lyricist who, with songwriting partner (and first wife) Carole King, was responsible for some of the greatest popular hits of the 20th Century, died at his home of natural causes early this morning, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The announcement was made by his wife Michele Goffin. (more...)

15) KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots celebrates its 500th Performance tonight, June 19th, at the Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

16) First Listen: Erich Bergen Sings 'Cry for Me' from JERSEY BOYS Film!
by Movies News Desk - June 19, 2014

As fans of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys eagerly await tomorrow's opening of the big screen adaptation, USA TODAY shares an exclusive preview of one of the film's songs 'Cry for Me'. (more...)

17) Tamsin Greig to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in the West End This Winter; Bartlett Sher to Return in Director's Chair
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Tamsin Greig will star in the West End in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 film. Bartlett Sher returns in the director's chair for the production -- he helmed the Broadway cast in 2010. 'BREAKDOWN' begins previews at the Playhouse Theatre on December 20, with an opening slated for January 12, 2015. (more...)

by Stage Tube - June 19, 2014

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will begin performances on Wednesday, September 10 and officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway (243 West 47th Street). Check out a just-released teaser for the incoming production below! (more...)

19) Photo Coverage: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings Tony Award Home to Walter Kerr Theatre
by Jennifer Broski - June 19, 2014

On the heels of its Tony® Award win for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder brought its award home to the Walter Kerr Theatre yesterday, June 18, to allow fans to pose with the prized medallion immediately following that day's matinee performance. In a special, unprecedented ceremony, fans were invited to hold the 2014 Tony® Award for Best Musical and pose for photos in front of the theater (219 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

20) Broadway's Original PIPPIN Joins the Tony-Winning Cast a Day Early
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement. He was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, but instead, he will start tonight, June 19, and run until Sunday, July 27, 2014 He is filling in for Terrance Mann's leave of absence. Pippin is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

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