Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, May. 15

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, May 15, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: Tony Winner LaChanze Dedicates 'Amazing Grace' to Her Late Husband at Today's 9/11 Memorial
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2014

Broadway's LaChanze, a Tony Award-winner, performer whose husband Calvin Joseph Gooding perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks, performed a stunning a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" (more...)

2) VIDEO: Teaser/Poster Art for Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2014

Disney has issued a teaser and poster art for Kenneth Branagh's forthcoming live action CINDERELLA adaptation due in theaters March 13, 2015. (more...)

3) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Hemorrhaging, Raging, and 'Defying Gravity' for IDOL's Top-3 (updated w/ photos)
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2014

Coming immediately on the heels of the always emotionally taxing Hometown visits, each of Season XIII's remaining Idols performed three songs on Wednesday's penultimate performance show. The first round was made up of songs suggested by the surprisingly not-worthless 'full-time' mentor, Randy Jackson. The next round was songs that the judging panel of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. selected, and the final round consisted of songs the Top-3 had previously performed on the show and were determined by their hometown fans (and by hometown fans, I mean the show's producers). (more...)

4) Andrew Lloyd Webber to Premiere SCHOOL OF ROCK Musical on Broadway Before West End?
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

In an interview with the Telegraph, Andrew Lloyd Webber says there's a 'strong possibility' that his next musical, School of Rock, will premiere on Broadway instead of the West End due to more relaxed laws on child performers in the United States. The West End requires the hiring of 3-4 child actors for one role, which makes casting difficult. (more...)

5) Glenn Close to Return to Broadway Opposite Lithgow, Duncan, Balaban, Higgins & Plimpton in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton will star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production, which will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, begins previewsMonday, October 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Opening night is Thursday, November 20. (more...)

6) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #25 - 2013 Out Of Work TV Actors Medley
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special spotlight on a particularly guffaw-inducing musical moment from last year's Tony Awards highlighted by four of Broadway's best. (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Broadway Takes It Off for Charity! Go Inside BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS 2014!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Broadway Bares: Solo Strips, which features choreographed, solo stripteases by Broadway Bares' sexiest male dancers taking it off for one performance only, was held over the weekend at BPM Nightclub (516 West 42nd Street, NYC). This year's special event raised $16,140 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you and inside look at the event! (more...)

8) Film Version of LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander & Nikki M. James Launches Sales at Cannes
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2014

Arclight Films is now launching sales of the film, starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle at the Cannes Film Festival (more...)

9) Phillip Phillips, Demi Lovato, John Legend & More Set for AMERICAN IDOL Season Finale!
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2014

On last night's show, host Ryan Seacrest revealed a parital list of who will be stopping by next week's finale. (more...)

10) VIDEO: Tyne Daly Talks MOTHERS AND SONS, Tony Nom on 'The Talk'
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2014

Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly stopped by CBS's THE TALK yesterday and discussed her recent Tony Award nomination for her role in the Broadway play, 'Mothers and Sons.' (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Beth Malone, Steve Blanchard and More in SDMT's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, which opened Saturday, May 10, at the North Park Theatre. Performances continue weekends through May 25. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

12) Turtle Bay Music School's PERFORM-A-THON Kicks Off with Jason Robert Brown, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Turtle Bay Music School's 10th Annual Perform-A-Thon will be held Friday, May 16th through Sunday, May 18th. The community music marathon opens tonight, May 15th with a Kickoff Concert and Reception, featuring performances by a trio from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Mark O'Connor, Jason Robert Brown, and Sujari Britt. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals How She Keeps Her Body Broadway-Ready
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth, who's heading back to Broadway next spring in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, covers this month's issue of Women's Running magazine, and the Tony winner recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight on how she keeps her body stage-ready. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Jason Robert Brown Celebrates Sardi's Caricature Unveiling with Cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2014

Sardi's just hosted the caricature unveiling for Jason Robert Brown, who was just nominated for two Tony Awards for The Bridges of Madison County. Brown was joined by family, friends, colleagues and the company of The Bridges of Madison County for the special event. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

15) Photo Coverage: Wynton Marsalis Makes Guest Appearance in AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2014

Just last night, the Tony Award-nominated smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight, welcomed Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis to the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars for one night only. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

16) Final GLEE Q&A Featurette Of The Year With Lea Michele, Darren Criss & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2014

Among the many showstopping musical moments on this week's season finale of GLEE, DANCING WITH THE STARS winner and recent Off-Broadway COTTON CLUB PARADE star Amber Riley scored high points with an original tune penned just for the ep titled 'Shakin' My Head' and a promo music video for the song is now available to view. (more...)

17) Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2014

Now in its second year on Broadway, CINDERELLA continues to play to large and enthusiastic audiences at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). The show currently stars Grammy-nominated recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Fran Drescher as Madame, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Barlet as Sebastian, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. The cast just celebrated the show's 500th performance and BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the special event below! (more...)

18) Off-Broadway's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! Receives Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The cast of Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! records the original cast CD for DRG Records today at Avatar Studios. Produced by Hugh Fordin, the release date is soon to be announced. This CD marks Forbidden Broadway's 12th cast recording with DRG Records. Featured on the original cast recording are cast members Carter Calvert, Scott Richard Foster, Mia Gentile and Marcus Stevens, with David Caldwell on piano. The show is currently playing at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets can be purchased by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting (more...)

19) A RAISIN IN THE SUN Star Denzel Washington to Host 'Broadway Junior' Event, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Denzel Washington, currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, will serve as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration while hundreds of students from middle and intermediate New York City Public Schools make their Broadway debut on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44 St.) on Monday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. (Press set up at 9:30 a.m.; select pre-show photo ops at 10 a.m.). (more...)

20) DVR ALERT: Cast of 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Performs on Jimmy Fallon Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2014

The cast of Broadway's 'A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder' will perform on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON tonight, May 15th. Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and actor Craig Robinson will also guest on the episode. (more...)

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