Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, May. 22

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, May 22, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Review Roundup: MISS SAIGON Opens in the West End- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - May 22, 2014

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's MISS SAIGON makes its highly anticipated return to London tonight, May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

2) Review Roundup Part II - HBO's THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2014

HBO will debut THE NORMAL HEART this SUNDAY, MAY 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The drama stars Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts. (more...)

3) Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA just revealed production photos featuring its new leads Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis on Facebook. Scroll down for a first look at the stars in action! (more...)

4) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Delivers Fantastic Finale and Crowns a Worthy Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 22, 2014

A journey that started nearly a year ago officially ended tonight. From tens of thousands auditioning last summer to one being named the 13th American Idol. For my money, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene were not only the two most deserving contenders for this season's crown, but they were so by a wide margin. The contentment with knowing that either would be a worthy champion added to a show that returned to the bygone era when IDOL Finales were the highlight of each TV season. (more...)

5) VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Nudity Waiver, HEDWIG & More on Today
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris stopped by the fourth hour of NBC's today to talk to hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about starring in Seth MacFarlane's new western comedy 'A Million Says to Die in the West'. (more...)

6) Jim Parsons Talks HBO's NORMAL HEART on Today's ELLEN
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Parsons discusses his role in the upcoming HBO drama THE NORMAL HEART, premiering May 25th. The actor explains the impact the story has had on him and the world. (more...)

7) Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites! Casts of BEAUTIFUL, ROCKY, CABARET & More Perform at STARS IN THE ALLEY
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2014

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was presented yesterday, May 21st in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District celebrated Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

8) Streisand Responds to Larry Kramer's NORMAL HEART Accusations: 'No Need to Fight Me'
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Streisand has responded to Kramer's accusations, stating that her goal has always been to 'promote the idea of everyone's right to love. Gay or straight!' (more...)

9) BWW CD Reviews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Gorgeous and Emotive
by David Clarke - May 22, 2014

When it comes to breathtaking, dazzling musical scores Jason Robert Brown is no stranger; therefore, his fans and theatergoers in general hotly anticipated his latest musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Ghostlight Records released a beautiful recording of the Tony nominated score on May 19, ensuring that this score can be enjoyed for generations to come. (more...)

10) BWW Interviews: Mark Gessner Talks SUBMISSIONS ONLY, THE RESIDUALS, Laying Down Tracks w/ 50 Cent
by Matt Tamanini - May 22, 2014

If you are a BroadwayWorld regular, you will recognize Mark Gessner as Eric Mousse, the quite, crossword playing cast member of JEREMY'S FORT on SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Also, if you have watched TV in the last decade, chance are good that you've seen him in some very popular commercials. Recently, Mark has been a member of the first season of the hit webseries THE RESIDUALS. Recently, Mark spoke to BWW about his experiences on popular webseries, why SUBMISSIONS ONLY star and writer Kate Weatherhead is like Derrick Jeter, and his role on the upcoming Starz series POWER alongside 50 Cent. (more...)

11) James Corden in Talks to Lead Broadway Revival of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Corden would take play Pseudolus, following in the footsteps of Nathan Lane, Zero Mostel, and Phil Silvers, who all took home Tony awards for their performances. (more...)

12) Photo Coverage: On the Scene at MISS SAIGON's Starry West End Opening Night - Curtain Call and Party!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2014

MISS SAIGON made its highly anticipated return to London last night, May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Check out photos from the curtain call, and party below! (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: LADY DAY's Audra McDonald Performs on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2014

Tony-winning singer Audra McDonald stopped by THE VIEW this morning to perform a number as Billie Holiday from Broadway's 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.' The actress received a Tony nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her starring role. If she wins, this will be her sixth Tony Award. Watch her sing below! (more...)

14) New Production Photos Of UK THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Joanna Riding & Michael Xavier
by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2014

A first look at the new West End revival of musical comedy classic THE PAJAMA GAME starring Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier is now available to view via a series of new production photos just unveiled. (more...)

15) Photo Coverage: Opening Night Red Carpet for MISS SAIGON!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2014

MISS SAIGON made its highly anticipated return to London last night, May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Check out photos from the starry red carpet below! (more...)

16) VIDEO: CABARET's Alan Cumming Talks Wearing a Swastika on His Bum on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Alan Cumming stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and chats about playing the Cabaret Emcee again on Broadway, this time twenty years older. (more...)

17) Andrew Lippa & Kristin Chenoweth to Star in New York Premiere of I AM HARVEY MILK at Avery Fisher Hall, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, will have its New York premiere on Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

18) Cameron Mackintosh to Acquire West End's Victoria Palace and Ambassadors, Will Rename for Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Sir Cameron Mackintosh has today announced two major additions to his West End theatre group with the confirmation that he will take over The Victoria Palace Theatre in June this year and the Ambassadors Theatre by 2015, renaming it The Sondheim Theatre. (more...)

19) VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Tonys, Races on Cooler Scooter on FALLON
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Jimmy and Hugh race around The Tonight Show halls on some high-speed cooler scooters while dodging a Memorial Day parade crowd (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2014

This week we are taking a look at one of the most popular and enduring Biblical musicals ever written in honor of its Off-Broadway opening 43 years ago this week, GODSPELL. (more...)

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