Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, May. 29

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, May 29, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Cast of WICKED, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster, NPH & More to Perform at TONYS!
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Tony Awards have announced the line-up of performances for the 68th Annual Tony Awards. The 2014 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

2) SYTYCD Recap: SYTYCD Returns with Hot Tamales and Lap Dances and Bieber, Oh My!
by Matt Tamanini - May 29, 2014

No one denies that shows like THE VOICE, THE AMAZING RACE, and AMERICAN IDOL have a larger cultural cache, but for fans who enjoy honest, artistic creativity, there is nothing on television like SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Each year, SYTYCD routinely turns out some of the most impressive and moving performances you will see anywhere. With changes to the format this year, including returning to a single winner, the introduction of dance crews, and a young up-start named Justin Bieber, Season 11 could just be the most exciting yet. (more...)

3) VIDEO: All-New Trailer for ANNIE Has Arrived!
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2014

Columbia Pictures has debuted the second domestic trailer for ANNIE, hitting theaters on December 19th. (more...)

4) Duncan Sheik On Lea Michele, SPRING AWAKENING & Upcoming Concert Gigs
by Pat Cerasaro - May 29, 2014

Tony Award-winning composer and recognizable concert performer Duncan Sheik sheds some light on his upcoming concert appearances as well as looks back at his Broadway smash SPRING AWAKENING as part of a new interview. (more...)

5) Photo Flashback: Remembering Maya Angelou
by Walter McBride - May 29, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, America's Poet Laureate Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86. The poet died last night, May 27th in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital while recovering from an 'unexpected ailment'. She died surrounded by her family. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legend. (more...)

6) HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Original Broadway Cast Album Out July 1st!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Atlantic Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the most nominated musical revival of the season, featuring Tony Award nominees Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall. The album is produced by HEDWIG composer Stephen Trask, Tony Award nominated sound designer and platinum-selling record producer Tim O'Heir, and the production's music director Justin Craig. The album is executive produced by Elie Landau and David Binder. (more...)

7) BWW Interview: Patrick Hinds Talks Theater People Podcast, Why Laura Osnes Made Him Nauseous
by Matt Tamanini - May 29, 2014

For people, like me, who sit in front of a computer for a living, or have long commutes each day, podcasts are an entertaining and educational way to pass the time. Last month I introduced you to the 20 Top Podcasts for theatre fans, and chief among them was the Theater People Podcast, hosted by Patrick Hinds. Recently, I spoke to Patrick about the his incredible Broadway friends, his research process, and why Laura Osnes made him sick to his stomach. (more...)

8) BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Idina Menzel Roles
by Matt Tamanini - May 29, 2014

It's quite possible that no Tony nominee has ever had a year like Idina Menzel has. With the world-wide juggernaut of FROZEN racking up well over a billion dollars at the box office, 'Let it Go' being certified Triple Platinum, and earning her third Tony nomination for IF/THEN, Idina could concievably take the title of Queen of All Media. Whether or not she wins her second Tony is up to the voters, but now, BroadwayWorld wants to know which of Idina's roles is your favorite. Take a look at the list, follow @BroadwayWorld on Twitter, and tweet the hashtag #BWWCountdownIdina and your answer. We will unveil your picks on Friday, June 6th, right before the Tonys. (more...)

9) BWW Preview: Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP Anchors in Chicago Prior to Broadway Bow
by Tyler Peterson - May 29, 2014

THE LAST SHIP, 16-time Grammy winner Sting's first foray into theater, is no jukebox musical. (more...)

10) Photo: Audra McDonald & Will Swenson Serve Up Treats for BROADWAY BAKES
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Check out husband and wife team Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, who donned aprons to lend their support to the worthy cause on Wednesday! (more...)

11) VIDEO: Watch Hugh Jackman in Original X-MEN Audition Video!
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2014

Check out Jackman in his 11-minute 1999 original X-Men audition video. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 29, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library, and today we are thrilled to announce accomplished Broadway and West End superstar Laura Michelle Kelly has joined the line-up for the night. (more...)

13) BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - VIOLET's Emerson Steele on Playing Young Sutton & More
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2014

Today, Emerson chats exclusively with BWW about working with her biggest idol, Sutton Foster and why her Broadway debut experience has been 'truly indescribable!' (more...)

14) Photo Flash: Meet the Performers of BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The 24th annual edition of Broadway Bares will blow the roof off its new home at Hammerstein Ballroom with Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, an amped up celebration on Sunday, June 22, 2014, honoring the best of rock and pop music. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: First Look at Taylor Louderman, Bobby Conte Thornton, Telly Leung & More in Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, GREASE. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease plays the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

16) Walt Disney to Bring the Magic of FROZEN to All-New Karaoke App for iPad
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) and Walt Disney Records announced today the launch of 'Disney Karaoke: Frozen,' an app based on the highest grossing animated film of all time, Frozen. (more...)

17) Elisabeth Moss to Return to Broadway in Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES?
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

According to the New York Times, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss is on her way back to Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Richards is currently in talks with the actress to play the title character in an upcoming Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Richards is reportedly eying Tony winner Pam McKinnon to direct the project, which is aiming to open in ' late winter or spring 2015.' An official announcement has not yet been made. (more...)

18) James Earl Jones, Cynthia Nixon & More Set for SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA Public Forum on 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that a special free one-night event, PUBLIC FORUM: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA, will take place on Monday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, with a line-up that includes Sarah Amengual, Michael Cerveris, Colman Domingo, James Earl Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Annie-B Parson, Steven Pasquale, and Michael Stuhlbarg, celebrating the world's greatest writer, American-style. Highlights of the evening will include James Earl Jones reading a scene from Othello, marking his return to the Delacorte after a 40-year absence and celebrating the 50th anniversary of his playing Othello on the Delacorte stage; Michael Cerveris reading a letter by John Wilkes Booth; and Steven Pasquale singing Tony in the "Tonight" duet from West Side Story. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 29, 2014

Today we are turning back the hands of time to an unearthed piece of theatre history featuring the TV debut of Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Elaine Stritch singing and selling up a storm. (more...)

20) Susan Boyle on Making Broadway Debut: 'I'm Open to Offers'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Susan Boyle shared that she may be ready to make her debut on the Great White Way. (more...)

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