Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, May. 8

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, May 8, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Just Released: Official Photo of Rachelle Ann Go as Gigi Van Tranh
by Oliver Oliveros - May 08, 2014

The social media team behind the 25th anniversary production of MISS SAIGON, currently in previews at Prince Edward Theatre (28 Old Compton St.), and Australian-born photographer Michael Le Poer Trench, who has been photographing the sung-through musical since its early years, have officially released the promotional photograph of multi-award winning recording artist-musical theater actress Rachelle Ann Go for MISS SAIGON. (more...)

2) AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Contestant Delivers Moving Performance Worthy of IDOL Hall of Fame (Updated w/ pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - May 08, 2014

To make sure that the viewers make fully informed decisions, the finalists performed three songs each; a break-up song, a dedication (a la Casey Kasem), and then a make-up song. As always with IDOL Season XIII, the results were a mixed bag. There were some painful performances and one that I believe will go down in the IDOL Hall of Fame. (more...)

3) Showtime Airs BROADWAY IDIOT Documentary Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

Showtime presents the US broadcast premiere of BROADWAY IDIOT tonight, May 8th @ 8 PM EST/PST. (more...)

4) New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD to Air Nationally on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET (more...)

5) VIDEO: Watch New FROZEN Parody 'Do You Want to Go to Starbucks?'
by Movies News Desk - May 08, 2014

Below, check an all-new mini-musical parody on the hit song from Disney's Frozen's 'Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?' titled 'Do You Want to Go to Starbucks?' (more...)

6) Matt Bomer Muses On Future Stage Roles, Preferably In Plays Not Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - May 08, 2014

Versatile stage and screen star Matt Bomer shares his thoughts on taking on a future theatrical headlining gig as well as much more as part of a new interview.Versatile stage and screen star Matt Bomer shares his thoughts on taking on a future theatrical headlining gig as well as much more as part of a new interview. (more...)

7) Photo Flash: First Look at Christopher Sieber as 'Miss Trunchbull' in Broadway's MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Christopher Sieber officially made his debut as the tyranical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, in Broadway's Matilda the Musical earlier last month on April 18. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Sieber in action! (more...)

8) Broadway's Megan Hilty on SMASH: 'I Felt I Had a Lot to Prove'
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

Broadway star Megan Hilty looks back on her experience on the NBC musical drama Smash (more...)

9) BWW TV: Chatting with the 2014 Drama Desk Musical Nominees- Idina Menzel, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 08, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last month at 54 Below, and this morning, the honorees appeared at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there and caught interviews with some of the actors nominated in the Play categories, including Tyne Daly, Hamish Linklater, J. Smith-Cameron, Chris O'Dowd, Bryan Cranston and more! In keeping with Drama Desk's mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2013-2014 New York theater season in the same competitive categories. Eligibility and award category designations for the productions under consideration this season were determined by the Drama Desk board of directors with recommendations from the nominating committee. Because of the abundance of great work throughout the season, the Board also authorized the increase in the number of nominees allowed in select categories. CLICK HERE for a full list of nominees. Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

10) Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones in DRIVING MISS DAISY Heading to Theaters This June
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

With esteemed careers spanning 60 to 70 years long, actors Dame Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones will bring the magic of the stage to movie theaters across the country this June. (more...)

11) Hugh Jackman Confirms Broadway Return in Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER Later This Year
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Hugh Jackman withdrew from the 2015-16 Broadway run of HOUDINI due to scheduling issues, but it seems he has found another project more in line with his busy career. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the stage and screen star was rumored to return to Broadway in Jez Butterworth's play THE RIVER. Now he has confirmed in an interview with the New York Post that he will lead the play 'later this year.' (more...)

12) VIDEO: Make Up & Break Up Night on AMERICAN IDOL; Watch All the Performances!
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, the Top 4 performed three songs each, all in dedication to love! (more...)

13) Pulitzer Prize Finalist FUN HOME Eyeing Spring 2015 Broadway Bow
by Tyler Peterson - May 08, 2014

The Bechdel Funeral Home may soon be setting up shop on Broadway. (more...)

14) THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane, to Air on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Nathan Lane's Tony-winning performance in last season's THE NANCE will air on PBS next year as part of the Live From Lincoln Center series 40th season. (more...)

15) VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Featured in New TV Spot for 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE'
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

Below, check out an all-new commercial for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER featuring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, and special guest announcer David Hyde Pierce! (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 08, 2014

One of the most innovative and unusual musicals in Broadway history, May 2 marks the 30th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's seminal SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and we honor it today. (more...)

17) John Tiffany and Jack Thorne to Collaborate with J.K. Rowling on HARRY POTTER Stage Play?
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

John Tiffany (Once) and Jack Thorne (Let The Right One In) are in early talks to collaborate with J.K. Rowling on the upcoming HARRY POTTER play, which will be flying -- swiftly, we hope -- into the West End soon. Thorne would pen the script with Tiffany in the director's chair. (more...)

18) Photo Flash: George Takei Visits Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

George Takei attended The Public Theater's production of David Byrne, Fatboy Slim and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, and stopped backstage afterwards to chat with the cast. Check out photos from his visit below! (more...)

19) Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Featured on WHERE THE SKY ENDS Album; Release Set for 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 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 (more...)

20) Chris Colfer Opens Up About Penning This Week's GLEE & Looks Ahead To Final Season
by Pat Cerasaro - May 08, 2014

Multi-award-winning GLEE headliner and crossover talent Chris Colfer comments on his self-penned episode of GLEE as well as what motivated the storyline as part of a new interview. (more...)

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