Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jul. 8

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

1) VIDEO: Justin Bieber Films Tom Hanks Dancing & Singing as a Rabbi!
by Movies News Desk - July 08, 2014

Below, check out Forest Gump himself, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks dancing and singing to the chorus of Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It" while dressed as a rabbi. (more...)

2) VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Gets Creepy in New Trailer for GONE GIRL! New Poster Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - July 08, 2014

The dramatic thriller stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon and recent Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris. (more...)

3) VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'California Love' on GMA
by TV News Desk - July 08, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed on this morning's 'Good Morning America'. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

4) Barrett Wilbert Weed Departs HEATHERS; Charissa Hogeland to Take Over as 'Veronica'
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Drama Desk nominee Barrett Wilbert Weed has officially left the cast of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical currently playing at New World Stages. A show representative told BWW: 'Barrett Wilbert Weed has departed the Off-Broadway production of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL to pursue other opportunities. Original cast member Charissa Hogeland, who has understudied the role of Veronica since the show's premiere at New World Stages, will take over the leading role, effective immediately.' (more...)

5) BREAKING: Rosie O'Donnell to Return as Co-Host of ABC's THE VIEW!
by TV News Desk - July 08, 2014

TMZ confirms exclusively that that O'Donnell will in fact return to the show. (more...)

6) 'Once Upon a Time' Creator Teases First FROZEN Episode on Twitter!
by TV News Desk - July 08, 2014

'Once' co-creator Adam Horowitz has turned to Twitter to share the title page of the script for the first episode of the season, teasing that it will focus on a 'tale of two sisters.' (more...)

7) Earl Carpenter Set for Limited Run as 'Javert' in Broadway's LES MISERABLES as Will Swenson Takes Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2014

Acclaimed British actor Earl Carpenter will join Cameron Mackintosh's smash hit new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert beginning Tuesday, August 12 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

8) Lady Gaga Evokes Eliza Doolittle & References MY FAIR LADY
by Pat Cerasaro - July 08, 2014

Worldwide pop superstar Lady Gaga pays homage to another famous theatrical leading lady, none other than Eliza Doolittle of MY FAIR LADY fame, in a new social media shot shared earlier this week. (more...)

9) Photo Flash: A.R.T.'s FINDING NEVERLAND - Full Rehearsal Shots!
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; announced today the casting for its first production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of the musical Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production begins previews at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, July 23 and runs through Sunday, September 28. The production will be available for press viewing starting Wednesday, August 13. Invitations for press opening will be sent out in late July. (more...)

10) VIDEO: GLEE's Chris Colfer Addresses Recent Twitter Hacking: 'It Was Really Upsetting'
by TV News Desk - July 08, 2014

Yesterday, the actor addressed the hacking of his Twitter account in an interview with the AP. (more...)

11) Idina Menzel to Sing National Anthem, Give Free Concert at MLB All-Star Game, 7/15
by TV News Desk - July 08, 2014

Broadway's Idina Menzel will be performing the National Anthem and giving a pre-game concert at Target Field (more...)

12) THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Plays 11,000th Performance on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2014

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today that the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, has again made theater history, reaching the unprecedented milestone of 11,000 performances. A feat achieved by no other Broadway show, the 11,000th performance took place Monday evening, July 7. (more...)

13) BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Magic Land
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - July 08, 2014

And so my summer in Magic Land begins…. (more...)

14) Hugh Jackman & Alan Cumming Share Selfie With Rap Stars Backstage At 2014 Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - July 08, 2014

International stage and screen superstar Hugh Jackman has revealed a new backstage glimpse at the starry mise en scene at Radio City Music Hall during the 2014 Tony Awards, including a selfie shared with fellow Broadway and Hollywood standout Alan Cumming. (more...)

15) Matt Bomer to Be Honored with Coveted Giffoni Award
by TV News Desk - July 08, 2014

Actor Matt Bomer, one of Hollywood's most exciting young stars, will be honored on July 19 with the coveted Giffoni Award at the 44th Annual Giffoni Experience. (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: NYMF's DEPLOYED the musical Gives Rehearsal Sneak Peek
by Stage Tube - July 08, 2014

Recently the NYMF production of DEPLOYED the musical gave fans a sneak peek into their rehearsal process. With a soaring pop rock score and set against the epic backdrop of a military base in Baghdad, DEPLOYED follows Emily's emotional journey. Our heroine develops an unlikely friendship with her interpreter, Laila, as she trains Iraqi women. Laila teaches Emily to appreciate others' suffering and to realize the enemy she's fighting is herself. When Emily finally lets go of her inner demons, a secret from the past comes back to wreak its revenge. They cannot forget...but can they forgive? (more...)

17) Laura Michelle Kelly Shares Backstage Video From FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - July 08, 2014

The highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in rehearsals and a new look behind the scenes is now available via an amusing new video clip shared by show star Laura Michelle Kelly. (more...)

18) Family of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2014

Today, the family of Vinicius de Moraes issued the following statement regarding the Broadway bound musical adaptation (more...)

19) Diane Paulus Discusses Details Of FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - July 08, 2014

The cast of the hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in rehearsals and they took some time out to celebrate Independence Day with an impromptu sing-a-long during the fireworks festivities as evidenced in a new video clip shared on social media and now available to view. (more...)

20) WAKE UP with BWW 7/8/14 - PHANTOM Marks a Milestone, SEX WITH STRANGERS Begins, WAYRA Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - July 08, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHANTOM hits 11,000 performances on Broadway, plus lots of off-Broadway beginnings tonight -- Second Stage's SEX WITH STRANGERS begins performances, with 'WAYRA' celebrating its opening, and Max Crumm joins THE FANTASTICKS! (more...)

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