Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Jun. 3

Below are's most popular articles from Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV: It's Tonys Week! Nominees Talk Sunday's Ceremony, What They're Wearing & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 03, 2014

It's Tonys week! On Sunday night, the stars will align at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway. One of the final events before the ceremony, the Tony Honors Cocktail Party was held last night at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe to celebrate the 2014 honorees: Joe Benincasa (President & CEO of The Actors Fund), Joan Marcus (Broadway photographer), and Charlotte Wilcox (general manager). BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet to chat with the stars one last time before the big night, and below, you can find out what they'll be wearing, how they are preparing for Sunday and more! (more...)

2) Records Broken, Votes Audited, One Tie And the 2014 Award Winners Are...
by BWW Special Coverage - June 03, 2014

Voting opened on April 30 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual Awards! Here are the current standings as of 6/1 with just -2 days to go in voting! (more...)

3) Actor Fired After Confronting Anti-Gay Heckler During CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Performance; Says 'I'd Do It Again'
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

As BWW previously reported, during the May 31st performance of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Repertory East Playhouse in Santa Clarita, Calif., actor John Lacy, who was playing 'Big Daddy' in the production of the Tennessee Williams' play, jumped down from the stage and confronted a heckler who had been yelling anti-gay slurs, including the term 'fag', from the audience. (more...)

4) THE ELEPHANT MAN with Bradley Cooper Will Take Broadway's Booth Theatre; Performances to Begin 10/18
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4 at 10 AM exclusively to American Express Card Members for two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning play THE ELEPHANT MAN, directed by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. Preferred seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card, and Centurion members. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit The general public on sale will begin on Saturday, June 28 at 10 AM. (more...)

5) Kristolyn Lloyd & Dave Thomas Brown to Join Cast of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, welcome Dave Thomas Brown as JD and Kristolyn Lloyd as Heather Duke to the "in-crowd" on Monday, June 9, 2014. (more...)

6) Photo Flash: First Look at Erin Davie, Emily Padgett and the Full Cast of SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Side Show that runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the just released production shot below! (more...)

7) Leona Lewis Covers Whitney Houston In New Movie Musical WALKING ON SUNSHINE
by Pat Cerasaro - June 03, 2014

Internationally successful music star and acclaimed performer Leona Lewis shows off her acting skills in the new 1980s-themed movie musical WALKING ON SUNSHINE and a first look at the actress performing the Whitney Houston classic 'How Will I Know' is now available to view. (more...)

8) Julia Stiles and James Wirt Set to Lead PHOENIX at Cherry Lane Theatre; Opens 8/7
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

Julie Pacino, Poverty Row Entertainment, Rian Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre, just announced that Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles ("Dexter") will return to the New York stage opposite James Wirt in a fresh take on Scott Organ's play PHOENIX. Directed by Jennifer DeLia, PHOENIX begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28, and opens Thursday, August 7. PHOENIX will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. The design team for PHOENIX will be announced shortly. (more...)

9) BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Musicals
by Matt Tamanini - June 03, 2014

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn't see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn't mean you can't be fully up-to-date for this Sunday's Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for theatre's biggest night, BroadwayWorld has put together the ultimate Tonys Crash Course. We've outlined all of the shows nominated in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories, and provided you 'study materials' as only BWW can, by mining our one-of-a-kind archives. (more...)

10) AFTER MIDNIGHT Tops Winners at 32nd Annual Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

The 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards were held on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - June 03, 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 rising Broadway and regional star Hunter Ryan Herdlicka has joined the line-up for the night. (more...)

12) JERSEY BOYS Movie Cast Scheduled For Multiple TV Appearances This Week
by Pat Cerasaro - June 03, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS is coming to the big screen under the direction of Clint Eastwood and the cast will be on hand for a red carpet premiere in Canada this week in addition to making multiple promotional appearances in honor of the movie musical edition of the long-running jukebox hit. (more...)

13) Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2014 Theatre World Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - June 03, 2014

The Theatre World Awards took place last night, June 2, at Circle in the Square (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current Broadway revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. 2014 Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance included: Paul Chahidi, Nick Cordero, Bryan Cranston, Mary Bridget Davies, Sarah Greene, Rebecca Hall, Ramin Karimloo, Zachary Levi, Chris O'Dowd, Sophie Okonedo, Emerson Steele, and Lauren Worsham. The 2014 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Winner went to Celia Keenan-Bolger for her performance as Laura in The Glass Menagerie and the 2014 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner went to Christopher Plummer. (more...)

14) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #6 - CITY OF ANGELS Vs. GRAND HOTEL
by Pat Cerasaro - June 03, 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 focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with CITY OF ANGELS versus GRAND HOTEL. (more...)

15) Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP THERE Receives Commercial Producers; Broadway Run Eyed Following La Jolla Premiere
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2014

Oscar-winning FROZEN songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are in development on their next project -- a musical titled UP THERE, with ROCKY's Alex Timbers on board to direct. The production is scheduled to make its World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in California during the theater's 2015-16 season, though no exact dates have been set. (more...)

16) Doris Day Shares Vivid Memories Of Rock Hudson & Their Projects Together
by Pat Cerasaro - June 03, 2014

Iconic film pair Doris Day and Rock Hudson are celebrated in a fascinating new featurette narrated by Day herself in honor of TCM's June Star of the Month, Rock Hudson. (more...)

17) BWW TV: Jefferson Mays, Audra McDonald, Jessie Mueller, Neil Patrick Harris & More Celebrate Drama Desk Wins!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 03, 2014

On Sunday night, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

18) Lea Michele Reveals the One Song She Wished She Sang on GLEE
by TV News Desk - June 03, 2014

Lea Michele stopped by the Jim & Kim show on Fresh 102.7 FM radio and was given the opportunity to reveal the one song she wished she had the chance to sing on Fox's long-running musical dramedy glee. (more...)

19) VIDEO: Megan Mullally to Join Matthew Broderick & Nathan Lane in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY This Fall!
by TV News Desk - June 03, 2014

During the appearance, Mullally shared that she will be starring in a new comedy by Terrance McNally. (more...)

20) VIDEO: ALADDIN's James Iglehart Talks Standing Ovations, Tony Nomination & More!
by Stage Tube - June 03, 2014

In a special behind-the-scenes feature in today's USA Today, Tony-nominated actor James Iglehart, currently making wishes come true in Disney's ALADDIN, talks about his experience starring in the hit Disney musical. (more...)

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