Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, May. 13

Below are's most popular articles from Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as "Lily Garland" and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as "Oscar Jaffe" in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

2) BWW TV EXCLUSIVE! Footage of Kristin Chenoweth's THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO at Carnegie Hall
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2014 is proud, and feels very privileged, to have been given EXCLUSIVE access to the evening's historic performance. (more...)

3) Photo Coverage: Boogie Down with Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess and the PHANTOM Cast!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

After the show, the cast, family and creative team members headed to celebrate the night at a post show celebration at the Paramount Hotel and of course, was there. (more...)

4) Photo Coverage: Phantastic! Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - First Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, which is now in its 26th year on Broadway, celebrated yet another in a long line of milestones last evening, as it welcomed former LITTLE MERMAID co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. The audience erupted in cheers last night, as history was made when Norm Lewis became the first African-American performer to star as The Phantom in the Broadway production. In attendance were stars ranging from Lea DeLaria, to Sherie Rene Scott and icons like Andre De Shields and Melba Moore, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Hal Price. They were joined by with friends, family, press and of course the show's usual, sold-out audience. (more...)

5) BWW TV: New PHANTOM Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess Take First Broadway Bows!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, which is now in its 26th year on Broadway, celebrated yet another in a long line of milestones last evening, as it welcomed former LITTLE MERMAID co-stars Norm Lewisand Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for their first curtain call and below, you can check it out, along with their backstage meeting with Andrew Lloyd Webber himself! (more...)

6) First Promo For Alan Menken's New Musical Series GALAVANT
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2014

An impressive first look at the new musical TV series featuring the music of multi-award-winning composer Alan Menken, GALAVANT, is now available to view. (more...)

7) Original West End JERSEY BOYS Star Ryan Molloy to Join Broadway Company, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valli in the London production, will join the Broadway company for a limited engagement, Tuesday, July 29 through Sunday, October 19. (more...)

8) Jessica Grove, Eric Kunze, Alan Mingo, Jr. and More to Lead Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at TUTS; Glenn Casale to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the cast and creative team for the Houston premiere of Disney's The Little Mermaid, based on the classic animated film of the same title. The musical will run June 13 - 29 in Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall and then play the Atlanta premiere at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from July 8 - 13. TUTS invites everyone to take a trip "under the sea" including all the familiar classic songs plus a few new ones along with a story that charms people of all ages! (more...)

9) ABC Exec Reveals More Details on Alan Menken's GALAVANT
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

During this morning's pre-upfront press conference call, ABC President Paul Lee gave more details on the new series GALAVANT, a half hour fairytale musical comedy developed by Broadway composer Alan Menken (more...)

10) David Henry Hwang Admits to Playing a Role in MISS SAIGON Yellow-Face Controversy
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Miss Saigon is about to return to the West End, opening at the Prince Edward Theatre on May 21, and though this production has had a smooth road to opening night so far, the original production was a bit more controversial. In a recent piece in The Guardian, which begins with 'I lied to producer Cameron Mackintosh,' playwright David Henry Hwang admits to being involved with the 'Yellow Face controversy'. (more...)

11) Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo & More Attend New York Premiere of HBO's THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW Special Coverage - May 13, 2014

The HBO original film, The Normal Heart, premieres Sunday, May 25th at 9PM/8C on HBO. Last night, May 12th, A-list Hollywood stars joined the cast and creative team for a premiere of the film at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (more...)

12) Fran Drescher Extends Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated star Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') will extend her engagement an additional three weeks until June 29 in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Broadway, it has been announced by the Tony Award-winning musical's producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. Ms. Drescher - making her Broadway debut this season as Cinderella's wicked stepmother - joined the production in February and, while an extension through June 8 was previously announced, it has been determined anew that Ms. Drescher will remain with the CINDERELLA company through June 29. (more...)

13) VIDEO: Michael Buble Shares Cover of FROZEN's 'Let It Go' on Instagram
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2014

Michael Buble turned to Instagram last night to share his cover of 'Let It Go' from the hit Disney animated film FROZEN. (more...)

14) IF/THEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-Order On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2014

The original Broadway cast recording for new musical IF/THEN, starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, is now available for pre-order. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Company of West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Rehearsals began this week for the World Premiere stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled for a play in the West End. The 28-strong cast includes a number of young actors and actor-musicians who will be making their professional debuts. (more...)

16) American Theater Wing Wants to Stop Selling Tony Medallions to Producers
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

According to The New York Times, the American Theater Wing, one of the lead organizations behind the Tony Awards, is proposing to stop selling Tony medallion trophies to investors who back Broadway shows. (more...)

17) VIDEO: 9 to 5's Dolly Parton Performs Live on TODAY
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

For the first time in a decade, Country Music Hall of FamerDolly Parton performed a live concert on Rockefeller Plaza on NBC's TODAY. (more...)

18) BWW TV Exclusive: Mandy Gonzalez Brings LOVE, ALL WAYS Back to 54 Below on 5/15; Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2014

Mandy Gonzalez, back by popular demand, returns to 54 Below Thurday night, May 15 (9:30PM), in Love, All Ways- A Musical Retrospective of Triumph and Hilarity. Gonzalez, star of Broadway's Wicked, In the Heights, Lennon and more, invites you to join her for an unforgettable evening of great music and hilarity, all revolving around love and its crazy themes and variations. Expect hit tunes like 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' 'Breathe' (and, yes, 'Defying Gravity') as well as a catalogue of songs from musical greats like Elvis, Edie, Liza, Lennon, Aretha, Tina and a whole host of others. For tickets and more information, click here. BroadwayWorld was there for her April concert, and you can check out exclusive video highlights from the special event below! (more...)

19) Tickets Available for THE LAST SHIP on Broadway Starting 6/9- Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that tickets for the new musical THE LAST SHIP on Broadway will be available for purchase on June 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster at or by calling 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $55 to $147. To book groups of 15 or more, or call 1-800-Broadway x2. (more...)

20) STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of the Broadway-Bound BULL DURHAM Musical at Alliance Theatre
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported back in March, the 2014/15 Alliance Stage season will begin on September 3, 2014, with the new musical BULL DURHAM, the story of three lives brought together by America's two favorite pastimes -- baseball and romance. After Sunday's news that Ron Shelton's BULL DURHAM musical is eyeing Broadway following its premiere this fall, we bring you a behind-the-scenes video with the cast and creative team in Atlanta. Click below to watch! (more...)

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