Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, May. 20

Below are's most popular articles from Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Disney's FROZEN ON ICE Heading to an Arena Near You! Tour Dates Announced
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2014

Elsa, Anna, Olaf and the whole gang from the Academy Award winning film will be featured in Frozen's Disney on Ice, kicking off this September in Orlando, FL. (more...)

2) AMERICAN IDOL Preview: IDOL Needs a Mount Rushmore Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 20, 2014

No matter what happens in tonight's performances, Jena not only deserves to be crowned this season's champ, but IDOL needs her to be crowned this season's champ. It is no secret that the once indomitable singing competition has taken an unceremonious dive in the ratings in recent years. While the show's total numbers are respectable in this proliferated entertainment environment, if the show is ever to reclaim even a piece to its previous status as a cultural touchstone, it needs to again produce a star that reminds America of the show's power. (more...)

3) Amber Riley, Ariana Grande & More Set for DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Finale Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

After nine weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the Cha Cha to the Foxtrot to the Viennese Waltz and beyond, Amy Purdy & Derek Hough, Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas, and James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd remain in the competition, but only one couple will be crowned 'Dancing With The Stars' champion. The show's Season Finale is TONIGHT, MAY 20 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

4) BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Season 3, Episode 7 Trailer- with Laura Osnes, Jenn Colella & More!
by SUBMISSIONS ONLY - May 20, 2014

'Submissions Only,' Broadway's favorite webseries, is back with a new episode in just a few days! Episode 7 of Submissions Only's new third season will air at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, May 26, and be available to view on demand at any time throughout the day on Monday. Check out a trailer below! (more...)

5) VIDEO: Sean Hayes & More Featured on THE MAYA RUDOLPH SHOW Premiere
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved "Saturday Night Live" veteran, "The Maya Rudolph Show" premiered Monday, May 19 (10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

6) Breaking News: Paige Faure and Nancy Opel Set to Join Broadway's CINDERELLA in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced that Paige Faure, now appearing in Bullets Over Broadway, will be Broadway's new CINDERELLA starting June 13. Faure will also lead the national tour of the hit, Tony Award-winning musical when it begins performances October 10 in Providence, RI. Ms. Faure assumes the role following the 4-month limited engagement of Carly Rae Jepsen, which concludes June 8. (more...)

7) It's Official! Gloria Estefan Musical ON YOUR FEET! to Arrive Fall 2015 on Broadway; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc have announced that On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will premiere on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced, following a Summer 2015 World Premiere engagement in Chicago. (more...)

8) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Find Out Why Jarrod Spector Wrote Off Ever Getting a Nomination
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Jarrod Spector, a nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Beautiful, who chats about why he wrote off ever being recognized, the thrill of learning that his castmates were also nominated, and more. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

9) First Look - HEDWIG's Neil Patrick Harris Shares Cover Art for His New Book
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris, who recently received a Tony Award nomination for his lead role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, has shared a First Look at the cover art for his new book (more...)

by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH has been nominated for 8 Tony Awards. Check out an all-new TV spot. (more...)

11) Annette Bening, Steven Boyer, Jessica Hecht and More Join John Lithgow in the Public's KING LEAR at Shakespeare in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for KING LEAR, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring the previously announced John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will begin performances on Tuesday, July 22 and run through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

12) First Look At JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US Arena Tour In Rehearsal & Cast Tweets
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was recently presented and the cast is currently in rehearsals, sharing some behind the scenes peeks at the process on social media. (more...)

13) Photo Flash: New Shots of MISS SAIGON in Action; Opens in the West End Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

MISS SAIGON will make its highly anticipated return to the West End tomorrow, May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Scroll down for several new production photos in anticipation of tomorrow's opening! (more...)

14) STAGE TUBE: VIOLET's Sutton Foster and Company Perform 'All to Pieces' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

Sutton Foster and the cast of the Broadway musical VIOLET performed on THE VIEW this morning. The musical has picked up four 2014 Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance nods for Foster and Joshua Henry. Below, check out the cast's performance of 'All to Pieces'! (more...)

15) AMERICAN IDOL Finale Recap: Two Heavyweight Slug it Out on Enjoyable Finale (updated w/ photos)
by Matt Tamanini - May 20, 2014

In Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene, we have the season's only two performers that consistently gave credible, entertaining performances, and also had a professional command of the stage. As you would expect these two heavyweights delivered a knockout of a competition finale. While I always hate the recycled song choices, and don't get me started on the generally nauseating coronation songs, this was a very enjoyable way to close the competition part of the season. (more...)

16) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #20 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 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 a rock opera like no other, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (more...)

17) Photo Coverage: Denzel Washington Celebrates Talented Youth at BROADWAY JUNIOR!
by Jessica Gordon - May 20, 2014

Denzel Washington, currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, served as Host of the Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway Junior Student Share celebration while hundreds of students from middle and intermediate New York City Public Schools made their Broadway debut on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre yesterday, May 19th. (more...)

18) MURDER FOR TWO to Conclude Off-Broadway Run on 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that off-Broadway's Murder for Two will offically close on Sunday, June 29 at New World Stages. The show was previously scheduled to conclude its killer year-long run in New York on July 6, 2014. Ticket-holders for any performance from June 30-July 6 should contact their point of purchase to reschedule, or to request a refund. (more...)

19) Kyle Dean Massey Talks Stepping Into PIPPIN & Revival Vs. Original
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2014

Rising Broadway star and current PIPPIN revival headliner Kyle Dean Massey opens up about stepping into the acclaimed Diane Paulus-directed revival and more as part of a new interview. (more...)

20) Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone & Acting Company Alums Take Bows in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit
by Jennifer Broski - May 20, 2014

Just last night, Patti LuPone stepped back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. The one-night concert of Marc Blitzstein's iconic work benefits The Acting Company, which LuPone founded alongside Kevin Kline, John Houseman and Margot Harley. Lonny Price served as musical director. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special curtain call! (more...)

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