Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 2

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) UPDATE: Shia LaBeouf Rep Confirms Actor Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Addiction
by Movies News Desk - July 02, 2014

Despite yesterday's reports that troubled actor Shia Labeouf entered a rehabilitation facility following his disruptive night at Broadway's Cabaret, his rep Melissa Kates told USA TODAY in a statement that the story is simply not true. (more...)

2) Ariana Grande to Debut New Single on MTV's TOTAL ARIANA LIVE Today!
by TV News Desk - July 02, 2014

MTV announced today that will reprise its TOTAL REQUEST LIVE countdown show for on day only with mega pop singer Ariana Grande (more...)

3) VIDEO: Alan Cumming & the Cast of CABARET Perform 'Wilkommen' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - July 02, 2014

Alan Cumming lead the cast of Broadway's CABARET through 'Wikommen' to celebrate the return of the hit musical to the Great White Way. (more...)

4) Jonathan Groff Discusses Awards Season, THE NORMAL HEART & More
by Pat Cerasaro - July 02, 2014

Triple-threat theatre and film star Jonathan Groff sheds some light on his starring role on the HBO TV series LOOKING as well as his participation in the recent hit stage-to-screen adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart, GLEE, FROZEN and more as part of a new interview. (more...)

5) InDepth InterView: Martin Charnin Talks New ANNIE Movie & National Tour, Plus ANNIE WARBUCKS Broadway Plans, Vivid Mary Rodgers Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - July 02, 2014

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished writer and director who has amassed numerous top entertainment trophies over the course of his long and distinguished career, including multiple Emmy Awards, Tony Awards and even a Grammy - the uniquely talented Martin Charnin. Sharing his thoughts on the forthcoming big screen adaptation of his hit musical property ANNIE as well as previewing what we can expect from the forthcoming 2014-2015 national tour, Charnin also reflects on the original production of the classic Depression-era musical and analyzes why it remains a continual cultural touchstone for generations new and old while also looking ahead to a potential Broadway production of the sequel, written with original composer Charles Strouse, ANNIE WARBUCKS. Also, Charnin touches upon his time as a member of the original cast of iconic musical WEST SIDE STORY and recounts working alongside legends such as Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and more. Additionally, Charnin sheds some light on his illustrious string of collaborations with recently deceased composer Mary Rodgers Guettel, ranging from more than 50 songs written as a team to a string of special TV musicals as well as working together on the stage musicals HOT SPOT and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST. Besides of all of that, Charnin also looks back to his heyday as a TV variety special helmer, having created award-winning tributes to a slew of Broadway's best composers and lyricists including George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and many more. Plus, Charnin shares his thoughts on GLEE, how show business has changed, the possible future life for TWO BY TWO and much, much more in this wide-ranging chat with a major Broadway notable. (more...)

6) Ariana Grande Set For Live Concert to Debut New Album Songs, TOTAL ARIANA LIVE, Today
by Pat Cerasaro - July 02, 2014

Broadway leading lady and breakout music star Ariana Grande recently unveiled the swingin' 1960s-inspired music video for her current hit single 'Problem' featuring Iggy Azalea and is now set to perform a live concert introducing songs from her hotly anticipated solo album, MY EVERYTHING, today. (more...)

7) Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Pennsylvania High School Cancels SPAMALOT Due to 'Controversial Content'
by Stage Tube - July 02, 2014

Administrators at South Williamsport Junior Senior High School made the decision to cancel the school musical, SPAMALOT, scheduled to run next spring because it involves homosexual themes. Watch the WNEP-TV broadcast here. (more...)

9) Griffin Theatre to Launch 2014-15 Season with New, Intimate Staging of TITANIC, 10/18-12/7
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein (Griffin Theatre's Spelling Bee, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical) and music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Timeline's Juno). TITANIC will play October 18 - December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

10) VIDEO: New Trailer for PRIDE, Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West
by Movies News Desk - July 02, 2014

Pathe's PRIDE is about the extraordinary true story of two very different communities who unite to defend the same cause. Below, check out a new trailer for the film, featuring stage stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West! The movie is out in the UK on September 12. (more...)

11) BWW Blog: Welcome Back Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed Musical's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - July 02, 2014

'Who Day and Night Must Scramble For A Living.....Tradition!!!' (more...)

12) Julian Fellowes Confirms DOWNTON ABBEY Is Likely To Have Another Season
by Pat Cerasaro - July 02, 2014

Affable and aristocratic creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes confirms that he suspects another season of hit international period-set drama Downton Abbey is more than likely following the conclusion of the upcoming Season Five, airing in the UK later this year and in the US at the start of 2015, according to a new interview. (more...)

13) CABARET FOR A CAUSE to Feature Emma Howard, Emerson Steele, Sam Poon, and More, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh presents CABARET FOR A CAUSE, a one-night-only event to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters, on August 11th, 2014. Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM. (more...)

14) STAGE TUBE: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Celebrates the 4th of July to the Tune of 'Born in the U.S.A.'
by Stage Tube - July 02, 2014

The cast and crew of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY have created a special video to celebrate the 4th of July, and they are proud to be Americans born all over the USA. Check it out below! (more...)

15) VIDEO: MEATY Cast Deals with Crisis & Wacky Weed in THAT's EDUCATIONAL Season Finale
by TV News Desk - July 02, 2014

The new theatre-centric web comedy THAT'S EDUCATIONAL's bound to hit home for any actor, especially those who have done educational theatre tours. 'The final episode of the season is a doozy. Just when it appear that the gang is ready for the road, they run into another huge obstacle. Can the gang pull it together and work as a team?' (more...)

16) BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from Royal Shakespeare Company's HENRY IV PART 2; Hits US Cinemas on 7/5!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 02, 2014

Earlier this year, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part 2 was filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. It can be seen in US cinemas from July 5 - August 4, 2014 BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip below! (more...)

17) Edward Norton and Kate Roche Hope Elected to Signature Theatre Board
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2014

Signature Theatre (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton, Executive Director Erika Mallin) just announced that Edward Norton has been elected as the Board of Trustees' new Chairman andKate Roche Hope has been elected as the new President. Mr. Norton and Mrs. Hope will serve 3 year terms effective immediately. Actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned) and Richard Willett, the Vice President and General Manager of East Hampton's Wines by Morrell, will also be joining the Board of Trustees. (more...)

18) VIDEO: THE ILLUSIONISTS Kevin James Performs 'The Rose Trick' on GMA!
by TV News Desk - July 02, 2014

This morning, GMA welcomed illusionist Kevin James, a member of one of the world's bestselling magic show tours, to perform live in Times Square. (more...)

19) Laura Osnes, Michael Cerveris & More at FAUST: THE CONCERT Opening Night Party
by BWW Special Coverage - July 02, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices starred alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert (more...)

20) Poster & Trailer Revealed For PRIDE, Starring Imelda Staunton & Bill Nighy
by Pat Cerasaro - July 02, 2014

A considerably theatre pedigreed cast and creative team make up the new period-set drama PRIDE and a first look at the poster and trailer for the new gay rights-centric film is now available to view. (more...)

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