Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jun. 4

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) New Poster Unveiled For Jessica Chastain & Colin Farrell In Liv Ullmann's MISS JULIE
by Pat Cerasaro - June 04, 2014

An extended look at acclaimed actress and director Liv Ullmann's upcoming stage-to-screen adaptation of August Stringberg's MISS JULIE is now available, showcasing film stars Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell in costume and in action. (more...)

2) VIDEO: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Zach Braff & Betsy Wolfe Perform on Today!
by TV News Desk - June 04, 2014

The actors treated the live audience to a performance of the show-stopping number, "I've Found a New Baby. (more...)

3) Bill Condon to Direct Disney's Live-Action Adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Project Gets Writer, Producers
by Movies News Desk - June 04, 2014

BWW reported back in April that a Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) was the prime candidate to direct Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of their classic tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Now, Variety confirms the news and reveals that Evan Spiliotopoulos will pen the script, with Mandeville Films producing. (more...)

4) Photo Coverage: 2014 Tony Award Nominees Celebrate at the Top of the Empire State Building!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - June 04, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, the 2014 Tony Award nominees celebrated the week of the the 68th Annual Tony Awards at New York City's biggest landmark- the Empire State Building. Attendees included: Adriane Lenox, Anika Larsen. Anika Noni Rose, Bryce Pinkham, Celia Keenan-Bolger, James Monroe Iglehart, Jarrod Spector, Jefferson Mays, Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara, Lauren Worsham, Lena Hall, Mary Bridget Davies, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Cordero, Ramin Karimloo, Reed Birney, Samuel Barnett, and Sutton Foster. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion, and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

5) FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical Heading to Broadway in Fall 2015?
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, the musical version of The First Wives Club might be heading to Broadway in Fall 2015. The musical, which premiered at San Diego's Old Globe in 2009, is set to get a pre-Broadway run at Chicago's Oriental Theatre, opening February 16, 2015. The production will be directed by Simon Phillips and choreographed by David Connolly. (more...)

6) VIDEO: IF/THEN's Idina Menzel Talks Tony Nomination & More
by Movies News Desk - June 04, 2014

Idina Menzel sat down for an interview with ET last night and shared that when she learned of her Tony nomination, she didn't even have time to stop and celebrate. (more...)

7) Alice Ripley & Christy Carlson Romano Join Cast of Indie Comedy BEAR WITH US
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2014

Christy Carlson Romano will star in the upcoming independent feature film Bear with Us, starting production in Pennsylvania this summer under the direction of William J. Stribling. Co-written by Stribling and Russell K. Nickel, the film centers around a trip to a cabin in the woods where Quincy (Romano) is the unwitting recipient of the most misguided and elaborate marriage proposal in history. But her would-be fiance's plan unravels when a ravenous bear starts picking off characters one by one in hilarious fashion. Nickel describes the film as 'kind of like Jaws. But with a bear. And much funnier.' (more...)

8) Photo Flash: Megan Hilty, Christian Borle & Tom Cavanagh Promote Disney Jr's LUCKY DUCK in NYC
by BWW Special Coverage - June 04, 2014

Broadway and television stars Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanagh were in NYC today giving one lucky duck a special guided tour of The Big Apple. (more...)

9) Cover & Track Listing Revealed For JERSEY BOYS Movie Soundtrack, Out 6/24
by Pat Cerasaro - June 04, 2014

The soundtrack for the forthcoming big screen edition of Tony Award-winning jukebox musical JERSEY BOYS is now available to pre-order and a first look at the cover and track listing is now available. (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Bounces His Way Through a New Tonys Promo!
by Stage Tube - June 04, 2014

Hugh Jackman just revealed a new promo for this Sunday's Tony Awards ceremony in which he can't stop bouncing through life -- literally. Check out the video below, and find out what it all means on June 8! (more...)

11) Jennifer Hudson Will Perform Song from FINDING NEVERLAND at the Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2014

Earlier today, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reported that the highly anticipated new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which tells the story of J.M. Barrie and the creation of 'Peter Pan,' has received a coveted performance slot in this Sunday's Tony Awards, to be broadcast live on CBS. Now, Jennifer Hudson has just announced via Twitter that she will sing from the new musical. She writes: 'So excited ! I'll be performing a song from the upcoming musical Finding Neverland @TheTonyAwards ! Tune in this Sun at 8/7c. #TonyAwards' (more...)

12) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #5 - NINE Vs. DREAMGIRLS
by Pat Cerasaro - June 04, 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 NINE versus DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

13) Photo Coverage: Ron Duguay Celebrates the NY Rangers at ROCK OF AGES!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - June 04, 2014

In this town, there are only two crews who truly know how to rock the flow - and finally, the two united as Broadway's Best Party, Rock of Ages, hosts a two-week power play in celebration of the New York Rangers rocking the Stanley Cup Final. The breakaway began last night, June 3, when former Rangers All-Star and current MSG Network hockey analyst Ron Duguay hit the boards and rocked out with the cast in a one-timer cameo in the smash hit musical. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

14) F. Murray Abraham and Stockard Channing Join Megan Mullally & More in Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony Award® winner Matthew Broderick, Tony Award® winner Stockard Channing, Tony Award®winner Nathan Lane, Emmy Award® winner Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock will star on Broadway in a newly revised version of Terrence McNally's uproarious comedy, It's Only a Play, which first premiered in New York in 1986 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien will direct. Additional casting will be announced shortly. The production will play a strictly limited 17-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) beginning this fall, 2014, with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: THE ELEPHANT MAN Broadway Artwork Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2014

Tickets are now available 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. Check out artwork for the play below! (more...)

16) FIRST LISTEN: GLEE's Alex Newell Shares Debut Single 'Nobody to Love'
by TV News Desk - June 04, 2014

Get a first listen to the song below and Buy it on iTunes (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - June 04, 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...)

18) New Details On Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez's New Musical UP HERE
by Pat Cerasaro - June 04, 2014

A plethora of tantalizing new details pertaining to the just-announced new musical UP HERE penned by FROZEN songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have emerged. (more...)

19) BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Audra McDonald Roles
by Matt Tamanini - June 04, 2014

There is little doubt who is the reigning queen of Broadway. With five Tony Awards and eight nominations in just 20 years, Audra McDonald has held that title for quite a while now. In addition to her prolific stage career, she also has found time to do turns on TV and have a recording and touring career. If Audra wins her sixth Tony this Sunday, she will become the first actor to do so in the four major acting categories. (more...)

20) STAGE TUBE: Carole King Talks BEAUTIFUL, Tonys & More on MORNING JOE
by Stage Tube - June 04, 2014

Legendary singer/songwriter Carole King stopped by MSNBC's MORNING JOE today, where she opened up about BEAUTIFUL and the show's seven Tony Award nominations. Check out her interview below! (more...)

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