Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, April 3, 2011 - Sunday, April 3, 2011. Catch up below!

1) BWW TV: THE WIZARD OF OZ Special - 'The Merry Old Land of Oz!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 03, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. We are very excited to present 'The Wizard of Oz' week here on where we'll be looking at footage from the new production each day. Next up? "The Merry Old Land of Oz"! (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Elton John Knocks SPIDER-MAN on Saturday Night Live
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 03, 2011

When Elton John appeared on the April 2 episode of Saturday Night Live, he took a stab at SPIDER-MAN during the BBC News Special Report. John sang, "Can you smell a bomb tonight?" and made other remarks to "Bono." (more...)

3) STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for West End LEGALLY BLONDE
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 03, 2011

From 26 April 2011 Natalie Casey will join the west end cast of the Olivier award-wining Legally Blonde The Musical to play ditzy beautician Paulette Buonofonté. She joins Susan McFadden as Elle Woods, Carley Stenson as Margot, Nicola Brazil as Serena,Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne and Peter Davison as Professor Callahan. Natalie Casey takes over the role from Denise Van Outen, whose last performance will be Saturday 23 April. From mid-June Lee Mead will join the west end cast to play Emmett Forrest. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Elton John in SNL's LASER CATS The Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 03, 2011

A recent SNL Digital short was titled, "LASER CATS The Musical" and was about DrOz, performing music that's killing people. It's up to Nitro and Admiral Spaceship to save the day. (more...)

5) Encores! 2012 Season Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

The dates have been announced for the 2012 Encores! Season. (more...)

6) IN THE HEIGHTS National Tour Ends Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

The IN THE HEIGHTS National Tour will close tonight April 3, 2011 at the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida. (more...)

7) T.V. Carpio Returns to SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011 has confirmed (the great news) that lead actress, T.V. Carpio, who plays the role of Arachne has returned to the production and to the show's rehearsals for the in-the-works revamping. Audience members last night told us that both Carpio and the show received a rousing ovation. (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: Sheen Ends First Show Early After Boos From Audience
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 03, 2011

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Sheen's tour didn't get the greatest start when it began in Detroit. Boos and people leaving caused Sheen to end his show early, after less than an hour on the stage. He retorted back to the audience, "Already got your f---ing money, dude." (more...)

9) Recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber's WIZARD OF OZ Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ was recorded and will be released later this year on 2nd May. (more...)

10) BC/EFA's Broadway Bares: Solo Strips Takes Place Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 03, 2011

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Jerry Mitchell have announced the return of BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS, a benefit striptease event featuring some of the hottest men on and off Broadway. BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS will be held Sunday, April 3 at Splash (50 West 17th Street). There will be performances at 8 PM and 10 PM. Tickets are available in advance or a $10 donation will be accepted at the door. (more...)

11) WICKED Honors The Actor's Fund with Added Show, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

WICKED will honor the Actors Fund with a special, added performance on Sunday, April 3 at 8pm at the Gershwin Theatre. All procedes will go to benefit The Actor's Fund's programs and services. The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition. (more...)

12) TWITTER WATCH: Megan Hilty 'Having the time of my life on Smash'
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011 presents Twitter Watch, which brings you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter! (more...)

13) Chris Rock Talks MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

ABC's Harry Smith recently sat down and spoke with comedian Chris Rock who is currently making his Broadway stage debut in the play THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT. (more...)

14) Photo Flash: SUMMER OF LOVE Opens at the Carpenter Center
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

Musical Theatre West presents the world premiere of Roger Bean's groovy new musical SUMMER OF LOVE at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. SUMMER OF LOVE runs April 2 through April 17, 2011. The show's creator and writer, Roger Bean directs. (more...)

15) Actor-stage Manager Wally Peterson Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

Actor, singer and stage manager Wally Peterson died on Wednesday, March 30, according to Peterson died of natural causes in New York City. He was 93. (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - April 03, 2011

The stars of the award winning musical JERSEY BOYS sat down with ABC's John Thomas to talk about the show and their roles. (more...)

17) Cook, Mitchell, McDonald et al. to Play Kennedy Center Gala, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

On Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Opera House, the Kennedy Center will present its 19th annual Kennedy Center Spring Gala. Titled Michael Kaiser at the Kennedy Center: A Celebration of Ten Years, the event will be hosted by Smokey Robinson and will feature a selection of performers who have worked with Kaiser over the years, including Joshua Bell, Barbara Cook, Renée Fleming, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marcelo Gomes and Paloma Herrera of American Ballet Theatre, members of New York City Ballet, and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach. The evening will be co-chaired by Adrienne Arsht, Betsy DeVos, Alma Gildenhorn, Helen Henderson, Ann Jordan, Alma Powell, Catherine B. Reynolds, and Vicki Sant. (more...)

18) Ben Vereen to be Presented with All Stars Bridge Building Award, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

The All Stars Project will hold its national gala benefit entitled, "Give Back, Get Back", on Thursday April 7, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 63rd Street; cocktails at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

19) FOX Will Re-Air Elizabeth Taylor's 'Simpsons' Episode, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

'The Simpsons' will re-air a 1992 episode of the show featuring the voice talents of Elizabeth Taylor this Sunday, April 3rd. (more...)

20) Cuccioli, Chumskley, Robins Set for ANY GIVEN MONDAY Reading, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2011

THE ACTIVE THEATER in association with Bud Martin will present Any Given Monday by Bruce Graham on Monday, April 4, 2011 at New World Stages, 2:00pm, in Stage 5. Bud Martin will direct the private reading of the play which was first seen in a co-production between ACT II PLAYHOUSE, Ambler, PA and THEATRE EXILE, Philadelphia, PA. Any Given Monday was the recipient of the 2010 Barrymore Award for Best New Play. (more...)

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