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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/12-4/13/2014

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014. Catch up below!

1) Neil Patrick Harris Poses Provocatively With Snakes Promoting HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - April 13, 2014

Broadway headliner and internationally recognized small screen and big screen star Neil Patrick Harris poses provocatively in promotion of his new gig in the headlining role of the Broadway premiere of rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH in the new issue of Vanity Fair on newsstands next week. (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp Lead IF/THEN Cast on RENT'S 'Seasons of Love!'
by Stage Tube - April 13, 2014

Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and Tamika Sonja Lawrence lead the cast of If/Then singing Seasons of Love from Rent. The live auction was to raise money for BCEFA, and the winners joined the cast on stage as they sang. (more...)

3) Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - April 13, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill opens tonight on Broadway. Lady Day stars five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald under the direction of Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act), will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement with only 70 performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, on 50th Street btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave.). (more...)

4) Alan Cumming Calls Michelle Williams As Sally Bowles In CABARET 'An Eccentric Little Waif'
by Pat Cerasaro - April 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning CABARET star Alan Cumming recreates his legendary performance as the Emcee in the new Broadway revival of the classic Kander & Ebb musical, sharing his observations on co-star Michelle Williams as part of a new interview. (more...)

5) Bill Condon to Direct Disney's Live-Action Adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST?
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2014

According to Collider, rumor has it that Bill Condon may have been chosen to direct Disney's live-action adaptation of their classic Beauty and the Beast. Ever since Alice in Wonderland's success in 2010, Disney has slowly been adapting their classics into live-action films. Maleficent is soon to be released, followed by Cinderella and The Jungle Book in 2015. Beauty and the Beast is also in the works; however, not much has been revealed about the creative team or the actual movie itself. (more...)

6) OLIVIERS 2014: Live Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - April 13, 2014

It's the biggest night in the West End theatre calendar - the great and the good are gathered in Covent Garden to celebrate the best stage work of the last year. Stick with us throughout the night for all the winners, as well as gossip from the Party in the Piazza, and a running commentary on the TV highlights show! (more...)

7) Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff Attend Coachella Together; Converse With Katy Perry & More
by Pat Cerasaro - April 13, 2014

Fellow Broadway-to-Hollywood crossover superstars and admitted BFFs Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff attended hot topic music festival Coachella this weekend and shots of the pair taking in the music and sharing some conversations with major players in music, TV and beyond is now available to view. (more...)

8) Bernadette Peters Shares Vivid & Candid SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Memories
by Pat Cerasaro - April 13, 2014

Three-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Bernadette Peters reflects on one of the most memorable musicals on her impressive resume in a new essay - the pointillistic musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. (more...)

9) Almeida, MORMON and National Theatre Big Oliviers 2014 Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - April 13, 2014

The winners of the 38th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 13 April 2014) in front of a packed audience at a glamorous ceremony at London's Royal Opera House hosted by Stephen Mangan and Gemma Arterton. (more...)

10) VIDEO: Lost Marx Brothers Broadway Musical to be Revived After 90 Years!
by Stage Tube - April 13, 2014

According to Classicalite, Marxfest, the first New York Marx Brothers Festival, will be reviving a Marx Brothers musical that hasn't been seen in 90 years. Groucho, Chico, Harppo, and Zeppo got their start in the Broadway stage- it wasn't until later than they became screen stars. And, while many of their stage skits have been recorded, their 1924 Broadway debut was never filmed and never revived. (more...)

11) Photo Coverage: He's Back! Daniel Radcliffe & Cast Kick Off THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Previews on Broadway
by Walter McBride - April 13, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast began previews yesterday and was on hand to capture the starry cast's first curtain call. (more...)

12) Woody Allen On Writing, Work Ethic & Eugene O'Neill
by Pat Cerasaro - April 13, 2014

Multi-award-winning actor, writer and director Woody Allen discusses the artistic process as well as his own literary, theatrical and film icons as part of a new interview in promotion of the new Broadway musical adaptation of his hit comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. (more...)

13) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/12, Part 2- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Takes Prom Pic, IF/THEN Loves SOUTH PARK, & More!
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 12th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

14) Photo Flash: Check Out the New JERSEY BOYS Movie Photo
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2014

Erich Bergen tweeted a photo today from Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming Jersey Boys movie. Check it out below! (more...)

15) BWW Spotlights LADY DAY Star Audra McDonald's Soaring Career
by BWW Special Coverage - April 13, 2014

In honor of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill's opening on Broadway tonight, BroadwayWorld decided to highlight Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Audra McDonald's body of work. (more...)

16) BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Kathleen Chalfant
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 13, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage legend Kathleen Chalfant, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

17) BWW Reviews: McDonald Mesmerizes in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Michael Dale - April 13, 2014

There's a lady on stage, and not only is she an entrancing singer, but she's one hell of an actor. (more...)

18) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/13- THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - April 13, 2014

Today in 2000, The Wild Party opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. The Wild Party is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. It is based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. The Broadway production coincidentally opened during the same theatrical season (1999-2000) as an off-Broadway musical with the same title and source material. Its plot centers on a party - fueled by bathtub gin, cocaine, and uninhibited sexual behavior - hosted by Queenie and Burrs, whose relationship is disintegrating. The cast included Toni Collette (making her Broadway debut) as Queenie, Mandy Patinkin as Burrs, and Yancey Arias as Black. (more...)

19) Kristin Chenoweth Chats RIO 2, Singing On Screen & Voicing New Animated Character
by Pat Cerasaro - April 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar and recognizable crossover star Kristin Chenoweth discusses her role in the new animated movie musical RIO 2 as well as the musical material she sings within it as part of a new interview. (more...)

20) MOTOWN, AFTER MIDNIGHT & CINDERELLA Stage Managers Featured on New Episode of THE ENSEMBLIST
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 21st episode: "Spotlight On: Stage Managers." (more...)

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