Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/10-5/11/2014

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, May 11, 2014 - Sunday, May 11, 2014. Catch up below!

1) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Idina Menzel on How IF/THEN Has Made Her a Better Performer
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Idina Menzel, a nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for If/Then, who chats about the joy of reuniting with Michael Greif, her three year journey with the show, and more. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

2) Darren Criss Reveals Beatles Obsession & Talks Early Music Memories
by Pat Cerasaro - May 11, 2014

Broadway headliner and Glee breakout star Darren Criss reveals his love of The Beatles and reflects on his own earliest musical memories as part of a new fan-generated interview. (more...)

3) Baseball Movie BULL DURHAM Headed to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2014

According to News Observer, Bull Durham is headed to Broadway. Bull Durham is a baseball rom-com from 1988 and is considered the best movie about any sport by Sports Illustrated. Over the years, Ron Shelton, the original writer and director, has been adapting the movie for the stage. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 11, 2014

On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 7:00pm, will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit celebrating the music of incomparable multi-award-winning composer Jule Styne, while also honoring Mother's Day, raising funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher Plans for Mother's Day as 'Madame'
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2014

What does CINDERELLA's wicked stepmother have in store for Mother's Day? See Fran Drescher's 'Madame' and Stephanie Gibson as 'Gabrielle' make plans for today in the video below! (more...)

6) Lea Michele Talks FUNNY GIRL Affection & Love Of NYC
by Pat Cerasaro - May 11, 2014

Broadway breakout star and GLEE headliner Lea Michele opens up about some of her absolute favorite people, places and things as part of a new interview. (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/10, Part 2- MORMON Leaves Mark in LA, Max von Essen SIPs, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our May 10th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

8) 30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #29 - GYPSY
by Pat Cerasaro - May 11, 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 spotlight on one of the most revered and revived musicals of all time, GYPSY! (more...)

by Stage Tube - May 11, 2014

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage. (more...)

10) BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tony Winner and AMALUNA Creator Diane Paulus!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 11, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Tony-winning director Diane Paulus, updates us on her latest project- AMALUNA, plus she reminisces about HAIR, PORGY AND BESS, PIPPIN, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

11) BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2014
by - May 11, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

12) In the Spotlight Series: In the Tonys Photo Booth with Nominee Nick Cordero
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2014

Below you can check out photos of Nick Cordero, nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Bullets Over Broadway, in the series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

13) BWW TV: Chatting with the 2014 Drama Desk Featured Nominees- James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, Laura Osnes & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last month at 54 Below, and earlier this week, the honorees appeared at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there and caught interviews with some of the featured actors nominated in the Musical categories, including Joshua Henry, Laura Osnes, Danny Burstein, Stephanie J. Block and more! (more...)

14) The Ensemblist Podcast Announces 23rd Episode SPLIT TRACKS, Featuring Cast Members of ALADDIN, MATILDA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 23rd episode: "Split Tracks." (more...)

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