Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

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Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Sunday, May 20, 2012. Catch up below!

1) Photo Flashback: HOW TO SUCCEED Closes Today; A Look Back at the Three Finches
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

The revival of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING will play its final performance today, May 20, 2012. The 50th Anniversary production will have played 30 preview and 473 regular performances at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). The show has seen three leading men in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch—Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas. See below for photos of the three Finches and each young man's journey on the Broadway stage! (more...)

2) Photo Flash: Evening Saturday Intermission Pic Round-Up - Ricky Martin, NEWSIES and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger ?(@KeenanBlogger), dedicated performers and excited fans, now you can see for yourself. See below for last night's Saturday Intermission Pics, featuring EVITA's Ricky Martin, the "Oldsies" of NEWSIES, HOW TO SUCCEED's last SIP show, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR "getting bloody," and more! (more...)

3) STAGE TUBE: Andy Samberg & Chris Parnell Visit SISTER ACT in SNL's LAZY SUNDAY 2
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2012

As a follow-up to their very first "Lazy Sunday" SNL Digital Short, Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell have revealed "Lazy Sunday 2" in which they visit Broadway's SISTER ACT. Watch the video below! (more...)

4) Pittsburgh CLO Announces Full Casts of Local Productions - Starring Sally Struthers, Hunter Herdlicka, Liz Callaway and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for its summer season, which includes six shows, featuring the national tours of Come Fly Away and The Addams Family, and CLO original productions of A Chorus Line, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof and Sunset Boulevard. Notably, A CHORUS LINE brings on board a slew of the show's national tour veterans, ANNIE stars Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF features Broadway's Lewis J. Stadlen, Susan Cella, Hunter Herdlicka, Joel Robertson, Emily Shoolin and Kay Walbye. Liz Callaway and Walter Charles are set to star in SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

5) Andrew Lloyd Webber to Write Profumo Scandal Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

According to a report by BBC News, Andrew Lloyd Webber will follow his ITV talent show SUPERSTAR with a new musical about Stephen Ward, who was linked to the Profumo scandal in the '60s that caused War Minister John Profumo to resign after an affair with Christine Keeler. (more...)

6) Review Roundup: AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN in Sydney
by Review Roundups - May 20, 2012

An Officer and a Gentleman, directed by Simon Philips and co-written by Douglas Day Stewart and composer and lyricist team Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner with choreographer Andrew Hallsworth and musical director Dave Skelton, opened opened in its world premiere performance last night, May 19, at the Lyric Theater in Sydney, Australia. Let's see what the critics had to say. (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/20- Judy Kuhn
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn! Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Misérables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles (Florence Vassy) in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (formerly of ABBA) and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the Broadway Production of Les Misérables after 20 years, but this time assuming the role of Fantine. (more...)

8) Danny Boyle Backs Out of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Musical; Julian Fellowes in the Wings?
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

According to The Independent, Danny Boyle has broken off negotiations to bring a Slumdog Millionaire musical adaptation to the West End. But his collaborator, TV producer Paul Smith, supposedly has Downton Abbey's creator Julian Fellowes in the wings. (more...)

9) Tim Tebow Asks Twitter to Remove Photo with ROCK OF AGES Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

According to TMZ and Rant Sports' RedZone Talk, Tim Tebow has requested his picture with the ROCK OF AGES cast be taken down from Twitter. He had the photo taken backstage with the cast after seeing the show in New York City. ROCK OF AGES' cast member Neka Zang put up the photo on Twitter last night, May 19. (more...)

10) Bono Laughs at 'I AM AFRICA' Dig in THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

According to gossip reported by the New York Daily News, "Bono approves of references to Bono," specifically the song "I Am Africa" from Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON, which the star saw last week. (more...)

11) Daryl Roth Receives Harold Clurman Spirit Award Today, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Theater producer Daryl Roth, who produced last season’s Tony Award-winning revival of The Normal Heart and has presented an unprecedented seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays on the stage, will receive her second award of the month today. At its Stella by Starlight Gala tonight, May 20, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting will present Roth with The Harold Clurman Spirit Award “for courageous contribution to the culture of the city of New York and beyond.” Her fellow honorees at the Stella by Starlight Gala include Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Ed Schultz, and Masa Tanaka. (more...)

12) BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2012
by - May 20, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

13) Paige Simunovich, Zachary Sayle, et al. Star in THE FAIRY HOAX at Workshop Theater Company Today, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Susanna Fazer (The Nerd) will direct a cast starring Paige Simunovich (Finian’s Rainbow, Mary Poppins) and Zachary Sayle (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Christmas Story, The Musical) with Justin Luciano, Stacey Scotte, Doug Shapiro, and Sean Patrick Folster in a reading of Jay D’Amico (last Piano-in-Residence at Windows of the World) and Pulitzer- nominated Tom Diggs’ new musical THE FAIRY HOAX in midtown Manhattan one day only today May 20, 2012 at 6 pm at Workshop Theater Company. (more...)

14) Elizabeth Swados Directs JEWISH BOOKS COOKING Throughout NYC thru 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Jewish Books Cooking, a new musical based on Jewish-themed children’s books and created and directed by award-winning composer and author Elizabeth Swados, premieres at The JCC in Manhattan today, May 20th and plays throughout New York City through the end of the month and into June. (more...)

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