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 27, 2012 - Sunday, May 27, 2012. Catch up below!

1) BWW TV: Broadway Salutes the Troops at Fleet Week- Part 2; PORGY & BESS, ANYTHING GOES, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2012

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, along with the City of New York and the United States Navy, this week celebrated the 25th annual Fleet Week, to be held through May 28, 2012. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute and “thank you” to the men and women who serve in the armed forces, and BroadwayWorld was there this afternoon for a special tribute to the troops from Broadway. Check out performances from the casts of ANYTHING GOES, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and PORGY AND BESS below! (more...)

2) FLASH SPECIAL: A Jeff Calhoun Celebration - From GREASE to NEWSIES
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 2012

Today, as a sideline to this weekend’s extensive, exhaustive and exclusive InDepth InterView Tony Awards Edition: Jeff Calhoun, we are shining a special spotlight on the career of Calhoun on the Great White Way thus far with an electrifying collection of clips beginning with his collaborations with master director/choreographer Tommy Tune on THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES - today’s 2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown dedicatee - and BUSKER ALLEY, through to his directorial debut with GREASE and his subsequent work on ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, BELLS ARE RINGING, TABOO, GREY GARDENS, BIG RIVER, NINE-TO-FIVE and this year’s twofer of new musicals that he directed and choreographed, the recently-closed BONNIE & CLYDE and the still-running mega-hit NEWSIES. As a performer, Calhoun appeared in Tune productions like MY ONE AND ONLY and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - as well as the montage film ARIA - but, unquestionably, he is most well-known and best-loved by Broadway babies for his visionary work on so many new and original musicals, as well as some stupendous revivals along the way, as well. Cowboys to call girls to Pink Ladies; Boy George to Huck Finn to Edie Beale - this collection has it all! (more...)

3) Twitter Watch: Annette O'Toole-Michael McKean's 'Surgery Went Great'
by BWW - May 27, 2012

On Twitter Watch, Annette O'Toole wrote of Michael McKean "Surgery went great. He took 4 steps just now. Sitting in chair. Very good attitude. Sends his love." (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Cast of BRING IT ON Tour Talks Being On the Road
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2012

In celebration of Bring It On: The Musical getting its marquee this week, Spencer Howard of TripKnowledgy: The Science of Suitcase Living, interviewed cast members of the Bring It On tour about their favorite parts of being on the road. Hear what Taylor Louderman, Elle McLemore, Ryann Redmond, Michael Mindlin, and Neil Haskell have to say in the video below! (more...)

5) 2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 16: NINE Is A 10 (Twice)
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 2012

Today we are continuing our 30-day Tony Awards countdown - ending, of course, on the 2012 Tony Awards, June 10 - with a salute to a Tony-winning Best Musical directed and choreographed by the one and only Tommy Tune and composed by Maury Yeston - NINE. Based on Federico Fellini’s 8 ½, NINE is a surrealistic concept musical that concerns itself with the mid-life crisis of a glamorous Italian film director and the many, many women in his life - his wife, his mother, his mistress, his muse, his agent and many, many more. (more...)

6) BWW Awards Update 5/27 - 7 Days to Go!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 27, 2012

Voting opened on May 3, 2012 and runs through June 4, 2012 for the 10th Annual Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/27 with just 7 days to go in voting! (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: Philip Seymour Hoffman Talks DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2012

Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the nation's top acting talents known for playing extremely varied roles in film and on stage, including Truman Capote, which earned him an Oscar, and Father Brendan Flynn in Doubt, which earned him an Oscar nomination, speaks with Mo Rocca about his Tony Award-nominated performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman on Broadway. (more...)

8) BROADWAY CLEANS HOUSE Yard Sale Benefits Humane Society Today, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

Broadway Cleans House, a yard sale featuring items from Broadway performers, takes place today, Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm at Pearl Studios in New York City. Organized by Kate Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Jekyll & Hyde), the sale will feature donations and sale items from cast members of Godspell, The Addams Family, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line, and many others. Expect to find one-of-a-kind opening night presents and show relics, along with clothes, books and furniture (more...)

9) Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise Hosts PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Tonight, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS' highest-rated programs, the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The program is co-hosted for the seventh year by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CSI:NEW YORK) (more...)

10) BWW's On This Day - May 27, 2012
by - May 27, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

11) Photo Flash: Ana Gasteyer and Brian d'Arcy James at Bay Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

Ana Gasteyer, from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and SUBURGATORY and Brian d'Arcy James from the new hit series SMASH performed to a sold-out crowd last night, May 26, at Bay Street Theatre. ” Gasteyer and James mingled with the crowd, including actress Blythe Danner, at the post-show VIP soiree. Among the evenings attendees, Board Chairman Frank Filipo, Board Member Jane Holden as well as Hamptonites Bruce Sloan and Sal & Mary Lou Ranieri; and Matt McGrath, a Bay Street Theatre Artistic Associate and the director of the upcoming Mainstage production of Polly Draper in MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, by Geraldine Aron. See below for photos from the after-party! (more...)

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