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, June 3, 2012 - Sunday, June 3, 2012. Catch up below!

1) ONCE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, FOLLIES, Audra McDonald, James Corden Win Big at the 2012 Drama Desk Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 03, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced at a news conference this morning by Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d’Arcy James. The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards took place tonight, Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall in Manhattan. (more...)

2) Australian Musical Theatre Star Anthony Warlow is 'Daddy Warbucks' in Broadway's New ANNIE
by BWW - June 03, 2012

Australia’s preeminent musical theatre and opera star Anthony Warlow will make his Broadway debut as billionaire Daddy Warbucks in the new production of ANNIE, the Tony Award-winning classic musical. ANNIE opens November 8 at the Palace Theatre (1567 Broadway at 47th Street). Previews begin October 3. Warlow stars opposite two-time Tony Award-winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford (Billy Elliot) as Annie. (more...)

3) Photo Flash: WAR HORSE Celebrates the Queen's Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2012

Today, 3 June 2012, The National Theatre’s Jubilee Salute to The Queen featured Joey from War Horse on the Olivier flytower at The National Theatre. Check out the photos below! (more...)

4) Drama Desks to Stream Live Tonight, Follow BWW for LIVE Coverage!
by BWW Special Coverage - June 03, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced at a news conference on April 27 by Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d’Arcy James. After weeks of anticipation, the ceremony is tonight, June 3, at The Town Hall and BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the full spectrum of coverage, of course! (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: National Theatre's Jubilee Salute to the Queen Features Joey from WAR HORSE
by Stage Tube - June 03, 2012

Today, June 3, as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sailed down the Thames in the Jubilee River Pageant, she received a unique salute from the National Theatre, in association with Handspring UK, with an appearance by Joey from War Horse. Watch a video of the Jubilee salute below! (more...)

6) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/3- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - June 03, 2012

Today in 1975, Chicago opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre), where it ran for 936 performances. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal". The original cast starred Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly, Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart, Jerry Orbach as Billy Flynn and Barney Martin as Amos Hart. (more...)

7) 2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 23: 1984 - LA CAGE vs. SUNDAY
by Pat Cerasaro - June 03, 2012

A week from tonight is the big night: the 2012 Tony Awards live at 8 PM on CBS! In honor of Broadway’s night of nights, we have been counting down the greatest Tony Awards moments of all time and today we have a twofer still sure to inspire the ire and ignite the passionate fire of Broadway babies the world over almost thirty years after the decision (and minor controversy) - Jerry Herman’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES versus Stephen Sondheim’s SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. (more...)

8) Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters et al. Present 2012 Drama Desk Awards!
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2012

The Drama Desk Awards previously announced the lineup of presenters for this year’s awards ceremony, hosted by Brooke Shields and Drama Desk winner Brian d'Arcy James. The presenters represent many different aspects of the New York theater community including Broadway royalty: Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters; award winning dramatists: Doug Wright and Rick Elice; legendary composers: Maury Yeston, William Finn; heralded directors: Roger Rees, Alex Timbers; celebrated designers: Peggy Eisenhauer; revered orchestrators: Jonathan Tunick; valued members of the New York theater scene: Oskar Eustis, Jenny Gersten; and, of course, popular performers: Martha Plimpton, John Larroquette, Julie Halston. The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards take place today, Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8PM at The Town Hall. BroadwayWorld will be updating with the winners live! (more...)

9) Melanie Griffith Joins Cast of Scott Caan's NO WAY AROUND BUT THROUGH World Premiere Tonight, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2012

Falcon Theatre and The Mineral Theater Company previously announced that Melanie Griffith has joined the cast of the world premiere play No Way Around But Through written by Scott Caan and directed by Val Lauren. Academy Award-Nominated actress Melanie Griffith will portray the role of ‘Lulu’, the mother to ‘Jacob’, played by Scott Caan. Ms. Griffith’s credits include the 1988 film Working Girl (Academy Award Nominee as Best Actress and Golden Globe Award Winner as Best Actress in a Comedy), the Academy Award Nominated film Nobody’s Fool, Another Day in Paradise, Woody Allen’s Celebrity, and RKO 281, in which she played actress Marion Davies, a part that garnered her Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. (more...)

10) BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - William Ivey Long on Earning His Twelfth Tony Nod!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 03, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you William Ivey Long, nominee for Best Costume Design of a Play for Don't Dress for Dinner. (more...)

11) 'SING' Album Hits No. 1 on Pop Charts Jubilee Weekend
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2012

According to, the Jubilee album based on the Official Diamond Jubilee song "Sing" has reached No. 1 on the pop charts this weekend, with the single hitting No. 11. Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow collaborated on the project. (more...)

12) Dramatists Guild Honors John Kander at 2012 Gala, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2012

Today, June 3, the Dramatists Guild Fund will host their 50th Anniversary Gala at the Mandarin Oriental New York. This year’s event, hosted by Jon Cryer, will honor Chicago and Cabaret composer John Kander. (more...)

13) Neil Patrick Harris Appears on OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER Tonight, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2012

Oprah Winfrey's primetime series "Oprah's Next Chapter" features Neil Patrick Harris tonight, June 3. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Rex Reed, Christine Andreas, Polly Bergen et al. at IT'S MAGIC, Nine Decades of Songs from Warner Bros. at the 92Y
by Stephen Sorokoff - June 03, 2012

Artistic Director Rex Reed hosted last night, June 2, "IT'S MAGIC, Nine Decades of Songs from Warner Bros.", presented by 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series and starring Christine Andreas, Polly Bergen, Jason Graae, Sue Raney and Tom Wopat. The show continues today, June 3 at 2 & 7 p.m. and tomorrow, June 4 at 2 & 8 p.m. See photos, featuring Reed, Andreas, Bergen, Graae, Raney and Wopat on stage, below! (more...)

15) BWW's On This Day - June 3, 2012
by - June 03, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

16) NEWSIES' Jeff Calhoun, Tobin Ost, Laura Osnes and More Set for The Lynne Show, 6/5-26
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2012

It's Tony Award Month on The Lynne Show, which is set to feature interviews with NEWSIES director Jeff Calhoun, set and costume designer Tobin Ost and actor Laura Osnes, and BONNIE AND CLYDE THE MUSICAL's Jeremy Jordan. See details below. (more...)

17) Twitter Watch: Elaine Paige-'Congratulations Your Majesty'
by BWW - June 03, 2012

On Twitter Watch, Elaine Paige wrote "Congratulations Your Majesty from The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles" (more...)

18) Virginia Madsen & Steven Weber Perform Karam's A WORK OF ART at Blank Theatre Festival, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2012

Virginia Madsen and Steven Weber are set to perform A Work Of Art, Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam’s first play (which he wrote at age 17), at 20 Years of Winners: Scenes, Songs, and Speeches from 20 Years of the Young Playwrights Festival this evening, June 3 at 6pm. A Work of Art was produced in The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival in 1997. (more...)

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