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 17, 2012 - Sunday, June 17, 2012. Catch up below!

1) Kristin Chenoweth Cancels Minneapolis Concert Due to Illness, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2012

According to the Twin Cities' Pioneer Press, Kristin Chenoweth has canceled her Minneapolis show at the Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre tonight, June 17. (more...)

2) BWW TV: Enda Walsh on His Tony Win for Best Book Of A Musical for ONCE - It's All A Blur!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 17, 2012

Enda Walsh is this year's recipient of the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for ONCE. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was there to chat with the Tony winner after the big announcement, and you can check out what he had to say below! (more...)

3) ROCK OF AGES Movie Expected to Gross $14-16 Million Opening Weekend
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Shankman's ROCK OF AGES movie expects to gross between $14 and $16 million its opening weekend in North America, far behind the debuts of Hairspray (also Shankman) and Universal's Mamma Mia!, which opened with more than $25 million each. (more...)

by Randy Rainbow - June 17, 2012

It's time for episode seven of BWW's newest exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! This week's episode is all about ROCK OF AGES, as Randy takes on the press junket for the now-in-theaters film. (more...)

5) BROADWAY BARES 22 Set for Tonight, June 17
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2012

The hotly anticipated Broadway Bares returns for its 22nd edition today, June 17, 2012, at New York City's Roseland Ballroom to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

6) STAGE TUBE: Justin Bieber Sings Impromptu 'Baby' at Stratford Shakespeare Festival
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2012

According to the Toronto Star, Justin Bieber showed up to serenade crowds during the intermission of Stratford Shakespeare Festival's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Avon Theatre today, June 17. Watch a video of him singing "Baby" to his fans below! (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Interviews NEWSIES and iCarly Actor Max Ehrich on 'Broadway Boo's!'
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2012

Jared Zirilli (of Off-Broadway's FAT CAMP, original Broadway cast of Lysistrata Jones, Wicked, Twilight the Musical) brings episode 26 of the Jared Zirilli Blog and his fifth interview installment of "Jared's Broadway Boo's!" with Max Ehrich of Newsies, iCarly, and One Life to Live! (more...)

8) BWW TV: ONCE's Tony Winner Martin Lowe On the Privilege of Working on a Show that Celebrates Music
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 17, 2012

ONCE's Martin Lowe is this year's recipient for the Tony Award for Best Orchestrations. After receiving his big honor, Lowe visited BroadwayWorld in the winners room for a sit down to discuss the win! (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/17- John Gallagher, Jr.
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, John Gallagher, Jr.! Gallagher originated the role of Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening on Broadway after performing the role Off-Broadway and in workshops at Lincoln Center. Gallagher won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance. In 2010, Gallagher starred in American Idiot, a musical based on the Green Day album of the same name, playing Johnny aka "Jesus of Suburbia". He most recently starred in the Broadway production of The Royal Court Theatre's Jerusalem. (more...)

10) Patti LuPone Extends FAR AWAY PLACES at 54 Below thru 6/23!
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2012

Following her opening run at Broadway's newest venue, 54 BELOW presents an encore week of Patti LuPone's cabaret act - FAR AWAY PLACES which will play seven additional performances from Tuesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 23. There will be a special late night performance on Thursday, June 21 at 11:00 p.m. This two-time Tony Award winner, backed by a five-piece band, has thrilled 54 BELOW audiences for the past two weeks. (more...)

11) Richard H. Blake, Debra Monk, et al. Set for IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE 10 Tonight, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2012

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 10 is the tenth edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

12) Photo Coverage: FELA! - Up on the Marquee!
by Jennifer Broski - June 17, 2012

The Broadway run of Fela! this summer at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre begins previews for its limited four-week run on Monday, July 9, with an official opening set for July 12, and will play through Saturday, August 4, 2012. The marquee is up! See below for a first look. (more...)

13) Kristine Nielsen, Michael Countryman et al. Set for 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2012

According to Variety, Kristine Nielsen, Michael Countryman, Laura Heisler and more are among the lineup of actors set for the 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. (more...)

14) BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2012
by - June 17, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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