Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, May. 13

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, May 13, 2011. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) BWW TV: SPIDER-MAN Returns to Broadway - Watch Tierney Fly!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

Last night, May 12, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark unveiled the new version of the mega musical. The official opening night of the new SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is set for Tuesday, June 14th at the Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street). Tickets are now on sale through October 2, 2011, with group tickets on sale through January 8, 2012. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you coverage of the evening below, plus special bonus footage of Tierney back in the air! (more...)


2) AUDIO: Lea Michele Sings 'My Man' for GLEE's 'Funeral' Episode
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

In the May 17 episode of GLEE titled 'Funeral,' the GLEE club experiences an unexpected loss as they get ready for Nationals in New York City. Click below for Lea Michele's rendition of "My Man" performed in the episode below! (more...)


3) Photo Flash: First Look at FOLLIES at the Kennedy Center!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Center's revival production of Follies includes principal casting includes Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone, and Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the first production shots from the show with more to come! (more...)


4) Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, FalcO & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
by Peter James Zielinski - May 13, 2011

Yesterday, May 12, The Broadway Show League kicked off its 57th season with Catch Me If You Can star Aaron Tveit and former New York Yankee player Jeff Nelson collectively throwing out the first pitch of the season. Joining them in the game were Broadway favorites including Will Swenson, Greg Jbara, Edie Falco, Billy Crudup, Tom Wopat, Mitchell Jarvis, Chad Kimball, Darren Ritchie and more! BroadwayWorld was on hand for the game and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)


5) Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN is Back
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 13, 2011

Last night, May 12, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark unveiled the new version of the mega musical. The official opening night of the new SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is set for Tuesday, June 14th at the Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street). Tickets are now on sale through October 2, 2011, with group tickets on sale through January 8, 2012. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverege of the evening below! (more...)


6) STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster and the Cast of ANYTHING GOES Perform on The View!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

Anything Goes stars Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as "Reno Sweeney" and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as "Moonface Martin." Anything Goes is directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Click below - and to about 33 minutes in - to see Sutton Foster and the cast perform the title number of ANYTHING GOES, now playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre! (more...)


7) STAGE TUBE: CATCH ME's Aaron Tveit Kicks Off the Broadway Show League Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

Yesterday, the Broadway Softball League's 57th season kicked off with CATCH ME IF YOU CAN's Aaron Tveit singing the national anthem. View it below! (more...)


8) J. Mark McVey Joins LES MIZ Tour as Valjean in Arizona, 6/7-6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables welcomes J. Mark McVey to the role of Jean Valjean beginning in Tempe, AZ, at ASU Gammage June 7-12, 2011. The all new production of Les Misérables features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. (more...)


9) Baldwin Back in ROCK OF AGES Film for Good
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Deadline.com reports that the "is he in or is he out" chatter surrounding Alec Baldwin's participation in the Rock of Ages film can be put to rest, as the actor is back on track to fulful the role of nightclub owner Dennis Dupree. Earlier this week, The star had been said to have withdrawn for unspecified personal reasons, however announcements from New Line Cinema and his appearance on set at the read through yesterday seemed to indicate otherwise. He is set to begin shooting on May 23. (more...)


10) MORMON Cast To Sign Albums at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

The cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON will sign copies of the show’s Original Broadway Cast Recording from Ghostlight Records on Tuesday, May 17 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). (more...)


11) STAGE TUBE: A Look at IN THE HEIGHTS in 2000!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

At Wesleyan University, IN THE HEIGHTS creator Lin-Manuel Miranda first brought his piece to the stage. As they say, the rest is history, and the production seen here would go on to change, evolve, and eventually collect four 2008 Tony Awards - including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Miranda himself says of the clip featured below: "Nina Rosario's first song in my first draft of In The Heights, which I directed at Wesleyan University's '92 Theater. In this draft, Nina is on her way home from her first year at Yale. For the lyrics to this song, go to Linmanuel.com/blog." (more...)


12) BWW TV: Tony Documentary Film Talkback Series Presents FINDING BILLY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

The first ever Tony Award Documentary Film Series launched this week, May 9, as part of the 2011 Tony Awards Showcase at the Times Square Visitors Center and Mini-Museum. The Tony Award Documentary Films Series features three films that examine what it's like to be behind-the-scenes on a Tony-eligible Broadway musical. The first film to be screened was Finding Billy, taking viewers on the journey in the search for the young male leads in Billy Elliot the Musical. The screening was immediately followed by a panel discussion comprised of moderator Nora Brennan (Children's Casting Director for Billy Elliot), and Broadway cast members Tade Biesinger (Billy), Jacob Clemente (Billy), Stephen Hanna (Older Billy), and Joel Hatch (George). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event and brings you the panel disussion below. (more...)


13) Thomas Schumacher Interviews Mary Rogers for Music-Theatre Group, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Music-Theatre Group has announced "Hey, Mary": An Interview with Mary Rodgers (Griffin and the Minor Canon, Once Upon A Mattress, Hey, Love) moderated by her colleague and friend Thomas Schumacher (Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group) about her music, her muses, and the fascinating world of musical theatre that she was born into and has helped shape. The not to be missed one-night only talk will take place on Monday, May 16th at 10 Jay Street, 9th Floor in DUMBO at 6:00 p.m. (more...)


14) STAGE TUBE: GLEE's Season Finale - Full Original Songs!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

GLEE follows an optimistic teacher (Matthew Morrison) who - against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach (Jane Lynch) - inspires McKinley High's Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. GLEE stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz. GLEE has its season finale May 24th in a jam-packed episode taking place in New York City. Check out the original songs that will be featured in the finale below! (more...)


15) NBC Cancels 'Outsourced', 'V', & More; ABC Cancels Several Also
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Reports are surfacing that NBC has cancelled several of its programs, as was to be expected with the influx of new pilots being picked up by the network. ABC has also cancelled several of its programs. Those reportedly cancelled by NBC are "The Event," "Law & Order: LA," "Outsourced," while ABC has cancelled "Brothers & Sisters," "Outsourced", "Detroit 1-8-7," "Mr. Sunshine," "No Ordinary Family" and "Off the Map." (more...)


16) THE LION KING Welcomes Clifton Oliver As Simba Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Broadway’s landmark musical event THE LION KING is pleased to welcome Clifton Oliver as Simba, tonight, Friday, May 13. (more...)


17) New Block of Tickets On Sale For PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

A new block of tickets will go on sale for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL on Monday, May 16, 2011. Tickets for Broadway’s new smash hit will now be available through January 29, 2012. (more...)


18) Graynor, Long, Hamilton et al. Set for Williamstown Theatre Fest. Productions this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today additional casting for the Nikos Stage productions for the 2011 Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), the company's 57th season and the first under Ms. Gersten's leadership. (more...)


19) Chenoweth's 'Good Christian Belles' & More Make ABC's '11-'12 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

ABC kicked off its 2011-12 season pickups with five comedies - "Apartment 23," "Last Man Standing" (formerly "Tim"), "Man Up," "Suburgatory," "Work It" - and seven dramas - "Charlie's Angels," "Good Christian Belles," "Pan Am," "Revenge," "Once Upon a Time," "The River," "Scandal" - receiving series commitments. (more...)


20) McKechnie, Lee, Binder et al. Lead 'Every Little Step' Tony Documentary Talkback Series, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

The first ever Tony Award Documentary Film Series, part of the 2011 Tony Awards Showcase at the Times Square Visitor Center and Mini-Museum The Tony Award Documentary Films Series is featuring three films that examine what it's like to be behind-the-scenes on a Broadway musical. The Tony Awards Showcase, featuring historic Tony memorabilia, is open until the end of June and free to the public. (more...)




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