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Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Breaking News - Tony Award Winner Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
by BWW Special Coverage - August 12, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away on Tuesday morning (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home according to a family member. BroadwayWorld.com has now confirmed the sad news. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 VIDEO: ALADDIN's James Iglehart Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with Audience Sing-Along
by Movies News Desk - August 13, 2014

Tony winning actor James Monroe Iglehart, who portrays 'Genie' in the musical, honored the original Genie, late actor Robin Williams, by leading the theater audience in a sing-along of 'Friend Like Me.' (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Photo Coverage: Broadway Theaters Dim Lights to Honor Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved actor and comedy legend Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday at age 63. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory tonight, Wednesday, August 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a look at the Imperial and Music Box theaters below. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Reenacts Robin Williams Routines in Heartfelt Tribute
by TV News Desk - August 13, 2014

Fallon celebrated the life and comic genius of Robin Williams by sharing archive footage of his first Tonight Show appearance with then-host Johnny Carson and re-enacting some of his funniest comic routines. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Michael J. Fox Reacts to News of Robin Williams Parkinson's Diagnosis
by Movies News Desk - August 15, 2014

Upon hearing the news, actor Michael J. Fox, who also suffers from Parkinson's, took to Twitter to share that he was 'stunned' upon hearing the news about his close friend. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Nathan Lane, Harvey Fierstein & More React to Passing of Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - August 12, 2014

As the world continues to mourn the tragic loss of stage and screen star Robin Williams, tributes from many of his colleagues continue to pour in on Twitter and personal statements (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 BWW Exclusive: Broadway's Patrick Page Shares His Personal Struggle with Depression; Reflects on Death of Robin Williams
by BWW Special Coverage - August 18, 2014

Mr. Page generously and immediately responded to our request and composed the moving essay that follows, which also includes his personal reflections on last week's tragic death of Robin Williams. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Dares Steven Spielberg, Dame Helen Mirren
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2014

Media mogul, Oscar winner and TV host Oprah Winfrey accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge yesterday and paid it forward by challenging some of her famous friends to take on the charitable feat. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Photo Coverage: Broadway and Times Square Tribute the Late Robin Williams
by Walter McBride - August 14, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved actor and comedy legend Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday at age 63. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory last night, Wednesday, August 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a look at the Imperial and Music Box theaters, along with Times Square below. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Pitch Perfect
by Breaking Down the Riffs - August 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Destiney's Child with 'Pitch Perfect' star Ben Platt. Check out the full episode below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'
by Movies News Desk - August 14, 2014

INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall reveals that a previously reported new Sondheim-penned song for Meryl Streep's character 'The Witch' did not make the film's final cut. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Andrew Rannells Accepts Lena Dunham's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Pat Cerasaro - August 17, 2014

New headliner of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway as well as recognizable stage and screen star Andrew Rannells accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge in a new social media video available to view. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Official Reveals New Details on Robin Williams' Death
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

As the world mourns the tragic loss of comedic great Robin Williams, more details have surfaced on how the actor died. According to the New York Times, a coroner's office official reported today that Williams hanged himself with a belt at his home on Monday, August 11, 2014. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL Coming to the Big Screen!
by Movies News Desk - August 12, 2014

Looks like we'll all have a little more homework to do! CBS Films has today announced plans to bring Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown's stage musical 13 to the big screen! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!
by Stage Tube - August 12, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage through August 17, 2014. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 VIDEO: Allison Williams Thinks Happy Thoughts, Takes First PETER PAN Flight
by TV News Desk - August 12, 2014

People writes that Allison Williams, set to lead NBC's PETER PAN LIVE this winter, is one step -- or swoop, maybe? -- closer to Neverland, as the actress just began flight training for the production. Watch her soar in the video below (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 Robin Williams' Wife Reveals Actor Was in Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease
by TV News Desk - August 14, 2014

Susan Schneider, the wife of Robin Williams, has today released a statement revealing that her husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - August 14, 2014

A new still of Oscar winner Meryl Streep as The Witch in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, has been shared (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 TCM to Honor Lauren Bacall with Film Marathon this September
by TV News Desk - August 14, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances, including all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/12/2014 - 8/19/2014 ON YOUR FEET Finds Its Home on Broadway- Theatre and Opening Night Announced!
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman just announced that ON YOUR FEET! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Opening Night on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, with preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), will land on Broadway following a five-week World Premiere engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2 - July 5, 2015. (more...)


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