Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Breaking News: Joan Rivers Being Brought Out of Coma
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

Just in from the NY Daily News, Joan Rivers is being brought out of the medically induced coma that she has been in since Thursday. The paper reports that the process could take until Tuesday, and that the full extent of whether or not Rivers has suffered a loss of cognitive or physical function is not yet known. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Broadway Vet Victoria Mallory Dies at 64
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news this morning that actress Victoria Mallory died on August 30, 2014 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind her husband (and former A Little Night Music co-star) Mark Lambert, and daughter Ramona Mallory Lambert, also an actress. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Joan Rivers Remains on Life Support; Family to Make Tough Call
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

TMZ reports that comedian Joan Rivers is currently on life support. Sources close to the star say that her life is completely dependent on machines at the moment, and in a few days, her family will be faced with the decision of whether or not to keep her on the life support. The family is holding out hopes that she will make a recovery of some sort very soon. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Jason Mraz & Sara Bareilles Duet On Carole King's 'Beautiful' At Pantages
by Pat Cerasaro - August 29, 2014

Paying tribute to their musical theatre training, internationally celebrated pop stars Jason Mraz and Sara Bareilles teamed up for a heart-lifting duet of a current Broadway showstopper byway of Carole King's 'Beautiful'. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 GLEE's Lea Michele Joining AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW?
by TV News Desk - August 27, 2014

According to the Christian Science Monitor, GLEE fans might not have to wait until the show returns in January 2015 to see star Lea Michele on a Ryan Murphy TV show. It is being rumored that Michele has recently joined the cast the fourth season of Murphy's AMERICAN HORROR STORY series. The new season, entitled FREAK SHOW, follows a group of carnival freaks in Florida in the 1950's. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Breaking: Matthew James Thomas Takes Over PIPPIN for Denver Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of PIPPIN in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the role of PIPPIN when the show launches its tour in Denver on September 6 and will play the entire Denver engagement. Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from thePIPPIN tour. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only (Media Night: Sept.10). Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery Scare
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

UPDATE: According to new reports, Joan Rivers is now in stable condition. Her daughter said in a statement late today, Thursday, August 28: 'I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.' (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 SYTYCD Recap: Final Four Dazzle in Performance Finale; 8/27 Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini - August 27, 2014

This is easily the most excited I have been for an episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE all season. Even though I picked three of the four finalists as major contenders when the Top-20 was announced (and five of the final six, thank you you very much), this is definitely not the Final Four (Zack Everhart, Jessica Richens, Valerie Rockey and Ricky Ubeda) that I thought we would have just a few weeks ago. That being said, each has managed to have a breathtaking moment or four, however, with the exception of Ricky, each has also had their share of missteps as well. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 New Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 28, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 STAGE TUBE: Watch New Music Video for Julian Velard's 'No One's Getting Married Tonight'
by Stage Tube - August 27, 2014

On September 16, native New Yorker Julian Velard will release 'No One's Getting Married Tonight,' the next single off his New York City concept album aptly titled If You Don't Like It, You Can Leave. Check out the just-released music video below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Ryan Murphy On New GLEE Ending Planned As A Result Of Cory Monteith's Death
by Pat Cerasaro - August 28, 2014

GLEE mastermind Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the majority of the leading players from the hit FOX musical dramedy series will be returning for the show's final season, as well as a plethora of new details, in a new interview. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Photo Flash: New HEDWIG Finale Photo of Andrew Rannells Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

The HEDWIG social media team has just revealed a new image (by production photog Joan Marcus) of new star Andrew Rannells opposite Lena Hall and the Tits of Clay band in the show's explosive finale. For more photos, click here. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Meryl Streep & Billy Magnussen Behind The Scenes Of INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 30, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 VIDEO: Ariana Grande Surprises Fans on TODAY SHOW
by TV News Desk - August 28, 2014

The excitement for Ariana Grande's Concert on the Plaza on NBC's TODAY SHOW has been mounting all week. In anticipation of the event, the TODAY SHOW picked two pairs of fans out of the crowd to compete in a sing-off to win VIP passes to Ariana's concert tomorrow. However, as the contestants started singing, Ariana's voice came through the speakers and she emerged from the studio. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Update: South Williamsport High School Principal Talks Canceled SPAMALOT, Gay, 'Controversial' Themes
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

Smith elaborated that he doesn't want students to feel compromised.... (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 STAGE TUBE: Four Clips from the 50th Anniversary Edition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Starring Lesley Ann Warren!
by Stage Tube - August 26, 2014

Samuel Goldwyn Films has entered an agreement with Shout! Factory to release the classic Lesley Ann Warren version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella on home video. Cinderella comes to life in this 50th Anniversary Edition of the most beloved fairy tale of all time, available on DVD from Shout! Factory on September 9, 2014. In anticipation of the release, click below to watch the Prince duet with Cinderella in '10 Minutes Ago', plus 'Impossible' and more! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 VIDEO: Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga Duet to Queen
by TV News Desk - August 27, 2014

Come on, who hasn't always dreamed of a Lady Gaga-Adam Lambert duet to "Another One Bites The Dust"? Well, Gaga joined Adam in a concert in Sydney, Australia, where the latter is touring with the remaining members of Queen. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 Lindsay Lohan Shares SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsal Photos
by Pat Cerasaro - August 30, 2014

Internationally recognized screen star and tabloid target Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look at the actress striking some sexy poses while participating in a new photo shoot to promote the play are now available to view. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW 8/26/2014 - 9/2/2014 IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Begins Previews Tonight; Student Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Broadway's backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway'sGerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning tonight, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. (more...)


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