Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, August 22, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by Stage Tube - August 22, 2014

Tony winner Idina Menzel took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last night outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre, following the performance of IF/THEN. Prior to taking the plunge, Menzel nominated producer David Stone, injured co-star Anthony Rapp, and all of the stage door fans - check it out below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Resident 'Jean Valjean,' Ramin Karimloo, Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - August 22, 2014

Broadway's resident 'Jean Valjean,' the Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo recently took the challege, posting his video to Instagram. Along with the video, he posted the caption: 'No nominations. Just Donate. Generously. Educated yourself at alsa.org This is to answer @jamieallenmagic's call out to me and in memory of his cousin.' (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 STAGE TUBE: 'Challenge Ice-cepted!' Tony Winner Neil Patrick Harris Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - August 22, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris, just coming off of his Tony-winning run in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today, alongside fiance David Burtka and their children. Posting it to Twitter with the caption 'Challege Ice-cepted,' Harris nominated David Franco, MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks, and his DR. HORRIBLE nemesis Nathan Fillion. Check it out below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Shuberts to Build NEW Broadway Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Currently, the Shubert Organization owns seventeen Broadway theatres in New York City, but if today's NY Post is correct, that number could soon become EIGHTEEN. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Breaking: MOTOWN to Take Broadway Hiatus; Heads to the UK Next Summer!
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the hit musical featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will play its final performance at Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on January 18, 2015. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Planning Tour & 'Cheek to Cheek' Follow-up
by TV News Desk - August 22, 2014

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7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 FLASH FRIDAY: Andrew Rannells Rocks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - August 22, 2014

Today we are toasting the newest titular star of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Andrew Rannells! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Something to Believe In- A Salute to NEWSIES' Fansies!
by Stage Tube - August 22, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld salutes the epic fan-base that has kept the phenomenon that is Newsies alive over the years. Though the original film did poorly in theatres, it quickly became a cult classic, with a following that could rival some of the craziest out there. Below, we bring you a roundup of some of our very favorite Fansie performances from Youtube and beyond! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 THE LION KING's Alton Fitzgerald White Will Give 4,000th Performance as 'Mufasa' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

THE LION KING Broadway cast member ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE will play his 4,000th performance as Mufasa in the landmark musical event this Saturday evening, August 23rd, 2014. White originated the role of Mufasa in the US touring production in 2002 and in a sit-down Las Vegas production in 2009, in addition to leading the flagship Broadway company intermittently since. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGER, Set For DVD & Livestream
by Pat Cerasaro - August 22, 2014

A brand new stage musical based on the super-successful long-running Japanese anime series SAILOR MOON, titled SAILOR MOON PETITE ETRANGER, is currently running in Tokyo and pre-orders for a DVD edition are now being taken at the theater, while a livestream is set for next month, as well. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Jess LeProtto
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Jason Gotay to Direct Narrows Community Theatre's Youth Production of SHREK
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Narrows Community Theater brings the talent of Bay Ridge youth to the stage as it presents its fourth annual summer youth show, Shrek The Musical. Directed by Broadway star Jason Gotay, this stage adaptation is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane & the All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Recreate Ellen's OSCAR Selfie
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres' star-packed Oscar Selfie that went global in a matter of seconds last February during the Academy Awards® telecast, the all-star cast of the upcoming Broadway play It's Only A Play - F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock - celebrate and send-up that now-infamous pop culture moment in a first-look photo of their new Broadway production. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Garett Hawe
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Robert Clohessy!
by Ken Womble - August 22, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Robert Clohessy! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part Two
by Walter McBride - August 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 STAGE TUBE: CHICAGO's Inspiring Sharon Moore Featured on PIX-11 News
by Stage Tube - August 22, 2014

Sex, murder, greed and corruption: it's just a typical day on the job for the cast of Broadway's long-running hit CHICAGO. But as PIX-11 News anchor Tamsen Fadal reveals, for Sharon Moore, it's a huge part of a truly remarkable journey. Sharon Moore has appeared on Broadway in 'Fosse,' 'Oh! Kay' and 'Hello Dolly.' For the past 12 years, she's been a Swing in the Broadway cast of CHICAGO. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Photo Flash: Remembering Robin Williams
by Walter McBride - August 22, 2014

It's been over a week since the world lost entertainment legend Robin Williams, who passed away last Monday. The beloved actor and comedian was 63 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers Robin. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA US Tour Celebrates 300 Performances
by Pat Cerasaro - August 22, 2014

The longest-running musical in Broadway history and the world's most successful entertainment, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrates audiences continually going wild with a new featurette now available to view. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 22 Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Kevin Carolan
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show! (more...)


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