Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Monday, August 18, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 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...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 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...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Takes Final Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Stage Tube - August 18, 2014

Tony Award winning star Neil Patrick Harris played his final show in the new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer, last night, August 17. Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilettos on August 20. Below, check out video footage from Neil's final, thunderous curtain call! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Alice Ripley Posts New SoundCloud Song, 'Darling'
by Pat Cerasaro - August 18, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has recently been utilizing her Soundcloud account to share a series of intriguing and entertaining musical selections and a new song is now available to hear, titled 'Darling'. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Premiere Episode of COVERS Webseries from CHICAGO's Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien!
by Covers - August 18, 2014

From the minds of Chicago co-stars Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien comes the new Broadway web comedy series 'COVERS.' Directed by Tyler Maynard, 'COVERS' is a heightened-reality, character-driven 'mockudramedy' that follows the story of two competing understudies and the surrounding company of the long-running Broadway musical Chicago. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the premiere episode below. Be sure to check back on Thursday, August 21 for Episode 2! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 BWW Profile: Mandy Patinkin Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - August 18, 2014

Today, we take a look back at the incredible career of award-winning stage and television icon Mandy Patinkin; from Broadway shows including EVITA, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, and THE SECRET GARDEN, to television dramas like CHICAO HOPE, CRIMINAL MINDS, and HOMELAND, to films including YENTL, ALIEN NATION, and THE PRINCESS BRIDE. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 PUSHING DAISIES Reunion! Lee Pace & Anna Friel Visit Richard Armitage At THE CRUCIBLE
by Pat Cerasaro - August 18, 2014

Notable co-stars from cult TV series PUSHING DAISIES, Lee Pace and Anna Friel, posed for pictures backstage at THE CRUCIBLE in London's West End this weekend, while visiting star Richard Armitage. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 BREAKING FROM THE UNION: Met Opera Reaches Tentative Agreement
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

JUST IN FROM THE UNION: The musicians of the Met Orchestra and their union, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, announced that they have reached a tentative agreement with the Metropolitan Opera. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Neil Patrick Harris Shares Backstage Video From His Final HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - August 18, 2014

The Broadway production of raucous rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH starring stage and screen notable Neil Patrick Harris said goodbye to its Tony Award-winning leading man this weekend and a new backstage video depicting the elaborate preparation process of putting Harris into Hedwig's stilettos and titular wig is now available to view. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Carrying the Banner - NEWSIES' Road to Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 18, 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! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Josh Groban Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Help From Ludacris & Brad Paisley
by Pat Cerasaro - August 18, 2014

Internationally adored vocalist Josh Groban participates in the ALS ice bucket challenge in a new social media video now available to view, featuring some help from fellow music stars Ludacris and Brad Paisley who also judge with him on the reality competition series RISING STAR. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 FINDING NEVERLAND Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge & Nominates KINKY BOOTS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 18, 2014

Many members from the cast of the current A.R.T. production of new PETER PAN-themed musical FINDING NEVERLAND participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge and nominate another show's cast to do the same, KINKY BOOTS, as part of a new social media video now available to view. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Lin-Manuel Miranda Uses Musicals to Comment on Events in Ferguson, MO
by Matt Tamanini - August 18, 2014

Over the past week, numerous celebrities have been taking to social media to advocate for a variety of extremely worthwhile causes; from the newest (#IceBucketChallenge) to the inspiring (#BwaySleepout2014) to the sorrowing (#Ferguson). Earlier this afternoon, Tony, Grammy, and recent Emmy-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda ('In the Heights,' 'Bring It On: The Musical,' 'Hamilton') took to Twitter (@Lin_Manuel) to share his heartache over the senseless violence and aftermath taking place nightly in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Get On Your Feet for Gloria Estefan- Music Legend Turned Broadway's Next Superstar!
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 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...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Original and New MISS SAIGON Stars to Unite for Gala Performance in September
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

MISS SAIGON made its highly anticipated return to London on May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Now there is even more to look forward to, as the show just announced via Facebook that fans can register to see a special gala performance on September 22: (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - August 18, 2014

Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman is the latest Broadway star to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In this video, Hugh Jackman and fellow cast members challenge Tom Cruise and the cast of Mission: Impossible 5, the whole staff of William Morris Endeavor, and Oscar Isaac and the Star Wars cast. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Behind The Scenes Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA US Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - August 18, 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...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Behind The Scenes Of THE COUNTRY HOUSE With Blythe Danner
by Pat Cerasaro - August 18, 2014

A new behind the scenes featurette discussing the new Broadway production of the Donald Margulies drama THE COUNTRY HOUSE starring multi-award-winning stage and screen star Blythe Danner is now available to view. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 18 Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)


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