Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Aug. 2

August 2
11:00 PM 2014
Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, August 2, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) STAGE TUBE: First Clips of HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - August 02, 2014

What did we all do before YouTube? Check out the first clips below from HAIR! The Hollywood Bowl's production of HAIR opened last night, starring Kristen Bell as Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, Amber Riley as Dionne, Jenna Ushkowitz as Jeanie and Beverly D'Angelo as Mom, Sarah Hyland as Chrissy, Mario as Hud, Jonah Platt as Woof, Benjamin Walker as Berger, and Kevin Chamberlin as Dad. (more...)

2) Tickets Now on Sale for Disney's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2014

Tickets for the U.S. premiere of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse are now on sale at (more...)

3) Rob Marshall Talks Meryl Streep & Johnny Depp In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 02, 2014

Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming this Christmas and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the starry cast of the film in a new interview. (more...)

4) Sierra Boggess Encourages Twitter Fans to Attend Her Final PHANTOM Performance
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera's current Christine Daae, Sierra Boggess, recently took to Twitter to remind her fans to be sure to see her perform before she leaves the Broadway show. (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: Seinfeld and Louis-Dreyfus Sing SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube - August 02, 2014

Back in 2000, SEINFELD's Julia Louis-Dreyfus appeared on The Letterman Show for an interview and performance. She was joined on stage by Jerry Seinfeld, and the two sang an adorably ironic version of 'I am Sixteen Going on Seventeen,' from The Sound of Music. (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Benjamin Walker & More in HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 02, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl's concert of HAIR had its first performance last night, starring Kristen Bell as Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, Amber Riley as Dionne, Jenna Ushkowitz as Jeanie and Beverly D'Angelo as Mom, Sarah Hylandas Chrissy, Mario as Hud, Jonah Platt as Woof, Benjamin Walker as Berger, and Kevin Chamberlin as Dad and we've got photos! (more...)

7) Susan Boyle Sings OLIVER! Showstopper, Plus Previews New Album & Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - August 02, 2014

International singing sensation and reality competition superstar Susan Boyle recently discussed her hotly anticipated new tour as well as shared a preview of an OLIVER! showstopper that fans can likely expect her to perform on it as part of a new interview now availablee to view. (more...)

8) BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Tony Yazbeck Reveals Details on Toe-Tappin' 54 Below Debut, ON THE TOWN and More!
by Nicole Rosky - August 02, 2014

Yazbeck, who is currently in rehearsals for a concert version of KISS ME KATE at London's Royal Albert Hall, recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the concerts, preparing for ON THE TOWN, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

9) Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, and Benjamin Walker Talk HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2014

This year's Hollywood Bowl production is the free love, drugs era musical, Hair, starring Broadway veterans Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, and Benjamin Walker. The stars sat down with the LA Times to talk about the show, which is being staged with less than two weeks of rehearsals. (more...)

10) Liza Minnelli Backs Out of 8/4 Provincetown Concert on Doctor's Orders
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2014

Today, word comes of an additional appearance that has been cancelled, on August 4th in Provincetown, where the star was set to perform with Alan Cumming in a sold-out evening. Instead, Cumming will perform his solo show, accompanied by Emmy Award winning composer/pianist Lance Horne. According to the venue, 'Ms. Minnelli is prohibited from traveling until she regains her health.' (more...)

11) BWW TV: ONCE's Ben Hope and Jessie Fisher Fall Slowly Into Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 02, 2014


12) Maggie Smith In New Look At Upcoming Season Of DOWNTON ABBEY
by Pat Cerasaro - August 02, 2014

A fresh glimpse at the highly anticipated new season of hit international period-set drama Downton Abbey is now available to view as part of an ITV season preview. (more...)

13) BWW's On This Day - August 2, 2014
by - August 02, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

14) Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent Leads KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2014

Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: First Look- Melissa Errico, Will Swenson, & John Behlmann in BULL DURHAM
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming world premiere BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Melissa Erico, one of the stars, posted the show's first picture to Twitter, saying, 'Our first promo photo shoot yesterday for #BullDurhamMusical at @alliancetheatre w/ @thewillswenson & @johnbehlmann!' (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/2- OLIVER!
by Stage Tube - August 02, 2014

Today in 1965, Oliver! opened at the Martin Beck Theatre, where it ran for 64 performances. Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1994-1998 and again from 2009-2011. (more...)

17) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 8/02- BULLETS Cast Shows Off Healthy Snacks, and More!
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

18) TV: Banner Year for Two Beloved African-American Broadway Stars - Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Honored by ABC News
by Stage Tube - August 02, 2014

Last night, on ABC World News, Audra McDonald marked the second African-American Broadway actor to be featured as a PERSON OF THE WEEK on the popular telecast this year. The program is hosted by Diane Sawyer, who soon leaves that chair to 'create innovative specials' for the network. On the broadcast, McDonald discussed how she prepares to become Billie Holiday each night, as she continues to strive bettering her 'Lady Day' for every performance. This production, directed by Lonny Price, earned her the distinction of being the only actress in history to receive a record 6th Tony Award earlier this year. (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - August 02, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of iLuminate, featuring: Dave Andrini, Kenny Bermudez, Marcus Cobb, Carlos Garland, Samantha Glennerster, Trevor Harrison, Todd Breihaupt, Sammy Soto, Casey LaVres and Miral Kotb. Check out clips of their performance below! (more...)

20) He Can Fly! Jesse Tyler Ferguson Auditions for PETER PAN, LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2014

It seems that Jesse Tyler Ferguson hopes to be a movie musical star in the near future. The Broadway vet and Modern Family star recently posted a video of his PETER PAN, LIVE! audition, via Instagram. (more...)


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