Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Sunday, August 17, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 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...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Barry Manilow's COPACABANA Announces New UK Tour, Kicks Off 10/2
by Pat Cerasaro - August 17, 2014

The full-fledged, full-scale stage musical adaptation of Barry Manilow's classic COPACABANA is set for a new UK tour kicking off later this Fall according to a new announcement. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Neil Patrick Harris Stuns as HEDWIG for the Last Time on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2014

Tony Award winning star Neil Patrick Harris will play 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, today, August 17. Former BOOK OF MORMON star Andrew Rannells will step into Hedwig's stilletos on August 20. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Idina Menzel Shares Selfie From Recording Studio While Working On New Album
by Pat Cerasaro - August 17, 2014

Popular Broadway and Hollywood star Idina Menzel is set to release a new Christmas album later this year and she shared a selfie captured in the recording studio while working on it this weekend. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 BWW Flashback: ROCKY Pulls Its Final Punches on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - August 17, 2014

Broadway's new ROCKY musical plays its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre today, August 17th, after 28 previews and 188 regular performances. ROCKY received its world premiere in fall 2012 in Hamburg, Germany, where it continues to play to packed houses. The musical opened on Broadway on March, 13, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back to the show's beginnings on the Great White Way! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners - Complete List!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 17, 2014

This year's Creative Arts telecast partner is FXM; a two-hour edited version of the ceremony will air Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 PM ET/PT with an encore at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FXM. The program will be streamed in its entirety as part of the Backstage LIVE! show on Emmys.com at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET on Monday, August 25. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 BWW Interview: Broadway Lovebirds Adam Monley & Paige Faure Talk CINDERELLA, LES MIZ, Their Son Hank & More!
by Nicole Rosky - August 17, 2014

Paige Faure and Adam Monley can now officially be considered Broadway Royalty. Paige currently dons the coveted glass slippers as the title role in Cinderella, and while she is playing Princess, Adam is at the Imperial Theatre, where he just concluded his limited run as Javert in Les Miserables. Together they have accrued over five Broadway credits including Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and the international sensation Mamma Mia! Together they are taking Broadway's most popular shows by storm, and we don't see them slowing down anytime soon! The Broadway couple recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about how they met, balancing theatre with family, their adorable son Hank, and so much more. Check out the full interview below and CLICK HERE for more from their exclusive photo shoot with BroadwayWorld's own Walter McBride! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 BWW TV: MAMMA MIA! Cast Dances Into BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 17, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of MATILDA, featuring: Felicia Finley, Judy McLane, Stacia Fernandez ,Traci Victoria, Thomasina E. Gross, Jacob Pinion, Albert Guerzon, Deanna Aguinaga, Sydni Beaudoin, Allyson Carr,Felicity Claire, Mark Dancewicz, Corey Greenan, Bryan Scott Johnson, Corinne MeIancon, Christopher Hudson Myers, Jennifer Noth, Ashley Park, Tera-Lee Pollin, Gerard Salvador, Neil Starkenberg and Victor Wallace. Check out clips from 'The Winner Takes It All,' 'Mamma Mia!,' and 'Dancing Queen' below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - August 17, 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 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/17- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - August 17, 2014

Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of A Chrous Line closed at the Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 759 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Exclusive Photo Coverage: A Stroll with Broadway Royalty Adam Monley & Paige Faure
by Walter McBride - August 17, 2014

Paige Faure and Adam Monley can now officially be considered Broadway Royalty. Paige currently dons the coveted glass slippers as the title role in Cinderella, and while she is playing Princess, Adam is at the Imperial Theatre, where he just concluded his limited run as Javert in Les Miserables. Together they have accrued over five Broadway credits including Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and the international sensation Mamma Mia! Together they are taking Broadway's most popular shows by storm, and we don't see them slowing down anytime soon! Below check out photos of the couple with their adorable son Hank from an exclusive photo shoot with BroadwayWorld's own Walter McBride! Plus, CLICK HERE to read an interview with Paige and Adam! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 18-24, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - August 17, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Ben Platt: I'm Here!, The Songs of Anderson & Petty, Ga Ga for Gershwin, Andrew Kober's Koberet and Rhonda Ross. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Jerry Mitchell
by Matt Tamanini - August 17, 2014

On Monday, August 18th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell discusses directing and choreographing the Tony winning mega-hit KINKY BOOTS. He also discusses making his director/choreographer debut with the popular LEGALLY BLONDE as well as his collaborations with the great Jack O'Brien on HAIRSPRAY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE FULL MONTY and others. The episode is available now for iTunes subscribers. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Behind The Scenes Of Josh Groban's East Coast Summer Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - August 17, 2014

Internationally celebrated performer and recording artist Josh Groban is set to embark on a new North American tour in promotion of his chart-topping ALL THAT ECHOES album later this year with a new East Coast Summer tour and fans have the chance to access tickets according to a new announcement on his official website. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2014

The newly staged version of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, starring Chita Rivera, concludes its run in the Williamstown Theatre Festival today, August 17. Under the direction of John Doyle, the show officially opened on August 2. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics August 16 - Part 2 - Aladdin & Jasmine Love the Arts and More
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 16 SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 Heather Graham Departs THE MONEY SHOT to Focus on Film Directing
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2014

According to Deadline.com, actress Heather Graham has left Neil LaBute's play The Money Shot so that she can have more time for her upcoming film, Produced by MCC Theatre, The Money Shot begins previews on September 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theater in Greenwich Village, set to close October 12. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 BWW's On This Day - August 17, 2014
by - August 17, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS Now Available On Blu-ray
by Pat Cerasaro - August 17, 2014

Family film favorite, Disney movie musical BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS is now available for the first time on Blu-ray. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 17 VIVA LAS VEGAS 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - August 17, 2014

A 50th anniversary deluxe Blu-ray edition of popular movie musical VIVA LAS VEGAS starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret is now available to order. (more...)


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