Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, August 15, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Breaking News: BARE Composer Damon Intrabartolo Passes Away at 39
by BWW Special Coverage - August 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Damon Intrabartolo, who wrote the music for BARE, passed away on August 13. He was 39 years old. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 MATILDA Original Broadway Cast Album Coming in October
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

The producers of the Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that the original Broadway cast recording will be produced by Michael Croiter and Christopher Nightingale for Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label and will be released digitally and be available at the Shubert Theatre beginning Friday, September 27, 2013. The CD will be available in stores on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. The album can be pre-ordered at www.BroadwayRecords.com. Amazon.com pre-order coming very soon. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Review Roundup: SOUL DOCTOR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - August 15, 2013

The new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, opens tonight, August 15, at Circle in the Square Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett Mentions BIG FISH on 'TODAY'; Performs New Song
by TV News Desk - August 15, 2013

Jimmy Buffett stopped by NBC's The Today Show this morning in support of his new album 'Songs from St. Nowhere.' Check out the segment below, featuring Buffet's performance of the song 'Too Drunk to Karaoke' - and a shout-out to the Broadway-bound BIG FISH, which he's producing! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Stephen Sondheim & Wynton Marsalis Collaboration, A BED AND A CHAIR: A NEW YORK LOVE AFFAIR to Play City Center in November
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis will collaborate on A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair, a new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle, and will run for seven performances, November 13 - 17 at City Center. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Speaks Out on Russia's LGBT Crackdown
by TV News Desk - August 15, 2013

Legendary actor, playwright and gay rights advocate Harvey Fierstein joined MSNBC Chris Hayes today to speak on Russia's recently implemented ban on so-called gay 'propaganda.' (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Breaking News: SPIDER-MAN Actor in 'Serious Condition' After On Set Injury; Tonight's Show Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

NBC reports that an actor was injured on the set of Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK this evening, August 15. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Photos and Video: It's Opening Night! The Rockstar Rabbi Arrives on Broadway in SOUL DOCTOR!
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, is currently in previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre, with an official opening slated for Thursday, August 15. Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by Steve Margoshes (Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Who's Tommy), book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, and lyrics by David Schechter. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/15- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - August 15, 2013

Today in 2002, Hairspray opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 2642 performances. Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Hewitt, Brenda Braxton, Lindsay Roginski and More in CHICAGO at California Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

Its first time ever at Music Circus, the sizzling, sexy Kander and Ebb smash hit Chicago is the final show of the 2013 Music Circus season, with an extended run at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 20 - 29. The 1996 revival of this hit musical, one of the cornerstones of the choreographic Broadway legacy of Bob Fosse, won 6 Tony Awards and is still running on Broadway. With a plot centered on murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, on death row together fighting for the fame that may keep them from the gallows, the show features a number of popular songs including "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle" and "Cell Block Tango." BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek of the production below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Louise Pitre to Lead GYPSY at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in February 2014
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

According to the Chicago Tribune, Broadway veteran Louise Pitre will lead GYPSY when it plays Chicago Shakespeare Theatre next year. Directed by Gary Griffin, the production will run at Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater, February 6- March 23. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Michael Urie's BUYER & CELLAR Extends Through 1/5
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

The producers of Buyer & Cellar have announced that the hit comedy's star, Michael Urie, has extended his run in the play through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Tickets are now on sale through that date. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Ryan Murphy Talks 'Heartfelt' Monteith Tribute Episode
by TV News Desk - August 15, 2013

Deadline.com's Christy Grosz spoke exclusively to GLEE creator Ryan Murphy this week about the challenges faced in writing the upcoming memorial episode in tribute to Cory Monteith. The actor passed away on Saturday, July 13 as a result of an accidental drug overdose. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Diana Huey, Jason Michael Evans, and Thom Sesma Lead MISS SAIGON at Signature Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

Signature Theatre presents this summer's all-new production of Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. Running in the MAX Theatre beginning tonight, August 15, the production opens the theatre's 2013/14 season with all the adventure, romance, and excitement that Signature promises with the re-imagining of a classic musical. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Felicia Boswell to Sub for Valisia LeKae in MOTOWN Through 9/23
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Felicia Boswell has stepped into the role of 'Diana Ross' in Broadway's MOTOWN, while Tony nominee Valisia LeKae is on vacation. Boswell first began performances earlier this week on August 13, and will remain through September 23 when LeKae returns to the Lunt-Fontanne. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 BWW TV Exclusive: Sneak Peek of Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 15, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm will present the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin Tuesday, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at the team in action! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Tony Winner Jack O'Brien to Direct GUYS AND DOLLS in Concert at Carnegie Hall, April 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

Carnegie Hall announced today that it will stage a one-night-only concert performance of Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway musical Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 Robin De Jesus Replaces Ben Rimalower In PATTI ISSUES
by Pat Cerasaro - August 15, 2013

Versatile stage and screen performer Robin De Jesus will take over for original author and star of the hit Off-Broadway one-man diva tribute PATTI ISSUES, Ben Rimalower, for a series of performances beginning September 8. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 BWW TV: Sneak Peek of SOUL DOCTOR on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 15, 2013

Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, officially opens tonight, August 15. Soul Doctor has music by Shlomo Carlebach, orchestrated and arranged for Broadway by Steve Margoshes (Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Who's Tommy), book and direction by Daniel S. Wise, and lyrics by David Schechter. BroadwayWorld brings highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 15 MTC to Present U.S. Premiere of Dennis Kelly's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Begin. Nov. 5; Margaret Colin, Reed Birney & More to Star
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2013

Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, and Mandy Greenfield have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY, by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly, directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse at MTC, Invasion!). TAKING CARE OF BABY will begin previews on Tuesday, November 5 and open Tuesday, November 19 as part of MTC's 2013-2014 season of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)


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