Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, August 21, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 SYTYCD Recap: Finalists Revealed; Dancers Perform Bway & 'Anything Goes'; Update w/ Pics
by Matt Tamanini - August 21, 2014

And then there were six. We are just two weeks away from the Season 11 (and possibly series) finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance,' and even though this isn't the six remaining dancers I thought we would have just a few weeks ago, that doesn't mean that the talent still on hand isn't as exciting as ever. With last week's surprising eliminations of Tanisha (that one still brings a tinge of anger) and Rudy, the field is slightly more open for dancers to claim a spot in the finale. Though Ricky is still the leader in the clubhouse in terms of guys, the girls' race is suddenly wide-open. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Photo Coverage: Just Be! Meet the Company of the KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by Walter McBride - August 21, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will soon present the upcoming first national tour. Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), one of the Angels in the original Broadway company, will strut his stuff as Lola - something he has done to great acclaim on several occasions in New York as the Lola understudy. Steven Booth (Avenue Q, Glory Days, Dogfight) will star as shoe factory owner Charlie Price. Parker and Booth will be joined by Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Lysistrata Jones) as Lauren, Joe Coots (TV's 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Full Monty national tour) as Don, Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein) as George and Grace Stockdale in her touring debut as Nicola. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand of all of the festivities. Below, check out photos from inside the event! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 BWW TV: They're Hittin' the Road- Watch a Preview of KINKY BOOTS on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 21, 2014

The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about launching the tour and catch a sneak peek from the performance preview below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 STAGE TUBE: Watch Broadway's Latest Phantom Norm Lewis Sing 'The Music of the Night'
by Stage Tube - August 21, 2014

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, is currently starring Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess. Below, check out a video of Lewis in action as he sings 'The Music of the Night' on stage at the Majestic Theatre! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Bonnie Milligan Duet Sing a Princess Duet!
by Stage Tube - August 21, 2014

Bonnie Milligan just played 54 Below, where she dueted with who else, but Tony nominee Laura Osnes on an incredibly hilarious Princess Medley. Below, check out the full performance! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 BWW Profile: Dame Maggie Smith Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - August 21, 2014

This morning we are taking a look at the illustrious career of Dame Maggie Smith. I mean, she's a Dame after all; Queen Elizabeth doesn't just hand those out to anyone. Her career includes highlights from on stage, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Private Lives,' and 'Lettice and Lovage;' to in films as 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' 'Sister Act,' and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel;' to her iconic role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on 'Downton Abbey,' for which she is nominated for an Emmy for the fourth-consecutive year. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rosie O'Donnell Gives A Mile To HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - August 21, 2014

In honor of Andrew Rannells stepping into the Tony Award-winning stilettos of Neil Patrick Harris as the titular HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, today we take a look back at the first time John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask's masterpiece appeared on national TV via THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Episode 2 of COVERS Webseries from CHICAGO's Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien!
by Covers - August 21, 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 Episode 2 below (click here to watch Episode 1). Be sure to check back on Monday, August 25 for Episode 3! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane Set to Lead NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

Casting and dates have been announced for the upcoming national tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane will star as wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and feisty bootlegger Billie Bendix, respectively. The tour will launch September 2 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga Gets Cold for Charity and Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by Stage Tube - August 21, 2014

Broadway favorite Lea Salonga has jumped on the bandwagon by accepting an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and taking an icy shower for charity. Click below to check out her video! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Four Adorable Little Ladies Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers today announced that Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck, and Fina Strazza have joined the Broadway company of Matilda the Musical and will begin performances in the title role over the course of the next few weeks. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Behind The Scenes Of FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - August 21, 2014

The out of town tryout production of new PETER PAN-inspired musical FINDING NEVERLAND is currently underway and a new video interview with the show's stars, Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, is now available to view. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Promises Fans Surprise Once She Reaches 1M Facebook Likes!
by Stage Tube - August 21, 2014

Broadway favorite Idina Menzel, who is currently starring in IF/THEN, is on her way to an important milestone- 1,000,000 likes on Facebook. In the video below the star of stage and screen asks her fans to help her reach the her goal with the promise of a special surprise if it's achieved! Click here to like Idina on Facebook today. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Photo Coverage: Let Them Raise You Up- KINKY BOOTS Tour Cast Gives Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - August 21, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will soon present the upcoming first national tour. Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), one of the Angels in the original Broadway company, will strut his stuff as Lola - something he has done to great acclaim on several occasions in New York as the Lola understudy. Steven Booth (Avenue Q, Glory Days, Dogfight) will star as shoe factory owner Charlie Price. Parker and Booth will be joined by Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Lysistrata Jones) as Lauren, Joe Coots (TV's 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Full Monty national tour) as Don, Craig Waletzko (Guys & Dolls, Young Frankenstein) as George and Grace Stockdale in her touring debut as Nicola. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand of all of the festivities. Below, check out photos from the performance preview! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Update: Emails Revealed from South Williamsport High School's Cancelled SPAMALOT Pointing to 'Homosexual Themes'
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2014

Since then, emails have been revealed uncovering the nature of the conversation between school Principal Jesse Smith and Superintendent Dr. Mark Stamm, according to a blog by industry professional Howard Sherman. After seeking access to their correspondence through Pennsylvania's 'Right to Know Law,' Sherman just now received further information regarding the decision to cancel the show. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Sarah Brightman & Buzz Aldrin Discuss Space Travel
by Pat Cerasaro - August 21, 2014

Internationally celebrated soprano Sarah Brightman shares her enthusiasm for the universe with world renowned astronaut Buzz Aldrin in a new photo set now available to view. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Kings of New York - NEWSIES at the Tonys!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 21, 2014

In honor of the beloved show's final week of performances, BWW is taking a look back at some of NEWSIES' big wins during the 2012 awards season! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 First Look At New SAILOR MOON Stage Musical, PETITE ETRANGER
by Pat Cerasaro - August 21, 2014

A flashy 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 a first look at the production is now available to view via a series of production photos. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Daniel Quadrino
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 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...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 21 Up on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Gets Rannells Update!
by Walter McBride - August 21, 2014

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells takes over the title role in the Tony Award-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch tonight, August 20, 2014. Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harrisplayed his final performance last Sunday, August 17. Rannells joins Tony Award winner Lena Hall as 'Yitzhak'. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you complete photos of the Belasco's new marquee below! (more...)


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