Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, August 28, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery Scare
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

UPDATE: According to new reports, Joan Rivers is now in stable condition. Her daughter said in a statement late today, Thursday, August 28: 'I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.' (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 New Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 28, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Ryan Murphy On New GLEE Ending Planned As A Result Of Cory Monteith's Death
by Pat Cerasaro - August 28, 2014

GLEE mastermind Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the majority of the leading players from the hit FOX musical dramedy series will be returning for the show's final season, as well as a plethora of new details, in a new interview. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Begins Previews Tonight; Student Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Broadway's backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway'sGerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning tonight, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Twitter Watch: Neil Meron Previews NBC's PETER PAN Photo Shoot!
by BWW Staff - August 28, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Neil Meron wrote 'From #PeterPan photo shoot w/ #allisonwilliams #chriswalken @broadwayworld @craigzadan @nbc (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 VIDEO: Ariana Grande Surprises Fans on TODAY SHOW
by TV News Desk - August 28, 2014

The excitement for Ariana Grande's Concert on the Plaza on NBC's TODAY SHOW has been mounting all week. In anticipation of the event, the TODAY SHOW picked two pairs of fans out of the crowd to compete in a sing-off to win VIP passes to Ariana's concert tomorrow. However, as the contestants started singing, Ariana's voice came through the speakers and she emerged from the studio. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 BWW Exclusive: Elementary! Sherlock Holmes on His Way Back to the Broadway Stage?
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has exclusively learned that Sherlock Holmes may be headed to the stage in the coming Broadway seasons. Tony Award Nominated producer Antonio R. Marion (Big Fish, Evita) is said to be sheparding the project that is currently in the developmental stages. The production is set to be a brand new version of the beloved stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that will be presented in the format of a play while a live orchestra underscores the drama and action. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Director Jamie Lloyd Leaves BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical; Show's West End Debut Delayed
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that director Jamie Lloyd has 'amicably' left the team of the new BACK TO THE FUTURE musical adaptation, just before the show was set to begin workshops in Los Angeles and London. Lloyd and Bob Gale -- screenwriter for the three BACK TO THE FUTURE films -- 'disagreed over the production's direction.' (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Update: Industry Professionals Speak Out Against South Williamsport High School's Cancelled SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this Summer. South Williamsport, a high school in Lycoming County, PA, had been forced to cancel their spring production of Monty Python's Spamalot due to 'controversial content,' which includes a homosexual marriage. According to WNEP, the school administrators thought that the musical's subject matter was too inappropriate for students. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Photo Flash: First Look at Sasha Allen & Kyle Selig in PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Sasha Allen and Kyle Selig lead the new national touring production of PIPPIN, launching next week on Sept. 6 in Denver. Check out a first look at the pair in just-released publicity images, via the Denver Center below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lauren Bacall Fetes Bernstein Via Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - August 28, 2014

Today we celebrate an unforgettable entertainment moment enacted by the stage and screen star we lost last week at age 89, Lauren Bacall. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Episode 4 of COVERS Webseries from CHICAGO's Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien!
by Covers - August 28, 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 4 below. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 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), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY Begins, Shapiro Sisters and RELATIVITY at 54 Below, 'MOCKINGBIRD' and More!
by Jessica Showers - August 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, starring renowned stage duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, begins previews tonight, The Shapiro Sisters 'live out loud' and RELATIVITY gets a concert -- both at 54 Below -- and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD starts tonight at London's Open Air Theatre. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen in Theaters Next Year?
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, director Lyndsey Turner and producer Sonia Friedman are in talks with National Theatre Live to film the Barbican Theatre's Summer 2015 production of HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production would screen in theaters next year. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Morgan James Premieres Video For 'It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World'
by Pat Cerasaro - August 28, 2014

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL standout, notable rising Broadway player and recording artist Morgan James performs an impressive cover of R&B classic 'It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World' along with Postmodern Jukebox in a new video now available to view. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Sets Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

The producers of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You announce a student rush policy. A limited number of student rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office of The Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first come first served basis. The box office of opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Student rush tickets are $30 each (includes facilities fee) and are limited to one (1) ticket per valid student ID. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 BWW Blog: Paige Davis - The Gold Stage Door
by Guest Blogger: Paige Davis - August 28, 2014

When I was 10 years old, I had the life altering good fortune to see A CHORUS LINE on Broadway. It was playing at the Shubert Theater and it offered a gift of magic that stayed with me from curtain up to curtain down, and beyond. I had been transported by the dancers and their stories; so when the show ended, I pleaded with my parents to let me wait at the stage door in Shubert Alley for the dancers to emerge. I didn't have lofty goals of meeting them or asking for their autographs, I just wanted to catch a reassuring glimpse that such creatures were real. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Tickets Now On Sale For KEVIN SPACEY: IN CONCERT, 9/29
by Pat Cerasaro - August 28, 2014

Tickets are now on sale to catch multi-award-winning stage and screen superstar Kevin Spacey crooning some tunes with a 40-piece orchestra as part of KEVIN SPACEY: IN CONCERT. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28 Jessie J Will Record Song for FINDING NEVERLAND Concept Album
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, and direction by Diane Paulus, will officially fly to Broadway in March 2015. According to the Page Six, Jessie J has is in the process of recording one of the songs for the show's concept album, titled 'Stonger.' Jennifer Hudson, who performed a song from the musical at the Tony Awards in June, will also lend her voice to the album. (more...)


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