Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 Lin-Manuel Miranda Uses Musicals to Comment on Events in Ferguson, MO
by Matt Tamanini - August 19, 2014

Over the past week, numerous celebrities have been taking to social media to advocate for a variety of extremely worthwhile causes; from the newest (#IceBucketChallenge) to the inspiring (#BwaySleepout2014) to the sorrowing (#Ferguson). Earlier this afternoon, Tony, Grammy, and recent Emmy-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda ('In the Heights,' 'Bring It On: The Musical,' 'Hamilton') took to Twitter (@Lin_Manuel) to share his heartache over the senseless violence and aftermath taking place nightly in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 Tom Hiddleston Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Pat Cerasaro - August 19, 2014

Stage and screen star Tom Hiddleston participates in the viral charity awareness-raising campaign known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a new video now available to view. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs DREAMGIRLS' 'I'm Not Going' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - August 19, 2014

Jennifer Hudson stopped by this morning's TODAY as part of the show's Toyota Concert Series to perform 'And I Am Telling You' from 'Dreamgirls' (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 BWW TV: What a Cast! Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang and you can check out what they had to say about the play below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's Star-Studded THE MUSIC MAN Concert!
by Stage Tube - August 19, 2014

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more starred in Transport Group's concert presentation of THE MUSIC MAN last week. Hosted by Joe Iconis, the evening included 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey, original choreography by Jeffry Denman. Check out highlights below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 'Seize the Day!' A Look Back at NEWSIES' Opening Night on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - August 19, 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! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 FIRST LISTEN: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

As fans eagerly await Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's upcoming album 'Cheek to Cheek' dropping September 23rd, the duo have shared another single from the project. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 Josh Young & Erin Mackey Perform AMAZING GRACE Medley Live
by Pat Cerasaro - August 19, 2014

New historically based biomusical AMAZING GRACE is set for a tryout production in Chicago later this year and the talented twosome leading the show, Josh Young and Erin Mackey, impress with a stunning medley of musical material from the new show in a live clip captured this weekend now available to view. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Heading to Broadway for 2015-16 Season?
by Movies News Desk - August 19, 2014

It appears that the show is still on track to arrive in New York in time for the 2015-16 season. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 FREEZE FRAME: The All-Star Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - August 19, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press this morning - check out a first look below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play the Oriental Theatre in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will play the Oriental Theatre in Chicago December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016. It has not yet been announced whether or not Broadway's Jessie Mueller, a native of Evanston, will make a homecoming. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 Tickets Now on Sale for Universal Studios Hollywood 'Halloween Horror Nights'
by Movies News Desk - August 19, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for 'Halloween Horror Nights' at Universal Studios Hollywood as Southern California's leading Halloween event becomes 'More Dead Than Ever,' expanding to 22 select nights with more mazes than ever, from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Set To Premiere 9/7 At TIFF
by Pat Cerasaro - August 19, 2014

The big screen edition of cult musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick is set to premiere this Fall at the Toronto International Film Festival and an official premiere date has now been set according to a new listing. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 VIDEO: David Letterman Shares Moving Tribute to Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - August 19, 2014

'It's like nothing we had ever seen before, nothing we had ever imagined before,' described Letterman of the first time he saw Williams' act. Check out the moving tribute below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 Thea Brooks & Euriamis Losada to Lead I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE 2014-15 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Dates and full casting have been announced for the 2014 - 2015 national tour of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, the hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history, which is produced under license from CBS Consumer Products. The production, which began with extended sit-down productions in Los Angeles and Chicago and became an audience favorite across the country in its inaugural 2013 - 2014 national tour, will launch its new season in Miami on September 30, before hitting the road for cities including Louisville, Baltimore, San Francisco and Madison. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 BWW Contest: Share Your Stage Door Photos For Free Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has just launched a new Facebook Contest, which is all about YOUR great stage door photos! To enter, upload your BEST stage door images, and be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of Broadway's hottest hits. Want more chances to win? Have your friends vote for your photos -- it's that easy! x (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Julian DeGuzman
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 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...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Release Full Track List, Album Cover, New Track from 'Cheek To Cheek'
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 BWW Profile: Christine Baranski Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - August 19, 2014

Today we take a look back at the incredible career of stage and screen star Christine Baranski; from Broadway shows like THE REAL THING, RUMORS, BOEING-BOEING, to films THE BIRDCAGE, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA, and the upcoming INTO THE WOODS, to TV shows CYBILL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and THE GOOD WIFE, for which she was nominated this year. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 19 WAKE UP with BWW 8/19/14 - Mint's FATAL WEAKNESS, 'LA CAGE' at the Circus, IT'S ONLY A PLAY and More!
by Jessica Showers - August 19, 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: FATAL WEAKNESS begins off-Broadway, LA CAGE stars Broadway vets in Sacramento, the company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY meets the press, and Daniel Radcliffe appears on Ovation tonight! (more...)


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