Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING Cast Bursts Into Song on the Subway
by Stage Tube - August 06, 2014

The Broadway cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28th and took over a New York City subway car to give riders a little surprise. Check out their performance of 'Circle of Life' below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 First Video Footage Of FINDING NEVERLAND & Audience Reactions
by Pat Cerasaro - August 06, 2014

A first look at the sights and sounds onstage as part of the out of town tryout production of PETER PAN-inspired new musical FINDING NEVERLAND is available to view, also showcasing audience reactions to the show. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Gay Football Star Among 5 Major New Characters Revealed for GLEE's Final Season!
by TV News Desk - August 06, 2014

When the final season of FOX's Glee returns to the line up in 2015, the halls of McKinley High will be filled with some brand new faces. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 BWW Recaps: SYTYCD's Top-10 Perform for Guest Judge Tara Lipinski; Christina Perri Performs: UPDATING LIVE!
by Matt Tamanini - August 06, 2014

Well, if you weren't fully invested in Season 11 of 'So You Think You Can Dance' yet, tonight is the night to dive-in head first. With the Top-10 being joined by an incredible cast of All-Stars, this week's episode is shaping up to be about as much excitement as a dance fan can handle. I have to say, some of these pairings are pretty interesting. Depending on the genre they pull, I think Jasmine and Emilio could deliver a performance for the ages. Take a look at the pairings, and in the comments below, or on Twitter @BWWMatt, let me know which couple you are most looking forward to. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Steven Spielberg Muses On Filming WEST SIDE STORY Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - August 06, 2014

Multi-award-winning director and producer Steven Spielberg has confirmed preliminary plans to consider creating a new cinematic adaptation of the iconic Golden Age musical WEST SIDE STORY according to a new interview that occurred earlier this week. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Christian Borle to Play Dual Roles in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE Special?
by TV News Desk - August 06, 2014

Deadline writes that stage and screen star Christian Borle is in final talks to join NBC's PETER PAN LIVE as 'Smee' and 'Mr. Darling'. Borle will return for the network special from executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on December 4, following his role as 'Max' in last year's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 SIDE SHOW to Open at Broadway's St. James Theatre This Fall; Erin Davie and Emily Padgett to Star!
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2014

The much-talked about dazzling new production of SIDE SHOW will open on Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre, it was announced today in New York City. It will be directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Gods and Monsters), making his Broadway directorial debut in an exciting new staging of the musical. SIDE SHOW will begin previews on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 BWW Interviews: Broadway's Patti Murin Talks to THE BACHELORETTE Runner-Up Nick Viall
by Patti Murin - August 06, 2014

When we asked Patti Murin to represent BroadwayWorld on a conference call with Nick the day after the finale aired, we weren't sure what we would get. Even though Patti was extremely professional, we think there might have been a bit of passive-aggressive insinuation in her question. What do you think? Also, Nick sounds like he is pretty nervous during this call. Do you think it might have something to do with completely breaking The Fantasy Suite's strict 'What Happens Here, Stays Here' policy on national TV? (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 All Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Star in Lincoln Center's THE OLDEST BOY; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nami Yamamoto will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY. The play, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Poster Art Unveiled For Broadway Revival Of SIDE SHOW & Website Launched
by Pat Cerasaro - August 06, 2014

Dazzling new poster art and an official website has been unveiled for the just-announced 2014 Broadway revival of cult musical SIDE SHOW and is now available to view. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Jeremy Jordan Revisits SMASH At Live Concert With Krysta Rodriguez
by Pat Cerasaro - August 06, 2014

Popular stage and screen star Jeremy Jordan recently performed a special cabaret showcase in Los Angeles titled BREAKING CHARACTER and a clip of the triple-threat singing a showstopper from Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS is now available to view. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Say Hello to the Freak Show! Photo and Video Roundup of Broadway-Bound SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, the much-talked about dazzling new production of SIDE SHOW will open on Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre, it was announced today in New York City. It will be directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Gods and Monsters), making his Broadway directorial debut in an exciting new staging of the musical. SIDE SHOW will begin previews on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night on Monday, November 17. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Photo Coverage: John Lithgow, Annette Bening and Cast of KING LEAR Take Opening Night Bows in the Park!
by Walter McBride - August 06, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will run through Sunday, August 17. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 CINDERELLA Complete Libretto Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/16
by Pat Cerasaro - August 06, 2014

A complete collection of the libretto and lyrics for the current Broadway adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's celebrated family-friendly fairy tale musical CINDERELLA is now available to order. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Official: Helen Mirren Set to Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE; Dates and Theater Set
by BWW News Desk - August 06, 2014

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Talks First African-American CINDERELLA on Broadway on 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - August 06, 2014

During the opening monologue from last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy talked about the history-making casting of Keke Palmer as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings FROZEN's 'Let It Go' At Charity Soccer Match
by Pat Cerasaro - August 06, 2014

The annual charity soccer match featuring West End stalwarts from two long-running staples, LES MISERABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, along with numerous notable soccer stars playing side by side occured this weekend and PHANTOM won the match. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 6 Benjamin Walker to Star in U.S. Premiere of AMERICAN PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL?
by Movies News Desk - August 06, 2014

Benjamin Walker, star of Broadway's 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' has landed the lead role in the U.S. premiere of AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical. (more...)


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