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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, July 8, 2012 - Sunday, July 8, 2012. Catch up below!

1) Prolific Broadway Costume Designer Martin Pakledinaz Dies at 58; Sutton Foster, Patti LuPone & More Share Memories
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2012

Two-time Tony Award-winner and prolific costume designer Martin Pakledinaz died at home this morning, July 8, 2012, after a long illness. He was 58. Pakledinaz has designed hundreds of theater, opera, dance and film pieces during his career spanning more than 30 years. (more...)


2) STAGE TUBE: Watch ANYTHING GOES' Farewell Music Video
by Stage Tube - July 08, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes plays its final show on Broadway today, July 8, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, the original limited engagement subscription run opened on April 7, 2011, and was scheduled to run for 19 weeks. It went on to be extended three times through July 8, 2012, and Anything Goes recently celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway. This acclaimed production marks the second longest Broadway run in Roundabout’s history, following its beloved revival of Cabaret. The cast's Raymond J. Lee wrote to BroadwayWorld: "To the most amazing cast and crew a guy could ever ask for....It has been a pleasure sailing with all of you on the SS American. Here's the final music video :) Thank you for all the memories." Watch a farewell video with backstage footage from Anything Goes below! (more...)


3) BWW Flashback: Bon Voyage ANYTHING GOES; Plays Final Show on Broadway Today, July 8
by BWW Special Coverage - July 08, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes plays its final show on Broadway today, July 8, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, the original limited engagement subscription run opened on April 7, 2011 and was scheduled to run for 19 weeks. It went on to be extended three times through July 8, 2012 and Anything Goes recently celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway. This acclaimed production marks the second longest Broadway run in Roundabout’s history, following its beloved revival of Cabaret. (more...)


4) Photo Flash: Heidi Klum Visits NEWSIES on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2012

Heidi Klum took in one of Broadway’s hottest shows, NEWSIES, on Saturday, July 7th. After the matinee performance, she visited with the cast backstage, talking about Katie Holmes’ recent taping of “Project Runway” while her children explored the 3-story set. Check out photos of Klum with Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay below! (more...)


5) Photo Flash: Robert Petkoff Takes ANYTHING GOES Polaroid Cast Portraits
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2012

Yesterday, July 7, ANYTHING GOES' Robert Petkoff Tweeted a series of Polaroid portraits he took of the show's cast and crew backstage. Take a look at the collection below! (more...)


6) BWW Flashback: THE COLUMNIST Plays Final Show on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of THE COLUMNIST by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, plays its final show today, July 8 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The production will have played 86 regular performances and 23 previews upon its closing. Have a look below to revist the production in photos and video! (more...)


7) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/8- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - July 08, 2012

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1980 cast starred Richard Burton, Christine Ebersole, and Richard Muenz. (more...)


8) TV, Film and Stage Star Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2012

According to Deadline, Oscar-winner, Emmy-nominated film and television star and Broadway actor Ernest Borgnine died of renal failure today, July 8, 2012. He was 95. (more...)


9) STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Chats with WICKED's Al Blackstone on 'Broadway Boo's!'
by Stage Tube - July 08, 2012

Jared Zirilli (of FAT CAMP, Original Broadway Cast of LYSISTRATA JONES, WICKED, TWILIGHT the Musical) brings you episode 29 of the Jared Zirilli Blog and his eighth interview installment of "Jared's Broadway Boo's!" with WICKED's Al Blackstone, who is choreographing the next big dance show at the Roseland Ballroom. (more...)


10) BWW's On This Day - July 8, 2012
by - July 08, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


11) Chilina Kennedy to Bring 'What You Find In A Bottle' to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2012

On Sunday July 8th, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Chilina Kennedy will bring 'What You Find In A Bottle' to the Metropolitan Room at 7pm. Special guest stars will include Paul Nolan and Josh Young, with Rick Fox, Michele Fox, Kevin Ramessar and Jaz Sealey playing in the band. (more...)


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