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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, July 22, 2012 - Sunday, July 22, 2012. Catch up below!

1) Photo Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara, Tony Yazbeck and More in WTF's FAR FROM HEAVEN
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath), now playing through July 29 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below! (more...)


2) STAGE TUBE: Chatting with The Muny's DREAMGIRLS Star Jennifer Holliday, Part 2!
by Stage Tube - July 22, 2012

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday reprises her legendary Broadway performance of Effie White at The Muny. In the second of a three-part series, get to know the woman behind this historic role. Click below for part two to find out about Holliday's relationship with American Idol star Jessica Sanchez, and how it began on Twitter and has grown into an opportunity to mentor the young star. (more...)


3) GREEN ACRES Musical Aims for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

According to Variety, "Green Acres" is aiming for Broadway. Production company Hemisphere Two and director Richard L. Bare are in the process of crafting a musical version of the 1960s TV series. (more...)


4) A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Takes Broadway Bows Today, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man, takes its final Broadway bows on its original closing date, today, July 22, 2012. The show is aiming to open on London's West End this fall. (more...)


5) Angela Lansbury Departs Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN Today, July 22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury leaves her role as Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge in the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN today, July 22, 2012. Original cast members Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack and Kerry Butler also departed the production this month. (more...)


6) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/22- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - July 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Alan Menken! For Disney, Menken has scored The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists includingHoward Ashman,Tim RiceandStephen Schwartz. On Broadway, Menken has composed for The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, King David, Beauty and the Beast and, now, Sister Act. (more...)


7) Nathan Lane to Host 'East End for Obama' Fundraiser, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

Nathan-Lane-to-Host-East-End-for-Obama-Fundraiser-824-20010101 According to the New York Post, Nathan Lane is set to host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama called "East End for Obama" on August 24. (more...)


8) 10 Top Stage Actors Selected for Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program with Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced the ten actors who will participate in the 2012 Lunt- Fontanne Fellowship Program, a widely acclaimed national program to serve the future of American theatre. Today, July 22-July 29, the Lunt-Fontanne Fellows will join Broadway legend Joel Grey for an intensive, weeklong master class and immersion experience at Ten Chimneys, the National Historic Landmark estate of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. (more...)


9) Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff McCarthy, Lizbeth MacKay and More in Barrington Stage's ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, TriStan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller’s landmark American drama ALL MY SONS, now playing through August 4 at the BSC Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield). Opening Night is Sunday, July 22 at 5pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below. (more...)


10) Stephen Schwartz's WORKING and More Set for 59E59 Theaters' 2012 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

59E59 Theaters has announced the roster of shows for the Fall 2012 Season, including the New York premiere revival of Stephen Schwartz' WORKING, beginning Dec. 1, 2012. This is the newly revised, critically acclaimed version of WORKING that recently had a successful run at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, after premiering at the Asolo in Sarasota and Old Globe in San Diego. (more...)


11) Lea Michele, Neil Patrick Harris Among Nominees for 2012 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS, Airing Tonight, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

TEEN CHOICE 2012 will once again celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing live tonight, July 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Among the nominees are GLEE star Lea Michele and 'How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris. (more...)


12) BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2012
by - July 22, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


13) British Stage and Screen Actor Simon Ward Dies at 70
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

According to the BBC News, stage and screen actor Simon Ward died on July 20, 2012, after a long illness. He was 70. As reported by the BBC, "a statement released by his agent said he passed away peacefully with his wife Alexandra and daughters at his bedside." (more...)


14) IN THE HEIGHTS Stars Launch Girls Camaraderie Project Today, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

The Girls Camaraderie Project (GCP)—a philanthropic organization that hosts full-day workshops and a pay-it-forward video project that inspires connection, acceptance and community among middle-school girls (ages 10-13)—is set to launch their first workshop today, July 22nd at the historic Women’s Club of Hollywood. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign is active now through September 12 to help raise funds and awareness for the organization’s upcoming events at http://www.indiegogo.com/weareGCP. (more...)


15) Jennifer Holliday Meets St. Louis High School DREAMGIRLS Cast Today, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

A $5,000 grant from the Arts and Education Council’s Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers to McCluer High School to fund a student production of the musical Dreamgirls has led to $156,000 in performing arts scholarships for the Dreamgirls cast and crew. These same students will meet Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday and her cast mates backstage prior to The Muny's performance. (more...)


16) Jason Kravits Hosts Sing-a-Long at BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE Tonight, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) will present their July Cabaret Series and “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” this weekend. Broadway and television actor Jason Kravits (Relatively Speaking, “The Practice”) will host “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music”, a little over one week after what would have been Oscar Hammerstein II’s 117th birthday, tonight, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street). The presentation will be preceded by a special outdoor BBQ Style dinner hosted by Hamilton’s Grill Room beginning at 5:00 p.m. (more...)


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