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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, August 5, 2012 - Sunday, August 5, 2012. Catch up below!

1) BWW TV: Hannibal Lecter Visits Broadway in Bryant Park- SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Cast Performs!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 05, 2012

Click below to check out the performances from Silence! the Musical, incuding: 'Silence of the Lambs,' 'Are You About a Size 14?' 'Papa Shtarling,' and 'Finale.' (more...)


2) BWW FLASHBACK: MEMPHIS Takes Final Broadway Bows Today, August 5
by BWW Special Coverage - August 05, 2012

The 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS will play its final performance on Broadway today, August 5, 2012, after 30 previews and 1,166 regular performances. MEMPHIS opened on October 19, 2009 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre (225 W. 44th Street), having begun previews on September 23rd. BroadwayWorld takes you on a journey through the birth of rock 'n roll on Broadway with highlights from MEMPHIS' incredible run! (more...)


3) Confirmed: Nick Jonas in Talks to Become AMERICAN IDOL Judge
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2012

Nick Jonas has confirmed rumors that he is in talks to become a new American Idol judge on his Twitter account yesterday, August 4, 2012. Jonas Tweeted: "The rumors are true... I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol, and it would be a dream come true if it happens. #nickonidol" (more...)


4) Michael McGrath and Beth Leavel Set for Broadway-Bound SUGAR BABIES Workshop, 9/20
by Rialto Chatter - August 05, 2012

According to a casting notice on Backstage, Shooting High Productions is casting an AGVA-sanctioned workshop/showcase of the Broadway-bound production of SUGAR BABIES, starring Tony Award winners Michael Mcgrath and Beth Leavel. (more...)


5) STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of ALLEGIANCE - Lea Salonga, George Takei & More!
by Stage Tube - August 05, 2012

The Old Globe announced on Friday, August 3, the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Allegiance – A New American Musical, an epic story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. As previously announced, television and film icon George Takei, Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga and Broadway favorite Telly Leung head up the cast. Meet Takei, Salonga, Leung, and the rest of the cast and creative team in the video below! (more...)


6) SPIDER-MAN's Patrick Page Plays Final Performance as Green Goblin Today, Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2012

As previously reported, Patrick Page will play his final performance as The Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark today, August 5. (more...)


7) Betty Buckley to Star in London Revival of DEAR WORLD
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2012

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley will be playing the "Madwoman of Chaillot," the Countess Aurelia, in a London revival of Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD at Charing Cross Theatre, according to Buckley's Facebook and Twitter pages. Rehearsals begin in December 2012 under the direction of Gillian Lynne, and the show is set to open in February 2013, running for eight weeks until the end of March. (more...)


8) BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH RANDY RAINBOW - Ep. 10 - Mike Tyson, Chris Rock, BRING IT ON and More!
by Randy Rainbow - August 05, 2012

It's time for episode ten of BWW's newest exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this week's episode, Randy 'duets' with Mike Tyson and covers Broadway's hottest stories from the Chewing the Scenery Newsdesk, including Chris Rock's possible return to Broadway, a MEMPHIS doll line, BRING IT ON's acrobatic opening and more! Click below to watch episode 10! (more...)


9) Roundabout's HARVEY Closes on Broadway Today, August 5
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of Mary Chase’s Harvey ends its limited engagement today, August 5th. A special added benefit performance will play this evening at 7PM. Harvey will have played 32 previews and 62 regular performances at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). (more...)


10) BWW's On This Day - August 5, 2012
by - August 05, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


11) STAGE TUBE: Isabel Keating Sings 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love' at Broadway Sessions
by Stage Tube - August 05, 2012

Isabel Keating sang "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" from the Broadway show Blackbirds of 1928 at Broadway Sessions on June 14th, 2012, accompanied by Joshua Stephen Kartes on the piano. Watch the video of her performance below! (more...)


12) Will Swenson, Wesley Taylor, Ashley Brown and More Set for THE SKIVVIES at Joe's Pub Tonight, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2012

The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, award-winning NYC singer/actor/musicians doing stripped down versions of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. Not only are the arrangements stripped down - cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica - but the Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform. (more...)


13) SLOWGIRL Ends Twice-Extended Run Today, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2012

The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of SLOWGIRL, a new play by Greg Pierce, directed by Anne Kauffman, will end its extended limited engagement today, Sunday, August 5 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)


14) Cyndi Lauper and More Set for 2012-2013 Broadway in Chicago Season Sneak Peek, 8/6
by Misha Davenport - August 05, 2012

Cyndi Lauper joins various actors to preview the coming Broadway in Chicago season—in song. (more...)


15) TNT Music Holds ARE YOU WORKING ON SOMETHING NEW? BC/EFA Benefit, 8/5-6
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2012

TNT Music previously announced the third edition of "Are You Working On Something New?"—New Songs by New Writers to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The series is coordinated by William TN Hall Musical with direction by Mark T Evans and directed by Adam Fitzgerald today, August 5th and Monday, August 6th 2012 at 7:00pm at Don’t Tell Mama NYC W 46th between 8th and 9th. (more...)


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