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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, September 2, 2012 - Sunday, September 2, 2012. Catch up below!

1) Photo Flash: New Film Still of Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway in LES MISERABLES!
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2012

For Fall Movie Preview week, MTV News interviewed Les Miserables film director Tom Hooper about his upcoming big-screen adaptation of the musical, starring Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and a slew of other big-name stars. In the interview, Hooper described Hathaway's performance of "I Dreamed A Dream" as "quite breathtaking." Alongside the chat with Hooper, MTV also released a new still of the Jackman and Hathaway in the film. Check it out below! (more...)


2) Following Broadway's Upcoming Shows? Twitter Feed Mega-List!
by BWW - September 02, 2012

There are a ton of new shows on their way to the Great White Way in the upcoming Fall 2012 season and beyond! If you want to stay on top of all the latest news from all of the Broadway-Bound productions, get informed directly from the source by following them on Twitter! We've made a mega-list of Broadway-Bound Twitter feeds below, so that you can stay in the know! (more...)


3) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/2- Chad Kimball
by Stage Tube - September 02, 2012

Happy Birthday, Chad Kimball! After moving to New York, he was hired for the Broadway musical, The Civil War, joining the show 3 weeks before it closed. He was in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell (2000) and the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods (2002) as Milky-White the cow. He appeared in the Broadway musicals Lennon and Good Vibrations in 2005. Kimball originated 'Huey' in the musical Memphis at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2008, starred in the Broadway production, and earned a Tony nomination for his performance. (more...)


4) Edinburgh International Festival 2012 Comes to a Close Tonight, Sept 2
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2012

Edinburgh International Festival 2012 closes with a bang tonight as Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the city together in celebration. (more...)


5) CLYBOURNE PARK Leaves the Broadway Neighborhood Today, September 2
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2012

Clybourne Park, the 2012 Tony Award-winning "Best Play", ends its Broadway run—extended twice already—today, September 2nd, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Also the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award, Clybourne Park is the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. By its final performance today, the play will have played 27 previews and 157 regular performances. (more...)


6) Goodspeed Musicals' THE BIKINIS Ends Run Today, Sept 2
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals celebrates summer fun in the groovy production The Bikinis a new musical beach party. This hip musical will end its run today, September 2 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., Goodspeed’s home for developing new works. (more...)


7) Photo Flash: Marty Thomas and Aubrey Mae Davis' GLITTER BALL Birthday Bash
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2012

Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden) and Aubrey Mae Davis (Catch Me If You Can: National Tour) celebrated their birthday together—and a genuine love of glitter—in style on August 24th at New World Stages. Check out photos from the party below! (more...)


8) BWW Blog: Touring MARY POPPINS' Nicolas Dromard - Day #6
by Guest Blogger: Nicolas Dromard - September 02, 2012

Funny thing about LA: celebrities live here and we are surrounded by them. They are just like you and me, normal people doing what they love to do, but they are thrusted into the public eye and we recognize them, ask for photos and autographs and then we feel content that we met that person and got a memento. (more...)


9) Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Remembers Hal David
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2012

The Recording Academy released a statement on the passing of Hal David yesterday, September 1st, at the age of 91. "Grammy winner Hal David was an exquisite lyricist who penned timeless songs that have become classics in the American songbook..." President/CEO Neil Portnow began. (more...)


10) TRACES Concludes New York Run Today, September 2
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2012

TRACES concludes its New York engagement today, September 2, 2012, to embark on a European tour this fall. (more...)


11) Mary Testa, Ed Asner and Austin Pendleton Set for The Lynne Show, Sept-Oct 2012
by BWW News Desk - September 02, 2012

The Lynne Show's next three interviewees have all won awards for their work in theater, film and TV—Mary Testa, Ed Asner and Austin Pendleton. (more...)


12) Photo Coverage: William Finn and More in 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers...' at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - September 02, 2012

A Labor Day weekend celebration of extraordinary new songs, Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist William Finn (Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) narrated this fresh, fun introduction to new voices in musical theatre and shared with the audience what makes a good lyric, why some work and others don’t in "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should…" at Barrington Stage Co. (more...)


13) PHANTOM Ends Run in Las Vegas September 2, 2012
by BWW - September 02, 2012

After more than six years and nearly 2,700 performances, Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular ends its historic run at The Venetian today, September 2, 2012. This stunning theatrical spectacle will never be seen again once the final curtain closes in Las Vegas. (more...)


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