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Top Stories of the Day - Thursday October 08, 2015

Here's some of the most popular stories posted on in the last 24 hours!

History is Happening! HAMILTON Cast Album Makes Historic Debut on Billboard Charts - All the Numbers!
by BWW News Desk - According to today's Billboard, the cast album is making music history

Skylar Astin, Bianca Marroquin & Newcomer Morgan Hernandez to Lead Carnegie Hall's WEST SIDE STORY at Knockdown Center
by BWW News Desk - Carnegie Hall today announced that it has cast three lead actors for its upcoming production of West Side Story, to be presented in three performances only on March 4, 5, and 6, 2016 at the Knockdown Center, a restored factory in Queens.

BC/EFA Unveils 'Broadway Legends' Barbra Streisand Holiday Ornament
by BWW News Desk - Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announces that incomparable superstar Barbra Streisand will be the 2015 addition to its Broadway Legends holiday ornament collection.

Review Roundup: HAMILTON Cast Album- UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - The Hamilton cast album has been out in the world for about a week and the company of the hit musical is planning to celebrate. On October 16 (3:30 PM), Lin-Manuel Miranda will take audience questions then be joined by cast members to sign the original Broadway cast recording at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street).

Breaking News: Andrew Rannells Will Inherit King George's Crown in HAMILTON on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells will reign as King George October 27 to November 29 in Hamilton on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Mr. Rannells steps into the role while Tony Award-nominee Jonathan Groff - who joined the cast last spring at The Public Theater - takes a pre-negotiated one-month leave to film HBO's 'Looking' movie. Groff returns to the Hamilton stage on December 1.

VIDEO: Julie Andrews Gives Blessing to MARY POPPINS Remake; Comments on Anne Hathaway as Possible Lead
by TV News Desk - During the appearance, Andrews spoke about Disney's plans for a reboot of the 1965 film MARY POPPINS, for which she won an Oscar.

Breaking News: Tony Nominee Sydney Lucas to Star in Manhattan Concert Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Manhattan Concert Productions has announced initial casting, leadership, and ticketing information for their concert performances of Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden in its 25th Anniversary year. Both concerts will take place at David Geffen Hall (formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall), Lincoln Center on February 21, 2016 and February 22, 2016, both at 8pm. The Secret Garden marks the fourth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' Broadway Series that has included Ragtime, Titanic, and Parade. The concert performances of The Secret Garden will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra. 

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs 'She Used to Be Mine' from WAITRESS on 'Late Night'
by BWW News Desk - Sara Bareilles stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to perform 'She Used to Be Mine' from her forthcoming album, 'What's Inside - Songs from Waitress'.

STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga Takes the Jukebox Challenge and Sings ALADDIN, Taylor Swift & More!
by Nora Dominick - Broadway veteran and current star of Allegiance, Lea Salonga, took to YouTube to participate in a Jukebox Challenge presented by Preview Mag. 

LES MISERABLES London Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Original Cast Tonight - Colm Wilkinson, Alfie Boe, Frances Ruffelle and More!
by BWW News Desk - Tonight 8 October 2015, the West End production of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre continues to make history as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a very special performance starting at 7.00pm.

Posted on: Monday, October 14, 2013 @ 10:41 AM Posted by: Robert Diamond

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