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Top Stories of the Day - Friday July 31, 2015

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

Breaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Star in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Revival
by BWW News Desk - Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs) have announced that the rebellious students from the acclaimed Deaf West production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, will transfer with the musical to Broadway. Four new swings join the Broadway company.


UPDATE: Valerie Harper Reportedly in a Coma After Being Rushed to Larger Hospital
by TV News Desk - Broadway star Valerie Harper was rushed by ambulance to the hospital during a performance of the musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. She is now in a coma, according to a source close to her family.


VIDEO: FUN HOME Becomes First Broadway Show to Perform on LATE NIGHT; Watch Full Appearance!
by TV News Desk - The groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, made history last night when it became the first Broadway show to perform on NBC's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.'


PHOTO: Will the Real Elsa Please Stand Up! Idina Menzel Meets Her FROZEN Counterpart
by Movies News Desk - During her world tour, Idina Menzel took a quick time out to visit Walt Disney World's newest attraction, 'Frozen Summer Fun', where she came face to face with her fictional FROZEN counterpart, Queen Elsa!


BWW TV: Watch Highlights of The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Just in! BroadwayWorld and The Muny present a first look at highlights of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which is running through August 7, 2015. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved family classic is directed by Matt Lenz, choreographed by Vince Pesce and music directed by Ben Whiteley. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!


VIDEO: Preview '13's Allie Trimm & Brynn Williams' Upcoming 54 Below Show!
by Stage Tube - Below, watch a sneak peek of the show as the duo cover RENT's 'Take Me Or Leave Me'!


VIDEO: Alison Bechdel Talks Seeing Her Life on Stage in FUN HOME
by TV News Desk - Author Alison Bechdel stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about seeing her life on stage in the Tony Award winning musical FUN HOME.


Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More in The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Just in!  BroadwayWorld and The Muny present a first look at Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which is running through August 7, 2015. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved family classic is directed by Matt Lenz, choreographed by Vince Pesce and music directed by Ben Whiteley.  Check out a first look at the cast in action below!


From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of SHREK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2008. Relive the magic of SHREK below!


Get a First Listen to Meryl Streep's Cover of 'Drift Away' from RICKI AND THE FLASH!
by BWW News Desk - USA Today has shared an exclusive first listen to Meryl Streep's cover of the 1973 Dobie Gray smash 'Drift Away' from her new movie, Ricki and the Flash. Check it out below!


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



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