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Top Stories of the Day - Friday August 29, 2014

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

UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery Scare
by BWW News Desk - UPDATE: According to new reports, Joan Rivers is now in stable condition. Her daughter said in a statement late today, Thursday, August 28: 'I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.'


Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Stars Greet Fans at Schoenfeld Theatre Stage Door!
by Jennifer Broski - The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally, began preview performances last night at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. As previously announced, Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony® Award winner Matthew Broderick, Emmy® and Tony® Award winner Stockard Channing, international film sensation Rupert Grint, Tony® Award winner Nathan Lane, Emmy® Award winner Megan Mullally, and newcomer Micah Stock star in It's Only a Play. 3-time Tony® Award winner Jack O'Brien directs. The cast greeted fans outside of the stage door and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the excitement. Check out photos below!


Los Musicales que vendrán: 20 obras imprescindibles
by Jerónimo Carmona - Por eso, es el momento propicio para repasar algunos de los estrenos mas importantes que llegaran a lo largo de esta nueva temporada musical. Nos esperan musicales en cantidades ingentes y para todos los gustos, con espectaculos nuevos, otros que se reponen, los que llevan años triunfando en la cartelera y una larga lista de propuestas que conforman un catalogo de gran variedad


VIDEO: Ariana Grande Rocks TODAY SHOW Plaza
by TV News Desk - Broadway fans have known about her talent for years, but now the entire world is aware of just how special Ariana Grande is, and today she drew enormous crowds to Rockefeller Plaza as part of the TODAY SHOW's Summer Concert Series. In the videos below, the pint-sized Grande chats with Matt Lauer, performs her hit 'Problems,' has a special message for her fans, sings 'Bang...Bang,' and has a dance party with Al Roker after trying to steal his job (prepare yourself for that one).


Annie & Sandy In New Production Photo From ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - A new production photo featuring the stars from the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release.


Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Set For CHEEK TO CHEEK HSN Special, 9/13
by Pat Cerasaro - Iconic crooner Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and a new behind the scenes special spotlighting the collaborative effort is set for HSN next month according to a new announcement.


AUDIO: Listen to Preview from MISS SAIGON Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - CLICK HERE to listen to the Overture and 'The Heat Is On' via Soundcloud. The preview will be available until 11:59pm on Sunday August 31, before release on 22 September 2014.


Jason Mraz & Sara Bareilles Duet On Carole King's 'Beautiful' At Pantages
by Pat Cerasaro - Paying tribute to their musical theatre training, internationally celebrated pop stars Jason Mraz and Sara Bareilles teamed up for a heart-lifting duet of a current Broadway showstopper byway of Carole King's 'Beautiful'.


Photo Flash: THE LION KING Celebrates 7000 Performances; Meet the New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, will play its 7,000th Broadway performance at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 3rd. Only three shows in Broadway history have reached this milestone.


Jason Gotay Directs Narrows Community Theatre's Youth Production of SHREK, Begin. This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Narrows Community Theater brings the talent of Bay Ridge youth to the stage as it presents its fourth annual summer youth show, Shrek The Musical. Directed by Broadway star Jason Gotay, this stage adaptation is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek.


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



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