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Top Stories of the Day - Friday July 29, 2016

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

Hillary Clinton Makes History, Quotes HAMILTON While Accepting Nomination for President
by BWW News Desk - Tonight in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first female candidate to officially win and accept the nomination for President at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. 


Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Hillary Clinton Quoting HAMILTON in DNC Acceptance Speech
by Caryn Robbins - Last night in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first female candidate to officially win and accept the nomination for President of the United States at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention.


Breaking News: Meryl Streep in Talks to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by TV News Desk - According to Variety, Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is in talks to join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt in the upcoming MARY POPPINS RETURNS coming from Disney in 2018. According to the publication, 'Streep is said to play the role of Poppins' cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn't in the 1964 classic. Streep would also sing for the part, much like she did in "Into the Woods," which earned her a record 19th Oscar nomination.'


PHOTO FLASH: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Gets Crabby With Marc Shaiman
by Michael Dale - Kristin Chenoweth will be taking on the role of the deliciously evil Velma Von Tussle, a/k/a the former Miss Baltimore Crabs.


BWW TV: They're Back! Watch Highlights from CATS on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - The show officially returns on Sunday, July 31, when it opens at the Neil Simon Theatre. Check out highlights of the company in action below!


Meet the Cast of Prom Queen: The Musical at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - The Segal Centre is proud to announce the 18 person cast of their upcoming world premiere, Prom Queen: The Musical written by Kent Staines with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey. This original Canadian production will be directed by Marcia Kash and is developed in association with Producer Mary Young Leckie. Inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend, the highly-anticipated new musical will feature both fresh and familiar faces at the Segal Centre fromOctober 27 to November 20, 2016.


VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL's Carole King Performs Iconic Hit 'You've Got a Friend' at DNC
by TV News Desk - Carole King, the American music legend whose life and career is dramatized in the Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL, took the stage on the final day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention to perform her iconic hit song 'You've Got a Friend.'


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/29; MAMMA MIA! at The Muny, MARY POPPINS with Kara Lindsay, CABARET at Music Circus & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Raleigh, Sacramento, St. Louis and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MAMMA MIA! at The Muny, MARY POPPINS in Raleigh, and CABARET at California Music Circus, just to name a few.


FIRST LISTEN - Barbra Streisand & Hugh Jackman Duet on 'Any Moment Now' from 'ENCORE'
by BWW News Desk - Below, get a first listen to the Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman duet of 'Any Moment Now', off her new album ENCORE : MOVIE PARTNERS SING BROADWAY.


Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's James Barbour and More Sing Sondheim for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the extraordinary cast of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, which collaborated and sang the music of Stephen Sondheim on Sunday, July 24. The one-night-only event was the fourth in a series of benefit concerts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for photos!


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



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