Hottest Articles on BWW 3/6/2018 - 3/13/2018

Below are's most popular articles from 3/6/2018 - 3/13/2018. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) Fatal Car Crash Takes the Life of Ruthie Ann Miles' Young Daughter; GoFundMe Launches to Help Family
by Stephanie Wild - March 06, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruthie Ann Miles and her family following a fatal car crash that took the life of her four year old daughter Abigail. (more...)

2) Update: Ruthie Ann Miles No Longer In Critical Condition Following Crash Which Took The Life Of Her Daughter
by Alan Henry - March 06, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruthie Ann Miles and her family following a fatal car crash that took the life of her four year old daughter Abigail. (more...)

3) Photos: Get A First Look At The 2nd National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the 2nd National Tour of HAMILTON, lead by  Joseph Morales and Nik Walker as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. (more...)

4) Lorna Luft Diagnosed with Brain Tumor After Collapsing Backstage in London
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2018

 Lorna Luft collapsed backstage on Friday after a concert at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. (more...)

5) Lin-Manuel Miranda Signs On For BBC Miniseries HIS DARK MATERIALS
by Alexa Criscitiello - March 08, 2018

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail reported this evening that composer/actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has joined the cast of an eight-part BBC miniseries based on the best-selling fiction trilogy His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.  (more...)

6) Duncan Sheik and Sara Bareilles Are Working on an ALICE IN WONDERLAND Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2018

Duncan Sheik and Sara Bareilles are both highly successful writers and composers, and now it appears they're teaming up to bring their combined talent to Broadway. (more...)

7) Josh Groban and Idina Menzel Announce Fall 2018 Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2018

Today, multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban announces his Fall 2018, Arena tour. This is Josh's first tour since his sold-out Stages Tour 2015/2016 and joining him throughout the tour is Tony-Award winning, multi-platinum recording artist and actress, Idina Menzel. Josh Groban: Bridges Tour kicks off in Duluth, Georgia on October 18th and will hit over 17 cities around the country before wrapping up in New York, New York at the famed Madison Square Garden on November 18th. See below for a full list of dates. (more...)

8) UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA Responds to AEA on Arrangement for Choir's Wages
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2018

While Rocktopia gets ready to take its first official Broadway bow, its producers are under fire for offering its chorus members unfair wages. An official statement from the Actors' Equity Association reads: (more...)

9) 54 Below's 'Broadway Baby Mamas' to Benefit Ruthie Ann Miles
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Celia Keenan-Bolger, Stephanie J. Block, Nikki Renee Daniels and more in Broadway Baby Mamas Benefit Ruthie Ann Miles (formerly to benefit Planned Parenthood) on March 15, 2018. (more...)

10) VIDEOS: Katharine McPhee Rehearses Some of Our Favorite Songs From WAITRESS
by Stephanie Wild - March 11, 2018

Katharine McPhee is currently in rehearsal to take over the role of Jenna in Waitress on April 10th. She recently shared some videos to her Instagram story of herself rehearsing some songs from the show. (more...)

11) Anthony Ramos Will Step In As Usnavi In The Kennedy Center's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2018

Anthony Ramos, who originated the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, will play Usnavi in the Broadway Center Stage production of In the Heights at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Joshua Grosso, previously announced in the role, has withdrawn from the musical due to a minor foot injury. Presented as a part of the inaugural season of Broadway Center Stage, a Kennedy Center-produced series of musicals in semi-staged concerts, In the Heights will run March 21-25, 2018 in the Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

12) Backstage with Richard Ridge: A New Evan Is Found - Meet the New Star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Taylor Trensch!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 06, 2018

Words certainly do not fail Trensch as he opens up with Richard Ridge about his career so far, including his recent move from 44th Street to 45th. Watch the full conversation plus all-new highlights of Trensch in the show below! (more...)

13) BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Bristol Old Vic
by Tim Wright - March 09, 2018

The Bristol Old Vic has opened it's 'Year of Change' in spectacular fashion in this riveting new translation of Chekhov's final play The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

14) Stephanie Torns to Lead WAITRESS Following Bareilles's Exit; McPhee Scheduled Thru June 17
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Stephanie Torns, the current Jenna understudy, will take over the leading role on March 13th following the exit of Sara Bareilles. Torns will star until Katharine McPhee takes over on April 10th. (more...)

15) Something Wonderful! Elena Shaddow to Lead the National Tour of THE KING AND I
by Alexa Criscitiello - March 08, 2018

It was announced today that Elena Shaddow will join the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I as Anna Leonowens, beginning March 20 in Tempe, AZ. (more...)

16) THE PROM Begins Performances at the Cort Theatre October 21, With an Official Opening Set for November 15
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2018

Producers and Presidents of the Prom Committee Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke, Jack Lane and Timothy Laczynski announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will begin performances on Sunday, October 21, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

17) Cast Announced for SOFT POWER
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2018

The cast has been announced for the upcoming world premiere of "Soft Power" by David Henry Hwang (play and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori(music and additional lyrics). This play with a musical will be produced by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre from May 3 through June 10, 2018. Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sam Pinkleton, the opening of "Soft Power" is set for May 16. Following its run at the Ahmanson, "Soft Power" will play San Francisco's Curran from June 20 through July 8, 2018. (more...)

18) First Listen: Caissie Levy Sings Elsa's New Song 'Dangerous To Dream' from FROZEN!
by Stage Tube - March 08, 2018

Frozen is currently in previews at the St. James Theatre, and already fans are getting more of a taste of the new songs added to the musical by composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Below, check out USA Today's first listen of one of Elsa's new songs, 'Dangerous to Dream,' performed by Caissie Levy. (more...)

19) Zooey Deschanel, Taye Diggs, Rebel Wilson and More to Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2018

Casting has been set for Beauty and the Beast at the Hollywood Bowl. The cast will include Zooey Deschanel (Belle), Taye Diggs (Gaston), Rebel Wilson (LaFou), Jane Krakowski (Mrs. Potts), Anthony Evans (Beast), and Kelsey Grammer (Lumiere).  (more...)

20) Update: Ruthie Ann Miles 'Now Out of the ICU and Healing'
by Alan Henry - March 08, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, the Broadway community's thoughts and prayers have been with Ruthie Ann Miles and her family following a fatal car crash that took the life of her four year old daughter Abigail. An update on Miles' condition has just been posted via Twitter: (more...)

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