Hottest Articles on BWW 8/5/2014 - 8/12/2014

Below are's most popular articles from 8/5/2014 - 8/12/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) STAGE TUBE: Broadway Dancers Get 'Tappy' to Pharrell Williams' Hit Single
by Stage Tube - August 05, 2014

Christopher Rice, of Broadway's Book of Mormon and last year's 'Cups: A Tap Dance', now brings you this tap dancing rendition of Pharrell William's hit song, 'Happy'. Featuring 11 of the hottest dancers from Broadway and Broadway tours performing in the stunning Brooklyn Lyceum to a toe-tapping, chart-topping hit, Rice has created a never before seen, unique, and thrilling dance video experience. Check it out below! (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Broadway's THE LION KING Cast Bursts Into Song on the Subway
by Stage Tube - August 06, 2014

The Broadway cast of The Lion King took a break between shows on June 28th and took over a New York City subway car to give riders a little surprise. Check out their performance of 'Circle of Life' below! (more...)

3) She Can Sing, She Can Dance! Meet Broadway's Next Sally Bowles? - Emma Stone!
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this evening, Emma Stone is in final talks to take over for Michelle Williams as 'Sally Bowles' this fall in Roundabout Theatre's CABARET revival on Broadway. Williams will end her run on November 9, 2014; Stone was reportedly in talks to join the show last spring, but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. Either way, the theatre is beckoning Stone's return, and we couldn't be happier! Below, check out Stone singing, dancing and generally clowning around throughout her career, in performances ranging from Easy A to a lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon! (more...)

4) First Video Footage Of FINDING NEVERLAND & Audience Reactions
by Pat Cerasaro - August 06, 2014

A first look at the sights and sounds onstage as part of the out of town tryout production of PETER PAN-inspired new musical FINDING NEVERLAND is available to view, also showcasing audience reactions to the show. (more...)

5) BWW TV Exclusive: Believe! Watch Extended Show Footage from FINDING NEVERLAND at the A.R.T., Plus an Interview with Jeremy Jordan & Laura Michelle Kelly!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 07, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is presenting the world premiere of the musical Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels. The production is currently playing Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA and runs through Sunday, September 28. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just took an exciting trip to Cambridge to bring you a special interview with the show's stars Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, who play J.M. Barrie and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Plus, check out the first footage from the Broadway-Bound musical all in the video below! (more...)

6) VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for the LUCKY STIFF Movie, Starring Jason Alexander, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James and More!
by Movies News Desk - August 08, 2014

Several Tony Award-winners teamed up to bring an adaptation of the 1988 musical LUCKY STIFF to the big screen. Starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle, the movie will compete in the 'Feature Film' competition of this year's Montreal World Film Festival. Click below to check out the first trailer for the film! (more...)

7) Kristin Chenoweth Hints at Serious Health Issue; Asks Fans to Keep Her in Their Prayers
by TV News Desk - August 05, 2014

Star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth has turned to Twitter to share news that she may be facing a serious health issue and asks her fans to keep her in their prayers this week. (more...)

8) VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks IF/THEN, FROZEN & Being at the Top of Her Game on PBS
by TV News Desk - August 05, 2014

IF/THEN star Idina Menzel stopped by last night's 'Charlie Rose' on PBS to talk about returning to Broadway in her new musical, her hit song 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen and being at the top of her game. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH TV Spot with Andrew Rannells!
by Stage Tube - August 08, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will succeed Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Rannells, who is contracted for an eight week run, will take on the title role beginning August 20, after Harris departs on August 17. Check out a just-released television spot featuring Rannells below! (more...)

10) BWW Recaps: SYTYCD's Top-10 Perform with All-Stars as Two are Eliminated; Updated with Full Reviews & Pictures!
by Matt Tamanini - August 07, 2014

Well, if you weren't fully invested in Season 11 of 'So You Think You Can Dance' yet, tonight is the night to dive-in head first. With the Top-10 being joined by an incredible cast of All-Stars, this week's episode brought about as much excitement as a dance fan can handle. Each dancer was, more or less, paired with an All-Star inside their genre, and nearly all of the 10 couples delivered excellent routines. That being said, a few left me disappointed. (more...)

11) Breaking News: Willkommen, Emma! Emma Stone in Negotiations to Take Over as CABARET's New 'Sally Bowles'
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Michelle Williams has extended her acclaimed run in Cabaret on Broadway through November 9, 2014, and BroadwayWorld has just learned that a new 'Sally Bowles' is on her way to the Kit Kat Klub. A rep for the show has confirmed to BWW: 'Emma Stone is in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as 'Sally Bowles' in Cabaret on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company.' Stone was reportedly in talks to join the show last spring, but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

12) Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead Goodspeed's IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2014

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Official Press Opening will be October 15, 2014. (more...)

13) Cover Art, Full List of Duets Partners Unveiled for Barbra Streisand's New Album 'Partners'!
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

Barbra Streisand turned to Facebook this morning to share the cover art and the full list of duet partners for her highly anticipated new album 'Partners', coming September 16th (more...)

14) VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Possible HARRY POTTER Broadway Musical on Bravo!
by TV News Desk - August 08, 2014

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Daniel Radcliffe discussed whether or not he would ever consider playing 'Harry' in a Broadway musical based on the HARRY POTTER films. (more...)

15) THE VIEW's Sherri Shepherd to Star as 'Madame' in Broadway's CINDERELLA This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2014

Sherri Shepherd announced today on ABC's 'The View' that she will join the previously announced Keke Palmer in the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA. Ms. Shepherd will make her Broadway debut on September 9 as Cinderella's wicked stepmother, Madame. (more...)

16) Broadway's ALADDIN Genies React to Robin Williams' Death
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

Robin Williams is well known for his voice work as the high-energy, pun-tastic, hilarious 'Genie' in Disney's 1992 animated film. And now cast members from Broadway's Aladdin have reacted to the actor's passing, including the show's current, Tony-winning 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart and standby Michael James Scott. Scroll down to see what the actors had to say, and stay tuned for updates... (more...)

17) Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (more...)

18) Steven Spielberg Muses On Filming WEST SIDE STORY Remake
by Pat Cerasaro - August 06, 2014

Multi-award-winning director and producer Steven Spielberg has confirmed preliminary plans to consider creating a new cinematic adaptation of the iconic Golden Age musical WEST SIDE STORY according to a new interview that occurred earlier this week. (more...)

19) BWW Interview: Back to the Woods! NYC -Bound INTO THE WOODS Team Reveals Details on Their Shakespeare-Inspired Reimagining, the Old Globe Run, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - August 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld just chatted with directors Steinfeld and Brody (who also play the Baker and Lucinda/Wolf/Cinderella's Prince respectively), as well as Fiasco Theater Co-Artistic Director cast member Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife) about the thrills of bringing the show to life, the concept of their re-imagined version and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

20) BWW Interviews: Broadway's Patti Murin Talks to THE BACHELORETTE Runner-Up Nick Viall
by Patti Murin - August 06, 2014

When we asked Patti Murin to represent BroadwayWorld on a conference call with Nick the day after the finale aired, we weren't sure what we would get. Even though Patti was extremely professional, we think there might have been a bit of passive-aggressive insinuation in her question. What do you think? Also, Nick sounds like he is pretty nervous during this call. Do you think it might have something to do with completely breaking The Fantasy Suite's strict 'What Happens Here, Stays Here' policy on national TV? (more...)

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