Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Aug. 1

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, August 1, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: Julia Roberts Plays Face Balls, Talks 'Normal Heart' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - August 01, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and America's Sweetheart, Julia Roberts, faced-off in a game where they throw your balls at each other's face, then watch it back in super HD slow motion. (more...)

2) Airy Poster Set For New Broadway-Themed Film BIRDMAN
by Pat Cerasaro - August 01, 2014

Michael Keaton has joined Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis in the cast of screenwriter and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new theatre-themed feature film BIRDMAN, in the lead role. (more...)

3) Signature Theatre to Welcome Wesley Taylor, Charlie Pollock, Natascia Diaz and More for 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

Wesley Taylor will take on the iconic role of The Emcee in Signature Theatre's revival of Cabaret (April 14 - June 28, 2015). Taylor originated the roles of Franz in Rock of Ages and Lucas Beineke in The Addams Family on Broadway. He was featured on the NBC series Smash and is also the co-creator and star of the original Hulu comedy series 'It Could Be Worse.' (more...)

4) BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS Again! Watch the New Teaser Trailer in High-Definition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 01, 2014

Just yesterday BroadwayWorld brought you the new teaser tailer for the highly anticipated Into the Woods film, which hits theatres this Christmas. Now, treat yourself again to the sneak peek- this time is glorious high definition! (more...)

5) FLASH FRIDAY: First Midnight! INTO THE WOODS Casts A Spell Onstage & Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - August 01, 2014

Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big screen edition starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp late this week via an attention-grabbing new teaser trailer and production photos. (more...)

6) INTO THE WOODS Movie Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order
by Pat Cerasaro - August 01, 2014

An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released. (more...)

7) LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Remains at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

The original cast recording of Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill continues to hold on to it's Number One spot on the Cast Album chart, according to (more...)

8) Photo Coverage: Casts of GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEATHERS and More Visit Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - August 01, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of Rock of Ages (Constantine Maroulis, Carrie St. Louis, Cody Scott Lancaster, Josephine Rose Roberts, Katie Webber, Alyssa Herrera, Becky Riker, Michelle Duffy, and Kristolyn Llyod), Once (Ben Hope and Jessie Fisher), Heathers (Charissa Hogeland, Dave Thomas Brown, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Katie Ladner, Cait Fairbanks, Elle McLemore, Rachel Flynn, Lauren Cipoletti), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Catherine Walker, Jeff Kready and Greg Jackson), and iLuminate (Dave Andrini, Kenny Bermudez, Marcus Cobb, Carlos Garland, Samantha Glennerster, Trevor Harrison, Todd Breihaupt, Sammy Soto, Casey LaVres and Miral Kotb). Check out photos below! (more...)

9) Kathie Lee Gifford Announces Her Newest Production 'TODAY the Musical!' Live Coming This Fall
by TV News Desk - August 01, 2014

On this morning's fourth hour of TODAY, host Kathie Lee announced that she has written TODAY the musical! 'It's going to be live and it's going to be so much fun,' said the Broadway producer. (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: Broadway Stars Join Forces in Support of Emily's Ensemble
by Stage Tube - August 01, 2014

Broadway is joining #EmilysEnsemble, a social media outpouring of support for a 12-year-old dancer having major brain surgery today. (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - August 01, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of Heathers, featuring: Charissa Hogeland, Dave Thomas Brown, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Katie Ladner, Cait Fairbanks, Elle McLemore, Rachel Flynn, Lauren Cipoletti. Check out clips of 'Candy Store,' 'Seventeen,' and 'Shine a Light' below! (more...)

12) Photo Flash: First Look at Gail Bennett, Tony Mansker and More in Ogunquit's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

Mary Poppins flies over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' and 'Step in Time.' Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. Check out a first look below! (more...)

13) GLEE's Lea Michele Reveals 'I Would Love to Go Back to Broadway'!
by TV News Desk - August 01, 2014

In a new interview with Organic Spa Magazine, Glee star Lea Michele opened up about her desire to return to the Broadway stage. (more...)

14) Exclusive: Part Two - In Conversation with MISS SAIGON's Rachelle Ann Go
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - August 01, 2014

In the conclusion of's one-one-one chat with Rachelle Ann Go, Gigi in MISS SAIGON's 25th anniversary production, Rachelle Ann reflects on how she has blossomed into her defiant bargirl role and what playing the character means to her; paints a vivid image of the fantastic frontiers that MISS SAIGON has opened up for her; and reveals the current status of her love life - and as a bonus, gives "expert"advice to the lovelorn. (more...)

15) Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
by BWW Special Coverage - August 01, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

16) HAIR, Starring Kristen Bell, Amber Riley, Hunter Parrish and More, Brings the Sunshine to the Hollywood Bowl Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl's production of HAIR, the American Tribal Love-Rock musical, which won the Tony and Drama Desk Award for best revival of a musical in 2009, opens tonight, August 1. (more...)

17) Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 11 Years on Stage!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - August 01, 2014

The long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q just celebrated its 11th anniversary in New York last night, July 31 at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

18) BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Final Blog
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - August 01, 2014

The Final Blog…. (more...)

19) Up on the Marquee: THIS IS OUR YOUTH
by Walter McBride - August 01, 2014

THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan is headed to Broadway this summer, guided by producer Scott Rudin and directed by Anna D. Shapiro. It will open at the Cort Theatre on September 11 and will star Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

20) BWW CD Reviews: Masterworks Broadway's ED AMES ON BROADWAY is Simply Nostalgia
by David Clarke - August 01, 2014

As the saying goes, "what's old is new again," and it seems that we cannot get enough of the 1960s these days. Recently, Masterworks Broadway ushered us back to the glory days of the American Camelot with their release of ED AMES ON BROADWAY, which is a one-disc album featuring Ed Ames' 1963 album OPENING NIGHT and 1966 album I CANNOT WISH YOU in their entirety. (more...)

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