Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 11

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, August 11, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) 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...)

2) 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...)

3) 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...)

4) 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...)

5) Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Becomes Most In-Demand Production of All Time
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title role, doesn't begin performances until next summer at the Barbican Theatre, but according to the Telegraph, the show is already breaking records. Tickets for the play went on sale on August 11, and since then the show 'has become the most in-demand theatre production of all time.' Not only is Hamlet outselling the next most-popular production, the Young Vic's A Streetcar Named Desire, by four to one, but searches for tickets on Viagogo also surpass those for Beyonce and Jay Z's world tour. (more...)

6) New Art For Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Installed At Belasco
by Pat Cerasaro - August 11, 2014

Broadway leading man and multi-media crossover star Andrew Rannells takes over for 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Actor In A Musical, Neil Patrick Harris, in the gender-bending title role of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH and a look at the new art installed at the Belasco Theatre is now available to view. (more...)

7) Skip the Coasters- Watch a Theme Park Performance Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 11, 2014

Over the weekend, two dozen thrill-seekers got more than they bargained for at Six Flags. Twenty four guests were trapped for five hours at 75 feet above the ground on the Joker's Jinx roller coaster in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Though all of the guests made it to solid ground physically unscathed, the situation got us thinking about all of the fun to be had at the great theme parks of the world- but at ground level. (more...)

8) Breaking News: Comedian and Award-Winning Actor Robin Williams Passes Away at 63
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

According to published reports, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014. He was 63. (more...)

9) BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Defends Babs as GYPSY Movie's 'Mama Rose'!
by Randy Rainbow - August 11, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to the CTS Newsdesk to chat about all of the latest news surrounding Babra Streisand joining Instagram and potentially starring in and directing the upcoming GYPSY movie. Hear what Randy has to say to the Babs haters below! (more...)

10) Backstage Look At FINDING NEVERLAND, With Pirates
by Pat Cerasaro - August 11, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently out of town and a new look behind the scenes is available to view via a few candid shots shared on social media this week. (more...)

11) Andy Karl Recounts ROCKY's Rocky Road On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - August 11, 2014

Legendary multi-Academy Award-winning big screen classic ROCKY hit Broadway this year in a new musical adaptation and the title star, Andy Karl, voices his candid opinion on his dedication to the role and the rocky road the show has endured on Broadway since opening earlier this year as part of a new essay. (more...)

12) FLASH SPECIAL: A Friend Like Him - A Robin Williams Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - August 11, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on one of the most popular and prolific comedians and actors of our age in honor of his unexpected passing this week, Robin Williams. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek- Barbra Streisand Duets with Michael Buble on New Album!
by Stage Tube - August 11, 2014

Barbra Streisand's next album, 'Partners', is coming on September 16th, featuring duets with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Babyface, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Elis Presley, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, and Stevie Wonder. In the special video below, go behind the scenes of Streisand's recording session with Michael BUble as they sing 'It Had to Be You.' (more...)

14) Tony Nominee and Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dies at Age 72
by TV News Desk - August 11, 2014

Shakespearean and Broadway actor Charles Keating, perhaps best known for his role as villain Carl Hutchins on the daytime drama 'Another World,' has died at his home in Weston, Conn. at the age of 72. (more...)

15) New Trailer For Music-Themed BEYOND THE LIGHTS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 11, 2014

Acclaimed rising stage and screen star Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars alongside recognizable headliners Minnie Driver, Danny Glover and Nate Parker in the new music-themed film BEYOND THE LIGHTS and a new trailer for the film has been released. (more...)

16) Photo Flash: Exclusive First Look at Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley, Erin Driscoll and More in Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look below! (more...)

17) New Production Photos Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA US Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - August 11, 2014

The longest-running musical in Broadway history and the world's most successful entertainment, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrates audiences continually going wild for the production with a new audience reaction featurette now available to view. (more...)

18) Stage and Screen Stars Mourn the Loss of Robin Williams on Twitter
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. A slew of stars took to Twitter following the announcement to express their gratitude to the performer and wish him well. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and check back for updates later tonight and tomorrow morning! (more...)

19) Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

The BULL DURHAM cast took a field trip to Coolray Field, home to the Triple A minor league team, the Gwinnett Braves, where Braves coaches and Manager Brian Snitker provided training and tips for the talented actors. (more...)

20) It's Possible! Judy Kaye Will Join CINDERELLA Cast as 'Fairy Godmother'
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will join the cast as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - alongside the previously announced Keke Palmer as Cinderella and Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. (more...)

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