Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 25

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, August 25, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV: Boggess, Iglehart, Cantone, Skinner, Murney & More Go Back In Time in NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 25, 2014

Just last night, SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky hosted and music directed Not Since High School, a benefit concert that showcased Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. Performers included Sierra Boggess, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Christine Ebersole, James Monroe Iglehart, LaChanze, Jose Llana, Jessie Mueller, Julia Murney, Emily Skinner, Keala Settle, and more. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert and you can check out highlights from the performances below! (more...)

2) BWW Profile: THE NORMAL HEART from Tony-Winning Play to Emmy-Nominated Film
by Matt Tamanini - August 25, 2014

In 1985, Larry Kramer's play 'The Normal Heart' debuted at The Public Theatre, and sent shockwaves through the theatrical community. The play was a current, powerful look at the quick-spread of the AIDS epidemic that was raviging the gay community in New York. In The New York Times, theatre critic Frank Rich said of the initial production, 'There can be little doubt that 'The Normal Heart' is the most outspoken play around - or that it speaks up about a subject that justifies its author's unflagging, at times even hysterical, sense of urgency.' (more...)

3) Billy Crystal Pays Tribute to Robin Williams at Tonight's 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - August 25, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Billy Crystal will pay tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams at tonight's 66TH ANNUAL Primetime EMMY AWARDS. (more...)

4) Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Broadway's Reimagined SIDE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2014

The producers of the upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show have revealed the production's alluring poster artwork, that features a portrait of leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, and captures the show's blend of vintage show business with the uniquely cinematic aesthetic that comes from the vision of Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2). As previously announced, Mr. Condon is making his theatrical debut as director of Side Show, which opens on Broadway, this fall. (more...)

5) Emmys 2014: Jessica Lange Wins 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie'
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2014

Jessica Lange was the recipient of the 2014 Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie' for her role on FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. This marks Lange's third Emmy win, the first for HBO's GREY GARDENS, and also for 'AHS.' (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
by Walter McBride - August 25, 2014

Just last night, the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES bowed for the last time at the Nederlander Theatre. NEWSIES featured a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big night below! (more...)

7) Ariana Grande Performs, Takes Home Moon Man at MTV VMAs
by Matt Tamanini - August 25, 2014

Broadway alum Ariana Grande, not only performed twice on this year's MTV Video Music Awards, but she also took home the Moon Man for Best Pop Video for her song 'Problem,' featuring Iggy Azalea. (more...)

8) STAGE TUBE: West End MISS SAIGON Stars Sing 'Sun and Moon' and 'Maybe' Live!
by Stage Tube - August 25, 2014

Sir Terry Wogan just featured stars Alastair Brammer, Eva Noblezada and Tamsin Carroll on his radio show Weekend Wogan. Click below to listen to the full interview and to check out live performances of 'Sun and Moon' and 'Maybe.' (more...)

9) T.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced casting for POCATELLO, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

10) FLASH SPECIAL: A Richard Attenborough Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - August 25, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary actor, producer and director Richard Attenborough in honor of his death this week at the age of 90. (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Commercial for Broadway-Bound THE LAST SHIP!
by Stage Tube - August 25, 2014

THE LAST SHIP -- the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey -- will begin previews September 29 on Broadway, prior to opening night on October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Steven Hoggett. Musical direction, orchestrations and arrangements are by Emmy Award-winning and multi Grammy-nominated producer Rob Mathes. Check out a just-released commercial for the new musical below! (more...)

12) BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Episode 3 of COVERS Webseries from CHICAGO's Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien!
by Covers - August 25, 2014

From the minds of Chicago co-stars Jason Patrick Sands and Brian O'Brien comes the new Broadway web comedy series 'COVERS.' Directed by Tyler Maynard, 'COVERS' is a heightened-reality, character-driven 'mockudramedy' that follows the story of two competing understudies and the surrounding company of the long-running Broadway musical Chicago. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you Episode 3 below. Be sure to check back on Thursday, August 28 for Episode 4! (more...)

13) BWW TV Exclusive: Promo - The Shapiro Sisters Prep for 'LIVE OUT LOUD' Launch at 54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 25, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters' debut album LIVE OUT LOUD: LIVE AT 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. The Shapiro Sisters will be returning to 54 BELOW this Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 PM for an encore performance to celebrate the launch of their new CD. Click below to watch an exclusive promo for the event! (more...)

14) STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Complete the Ice Bucket Challenge - With An Elephant!
by Stage Tube - August 25, 2014

Husband-and-wife stage stars Audra McDonald and Will Swenson took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today while visiting Zoo Atlanta. Watch their submission -- featuring help from Kelly the elephant -- below! Plus, the pair nominated Norm Lewis and Patti LuPone to get wet and/or donate over the next 24 hours. (more...)

15) NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Archivist Diana Bertolini Uncovers Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - August 25, 2014 continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Diana Bertolini (Processing Archivist for the Archives Unit at The New York Public Library) on Dorothy Loudon and the Model of Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop: (more...)

16) Zach Braff Comments On BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Closing
by Pat Cerasaro - August 25, 2014

Stage and screen star Zach Braff headlined the screen-to-stage adaptation of Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and comments on his experience as part of a new interview. (more...)

17) STAGE TUBE: Alan Cumming and CABARET Cast Accept Ice Bucket Challenge from NEWSIES
by Stage Tube - August 25, 2014

Just last week, the cast of NEWSIES challenged Alan Cumming and the company of CABARET with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which they just accepted and shared with the world. Check it out below! (more...)

18) Ariana Grande's New Album MY EVERYTHING Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - August 25, 2014

Broadway star and breakout music performer Ariana Grande's hotly anticipated solo album, MY EVERYTHING, is out today, August 25, 2014. (more...)

19) All of the 66th Emmy Award Winners; Updating Live!
by Matt Tamanini - August 25, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast live tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NBC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Over the last week, BroadwayWorld has been bringing you special Emmy coverage with profiles of Emmy-nominated theatre stars and plays adapted into Emmy-nominated TV movies. Check out all of BWW's Emmy Coverage. (more...)

20) Lady Gaga Pens Passionate Cole Porter Historical Dedication
by Pat Cerasaro - August 25, 2014

Modern music royalty Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop icon Lady Gaga for a new duets album containing multiple American Songbook standards, including the recent #1 iTunes Jazz chart-topping single of the Cole Porter musical theatre classic 'Anything Goes', and Gaga shares her passion for Cole porter in a new social media post now available to view. (more...)

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