Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Aug. 4

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, August 4, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

2) Sutton, Patina & Many More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV
by Caryn Robbins - August 04, 2014

Some of our favorite Broadway stars, composers and plays will be trading the neon lights of the Great White Way to drop into our living rooms this fall when the the highly anticipated new TV season kicks off in September. (more...)

3) Keke Palmer Will Make Broadway Debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA this Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that actress, talk show host and recording artist Keke Palmer will make her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role on September 9, 2014, thus making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Actors Equity honored CINDERELLA with their award "Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway" in 2013. (more...)

4) David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel and Matthew Saldivar Join Cast of Broadway-Bound HONEYMOON IN VEGAS!
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly anticipated new musical with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, just announced additional casting and creative team for Broadway. In addition, single tickets for the production are on sale to the general public today via (more...)

5) Michael Rupert, Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin & Stephen DeRosa Join ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

Producers Howard and Janet Kagan have announced complete casting for the new revival of ON THE TOWN, the musical-comedy love letter to New York City opening on Broadway this fall. Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at (more...)

6) New Poster For Music-Themed BEYOND THE LIGHTS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 04, 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 poster for the film has been released. (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: Perez Hilton, Andy Karl, Orfeh & More Sing with The Skivvies at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - August 04, 2014

Undie-rock pop duo The Skivvies, featuring Broaday's Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, just welcomed Perez Hilton, Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Andy Karl (Rocky), Kate Rockwell (Legally Blonde), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot), Greg Hildreth (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot) for their latest show at 54 Below on August 2. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

8) Rob Marshall Comments On Cast Camaraderie & Live Singing In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 04, 2014

A first look at 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 and the director of the enterprise, Rob Marshall, offers some observations on the creation of the film in a new interview. (more...)

9) VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Hits One Out of the Park with National Anthem Performance!
by Stage Tube - August 04, 2014

Jeremy Jordan, currently starring in A.R.T.'s FINDING NEVERLAND, wowed the crowd at Boston's Fenway Park on Sunday, August 3rd with his rendition of the National Anthem. (more...)

10) Announcing the First Annual BWW Album Awards; Nominations Open to Pick the Best in 2013-14's Cast Recordings, Solo Releases, Re-releases & More!
by David Clarke - August 04, 2014


11) First Promotional Spot For New Musical AMAZING GRACE
by Pat Cerasaro - August 04, 2014

A flashy new TV promo for the upcoming biomusical AMAZING GRACE is now available to view. (more...)

12) HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Closes Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will play its final performance of its limited engagement at New World Stages tonight, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances. (more...)

13) Anne Hathaway, Johnny Depp & More Being Filming on Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by Movies News Desk - August 04, 2014

Disney's 'Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' begins principal photography this week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. (more...)

14) Review Roundup: Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT Starring Chita Rivera
by Review Roundups - August 04, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival opened The Visit, starring Broadway legend, Chita Rivera and Tony Award winner, Roger Rees. The production runs through August 17, 2014. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: Al Pacino Visits Julia Stiles, James Wirt & Company at Off-Broadway's PHOENIX
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

Oscar winner Al Pacino and THE NEWSROOM's David Harbour stopped by the Cherry Lane Theatre to see stars Julia Stiles and James Wirt following a performance of Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia. Check out a look back at their visit below! (more...)

16) FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Cast Recording Out On CD Today
by Pat Cerasaro - August 04, 2014

The cast recording of the recent West End page-to-stage musical adaptation FROM HERE TO ETERNITY is now available on iTunes and on CD as of today. (more...)

17) Broadway Week Will Return in September; IF/THEN, ALADDIN, CABARET & More to Participate
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced that Broadway Week will return this fall September 1-14. Broadway Week gives theatergoers the opportunity to purchase two-for-one tickets to 21 of Broadway's top shows for performances September 1-14. Tickets will go on sale starting at 10:30am on August 18 at (more...)

18) WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/14 - HEATHERS Meets Its End, Maroulis Comes Home to ROCK OF AGES and More!
by Jessica Showers - August 04, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HEATHERS ends its run at New World Stages, ROCK OF AGES welcomes back its leading man, Jason Robert Brown performs in NYC and more! (more...)

19) Nickelodeon's SCHOOL OF ROCK TV Series Coming in 2015 Ahead of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Stage Musical
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

Today, Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon and Paramount Television divisions announced that they are teaming up for the first time to produce the new live-action, musical-comedy series SCHOOL OF ROCK, based on the 2003 hit film from Paramount Pictures. (more...)

20) BWW Blog: The Night Elton John Told Elaine Stritch, 'This is Your Song' - and She Kept It
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2014

As Adam Feldman pointed out in his wonderful Time Out New York piece on Elaine Stritch, "Everyone who ever met Elaine Stritch-hell, anyone who ever saw her perform-has a Stritch story." I would like to add another category: everyone who ever saw her when someone else performed. I'll explain. In July 2004, Elton John was performing a symphonic concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall and I took my brother Rob. We had great seats, like tenth row center. Halfway through the beautiful set, Elton paused before "Your Song" and dedicated it to "One of the greatest theatrical personalities ever to grace the Broadway stage.." Suddenly, we look up about ten feet to our right, and Elaine Stritch is on her feet basking in the glow of a spotlight and Elton's uncharacteristically sincere (and long) introduction. "Oh Rob, look at her. She's so cute, with those huge black glasses and that big hat. How sweet for her to have this little moment," I said to my brother. Indeed, in those initial seconds of acknowledgment, Elaine seemed to light up from within and grow a full six inches, like a plant under a grow light on steroids. (more...)

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