Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Aug. 16

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, August 16, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Dares Steven Spielberg, Dame Helen Mirren
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2014

Media mogul, Oscar winner and TV host Oprah Winfrey accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge yesterday and paid it forward by challenging some of her famous friends to take on the charitable feat. (more...)

2) First Listen: THIS IS OUR YOUTH's Michael Cera Releases Folk Album TRUE THAT
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2014

Michael Cera, star of THIS IS OUR YOUTH on Broadway this fall, released an indie folk album last week on August 8 without much fanfare, but the project, titled "true that", is getting quite a bit of attention despite the actor's under-the-radar sensibilities. (more...)

3) BWW TV: Constantine Maroulis Returns Home to ROCK OF AGES- Watch His First Curtain Call Back!
by Randy Rainbow - August 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee and 'American Idol' finalist Constantine Maroulis returned to Rock of Ages as Drew last week and was there to capture his epic return. Maroulis will appear for a limited 12-week engagement through October 26, 2014. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical Rock of Ages - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway, and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street. Go inside his first curtain call back at the Helen Hayes below! (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - August 16, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of MATILDA, featuring: Paige Brady, Gabby Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, Ava Ulloa and Marisa Kennedy, Jennifer Bowles, Heather Tepe, Sean Montgomery, Alex Brightman, Geoff Packard, JohnArthur Greene, Timothy Cao, Grace Capeless, Ava DeMary, Jonah Halperin, Alexa Shae Niziak, Sofia Roma Rubino,Analise Scarpaci, Mitchell Sink, Chris Sumpter, Beatrice Tulchin and TEd Wilson. Check out clips from 'When I Grow Up,' 'Naughty,' and 'Revolting Children' below! (more...)

5) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 16 - ROCKY Says Farewell and More!
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE LION KING, AVENUE Q, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL, ATOMIC, THE BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, CABARET and more! (more...)

6) Petition for Robin Williams Statue on the GOOD WILL HUNTING Bench Nears 15,000 Signatures
by Movies News Desk - August 16, 2014

Fans of Robin Williams have started an online petition to create a bronze statue of the actor to place on the 'GOOD WILL HUNTING bench', which is featured in an iconic scene from the 1997 drama starring Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. (more...)

7) BWW Interviews: Broadway Star Sutton Foster on Utah, Her Upcoming Concerts at BYU, and More!
by Tyler Hinton - August 16, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner (and six-time nominee) Sutton Foster is coming to Utah! Direct from her critically acclaimed turn in VIOLET on Broadway, she will be gracing the stage of Brigham Young University's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series, on Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6, 2014. For more information and to buy tickets, visit (more...)

8) First Look At Controversial CORPUS CHRISTI Documentary, Out 10/14
by Pat Cerasaro - August 16, 2014

A first look at a documentary tracing a production of Terrence McNally's highly controversial all-gay dramatic reworking of the story of Jesus Christ titled CORPUS CHRISTI is now available, CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION. (more...)

9) BWW TV Exclusive: Inside PHOENIX's Post-Show Talkback with Julia Stiles, James Wirt & Jennifer Delia
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 16, 2014

Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt recently opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre(38 Commerce Street), where it plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. Julia, James and Jennifer just took past in a special post-show talkback with IMPACT Theatre Group, and BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from inside the event below! (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - August 16, 2014

A new Blu-ray release of the all-star big screen edition of popular Broadway musical comedy A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is now available for pre-order. (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/16- Cristin Milioti
by Stage Tube - August 16, 2014

Happy Birthday, Cristin Milioti! Milioti currently stars in the Tony-Award winning musical ONCE. Her other Broadway credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Coram Boy. Off-Broadway credits include Once, The Little Foxes, Stunning (Lucille Lortel nom.), That Face, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Retributionists, Crooked. (more...)

12) THE WIZ Screens Tonight at St. Nicholas Park as Part of Harlem Week Festivities
by Movies News Desk - August 16, 2014

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the stage play, The Wiz. Join ImageNation, Harlem Week, Harlem Pride and Global Network of Black Pride as they celebrate this cultural milestone with a screening of the celebrated film adaptation of the award-winning play. (more...)

13) Poster Unveiled For THE COUNTRY HOUSE Starring Blythe Danner
by Pat Cerasaro - August 16, 2014

An appealing poster for the new Broadway production of the Donald Margulies drama THE COUNTRY HOUSE starring multi-award-winning stage and screen star Blythe Danner is now available to view. (more...)

14) Josh Groban Kicks Off East Coast Summer Tour Today
by Pat Cerasaro - August 16, 2014

Internationally celebrated performer and recording artist Josh Groban is set to embark on a new North American tour in promotion of his chart-topping ALL THAT ECHOES album later this year with a new East Coast Summer tour. (more...)

15) Tune-in Alert: Jay-Alexander Talks Streisand, Chenoweth, Les Miz & More on Sirius XM
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2014

Sirius XM On Broadway debuts a new interview this weekend: Broadway Names With Julie James has Richard Jay-Alexander in the Studio and in the Guest chair. Recorded on his last New York trip, Julie talks EVERYTHING with Richard Jay, and we're told that no topic was off limits. (more...)

16) Disney's HERCULES Now Available On Blu-ray
by Pat Cerasaro - August 16, 2014

Family-friendly animated movie musical HERCULES is now available for the first time on Blu-ray in a new special edition. (more...)

17) Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Headlines BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2014

Following up the triumphant 'Night After the Tonys With Linda Eder', Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre tonight, August 16 at 8pm. (more...)

18) MTC's Stargate Theatre Company Presents WEATHERING THE STORM Today
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2014

The Stargate Theatre Company, a project of Manhattan Theatre Club's Education Department will perform an original piece, Weathering the Storm, today, August 16th at 4:00PM and 7:00PM at MTC- Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). Each performance will last 30 minutes and will be followed by a talkback onstage with the performer-writers. After the 7:00PM talkback, there will be a brief reception in the theatre lobby. (more...)

19) BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2014
by - August 16, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

20) John Glover Stars in Bay Street Theater's THE TEMPEST Outdoor Readings This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2014

Bay Street Theater has announced the launch of The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative with the presentation of two outdoor staged readings of THE TEMPEST, starring Tony Award winner John Glover as Prospero, this weekend, August 16 and 17. (more...)

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