Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Aug. 17

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, August 17, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) InDepth InterView: Norm Lewis Talks THE TEMPEST, LES MIZ, SCANDAL, Broadway Memories, Future Plans & More
by Pat Cerasaro - August 17, 2013

Today we are talking a phenomenally talented performer known for his decades treading the boards in a number of featured and lead roles, most recently wowing crowds with his turn as one of the title characters in THE GERSHWINS' PORGY & BESS - the engaging and golden-voiced Norm Lewis. Discussing many of his most celebrated roles as well as some more obscure, Lewis paints a vivid picture of his career trajectory thus far and shares compelling and candid stories of working on productions as varied and diverse as the original Broadway versions of THE WHO'S TOMMY, SIDE SHOW, THE WILD PARTY, AMOUR, THE LITTLE MERMAID and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM as well as his sensational work regionally in projects such as his recent essaying of Javert in LES MISERABLES at The Muny (to say nothing of the 25th Anniversary live at the 02) as well as turns in SWEENEY TODD and THE WIZARD & I: THE MUSIC OF Stephen Schwartz among many others. Additionally, Lewis sheds some light on his recent onscreen work, clueing us in on how he became involved with hit nighttime soap SCANDAL and how he enjoyeds working with co-stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn on it - and if we will possibly see him in Season Three, perhaps. Plus, Lewis opens up about his upcoming solo gigs and performing plans - including first news on his starring part in the upcoming Public Theater musical version of THE TEMPEST - as well as touches upon a host of topics ranging from his appearances at spectacular special events - DREAMGIRLS: IN CONCERT, HAIR: IN CONCERT, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA in the Park - to his appearance in SEX & THE CITY 2 (opposite Liza Minnelli) to recording studio work, dream projects, future goals, favorite workshop/reading experiences and much, much more! (more...)

2) BWW TV: ONCE's Arthur Darvill & Joanna Christie Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 17, 2013

Featured this week was the cast of Once (Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie), performing 'The Hill,' 'Gold,' and 'Falling Slowly.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

3) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 17 - BOOK OF MORMON Celebrates 1,000 Performances, WIZARD OF OZ Ends in Toronto and More!
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, WICKED, MATILDA, ANYTHING GOES, PIPPIN, Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Toronto's CATS and THE WIZARD OF OZ, Goodman's JUNGLE BOOK, Ogunquit's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and more! (more...)

4) THE BOOK OF MORMON Celebrates 1,000th Performance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

Today, August 17, THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will celebrate 1,000 performances on Broadway. The production opened to rave reviews on March 24, 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: Michael Urie and The Skivvies Perform 'Going to the Chapel/Not Gonna Get Married Today' Mash-Up!
by Stage Tube - August 17, 2013

Click below to watch The Skivvies (Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina) strip down Stephen Sondheim's 'Not Getting Married Today', Bruno Mars' 'Marry You', and Dixie Cups' 'Going to the Chapel' in a mash-up featuring Michael Urie at 54 Below last night, August 16! (more...)

6) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/17- A CHORUS LINE
by - August 17, 2013

Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of A Chrous Line closed at the Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 759 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

7) Neil Berg, Stephanie J. Block and More Set for SLEEP OUT: BROADWAY EDITION Benefit for Covenant House Today
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

Neil Berg will co-chair a committee, along with his friends Frank Wildhorn (Composer), Stephanie J. Block (Broadway Star), and Capathia Jenkins (Broadway Star), for a new type of fundraising event for Covenant House International. It is called Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, and on August 17th, the committee, along with many others in the NY Theater Community, will be spending an entire night sleeping on the streets of NYC to raise money and awareness for Covenant House's mission. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have also joined the project as honorary chairs. (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - August 17, 2013

Featured this week was the cast of Forever Tango (Sebastian Ripoll, Maria Bojanich, Hernan Lazart, Florencia Blanco, Zumo Leguizamon and Belen Bartolome), performing 'Cumparsita,' 'Derecho Viejo,' and 'Quejas de Bandoneon.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

9) Science Says Group Singing Lowers Stress, Boosts Energy
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

According to a report by Stacy Horn in the Life & Style section of TIME, group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress and simultaneously calm and energize those who participate (more...)

10) BWW's On This Day - August 17, 2013
by - August 17, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

11) Tony Nominee Orfeh Set for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

Marty Thomas presents DIVA is a weekly show at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. Featuring a cast of Alexa Green (WICKED, COMPANY), Kelly King (Babyface, Michael Bolton) and Marissa Rosen (MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING), it is hosted and produced by Marty Thomas (XANADU, WICKED, THE SECRET GARDEN). Monday, August 19, Tony Nominee Orfeh (Saturday Night Fever, Legally Blonde, Fascinating Rhythm) will join the divas. (more...)

12) Star of TBS' SULLIVAN & SON Jodi Long to Revive One-Woman Show SURFING DNA in West Hollywood, 9/7-29
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

Best known for her role as 'Ok Cha Sullivan' on TBS' hit comedy series 'Sullivan & Son,' the beautiful and talented actress/filmmaker Jodi Long will reprise her role in the award-winning, one-woman play SURFING DNA from September 7th-September 29th at the Working Stage Theatre in West Hollywood. (more...)

13) I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE to Play Crown City Theatre, 9/6-10/20
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

Crown City Theatre Company presents the musical theatre comedy 'I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE', with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music by Jimmy Roberts and direction by Gary Lee Reed. (more...)

14) SASSAS Presents SOUND. at 356 Today
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) presents sound. at 356 S. Mission Rd.: Aaron Dilloway / Jason Lescalleet / John Wiese. The first-ever Los Angeles performance of electro-acoustic duo Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet will take place tonight, August 17, 2013 at 8:00pm. (more...)

15) 5th Annual KIDS FOR KIDS Benefit Concert Set for Rubicon Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

Come together and celebrate the talented Rubicon Theatre youth artists as they wrap up the summer with the fifth annual KIDS FOR KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT, a youth produced fundraiser that benefits Rubicon's Education & Outreach program. (more...)

16) Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang Celebrates 20 Years with East West Players Today
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2013

Today, August 17th, East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Tim Dang as Producing Artistic Director. This signature 'one night only' event takes place at East West Players, featuring some of the best talent to grace the EWP stage, along with dinner al fresco in the Aratani Courtyard, just outside the theater. Proceeds of One Night Only benefit the artistic/educational programs of East West Players and the organization's endowment. (more...)

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