Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Aug. 30

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, August 30, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Joan Rivers Remains on Life Support; Family to Make Tough Call
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

TMZ reports that comedian Joan Rivers is currently on life support. Sources close to the star say that her life is completely dependent on machines at the moment, and in a few days, her family will be faced with the decision of whether or not to keep her on the life support. The family is holding out hopes that she will make a recovery of some sort very soon. (more...)

2) Breaking: Matthew James Thomas Takes Over PIPPIN for Denver Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of PIPPIN in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the role of PIPPIN when the show launches its tour in Denver on September 6 and will play the entire Denver engagement. Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from thePIPPIN tour. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only (Media Night: Sept.10). Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 303.893.4100. (more...)

3) Meryl Streep & Billy Magnussen Behind The Scenes Of INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 30, 2014

An attention-grabbing new production photo from the hotly anticipated big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is now available to view, showcasing multi-award-winning superstar Meryl Streep as The Witch. (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Jessie Mueller and More Talk BEAUTIFUL, Give Backstage Tour
by Stage Tube - August 30, 2014

Pix11 recently visited the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to chat with some members of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. In this video, Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein give tours of their dressing rooms, showing off costumes, fan gifts, and random treasures. Also, musical supervisor Jason Howland explains how a middle school crush led to his listening to Carole King for the first time. (more...)

5) Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - August 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

6) Lindsay Lohan Shares SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsal Photos
by Pat Cerasaro - August 30, 2014

Internationally recognized screen star and tabloid target Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look at the actress striking some sexy poses while participating in a new photo shoot to promote the play are now available to view. (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/30 - 50 SHADES is 'Too Darn Hot,' THE FANTASTICKS Stretches, and More
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

8) BWW's On This Day - August 30, 2014
by - August 30, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

9) New Morgan James Single, 'Call My Name', Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - August 30, 2014

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL standout, notable rising Broadway player and recording artist Morgan James recently released a new studio single titled 'Call My Name' and the track is now available to download on iTunes. (more...)

by Stage Tube - August 30, 2014

Today in 2009, The Little Mermaid closed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

11) Photo Coverage: Daniel Boys In Cabaret!
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Daniel Boys wowed the Delfont Room with his cabaret - and welcomed special guests Lauren Samuels, Rebecca Lock and Lee Mead! Check out our sneaky snaps (more...)

12) STAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Holds Filipino Night
by Oliver Oliveros - August 30, 2014

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's immersive musical HERE LIES LOVE, which has returned to The Public Theatre (425 Lafayette St.), after enjoying four extended runs last year, recently staged a special performance for predominantly Filipino audiences--another special performance is set October, in celebration of Filipino American History Month. (more...)

13) Lauren Samuels and More To Sing At THE WRITERS' PLAYGROUND At The Union Theatre, September 7
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

The Fairground Theatre Company will present a cabaret of new musical theatre writing - The Writers' Playground - at the Union Theatre on Sunday September 7. (more...)

14) Son of Semele Ensemble's THE LIFE AND SORT OF DEATH OF ERIC ARGYLE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Son of Semele Ensemble (SoSE) will present the West Coast premiere of Ross Dungan's The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle, opening tonight, August 30, 2014, at the Son of Semele Theater. (more...)

15) MAN'S DOMINION Gets Extended Run in Encore! Redux Series, 9/13-10/05
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Fresh off sold-out runs at both the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival in June and the "ENCORE" Producers Award" Series in July, 'MAN'S DOMINION' has been extended for another eight performances, September 13-October 5 2014 as part of the "The ENCORE! Producers' Award" Redux series. MAN'S DOMINION is a history in ten characters done as a one-person show that examines the 1916 lynching in Erwin, TN, of Mary, the elephant and star attraction of the Sparks Family Shows, an itinerant circus that toured the American South and Southeast for years. (more...)

16) ENCORE Redux Presents SCHACHNER VS. SCHACHNER, 9/12-10/24
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Announcing the extension of The World Premiere of Schachner Vs. Schachner, a dark autobiographical comedy written and performed by Abby Schachner, Fridays at 8pm from September 12th through October 24th. (more...)

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