Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Aug. 31

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, August 31, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Weds Kennedy Center's Michael M. Kaiser and John Roberts
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex wedding today, August 31, when she weds Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts at the arts center in Washington, D.C. (more...)

2) InDepth InterView: Meat Loaf Talks New Las Vegas Residency, Plus Broadway, Hollywood, Upcoming Album & More
by Pat Cerasaro - August 31, 2013

Today we are talking to one of the most notably theatrical and animated performers in music history known for his operatic onstage antics as well as his acting in a number of notable stage and screen properties over his forty-year career besides his legendary recording work - the one and only Meat Loaf. Analyzing the magical musical ingredients that have made BAT OUT OF HELL one of the bestselling albums of all time, as well as the worldwide success of its sequel and its lead single 'I'd Do Anything For Love' and his ongoing relationship with the peerless rock visionary of a creator behind them both, Jim Steinman, Loaf nee Aday sheds some new light on his rich recording legacy, then and now. Additionally, Loaf shares first news of his upcoming re-teaming with Steinman on tracks for his new BRAVE & CRAZY album as well as shares some candid and vivid touring stories old and new involving the idiosyncratic and iconic rock pair. Most importantly, Loaf gives us the 411 on his new Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, ROCKTELLZ & COCKTAILS PRESENTS Meat Loaf for six weeks beginning September 26 and also outlines what fans can expect catching him on tour, too. Plus, Loaf recounts his various experiences on the Broadway and Hollywood adaptations of the ever-enduring ultimate cult classic as it marks its fortieth anniversary, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, and also imparts memories from his early days in New York, recounting stage roles in musicals like HAIR and Steinman's own MORE THAN YOU DESERVE, as well as roles in Shakespearean drama and comedy byway of OTHELLO and AS YOU LIKE - not to mention the infamous ROCKABYE HAMLET '70s rock musical - among others. All of that, thoughts on the upcoming FIGHT CLUB sequel, choosing newcomer Michael Bay and casting Angelina Jolie for BAT 2 music videos, memories of appearing on GLEE as well as information on multiple upcoming film appearances and insights into show business in general - and much, much more! (more...)

3) VIDEO: The Skivvies and Miley Perform 'Twerking in the USA'
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley) are joined by Miley Cyrus (played by Leslie McDonel of AMERICAN IDIOT, LEGALLY BLONDE, & HAIRSPRAY) to explain that twerking has been around for ages. In this parody video, they sing through the musical evolution of twerking from Gershwin's 'Nice Twerk if you Can Get It' to 'Twerking 9 to 5'. Check it out below! (more...)

4) VIDEO: Cory Monteith in ALL THE WRONG REASONS Trailer
by Movies News Desk - August 31, 2013

Myriad Pictures just released the trailer for its upcoming film ALL THE WRONG REASONS, starring Cory Monteith, who died at 31 due to accidental drug overdose last month. ALL THE WRONG REASONS is one of two Monteith films that will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, along with MCCANICK. Watch the actor shine in one of his last roles below! (more...)

5) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 31 - KINKY BOOTS 'Twerking Hard', LES MIS at Surflight and More!
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 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 KINKY BOOTS channeling Miley Cyrus' performance at the VMAs, MATILDA on Broadway and across the pond, SOUL DOCTOR, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE FANTASTICKS, AVENUE Q, TOP HAT and A CHORUS LINE in the West End, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, CATS in Toronto, JUDAS REDUX in Chicago, LES MIS at Surflight and more! (more...)

6) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/31- Alan Jay Lerner
by - August 31, 2013

Happy Birthday, Alan Jay Lerner! Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. Some of his best-know works include My Fair Lady, Briagadoon, Camelot, and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)

7) VIDEO: First Look - DOWNTON ABBEY Releases Season 4 Trailer!
by TV News Desk - August 31, 2013

Check out the new trailer for DOWNTON ABBEY series 4, which will debut this fall on ITV and returns to PBS in the US in January. Watch it below! (more...)

8) CHICAGO, Starring Paige Davis, Carol Woods and John O'Hurley, Kicks Off National Tour Today in WA
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

Paige Davis and Carol Woods are headed back to CHICAGO, packing up and heading out on the road with Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly beginning today, August 31, in Tacoma, Washington. Television star John O'Hurley is also featured in the national tour, performing in a number of cities as Billy Flynn. (more...)

9) BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2013
by - August 31, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

10) Official: Harry Connick Jr. Will Be Third AMERICAN IDOL Judge
by TV News Desk - August 31, 2013

With auditions already underway for the next season of AMERICAN IDOL, FOX has yet to announce its full lineup of judges who will replace exiting panelists Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. (more...)

11) A CHORUS LINE Closes in London Today; UK Tour Planned Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

The West End's A Chorus Line will close at the London Palladium today, 31 August 2013. It will then begin a European tour before returning to the UK for a tour 'beginning in autumn 2014'. (more...)

12) Photo Flash: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart-Led NO MAN'S LAND Closes at Berkeley Rep Today; Preps for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

Two of the most iconic plays of the 20th Century, Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT will open on Broadway at the Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, this fall. Starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley directed by Sean Mathias, the productions end their run at Berkeley Rep today, August 31. Scroll down for a look at the stars in action at Berkeley Rep as they prepare for Broadway! BroadwayWord brings you photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

13) Annual Summer Triple Arts Intensive Completes Its Run
by Marakay Rogers - August 31, 2013

The annual summer high school theatre intensive run by Tony nominees Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise presented new takes on ANNIE and MATILDA, while encouraging student self-discovery (more...)

14) Bryce Dallas Howard to Talk Family Legacy at Hollywood Networking Breakfast, 9/14
by Movies News Desk - August 31, 2013

Sandra Lord, founder of The Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB), has announced that Bryce Dallas Howard will take the hot seat for the Hollywood Networking Breakfast at Raleigh Studios, on Sept 14th. (more...)

15) THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN Returns to The Grove for One Night Only Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2013

By popular demand, THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN is returning to The Grove for one night only tonight August 31 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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