Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Jul. 5

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, July 5, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Fourth of July Weekend Guide: The Full Schedule of Broadway, Cabaret, TV & More- Plus FREE Idina!
by BWW Special Coverage - July 05, 2014

Just because the rest of the country will be spending Independence Day sipping drinks at the pool, pigging out at family barbeques, and enjoying the day off at home, doesn't mean Broadway will shut down for the holiday - the shows must go on! (more...)

2) BWW TV: Kelli O'Hara Lights Up A CAPITOL FOURTH
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

Yesterday, America's national Independence Day celebration kicked off the festivities for our country's 238(th) birthday with an all-star salute led by Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event featured performances by: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli; Grammy Award-winning music legend Patti LaBelle; platinum recording artist and songwriter Philip Phillips; multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; the world-famous Muppets; five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald; country music superstar Sara Evans; singer-songwriter Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and HEFFRON DRIVE; and five-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. (more...)

3) Megan Hilty Sings SMASH, WICKED & More Broadway Showstoppers At BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
by Pat Cerasaro - July 05, 2014

SMASH star, Broadway headliner and small screen standout Megan Hilty participated in the familiar annual Independence Day celebration BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR and reminded us why she is one of Broadway's best bombshells with some stupendous musical theatre showstoppers of all sorts - including tunes from SMASH, WICKED and GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES! (more...)

4) Photo Coverage: Original Jasmine Lea Salonga Takes a Magic Carpet to Broadway's ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - July 05, 2014

Lea Salonga, the singing voice of Jasmine in the iconic ALADDIN film took a magic carpet ride to Broadway for a night to visit Aladdin himself - Adam Jacobs! Salonga provided the singing voice of two official Disney Princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004). She was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company. Most recently, she's toured with IL DIVO. (more...)

by Walter McBride - July 05, 2014

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will begin performances on Wednesday, September 10 and officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway (243 West 47th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

6) David Thaxton Remarks On Playing Multiple Roles In LES MISERABLES UK
by Pat Cerasaro - July 05, 2014

LES MISERABLES UK star David Thaxton discusses playing a multitude of various roles in the long-running West End production of the international mega-hit as part of a new interview. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

Les Miserables has a tricky name that many people like to avoid by simply calling it Les Mis. With its recent stage and screen comeback, the Daily Telegraph decided to ask Cameron Mackintosh what he preferred to call the show when he first brought it to the stage 27 years ago. (more...)

8) Powerball Jackpot Winner to Give Money to Performing Arts Organizations
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

The newest Powerball Jackpot winner is Roy Cockrum from Knoxville. Officials state that this $259 million ticket is the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee. However, according to Associated Press, Cockrum doesn't plan to keep it for himself. Instead, he plans to donate it to performing arts organizations. (more...)

9) Jennifer Holliday Discusses Her Recent Comeback
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

On January 21, Jennifer Holliday released her first solo album in over 20 years. In a recent interview with Travis Smiley, Holliday talked about her recent comeback and past struggles. (more...)

10) Photo Flash: Inside the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2014 Preview with Lena Hall, J. Robert Spencer, Robin De Jesus & More!
by Walter McBride - July 05, 2014

Earlier this week, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (running July 7 - 27) presented a special preview of the 2014 featuring musical selections from: Mr. Confidential, The Gig, Valueville, Somewhere With You, Clinton, WikiMusical, Bayonets of Angst, Academia Nuts, Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade. Below, BroadwayWorld take you insid ethe special preview, which featured Lena Hall, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, J. Robert Spencer, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Robin De Jesus and more! (more...)

11) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, July 5- BULLETS, CINDERELLA, NEWSIES and More Lounge Post-Holiday
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 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 BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, CINDERELLA, NEWSIES, and more! (more...)

12) In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by Walter McBride - July 05, 2014

The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and you can check out photos of the company in the series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

13) BWW's On This Day - July 5, 2014
by - July 05, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

14) RSC's HENRY IV, PART 2 Hits U.S. Movie Theaters This Today
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

This weekend the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part 2 will begin cinemas screenings across the US. Henry IV Part 2 was filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. (more...)

15) BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Balfron Tower, July 4 2014
by Adrian Bradley - July 05, 2014

It's an unlikely venue for Shakespeare, a 24-storey 60s tower block in East London. But for the talented Rift Company's new production of Macbeth it creates perfect setting for innovative and intimate theatre. (more...)

16) Review Roundup: THE CRUCIBLE at Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

Yael Farber directs a visceral re-imagining of Arthur Miller's modern American masterpiece, The Crucible, at Old Vic, which began previews on June 24. Miller used his play about the Salem witch trials to draw parallels with his experience of McCarthy's anti-communist investigations in the 1950's. The Crucible tells the story of one man's fight to save his identity in a repressive Puritan community where intolerance collides with lust and superstition, fueling widespread hysteria with tragic results. (more...)

17) Full Programme Announced for Imogen Heap's REVERB at the Roundhouse
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual partnership dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returns for the third year running with Imogen Heap's Reverb, a festival that this year aims to bring cutting-edge contemporary music to a wide range of new audiences by redefining the rules and shattering boundaries. Featuring an exclusive first performance of Imogen's long-awaited fourth album,Sparks, the weekend will include live performances from musical innovators such as Arve Henriksen, the Århus Sinfonietta, Holly Melia, Leafcutter John, Leon Michener, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Soundpainting Orchestra, Maja Ratjke, Nick Ryan, Nonclassical DJs, Pekka Kuusisto, Peter Gregson, Plaid, Powerplant, Simon Steen-Andersen, The Norwegian Girls' Choir and Tim Exile. (more...)

18) THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Returns to the West End, Now Through Feb 14, 2015
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

The National Theatre's multi-award winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time has returned to the West End with a new company at the Gielgud Theatre. Press night is on 8 July, with the production currently booking at its new West End home to 14 February 2015. (more...)

19) David Cromer in THE NORMAL HEART and More Set for 2014 Three Oaks Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly announce the second season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund. (more...)

20) 3-D Theatricals Presents DAMN YANKEES, 7/11-27 & 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - July 05, 2014

Just in time for the country's favorite pastime, the award-winning 3-D Theatricals of Orange County, CA will not only present a rousing revival of the eternally effervescent American Broadway classic Damn Yankees at the historic Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, CA July 11 - July 27 for eleven performances, but an additional six performances at South Bay's Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA August 2 - 10, 2014. (more...)

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