Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Aug. 3

Below are's most popular articles from Sunday, August 3, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) AMERICAN IDOL Contestant Michael Johns Dies at 35; Cowell, Jackson React to Tragic News
by TV News Desk - August 03, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter reports the sad news that singer-songwriter Michael Johns has died at age 35. (more...)

2) Emily Blunt On Working With Meryl Streep & Chris Pine In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - August 03, 2014

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to cinemas this this Christmas via Disney and one of the stars of the film, Emily Blunt, offers some astute observations about her co-stars Meryl Streep and Chris Pine in a new interview. (more...)

3) BWW Reviews: All-Star Cast Brings Lively HAIR to the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael L. Quintos - August 03, 2014

Directed by Adam Shankman and featuring a talented, impossibly photogenic cast that includes Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Benjamin Walker, Amber Riley, Mario, Jenna Ushkowitz and Jonah Platt, the Hollywood Bowl production of the 60's hippie-centric HAIR is lively and unabashedly joyful to the core. This must-see event continues for additional performances through the weekend, August 2 and 3. (more...)

4) VIDEO: Remembering AMERICAN IDOL's Michael Johns; Watch Performance Highlights
by TV News Desk - August 03, 2014

Below, watch highlights from Michael John's appearances during the 2008 season. (more...)

5) BWW TV: DIRTY DANCING Comes to Life Onstage! Watch Performance Preview of National Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 03, 2014

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller will star as Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. The stage musical of the worldwide smash-hit film begins performances August 26 in Washington, D.C. prior to a September 2 opening night at the National Theatre, 10 years after the original stage production received its world premiere in Sydney, Australia. The company just gave a special sneak peek of the production and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Find out what the cast and creative team had to say about the show and watch a sneak peek of them in action below! (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - August 03, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, featuring: Catherine Walker, Jeff Kready and Greg Jackson. Check out clips of 'I Don't Know What I'd Do' and 'Better with a Man below! (more...)

7) Tony Award-winner Bryan Cranston Talks BREAKING BAD, ALL THE WAY, & More
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2014

Known best for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Walter White in AMC's Breaking Bad, and his recent Tony Award-winning portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way, Bryan Cranston sat down to talk with The Daily Beast about his career. (more...)

8) Denzel Washington Film DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS Coming to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2014

DEVIL IN THE BLUE DRESS, the book-turned-film starring Denzel Washington, may be coming to the Great White Way. (more...)

9) BWW TV Seeks Writers to Recap Exciting Fall TV Shows
by Matt Tamanini - August 03, 2014

BroadwayWorld TV is currently seeking talented television enthusiasts to add to our TV recapping and feature coverage for a handful of shows returning and premiering this fall. We currently have a stable of 20 writers recapping over 55 shows this season, but there are a handful of shows that we would still like to cover; check out the list is at the bottom of this post. (more...)

by Stage Tube - August 03, 2014

Today in 1974, A Little Night Music closed at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 601 performances. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg starring. (more...)

11) VIDEO: Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Featured on OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS Season Finale Tonight
by TV News Desk - August 03, 2014

The season finale of the Emmy nominated series 'Oprah's Master Class' with multiple award-winning living legend Cicely Tyson airs tonight, August 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

12) Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning star of IN THE HEIGHTS, WEST SIDE STORY Karen Olivo
by Matt Tamanini - August 03, 2014

On Monday, August 4th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Karen Olivo. Olivo made headlines in 2013 when she announced on her blog that she would be taking a step back from acting and leaving New York City in order to move to Madison, Wisconsin to pursue other interests and passions. (more...)

13) BWW TV: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates John Rubinstein's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 03, 2014

The company of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN (currently playing at the Music Box Theatre) just celebrated the caricature unveiling of current and original star John Rubinstein at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the special event and you can check out what Rubinstein had to say about the honor below! (more...)

14) Jackie Mason on Anti-Israel Celebrities
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2014

Rabbi-turned-comedian, and winner of a special Tony Award, Jackie Mason recently shared his two cents about recent comments made by celebrities that seemed to be against Israel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mason said in a pre-recorded radio segment on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio that there is prolific anti-semitism in Israel. Of such people, he said, 'They come from these kinds of anti-Semitic backgrounds where a Jew is the most disgusting thing in the world to them.' (more...)

15) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 4- 10, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - August 03, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: James Snyder, The Trevor Project, Judy Kaye Sings Bernstein & Sondheim, Remembering Elaine Stritch, and 54 Sings The Wiz. (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: Mark MacKillop Offers Provocative First Look at New Book
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2014

NYC-based multiplatform artist Mark MacKillop, recently released a trailer for his new selfie-filled book, RM XIV. In the short video, he strips down and shows what the off-stage life on an actor is really like. (more...)

17) WICKED UK Celebrates 6 Million Theatregoers To Date
by Pat Cerasaro - August 03, 2014

The wonderful world of Oz is glowing just a little bit greener as it appears in London's West End via mega-hit musical mainstay WICKED, which celebrated 6 million theatregoers last week. (more...)

18) GLEE's Becca Tobin Refers to Deceased Boyfriend as 'Extraordinary' Via Instagram
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2014

As previously reported, the boyfriend of GLEE's Becca Tobin, Matt Bendik was found dead three weeks ago in a Philadelphia hotel room. Tobin, who portrays 'Katty Wilde' on the FOX musical dramedy, finally addressed his death via Instagram. (more...)

19) BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2014
by - August 03, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

20) LES MISERABLES vs. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Charity Soccer Match Set For Today
by Pat Cerasaro - August 03, 2014

The annual charity soccer match featuring West End stalwarts from two long-running staples, LES MISERABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, along with numerous notable soccer stars playing side by side is set for today, according to a new listing. (more...)

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