Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 7

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, August 7, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV Exclusive: Believe! Watch Extended Show Footage from FINDING NEVERLAND at the A.R.T., Plus an Interview with Jeremy Jordan & Laura Michelle Kelly!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 07, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is presenting the world premiere of the musical Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels. The production is currently playing Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA and runs through Sunday, September 28. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just took an exciting trip to Cambridge to bring you a special interview with the show's stars Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, who play J.M. Barrie and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Plus, check out the first footage from the Broadway-Bound musical all in the video below! (more...)

2) BWW Recaps: SYTYCD's Top-10 Perform with All-Stars as Two are Eliminated; Updated with Full Reviews & Pictures!
by Matt Tamanini - August 07, 2014

Well, if you weren't fully invested in Season 11 of 'So You Think You Can Dance' yet, tonight is the night to dive-in head first. With the Top-10 being joined by an incredible cast of All-Stars, this week's episode brought about as much excitement as a dance fan can handle. Each dancer was, more or less, paired with an All-Star inside their genre, and nearly all of the 10 couples delivered excellent routines. That being said, a few left me disappointed. (more...)

3) Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (more...)

4) UPDATE: Neil Meron Confirms Christian Borle Casting for NBC's PETER PAN!
by TV News Desk - August 07, 2014

Today, Peter Pan producer Neil Meron has confirmed the news on Twitter, posting last night: 'welcome to #PeterPanLive Christian Borle @craigzadan @nbc http://www' (more...)

5) Hello Gorgeous! Barbra Streisand Joins Instagram & Posts First Picture!
by Movies News Desk - August 07, 2014

Stage and screen legend Barbra Streisand is no stranger to social media, boasting over 320,000 followers on Twitter. Yesterday, however, the multi-talented actress signed on to Instagram, posting a picture of her dog (more...)

6) Anna Kendrick's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Sells Out International Markets Prior to World Premiere
by Movies News Desk - August 07, 2014

THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan has sold out most key international market before it makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (more...)

7) UPDATE: Larry David Play Confirmed; Title, Director, Opening Date Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Mr. David spoke by telephone to the New York Times yesterday and revealed that the play, to be titled 'Fish In the Dark,' was a comedy made up of approximately 15 characters. (more...)

8) Jeremy Jordan Covers FROZEN's 'Let It Go' Live
by Pat Cerasaro - August 07, 2014

Popular stage and screen star Jeremy Jordan recently performed a special cabaret showcase in Los Angeles titled BREAKING CHARACTER and a clip of the triple-threat singing a showstopper from Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS is now available to view. (more...)

9) BWW TV: Come Hear the Music Play! CABARET Visits Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 07, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of Cabaret, featuring: Andrea Goss,Gayle Rankin, Kaleigh Cronin, Kelly Paredes, and Kristin Olness. Check out clips of 'Don't Tell Mama' and 'Cabaret' below! (more...)

10) ROCKY's Sexy Boxing Ensemble Takes It Off for OUT!
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Rocky may be on it's way out, with its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre scheduled for Sunday, August 17th, but some of the show's ensemble cast is just starting to heat up. Okieriete Onaodowan, Adam Perry, Adrian Aguilar & James Brown III just posed for a sexy photo series by Out's Cedric Terrell. Click here to check out all of the steamy images! (more...)

11) Gary Barlow Discusses Harvey Weinstein Collaboration On FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - August 07, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently in previews out of town and the composer of the show discusses how he became involved with the project as part of a new interview. (more...)

12) It's Official: Pulitzer Prize Finalist FUN HOME Will Set Up Shop on Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman announced today that The Public Theater's production of the Award-winning American musical Fun Home, following its sold-out, critically acclaimed world premiere, will receive a much-anticipated Broadway premiere this spring. (more...)

13) Broadway's Patti Murin Brings 'Literally Patti Murin' to 54 Below 8/11
by Matt Tamanini - August 07, 2014

Don't let that ingenue face fool you - this girl's got steel pipes and the mouth of a sailor. One of Broadway's most appealing leading ladies, Patti Murin has starred in Wicked, Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu, Love's Labour's Lost, Emma, and, most recently, Fly By Night. Now she is bringing her signature vocal sound and sharp comedic timing to 54 Below. For her solo show debut, Patti will forgo the safety of standards to perform songs (almost) exclusively from the new musicals in which she has originated a role. It will literally be one of the best nights of your (her) life. (more...)

14) ONCE to Play 1,000th Performance on Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical ONCE, will celebrate its 1000th performance on Broadway on Wednesday, August 13. Following the 8:00pm performance, ONCE composer Glen Hansard, who flies in from Los Angeles after performing songs from his new album at the Hollywood Bowl, will join the cast on stage at the curtain call. (more...)

15) Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL with Audra McDonald Announces Final Extension
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, has announced that it will extend its limited engagement for a final time through October 5th, 2014. (more...)

16) THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - August 07, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

17) Photo Flash: First Look at Elizabeth Lail as FROZEN's Anna in ONCE UPON A TIME
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

ABC just unveiled the first photo of FROZEN's Anna (Elizabeth Lail) with Elsa (Georgina Haig) in the upcoming season of ONCE UPON A TIME. Check it out below! (more...)

18) Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada & More Join Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more complete casting for Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey,original choreography by Jeffry Denman,.to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on Monday August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

19) Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

20) Up on the Marquee: ONCE Gets a Makeover
by Walter McBride - August 07, 2014

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Once, based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, is currently playing on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). The production opened to rave reviews on Sunday, March 18, 2012. ONCE won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards.Check out photos of the new marquee below! (more...)

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