Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 30

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, July 30, 2009. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) STAGE TUBE: AMERICAN IDOL's Adam Lambert Visits 'Reality Rocks'
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 30, 2009

AMERICAN IDOL season eight favorite took some time out of his busy schedule with 'IDOL ROCKS LIVE' and sat down with music blog "Reality Rocks" to discuss the AI Tour and his debut album. (more...)

2) Hensley And Oscar To Join Bart In 'YOUNG FRANK' Tour, Begins In Providence 9/29
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Broadway In Chicago is excited to announce Tony Award winners Roger Bart and Shuler Hensley will reprise the roles of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and The Monster in the first national tour of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. The Chicago engagement will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited six week engagement November 3 - December 13, 2009. (more...)

3) President Obama Names 2009 Medal Of Freedom Recipients; Rivera, Poitier And Milk Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

President Obama today named 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom. America's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who make an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (more...)

4) Photo Coverage: 'Taking Woodstock' Premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
by Walter McBride - July 30, 2009

Taking Woodstock is coming to select cities on August 14th from Focus Features. The film had a New York City premiere on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on 143 East Houston Street (between Chrystie and Allen Streets). cameras were there as the stars arrived! (more...)

5) Photo Coverage: Block, Jackson, Allen and More Guest At 'PAWS FOR STYLE' 10th Anniversary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Paws for Style, the first charity dog fashion event created in 1999, was the premier and is the original pet fashion show designed to raise money and awareness for animal rescue. The event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Paws for Style took place Monday, July 27th at M2 Ultra Lounge. (more...)

6) Goldberg, Foster and Thompson Guest On New 'BATTERY'S DOWN' 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Broadway's Sutton Foster and Jennifer Laura Thompson are among the guest stars appearing in "Something Just Broke," the latest episode of Jake Wilson's web series "The Battery's Down." (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Broadway's HAMLET, Starring Jude Law
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

HAMLET comes to Broadway following sold out engagements in London's West End and at Elsinore in Denmark. The production will begin performances at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Saturday, September 12 for a strictly limited run of twelve weeks only. Opening night is Tuesday, October 6. (more...)

8) Kerry O'Malley Steps In As 'Mum' In BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/6
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Kerry O'Malley played her first performance as Mum in BILLY ELLIOT on Tuesday July 28th. O'Malley steps in for Leah Hocking, who originated the role for 6 weeks while Hocking is away from the show. (more...)

9) Complete Casting Announced For Broadway's HAMLET With Jude Law; Previews 9/12, Opening 10/6
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Producer Arielle Tepper Madover and the Donmar Warehouse are pleased to announce the complete Broadway cast for William Shakespeare's HAMLET, with Jude Law in the title role, directed by Michael Grandage. The production will begin performances at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Saturday, September 12 for a strictly limited run of twelve weeks only. Opening night is Tuesday, October 6. (more...)

10) John Lloyd Young Says 'Oy Vey!' To The Bay Area Reporter
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young recently spoke to the Bay Area Reporter about his new film, "Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!" In the new comedy, Young portrays a young gay man, the title role, and stars opposite Jai Rodriguez. (more...)

11) Billboard Top Cast Albums Chart: Week Ending 7/26
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Billboard's Top Cast Albums chart for week ending 7/26/2009. (more...)

12) Photo Flash: First Photo from the Touring Company of August: Osage County
by Greg Rice - July 30, 2009

August: Osage County in Denver at the Ellie Caulkins Theatre. (more...)

13) Bette Midler To Co-Host 'LIVE!' Alongside Kelly Friday, July 31
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

The Divine Miss M herself, Bette Midler, will join Kelly as her guest co-host on "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" tomorrow, Friday, July 31. Featured on the show will be Comedian Adam Sandler plus TOP DOG WEEK continues and another chef prepares a tasty grilled dish for LIVE's "Ultimate Hometown Grill Off." (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Debuts at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Birdland presented the legendary jazz singer Marilyn Maye in "Something Cool" for two shows only, Tuesday, July 28 at 8:30 & 11pm. The event was Maye's debut at the historic music room. (more...)

15) Photo Coverage: THE BOYS UPSTAIRS Sneak Peek Benefit at Soho House
by Peter James Zielinski - July 30, 2009

The producers behind the World-Premiere of Jason Mitchell's new gay comedy THE BOYS UPSTAIRS - part of the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival - hosted a benefit on Monday, July 27 at Soho House (29-35 Ninth Avenue). (more...)

16) The Roundabout Theatre Celebrates Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday 3/22/2010 With A Star Studded Tribute
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Stephen Sondheim turns 80 on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 and Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will celebrate this landmark with a star-studded tribute at the 2010 Spring Gala: Sondheim 80. (more...)

17) Blanchard, Lindsay, Massey Join Gilbert In Paper Mill Playhouse's LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE-THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) is proud to announce the opening of the theater's 71st season with Little House on the Prairie - The Musical. (more...)

18) TWITTER WATCH: GLEE Star Lea Michele - 'At DANCE!'
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009 presents it's newest column, Twitter Watch, which will bring you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter! (more...)

19) Atlantic Theater Company Announces Casting For Brunstetter's OOHRAH!, Previews Begin 9/1, Opens 9/10
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the first production of its 2009-2010 season, the world premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's play OOHRAH!, directed by Evan Cabnet. The production will feature Cassie Beck, Sami Gayle, Darren Goldstein, J.R. Horne, Jennifer Mudge, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and Maximilian Osinski. (more...)

20) 'Dare' Film Starring Rossum, Gasteyer, Bernhard, Huffman & Cumming to Premiere 11/13
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2009

Image Entertainment, Inc. a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, announced today that it has acquired all North American rights to "Dare," starring Emmy Rossum ("The Phantom of the Opera"), Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights"), Ashley Springer ("Teeth"), Ana Gasteyer ("Mean Girls"), and Rooney Mara ("Nightmare on Elm Street"), along with Sandra Bernhard and Alan Cumming. Image will release the film in theaters this Fall, starting with New York and Los Angeles on November 13, 2009. (more...)

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