Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 31

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, July 31, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: It's Here! Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More Shine in First Teaser for Disney's Star-Studded INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

The first teaser trailer for Rob Marshall's big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical INTO THE WOODS has arrived! The musical will hit theaters on December 25, 2014 from Walt Disney Pictures. Click here to get a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

2) BWW Recap: SYTYCD Eliminates Four, Announces All-Stars! Full Results & Pictures!
by Matt Tamanini - July 31, 2014

I was all kinds of conflicted coming into tonight's 'So You Think You Can Dance.' At the end of the episode, we were going to have to lose four dancers to get to the Top-10. Now, I am all for getting straight to the Top-10 dancers partnering with the All-Stars, but the prospect of dropping four was a little scary. At this point in the season, there were still a number of really talented individuals that haven't seemed to catch on yet, and I was afraid that with four cuts that someone really I really liked was going to go home tonight, without ever getting a chance to show his or her stuff. Unfortunately, I was right. So much of this show comes down to what genres and choreographers you get when, and two of the dancers eliminated tonight I think have gotten tough draws during the live shows. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - July 31, 2014

Today, in honor of NBC's hotly anticipated upcoming TV presentation of PETER PAN LIVE! set to star Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, we take a look back at the high flying history of the show. (more...)

4) Sony Music Masterworks Signs One-Man A Cappella Vocalist & YouTube Star Peter Hollens
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

Sony Music Masterworks announces a worldwide recording agreement with YouTube star Peter Hollens. His debut album will be released on the Portrait Records imprint on October 28, 2014. (more...)

5) BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart
by Broadway Quick Change - July 31, 2014, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the dressing room of Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, who is currently starring as 'Genie' in Aladdin on Broadway! (more...)

6) Trailer & Poster - Michael Keaton Struggles to Mount a Broadway Play in New Film BIRDMAN
by Movies News Desk - July 31, 2014

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) -- famous for portraying an iconic superhero -- as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. (more...)

7) INTO THE WOODS Unveils New Promotional Poster
by Pat Cerasaro - July 31, 2014

An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been released. (more...)

8) Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

9) Photo Flash: New Stills of FROZEN's Elsa and Kristoff in ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - July 31, 2014

ABC just unveiled several new photos of FROZEN's Elsa (Georgina Haig) and Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster) in the upcoming season of ONCE UPON A TIME. Check them out below! (more...)

10) BWW TV: He's Back! Constantine Maroulis Returns to ROCK OF AGES in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 31, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of Rock of Ages, including: original cast member Constantine Maroulis, carrie St. Louis, Cody Scott Lancaster, Josephine Rose Roberts, Katie Webber, Alyssa Herrera, Becky Riker, Michelle Duffy, and Kristolyn Llyod . Check out clips of 'Don't Stop Believin',' 'Here I Go Again,' and 'More Than Words/Heaven/To Be With You' below! (more...)

11) INTO THE WOODS Movie Launches Official Website
by Pat Cerasaro - July 31, 2014

Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS can now peruse the official website for the film, launched today. (more...)

12) Kevin Kern, Sara Jean Ford & More to Lead Industry Reading of New David Austin Musical FINISHING ARTHUR DANBY, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

David Austin's original new musical, Finishing Arthur Danby, will receive an NYC industry reading Sunday August 3. This is the latest effort from the rising star and composer of the new musical Beaches, which received its world premier in DC earlier this year. (more...)

13) VIDEO: Watch Brian Williams Report Casting of Daughter Allison in NBC's PETER PAN
by TV News Desk - July 31, 2014

On the July 30th edition of NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams had the pleasure of reporting the news that his own daughter Allison had been cast in NBC's highly anticipated live broadcast of PETER PAN. (more...)

14) BWW TV: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 31, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

15) GYPSY Movie Finds New Scribe; Barbra Streisand to Star AND Direct?
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

As BWW previously reported, Matthew Warchus will not be joining Barbra Streisand as helmer for Universal's upcoming GYPSY big-screen adaptation, but now Nikki Finke writes that Babs could be considering a dual role as 'Mama Rose' and director for the project. (more...)

16) BWW Interview: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Go Back to School with 'Unlimited' for Old Navy- Plus an Exclusive Song Premiere!
by Nicole Rosky - July 31, 2014

The duo just chatted with BroadwayWorld about the launch of the song and you can check out what they had to say about their collaboration with Old Navy, which projects are coming up next, and so much more. Check out the exclusive premiere of the track and a special interview below! (more...)

17) Photo Coverage: Having the Time of Their Lives! Get a Sneak Peek of DIRTY DANCING Tour
by Walter McBride - July 31, 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. Check out photos from inside the preview performance below! (more...)

18) Jackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan have announced that Jackie Hoffman will join the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN as "Madame Dilly." Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at (more...)

19) Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It's Only A Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport. For more information, visit (more...)

20) Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris Poses with 'Mini-Hedwig' Backstage at the Belasco
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

The official Hedwig and the Angry Inch Facebook recently posted a new photo of the show's star, Neil Patrick Harris, posing with Hedwig's tiny stuffed copy. Check it out below! (more...)

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