Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 12

Below are's most popular articles from Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Breaking News - Tony Award Winner Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
by BWW Special Coverage - August 12, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away on Tuesday morning (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home according to a family member. has now confirmed the sad news. (more...)

2) Nathan Lane, Harvey Fierstein & More React to Passing of Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - August 12, 2014

As the world continues to mourn the tragic loss of stage and screen star Robin Williams, tributes from many of his colleagues continue to pour in on Twitter and personal statements (more...)

3) STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!
by Stage Tube - August 12, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage through August 17, 2014. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

4) Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL Coming to the Big Screen!
by Movies News Desk - August 12, 2014

Looks like we'll all have a little more homework to do! CBS Films has today announced plans to bring Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown's stage musical 13 to the big screen! (more...)

5) Official Reveals New Details on Robin Williams' Death
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

As the world mourns the tragic loss of comedic great Robin Williams, more details have surfaced on how the actor died. According to the New York Times, a coroner's office official reported today that Williams hanged himself with a belt at his home on Monday, August 11, 2014. (more...)

6) FLASH SPECIAL: A Friend Like Him - A Robin Williams Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - August 12, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on one of the most popular and prolific comedians and actors of our age in honor of his unexpected passing this week, Robin Williams. (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE - Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley & More!
by Stage Tube - August 12, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look below! (more...)

8) Issie Swickle, Gilgamesh Taggett and Lynn Andrews Set to Lead ANNIE National Tour; Martin Charnin to Direct
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

Troika Entertainment, LLC just announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will launch September 26, 2014 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

9) Photo Coverage: He's a What? Inside Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert with Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Betsy Wolfe & More!
by Walter McBride - August 12, 2014

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more starred in Transport Group's concert presentation of THE MUSIC MAN. Hosted by Joe Iconis, the evening included 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey, original choreography by Jeffry Denman. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

10) ALADDIN Composer Alan Menken Reacts to Passing of Robin Williams
by Movies News Desk - August 12, 2014

As the world mourns the loss of comedic great Robin Williams, composer Alan Menken, who worked with the actor in the hit animated Disney film ALADDIN, gave Billboard a statement on his reaction to the tragic news (more...)

11) VIDEO: Allison Williams Thinks Happy Thoughts, Takes First PETER PAN Flight
by TV News Desk - August 12, 2014

People writes that Allison Williams, set to lead NBC's PETER PAN LIVE this winter, is one step -- or swoop, maybe? -- closer to Neverland, as the actress just began flight training for the production. Watch her soar in the video below (more...)

12) BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Pilot for New Webseries- SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 12, 2014, the largest theatre website on the net, is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its line-up of exclusive, engaging, star-filled TV programs. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the pilot of an exciting new webseries, SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?, created by Jamison Daniels and written by Weston Daniels and Patricia McCarthy. (more...)

13) In Performance: Watch LES MISERABLES' Ramin Karimloo Perform 'Bring Him Home' on Banjo
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

In this week's New York Times In Performance video, Ramin Karimloo performs a stirring version of 'Bring Him Home' from LES MISERABLES. (more...)

14) Ben Affleck Thanks Robin Williams For Launching His Career With GOOD WILL HUNTING
by Movies News Desk - August 12, 2014

Actor, writer, director and producer Ben Affleck took to Facebook earlier today to express his gratitude to Robin Williams for the part the star played in bringing GOOD WILL HUNTING to fruition, as well as his overall impact on Affleck's life and career. (more...)

15) PETER PAN's Allison Williams Posts From Recording Session; Set To Sing On GIRLS S4
by Pat Cerasaro - August 12, 2014

Recently announced headliner of NBC's hotly anticipated live telecast of the cherished Golden Age musical PETER PAN, titled PETER PAN LIVE, Allison Williams utilized social media to share a behind the scenes glimpse of herself working on her music in the recording studio. (more...)

16) BWW TV: First Look at Beth Leavel, John O'Hurley, Rob McClure and More in Highlights of The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 12, 2014

The Muny presents the seventh and final show of its 96th season, Hello, Dolly!, directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Ralph Perkins, with music direction byJames Moore. The show runs through August 17, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

17) Jeremy Jordan & Laura Michelle Kelly Talk FINDING NEVERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - August 12, 2014

The out of town tryout production of new PETER PAN-inspired musical FINDING NEVERLAND is currently underway and a new video interview with the show's stars, Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, is now available to view. (more...)

18) Megan Hilty Performs SMASH Showstopper At IT COULD BE WORSE Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - August 12, 2014

Popular Broadway and Hollywood crossover star Megan Hilty performs a SMASH showstopper as part of a new video capture of the recent 54 Below concert celebrating popular web series IT COULD BE WORSE, now available to view. (more...)

19) SIDE SHOW Announces Full Broadway Creative Team! Cookie Jordan, Paul Kieve, Charles LaPointe & More Join Company
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

Making his Broadway debut, Director and Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2) just announced his creative 'dream team' behind the look and feel of his critically-lauded reimagining of the musical Side Show which opens on Broadway this fall. (more...)

20) Theatre Swap! HONEYMOON IN VEGAS and LOVE LETTERS Will Switch Theatres
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

The Nederlander Organization has announced that two eagerly anticipated Broadway productions coming to their theatres this fall, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS and LOVE LETTERS, will switch previously announced venues. (more...)

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