Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Aug. 27

Below are's most popular articles from Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Miguel Cervantes, Ryann Redmond, Curtis Holbrook Join Idina Menzel & More in IF/THEN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

Producer David Stone has announced the creative team and complete casting for If/Then, the upcoming world premiere musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creative team behind Next To Normal, Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director). Tickets for the world premiere engagement in Washington, D.C. go on sale to the general public on Sunday, September 8 and will be available at, by phone at (800) 514-3849, or in person at The National Theatre box office (1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). (more...)

2) Breaking News: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Starring Geoffrey Rush Set To Film In 2014!
by Pat Cerasaro - August 27, 2013

Broadway/Hollywood notable Geoffrey Rush is poised to take his Australian stage role in the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to the silver screen in a film he will star in and produce next year. (more...)

3) Cyndi Lauper on Cyrus VMA Performance: 'So Sad'
by TV News Desk - August 27, 2013

In a radio interview with Australia's Brig & Lehmo on Gold 104.3, Tony Award-winning star Cyndi Lauper shared her thoughts on Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards. (more...)

4) BWW TV Exclusive: Meet EVITA's Newest 'Eva'- Break-Out Star Caroline Bowman!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 27, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with the show's 'Eva', up-and-comer Caroline Bowman. Bowman most recently performed in the original cast of the Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS (ensemble, u/s Nicola) and in the hit Broadway musical WICKED (ensemble, u/s Elphaba). Below, she chats about her history with both shows as well as her current gig in EVITA! (more...)

5) SPIDER-MAN Ticket Sales Suffer After Actor Injury
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, earlier this month, Daniel Curry, an actor from SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK was tragically injured during a performance of the accident-plagued Broadway musical. On August 15, the performance was halted and audience members sent home after a piece of equipment pinned an actor's leg underneath it, causing the injury. According to the New York Times, Curry remains at Bellevue Hospital, where he just had his third foot surgery. (more...)

6) Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

A new season rich with laughter and compelling drama was announced today for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum by Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. (more...)

7) Wikipedia Introduces WikiProject Musical Theatre
by Pat Cerasaro - August 27, 2013

Widely-used user-generated online encyclopedia Wikipedia has introduced a new feature for fans of musical theatre called WikiProject Musical Theatre, offering willing participants the opportunity to help to create a much more substantial database of information. (more...)

8) Adam Lambert on Miley Cyrus Performance: 'Why Is Everyone Spazzing?'
by TV News Desk - August 27, 2013

Adam Lambert took to Twitter yesterday to defend Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at Sunday night's live VMA's on MTV. (more...)

9) Original Broadway Cast Member Erica Piccininni Joins JERSEY BOYS Film as 'Lorraine'; Kathrine Narducci to Play Valli's Mother
by Movies News Desk - August 27, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Erica Piccininni, who starred in the original Broadway production of JERSEY BOYS, will reprise her role as 'Lorraine' in Clint Eastwood's upcoming film adaptation of the musical. (more...)

10) 2013 A CHORUS LINE Profiled In New OFF THE LINE Doc
by Pat Cerasaro - August 27, 2013

The recent revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway mega-hit A CHORUS LINE in the West End closed short of its anticipated limited run earlier this month, yet the production lives on via the stories of its cast members in a fascinating and very meta new documentary on the production and its players, OFF THE LINE. (more...)

11) BWW Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth Dazzles in First Solo Concert at Hollywood Bowl
by Michael L. Quintos - August 27, 2013

Broadway, Film and TV phenomenon Kristin Chenoweth's first solo concerts at the Hollywood Bowl was, as expected, nothing short of spectacular. Delivering a highly-entertaining, must-see event filled with plenty of laughs, many touching moments, and lots of opportunities to showcase her unique talents, the pixie-sized Emmy and Tony Award-winning musical superstar did not disappoint in her two-night engagement backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (more...)

12) Patti LuPone to Launch Concert Tour from Minneapolis in September
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

According to her official website, Patti LuPone, who will soon star in the upcoming season of FX's American Horror Story, will make a series of concert appearances from September through April 2014. Check out the full itinerary below: (more...)

13) Photo Flash: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour Cast Celebrates Opening Night in Denver!
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

The PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour celebrated its official opening night on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO. Check out a look back at the evening's festivities below! (more...)

14) Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Attend Dramatists Guild's National Conference in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

The Dramatists Guild of America recently held their Second National Conference Having Our Say: Our History, Our Future, on August 22-25, 2013 in Chicago, IL. The conference included keynote speeches, legal and business seminars, workshops, and conversations with theatre elite. Participating Council and visiting artists include Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Gretchen Cryer, Rebecca Gilman, Carol Hall, Winnie Holzman, David Ives, Lisa Kron, Martha Lavey, Bobby Lopez, Terrence McNally, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marsha Norman, Theresa Rebeck, Stephen Schwartz, Jeff Sweet, John Weidman, George C. Wolfe, and Charlayne Woodard. Check out a look back at the national conference below! (more...)

15) SOUL DOCTOR Announces High Holy Days Schedule & 'Talkback Tuesday' Series
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

The producers of the new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, have announced the show's performance schedule during the upcoming High Holy Days. Also, "Talkback Tuesday" will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd with Michael Steinhardt, co-founder ofTaglit-Birthright Israel. This post-show discussion will take place immediately following that performance and is free for all audience members attending that evening's show. (more...)

16) First Preview For GLEE Season 5 Beatles-Themed Premiere
by Pat Cerasaro - August 27, 2013

FOX's musical series sensation Glee enters its fifth season with a episode centered on the music of classic rock band The Beatles and a new preview of the ep has been released at long, long last. (more...)

17) Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Julie Harris Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated stage, screen and television actress Julie Harris, who passed away on Saturday at age 87. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 28th, at exactly 7:45 p.m. for one minute. (more...)

18) Tom Skerritt on Making His Broadway Debut in A TIME TO KILL: 'Holy s--t'
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

Tom Skerritt will soon make his Broadway debut in A Time to Kill, as Lucien Wilbanks, the mentor to protagonist Jake Brigance (played by Sebastian Arcelus), in the thrilling, iconic courtroom drama. In a recent interview with the New York post, Skerritt opened up about the project. (more...)

19) BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater & LADY DAY Team Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out performance highlights and interviews below! (more...)

20) HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast Recording Released Today!
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2013

Ghostlight Records will present the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY both in stores and via online outlets today, August 27. (more...)

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