Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Aug. 20

Below are's most popular articles from Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) She Can Sing, She Can Dance! Meet Broadway's Next Sally Bowles- Emma Stone!
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this afternoon, Emma Stone will officially take over for Michelle Williams as 'Sally Bowles' in Roundabout Theatre's CABARET revival on Broadway in November. Williams will end her run on November 9, 2014, with Stone taking over on the 11th, and continuing until February 1st. Additionally Tony-winning Emcee, Alan Cumming, and Tony-nominees Linda Emond and Danny Burstein have extended their runs until late March. (more...)

2) Breaking News: CABARET Officially Finds Its Next 'Sally Bowles'; Show Extends Through Spring!
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning CABARET and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)

3) STAGE TUBE: Corey Cott and the Cast of NEWSIES Accept Ice Bucket Challenge from PIPPIN!
by Stage Tube - August 20, 2014

The national tour company of PIPPIN challenged the Broadway cast of NEWSIES to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and the boys have taken them up on their dare. NEWSIES is now challenging Alan Cumming and the Broadway company of CABARET, the Broadway company of MATILDA, and James Iglehart and the cast of ALADDIN. Watch their submission below! (more...)

4) BWW Profile: Benedict Cumberbatch Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - August 20, 2014

Though only 38 years old, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has already amassed an impressive list of credits on stage, on television, and on the big screen. Though he has yet to grace a Broadway stage, I have a feeling that that is just an eventuality as his popularity continues to skyrocket on this side of the Atlantic. Today we are taking a look at his career from the British stage in 'Hedda Gabler,' 'After the Dance,' and 'Frankenstein' to his work on film in '12 Years a Slave,' 'August: Osage County,' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness,' to his iconic work on TV as the 'high-functioning sociopath' titular character on the BBC's 'Sherlock,' for which he is nominated a second time, in addition to his 2013 nomination for HBO's 'Parade's End.' (more...)

5) BWW TV: Kyle Selig and PIPPIN Tour Cast Take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 20, 2014

The national tour company of Pippin recently took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been dominating social media all week. Who'd they challenge in return? The Broadway casts of Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Newsies, and Pippin. Check out their wet submission below! (more...)

6) Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells takes over the title role in the Tony Award-winning revival ofHedwig and the Angry Inch tonight, August 20, 2014. Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harrisplayed his final performance last Sunday, August 17. Rannells joins Tony Award winner Lena Hall as 'Yitzhak'. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Rannells in action! (more...)

7) SYTYCD Recap: Finalists Revealed; Dancers Perform Bway & 'Anything Goes'
by Matt Tamanini - August 20, 2014

And then there were six. We are just two weeks away from the Season 11 (and possibly series) finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance,' and even though this isn't the six remaining dancers I thought we would have just a few weeks ago, that doesn't mean that the talent still on hand isn't as exciting as ever. With last week's surprising eliminations of Tanisha (that one still brings a tinge of anger) and Rudy, the field is slightly more open for dancers to claim a spot in the finale. Though Ricky is still the leader in the clubhouse in terms of guys, the girls' race is suddenly wide-open. (more...)

8) VIDEO: Watch the New International Trailer for ANNIE!
by Movies News Desk - August 20, 2014

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx will take on the iconic role of 'Daddy Warbucks' in the upcoming big screen adaptation of ANNIE. Below, check out an all-new international trailer for the musical film! (more...)

9) We Believe in Andrew Rannells! 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's New Hedwig!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 20, 2014

Broadway favorite Andrew Rannells will return to the stage as the title character in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH tonight, replacing Neil Patrick Harris (who just departed the production on August 17). In honor of his big night, we can't help but freak out about his impending homecoming. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you just a few reasons to get just as excited! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you just a few reasons to get just as excited! (more...)

10) VIDEO: Nathan Lane on 'Birdcage' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'Nobody Was More Kind Or Generous'
by TV News Desk - August 20, 2014

Broadway's Nathan Lane sat down with CBS 2's Dana Tyler at Joe Allen restaurant in Midtown, New York and spoke about what it was like to work with the comedic genius that was Robin Williams. (more...)

11) Matt Bomer, Emma Stone, Zachary Levi & More Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by TV News Desk - August 20, 2014

The ALS ice bucket challenge, which dares people to either donate to the cause or dump a bucket of ice-cold water over their heads, was originally started by the ALS Association in July. (more...)

12) Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute to Robin Williams at 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - August 20, 2014

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams at this Monday's 66TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS. (more...)

13) Watch What Happens- NEWSIES From Screen to Stage!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 20, 2014

In honor of the beloved show entering its final week of performances, BWW is taking a look back at some of the biggest changes made from screen to stage. (more...)

14) Renee Fleming's CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 10/14
by Pat Cerasaro - August 20, 2014

A new holiday collection from world renowned soprano Renee Fleming titled CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK is now available for pre-order. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

16) BWW TV: MTC's Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE COMPANY Meets the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 20, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). The Country House is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. THE COUNTRY HOUSE stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (FX's 'The Bridge,' 'Weeds'), David Rasche (Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate), and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (TNT's 'Graceland,' Take Me Out). The company just met the press today, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company about the new play. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

17) Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Kyle Coffman
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show! (more...)

18) Photo Coverage: Welcome Back to Broadway! IT's ONLY A PLAY Company Greets the Press at Joe Allen
by Walter McBride - August 20, 2014

The cast of the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, including F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Micah Stock, just met the press yesterday. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the press conference below! (more...)

19) IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Starring Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick, Nearing $8 Million Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2014

The upcoming revival of Tony winner Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY has now drawn nearly $8 million before its opening on Broadway this fall, according to Deadline. In July, the production had already sold $5.5 million worth of tickets in advance. (more...)

20) BWW TV: LES MISERABLES Cast Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge from ONCE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 20, 2014

Earlier this week, the company of ONCE took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and in turn challenged their neighbors, the cast of Les Miserables, to do the same. Who did they nominate? The Broadway companies of Matilda, Kinky Boots and The Phantom of the Opera. Check out their video below! (more...)

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