Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, August 14, 2011 - Sunday, August 14, 2011. Catch up below!

1) GLEE PROJECT RUNDOWN: The Finalists Announced!
by Kelsey Denette - August 14, 2011

This week on THE GLEE PROJECT, the contestants were tested on their generosity. The homework assignment is "Lean On Me," and with only four hopefuls remaining, they're all trying to impress guest judge Kevin McHale by taking turns with the lead in the song. (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Gay Couple Gets Engaged at Priscilla Queen of the Desert
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 14, 2011

The first gay Broadway proposal happened last night at Priscilla Queen of the desert. Yuri Rodriguez proposed to his partner Stephen Troiano in front of a packed house of almost 1700 audience members at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

3) TWITTER WATCH: Alan Menken Wants SISTER ACT Recording
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011 presents Twitter Watch, which brings 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...)

4) Andrew Lloyd-Webber Looks to Sell Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

Andrew Lloyd-Webber has confirmed he is looking for a buyer or partner to take possession of the Palace Theatre, the first theatre he bought outright in 1983 for £1.3million, according to the UK's Daily Express. (more...)

5) BRIDGING TV & THEATRE: Faith Prince & DROP DEAD DIVA - Plus Laurents, Robbins, MAME, GYPSY & More!
by Pat Cerasaro - August 14, 2011

Today we continue our series of conversations with the stars of DROP DEAD DIVA with a special guest on all three seasons of the show, portraying the essential character of Jane's biological mother, Elaine Bingum, and a Tony-winning Broadway leading lady in her own right - the hilarious and accomplished stage and screen veteran, Faith Prince. (more...)

6) STAGE TUBE: Performance Highlights from Goodspeed's Samantha Brown
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 14, 2011

Fresh from their hit Broadway turns, Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal) and Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening) lead The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown. Talkin' Broadway calls the show's writing team of Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk "the most important young writers in musical theatre today." This original musical for Broadway's next generation will run through August 28, 2011 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., Goodspeed's home for developing new works. Click below for performance highlights from the show! (more...)

7) Photo Flash: First CARNAGE Film Poster Released
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

Roman Polanski's upcoming God of Carnage features John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz in the movie version of Yasmina Reva's Tony-winning play. Click below for the first one-sheet poster for the film! (more...)

8) Firehouse Theatre Project Presents Hearts Online: An Online Dating Musical 8/14-15
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011


9) Jeremy Jordan, Rashidra Scott, Rachel Potter et al. Set for Broadway Impact Concert, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

On Monday August 29th, 2011, Jonathan Reid Gealt and Matt Hinkley team up to bring you an evening of songs to raise money for Broadway Impact. Founded by Rory O'Malley (Book of Mormon), Gavin Creel (Hair), and Jenny Kanelos, Broadway Impact is a grassroots organization of the Theatre community and it's fans, mobilizing in support of marriage equality. (more...)

10) Photo Coverage: Mario Cantone and Christine Pedi Visit SILENCE! The Musical
by Walter McBride - August 14, 2011

Mario Cantone and Christine Pedi attended a recent show of SILENCE! The Musical, playing at Theatre 80. (more...)

11) Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dayanara Torres Begin Filming '200 Cartas'
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres and Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda are now in Puerto Rico filming the upcoming bilingual romantic comedy "200 Cartas." (more...)

12) Dee Snider's New Record 'Dee Does Broadway' to Turn Broadway Songs Into Rock
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

Gold Mine Mag recently sat down with Twisted Sisters' Dee Snider, who has signed to do a new record that isn't metal. It will be called "Dee Does Broadway." "I'm taking Broadway show tunes and I'm making them rock," he said. "It's sort of a Twisted Christmas taken to Broadway. But there are some pretty metallic moments there, I'll tell you. Sweeney Todd translates into a metal song amazingly - bass, drums, guitar - so some of the songs are really metallic, but it's a rock record. I'm doing it as a solo artist. I'm working on that." (more...)

13) Tickets On Sale for Broadway Transfer of OTHER DESERT CITIES 8/14
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz's OTHER DESERT CITIES, starring Stacy Keach, Stockard Channing and Judith Light. OTHER DESERT CITIES will begin preview performances Oct. 12 at the Booth Theatre and will open Thursday, November 3. (more...)

14) BWW's On This Day - August 14, 2011
by - August 14, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

15) Playwright Edward Albee Receives MacDowell Medal 8/14
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

The MacDowell Colony, one of the nation's leading artist residency programs, will present its 52nd Edward MacDowell Medal to renowned playwright Edward Albee on Sunday, August 14th. Since 1960, The MacDowell Medal has been awarded annually to an individual artist who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her field. The award is rotated among the seven artistic disciplines practiced at MacDowell; this will be the third time the Medal has been awarded to a playwright. Albee joins an impressive list of past Medal recipients, including playwrights Thornton Wilder (1960) and Lillian Hellman (1976), visual artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1972), composer Leonard Bernstein (1987), architect I.M. Pei (1998), filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1989), interdisciplinary artist Merce Cunningham (2003), and writer Alice Munro (2006). (more...)

16) O'Donell, Shalloo, Pirongs et al. Set for STAND TALL
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

Casting is now complete for the London premiere of Stand Tall - A Rock Musical, a contemporary rock/pop musical by Lee Wyatt-Buchan, Aldie Chalmers & Sandy Chalmers. (more...)

17) Vertigo Announce New Spin-Off Company And New Shows
by Craig Hepworth - August 14, 2011

With a new company and a World Premiere stage adaptation of a bestselling novel, Manchester's award-nominated fringe company look set to hit new heights in 2012. (more...)

18) Dave Koz & Friends Present a Night of Smooth Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

The Hollywood Bowl presents an evening of jazz with six-time Grammy nominee Dave Koz and friends featuring Bobby Caldwell, Sheila E., plus Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Spyro Gyra and Phil Perry. The evening begins at 6pm on August 14. (more...)

19) EDINBURGH 2011: Lucy Trodd's SHOWSTOPPER! Blog
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

Showstopper! The Musical has returned to the Fringe again after another successful year of improvising shows on the audience's cues. We asked the company's Lucy Trodd to tell us all about her Edinburgh experiences... (more...)

20) Foothill Music Theatre Presents CURTAINS, Closes 8/14
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2011

Foothill Music Theatre cracks the case with its summer production of CURTAINS, the hilarious musical whodunit. With music and lyrics by the immortal John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) and book by Rupert Holmes, CURTAINS was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. (more...)

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