Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, August 26, 2012 - Sunday, August 26, 2012. Catch up below!

1) STAGE TUBE: First Listen - Preview Melanie C's New Album STAGES!
by Stage Tube - August 26, 2012

Spice Girl, singer-songwriter, judge on the ITV1/Andrew Lloyd Webber show SUPERSTAR and now Mary Magdalene in the show's upcoming UK arena tour, Melanie C has just released previews of all the tracks from her new album "Stages". (more...)

2) BWW Flashback: SISTER ACT Ends Divine Broadway Run Today, August 26
by BWW Special Coverage - August 26, 2012

The Broadway musical SISTER ACT will play its final Broadway performance today, Sunday, August 26, 2012, prior to kicking off a North American tour on October 2 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre. Upon closing after a 16-month run, the Broadway production will have played 28 previews and 561 performances at the Broadway Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you on a multimedia flashback through SISTER ACT's divine Broadway journey! (more...)

3) BWW TV: New Cast of MAMMA MIA! Performs 'Dancing Queen' at Taste of Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld was there for Thursday's festivities, and we bring you 'Dancing Queen' from the MAMMA MIA! cast below! (more...)

4) STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo Performs 'Bring Him Home' and 'Above All' on SONGS OF PRAISE
by Stage Tube - August 26, 2012

On August 19th, West End star Ramin Karimloo performed live on BBC's Songs of Praise, singing "Bring Him Home" from the musical Les Miserables. Star of musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, its sequel Love Never Dies, Miss Saigon and the aforementioned Les Mis, the actor also performed "Above All" on the program, accompanied by StEve Young. Watch both songs below! (more...)

5) BWW TV: CHICAGO Cast Travels Downtown for Taste of Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld was there for yesterday's festivities, and we bring you 'My Own Best Friend' from the CHICAGO cast below! (more...)

6) BWW's On This Day - August 26, 2012
by - August 26, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

7) Photo Flash: Broadway Understudies Rock HALF HOUR Concert at Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2012's "Half Hour: A Last Minute Concert" took place on August 19th, 2012, featuring some of Broadway's most talented understudies onstage at the Laurie Beechman Theatre sharing their rare talent—the ability to perform at a second's notice. The concert's lineup included Jen Noble (Ghost) and Delius Doherty (Book of Mormon), Allison Blackwell (Porgy & Bess), Garett Hawe (Newsies), Carly Hughes (Ghost), Stephen Mark Lukas (Book of Mormon), Corey Mach (Godspell), Matthew Marks (Book of Mormon), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Constantine Rousouli (Ghost), Jack Scott (Newsies), Brendon Stimson (Newsies), Julius Thomas III (Porgy & Bess), and Laurie Veldheer (Newsies). Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

8) Tony Nominee Patina Miller, GLEE PROJECT's Ali Stroker and More to Perform at Joe's Pub Benefit Concert Tonight, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2012

Drew Overcash is hosting a concert to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Joe's Pub tonight, August 26th. Tony Award nominee Patina Miller and The Glee Project's Ali Stroker are set to perform. (more...)

9) Photo Coverage: Carmel Dean, Alysha Umphress and More at THE SWEET SONGS OF Carmel Dean at Mr. Finn's Cabaret
by Stephen Sorokoff - August 26, 2012

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, Mass., presented Carmel's Candy Store: The Sweet Songs of Carmel Dean at Mr. Finn's Cabaret. Carmel's Candy Store featured BSC artists and Broadway regulars Carmel Dean (BSC's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Broadway: American Idiot), Lisa Howard (BSC and Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Alysha Umphress (BSC's Funked Up Fairy Tales; Broadway: American Idiot) and Michael Winther (BSC's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick; Broadway:33 Variations/Mamma Mia!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the concert below! (more...)

10) Jessica Hendy and Mike Schwitter Bring TAKE WHAT YOU WANT to LA's M Bar, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2012

Broadway actress Jessica Hendy brings her cabaret "Take What You Want" to L.A. for one night only on Monday, Sept 10th, 8 p.m. at M Bar. (more...)

11) WONDERLAND's Kate Shindle and NEWSIES' Ben Fankhauser Join Lineup for St. Jude Benefit at Joe's Pub, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2012

Wonderland's Kate Shindle and Newsies' Ben Fankhauser are among the latest performers to join the August 26th St. Jude Benefit Concert at Joe's Pub. (more...)

12) Sterling's Upstairs Presents Ilene Graff in 'First You Dream' at The Federal Tonight, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2012

Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents television and Broadway star Ilene Graff in First You Dream tonight, August 26. (more...)

13) RAGTIME Plays Strand Theatre, 9/28-10/7; Terrence McNally Accepts ACLU's Beacon of Liberty Award at Boston Gala, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2012

Fiddlehead Theatre Company, in collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union, with the support of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, City of Boston, announce an exciting new production of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME. The production runs September 28-October 7, 2012 at Boston's Historic Strand Theatre, and aims to celebrate the work of the ACLU, and in particular keep issues of personal liberty at the forefront of people's minds during the upcoming elections. On September 15, 2012, at a special gala in Boston, RAGTIME creator Terrence McNally will accept the ACLU's Beacon of Liberty Award on behalf of himself and fellow creators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. (more...)

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