Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/7-2/8/2015

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Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Sunday, February 8, 2015. Catch up below!

1) John Cameron Mitchell Injures Knee Mid-Performance, Forcing HEDWIG to Cancel Saturday's Late Show
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell, who recently returned to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, injured his knee during the production's early show on Saturday night. He completed the performance, but was unable to perform the 10PM late show, as audience members were told when arriving for the show. A production source tells us that the star was headed to the doctor last night, and we will share further updates as we can. (more...)


2) Rosie O'Donnell Comments on Decision to Leave THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - February 08, 2015

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Rosie O'Donnell is leaving ABC's THE VIEW due to concerns for her health. The TV personality revealed at the Athena Film Festival yesterday that her doctor was concerned stress from the show was causing strain on her heart. As previously reported, this week will be O'Donnell's last on the daytime talk show. (more...)


3) BEAUTIFUL Wins Best Musical Theatre Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2015

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album! (more...)


4) Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Win Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocals for 'Cheek to Cheek'
by Caryn Robbins - February 08, 2015

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocals for their album 'Cheek to Cheek.' (more...)


5) Cheyenne Jackson to Perform at Today's GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony; Streaming Live
by Caryn Robbins - February 08, 2015

Broadway vet Cheyenne Jackson, a 2015 Grammy nominee for the recording of the San Francisco concert presentation of West Side Story, which is up for Best Musical Theater Album, will be performing at today's GRAMMY AWARDS Premiere Ceremony. (more...)


6) Photo Flash: First Look at the New GUYS AND DOLLS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2015

Christopher Swan leads the cast of the 2014 - 2015 National Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS in the role of the infamous crap-shooter Nathan Detroit. Swan joins Lauren Weinberg as Detroit's long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide, Matthew J. Taylor as the charming and slick gambler Sky Masterson, and Kayleen Seidl as the upright, but uptight 'mission doll,' Sarah Brown. Scroll down for photos of the cast onstage, plus design extras, below! (more...)


7) Joan Rivers Gets the Last Laugh! Wins Grammy Award for 'Best Spoken Word Album'
by Caryn Robbins - February 08, 2015

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away on Sept. 4 after complications from throat surgery, has won a posthumous Grammy Award for her recent candid memoir 'Diary of a Mad Diva.' (more...)


8) "Let it Go" Wins 2015 Grammy Award for Best Song Written For Visual Media
by Caryn Robbins - February 08, 2015

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan have won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the FROZEN soundtrack from Walt Disney Records. (more...)


9) Streisand, Rivers, Lopez's Among Nominees for Tonight's 57th GRAMMY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - February 08, 2015

The GRAMMY AWARDS Premiere Ceremony, in which the awards for approximately 70 categories will be announced, will also take place beginning 12:30 pm PT at Nokia Theatre L.A. (more...)


10) FROZEN's Robert & Kristen Lopez Win 2015 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
by Caryn Robbins - February 08, 2015

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan have won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the FROZEN soundtrack from Walt Disney Records. (more...)


11) BWW Flashback: Broadway Says Farewell to Hugh Jackman & THE RIVER!
by BWW Special Coverage - February 08, 2015

The River, the critically acclaimed new play byJez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, will conclude its Broadway run today, February 8, 2015, at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). In honor of closing night, BroadwayWorld flashes back on the show's journey to Broadway below! (more...)


12) Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, and More Win Big at the 57th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2015

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are being held today, 'GRAMMY Sunday,' at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles . The show is being broadcast live on CBS from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Check out all the winners below! (more...)


13) BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- JOHN & JEN's Kate Baldwin!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 08, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway favorite Kate Baldwin, who will soon return to the stage in Keen Company's Jon & Jen. Watch as they discuss reuniting with Andrew Lippa, chat about her new costar, reminisce about her past stage roles and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)


14) Hot Photo: Barbra Streisand & Lea Michele Pose at the DGA Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - February 08, 2015

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15) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Feb 7 - Part 2 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Stays Toned, 'SEVEN BRIDES' Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our February 7th #SIP round-up. Yesterday's #SIPs come from the casts of MAMMA MIA!, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and the SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS national tours! (more...)


16) THE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2015

The River, the critically acclaimed new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, closes today, February 8, 2015 at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. (more...)


17) Benjamin Scheuer's Solo Show THE LION Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2015

The Lion, the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, opens tonight, February 8th, at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street). Directed by Sean Daniels, The Lion will play an extended engagement Off-Broadway through March 29th, following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sold-out productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club and London's St. James Theatre. (more...)


18) Save 20% on the New Musical from the Creator of AVENUE Q in San Francisco
by Contests - Broadway - February 08, 2015

Save 20% on the New Rock Musical HOME STREET HOME from Tony-Winner Jeff Marx (AVENUE Q). (more...)


19) The Theater People Podcast Welcomes LES MIS' Tony-Nominated Keala Settle
by Matt Tamanini - February 08, 2015

On Monday, February 9 2015, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Keala Settle, Tony nominee for HANDS ON A HARDBODY, currently starring as Madame Thenardier in the Broadway production of LES MISERABLES Keala shares stories from her three years on the road as Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of HAIRSPRAY, making her Broadway debut in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, how the HARDBODY Tony nomination changed her life, and how she won the role of Thenardier having never seen a single production of LES MIS. Keala also talks about the darker side of the business, the heartache of HANDS ON A HARDBODY being a a critical failure which resulted in a swift closure,how the HAIRSPRAY tour led to her decision to step away from acting, and her cherished time working as a stagehand while she tried to figure out if she should take another stab at performing. (more...)


20) Glenn Weiss Wins DGA Award for 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS; Full List
by Caryn Robbins - February 08, 2015

Glenn Weiss received the DGA for best Variety/Talk/New/Sports Specials for The The 68th Annual TONY AWARDS which aired on CBS last June. (more...)




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