Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/11-7/12/2015

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, July 12, 2015 - Sunday, July 12, 2015. Catch up below!

1) Photo Flash: Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, and More in DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) in the original world-premiere musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN which just debuted on Friday, July 10. Designer David Korins has been tweeting photos from rehearsals of the latest Pasek & Paul musical, and we've got them all! Scroll down for a peek at the new show! (more...)


2) VIDEO: Walter Afanasieff to Pen New Music and Broadway Musical for Idina Menzel, Plus New Barbra Streisand Album
by Sally Henry - July 12, 2015

Idina is headed back to Broadway, but not before she returns to the pop music scene. Songwriter Walter Afanasieff, known for 'The Heart Will Go On,' Mariah Carey's 'Hero,' and many more hits, recently revealed that he and the superstar are collaborating on new music and a brand new Broadway show. Check out the full interview below! (more...)


3) Michelle Obama Leaves KINKY BOOTS Cast Heartfelt Letter After Performance
by Sally Henry - July 12, 2015

The Obamas said, 'YEAH!' to Broadway this weekend and 'loved every minute of it.' (more...)


4) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/11 Part 2 - FUN HOME, MATILDA, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 11 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)


5) Photo Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway Barks
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2015

The 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser was held July 11 in Shubert Alley. Broadway's brightest were in attendance, including Tony Award-winner Lena Hall. Below, check out a photo of Hall with Lawrence Leritz with their newly-adopted pups! (more...)


6) Meet the Stars of NYMF: Devin ILaw of WEARING BLACK
by Nora Dominick - July 12, 2015

New York Musical Theatre Festival is in full swing and BroadwayWorld has taken the time to sit down with some of the stars of this years NYMF musicals. Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind, ten years ago, that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created - to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon. MEET THE STARS OF NYMF sits down with Devin ILaw of WEARING BLACK (more...)


7) VIDEO: Got HAMILTON? Tony-Winners Laura Benanti, Helen Mirren, and More Test Their HAMILTON Knowledge with Susan Blackwell
by Stage Tube - July 12, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest musical, Hamilton has recently moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre in anticipation of previews, which begin tomorrow, July 13. With opening fast approaching, the team send Susan Blackwell to see how well some of Broadway's best knew their Hamilton History. Take a look to see how Helen Mirren, Laura Benanti, Titus Burgess, and more did! (more...)


8) BWW TV Exclusive: The Man Behind the Pen- Meet Caricature Artist Ken Fallin!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2015

Just last month, BroadwayWorld announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, we invite you to meet the man behind the pen, Fallin himself, as he takes us on a look back over his extensive career in caricatures! (more...)


9) BWW Exclusive: The Tradition Continues- Checking In with the Recipients of Last Season's Gypsy Robes!
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2015

Today, we celebrate all the performers that earned the right to wear the robe this past season, including Tracee Beazer, Jess LeProtto, Jeremy Davis, Barrett Martin, Katie Webber, Cameron Adams, Jennie Ford, Ron Todorowski, Lainie Sakakura, Joseph Medeiros, and Matt Wall. Read below, as they reflect on what the honor meant to them! (more...)


10) TV Exclusive: BroadwayWorld Introduces SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'The Wizard and I' Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2015

The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. (more...)


11) BWW TV: STOMP Cast Gets Rowdy at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 12, 2015

Broadway in Bryan Park kicked off its 2015 program yesterday - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the first day. This week's line-up included performances from the casts of STOMP, FUERZA BRUTA, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, WICKED and the help of Penn and Teller. Below, watch the cast of STOMP in action! (more...)


12) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!
by Louisa Brady - July 12, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Aaron Lazar in 'Look For Me In the Songs;' Broadway Loves Katy Perry; Charles Busch: That Girl/That Boy; Dan'yelle Williamson in 'All of Me;' and 54 Sings Starmites. (more...)


13) Meet the Stars of NYMF: Steven Hauck of 210 AMLENT AVENUE
by Nora Dominick - July 12, 2015

New York Musical Theatre Festival is in full swing and BroadwayWorld has taken the time to sit down with some of the stars of this years NYMF musicals. Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind, ten years ago, that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created - to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon. MEET THE STARS OF NYMF sits down with Steven Hauck of 210 AMLENT AVENUE (more...)


14) STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/12/15- Cheyenne Jackson
by Stage Tube - July 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Cheyenne Jackson! Jackson has been featured in Broadway shows including XANADU, FINIAN'S RAINBOW, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and AIDA. His first Broadway leading role in ALL SHOOK UP earned him a Theatre World Award for 'Outstanding Broadway Debut.' He's been seen in such television shows such as 30 ROCK, GLEE, UGLY BETTY, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. (more...)


15) Meet the Stars of NYMF: Liz McCartney of TONYA & NANCY
by Nora Dominick - July 12, 2015

New York Musical Theatre Festival is in full swing and BroadwayWorld has taken the time to sit down with some of the stars of this years NYMF musicals. Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind, ten years ago, that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created - to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon. MEET THE STARS OF NYMF sits down with Liz McCartney of TONYA & NANCY (more...)


16) Photo Flash: Lea Michele Takes Over SCREAM QUEENS Instagram For Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - July 12, 2015

Cast member Lea Michele has taken over the SCREAM QUEENS Instagram account to post pics of the event, and we've got them all! Check them out below! (more...)


17) Review Roundup: New Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2015

Touted as 'the first Filipino-produced musical for the world,' SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER kicks off its new Asian tour in a strictly limited one-month run in Manila playing all weekends at The Theatre in Solaire Resort and Casino from July 3 to 26. Performances are also set at Istana Budaya (Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) from September 4 to 13 and at MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands (10 Bayfront Ave., Singapore) from September 25 to October 4. (more...)


18) Photo Flash: First Look at Brittany Walters, Alexis Sims, Dorian McCorey, & More in Theatre Raleigh's DREAMGIRLS Directed by Lauren Kennedy
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2015

Catch the dream when Theatre Raleigh presents Dreamgirls at Kennedy Theatre tonight, July 8-26 (July 8 Preview Night, July 9 Opening Night). Don't miss this amazing production and the next installment of the Hot Summer Nights series. (more...)


19) Samantha Marie Ware, Christy Altomare & More Join BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY at 54 Below Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2015

On July 13th over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate larger-than-life recording artist Katy Perry at 54 Below, singing her signature party anthems and her most heartfelt hits. The team has added more voices to the night's lineup! (more...)


20) From the Library of Congress Archives: The National Jukebox
by Nora Dominick - July 12, 2015

The Library of Congress is proud to present the National Jukebox archives. The National Jukebox looks to make historical sound recording available for free to the public. The jukebox includes recordings from the Library of Congress collections. (more...)




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