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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/18-7/19/2015

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, July 19, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015. Catch up below!

1) VIDEO: Ariana Grande Sings RENT and Gives Best Carolee Carmello Impression
by Sally Henry - July 19, 2015

The Grammy nominee recently posted a video to YouTube in which she took fans through some of her between shows fun. The video begins with her singing 'Take Me or Leave Me' from RENT, and later, she channels her inner Carolee Carmello (Tony nominee, PARADE). Check out both performances below! (more...)

2) Lin-Manuel Miranda Threatens HAMILTON Audience Members with Patti LuPone
by Sally Henry - July 19, 2015

HAMILTON writer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently reprimanded rude theatregoers with the single most effective threat possible: Patti LuPone. (more...)

3) Obama Calls HAMILTON 'Fabulous;' Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, and More React
by Sally Henry - July 19, 2015

It's not every day that Broadway actors get to perform for the President of the United States. But the HAMILTON cast got just such a privilege on Saturday afternoon, as BroadwayWorld previously reported. Now a day later, they are still glowing. (more...)

by BroadwayWorld TV - July 19, 2015

Below, watch as Laura Michelle Kelly, Casey Butler, Jackson Demott Hill, Alex Dreier, and Eli Tokash perform songs from FINDING NEVERLAND including: 'All That Matters' and 'Stars.' (more...)

5) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 7/18 Pt 2 - ON THE TOWN, SISTER ACT Tour, and More!
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 18 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

6) Photo Flash: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Visits Darren Criss At HEDWIG
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2015

GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. went to see fellow GLEE alum Darren Criss perform in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH during his last weekend playing the title role on Broadway. Shum took to Instagram to share a pic of the friends' reunion. Check out the photo of the GLEE guys below! (more...)

7) Darren Criss Plays Final HEDWIG Performance Today; Taye Diggs to Step in Next
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2015

Darren Criss will conclude his limited 12-week engagement in Broadway's HEDIWG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, today, July 19. (more...)

8) Photo Flash: Alan Cumming Visits Darren Criss in Final HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Performance
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2015

Alan Cumming came to see Darren Criss take his final bow in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway this afternoon. Following the show, Cumming took a selfie with Criss in the GLEE star's dressing room. Cumming tweeted, (@Alancumming) 'Just saw @DarrenCriss rock it again in @HedwigOnBway. Bravo wee D, bravo!!' Check out the pic below! (more...)

9) BWW Flashback: The Train Is Leaving the Station! ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Closes on Broadway Today
by Jessica Showers - July 19, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ends its extended soujourn today, July 19, 2015 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Below, before the train pulls out of the station for good, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's run on Broadway! (more...)

10) BWW TV Exclusive: SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'Roxie' Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 19, 2015

The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. Today, BWW is continuing our new series SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE! And in this edition, not one, but four leading ladies sing Chicago's 'Roxie' from start to finish. Click below to watch Brandy Norwood, Ann Horak, Dylis Croman, and Melissa Rae Mahon trade off the melody and strut all over the Brynat Park stage! (more...)

11) MATILDA's Tim Minchin Sings and Talks 'Assiduously Ignoring' Conventional Musical Rules
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2015

Songwriter Tim Minchin recently stopped by Sydney to attend a launch party for his musical MATILDA. While there, not only did he talk about his creative process, but he also sang a bit of his score for the audience. Click here to watch the video! (more...)

12) Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Talk Long-Awaited New Musical UP HERE
by Sally Henry - July 19, 2015

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez's UP HERE might be new to public audiences, but to Lopez, it's the product of a lengthy process. (more...)

13) STARMITES Returns To NYC In 54 Below Concert Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - July 19, 2015

STARMITES is rocketing back to NYC! (more...)

14) From the Library of Congress Archives: The Leonard Bernstein Collection Celebrates the Great Composer
by Nora Dominick - July 19, 2015

The Library of Congress has created a magical collection in honor of the legendary Leonard Bernstein. The Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress showcases Bernstein as one of the most prominent figure in American classical music. He made a major impact as a composer of classical and theatre music. His work with students as an educator also inspired thousands of young children. (more...)

15) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!
by Louisa Brady - July 19, 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: Broadway Song & Dance Man: Clyde Alves at Birdland; Ladies of Eve, Featuring Daisy Eagan, Ellyn Marie Marsh, and More; Mara Wilson & Jenny Jaffe Present: Send in the Clowns; George Abud: Never Been Young with Special Guests Mary Beth Peil & Elizabeth A. Davis; and Samantha Marie Ware, Guest Starring GLEE's Alex Newell. (more...)

16) BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2015
by - July 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

17) BWW Feature: Celebrate the City of Lights with our Favorite French Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - July 19, 2015

Paris Je t'dore! And Vive La France! French-flavored Broadway shows and songs are tres magnifique. The romantic 'City of Lights' and the lure of romance with a French accent has served as the inspiration for many musicals through the years. And since France and all of the world's Francophiles celebrated Bastille Day earlier this week, BroadwayWorld's Jeff Walker and Matt Tamanini are taking a look at the shows and tunes that make us go 'oo-la-la!' (more...)

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