Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/23-8/24/2014

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014. Catch up below!

1) The Bottom Line- Broadway Bids Farewell to NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 24, 2014

The sad has finally arrived. After over two years at the Nederlander Theatre, Disney's NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway tonight, August 24. All this week we've been bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. Miss any of our Special Editions? Check out a recap of all the Newsies love by clicking the links below! (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Following Hometown Concert
by Stage Tube - August 24, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth has added her name to the list of Broadway stars who have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but this time in a sparkly formal dress. She took the challenge after her hometown concert, KRISTIN CHENOWETH: COMING HOME, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, joined by director Kenny Ortega and music director Mary Mitchell Campbell. (more...)

3) STAGE TUBE: Watch the NEWSIES Cast Take Their FINAL Energetic Curtain Call!
by Stage Tube - August 24, 2014

The cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES took their excited final bows at the Nederlander Theatre today to uproarious applause from a packed audience. NEWSIES featured a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. (more...)

4) BWW Flashback: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Closes on the Great White Way
by BWW Special Coverage - August 24, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen, and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway today, August 24 at the St. James Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 156 regular performances and 33 preview performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's run on the Great White Way! (more...)

5) Morgan James Covers Sam Smith's 'I'm Not The Only One'
by Pat Cerasaro - August 24, 2014

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL standout, notable rising Broadway player and recording artist Morgan James performs an impressive cover of Sam Smith's current hit 'I'm Not The Only One' in a new video now available to view. (more...)

6) STAGE TUBE: Tori Amos Sings HEDWIG in Concert
by Stage Tube - August 24, 2014

Singer/songwriter Tori Amos covered 'Wicked Little Town' from Hedwig and the Angry Inch at her Orlando concert on August 23. (more...)

7) Lady Gaga Shares New Clip Of PAL JOEY Showstopper
by Pat Cerasaro - August 24, 2014

Music icon Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album containing multiple American Songbook standards, including the recent #1 iTunes Jazz chart-topping single of the Cole Porter musical theatre classic 'Anything Goes', and Gaga shares a snippet of another theatrical standard in a new social media clip now available to view. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - August 24, 2014

2014 Emmy Award nominee for HBO's acclaimed film adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning THE NORMAL HEART, Matt Bomer, is set to guest star on frequent collaborator Ryan Murphy's multi-award-winning horror anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY, in the new season subtitled FREAK SHOW, according to a new report. (more...)

9) Last Edition: Original and Current NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 24, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway tonight Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we've been spreading the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show. Check out a roundup of the submissions below! (more...)

10) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 23 - Part 2 - Final NEWSIES #SIP and More
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 23 SIP round-up! Check out part one here. (more...)

11) Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - August 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

12) Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Ben Fankhauser
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show! (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/24- OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - August 24, 2014

Today in 1980, the second Broadway revival of Oklahoma! closed at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 293 performances. Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. (more...)

14) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 25-31
by BWW Special Coverage - August 24, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Patrick Page: Good To Be Bad, An Evening of Garland, Saycon Sengbloh, and Paulo Szot. (more...)

15) Oak Joo-Hyun's Upcoming Solo Album to Feature New Frank Wildhorn Song
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2014

Korean pop singer and theatre star Oak Joo-Hyun is releasing a new solo album featuring songs by Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn. (more...)

16) BWW's On This Day - August 24, 2014
by - August 24, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

17) BWW Profile: Sarah Paulson Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - August 24, 2014

BWW salutes Broadway talent who are EMMY nominated for 2014. Today, we look at Sarah Paulson, nominated for her work in the F/X series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. (more...)

18) Hottest Articles on from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014
by BWW - August 24, 2014

Hottest Articles on from 8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014. (more...)

19) Ariana Grande Performs, Takes Home Moon Man at MTV VMAs
by Matt Tamanini - August 24, 2014

Broadway alum Ariana Grande, not only performed twice on this year's MTV Video Music Awards, but she also took home the Moon Man for Best Pop Video for her song 'Problem,' featuring Iggy Azalea. (more...)

20) STAGE TUBE: ANNIE's Bobby Cannavale Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - August 24, 2014

The upcoming Annie film star and Tony Award-nominee Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf***** With the Hat) accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today. Before duming a bucket of water on himself on a city rooftop, he nominated Juno Diaz, Martin Scorsese, and former Broadway co-star Chris Rock to take the challenge. (more...)

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