Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/30-8/31/2014

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014. Catch up below!

1) Broadway Vet Victoria Mallory Dies at 64
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014 has confirmed the sad news this morning that actress Victoria Mallory died on August 30, 2014 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind her husband (and former A Little Night Music co-star) Mark Lambert, and daughter Ramona Mallory Lambert, also an actress. (more...)

2) Breaking News: Joan Rivers Being Brought Out of Coma
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

Just in from the NY Daily News, Joan Rivers is being brought out of the medically induced coma that she has been in since Thursday. The paper reports that the process could take until Tuesday, and that the full extent of whether or not Rivers has suffered a loss of cognitive or physical function is not yet known. (more...)

3) Photo Flash: New HEDWIG Finale Photo of Andrew Rannells Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

The HEDWIG social media team has just revealed a new image (by production photog Joan Marcus) of new star Andrew Rannells opposite Lena Hall and the Tits of Clay band in the show's explosive finale. For more photos, click here. (more...)

4) Update: South Williamsport High School Principal Talks Canceled SPAMALOT, Gay, 'Controversial' Themes
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

Smith elaborated that he doesn't want students to feel compromised.... (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein is Too Cool for the Ice Bucket Challenge... Or is He?
by Stage Tube - August 31, 2014

KINKY BOOTS book-writer Harvey Fierstein was recently challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by KINKY BOOTS composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper. Not surprisingly, he received a cold surprise when trying to respectfully decline. (more...)

6) Joan Rivers Update - Melissa Rivers Has 'fingers crossed'
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

Reports this weekend have confirmed that there has been no progress for Joan Rivers, who is said to still be in a medically induced coma and fully dependent on life support machines. While Mt. Sinai hospital has not issued any updates on the legendary comedian's status, daughter Melissa did issue a Sunday statement that 'Thank you for your continued love and support. We are keeping our fingers crossed'. (more...)

7) Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - August 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but 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 JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

8) THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Vocal Selections Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 11/1
by Pat Cerasaro - August 31, 2014

The romantic and moving score for the Broadway musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman is now available via vocal selections up for pre-order. (more...)

9) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 31 - Part 2 - Manila Premiere of THE LAST FIVE YEARS and More!
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 30 SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

10) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - August 31, 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: Elena Shaddow, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber, Broadway on 22nd Street, Molly Ryan 'Come Up and See Me Sometime' a Cheeky Tribute to Mae West, and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

11) BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2014
by - August 31, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

12) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/31- Alan Jay Lerner
by Stage Tube - August 31, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alan Jay Lerner! Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre for both the stage and on film. He won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, among other honors. Some of his best-know works include My Fair Lady, Briagadoon, Camelot, and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)

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