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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/6-8/7/2016

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, August 7, 2016 - Sunday, August 7, 2016. Catch up below!

1) STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes Over Disney's Instagram
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2016

When Disney gave Lin-Manuel Miranda the keys to their Instagram today, he did not throw away his shot! In a series of short videos, Miranda blessed fans with his take on Disney Renaissance favorites, including Little Mermaid, Mulan, Hercules, and more! He even managed to get one of the stars from the upcoming Moana, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, to join him on a rousing rendition of 'Gaston,' from Beauty and the Beast. In typical Lin-Manuel fashion, in addition to covering the greatest hits, Miranda stepped off the beaten track for a throwback from 1954's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, challenging viewers to name the more-obscure title. (more...)


2) BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Patti LuPone's Autobiography Continues as She Auditions for EVITA!
by Randy Rainbow - August 07, 2016

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to Patti LuPone's autobiography- this time recounting her audition for Evita. The saga continues! (more...)


3) STAGE TUBE: New Teaser for Disney's MOANA with Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2016

Below, check out a newly released TV spot for for the highly anticipated Disney animated feature film MOANA that aired during the Olympics tonight. (more...)


4) BWW TV: Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett & Frankie J. Alvarez Look Back on LOOKING!
by Randy Rainbow - August 07, 2016

Stars of LOOKING , Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett , have wrapped up the series with a film that recently aired on HBO. Now the trio is looking back at their time in LOOKING, reflecting on the impact of the show, and of course, choosing 11 o'clock numbers for each of their characters... because why not? (more...)


5) STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of The Muny's AIDA, Starring Michelle Williams
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2016

Returning to a role she played on Broadway, Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams stars in The Muny's 2016 season closer, AIDA. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the rehearsal process for the production that Muny audiences are sure to fall in love with all over again! (more...)


6) VIDEO: Idina Menzel Shares Second Song Off New Album 'Queen of Swords' with Camp BroaderWay Music Video
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2016

'Queen of Swords' at Camp BroaderWay Hey guys! I'm at Camp BroaderWay with my girls and we've been playing around with a song from my new album. I thought it'd be cool to share something fun here on Facebook Live! And please check out A BroaderWay Foundation, a cause near and dear to me. (more...)


7) Photo Flash: ALADDIN Celebrates 1,001 Magic Carpet Rides on Broadway!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - August 07, 2016

It's been an enchanting carpet ride for the company of Aladdin since they opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in March of 2014! On August 7th, they celebrated their 1,001st performance on Broadway and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the magic! Check out the photos below: (more...)


8) Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Entertaining Finance's Bailie Slevin
by Something New - August 07, 2016

In Episode 416 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Bailie Slevin, founder of Entertaining Finance, a business management and financial consulting firm geared specifically towards creatives. (more...)


9) STAGE TUBE: Jersey Meets Jellicle in This Doo-Wop Version of Memory
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2016

At this week's Saturday Night Scream, Jersey Boys and Jellicle Cats collided in a special Doo-Wop version of CATS' famous 11 o'clock number, 'Memory,' currently being belted eight times a week on Broadway by British singer, Leona Lewis. (more...)


10) BWW TV: The Cast of American in Paris Makes Us Feel S' Wonderful in Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 07, 2016

The August 4, 2016 show of Broadway in Bryant Park included a performance by the Broadway cast of An American in Paris. Cast members for the event included Dimitri Kleioris, Leanne Cope, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz, Derek Hanson, Attila Joey Csiki, Kyle Brown, Megan Dickinson, Kurt Froman, Derek Hanson, Marina Lazzaretto, Cory Lingner, Nathan Madden, Charlotte O'Dowd, Candy Olsen, Kristin Piro, Sam Rogers, Shannon Rugani, Bradley Schlagheck, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Tory Trowbridge and Scott Willis performing the numbers 'Shall We Dance,' 'For You, For Me, For Evermore,' 'I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise,' and 'S Wonderful.' (more...)


11) STAGE TUBE: Hamilkids Sing Schuyler Sisters!
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2016

Look around, look around: There hasn't been a kid craze this big since Elsa whipped off her gloves and decided to you-know-what! This time, however, it isn't Disney that's leading the charge, it's history, and it's not just happening in New York anymore. As part of a week-long celebration (#Hamilweek), youngsters across the country sent in videos of themselves singing 'Schuyler Sisters' from the juggernaut Hamilton, to congratulate the hit musical's team on their one-year anniversary on Broadway. Check out these adorable kids below-you might even see a few Broadway faces-and see if you can help singing along! (more...)


12) BWW's On This Day - August 7, 2016
by - August 07, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


13) STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/7/16- Rachel York
by Stage Tube - August 07, 2016

Happy Birthday Rachel York! York has appeared on Broadway as Fantine in Les Miserables; Norma in Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award) with Julie Andrews; Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel; Miss Fancy in Sly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss; and Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrelswith Jonathan Pryce. She appeared off-Broadway opposite Julie Andrews in Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together and in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Dessa Rose. Most recently, Rachel was seen in The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman and created the role of Cruella de Vil in The 101 Dalmatians Musical directed by Jerry Zaks. (more...)


14) Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Dancer and Model, Lawrence Merritt
by Behind the Curtain - August 07, 2016

In his 78 years of entertaining, Lawrence Merritt has truly seen it all. From dancing on Broadway in GOLDEN RAINBOW and PIPPIN, to modeling for the greatest magazines, to being an underwater dancer in Paris, Lawrence is not short on amazing stories. (more...)




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