Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015

Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, August 9, 2015 - Sunday, August 9, 2015. Catch up below!

1) Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

2) VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Urges Fans to Not Record HAMLET Performances
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2015

Following a recent performance, the HAMLET star addressed the audience directly. "I can see cameras, I can see red lights in the auditorium," he told the crowd at the London stage door. "It's mortifying and there's nothing less supportive." Watch his full speech below! (more...)

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 09, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's newest leading man, James Barbour. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Majestic Theatre, some of his career highlights, and so much more! (more...)

4) BWW TV Exclusive: Happy Birthday Michael Urie! BWW Visits Oz Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 09, 2015

On Monday night, January 20, 2014 kicked off our 10th anniversary celebration with a benefit for BC/EFA entitled Visits Oz. In celebration of Michael Urie's birthday, we bring you a special clip of his performance. A longtime friend to, during his sold-out run of BUYER & CELLAR, he made time to come to JOE'S PUB to be part of our 10th Anniversary. At the event, he performed a special piece, written by BUYER & CELLAR Playwright's Jonathan Tolins, entitled MY PASSION FOR OZ. (more...)

5) UPDATE: Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson & More Share AHS Character Details!
by TV News Desk - August 09, 2015

Murphy and his cast members shared additional information on who will be checking into 'HOTEL' (more...)

6) BWW TV: 4 Actors, 1 Show, 5 Minutes- Watch A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Abridged!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 09, 2015

Broadway in Bryan Park continued its 2015 program this week - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the first day. This week's line-up included performances from the casts of ALLEGIANCE, Amazing Grace, Something Rotten!, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, and RUTHLESS!. Below, watch as A Gentleman's guide to Love and Murder's kristen Hahn, Greg Jackson, Mark Ledbetter and Kathy Voytko perform 'Gentleman's Guide in 5 Minutes'! (more...)

7) VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Covers Bob Dylan's 'Forever Young' as Audra Mae at #Ham4Ham Lottery
by Stage Tube - August 09, 2015

The first HAMILTON ticket lottery entertainment since its official opening has hit the internet! In yesterday's #Ham4Ham, as the now traditional pre-show entertainment has been dubbed on social media, cast member Leslie Odom Jr (Aaron Burr) crooned a Bob Dylan tune in the style of one of his favorite artists, Audra Mae. Check out the performance below! (more...)

8) AUDIO: First Listen- Meryl Streep Sings 'Bad Romance' in RICKI AND THE FLASH
by Movies News Desk - August 09, 2015

In her new film RICKI AND THE FLASH, Meryl Streep plays a rock star who is trying to mend broken relationships with her family while maintaining her rocker identity. Below, get a first listen to one of the tracks from the film, Streep's cover of Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance'! (more...)

9) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 8/08 Part 2- PHANTOM Tour Celebrates 700 Performances, ON THE TOWN Says Goodbye to Cast Members, and More!
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 8 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

10) BWW Flashback: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Takes Final Bow on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - August 09, 2015

It Shoulda Been You plays its final performance on Broadway, today Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). In honor of the show's journey, BroadwayWorld takes you a look back at its run on the Great White Way! (more...)

11) Kristin Chenoweth Set for 'Making of DESCENDANTS' Disney Channel Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - August 09, 2015

'Descendants: Set It Off,' a half-hour special that takes viewers behind-the-scenes during the making of Disney's hit movie 'Descendants,' will be presented TONIGHT, AUGUST 9 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. (more...)

12) SOUND OFF World Premiere: Cheryl Freeman & More In 'Hard To Be Diva' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - August 09, 2015

A standout showstopper from STARMITES at 54 Below! (more...)

13) Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

14) Friend of Rosie O'Donnell Speaks out Against Donald Trump's Debate Comments
by Sally Henry - August 09, 2015

Rosie isn't just a celebrity, she's also a large proponent and donor of charities, particularly arts-supporting ones. (more...)

15) Photo Flash: First Look at Harbor Lights Theater's GYPSY Starring Sally Mayes
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a cast that includes not only Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, but also many Staten Islanders. Check out a first look below! (more...)

16) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!
by Louisa Brady - August 09, 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: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Alice Ripley: All Sondheim; Evan Ruggiero, The One-Legged Song and Dance Man; and The Broadway Pricess Party Featuring Laura Osnes. (more...)

17) BWW's On This Day - August 9, 2015
by - August 09, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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