Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014. Catch up below!

1) Entertainment Industry Celebrates Life of Robin Williams in San Fransisco
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of entertainment industry members gathered in Curran Theatre (San Diego, CA) for a private memorial celebrating the life of the late Robin Williams. (more...)


2) It's Official! The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger to Star as 'Grizabella' in London Revival of CATS!
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

It's Official! It's been rumored for months, news leaked out last night in London, and BroadwayWorld.com has now confirmed online reports that Nicole Scherzinger will join the London revival of CATS as 'Grizabella.' (more...)


3) Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. At a unique performance, broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, all three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in the spectacular finale. Two special screenings of Billy Elliot the Musical Live also took place at the historic Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Easington Colliery Miners' Institute, one of the settings for Billy's inspiring story. (more...)


4) Lady Gaga Sings 'Bang Bang' In CHEEK TO CHEEK: LIVE! Preview
by Pat Cerasaro - September 28, 2014

Lady Gaga sings iconic classic 'Bang Bang'! (more...)


5) BWW TV Exclusive: Inside a Magical CINDERELLA Fitting with Paige Faure and William Ivey Long!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 28, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014 ,and the cast and creative team is hard at work making final preparations. In the exclusive video below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge takes you inside the fitting room with six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long and Cinderella herself, Paige Faure. Go behind the scenes of the magical costume fitting below! (more...)


6) Broadway-Bound FINDING NEVERLAND Closes Tonight at A.R.T
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

The world premiere of the musical FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, is presented at A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. The production of the new musical began previews on July 23, opened on, August 13, and closes today, September 28. (more...)


7) Review Roundup: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens on Broadway- Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens tonight, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. (more...)


8) Harvey Weinstein vs. Michael Riedel Update - FINDING NEVERLAND Producer 'Wins', Ice Bucket Ensues
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

In reaction to a piece written by New York Post journalist Michael Riedel criticizing the new musical Finding Neverland, the producers of the show found out that Riedel had not seen the show and had been writing speculatively. (more...)


9) AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 10 - More Than America
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 28, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 10 (Disc 1)- 'More Than America.' (more...)


10) Sneak Peek At Final NYC Rehearsal For AMAZING GRACE
by Pat Cerasaro - September 28, 2014

See the entire cast and crew of new musical AMAZING GRACE at the final rehearsal! (more...)


11) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics September 27 - Part 2 - FINDING NEVERLAND Shares Last SIP, and More!
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our September 27 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)


12) YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens tonight, September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), after 32 previews. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a 19-week limited engagement. (more...)


13) SPACE STATION 76 Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/30
by Pat Cerasaro - September 28, 2014

A wildly, wonderfully unique, witty and frequently hilarious homage to space-themed films as well as a surprisingly dynamic treatise on marital strife in the sexually liberated 1970s, the screen adaptation of the cult stage play SPACE STATION 76 starring Patrick Wilson and directed by Jack Plotnick is now available for pre-order. (more...)


14) Photo Flash: Nicole Scherzinger Poses with Andrew Lloyd Webber + Talks Grizabella!
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

On joining the West End production of Cats, Nicole Scherzinger said: 'I am really thrilled to be making my West End debut in such an iconic show and I couldn't be more excited. To have the opportunity to work with Andrew, Trevor and Gillian is a dream come true. I grew up listening to Andrew's extraordinary music and was lucky enough, a couple of years ago, to record Cats' beautiful song Memory. Andrew's score is breathtaking and I am truly honoured to have been asked to take part in what I know will be a very special time in my career. I can't wait to begin rehearsals.' (more...)


15) Britney Spears & Lady Gaga Talk Jazz & CHEEK TO CHEEK On Twitter
by Pat Cerasaro - September 28, 2014

Pop superstars Britney Spears and Lady Gaga shared a social media tete a tete this weekend when the current Las Vegas headliner congratulated the CHEEK TO CHEEK jazz crooner on her new Great American Songbook album. (more...)


16) Donna Murphy Talks New VH1 Series HINDSIGHT
by Pat Cerasaro - September 28, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Donna Murphy is set to continue her pronounced presence on TV next year with the debut of the new VH1 series HINDSIGHT according to a new interview. (more...)


17) Kaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary Duo
by BWW Special Coverage - September 28, 2014

This season's revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Broadway tonight, and in honor of the playwriting pair's long list of contributions to the theatre, we've rounded up some of their most notable works. Scroll down to learn more about the duo's canon! (more...)


18) STAGE TUBE: Jenna Leigh Green Works on a 'Witch' of a Character for THE RESIDUALS
by The Residuals - September 28, 2014

Jenna Leigh Green has quite a history with witches. First she played the best friend of one on SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH, then she played one's sister, before taking over as one, in WICKED. Now Green is set to guest star on Season 2 of THE RESIDUALS, BroadwayWorld's newest webseries collaboration. And while she won't be playing a witch, she will be playing a character who could be described by a word that rhymes with 'witch.' (more...)


19) Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Laura Benanti, and More Lead NJPAC Gala, NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
by Stephen Sorokoff - September 28, 2014

Tony Award Winners and Nominees took the stage last night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's annual Spotlight Gala sponsored by The Women's Association of NJPAC and BroadwayWorld was there to snap photos of the evening! Check them out below! (more...)


20) Broadway Veteran Michael McCarty Dies at 68
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2014

Stage and screen actor Michael McCarty, 68, died on Friday of heart failure after collapsing and becoming unconscious a few days earlier. The original Broadway cast member of AMADEUS was set to appear in a Santa Barbara production of the show in October. (more...)


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