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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/3-9/4/2016


Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, September 4, 2016 - Sunday, September 4, 2016. Catch up below!

1) The Beast is Back- Get to Know New HAMILTON Star, Mandy Gonzalez!
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2016

For those who have yet to experience the greatness of the Beast (as her fans affectionately call her), we've collected some of her most powerful performances below! (more...)

2) Barbra Streisand Makes History Again with ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway; It's Officially Her 11th #1 Album
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2016

It's official this evening from Billboard via the RIAA! Barbra Streisand has made music history yet again- this time for having eleven of her albums reach #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her latest album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway was just released on from Columbia Records, and sold over 150,000+ copies in its first week (ahead of Britney Spears, Florida Georgia Line, and Frank Ocean). Streisand continues to be the female artist with the most #1 albums and the first artist with #1's in each of the six decades of her career. It's no wonder she remains 'Broadway's greatest export.' (more...)

by Marissa Sblendorio - September 04, 2016

This weekend, we sadly say goodbye to three groundbreaking productions as they take their final bows: AN ACT OF GOD, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and LES MISERABLES.  (more...)

4) ON THE SCENE with Randy Rainbow: At the End of the Day, How Well Do You Know LES MISERABLES?
by Randy Rainbow - September 04, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will end its acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway today, September 4, 2016 at the Imperial Theater (239 West 45th Street) after 1,024 performances. In total, since the 1987 opening of the original production, LES MISERABLES will have played 8,200 performances on Broadway.  How well to ordinary New Yorkers know Broadway's most cherished musical? Randy Rainbow is on the scene to find out! (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: Joshua Henry Showcases Guitar Talents with Acoustic Cover of 'Schuyler Sisters'
by Stage Tube - September 04, 2016

Fans may not be able to see the epic Ham4HamShow outside the Richard Rodgers anymore, but Joshua Henry, who plays Burr in the upcoming Chicago production of Hamilton, is keeping them musically entertained in the meantime. Henry's taken to posting videos of himself and other cast members covering songs from the beloved show. His latest take is an acoustic cover of Schuyler Sisters, and you can check out the video below! (more...)

6) BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
by - September 04, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

7) Sarah Brightman Announces Mexico Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2016

Sarah is delighted to announce that her spectacular GALA - An Evening With Sarah Brightman show will be coming to Mexico this December. Mailing list subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Sarah's Mexico shows BEFORE they go on general sale to the public on Wednesday September 7th.  (more...)

8) BWW Interview: The Ensemblist Podcast Returns for a Second Season
by Ashlee Latimer - September 04, 2016

Known as 'the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out,' The Ensemblist podcast has become the champion of the unsung performance heroes and inner workings of the theatre world. Co-created and co-hosted by Nikka Graff Lanzarote (Chicago, Women on the Verge) and Mo Brady (SMASH, The Addams Family), the podcast has covered everything from the Gypsy Robe ceremony, to the audition process, to what it's like to be a Broadway babysitter during its first three years on the air. Now, following a successful first season covering the 'Ensemblist Essentials,' this past spring, The Ensemblist is entering into its second season (check out the first episode below!) and I sat down to talk with Nikka and Mo about how the podcast has grown, what it looks like to balance careers in the arts with being podcast masters, which Broadway ensemble they'd like to join, and more-check out the full interview below! (more...)

9) BWW Review: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter Rarity A DAY BY THE SEA With Deft Delicacy
by Michael Dale - September 04, 2016

Though his name is scarcely remembered on American shores, N.C. Hunter was one of the more popular English playwrights during the 1950s. His genteel dramas would feature such distinguished cast members as John Gielgud, Sybil Thorndike, Ingrid Bergman, Ralph Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael Redgrave, but his work fell out of favor with the rise of Britain's 'angry young men' playwrights. (more...)

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