Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 Breaking News: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen to Replace Laura Osnes in Broadway's CINDERELLA
by BWW Special Coverage - December 29, 2013

Producers have tapped 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen to replace Tony nominee Laura Osnes in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing on Broadway. Jepsen will step into the role on Feb. 4 for a limited 12-week run. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 VIDEO: Idina Menzel Confirms She'd Like to Be Part of WICKED Film
by Movies News Desk - December 24, 2013

In an interview with Digital Spy, Tony Award winner Idina Menzel confirmed that she would love to be a part of a big screen adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical WICKED, currently in development at Universal Pictures. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 VIDEO: First Look - Billy Joel Tribute & More on 36th KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - December 24, 2013

Watch Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg and more pay tribute to the honorees at the annual event to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 VIDEO: Demi Lovato Performs FROZEN's 'Let It Go' at Disney Christmas Parade
by TV News Desk - December 26, 2013

Demi Lovato took to the stage at this year's Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade in Anaheim, California and treated fans to a live rendition of 'Let It Go', from the soundtrack of Disney's hit animated film 'Frozen' now in theaters. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Patina Miller and More Perform at 36th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Airing Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - December 29, 2013

Opera singer Martina Arroyo, pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock, pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana received honors at THE 36TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast tonight, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Below, check out performances by Broadway vets Patina Miller, Sutton Foster and more as they pay tribute to this year's honorees! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 Rialto Chatter: Nicole Scherzinger Will Not Replace Patina Miller as PIPPIN's Leading Player - UPDATED!
by Rialto Chatter - December 26, 2013

UPDATE: A production spokesperson has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that former Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger will not be joining Broadway's PIPPIN, as the New York Daily News reported earlier today. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 BWW Exclusive Interview - Terre Blair Hamlisch Talks PBS's Marvin Hamlisch: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE
by Caryn Robbins - December 26, 2013

Terre Blair Hamlisch speaks exclusively to BWW about the wonderful years she spent alongside the multi-talented, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical genius, Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 STAGE TUBE: Darlene Love Returns to 'LETTERMAN' for Annual Performance of 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'
by Stage Tube - December 24, 2013

The legendary Darlene Love, who's become a Late Show with David Letterman holiday staple, returned to the hit show this week for her annual performance of 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' with Paul Shaffer. Love, who's appeared in Broadway's HAIRSPRAY and GREASE, first took to Letterman's stage in 1986. Check it out below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 VIDEO: Sutton Foster, Patina Miller & More Pay Tribute to KENNEDY CENTER Honoree Shirley MacLaine
by TV News Desk - December 30, 2013

Broadway vets Sutton Foster, Patina Miller and Karen Olivo along with 'Pitch Perfect' star Anna Kendrick paid tribute to legendary star of stage and screen Shirley MacLaine on last night's 36TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 AUDIO: Rare Recordings of P.L. Travers' Meetings with Disney Execs Released
by Movies News Desk - December 29, 2013

The Los Angeles Times has obtained rare audio excerpts of MARY POPPINS' author P.L. Travers' meetings with Disney's Don DaGradi, Richard and Robert Sherman from the early 1960s. Check it out bleow! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 MEGA STAGE TUBE: Meet CINDERELLA's New Broadway-Bound Princess- Carly Rae Jepsen!
by Stage Tube - December 30, 2013

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some of Jepsen's greatest performances that have defined her career thus far. How do you think she'll fare as Broadway's resident princess? (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 VIDEOS: Disney's FROZEN Remains Red Hot Around the World; Listen to International Recordings!
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2013

Disney's FROZEN may undoubtedly be freezing its box office competition, both in the United States and abroad, but most importantly, the film's songs remain red hot, no matter which language they're performed in. Below, check out international renditions of the tunes from Disney's latest hit animated feature, including Idina Menzel's fellow 'Elphaba,' Willemijn Verkaik, lending her voice to the Dutch version 'Let It Go!' (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 VENUS IN FUR Playwright David Ives Boards Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HOUDINI
by BWW News Desk - December 24, 2013

A representative for the show has confirmed to BWW that VENUS IN FUR playwright, David Ives, will write the book for HOUDINI. Ives has been attached to the project for a number of months, as first reported by BWW earlier this year in a video interview with Jack O'Brien. Aaron Sorkin had previously signed on to pen the production, but withdrew in January due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 VIDEO: Sneak Peek - American Masters Documentary Marvin Hamlisch: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Airs Today on PBS
by TV News Desk - December 27, 2013

The 'American Masters' documentary 'Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love' premieres today, Dec. 27 on PBS. Below, watch an exclusive trailer featuring musician-composer Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, and others! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 Lea Michele Premieres 'Battlefield' from Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2013

Glee star and Broadway vet Lea Michele has premiered a new song from her upcoming debut album, LOUDER, titled 'Battlefield.' Click here to check it out the ballad via Directlyrics! (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 Photo Flash: Adam Lambert Attends ROCK OF AGES in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2013

Singer and American Idol alumni Adam Lambert attended Rock of Ages at The Venetian Las Vegas on Thursday, December 26 in order to rock out and cheer on cast member and close friend Terrance Spencer (Mayor/Ja'Keith). The two first met when they performed in WICKED together and then later, Terrance performed as a dancer on Lambert's Glam Nation tour. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 Nick Adams, Jenny Florkowski & Tim Kazurinsky to Join WICKED National Tour, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Jenny Florkowski as Nessarose on Tuesday, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 Review Roundup UPDATE - More Critics Weigh In on AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by Movies News Desk - December 26, 2013

Since our original Review Roundup earlier this month, additional media sites have weighed in on the highly anticipated drama. Let's see what they have to say! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 My Top 20 Songs of 2013
by David Clarke - December 29, 2013

In 2013, I turned 28, which apparently is one of several years at the end of your 20s where basically your life hits the fan and sudden changes surround you. I looked around, and everyone else seemed so happy. Then, I breathed and realized that I have plenty to be happy about. In 2013 I became BroadwayWorld.com's official theatre recording critic and have been exposed to some incredible albums since accepting that title. Some I have loved; others I have not. Regardless of my feelings towards the albums themselves, these are the top 20 songs from 2013 I simply cannot get out of my mind. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW 12/24/2013 - 12/31/2013 WICKED Sets New Broadway Record With $3.2 Million Gross in One Week
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Having recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical WICKED continues to defy gravity, setting a new Broadway record for the highest one-week gross with a box office take of $3,201,333, for the week ending December 29, 2013. The first and only Broadway musical to gross over $3 million in one week, WICKED has broken the previous record, $2,947,142, which it also held (week ending December 30, 2012), and which had earlier been held by Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, with a gross of $2,941,794 (week ending January 1, 2012). (more...)




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