Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, December 13, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 Review Roundup: AMERICAN PSYCHO Opens at the Almeida- Updated!
by Review Roundups - December 13, 2013

Rupert Goold, The Almeida Theatre's Artistic Director, directs the World Premiere of American Psycho, a new musical thriller with book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It opens tonight, December 12 and runs through January 25, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 VIDEO: First Look - Andrew Rannells, Cristin Milioti on Next HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
by TV News Desk - December 13, 2013

Tony nomined Broadway stars Andrew Rannells (Book of Mormon) and Cristin Milioti (Once) will appear on the next episode of CBS's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER titled 'Bass Player Wanted.' Get a first look below! (more...)

3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga Duets with MISS SAIGON's New Gigi, Rachelle Ann Go, on 'The Movie in My Mind'
by Stage Tube - December 13, 2013

Rachelle Ann Go, who will soon star as 'Gigi' in the highly-anticipated West End return of MISS SAIGON, was invited by original star Lea Salonga to perform at the Philippine International Convention Center. While she was there, Salonga insisted that she give the audience a preview of her performance by joining her in a duet of 'The Movie in My Mind.' Check it out below! (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 VIDEO: Watch Emma Thompson & Jimmy Fallon Sing MARY POPPINS Classic
by TV News Desk - December 13, 2013

'Saving Mr. Banks' star Emma Thompson stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon on NBC to sing a duet of the 'Mary Poppins' classic 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' with the host! (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns to NYC! Inside the Opening Night Curtain Call
by Jennifer Broski - December 13, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical just arrived at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where it opened last night, December 12, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out phtoos from the curtain call below! (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 A Very Broadway Holiday Countdown- 12 Days 'Til Christmas!
by Stage Tube - December 13, 2013

Featured today is broadway favorite Jeremy Jordan singing 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' at 54 Below in 2012. Click below to check it out! (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 Jennifer Holliday to Release First Solo Album in 23 Years- THE SONG IS YOU
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2013

Jennifer Holliday is undeniably one of R&B and Broadway's greatest voices. Endowed with a commanding and irresistible voice, immeasurable range and artistry that few can rival, Holliday has long stood in a class by herself. The dynamic songstress' now legendary show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of the torch ballad "And I'm Telling You, I'm Not Going" in the smash hit Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, made her a household name and introduced her big soulful voice to the world. Her portrayal of Effie "Melody" White, a role she co-created, not only brought theatergoers to their feet for eight performances a week, but also garnered her a Tony-Award for Best Actress in a Musical and her first Grammy-Award for Best R&B Female Vocalist. From Broadway to major TV appearances including (Ellen, Ally McBeal and Touched By An Angel) and half-a-dozen soundtrack credits, Jennifer Holliday is one of the most distinctive, enviable and revered voices in modern music. Through the years, Holliday has collaborated with everyone from Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, David Foster and Paul Simon, to Michael Jackson, Maurice White and Foreigner. She has also sung with the Boston Pops and The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra with Peter Nero, among numerous other esteemed orchestras. She considers herself to be a Broadway Baby and theater continues to be a significant part of her career. Her illustrious resume includes such theatre credits as Sing Mahalia Sing: The Mahalia Jackson Story, Downhearted Blues: The Bessie Smith Story, Harlem Suite (with Aretha Franklin), Chicago (starring as "Mama Morton"), Grease (starring as "Teen Angel") and Black Nativity (starring as the "Angel of God"). The in-demand star has also been invited to participate in Chaka Khan's induction into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame ceremony to take place June 10 at the Apollo Theatre and broadcast later on BET. Considering herself a "bi-partisan songbird," Jennifer is both honored and grateful to have performed at the White House for President Ronald Reagan, President George Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 BWW TV: Watch Highlights from GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2013!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 13, 2013

The 25th anniversary celebration of GYPSY OF THE YEAR, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 10, at this year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR, which included an array of original dances, songs, and skits performed by more than 250 'gypsies,' the most talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from this year's big event below! (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 BWW Blog: Mark Price of Off-Broadway's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Truth, Ghosts, and Squishy Brains
by Guest Blogger: Mark Price - December 13, 2013

One of the first theater influences for me as a kid wasn't a play or musical, but a touring company of Alvin Ailey Company that came through Jones Hall in Houston Texas. By the end of the solo piece "Cry," I was in tears, baffled by how I'd just watched a three act play with no words being spoken. The shifts from love and defiance were dizzying at times, but never melodramatic. And the storytelling was rooted in such truth that carried a legacy of history of those who had danced the piece before her. Flash forward to my first trip to New York in Junior Year of High School where I took a very expensive nap during one of my first Broadway shows until a helicopter onstage woke me up. It was no fault of the actors for not holding the interest of an over-stimulated teenager, but in hindsight, I could see how technology and budget robbed the intimacy of the story being told. (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 Trumbull Update: Students Continue Fight to Move RENT Back to Original Schedule
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2013

UPDATE: Howard Sherman told BroadwayWorld: 'A group of students met with Principal Guarino to offer him a range of suggestions of programs that could be implemented quickly to address his possible concerns, although since he has not been specific in his reservations about RENT, their efforts involve a good amount of guesswork. Mr. Guarino has said he is still considering the request to move the show back to its original date, but as it has already lost preparatory time, one cannot help wonder whether Mr. Guarino is simply running down the clock so that his promulgated dates become inevitable, despite their many conflicts. A group of parents will be meeting with Mr. Guarino on Monday.' (more...)

11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 VIDEO: Orlando Bloom Talks Recent Broadway Debut on TODAY
by Movies News Desk - December 13, 2013

Orlando Bloom stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about reprising his role in the new Hobbit film and his recent experience making his Broadway debut in Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Mary Michael Patterson
by BWW Staff - December 13, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Mary Michael Patterson, who is starring as 'Christine' in The Phantom of the Opera- currently playing at the Majestic Theatre. (more...)

13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 VIDEO: Idina Menzel Chats FROZEN and Barbra Streisand on THE TALK
by Movies News Desk - December 13, 2013

Broadway star Idina Menzel visited THE TALK this morning, December 13, and chatted about performing in front of Barbra Streisand and playing a Disney princesses in the new animated film FROZEN. Check out her appearance below! (more...)

14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 FLASH SPECIAL: THE NUTCRACKER Is A Mouse-See Special Ballet Event
by Pat Cerasaro - December 13, 2013

Today we are highlighting one of the most celebrated and cherished ballets ever composed, now, more than 120 years after its premiere - the new Fathom Events national movie theater presentation of Tchaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER performed by the Royal Opera House Ballet. (more...)

15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 Review Roundup - Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson Star in SAVING MR. BANKS
by Movies News Desk - December 13, 2013

Tom Hanks stars as the legendary Walt Disney alongside fellow double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson in the role of the prickly novelist in Disney's SAVING MR. BANKS. Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 BWW TV: New Trailer Released for West End's X Factor Musical, I CAN'T SING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 13, 2013

I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown, opens in the West End next Spring. As previously announced, Olivier Award-winner Nigel Harman will play X Factor supremo Simon, with CYNTHIA ERIVO (recent Evening Standard Award nominee for The Color Purple) and Alan Morrissey as lovestruck contestants Chenice and Max. Joining Nigel on the judging panel will be Ashley Knight as the ever-positive boyband manager Louis and VICTORIA ELLIOT as pop queen Jordy. Simon Bailey will play the overly affectionate X Factor host Liam O'Deary, with Billy Carter as Executive Producer and Simon's right hand man, Gerard Smalls. BroadwayWorld brings you a just-released trailer below! (more...)

17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Atlantic Theater Company's THE NIGHT ALIVE
by Walter McBride - December 13, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of THE NIGHT ALIVE, written and directed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson. The limited run plays through Sunday, January 26, 2014. Opening was last ninght and you can check out phtoos from the special event below! (more...)

18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 Bobby Cannavale Talks Dancing with Cameron Diaz in ANNIE Remake
by Movies News Desk - December 13, 2013

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Broadway and big screen star Bobby Cannavale talked about working with Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx on Will Gluck's ANNIE movie remake, in which he plays an advisor to Daddy Warbucks (Foxx) -- a part that will be unfamiliar to fans of the stage musical or the 1982 film. (more...)

19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 Barbra Streisand's BACK TO BROOKLYN Hits No. 1 on Billboard Top DVD Music Videos Chart
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2013

In her sixth decade of providing music magic, Barbra Streisand continues to reach the number one position on the charts. Her "Back To Brooklyn" concert DVD has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top DVD Music Videos chart. Achieving that distinction with the Columbia Records release, Streisand has now topped the DVD charts five times. Her success in the DVD field also includes having earned nine Gold DVDs, six Platinum and three Multi-Platinum. (more...)

20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 13 New THE SOUND OF MUSIC Re-Air Promo - Including BroadwayWorld Quote!
by Pat Cerasaro - December 13, 2013

NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC live 3-hour TV event on December 5 was an unprecedented success, racking up over 20 million viewers (when calculating in DVR) and NBC has proceeded to announce a re-airing of the complete broadcast this Saturday, with an attention-grabbing new promo now available to view. (more...)

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