Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Friday, December 20, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 IT'S OFFICIAL: Marvel Confirms Paul Rudd Will Star in ANT-MAN
by Movies News Desk - December 20, 2013

Marvel has officially confirmed that Rudd will indeed star in director Edgar Wright's film. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 El Capitan Theatre to Host Sing-A-Long MARY POPPINS Screenings, 1/10-20
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2013

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will sing in the New Year with a special return engagement of the Sing-A-Long version of Walt Disney's classic 'Mary Poppins,' from January 10th through the 20th, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 FLASH FRIDAY: A Jolly Holiday Celebration
by Pat Cerasaro - December 20, 2013

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4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 Photo Flash: New Poster Revealed for THE LAST 5 YEARS Film with Jeremy Jordan & Anna Kendrick
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2013

Academy Award and Tony Award nominated actress Anna Kendrick and Tony Award and Grammy Award nominated Jeremy Jordan ('Smash,'Joyful Noise) star in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical The Last 5 Years, written and directed by Academy Award nominee Richard LaGravenese. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you just-released art for the film adaptation! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 Review Roundup: STEPHEN WARD Opens in the West End- UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - December 20, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens tonight, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 InDepth InterView: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Talk THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIVE!, PIPPIN Movie, Oscars 2014, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 20, 2013

Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to two of the hottest producers in Hollywood and on Broadway all about their recent smash hit December with the ratings bonanza of NBC's live presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC as well as the three-network tent-pole two-night TV event, BONNIE & CLYDE - the peerless Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Discussing all aspects of the unprecedented live presentation, Zadan and Meron outline the process of bringing the gigantic production to the small screen and grant us a vivid look behind the scenes of the big show. Additionally, Zadan and Meron comment on the social media frenzy that occurred during the 25+ million-viewed telecast as well as their reaction to criticism of country music superstar Carrie Underwood in the starring role, as well as their longstanding relationship with NBC in general. Plus, Zadan and Meron also clue us in on what elements they seek out in special events such as this as we look ahead to next year's confirmed major live musical - whatever could it be?! Besides all about THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Zadan and Meron also offer us the 411 on a number of other projects immediately upcoming in 2014 and far beyond, with a special focus on their just-announced Harvey Weinstein collaboration on a feature film version of Stephen Schwartz's beloved PIPPIN, as well as first news on a forthcoming original Beach Boys jukebox musical currently in development and preliminary information on the pilot for a new musical series inspired by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren titled SONGBYRD, set to shoot in January. All of that, reflections on last year's sensational Academy Awards broadcast hosted by the controversial Seth MacFarlane and a look ahead to this year's Zadan & Meron-produced Oscars show - set to be hosted by daytime queen Ellen Degeneres - as well as stories from their early years producing cabaret showcases and penning books on theatre as well as much, much more in this all-encompassing conversation with the most important men in movie musicals. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 VIDEO: Lea Michele Performs 'Cannonball' on X FACTOR Finale
by TV News Desk - December 20, 2013

Lea Michele jumped into The X Factor finale fray last night with her explosive performance of 'Cannonball,' from her upcoming solo debut CD, 'Louder!' Watch the performance below! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- In Honor of Beyonce's New Surprise Album!
by Breaking Down the Riffs - December 20, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Beyonce with Honey Ribar. Check out the full episode below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 Exclusive Photo Coverage: Perez Hilton Reveals His Holiday Dishlist for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 20, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from Perez Hilton's recording session for 'Perez' 2013 Holiday Dishlist.' (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 LONDON UPDATE: Performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Cancelled, Statements Released from SOLT and Nimax
by BWW Special Coverage - December 20, 2013

Performances of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time have been cancelled on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December. Customers should contact their point of purchase to arrange exchanges or refunds. The National Theatre and Apollo Theatre will advertise details regarding the future status of performances once this is known. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 ALL EYES ON WHAT MAKES A GREAT CHRISTMAS ALBUM: Record Executive Jay Landers 'Weighs-in' with Richard Jay-Alexander
by Richard Jay-Alexander - December 20, 2013

Jay is an enormous fan of Broadway and all its denizens and has done many Broadway Cast Albums, but he has also worked with every great star of our time in every category of music. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 UPDATE: Apollo Theatre Collapse Due to 'Heavy Downpour' One Hour Before Performance
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2013

The UK's Telegraph is now reporting that emergency services believe the ceiling collapse of the historic theater was 'probably caused by an abnormally heavy downpour swamping the roof' (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 Broadway-Bound VIOLET Will Be 'Retooled' One-Act Version
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2013

Composer Jeanine Tesori just revealed in an interview with Variety that the upcoming Broadway production will be the one-act, 'retooled and trimmed' version that was presented at Encores in summer 2013. The changes made for that presentation will be 'retained and honed.' (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 STAGE TUBE: Choreographer Grady McLeod Bowman Creates Dance Version of 'Cups (When I'm Gone)'
by Stage Tube - December 20, 2013

Choreographer and performer Grady McLeod Bowman (Broadway's Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Wonderland, The Pirate Queen) puts his own spin on the 'CUPS (When I'm Gone)' song, popularized by Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect, in the video below. Click to check it out! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 HEARTBEAT OF HOME to Launch Tour from Toronto in January 2014!
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2013

Moya Doherty just announced cities and dates for the North American tour of Heartbeat of Home, the electrifying new music and dance spectacular created by the producers and director of Riverdance. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 VIDEO: Sylvester Stallone Talks ROCKY THE MUSICAL on Leno
by TV News Desk - December 20, 2013

Sylvester Stallone stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno to talk about the new Broadway adaptation of 'Rocky,' which begins previews at the Winter Garden Theater on February 11 (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS!
by Walter McBride - December 20, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony AwardŽ winner Pam MacKinnon. The show will feature Heather Burns as 'Beth,' Marin Hinkle as 'Karen', Darren Pettie as 'Tom,' and Jeremy Shamos as 'Gabe.' The company met the press earlier today and you can catch photos of the whole gang below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- BIG FISH
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 20, 2013

2014 is upon us, which means that i's time to look back on all of the highs and lows that this past theatre season has brought. BroadwayWorld is wrapping up the year by tributing our favorite moments of 2013, and in this series, we're highlighting 13 of our favorite musical moments on stage in just 30 seconds. Below, check out a 30 second clip from one of our favorite musicals of the year- Big Fish. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 Hugh Jackman Hosts TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON Tonight
by TV News Desk - December 20, 2013

Oscar(R) nominee, three-time Emmy(R) winner and Tony Award(R) winner Hugh Jackman is set to host TNT's annual holiday spectacular Christmas in Washington. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 20 A Very Broadway Holiday Countdown- 5 Days 'Til Christmas!
by Stage Tube - December 20, 2013

Featured today is the title song from White Christmas' 2009 Broadway run. Click below to check it out! (more...)




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