Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 7

December 7
11:00 PM 2012
Below are's most popular articles from Friday, December 7, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) BWW TV Exclusive: Lea Salonga Talks Upcoming LES MIS Movie, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman & More!
by Audra Stafford - December 07, 2012

Our own BWW Correspondent, Audra Stafford, had an exclusive interview with Lea Salonga, who played both Eponine and Fantine in both Broadway and concert productions of the legendary musical. Check out the video below! (more...)

2) Photo Coverage: Opening Night of GOLDEN BOY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - December 07, 2012

On Thursday, December 6, was there for the opening night of Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. (more...)

3) Tweet for Chance to Win Tickets to BROADWAY BLOWS BACK on 12/10!
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2012

CITY OF HOPE: BROADWAY BLOWS BACK, a benefit concert to raise funds for New York and New Jersey communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, is set to take place on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 PM. BroadwayWorld is giving away a pair of tickets to the FIRST 10 READERS to tweet @bwayblowsback. To be eligible, just mention you saw this contest on BWW. Good luck! (more...)

4) VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes From LES MISERABLES
by Movies News Desk - December 07, 2012

Universal Pictures has released four new behind-the-scenes featurettes for director Tom Hooper's LES MISERABLES, opening in theaters on Christmas Day. The videos focus on the film's costume design, hair and make up, production design as well as the original new song, "Suddenly." Check them out below! (more...)

5) VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of The Hollywood Reporter's LES MIS Cover Shoot
by Movies News Desk - December 07, 2012

Below, check out behind the scenes footage from the cover shoot and hear what stars Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne have to say about starring in Tom Hooper's musical and what co-stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Anne Hathaway were like to work with. (more...)

6) BWW TV: First Look - Debra Monk, David Hyde Pierce & CURTAINS Cast Lead Fred Ebb Tribute at GYPSY OF THE YEAR!
by Stage Tube - December 07, 2012

The 24th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition, the culminating celebration of six weeks of fundraising by 51 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised $3,902,608 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year's event featured a tribute to legendary lyricist Fred Ebb, led by Tony Award winners David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk, and you can check out the performance below. (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2012- Highlights!
by Stage Tube - December 07, 2012

The 24th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition, the culminating celebration of six weeks of fundraising by 51 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised $3,902,608 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Check out highlights from the big event below! (more...)

8) Enter to Win a Walk-On Role in Broadway's ELF!
by Contests - December 07, 2012

Picture Yourself in ELF! This winter, Broadway's favorite holiday musical will make one person's holiday wish come true with a walk-on role in Elf The Musical! (more...)

9) SOUND OFF Special Interview: Josh Young Talks Solo Album, AMAZING GRACE Workshop & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 07, 2012

Today we are talking again to one of Broadway's recent rising stars all about his sensational sophomore solo album, STILL DREAMING OF PARADISE, as well as his role in this weekend's invitation-only reading of the new musical AMAZING GRACE - 2011-2012 season standout and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Tony Award nominee Josh Young. Espousing on the many elements that converged to make his solo album a reality, Young outlines his process with his close collaborators by discussing the imperative inspirations, subsequent arrangement experimentation, actual studio recording, scientific song selection process, major project goals and a lot more, as well as shares memories of what many of the album's tracks mean to him on a personal level and what we can expect from albums from him in the future, near and far. Plus, Young reveals his affection for his first major New York post-SUPERSTAR production, AMAZING GRACE, as he shares his enthusiasm for the daring subject, rich source material - no less than the life of controversial historical figure John Newton - and the purportedly thrilling new score composed for it and the unique and compelling tale behind it as the new musical takes this next step in its developmental process in the Lincoln Center-set industry presentation. Additionally, Young touches upon his favorite memories from the Tony Awards and participating in the Transport Group's recent concert production of BABY - and much, much more! (more...)

10) POLL: How Much of an Effect Do You Think Hurricane Sandy Had on SCANDALOUS' Early Closing?
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2012

New Poll - How much of an effect do you think Hurricane Sandy had on SCANDALOUS' early closing? (more...)

11) THE BODYGUARD Targeting Spring 2014 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2012

Today, in the New York Post, Michael Riedel reports that the show, whose producers include the Nederlander Organization, is aiming for Broadway in the Spring of 2014. (more...)

12) CARLY ROSE WATCH: Sonenclar Advances to Semi-Final Round on THE X FACTOR!
by TV News Desk - December 07, 2012

It was another rollercoaster of a show last night as the six remaining acts became the final four on THE X FACTOR. Unfortunately for CeCe Frey, the competition came to an end at the top of the show. Following that news, it was announced that Emblem3, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens were safe and therefore immediately advanced to next week's Semi-Finals. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/7- Stephanie D'Abruzzo
by Stage Tube - December 07, 2012

Happy Birthday, Stephanie D'Abruzzo! Though D'Abruzzo has spent most of her career performing as a puppeteer in children's television, she is best known for originating the roles of single schoolteacher Kate Monster and sultry chanteuse Lucy The Slut in the Broadway musical Avenue Q. D'Abruzzo earned widespread acclaim for her performance of the dual role, including a nomination for the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination, the Theatre World Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Special Ensemble Award. Her other stage credits include I Love You Because (off-Broadway), If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (TheaterworksUSA), Carnival (for City Center Encores!), Kiss and Makeup (New York City Fringe Festival), and Austentatious (New York Musical Theatre Festival). (more...)

14) BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Warm-Ups & Rituals at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 07, 2012

Get exclusive behind-the-scenes info at PHANTOM with our exclusive four-part video series starring Jeremy Stolle. (more...)

15) Glee-Cap: Swan Song
by Robert Lawlor - December 07, 2012

It's that time again, ladies and gentle-gleeks: time to warm up and tune in to see who comes out on top from last week's battle. And with that last-minute twist and cliffhanger, not a moment too soon! Thanksgiving was stuffed full of excitement and intrigue, so what comes next? Is Marley going to be okay? Will anyone figure out what's going on? And the even bigger question of the night - who won Sectionals? It's all to come, so buckle up and get ready as we jump right in with the aftermath of "Gangnam Style" and the anticipation of NYADA's Winter Showcase. (more...)

16) Jessica Chastain, Jake Gyllenhaal & More Join Line-Up of 12-12-12 Benefit Concert
by Movies News Desk - December 07, 2012

The producers of "12-12-12" announced today that Steve Buscemi, Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, Sean Combs, Billy Crystal, Leo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Karlie Kloss, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon, Jon Stewart, Kristen Stewart, Quentin Tarantino, and BrIan Williams will participate at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 to show their support for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. (more...)

17) Up on the Marquee: PICNIC
by Walter McBride - December 07, 2012

William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic returns to Broadway in a striking new production helmed by acclaimed director Sam Gold (Roundabout's Look Back in Anger, Seminar). Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn stars alongside theatre veterans Reed Birney (The Dream of the Burning Boy) and Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities), rising stars Maggie Grace ("Lost") and Sebastian Stan ("Gossip Girl"), Emmy® Award winner Mare Winningham (recently seen in Tribes), Madeleine Martin (August: Osage County) and Ben Rappaport (Hope Springs). The marquee is currently going up at the American Airlines Theatre, and you can check out the work in progress below! (more...)

18) BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of GOLDEN BOY on Opening Night- Danny Burstein, Tony Shaloub, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 07, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, opened last night at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)

19) Photo Flash: Reeve Carney and SPIDER-MAN Cast Ring NASDAQ Bell!
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in its 2nd smash year on Broadway, and has been seen by more than 1 million audience members from around the world. It features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger(Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, "Big Love"). Reeve Carney and cast members from Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell today, and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

20) Photo Coverage: Michael Strahan Visits THE LION KING!
by Jennifer Broski - December 07, 2012

'Live with Kelly and Michael's Michael Strahan just visited the show with his daughters and you can check out backstage photos below! (more...)


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Backstage Bite
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis!
Turning the Tables
Randy Rainbow w/ FIDDLER Cast
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
SPAMILTON Takes Over at Broadway Sessions!