Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Dec. 31

December 31
11:00 PM 2012
Below are's most popular articles from Monday, December 31, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Movie Musicals Box Office - LES MISERABLES vs. Previous Musical Films - the Story So Far
by BWW Special Coverage - December 31, 2012

With Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of LES MISERABLES already making a healthy start at the box office, BroadwayWorld decided to gather a ranking of the Top 20 movie musicals since 1974. Grease leads the pack, and as of today, December 30, 2012, Les Mis is at No. 11 and likely to keep rising! (more...)

2) Ten Theatre Issues We Talked About in 2012
by Michael Dale - December 31, 2012

A legendary flop gets a second chance, a fabled night spot closes as a new one opens and a mysterious investor supposedly dies of malaria. These were just a few of the stories and issues theatre lovers talked about in 2012. (more...)

3) Adam Lambert on LES MIS: 'Actors Pretending to Be Singers'
by Movies News Desk - December 31, 2012

Rock star Adam Lambert took to Twitter yesterday to give his review of the recently released epic musical LES MISERABLES. The American Idol Season 8 runner up had some harsh words for some of the film's most well-known cast members (more...)

4) Mark Evans and Christopher John O'Neill Join THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2012

According to the show's official website, Mark Evans and Christopher John O'Neill will join the cast of the national tour of The Book of Mormon as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham respectively. They replace Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner who join the West End company at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 25 February 2013. For a complete list of tour stops, visit: (more...)

5) CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
by Walter McBride - December 31, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Senior Photographer Walter McBride has picked his favorite onstage photos from the year and you can check out his full collection below! CLICK HERE to check out Part 2. (more...)

6) Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and Matthew Hydzik in FLASHDANCE's National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2012

Performances for the upcoming national tour of FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, begin January 1st and run through January 6 at Pittsburgh's Heinx Hall. At a recent press event, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl officially announced January 1st as FLASHDANCE day. Following the Pittsburgh engagement, FLASHDANCE will embark on a national tour to more than 25 cities in the next seven months with additional bookings to be announced soon. (more...)

7) Public Theater Announces Third Hint for First 2013 Shakespeare in the Park Show!
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2012

The third hint teases that the show 'has not been performed at the Delacorte in over 20 years. Be the first to see it in two decades!' (more...)

8) CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part Two!
by Walter McBride - December 31, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Senior Photographer Walter McBride has picked his favorite onstage photos from the year and you can check out the rest of his collection below! CLICK HERE to check out Part 1. (more...)

9) Kristin Chenoweth's American Songbook Concert to Be Taped for PBS
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2012

In a recent interview with Deseret News, Broadway favorite Chenoweth revealed that her February 15 American Songbook concert will be taped for PBS. She told DN: 'The show will be very, very simple but will celebrate the classic American songs we know and love. I'm very honored to do the show for PBS. I'm glad there still is a PBS, if I can say that. PBS gives performers the opportunity to do things that they aren't always able to do and share this with the audience.' There has been no word yet on an airdate for the concert. (more...)

10) BWW TV Exclusive: Donna McKechnie Reveals Details on Upcoming 54 Below Show- SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 31, 2012

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie will soon grace the stage of 54 Below in a brand new show: a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70?s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with the Broadway legend about the upcoming gig and you can check out the full interview below! (more...)

11) VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Performs AULD LANG SYNE
by Movies News Desk - December 31, 2012

Below, ring in 2013 with legendary singer and actress Barbra Streisand as she performs the classic New Year's Eve tune 'Auld Lang Syne' from her 1999 concert! (more...)

by Erin Leigh Peck - December 31, 2012

It's been a while since I made a last-minute decision to see a Broadway show. Not only does having kids make most of your life a scheduled occurance, but the nature of my job here at BroadwayWorld involves contacting theatre marketing folks to let them know you're interested in covering something or responding to an invite before setting foot inside a theatre. In fact, I believe the last time I just checked out what was at TKTS was my senior year at NYU. I won't tell you what year it was but here's a hint: I saw Blood Brothers. Yup, been a while. (more...)

13) Christina DeCicco and More Join Long Island Phil's THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2012

The Long Island Philharmonic has announced the cast for its 2012 New Year's Eve Concert, The Great American Songbook TM, to be held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Greenvale tonight, December 31st, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

14) BWW's Best of 2012: Best of BWW TV!
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2012

In 2012, BroadwayWorld brought you the most complete coverage of the Great White Way with the expansion of BWW TV. From curtain calls to interviews with Richard Ridge to all of Broadway's best events and more, take a look back at the year with video highlights! (more...)

15) BWW's Best of 2012: InDepth InterViews!
by BWW Special Coverage - December 31, 2012

Over the course of 2012, BroadwayWorld's Pat Cerasaro interviewed many among the best and brightest of stage and screen. Whether you missed an interview the first time around or just want to look back at some of the stars' insights, take a look back at 2012's InDepth InterViews below! (more...)

16) Anneliese Van Der Pol Stars in Jane Austen's EMMA at ATC, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2012

Anneliese Van Der Pol will star in the title role in Jane Austen's EMMA at the Arizona Theatre Company. Performances begin tonight, December 31 and run through January 20, 2013. (more...)

17) SMASH's Leslie Odom Jr. and MAD MEN's Ben Feldman Make GQ's Jan 2013 Breakout TV Stars List
by TV News Desk - December 31, 2012

The January 2013 issue of GQ features a series highlighting the '8 breakout stars on TV's most addictive shows'. Among the stars were Smash's Leslie Odom Jr. and Mad Men's Ben Feldman, as well as Banshee's Antony Starr, Revolution's JD Pardo, The New Normal's Sterling Sulieman, Veep's Reid Scott, Teddy Sears from Masters of Sex, and Revenge's Josh Bowman. Scroll below for photos from the issue! (more...)

18) BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2012
by - December 31, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

19) Patti LuPone Set for 54 Below's New Year's Eve Celebration!
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2012

Tonight, December 31, Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below for a special, New Year's Eve engagement at 7PM and 11PM. (more...)

20) 2012 BWW Toronto Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - December 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)


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