Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, December 7, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Carrie Underwood Responds to Her SOUND OF MUSIC Critics: 'Mean People Need Jesus'
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

Carrie Underwood took to Twitter on December 6, the day after NBC's live SOUND OF MUSIC broadcast in which she starred as Maria, to respond to her critics. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 DOWNTON ABBEY Christmas Special Trailer With Shirley MacLaine, Paul Giamatti & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 07, 2013

The eagerly anticipated annual Downton Abbey Christmas special is nearly upon us at long last and the first trailer for the spectacular new entry in the hit period series is now available to view, featuring familiar faces as well as more than merely a few new surprises. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Photo Flash: WICKED As An Animated Film?! Disney Artist Imagines Cartoon Elphaba, Glinda and More!
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

Minkyu Lee, an animator and visual development artist for Disney whose credits include The Princess and the Frog and Frozen, revealed on his blog sketches based on a possible animated version of the Broadway blockbuster musical WICKED. Check out images from his developmental portfolio below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 BWW TV: Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos and More Talk HIT LIST at 54 Below; Plus Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 07, 2013

54 Below just welcomed a part of its December line-up for a special performance preview, including the cast of 'HIT LIST' -- a fictional musical created for NBC's popular series SMASH. Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years), Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date ,The Addams Family), and Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!) will star in the concert production, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to share in their excitement about the project. Click below to watch interviews, plus a performance preview! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Madonna's Daughter Lourdes Stars as 'Rizzo' in High School Production of GREASE
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

The New York Daily News' theater critic Joe Dziemianowicz doesn't usually review high school productions. But with Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon (Lola) currently starring as 'Betty Rizzo' in LaGuardia High School's production of GREASE, he made an exception. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 DVR Alert: Lea Michele to Perform 'Cannonball' from New CD on ELLEN, 12/12
by TV News Desk - December 07, 2013

On Thursday, December 12th, GLEE star Lea Michele will appear on ELLEN. The actress will not only talk with Ellen, but also perform 'Cannonball' from her upcoming solo debut CD, 'Louder!' (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Exclusive Photo Coverage: Harvey Fierstein, Annaleigh Ashford and KINKY BOOTS Cast Sing Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 07, 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 Kinky Boots' recording session for 'Carol of the Boots' with castmembers Robert Pendilla, Kyle Post, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Joey Taranto, Lucia Spina, Annaleigh Ashford, Cortney Wolfson, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Tory Ross, Adinah Alexander, Jennifer Perry and Harvey Fierstein. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Exclusive Photo Coverage: SOUL DOCTOR Cast Sings a Chanukah Song For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 07, 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 Soul Doctor's recording session for 'The Chanukah Song' with castmembers Ryan Strand, Dianna Barger, Ethan Khusidman, Richard Cerato, Teddy Walsh, Alexandra Frohlinger, Afra Hines, JC Schuster, Ron Orbach, Amber Iman, Heather Parcells, Jacqueline Antaramian, Vasthy Mompoint, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, Eric Anderson, Tara Chambers, Maria Conti and Seth Farber. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 BWW Interview: Melissa Errico on MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH and Her Year of Letters and Corsets!
by Nicole Rosky - December 07, 2013

Errico took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the couple's romantic relationship, getting to reprise the role, working with Erica Gould, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 7 - EVITA Tour Stacks a Game-Day Pyramid, KINKY BOOTS Celebrates GRAMMY Nom and More!
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of KINKY BOOTS, WE WILL ROCK YOU, FAMILY FURNITURE, BIG FISH, THE FANTASTICKS, JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, the national tour of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, OLIVER! at Paper Mill, EVITA, WHITE CHRISTMAS and more! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2013
by - December 07, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/7- Stephanie D'Abruzzo
by - December 07, 2013

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...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Matthew Morrison Headlines The Grand's 2013 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

The 2013 Grand Gala, one of the philanthropic highlights of Wilmington's social calendar, will feature Emmy-nominee Matthew Morrison from Glee as the featured performer. Morrison will perform tonight, December 7, accompanied by the Delaware Symphony Orchestra led by DSO Music Director David Amado. The annual event, now in its 37th year, raises money for The Grand's acclaimed educational outreach and other engagement programs. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Stephen Wallem and Mary Testa Join James Barbour at 54 Below, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

Laughing Dog Media has announced Broadway star and vocal powerhouse James Barbour'S Special Guest Artists at his Sixth Annual Holiday Concert. Stephen Wallem will join Mr. Barbour on stage tonight, December 7. Mary Testa will join Mr. Barbour on stage Thursday, December 12. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Broadway's Donna McKechnie Set for DAVE'S GONE BY Radio Show Today
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

Catch the NEW episode of Dave's Gone By (#447 - Oh, Donna) - LIVE, today, Saturday, Dec. 7, 9am-noon(MT) streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Heidi Blickenstaff, Matthew Scott and More Set for SING FOR YOUR SUPPER in Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

On Stage at Kingsborough has announced its presentation of Sing For Your Supper, featuring leading Broadway performers, in association with Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Close-Up Series. Sing For Your Supper will perform in an exclusive Brooklyn engagement tonight, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. at On Stage At Kingsborough. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Jonathan Groff Makes Ravinia Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

Jonathan Groff will make his Ravinia debut tonight, December 7th of this year, in Bennett Gordon Hall. For this performance, Jonathan Groff will be accompanied by Mary-Mitchell Campbell on the piano. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Items from Vincent van Gogh, Marilyn Monroe Set for Profiles in History Auction, 12/19
by Movies News Desk - December 07, 2013

Profiles in History run by Joe Maddalena is proud to announce The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part lll. The third installment of this highly coveted collection is set to be auctioned worldwide on December 19th. The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Parts l and ll were blockbuster sales with a distressed letter from Vincent van Gogh selling for $336,000 and an internationally sought after Marilyn Monroe letter addressed to Lee Strasberg in which she wrote about the phycological toll Hollywood has taken on her. The letter written in pencil was estimated to sell between $30,000-50,000 and sold for $156,000. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 Broadway's Eden Espinosa Headlines CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK in Manchester Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2013

Following a four-year absence from the festive theatrical calendar, the West End's popular seasonal concert offering Christmas in New York will return by popular demand for one night only at the Palace Theatre in London on Monday 9th December 2013, prior to which it will play its first ever regional date at the Palace Theatre in Manchester tonight, 7th December 2013. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 7 BWW Reviews: SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER Examines the Push and Pull in Relationships
by Shari Barrett - December 07, 2013

In Annie Hall, Woody Allen famously paraphrased Groucho Marx saying, 'I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.' In SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER by Don Nigro, we meet two lonely people who attempt to fuse a relationship that works for both of them, but her deep seated emotional damage keeps forcing her to push him away for fear of getting to close and then having to endure the loss when it's over. (more...)




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