Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Saturday, December 8, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Breaking News: Confirmed! Cameron Mackintosh to Restage MISS SAIGON in 2014
by Oliver Oliveros - December 08, 2012

Theater producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh has just confirmed with The Philippine Star entertainment editor and columnist, Ricky Lo, that plans for the highly anticipated revival of mega-musical "Miss Saigon" are underway for 2014. Lo was able to interview Mackintosh at the Tokyo premiere of "Les Miserables" movie, where the writer mentioned the recent auditions held in Manila to the British producer. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Behind-the-Scenes Film Featurette - Original New Song 'Suddenly'!
by Stage Tube - December 08, 2012

Universal Pictures has released another new behind-the-scenes featurette for director Tom Hooper's LES MISERABLES, opening in theaters on Christmas Day. Go backstage with Les Miserables' original stage composer Claude-Michel Schonberg as he talks about crafting the new original song "Suddenly" for the film. In the song, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) sings to young Cosette (Isabelle Allen) about suddenly becoming a father. Click below to watch the video! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Tweet for Chance to Win Tickets to BROADWAY BLOWS BACK on 12/10!
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 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) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Film Featurette - Production Design!
by Stage Tube - December 08, 2012

Universal Pictures has released another behind-the-scenes featurette for director Tom Hooper's LES MISERABLES, opening in theaters on Christmas Day. Go backstage with the cast and crew as they discuss the painstaking process of rendering history and emotion into the movie's production design. Click below to watch! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Exclusive InDepth InterView: Patrick Wilson Talks BROADWAY BLOWS BACK Benefit, INSIDIOUS 2, Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 08, 2012

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's most remarkable breakout stars to have crossed over into Hollywood with an impressive film career following his superlative work in the Mike Nichols-directed HBO production of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2002, the affable and incredibly talented Patrick Wilson. While looking ahead to Monday's BROADWAY BLOWS BACK benefit concert in aid of Hurricane Sandy relief, Wilson and I take a look back at his career onstage and onscreen thus far, with an emphasis on the diverse range and commendable dedication to character he has displayed since his memorable first starring roles on Broadway - from BRIGHT LIGHTS< BIG CITY to OKLAHOMA! to THE FULL MONTY, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK and ALL MY SONS onstage to his aforementioned Joe Pitt in ANGELS to roles in HARD CANDY with Ellen Page, LITTLE CHILDREN with Kate Winslet, WATCHMEN with fellow recent InDepth InterView participant Carla Gugino to last year's YOUNG ADULT and this year's PROMETHEUS, Wilson can clearly do it all. Additionally, Wilson reflects on his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as well as shares thoughts on other roles he would enjoy playing someday (Joe Gillis in SUNSET BOULEVARD perhaps?) and shares stories from the set of GLEE and AMERICAN HORROR STORY creator Ryan Murphy's first feature film, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS. Plus, thoughts on how Broadway has changed thus far in the new century, immediate plans for the future and much, much more! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Film Featurette - Hair and Makeup!
by Stage Tube - December 08, 2012

Universal Pictures has released another behind-the-scenes featurette for director Tom Hooper's film adaptation of LES MISERABLES, opening in theaters on Christmas Day. Go backstage with the cast and crew as they talk about the characters' transformations through hair and makeup. Click below to watch! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, December 8 - Broadway Does Hanukkah!
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's "Saturday Intermission Pics" round-up! Today's photos feature quite a few Hanukkah-themed pics from the casts of CHAPLIN, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, ANYTHING GOES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER at The Growing Stage, plus the usual antics from EVITA, NEWSIES, THE BOOK OF MORMON, SCANDALOUS, BRING IT ON, MARY POPPINS, ELF, GOLDEN BOY (in some hot new shorts!) and PETER PAN, plus a pic from the UK tour of AMERICAN IDIOT and lots of regional shows! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 BWW TV: On the Red Carpet with Donny & Marie Osmond at their LA Christmas Concert
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - December 08, 2012

BWW TV's own Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of JLE Media, Inc. took their place on the red carpet to interview celebrity guests from the worlds of music, TV, film, stage & dance who gathered Tuesday, December 4th to celebrate America's favorite brother and sister duo... Donny & Marie Osmond and their first ever live on-stage appearance in Los Angeles. Check out the video below! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Union Card Holders: Receive 50% off Select Tix to BROADWAY BLOWS BACK Concert, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 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. As a special gesture, anyone with a Union card will receive a 50% discount on select tickets! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Darren Criss Performs Free Holiday Concert for eBay's Toys for Tots, 12/9
by Oliver Oliveros - December 08, 2012

Actor, singer, and composer Darren Criss plays the role of brand ambassador for eBay's annual "Toys for Tots" anew by performing a free outdoor acoustic concert at eBay Toy Box, a pop-up shop and concert venue at the Meatpacking District in Manhattan (Hudson Street and 14 Street), tomorrow, December 9 at 5 p.m. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! Holds Anti-Bullying Young Writers Competition; Deadline Today
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical, now on Broadway this holiday season, has partnered with STOMP Out Bullying to launch our Inaugural Anti-Bullying Story Competition. Our mission: to end bullying in our schools and communities! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela Daniele
by Stage Tube - December 08, 2012

Happy Birthday, Graciela Daniele! As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes De Mille, and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including, most recently, The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Michael John LaChiusa Off-Broadway, most recently Bernarda Alba (2006) and Little Fish (2003). (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Whoopi Goldberg, Adam Lambert and More Set for 'Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays' Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2012

Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays star-studded benefit concert will be held tonight, December 8th at New York City's Beacon Theatre to help raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness and support the True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 BWW Blog: Steve Blanchard of Old Globe's GRINCH - Who is Carol? And Why is She Linging?
by Guest Blogger: Steve Blanchard - December 08, 2012

This is what I said as I was in agony over the Who's Christmas caroling. I was so pleased with myself, I misjudged the distance of the cave wall and bloodied my nose! (I bang my head against the cave wall when they sing.) Just another lil' tradition I started last year. In last year's production, I broke a Christmas present on my head, instead of my foot, and bloodied my forehead! Woo-Hoo! Little Cindy-Lou Who looked at me with eyes the size of a planet. I spent the next 10 minutes onstage trying not to get blood on her dress. I didn't want the folks in wardrobe mad at me! Speaking of which, did you know how to get blood off of any fabric? Spit on it! Only your saliva will work on your blood. Thanks to the brilliant ladies and gentlemen of wardrobe in the theatre for teaching me that! And a special thanks to Beth Merriman for always making me look comfy, green and Grinchy! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Russell Crowe Makes Joe's Pub Debut with Alan Doyle and Samantha Barks Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2012

Les Miserables film star Russell Crowe will make his Joe's Pub debut in a one-night-only "Indoor GArden Party" concert tonight, December 8, featuring Alan Doyle and Les Mis co-star Samantha Barks. The pair previously joined Crowe for his "Indoor GArden Party" at the Gramercy Theatre last month. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Photo Flash: Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, and More in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2012

Glengarry Glen Ross opens tonight, Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The limited run has been extended through Sunday, January 20, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Farah Alvin, Tituss Burgess and More Star in New Musical A WIND IN THE WILLOWS CHRISTMAS at Two River Theater, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2012

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and community events for A Wind in the Willows Christmas, a new musical inspired by Kenneth Grahame's children's classic, written by composer Mike Reid, lyricist Sarah Schlesinger, and bookwriter Mindi Dickstein. The world-premiere production is directed by Amanda Dehnert, with music direction by James Sampliner. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 BWW's On This Day - December 8, 2012
by - December 08, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 PHANTOM's Jeff Keller Joins Bridge Studio for the Performing Arts' Sandy Benefit Concert in NJ Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2012

As many families in New Jersey continue to struggle with the aftermath of super storm Sandy, Bridge Studio for the Performing Arts is raising money for Sandy relief. Tonight, December 8th at 7pm, the Bridge Studio for the Performing Arts Benefit Concert will donate 100% of all money raised to those affected by the storm. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 8 Marc Shaiman, Norm Lewis and More Set for Debbie Gravitte'S ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SHOW at Pace University Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2012

Tonight, December 8, Tony Award-winning songstress Debbie Gravitte returns to Pace Presents and The Michael Schimmel Center for a reprisal of last year's tremendously popular All-Star Holiday Show. Deemed "one of the best voices on Broadway" by the Associated Press, Ms. Gravitte celebrates this winter holiday season with the support of a stellar team of Braodway veterans including academy Award-nominated, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning composer Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, NBC's "Smash," Sleepless in Seattle, First Wives Club) as well as Broadway star and Tony-nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess, The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables) for this all-ages evening of holiday fun. (more...)


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