Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, December 12, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 VIDEO: First Look - Lea Michele Talks Tragic Loss of Monteith on Today's ELLEN
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2013

Actress, singer and GLEE star Lea Michele visits today's ELLEN and opens up about moving forward after the tragic loss of her boyfriend and co-star, Cory Monteith. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Take on 'My Favorite Things'
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2013

Check out both versions of the classic Rogers and Hammerstein tune! (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 VIDEO: Watch Lea Michele Perform New Single 'Cannonball' on ELLEN!
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2013

GLEE star Lea Michele appeared on today's ELLEN and performed 'Cannonball' from her upcoming solo debut CD, 'Louder!' Watch the performance below! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 Photo Flash: First Look - Mariah Carey & More on Michael Buble'S 3rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on NBC
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2013

Michael Buble returns to NBC with another star-studded holiday Christmas special on Wednesday, December 18 on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET). (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 Streep, FROZEN Among 2014 Golden Globe Nominations
by BWW Special Coverage - December 12, 2013

Among this year's Golden Globe nominations were Tom Hanks for 'Captain Phillips,' Judi Dench, 'Philomena', Amy Adams, 'American Hustle', Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts for the big screen adaptation of Tracy Letts' 'August: Osage County', Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' from Disney's 'Frozen.' (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 BWW TV: Zachary Levi, Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Sing Alan Menken at Hammerstein Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 12, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) honored legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala learlier this week, December 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for the ceremony and you can check out performance highlights from Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Zachary Levi and more below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 A CHRISTMAS STORY Opens at Madison Square Garden Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical just arrived at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where it opens tonight, December 12, 2013. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 Jeremy Jordan Performs SMASH's 'Caught In The Storm' At HIT LIST Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - December 12, 2013

Broadway headliner and rising screen star Jeremy Jordan reprised his lead role of Jimmy in the musical-within-the-series HIT LIST featured on NBC's recent musical drama series SMASH in a special concert event at 54 Below earlier this week and a complete look at his performance of the show's standout tune 'Caught In The Storm' is now available (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 MEGA STAGE TUBE: Trumbull Update- Fight Continues to Restore Original RENT Dates
by Stage Tube - December 12, 2013

The drama surrounding Trumbull High School's impending production of Rent continues, as administators recetly committed to moving the show forward on its home turf. Now the question is whether the students will perform the show at their school (on a delayed schedule), or on their previously announced run dates at Goodspeed Opera House. If the production were to go on at the high school, participating students would be unable to attend their previously planned choir trip to England. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 InDepth InterView: Neil LaBute Talks SOME VELVET MORNING, DirecTV Series, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 12, 2013

Today we are talking to a notable playwright, screenwriter and director all about his newest venture - the searing and absorbing two-character film SOME VELVET MORNING, starring Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve - as well as taking a look at his many current and upcoming projects, as well - the estimable Neil LaBute. Discussing the details behind the conception, creation and release of SOME VELVET MORNING, LaBute offers a glimpse into the brilliant design and intriguing premise of the unusual new romantic drama as well as offers his own insights into the film's controversial final moments. Additionally, LaBute opens up about his new DirecTV series FULL CIRCLE and expresses a desire to continue with the series should be it renewed for a second season in 2014. Also, LaBute offers comments on the new feature film adaptation of his oft-produced play SOME GIRL(S) starring Adam Brody and Kristen Bell as well as shares first news on two upcoming films he is writing/directing - including DIRTY WEEKEND, also starring Alice Eve along with Matthew Broderick, as well as, perhaps, SECONDS OF PLEASURE. All of that and much, much more in this brief chat with one of the most intriguing and important playwrights of our age! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Has Afternoon Tea at Downton Abbey Food Truck!
by Walter McBride - December 12, 2013

The merry ladies and gentlemen of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder departed the Walter Kerr Theatre at the end of yesterday's matinee performance to take their afternoon tea and biscuits with new friends at the 'Downton Abbey' Food Truck, which was stationed on 50th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues in midtown Manhattan. Dressed in their warmest Edwardian attire, the cast enjoyed a warm jolt before returning to the Kerr for that evening's performance. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 Estelle Parsons & Stephen Spinella-Led THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Open at Booth Theatre on 4/21
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2013

Larry Kaye and HOP Theatricals, and Van Dean and The Broadway Consortium just announced that the new American play THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN will begin previews Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) for a limited engagement, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the Fall of 2013. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, "Roseanne") and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels In America, Spring Awakening), is directed by Molly Smith and will open Monday, April 21, 2014. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN will mark the Broadway debuts of playwright Eric Coble and director Molly Smith. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 STAGE TUBE: Inside OUTSIDE MULLINGAR's Broadway Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - December 12, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) will present Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. The cast will feature Tony Award winner Brian F. O'Byrne, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, John Aylward ('ER,' The Kentucky Cycle), and Dearbhla Molloy (Dancing at Lughnasa, Arcadia at London's Haymarket Theatre). In the video below, go behind the scenes of their Broadway photo shoot! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 Photo Flash: Zachary Levi, Hunter Foster & More in DON'T QUITE YOUR NIGHT JOB
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2013

Don't Quit Your Night Job recently returned to New York City at its new home, 54 Below. Joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton were Derrick Baskin (Memphis), Jen Cody (The Frog Princess), Lea DeLaria (Orange Is The New Black), Tony Nominee Hunter Foster (Hands On A Hardbody),Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book Of Mormon), Jackie Hoffman (Xanadu), Tony Nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger(Glass Menagerie), Jason Kravits (Relatively Speaking) ,Zachary Levi (First Date), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King), Maurice Murphy (Motown), Brynn O'Malley (Annie, Honeymoon In Vegas) and Emily Rosenfeld (Annie), with DJ's Andrew Andrew (Girls), and a special visit from David Rossmer. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/12- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - December 12, 2013

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 VIDEO: Billy Crystal Asks LETTERMAN About Feud with Philbin at 700 SUNDAYS Performance
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2013

Legendary comedian Billy Crystal stopped by last night's Late Show with David Letterman on CBS and asked Dave about rumors of a recent fist fight between the talk show host and Regis Philbin during a recent performance of Crystal's one-man Broadway show, '700 Sundays.' (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 Robert Petkoff Joins Cast of ALL THE WAY as 'Senator Herbert Humphrey'
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Louise Gund just announced that Robert Petkoff will play the role of Senator Hubert Humphrey in the Broadway bound production of ALL THE WAY by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle). (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 Carol Lawrence Remarks On Theatre Return & Remembers WEST SIDE STORY
by Pat Cerasaro - December 12, 2013

Broadway headliner and recognizable TV and film star Carol Lawrence remarks on her return to the theatre as part of the cast of HANDLE WITH CARE, currently at The Westside Theatre, as well as New York versus Los Angeles, WEST SIDE STORY memories and more in a new interview. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 DVR Alert: Lea Michele Performs 'Cannonball' from New CD on ELLEN Today
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2013

Today, 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...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 12 'This Side Of Sky' From STEPHEN WARD Cast Recording Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - December 12, 2013

The first full song from the original cast recording Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's highly anticipated new West End musical STEPHEN WARD has been unveiled - a spirited, swingin' ditty titled '1963', also featuring a dialogue scene and dramatic final coda. (more...)




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