Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, December 19, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 HARRY POTTER Apparates Into the West End; J.K. Rowling to Co-Produce Stage Play Based on Magical Book Series!
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

A play based on J.K. Rowling's worldwide phenomenon HARRY POTTER will soon be apparating into the West End, produced by the author herself. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 SOUND OFF: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

Today, we are spotlighting the absolute must-haves for the Broadway baby on Santa's shopping list - all of the very best theatre-related music, movies, events and more - well, at least sixteen or seventeen of them… (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Latest: Seven Seriously Injured After Ceiling Collapse At Apollo Theatre
by Carrie Dunn - December 19, 2013

Seven people have been seriously injured after a ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre tonight. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently playing at the venue. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Laura Osnes, Rachel York, Mara Davi, John Bolton & More Set for January Workshop for Broadway-Bound DAMES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Infinity Theatre Company will bring DAMES AT SEA to Broadway in 2014. With a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, and musical direction by Rob Berman (The Pajama Game, Finian's Rainbow), DAMES AT SEA will be directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas). (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris Unites with NEWSIES Cast for Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

Cast members from Newsies, the Tony Award® winning new American musical, will appear with Neil Patrick Harris in the opening number of the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. The original song, 'Are You Ready For Christmas?,' is staged by Newsies' Tony Award winning choreographer, Christopher Gattelli and written by David Javerbaum ('The Daily Show,' Cry-Baby) and Adam Schlesinger ('Fountains of Wayne,'Cry-Baby), who have previously penned tunes for Neil Patrick Harris' hosting turns on The Tony Awards and The Emmy Awards. The parade airs on ABC, beginning at 10:00am EST/ 9:00am C/P, on Christmas morning, Wednesday, December 25, 2013. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Review Roundup: CORIOLANUS Opens at the Donmar Warehouse- UPDATED
by Review Roundups - December 19, 2013

London's Donmar Warehouse presents CORIOLANUS, running now through February 8, 2014. Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston making his return to the Donmar in the title role. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Patina Miller & More Perform at 36th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by BWW Special Coverage - December 19, 2013

Below, check out performances by Broadway vets Patina Miller, Sutton Foster and more as they pay tribute to this year's honorees! (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 FROZEN Stage Adaptation For Disneyland Under Consideration By Disney?!
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

A new theme park attraction featuring a stage adaptation of Disney's current #1 box office hit FROZEN is under consideration according to a news item on a popular Disney site Inside The Magic. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Santino Fontana Reveals FROZEN Audition Song: 'I Feel Pretty'!
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

Broadway headliner and featured star of Disney's smash hit animated film musical FROZEN, Santino Fontana, reveals his initial audition song for the film as part of a new clip recently leaked. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 STAGE TUBE: 'Santa Baby' Gets the Broadway Treatment
by Stage Tube - December 19, 2013

What would a Broadway actor ask for from Santa for Christmas? That question in answered in the below video, in which Jerry Mitchell gets a bunch of Christmas requests. Check out the parody below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Photo Flash: Emergency Services Respond After Apollo Theatre Ceiling Collapse
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

Seven people have been seriously injured after a ceiling collapsed at the Apollo Theatre tonight. 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' is currently playing at the venue, and was mid-performance when the incident occurred. The London Ambulance Service said that they had treated 81 walking wounded at the scene, many with head injuries, as well as seven more seriously hurt. However, none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening. Scroll down for photos of emergency crews outside the theatre! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Broadway Publicity Firm Polk & Co. Expands with New Press Agents, IF/THEN, ROCKY, WICKED & More
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

Broadway PR firm Polk & Co.'s founder and president, Matt Polk, has just announced that Tom D'Ambrosio, Wayne Wolfe, Frances White and Colgan McNeil will be joining the public relations, media strategies and social media firm. Beginning January 6, 2014, the four press agents, formerly of The Hartman Group, will join the existing company of five including press agents Jessica Johnson and Michelle Bergmann. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - BEAUTIFUL: THE Carole King MUSICAL's Rebecca LaChance
by Caryn Robbins - December 19, 2013

LaChance spoke exclusively to BWW about her making her Broadway debut, meeting Carole King and jumping into the lead role with just an hour's notice! (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for Public Theater's FUN HOME, Now Playing Through 1/12
by Stage Tube - December 19, 2013

The Public Theater has released a new trailer for the critically acclaimed world premiere musical FUN HOME, directed by Sam Gold and featuring music by Jeanine Tesori, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, FUN HOME will now run through Sunday, January 12. It was originally scheduled to close on November 3 but has been extended four times due to rave reviews and audience demand. A new block of tickets is on sale now and can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 VIDEO: Michael Buble, Mariah Carey Perform 'All I Want for Chrismas' on NBC Holiday Special
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2013

Mariah Carey & Michael Buble performed the holiday classic, 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' on 'Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special', which aired last night, December 18th on NBC. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Review Roundup: STEPHEN WARD Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - December 19, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens tonight, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen, Maria Rizzo and More in Signature Theatre's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

Virginia's Signature Theatre is happy to announce that the show will play for an added sixth week - an addition of eight performances between January 21 and January 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical STEPHEN WARD Opens Tonight in London's West End
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens tonight, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently previewing with booking to 1 March 2014. Set and Costume designs are by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear. Stephen Ward is produced by Robert Fox Limited and The Really Useful Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 Photo Flash: First Look at Jordan Dean, Christina Bennett Lind, Christopher Sieber and More in A.R.T.'s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, present the second production of the 2013/14 Season: David Farr's The Heart of Robin Hood, directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson, now playing at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge. The production runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 19 It's A Wrap! Cast & Producers Of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Celebrate On Set
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron joined with the astonishing array of top talent encompassed for the unprecedent live NBC TV presentation of THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIVE! for a picture shortly following the broadcast and the image is now available to view. (more...)




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