Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Thursday, December 5, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Photo and Video Preview: NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live Special Airs Tonight at 8pm!
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2013

Tonight's the night! The hills will be alive across the country tonight when NBC airs its live television special of The Sound of Music (8 PM ET). We've been counting down the hours until the event, and now that it is finally here, we've gathered some special preview photos and videos below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Meron and Zadan Talk 'Plan B' for Tonight's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE on NBC
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2013

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the producers behind tonight's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE on NBC (8/7c), spoke about casting their exciting and innovative project, staying true to the iconic Broadway production, and what their 'Plan B' is if things don't go exactly as planned on the live broadcast. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Photo Flash: First Look - Wedding, Escape & More on Tonight's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! on NBC
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2013

With only hours to go until the exciting live broadcast of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the network has shared a new crop of rehearsal photos from the big event. Below, get a first look at the wedding of Maria and Captain Von Trapp as well as the family's daring escape through the Alps! (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Sings 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain at CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLAR CENTER
by Stage Tube - December 05, 2013

Just last night, Audra McDonald, who will play the Mother Abbess in tonight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC special on NBC, performed "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" in Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Check out her amazing performance below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 VIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind-the-Scenes of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2013

This morning's TODAY show gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at tonight's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (8/7c). Check it out below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Breaking News: Marin Mazzie to Play 'Helen Sinclair' in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY; Opens 4/10 at St. James Theatre
by BWW Special Coverage - December 05, 2013

Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg just announced that three time Tony AwardŽ nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate) will play the role of 'Helen Sinclair' in the world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Derek Klena and Caitlin Kinnunen Join Cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel announced that Derek Klena (Wicked) and Caitlin Kinnunen (Spring Awakening) will join the cast of The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller. The pair will play Michael and Carolyn Johnson, the children of Francesca (Kelli O'Hara) and Bud Johnson (Hunter Foster). (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 First Look! Production Photo Released For STEPHEN WARD
by Pat Cerasaro - December 05, 2013

Anticipation is now building even further as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's new musical STEPHEN WARD has begun previews in London's West End and the first production photo has now been leaked via the show's official Twitter feed. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Patrick Stewart Sings 'Let It Snow!' Via STAR TREK Footage
by Pat Cerasaro - December 05, 2013

In an astounding feat of uber fandom, internationally celebrated stage and screen star Patrick Stewart is seen singing nearly an entire holiday staple byway of some seriously creative and painstaking editing via a new viral video created by whiz James Covenant. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 VIDEO: A Beardless Mandy Patinkin Visits LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2013

Homeland's Mandy Patinkin stopped by this morning's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about shaving his beard. Later, Kelly and Michael surprise Mandy with an email from a first kiss! Watch the appearance below! (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Kristin Chenoweth to Return for GLEE's 100th Episode!
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2013

Murphy reveals that Kristin Chenoweth will reprise her hilarious role as April Rhodes, a figure from Will's (Matthew Morrison) high school days of Glee club. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 InDepth InterView: Natalie Toro Talks JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, Birdland Show & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 05, 2013

Today we are talking to a familiar face to theatre fans who has appeared in a number of memorable roles on Broadway and elsewhere, in roles ranging from LES MISERABLES to THE FIX to A TALE OF TWO CITIES and beyond - the passionate and thoughtful Natalie Toro. Discussing many of the details in the painstaking process in bringing her spectacular new holiday-themed album to life, song selection to overall style and sound, Toro shares stories from the studio as well as from her own life, having spent the better part of the last year preparing, recording, mastering and now finally releasing the album to the world - along with a few music videos, too. Speaking of which, Toro shines a light on the talented guest stars and collaborators that appear on the release, including Jon Secada and Ryan Kelly, with whom she stars in the new music video for "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Additionally, Toro also casts a look back at some of her most celebrated roles to date and tells colorful tales from participating in the national tour of CATS, the American premiere of Dana Rowe and John Dempsey's THE FIX and the original Off-Broadway production of ZOMBIE PROM as well as LES MISERABLES on Broadway, A TALE OF TWO CITIES and more as well as illuminates her involvement with the recent workshop of the new musical by Dana Rowe and Michal Aman, FRIDA. Plus, Toro looks ahead to her holiday-themed Birdland show in promotion of JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS and much, much more! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/5- MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - December 05, 2013

Today in 2002, the fourth Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 304 performances. Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the story of the 'mad' knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Julie Andrews Returns as Host of PBS's FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION 2014, 1/1
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2013

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the fifth time to host the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Daniel Barenboim from Vienna's Musikverein. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Broadway Records to Release BIG FISH Cast Recording in Feb. 2014
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2013

Broadway Records will release the original Broadway cast recording of the new musical BIG FISH digitally on Friday, February 7, 2014 and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The album will be produced by Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter. Sign up to pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00H3UKZ6E. BIG FISH began performances on Thursday, September 5, 2013, officially opened on Sunday, October 6, 2013 and will play its final performance on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney Hold Stage Management Intensive on 1/6
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2013

Broadway Basics is recruiting high school students for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on January 6, 2014 from 10am-3pm. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline in December 9. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Mark Ruffalo Shares Larry Kramer THE NORMAL HEART Set Visit Photo
by Pat Cerasaro - December 05, 2013

Stage and screen star Mark Ruffalo took to his Twitter account earlier this week to share a candid photo of himself alongside acclaimed playwright and activist Larry Kramer onset of the new HBO film adaptation of Kramer's celebrated AIDS-centric drama THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Ryan Murphy, in which Ruffalo plays the vaguely Kramer-based character Ned Weeks. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 DVR ALERT: Idina Menzel to Guest on CBS's THE TALK, 12/13
by TV News Desk - December 05, 2013

Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel will be a guest on a special Holiday themed week of CBS's The Talk, which returns to New York City for the fifth time! The episode will air Friday, Dec. 13 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET/1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT) on CBS. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2013

The five-time Tony Award-winning 'Peter and the Starcatcher' opened last night, December 4, 2013, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Written by Tony Award-nominee Rick Elice ('Jersey Boys,' 'The Addams Family') and directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers ('Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'), 'Peter and the Starcatcher' continues through January 12, 2014. Check out a look back the cast take their bows, and the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 5 Trailer For Frank Wildhorn & FRIENDS: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS, Airing Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - December 05, 2013

A sneak peek at a new concert special featuring the music of ubiquitous Broadway and international composer Frank Wildhorn is now available to view in anticipation of its TV premiere tonight in select markets. (more...)




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