Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 First Look At Tom Hiddleston In CORIOLANUS
by Pat Cerasaro - December 17, 2013

Notable stage and screen superstar Tom Hiddleston essays one of Shakespeare's most difficult and dynamic roles as part of the new West End mounting of the historical tragedy CORIOLANUS at London's famed Donmar Warehouse and the first look at the actor in action is now available. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 BWW TV: Meet the Broadway Cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 17, 2013

The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about the new musical and watch a special performance preview of 'You're Never Alone,' 'Another Life,' and 'Before and After You.' (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Photo Flash: Extended Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical STEPHEN WARD, Opening 19 Dec. in London's West End
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens on 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...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Mama Morton' in January
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth returns to the scene of the crime, where the gin is cold and the piano's hot: Broadway's record-breaking smash-hit musical CHICAGO. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Valisia LeKae Reveals Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis, Withdraws from Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

The producers of Motown the Musical have announced that Valisia LeKae, a 2013 Tony Award nominee for her performance as Diana Ross, has withdrawn from the Broadway production at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, for medical reasons. LeKae confirmed her departure in a statement on her personal Facebook page, announcing that she had recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Comes to DVD Today
by TV News Desk - December 17, 2013

An inspiring and emotional all-new version of one of the most cherished musicals of all time, The Sound of Music Live! comes to DVD today, December 17, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. A special live performance originally broadcast on NBC of the timeless Broadway sensation introduces a new generation to the von Trapp family. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 STAGE TUBE: Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer Sings WICKED's 'Defying Gravity'?
by Stage Tube - December 17, 2013

In the video below, the classic tale of Santa's most famous reindeer gets a Broadway reboot when WICKED's 'Defying Gravity' is sung from the perspective of Rudolph. The video description reads: 'Santa has just told Rudolph that he will guide his sleigh through the foggy night skies. Blitzen is not pleased, but Rudolph convinces him that this is his moment to shine.' (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 VIDEO: Jacquie Lee Performs DREAMGIRLS Classic on 'Voice' Finale
by TV News Desk - December 17, 2013

On last night's final round of competition of NBC's THE VOICE, Jacquie Lee, the last remaining contestant on Coach Christina Aguilera's team, belted out her version of 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going', from Broadway's 'Dreamgirls.' (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
by Jennifer Broski - December 17, 2013

Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat just premiered a special concert version of the show at Joe's Publast night, December 16th. The performers included Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown: The Musical) as well as Lena Hall (Kinky Boots) and Felicia Finley(Mama Mia, The Wedding Singer). Other performers include Ken Robinson (Memphis), Julius Thomas III (Motown: The Musical) Chad Carstarphen (In the Heights), Benjamin Mapp, Jimmy Lambert, Roger DeWitt, Eddie Varley andNikki Kimbrough (A Night with Janis Joplin). Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Alan Cumming Comments On Broadway Return In CABARET
by Pat Cerasaro - December 17, 2013

Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Alan Cumming discusses his return to the Great White Way in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Kander & Ebb's classic musical CABARET, co-starring Michelle Williams, as part of a new interview. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Adam McKay On 'Huge' ANCHORMAN 2 Deleted Musical Number
by Pat Cerasaro - December 17, 2013

While funnyman and former SNL star Will Ferrell has already proven his mettle on the Great White Way with his solo show YOU'RE WELCOME AMERICA, the ANCHORMAN 2 star figures into another theatrical trope as well - an elaborate musical number filmed but cut from the new feature film comedy. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Photo Coverage: Backstage at Cyndi Lauper's KINKY KABARET for True Colors
by Walter McBride - December 17, 2013

Kinky Boots stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford and more joined the show's Tony Award-winning composer Cyndi Lauper for a special one-night-only True Colors Cabaret, last night, December 16th at Birdland (315 W 44th St). Lauper joined the cast of Kinky Boots to perform an eclectic array of standards, pop hits and other songs, with musical direction by the show's Tony Award-winning orchestrator Stephen Oremus. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 SAILOR MOON Creator Naoko Takeuchi On Musical Adaptations & Hollywood
by Pat Cerasaro - December 17, 2013

The creator of the incomparably popular Japanese manga comic and animation series SAILOR MOON Naoko Takeuchi discusses the ongoing success the stage musical editions of her work and a possible Hollywood adaptationand more as part of a new interview. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More Sing THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY!
by Walter McBride - December 17, 2013

The company met the press yesterday and you can check out photos from their performance preview of 'You're Never Alone,' 'Another Life,' and 'Before and After You' below! (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 Box Office for Broadway's ROCKY to Open 12/20
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

The box office at the historic Winter Garden theatre (1634 Broadway) opens Friday, December 20th at 10am for the upcoming musical, ROCKY. In honor of 1976, the year in which the Oscar-winning film was released, ROCKYwill offer a $76 ticket to a select number of preview performances. This offer is only available in person at the box office on Friday, December 20th and will be available on a first come first served basis. ROCKY begins previews February 11, 2014 and officially opens on March 13, 2014. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Frank Wildhorn's CARMEN in Seoul!
by Stage Tube - December 17, 2013

Frank Wildhorn's musical CARMEN just held its press performance on December 10 at the LG Arts Center in Seoul. The show runs through February 23, 2014. Get a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 New York Theatre Workshop Extends WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Through 2/2
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker have announced that following rave reviews and strong box office, What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David and others; musical arrangements by Kyle Riabko; conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer; directed by Steven Hoggett, will extend four weeks through Sunday, February 2, at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. What's It All About? had originally been scheduled to run throughSunday, January 5, 2014. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/17- PARADE
by Stage Tube - December 17, 2013

Today in 1998, Parade opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 85 performances. Parade is a musical with a book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The production was directed by Harold Prince and starred Brent Carver as Leo Frank, Carolee Carmello as Lucille Frank, and Christy Carlson Romano as Mary Phagan. The musical won Tony Awards for best book and best score (out of nine nominations) and six Drama Desk Awards. The show has enjoyed a U.S. national tour and numerous professional and amateur productions in both the U.S. and abroad. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 FROZEN's 'Let It Go' Among Original Songs Up for 2013 Oscar
by Movies News Desk - December 17, 2013

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 86th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 17 2-for-1 Tickets to MATILDA, PIPPIN & More to be Offered During Broadway Week, Running 1/21-2/6
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, announced that Broadway Week will return this winter with 2-for-1 theater tickets to 26 Broadway shows-more than any previous iteration of the campaign. The promotion will run from January 21 through February 6, and theatergoers can take advantage of this savings opportunity by purchasing 2-for-1 tickets starting on January 6 at nycgo.com/broadwayweek. (more...)




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