Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Photo Coverage: Inside GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2013 with the Casts of PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - December 11, 2013

The 25th anniversary celebration of GYPSY OF THE YEAR, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 10, at this year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR, which included an array of original dances, songs, and skits performed by more than 250 'gypsies,' the most talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out full photo coverage from inside the ceremony below! (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 ALL EYES ON DRAMA HIGH: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks About Michael Sokolove's Fantastic New Book
by Richard Jay-Alexander - December 11, 2013

DRAMA HIGH is a million dollar title if ever there was one. It sounds like an emotionally-charged film or a soap opera-ish TV series, but it's a fascinating new book which delivers all of the above and more. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Emma Thompson Offers SWEENEY TODD Preview With Impromptu LIVE! Performance
by Pat Cerasaro - December 11, 2013

While two-time Academy Award-winning stage and screen star Emma Thompson can count yet another award nomination on her resume today thanks to her Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her starring role in SAVING MR. BANKS, the versatile actress generously gave a preview of her eagerly awaited upcoming turn as one of the iconic cannibalistic leads of the Stephen Sondheim musical masterpiece SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET in an interview appearance today. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa Will Be MATILDA's New Leading Ladies!
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers today announced that Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa have joined the Broadway company of MATILDA THE MUSICAL and will begin performances in the title role over the course of the next few weeks. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 New HIT LIST Songs Emerge From SMASH Featuring Jeremy Jordan & Krysta Rodriguez
by Pat Cerasaro - December 11, 2013

Hot on the heels of this week's instant-sell-out concert event at NYC cabaret venue 54 Below celebrating the musical-within-the-series on NBC's recent musical series SMASH, titled HIT LIST, a number of new clips of songs intended for the project have emerged. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2013!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 11, 2013

The 25th anniversary celebration of GYPSY OF THE YEAR, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 10, at this year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR, which included an array of original dances, songs, and skits performed by more than 250 'gypsies,' the most talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with all of the performers before they went on stage and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Trumbull High School Parents Believe RENT Problem Remains Unsolved
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

The drama surrounding Trumbull High School's impending production of Rent continues, as just yesterday, administators committed to moving the show forward on its home turf. This news came after reports that Connecticut's famed Goodspeed Musicals had offered to let the students of Trumbull High School put on their cancelled production of RENT at the Goodspeed Opera House. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Streep, Roberts & AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY Ensemble Among Nominees of 20th Annual SAG AWARDS; Full List Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - December 11, 2013

Sasha Alexander, star of the TNT original drama 'Rizzoli & Isles,' and Clark Gregg, star of the ABC series 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' revealed the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild AwardsŪ nominations this morning (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 SOUND OF MUSIC, FROZEN Soundtracks Climb Charts, Streisand DVD Jumps to No. 1
by TV News Desk - December 11, 2013

According to Music.Yahoo.com, the soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN, featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Kristen Bell and featuring original music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) leapt from No. 18 to No. 11 in its second week on the charts (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 ABC to Broadcast Julie Andrews-Led THE SOUND OF MUSIC Film on 12/22
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

THE SOUND OF MUSIC will air on the small screen yet again this holiday season. This time ABC will broadcast the 1965 film version, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, on December 22 (7pm). (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Ron Shelton's BULL DURHAM Musical to Premiere at Atlanta's ALLIANCE THEATRE in September 2014
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, which Sports Illustratedproclaimed the '#1 Greatest Sports Movie of All-time,' will premiere at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta in September 2014. (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 ROADSHOW! THE FALL OF FILM MUSICALS IN THE 1960s Now Available For Pre-Order
by Pat Cerasaro - December 11, 2013

A new critical overview of 1960s film musicals is available for pre-order, ROADSHOW! THE FALL OF FILM MUSICALS IN THE 1960s by Matthew Kennedy. (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Public Theater's APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to be Filmed by WNET
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director) is proud to announce that the acclaimed THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY, written and directed by Richard Nelson, will be recorded for television by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET the week of December 16, following the end of the epic run at The Public Theater on Sunday, December 15. All four plays will be captured for posterity and broadcast at a future date. Fans of THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS can attend a taping of one or all four of the plays by visiting www.publictheater.org. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Karen Dotrice Reflects On MARY POPPINS & Julie Andrews
by Pat Cerasaro - December 11, 2013

Iconic movie musical MARY POPPINS has just been released on Blu-ray in a special fiftieth anniversary edition and one of the stars on the film, Karen Dotrice, who portrayed young Jane Banks, reflects on the lasting legacy of the film, her onset rapport with Julie Andrews and the new POPPINS-centric feature film SAVING MR. BANKS as part of a new interview. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 ONSTAGE IN AMERICA Launches Kickstarter Campaign For New PBS Series
by Pat Cerasaro - December 11, 2013

A new Kickstarter campaign has been established for a new PBS co-funded pilot for a series set to chronicle the hundreds of theaters around the country that have been home to the world's greatest performers and plays, as well as the plays themselves, titled ONSTAGE IN AMERICA. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Adds 3 Million Delayed Viewers
by TV News Desk - December 11, 2013

According to the New York Times, in the first three days of delayed viewing, NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! has added close to three million viewers, bringing the total number of viewers to 21.3 million. In addition, the broadcast added another full rating point among the coveted 18 - 49 demographic. (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 SPIDER-MAN to Launch Arena Tour in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. In a recent interview with Billboard, producer Michael Cohl chatted about the big transfer. (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 BWW Interview: Donna Vivino Talks New Album BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, Off-Broadway's STARS OF DAVID and More!
by Jessica Showers - December 11, 2013

Donna Vivino, who starred for two years as 'Elphaba' in the First National Tour of WICKED and also in the role on Broadway, just released a jazzy new album called 'Beautiful Dreamer' via Ghostlight Records. This is Donna's first album, which came about in a spur-of-the-moment collaboration with her father, Jerry Vivino, who is part of Conan's Basic Cable Band -- the house band for O'Brien's late night show on TBS. Donna recently spoke with BWW about working with her father, her current project off-Broadway, and the upcoming third season of 'Submissions Only'. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 A CHRISTMAS STORY Begins Madison Square Garden Run Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives at The Theater at Madison Square Garden tonight, December 11, where it is set to run through December 29, 2013. Opening night is set for December 12, 2013. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 11 Adam Lambert, Cheyenne Jackson, Darren Criss & More Attend TrevorLIVE LA
by TV News Desk - December 11, 2013

Sunday night The Trevor Project honored actress Jane Lynch with the Trevor Hero Award, Adam White with the Trevor Youth Innovator Award and Toyota with the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award at TrevorLIVE in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium. (more...)




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