Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 Christmas Day Release of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Delayed!
by Movies News Desk - December 18, 2013

Showbiz411 has confirmed that The Weinstein Company has delayed the release date of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, the big screen adaptation of Tracy Letts' Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 MARY POPPINS, 'VIRGINIA WOOLF' Among Films Added to National Film Registry
by Movies News Desk - December 18, 2013

The Library of Congress has today announced its annual list of 25 films that will be included in the National Film Registry. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 VIDEO: Alan Cumming, Cyndi Lauper Join Stephen Colbert for 'Let It Snow'!
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2013

Stephen gets in the holiday spirit with the help of Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper on THE COLBERT REPORT. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 Photo Coverage: Batter Up! Meet the Broadway Cast of BRONX BOMBERS
by Walter McBride - December 18, 2013

Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com. The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 VIDEO: Matthew Morrison Performs Christmas Song Mash-Up on 'This Morning'
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2013

Matthew Morrison and his musical director, Brad Ellis, performed a mash-up of Christmas songs on the UK show 'This Morning'. Check out the appearance below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 Rob McClure, Joshua Henry & More to Celebrate MGM Musicals at LYRICS & LYRICISTS on 1/11
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2013

Follow Lyrics & Lyricists over the rainbow to the West Coast and the glory days of MGM. On January 11, 12and 13 Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall makes her L&L debut as guest artistic director for Going Hollywood, a singing, dancing, Technicolor celebration of the silver screen's greatest musicals, featuring Cameron Adams, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan, Rob McClure and Rachel York. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 WICKED, BEAUTIFUL, NEWSIES & More to Participate in KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2014
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2013

The Broadway League announced today the shows participating in the 18thKIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, which will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. Tickets to participating shows will be available to the public starting Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 A Very Broadway Holiday Countdown- 7 Days 'Til Christmas!
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2013

Featured today is Broadway favorite Bernadette Peters singing 'The Little Drummer Boy' on The Today Show in 1996. Click below to check it out! (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 BWW Interview: John Tartaglia Talks Hosting A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS and More
by Jessica Showers - December 18, 2013

John Tartaglia, Tony-nominated actor who has appeared on Broadway in Shrek, Avenue Q, Hair and Beauty and the Beast, as well as TV's Sesame Street, has a long history of collaborating with The New York Pops. He will reunite with the Pops' Music Director Steven Reineke this Saturday to narrate a brand new family concert version of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Tartaglia recently chatted with BWW about guiding the audience through what he hopes will become a new holiday tradition, using his family programming background to his advantage, and directing the new musical Because of Winn Dixie, currently running in Little Rock. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 VIDEO: Cristin Milioti Talks 'How I Met Your Mother' on LETTERMAN
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2013

Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (Broadway's 'Once') stopped by last night's LATE SHOW WITH David Letterman on CBS and talked about joining the CBS comedy 'How I Met Your Mother' as the heretofore unseen Mother. (more...)


11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - December 18, 2013

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire are among the top songwriting teams working in the musical theatre today. Their shows written together, including Starting Here Starting Now, Baby, Closer Than Ever, Big, Take Flight, Love Match, and How Do You Do I Love You will be celebrated by Broadway's best in story and song. Their work was just celebrated at 54 Below with WHAT COULD BE BETTER, which was performed last night, December 17. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)


12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 BWW TV: Meet the Company of CRAVING FOR TRAVEL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 18, 2013

The world premiere of Greg Edwards &Andy Sandberg's new comedy, Craving for Travel will run Off-Broadway January 9 - February 9, 2014 at the Peter J. Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Directed by Sandberg (Shida, The Last Smoker in America), a Tony Award-winner as a producer of Hair, the cast featuresMichele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein, Disaster!) and Thom Sesma (The Lion King, The Times They Are A-Changin') collectively playing thirty characters-chiefly, Joanne and Gary, rival travel agents (and former spouses) vying for their industry's most prestigious honor: the Globel Prize. Craving for Travel is commissioned and produced by Jim Strong, one of America's leading luxury travel agents. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge met the company yesterday and you can check out what they had to say about the new play below! (more...)


13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 Bobby Steggert and Frederick Weller Join Tyne Daly in MOTHERS AND SONS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2013

Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller and Tony® Award nominee Bobby Steggert will join Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Tyne Daly in the upcoming Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons, it was announced today. Weller will portray Cal Porter opposite Daly's Katharine Gerard. Steggert, currently seen on Broadway in Big Fish, reprises the role of Will Ogden which he created in an earlier production of the play at Bucks County Playhouse. Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). It will play Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Preview performances have been set to begin Sunday, February 23, 2014, and the opening night has been announced for Monday, March 24, 2014. Mothers and Sons is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle. For tickets and more information, visit www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com. (more...)


14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 Kristen Bell Reveals 'Veronica' Workshop Role in Musical Adaptation of 1980s Cult Classic HEATHERS
by Tyler Peterson - December 18, 2013

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Bell, currently featured in Disney's latest animated adventure FROZEN, announced that in workshops of the Off-Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic '80s film, HEATHERS, she played the misfit 'Veronica Sawyer,' originally made famous by Winona Ryder. (more...)


15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 FROZEN Vocal Selections Now Available For Pre-Order
by Pat Cerasaro - December 18, 2013

Fans of Disney's current smash hit animated feature film musical FROZEN now have the chance to reserve their copy of the forthcoming eagerly anticipated vocal selections being released early next year according to a new listing. (more...)


16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 Photo Flash: BIG FISH Cast Bring Holiday Joy at SING FOR YOUR SENIORS Performance
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2013

On Tuesday, December 17th, members of the Broadway company of Big Fish joined forces with Sing For Your Seniors (SFYS) to bring a special holiday performance to Encore Senior Center in midtown. The musical session, hosted by Sing For Your Seniors Board Member Daniel Torres (Evita, The Woman in White, Pirate Queen) included holiday favorites and songs from Big Fish. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)


17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS Documentary Marvin Hamlisch: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE, Airing 12/27
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2013

THIRTEEN's American Masters explore Marvin's prolific life and career in the series' Season 27 finale Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)


18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 THE FIX to Return to Signature Theatre to Conclude 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2013

Signature Theatre is excited to announce that the 25th anniversary 2014/15 season will culminate in an all-new production of The Fix, the inside-Washington musical satire. Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. (more...)


19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/18- PAL JOEY
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2013

Today in 2008, the third Broadway revival of Pal Joey opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 85 performances. Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara (from his novel of the same title) and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker. The original 1940 Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and starred Gene Kelly. There have been several revivals since, including a 2008-09 Broadway run, and a 1957 film adaptation starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. (more...)


20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Dec. 18 STAGE TUBE: Jujamcyn Theaters Wraps up 2013 with Holiday Greeting
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2013

Jujamcyn Theaters has just released a special holiday greeting featuring some of the company's biggest accomplishments of the year, including opening nights, milestones, engagements and more! Check out the video below! (more...)




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