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Exclusive Scoop: Welcome Back, Marilyn! SMASH Cast Will Reunite for BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert for The Actors FundExclusive Scoop: Welcome Back, Marilyn! SMASH Cast Will Reunite for BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund
Posted: Dec. 18, 2014


Broadway's Greg Reuter Passes Away at 43Broadway's Greg Reuter Passes Away at 43
Posted: Dec. 20, 2014


VIDEO: Michael Buble Talks Upcoming Holiday Special ft Streisand & Grande on TODAYVIDEO: Michael Buble Talks Upcoming Holiday Special ft Streisand & Grande on TODAY
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan in New Poster for THE LAST FIVE YEARSAnna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan in New Poster for THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


VIDEO: Nick Jonas Surprises Shoppers with 'Jealous' Performance on FAO Schwarz PianoVIDEO: Nick Jonas Surprises Shoppers with 'Jealous' Performance on FAO Schwarz Piano
Posted: Dec. 18, 2014


HBO to Air Audra McDonald's Tony-Winning Performance in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLHBO to Air Audra McDonald's Tony-Winning Performance in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
Posted: Dec. 17, 2014


SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Final Four Sing on Performance Finale 12/15; Full Review and Pictures!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Final Four Sing on Performance Finale 12/15; Full Review and Pictures!
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


VIDEO: Lea Michele Sings 'Let It Go' in First Promo for GLEE's Final Season!VIDEO: Lea Michele Sings 'Let It Go' in First Promo for GLEE's Final Season!
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


Review Roundup: ANNIE Reboot, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis - UPDATED!Review Roundup: ANNIE Reboot, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis - UPDATED!
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


BWW Review: The ANNIE Remake is Bad, but Not 
Nearly as Bad as You ThinkBWW Review: The ANNIE Remake is Bad, but Not Nearly as Bad as You Think
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


Kristin Chenoweth & JC Chasez to Duet at Lance Bass Wedding ReceptionKristin Chenoweth & JC Chasez to Duet at Lance Bass Wedding Reception
Posted: Dec. 19, 2014


BWW TV Exclusive: PARADE Finds Its 'Leo Frank'- Jeremy Jordan Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions Performance in February!BWW TV Exclusive: PARADE Finds Its 'Leo Frank'- Jeremy Jordan Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions Performance in February!
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


Final COLBERT REPORT Airs TonightFinal COLBERT REPORT Airs Tonight
Posted: Dec. 18, 2014


SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY Confirms FROZEN Heading to Broadway!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY Confirms FROZEN Heading to Broadway!
Posted: Dec. 14, 2014


Full Cast In New GLEE 'Take A Bow' Final Season PosterFull Cast In New GLEE 'Take A Bow' Final Season Poster
Posted: Dec. 17, 2014


Breaking News: Encores! Announces 2015 Off-Center Season; Set to Include Foster in THE WILD PARTY, Groff in A NEW BRAIN, Greene in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More!Breaking News: Encores! Announces 2015 Off-Center Season; Set to Include Foster in THE WILD PARTY, Groff in A NEW BRAIN, Greene in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More!
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 4 - Idina MenzelVIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 4 - Idina Menzel
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


Official Poster For Imelda Staunton In New West End GYPSYOfficial Poster For Imelda Staunton In New West End GYPSY
Posted: Dec. 18, 2014


Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


New 'Summer In Ohio' Social Media Image For THE LAST 5 YEARS Movie With Anna KendrickNew 'Summer In Ohio' Social Media Image For THE LAST 5 YEARS Movie With Anna Kendrick
by Pat Cerasaro

(12/21/2014) - A new look at THE LAST 5 YEARS!


Alice Ripley Performs Holiday Classic 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel'Alice Ripley Performs Holiday Classic 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel'
by Pat Cerasaro

(12/21/2014) - Alice Ripley brings some holiday cheer!


New 'To Grandmother's House' INTO THE WOODS Clip With Lilla Crawford As Little Red Riding HoodNew 'To Grandmother's House' INTO THE WOODS Clip With Lilla Crawford As Little Red Riding Hood
by Pat Cerasaro

(12/21/2014) - A delightful new INTO THE WOODS clip featuring Little Red Riding Hood!


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/20/2014
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(12/20/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/20/2014.


BWW Reviews:  NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest TestamentBWW Reviews: NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest Testament
by Michael Dale (New York City)

(12/20/2014) - Monty Python's tale of the fellow born in the stable next to Jesus' has gone from blasphemous to delightful family fun.


Photo Flash: First Look- Theatre Southwest's BOEING BOEING by Marc CamolettiPhoto Flash: First Look- Theatre Southwest's BOEING BOEING by Marc Camoletti
by BWW News Desk (Houston)

(12/20/2014) - Theatre Southwest presents "Boeing Boeing" by Marc Camoletti. This hilarious farce follows 'ladies man' Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each one airline hostesses with different airlines and with different schedules. He manages to juggle all three until unexpected airline schedule changes bring all of them (and Robert, an old school chum) to Paris and to Bernard's apartment at the same time. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show below!


Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - December 20 - FABULOUS Recreates Nativity, BILLY ELLIOT Steals MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, and Many More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - December 20 - FABULOUS Recreates Nativity, BILLY ELLIOT Steals MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, and Many More!
by BWW News Desk

(12/20/2014) - It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup!


24 Hour Fitness to Acquire 32 Bally Clubs24 Hour Fitness to Acquire 32 Bally Clubs
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(12/20/2014) - 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. announced that it has acquired 32 fitness clubs from Bally Total Fitness, including clubs located in New York, New Jersey, Denver and the San Francisco Bay Area. The transaction closed on December 19, 2014. This is the first acquisition for CEO Mark Smith and President Frank Napolitano since the iconic fitness brand was acquired earlier this year by AEA Investors, a leader in the private equity industry; Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Canada's largest single-profession pension plan - and one of the world's largest; and Fitness Capital Partners, a fund organized by Dean Bradley Osborne and Global Leisure Partners.


No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25No Rules Theatre Co. Presents IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, 1/7-25
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)

(12/20/2014) - No Rules Theatre Co. offers a cure to the winter blues with a witty modern day love story. In Love And Warcraft, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by NRTC Artistic Director Joshua Morgan, chronicles the hilarious happenings when the two worlds of online gaming and in person relationships collide on a college campus. Performances are January 7 to 25 in the The Ark at Signature Theatre, Arlington. Tickets are $25 to $38 and available at www.norulestheatre.org or through the box office at (703) 820-9771.


Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings HAPPY HOLIDAYS to BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Michael Feinstein Brings HAPPY HOLIDAYS to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff

(12/20/2014) - This holiday season, Birdland Jazz Club presents a special two-week engagement with beloved performer Michael Feinstein through December 27, 2014. A long-time friend of the club and frequent special guest at Cast Party, this NYC holiday tradition kicks off a year-long, global, centennial celebration of Frank Sinatra with a program of Ol' Blue Eyes favorite standards from the great American songbook. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the show!


Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison Rehearse for New York Pops ConcertPhoto Coverage: Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison Rehearse for New York Pops Concert
by Stephen Sorokoff

(12/20/2014) - The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - continues its 32nd season in a series at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in a festive holiday concert featuring Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison last night and tonight, December 20, 2014. Check out photos from the event below!


Photo Special: Greg Reuter on Stage and OffPhoto Special: Greg Reuter on Stage and Off
by BWW Special Coverage

(12/20/2014) - Below, take a look back at BroadwayWorld.com's photo archives of the beloved performer, teacher, friend and colleague.


New INTO THE WOODS Social Media Image Marking Five Days Until ReleaseNew INTO THE WOODS Social Media Image Marking Five Days Until Release
by Pat Cerasaro

(12/20/2014) - INTO THE WOODS hits screens in only five days!


Broadway's Greg Reuter Passes Away at 43Broadway's Greg Reuter Passes Away at 43
by BWW News Desk

(12/20/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com is saddened to report the death of Broadway veteran Greg Reuter, who had recently joined the faculty of Michigan State University as a Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Choreography. He passed away on December 18th at age 43 due to medical complications. We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.


INTO THE WOODS Character Cards Series - Emily BluntINTO THE WOODS Character Cards Series - Emily Blunt
by BWW Special Coverage

(12/20/2014) - 'Into the Woods' is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.


BWW Interview: Jeff Blumenkrantz Discusses Upcoming Jazz Album Featuring Alysha Umphress!BWW Interview: Jeff Blumenkrantz Discusses Upcoming Jazz Album Featuring Alysha Umphress!
by Louisa Brady

(12/20/2014) - Tony nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz chats with BroadwayWorld about his upcoming album I'VE BEEN PLAYED: ALYSHA UMPHRESS SWINGS JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ.


BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Michael Feinstein's HAPPY HOLIDAYS at Birdland!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from Michael Feinstein's HAPPY HOLIDAYS at Birdland!
by BroadwayWorld TV

(12/20/2014) - This holiday season, Birdland Jazz Club presents a special two-week engagement with beloved performer Michael Feinstein through December 27, 2014. A long-time friend of the club and frequent special guest at Cast Party, this NYC holiday tradition kicks off a year-long, global, centennial celebration of Frank Sinatra with a program of Ol' Blue Eyes favorite standards from the great American songbook. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from the show!


Leddy Center Showcases SCENE CHANGES, 1/16-25Leddy Center Showcases SCENE CHANGES, 1/16-25
by BWW News Desk (New Hampshire)

(12/20/2014) - Leddy Center is proud to present this world premier of Scene Changes, January 16 through 25, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.


VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 8 - From 1965's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMASVIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 8 - From 1965's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by Richard Jay-Alexander

(12/20/2014) - Today, being Saturday, we chose a cartoon. A REALLY POPULAR cartoon. The song in the video clip is 'Christmas Time Is Here' from A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. The animated television special first aired on December 9, 1965 and was based on the famous characters in Charles M. Schulz' syndicated comic strip, PEANUTS. The comic strip began in 1950 and remained wildly popular until the year 2000.


BWW Food + Wine Picks Top Theatre Dining Spots for 2014BWW Food + Wine Picks Top Theatre Dining Spots for 2014
by Marina Kennedy

(12/20/2014) - Broadwayworld.com, the best site for entertainment, is here to help you find dining options for your holiday night out on the town. Find a manhattan in Manhattan, discover fine dining choices, learn about the area's best chefs and culinary trends, and get up to the minute food news. Broadwayworld.com's Food and Wine World can help you to pair great dining choices with your favorite entertainment. Check out our top 10 this week, all around New York City. Wherever you seek top entertainment, find good food!


BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Was Perfectly Timed to Enhance the Festive SeasonBWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Was Perfectly Timed to Enhance the Festive Season
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)

(12/20/2014) - Christmas and Charles Dickens have gone hand in hand ever since he wrote the best known of all Christmas stories, A Christmas Carol.


Congratulations! Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Welcome Second DaughterCongratulations! Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Welcome Second Daughter
by BWW News Desk

(12/20/2014) - Congratulations are in order for FROZEN's Kristen Bell, who just gave birth to her second daughter earlier this week.


BWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Jeff McCarthy, Roz Ryan Talk Swapping RolesBWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Jeff McCarthy, Roz Ryan Talk Swapping Roles
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo

(12/20/2014) - Suave and swanky, smooth-talking Billy Flynn is personified--almost but not quite that seemingly devoid of heart--in Broadway veteran Jeff McCarthy ('Side Show,' Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'), who plays CHICAGO's resident ladykiller and criminal lawyer in its strictly limited Manila run, which closes today, December 21, at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino.


Northwestern Theatre Presents FABULATION and More in Winter 2015Northwestern Theatre Presents FABULATION and More in Winter 2015
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(12/20/2014) - "Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine" -- a devilishly funny social satire by award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage -- will be the first winter 2015 Mainstage production presented by Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.


VIDEO: Watch Jonathan Groff and Bradley Cooper in New AMERICAN SNIPER TrailerVIDEO: Watch Jonathan Groff and Bradley Cooper in New AMERICAN SNIPER Trailer
by BWW News Desk

(12/20/2014) - From director Clint Eastwood comes AMERICAN SNIPER, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. The film hits theaters December 25th. Check out an all-new trailer, featuring Broadway veteran Jonathan Groff, below!


BWW Reviews: Festival Ballet's Exquisite NUTCRACKER a Christmastime TraditionBWW Reviews: Festival Ballet's Exquisite NUTCRACKER a Christmastime Tradition
by Veronica Bruscini (Rhode Island)

(12/20/2014) - Festival Ballet Providence's NUTCRACKER is a Christmas tradition on both sides of the footlights. This year's production is one not to be missed, a true celebration of talent and creativity from the Ocean State's premier ballet company.


Instagram Purge Causes Bieber, Oprah, and More to Lose Thousands of FollowersInstagram Purge Causes Bieber, Oprah, and More to Lose Thousands of Followers
by BWW News Desk

(12/20/2014) - Much to the chagrin of many celebrities, Instagram has purged millions of accounts.


INTO THE WOODS Character Cards Series - James CordenINTO THE WOODS Character Cards Series - James Corden
by BWW Special Coverage

(12/20/2014) - 'Into the Woods' is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.


BWW Reviews: NJT's Fascinating BECOMING DR. RUTHBWW Reviews: NJT's Fascinating BECOMING DR. RUTH
by Chris Gibson (St. Louis)

(12/20/2014) - Few people reach that status in life where all you have to do is hear their name and you know exactly who they are, but Dr. Ruth Westheimer is certainly one of those individuals that have reached that level of fame. Her place in history is undeniable, and she's definitely someone whose journey is inspiring and worthy of inclusion in The New Jewish Theatre's 'chai', or 18th season, which celebrates life. If there is anyone who could truly be called a survivor, but maybe would better be described as a 'thriver', because she seems to have an uncanny drive to succeed, it would be her. NJT's presentation of Mark St. Germain's BECOMING DR. RUTH is a fascinating tour through the highlights and lowlights she dealt with on her rise to becoming a cultural icon, and it's a very entertaining and emotional piece of theatre that should not be missed.


Kathy Lee Gifford's TODAY: THE MUSICAL to Air Dec. 29Kathy Lee Gifford's TODAY: THE MUSICAL to Air Dec. 29
by BWW News Desk

(12/20/2014) - Following the success of the recent live musicals on NBC, including last year's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE and this year's PETER PAN LIVE, the Today Show cast will try their hand at a live production.


Workshop Casting Presents Brand New Hip Hop/R&B Musical, BUMP ITWorkshop Casting Presents Brand New Hip Hop/R&B Musical, BUMP IT
by BWW News Desk (Orlando)

(12/20/2014) - A new mind blowing high energy stage musical all about hot street dancing and battles will be casting a workshop in Orlando, FL for the titled production 'BUMP IT!' Book, Music and Lyrics written by Christopher D. Robinson also known for Directing the Fan Made film project ('Bring It On: A Tribute to Broadway').


STAGE TUBE: South Coast Rep Presents THE WHIPPING MANSTAGE TUBE: South Coast Rep Presents THE WHIPPING MAN
by Stage Tube (Los Angeles)

(12/20/2014) - The Pasadena Playhouse announced that they will present Matthew Lopez's multi-award winning play THE WHIPPING MAN, the fourth production of the 2014-2015 season. Watch the teaser below!


Award-Winning Musical Comedian Stephen Sorrentino to Play Iridium, 1/13Award-Winning Musical Comedian Stephen Sorrentino to Play Iridium, 1/13
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(12/20/2014) - Award-winning comedian, singer, musician, impressionist, STEPHEN SORRENTINO will bring his one-man show to Iridium NYC, for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8pm.


STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/20- DREAMGIRLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/20- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube

(12/20/2014) - Today in 1981, Dreamgirls opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1521 performances. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.


BWW Reviews: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at The Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at The Kennedy Center
by Ellen Burns (Washington, DC)

(12/20/2014) - Need some laughter in your life during this sometimes hectic season? Love the classic holiday shows, but want something different that will have the entire family grinning together? Or just love a show that embraces its roots but isn't afraid to grow tall and, dare I say, flash a littlecolor?? Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running through January 4 at The Kennedy Center's Opera House, might be just the cup of cheer you need.


BWW Previews: ESPOLETA - A Mexican Influenced Spanish Eatery in NYCBWW Previews: ESPOLETA - A Mexican Influenced Spanish Eatery in NYC
by Marina Kennedy (Food + Wine)

(12/20/2014) - Espoleta, a new spot in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City, is a Mexican influenced Spanish restaurant that is sure to please food and wine enthusiasts.


BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Stage Theatre Inspires the Christmas SpiritBWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Stage Theatre Inspires the Christmas Spirit
by colin roybal (Denver)

(12/20/2014) - The holiday season is in full swing, and holiday magic is all around. Especially at the Denver Center's production of A Christmas Carol. The classic tale by Charles Dickens has been told countless times, and every variation brings the same wonder and spirit of giving to life. As the lights dim and the hum of the pre-show crowd settles, the audience can't help but wonder what variation of the tale they will be treated to in this annual tradition at the DCPA.




 
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