Billy Magnussen News

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Encores! 'HAPPY FELLA' Begins Tonight, WICKED Tour Welcomes New Faces and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 02, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Encores! presentation of 'HAPPY FELLA' begins tonight, WICKED's Second National Tour adds new cast members, 'INISHMAAN' meets the press and more! (more...)

BREAKING BAD's Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen to Lead Second Stage's SEX WITH STRANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of LAURA EASON's drama, SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by DAVID SCHWIMMER. The company will feature Emmy Award-Winner ANNA GUNN (Breaking Bad) as Olivia and Tony Award-Nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) as Ethan. (more...)

Billy Magnussen & Reserved For Rondee Release New Single, 'Prescription'
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

Broadway headliner and upcoming INTO THE WOODS movie musical star Billy Magnussen moonlights in the rock band Reserved For Rondee and the band's new single, 'Prescription', is now available for download. (more...)

Breaking News: INTO THE WOODS to Journey Back to New York! Roundabout to Bring Reimagined Version to Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Into the Woods is coming back- and not just on the big screen! BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that the musical will return to the New York Stage soon. Roundabout Theatre Company will present McCarter Theatre Center and Fiasco Theatre's acclaimed, re-imagined production of the Tony Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine at the Laura Pels Theatre in Winter 2015. (more...)

Poll Results: Voters Can't Wait to Watch Sebastian Arcelus in BLANCO!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Last week's poll asked which stage star you think will make the biggest splash on screen, and the winner was Sebastian Arcelus, who will star in Cinemax's BLANCO pilot. We can't wait to tune in! (more...)

POLL: Which Stage Star Will Make the Biggest Splash on the Big Screen?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2014

New Poll - Who will make the biggest splash on the big screen? (more...)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 23, 2014

What do romance, supernatural disappearances, dystopian futures, mutants, singing fairy tale characters, lawyers, scientists, and The Four Seasons all have in common? Broadway. Or at least Broadway talent! BWW has gathered together a group of up-and-coming stage stars currently making the transition to the big and small screens in all of these 'genres'. (more...)

James Corden On INTO THE WOODS, Working With Meryl Streep & Previews 'Your Fault'
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 20, 2014

Recent Tony Award-winning stage and screen star James Corden opens up about his lead role in the forthcoming big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)

Lilla Crawford Tweets Support To Amateur INTO THE WOODS Production
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 09, 2014

Recent Broadway headliner as Annie in ANNIE and part of the starry ensemble of the big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS, Lilla Crawford shared her support of an amateur theatre company taking on the show via a social media exchange earlier this week. (more...)

Anna Kendrick On Wearing Cinderella's 'G*ddamn Ballgown' In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 25, 2014

Recognizable stage and screen star Anna Kendrick opened up about her role in the hotly anticipated stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated family-friendly fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)

Meryl Streep Sings 'Children Will Listen' & Talks INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 17, 2014

Internationally celebrated three-time Academy Award-winning stage and screen star Meryl Streep stopped by UK chat show LORRAINE earlier this week and previewed her most hotly anticipated upcoming role, that of The Witch in the big screen version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS by deigning to croon a classic tune from the cherished score. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Into the Woods' Star Chris Pine Croons Sinatra on KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Chris Pine stopped by last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, and was shocked when Kimmel told him that his 'Into The Woods' co-star Meryl Streep called him a 'great singer' during her recent guest spot on the show. (more...)

Anna Kendrick & Joss Whedon Muse On INTO THE WOODS Mash-Up With THE AVENGERS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 05, 2014

Popular rising screen star and onetime Broadway headliner Anna Kendrick shares her enthusiasm and insight on her major role of Cinderella in the forthcoming big screen movie musical adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS byway of an amusing Twitter exchange with THE AVENGERS director and admitted musicals addict Joss Whedon earlier this weekend. (more...)

Rob Marshall Comments On 'Amazing' Chris Pine In INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 03, 2014

Modern movie musical master Rob Marshall reveals his enthusiasm and excitement for one of the stars of his forthcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview - Chris Pine. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Looks Ahead to 2014: 14 Things We Can't Wait For!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 01, 2014

For the past week, BroadwayWorld has been counting down the final days of 2013 with video tributes to our 13 favorite musical moments of this year. Now that the ball has dropped and 2014 has officially arrived, we shift gears and look ahead to what is to come in 2014. Below, we count-up to the 14 theatrical events of 2014 that we are most excited for! (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: This Year's Curtain Call Highlights - Part One
by Walter McBride - Dec 27, 2013

Today, check out part one of this year's curtain call highlights 2013, and catch up on anything that you might have missed within the last 12 months! (more...)

Meryl Streep Says She Will Not Sing New INTO THE WOODS Song At Oscars
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 23, 2013

Legendary stage and screen star Meryl Streep has proven her vast performing abilities in a number of noted venues, yet one thing she now attests that she absolutely will not do is sing at the Oscars - even if it is a song especially penned for her by Stephen Sondheim himself! (more...)

Billy Magnussen & Reserved For Rondee Set For NYC Charity Show, 12/18
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 05, 2013

Rising stage and screen star Billy Magnussen and his band, Reserved For Rondee, return to New York City for a special charity performance later this month. (more...)

Filming Wraps On INTO THE WOODS Movie! James Corden & More Tweet From Set
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 28, 2013

It's the last midnight! Preliminary filming has officially wrapped on the new feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's popular family-friendly musical INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Joss Whedon Visits INTO THE WOODS Film Set! Anna Kendrick & More Tweet
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2013

Internationally acclaimed THE AVENGERS and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING director Joss Whedon is an avowed musicals fanatic - look no further than his movie musical project DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-A-LONG BLOG, starring Neil Patrick Harris, for further proof of that - and the theatre geek was recently given a golden opportunity to witness movie musical magic in the making byway of attending the filming of 'No One Is Alone' on the currently in-production feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed piece INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

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