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Twitter Watch: Lilla Crawford to Guest Star on ABC's FOREVER? See Her in Costume!Twitter Watch: Lilla Crawford to Guest Star on ABC's FOREVER? See Her in Costume!
by BWW Staff - Feb 27, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Ioan Gruffudd wrote 'Working with the lovely and talented @LILLACRAWFORD today! #IntoTheWoods @ForeverABC Crawford moved from Los Angeles to New York City where she made her Broadway debut in 2011 as Debbie in the closing cast of the musical Billy Elliot. She previously auditioned for the role while she had been on vacation in New York City and was not planning on auditioning. Later, after a nationwide search, she won the title role in James Lapine's 2012 revival of the Tony-winning musical Annie at the age of 11 after having previously been in a community theatre production of the same show, of which she played Bert Healy. She competed against over 5,000 other girls auditioning to play Annie over a span of nine months.[4] After her initial audition in New York she had five or six callbacks, the final one with a dozen girls. While performing in Annie, she filmed the Broadway.com video blog 'Simply Red' for the show, which earned her a broadway.com title of 'most clicked stars of 2013'.[5] She has also played 'The Little Girl' in Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall, alongside Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, and many others. Additionally, Crawford played Little Katie in a workshop production of Home the Musical by Scott Alan in New York City. Crawford has also appeared in a workshop of Melissa Arctic and has performed in 14 shows at Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.[6] Crawford has also held many musical theater workshops for children in NYC that focus on audition techniques and stage presence. She has partnered with her vocal coach Philip Pelkington and the performing company A Class Act to hold these workshops. She also held a workshop at the Marymount School of New York where she mentored the middle school's cast of Into the Woods Junior. Crawford made her feature-film debut playing Little Red Riding Hood in the Disney film adaption of the musical Into the Woods, a role that was originally rumored to have been given to Sophia Grace Brownlee.[7] The film was released on December 25, 2014, at the Ziegfeld Theater where Crawford was dressed in an Oscar De La Renta dress.[8]' (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Performs INTO THE WOODS Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'!VIDEO: Meryl Streep Performs INTO THE WOODS Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 27, 2015

PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first look at Meryl Streep singing Stephen Sondheim and lyricist James Lapine original song 'She'll Be Back,' which was deleted from the movie version of INTO THE WOODS, released last Dec. 25th. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Disney's INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Trailer with Meryl Streep's Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'VIDEO: Watch Disney's INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Trailer with Meryl Streep's Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'
by Movies News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

INTO THE WOODS arrived in movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and both the Blu-ray and DVD editions are now available for pre-order, as well as a HD digital download, set to be released on March 24, with new information on the bonus features now available. Disney just unveiled a new trailer for the Blu-ray edition, featuring Meryl Steep performing Stephen Sondheim's new song 'She'll Be Back', not featured in the theatrical version. Watch below! (more...)

Official Cover & Special Features For INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray & DVD Revealed, Out 3/24Official Cover & Special Features For INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray & DVD Revealed, Out 3/24
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 24, 2015

Get all the information on the new INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS von Stephen Sondheim endlich in den deutschen Kinos mit StarbesetzungINTO THE WOODS von Stephen Sondheim endlich in den deutschen Kinos mit Starbesetzung
by Marcel Konrath - Feb 18, 2015

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Photo Flash: Megan Hilty, Pasek & Paul, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford & More at the JR. THEATRE FESTIVALPhoto Flash: Megan Hilty, Pasek & Paul, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford & More at the JR. THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Produced by iTheatrics and sponsored by music theatre international and disney musicals, the junior theater festival is the biggest and best festival dedicated to young people and musical theatre. Check out photo highlights below! (more...)

ANNIE 2014 Movie Remake Blu-ray Cover Art & New Release Date Revealed, 3/17ANNIE 2014 Movie Remake Blu-ray Cover Art & New Release Date Revealed, 3/17
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2015

Reserve your DVD and Blu-ray copy of the new ANNIE! (more...)

Win a Free Spot at INTO THE WOODS Star Lilla Crawford's 3/28 WorkshopWin a Free Spot at INTO THE WOODS Star Lilla Crawford's 3/28 Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Want to win a free spot in Lilla Crawford's INTO THE WOODS Workshop March 28? Are you between the ages nine and eighteen? Follow these simple steps to enter the contest! If you win, you get to spend five hours with your idol, Lilla Crawford, star of Disney's smash hit feature film, INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Erin Davie Sings Scott Alan's 'High' at 54 Below!STAGE TUBE: Erin Davie Sings Scott Alan's 'High' at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2015

Scott Alan made his concert debut at 54 Below just last week on, January 19th with a slew of Broadway all-star talent, including 2014 Tony winners Jessie Mueller and James Monroe Iglehart, Tony nominees Joshua Henry andChad Kimball, as well as Lilla Crawford, Erin Davie, Mykal Kilgore, Natalie Weiss, Christine Dwyer, Julian Cihi, Danny Calvert, Elizabeth Stanley, Abby Mueller, Christiane Noll, Jessica Phillips, Lisa Brescia, Ashley Brown, Eden Espinosa, Marcus Paul James, Julia Murney, Marissa Rosen, Christina Cataldo and Galyana Castillo joined Alan. Below, check out Erin Davie's performance of 'High' at the concert! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Anna Kendrick Will Perform at Oscars- Will We See Anything from INTO THE WOODS?Twitter Watch: Anna Kendrick Will Perform at Oscars- Will We See Anything from INTO THE WOODS?
by BWW Staff - Feb 9, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Anna Kendrick wrote 'Excited to announce @TheAcademy has invited me to be part of a special performance at the #Oscars on Feb. 22nd! 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. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical 'Chicago' and Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics - including an all-new song for the big-screen adaptation. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, 'Wicked' producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall. The complete cast for INTO THE WOODS is as follows: Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker,Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, with Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, directed by Rob Marshall. ' (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Special Features Revealed, Including New Sondheim SongINTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Special Features Revealed, Including New Sondheim Song
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 5, 2015

All the details on the new INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Asks 'Which Witch?' from INTO THE WOODSSTAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Asks 'Which Witch?' from INTO THE WOODS
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2015

In honor of Disney's INTO THE WOODS film, APPLICATION PENDING star Christina Bianco performed The Witch's songs, showing how celebrities other than Meryl Streep might have performed the role, at Don't Tell Mama in New York City last month. Watch below! (more...)

Review Roundup: INTO THE WOODS Screens Across AsiaReview Roundup: INTO THE WOODS Screens Across Asia
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 3, 2015

Rob Marshall ('Chicago,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean') helms the long overdue film adaptation of the 1987 Tony Award-winning musical INTO THE WOODS, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ('Sweeney Todd,' 'Assassins') and book--now a moderately revised screenplay--by James Lapine ('Passion,' Falsettos'). (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Grosses $165 Million In First 40 Days Of ReleaseINTO THE WOODS Grosses $165 Million In First 40 Days Of Release
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 2, 2015

INTO THE WOODS grosses $165 million! (more...)

Super Bowl Sunday Special: Broadway Gets Patriotic with the National Anthem!Super Bowl Sunday Special: Broadway Gets Patriotic with the National Anthem!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 1, 2015

While sports-lovers are gearing up for football's biggest night, theatre people are busy sending positive thoughts to Tony winner Idina Menzel, who tonight will likely perform for an audience of more than 100 million. Menzel will join the ranks of such music legends as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Beyonce and many more, in singing the National Anthem for Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Tune in tonight at 6:30 PM to cheer her on live! In preparation of her big performance, BroadwayWorld is celebrating all of the Broadway performers who have performed the song in the past, including a previous rendition by Menzel herself. Which version is your favorite? (more...)

Sheet Music Now Available for the New and CUT Song from the INTO THE WOODS Film - 'She'll Be Back'!Sheet Music Now Available for the New and CUT Song from the INTO THE WOODS Film - 'She'll Be Back'!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

As readers of BroadwayWorld.com will know, Stephen Sondheim's new song written for Meryl Streep to sing in the movie, 'She'll Be Back,' was shot, but later cut after an early preview. The good news is that the song will appear on the film's DVD, and the even better news is that sheet music has been released today for purchase! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much MoreInDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the most accomplished bring young stars on Broadway all about her many exciting endeavors including headlining the most recent revival of mega-hit ANNIE as well as playing a major part in the new Disney feature film edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS - the gifted and talented Lilla Crawford. Opening up about her experiences participating in the big screen edition of the Sondheim classic, Crawford offers insight into her iconic character of Little Red Riding Hood and sheds light on the filmmaking process with director Rob Marshall as well as comments on sharing the screen with such Hollywood heavyweights as Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Additionally, Crawford illuminates her time spent headlining the most recent Broadway revival of ever-popular Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin/Thomas Meehan musical ANNIE as well as working with recognizable Miss Hannigans two-time Tony-winner Katie Finneran and GLEE's Jane Lynch, as well as recounts her experiences meeting the star of the big screen ANNIE remake, Quvenzhane Wallis, and her own thoughts on the updated film remake. Most importantly, Crawford discusses her participation in this weekend's open house event to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids and shares her enthusiasm for joining Broadway proponent and Tony Award Honors recipient Rosie O'Donnell in bringing attention to the acclaimed theatre program for underprivileged youth, as well as clues us in on what she will be performing, too. All of that, participating in Marvin Hamlisch's recent PBS tribute, BILLY ELLIOT memories, who she would love to play in the forthcoming WICKED feature film and much, much more! (more...)

ANNIE 2014 Movie Remake Now Available For Pre-Order On DVD & Blu-rayANNIE 2014 Movie Remake Now Available For Pre-Order On DVD & Blu-ray
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2015

Reserve your copy of the new ANNIE! (more...)

BWW TV Excusive: Joshua Henry Sings Scott Alan's 'Behind These Walls' at 54 Below!BWW TV Excusive: Joshua Henry Sings Scott Alan's 'Behind These Walls' at 54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive performance from the concert. Keep yourself warm on this snow day with 'Behind These Walls' sung by Tony nominee Joshua Henry. The song features an arrangement by Alan and a string orchestration by Allison Seidner. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS' Lilla Crawford to Lead One-Day Workshop for Kids, Teens This SpringINTO THE WOODS' Lilla Crawford to Lead One-Day Workshop for Kids, Teens This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Broadway and film star Lilla Crawford will teach a one-day workshop for kids and teens on Saturday, March 28th, 2015. (more...)

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