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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...)

ONCE, ANNIE & More Set for Broadway Across Canada's 2015-16 at Southern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumONCE, ANNIE & More Set for Broadway Across Canada's 2015-16 at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Season packages for the 15/16 Calgary Season will be available for renewing subscribers beginning this Monday January 26 and go on-sale to the general public on March 16 at 10 am. Subscriptions may be purchased online at www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by phone at 1-855-532-7469. See more about this season's shows: (more...)

ANNIE Movie Remake Becomes #12 Biggest Movie Musical Of All TimeANNIE Movie Remake Becomes #12 Biggest Movie Musical Of All Time
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 25, 2015

ANNIE is a hit with audiences! (more...)

Sarah McLachlan, Moscow Ballet, Frankie Valli and More to Make Kings Theatre Debuts in 2015Sarah McLachlan, Moscow Ballet, Frankie Valli and More to Make Kings Theatre Debuts in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Kings Theatre announced today programming for its inaugural 2015 year, as the newly revitalized entertainment palace reopens in February. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/3-1/4/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/3-1/4/2015
by - Jan 4, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 4, 2015 - Sunday, January 4, 2015. (more...)

STAGETUBE: On This Day for 1/4/15- HAIRSPRAYSTAGETUBE: On This Day for 1/4/15- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2015

Today in 2009, Hairspraiy closed at the Neil Simon Theatre after 2,641 performances. Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and 'downtown' rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. (more...)

DVR Alert! ABC to Broadcast HAIRSPRAY TonightDVR Alert! ABC to Broadcast HAIRSPRAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

Theatre fans, set your DVR tonight for a Broadway movie musical! Producer Craig Zadan posted some pictures to Twitter today announcing that ABC will broadcast the 2007 film version of HAIRSPRAY on Saturday night at 8/7c. (more...)

Ben Forster In New Video Promo For ELF: THE MUSICAL UK TourBen Forster In New Video Promo For ELF: THE MUSICAL UK Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 29, 2014

A new sneak peek at ELF: THE MUSICAL UK tour! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: West Coast National Touring Cast of ELF Debuts #ELFIESTAGE TUBE: West Coast National Touring Cast of ELF Debuts #ELFIE
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2014

The West Coast national touring cast, crew and band of ELF THE MUSICAL have debuted a holiday mashup of Christmas classics and pop songs, created by Kristen Sandler. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'ANNIE JR.' al teatro Silvestrianum: l'importanza della gavettaBWW Reviews: 'ANNIE JR.' al teatro Silvestrianum: l'importanza della gavetta
by Francesco Vittorino - Dec 26, 2014

Siamo andati a vedere per voi al teatro Silvestrianum di Milano ANNIE JR., musical scritto nel 1977 da Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin e Thomas Meehan. Lo spettacolo e stato messo in scena (completamente in italiano) dalla Children's Musical School - una scuola di Musical per bambini e ragazzi - con un cast di attori, ballerini ed acrobati giovanissimi (di eta compresa tra i 7 e i 16 anni). (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF TodayPaper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce a special autism-friendly performance for its critically-acclaimed, holiday musical, Elf. Paper Mill Playhouse will offer this special autism-friendly performance of Elf today, December 23, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. (more...)

ANNIE Reboot Lands at #3 for Weekend Box Office; Takes in Over $16MANNIE Reboot Lands at #3 for Weekend Box Office; Takes in Over $16M
by Movies News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Sony's musical reboot of the Broadway classic ANNIE, starring Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, and Cameron Diaz took in an estimated $16.3 million at the box office for the weekend of Dec. 19-21 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Miami (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: 'Tomorrow' Is Today! ANNIE On Broadway & OnscreenFLASH FRIDAY: 'Tomorrow' Is Today! ANNIE On Broadway & Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 19, 2014

Today we are celebrating one of the most popular musicals of the modern age in honor of the new film version opening today, ANNIE! (more...)

'Tomorrow, Tomorrow!' ANNIE, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis & Jamie Foxx, Hits Theaters Tomorrow; Photos, Videos & More!'Tomorrow, Tomorrow!' ANNIE, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis & Jamie Foxx, Hits Theaters Tomorrow; Photos, Videos & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2014

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck's take on ANNIE, the beloved Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen tomorrow, Dec. 19! In honor of the film's big release, BroadwayWorld brings you an all encompassing preview of the film! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for its holiday musical, Elf, for the week following Christmas. Expanded availability includes performances from December 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf is directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf runs eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through January 4, 2015. Elf has been playing to many sold-out houses since November 26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ELF is MAGICAL at San Francisco's Curran TheatreBWW Reviews: ELF is MAGICAL at San Francisco's Curran Theatre
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Dec 18, 2014

Get up off your couch; pass through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and head on down to the Curran Theatre to see everyone's favorite Elf - Buddy! This family friendly Christmas spectacular is going to bring the whole family into the holiday season with a hop skip and a Christmas carol with the whole cast of Elf. Playing now through December 28, Santa, Buddy and the whole cast of Elf are sure to bring Christmas joy to every girl and boy - and adults! (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

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