BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- Big Screen Edition!
The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading the yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, but for theatre fans, there is even more to celebrate, as our favorite holiday programming and performances will be presented across all platforms this December. Whether you'd like to check out your favorite Christmas musical on stage, tune in for a festive concert on TV, or buy a movie ticket to a big holiday release, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it!
This year's guide is brought to you by Fathom Events. Fathom Events is the home of cinematic experiences that offer high-quality, affordable entertainment events broadcast to the big screen. This December, ring in the holidays with an array of iconic performances including world-class ballet, MET Opera, classic films and more! For additional information, visit: http://fathomevents.com.
Below, check out our all-inclusive Holiday Roundup for 2014!
On the Big Screen:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Release: December 16
About: Fathom Events invites you to experience a classic tale of magic and wonder when Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is screened in select cinemas nationwide. Christopher Wheeldon's full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll's beloved book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts.. Wheeldon, along with composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley, have created a genuine family ballet in the spirit of Carroll's much-loved children's classic. While regular ballet-goers can appreciate nods to other famous works - there's a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers - the ballet is above all a brilliant realization of Carroll's zany dream-world featuring stunning choreography, a colorful score and ingenious stage-magic.
Release: December 19
About: A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures' comedy, Annie. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter,Will Gluck, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Laurence "Jay" Brown, Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith with a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards. Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.
More Info: http://www.annie-movie.com/site/
Into the Woods
Release: December 25
About: 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: OnStranger 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.
More Info: http://movies.disney.com/into-the-woods
This year's guide is brought to you by Fathom Events. Fathom Events is the home of cinematic experiences that offer high-quality, affordable entertainment events broadcast to the big screen. This December, ring in the holidays with an array of iconic performances including world-class ballet, MET Opera, classic films and more!