Hottest Articles on BWW 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!

1) Cirque du Soleil Founder's Son Dies in Accident; LUZIA Shows Cancelled in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA has been cancelled in San Francisco through Friday after the sudden death of technician Olivier Rochette, son of the company's co-founder Gilles Ste-Croix, earlier this week. (more...)


2) BWW TV Exclusive: LAST MINUTE with Randy Rainbow Congas to ON YOUR FEET!
by Randy Rainbow - December 05, 2016

Below, watch as he congas over to the Marquis Theatre to check in with Gloria Estefan Ana Villafane and Ektor Rivera at On Your Feet! (more...)


3) Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews
by Review Roundups - December 04, 2016

Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical with a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, opens on Broadway tonight, December 4th, 2016, at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St). (more...)


4) VIDEO: First Look - HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Sings 'Miss Baltimore Crabs'
by TV News Desk - November 30, 2016

NBC has just released an all-new promo for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! featuring Kristin Chenoweth performing the show-stopping number 'Miss Baltimore Crabs.' (more...)


5) BREAKING: Josh Groban Extends Run in GREAT COMET, Announces New Block of Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2016

It's exciting news for Josh Groban and Great Comet fans alike: audiences will now be able to see the world-renowned performer in the title role of Pierre through July 2nd, 2017. What's more, a new block of tickets have opened up! Groban revealed his extension via Twitter tonight, along with a direct link to the new tickets waiting to be snatched up by fans. Check out the tweet below, and grab a ticket while you can! (more...)


6) Darren Criss to Serve as Multi-Platform Host Throughout NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Broadcast!
by TV News Desk - November 29, 2016

Darren Criss will be the conduit for the millions of fans watching NBC's monumental three-hour production on the network and as well as for those following the goings-on via Facebook Live. (more...)


7) VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Performs 'It's Quiet Uptown' from HAMILTON Mixtape on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2016

On this morning's TODAY on NBC, global superstar Kelly Clarkson performed 'It's Quiet Uptown' from THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE. Check out the performance below! (more...)


8) BWW TV: Watch Highlights of HAMILTON in Chicago!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 01, 2016

HAMILTON is now playing at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago (18 W. Monroe), and is currently booked through September 2017.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)


9) FIRST LISTEN: The Original HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Soundtrack Is Now Streaming!
by TV News Desk - December 02, 2016

The original soundtrack recording of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! includes studio recordings of all the musical numbers that are performed by the cast members in the live broadcast and is now available to stream on iTunes (click here) and Spotify (click here) (more...)


10) Photo: First Look at Cast of JEKYLL AND HYDE World Tour - Bradley Dean, Diana DeGarmo and More!
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2016

JEKYLL AND HYDE World Tour opened in South Korea at the Commandments Art Center, last night, December 1, and runs through  December 25, 2016, starring Bradley Dean (Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde), Diana DeGarmo (Lucy Harris), and Lindsey Bliven (Emma Carew). (more...)


11) VIDEO: Josh Groban Performs Holiday Classic on NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by TV News Desk - December 01, 2016

Last night, NBC presented its annual CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER holiday special, featuring a performance of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' by  THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Josh Groban. (more...)


12) Review Roundup: A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL Opens on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - December 01, 2016

A BRONX TALE opens on Broadway tonight, December 1, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3 and features a cast of 30 including Tony-nominee, Nick Cordero and 'Hamilton' alumn, Ariana DeBose. (more...)


13) Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Joe Carroll & More Will Join Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2016

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), have just announced that Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Joe Carroll (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Brandon James Ellis (Once), James Nathan Hopkins (What's It All About: Bacharach Reimagined), Geoff Packard (Matilda) and Joey Pero(Broadway debut) will join previously announced stars, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Gigi). (more...)


14) FROZEN Fans Rejoice! Dates for the Pre-Broadway Engagement in Denver Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2016

The Pre-Broadway engagement of FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, will play The Buell Theatre August 17 through October 1, 2017. Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway subscribers may purchase additional tickets December 12 at 10am. (more...)


15) HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Waves Wand at the Lyric for Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

As reported earlier today, Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR will be vacating Broadway's Lyric Theatre for renovations commencing in May 2017. And it turns there are some other - more magical - reasons for the move. (more...)


16) PHOTO: Josh Groban Performs on Tonight's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER on NBC
by TV News Desk - November 30, 2016

Tonight, NBC will present its annual CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER holiday special, featuring performances by THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Josh Groban, along with Anthony Hamilton & The HamilTones, The Roots, Jordan Smith and many more. (more...)


17) Susan Egan Weighs in on HAMILTON Controversy in Response to Larry O'Connor
by BWW News Desk - December 03, 2016

Following the curtain speech made by the Broadway cast of Hamilton to Vice President-elect Mike Pence that took over the Internet, the resultant aftermath included an article from Hot Air writer Larry O'Connor (formally known by the alias 'Stage Right') titled 'And this is why I was a closeted conservative when I worked on Broadway' (sic). (more...)


18) STAGE TUBE: Bette Midler Talks DOLLY, HOCUS POCUS, and More on NBC's TODAY!
by Stage Tube - December 04, 2016

Rehearsals may not start until January, but Bette Midler is already hard at work preparing for her return to Broadway. 'I'm excited, I'm unnerved, I'm utterly game. I love the character, I know the score, I'm learning the dances,' the icon told NBC Today on Sunday morning. (more...)


19) Photo Flash: First Look at Deborah Cox In THE BODYGUARD at Papermill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock, choreography by Karen Bruce and music direction by Matthew Smedal, starring Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) as Rachel Marron with Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger) as Frank Farmer, the bodyguard. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)


20) TV: Watch Today's Special HAMILTON MIXTAPE Release Day #Ham4Ham
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2016

Attention HAMILTON fans! 'The Hamilton Mixtape' drops tomorrow, December 2, from Atlantic Records, featuring a collection of remixes, covers, and tracks inspired by the multi-Tony Award winning Broadway musical. Among the artists to be featured on the recording are Sia, Usher, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, and Queen Latifah. (more...)


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