Hottest Articles on BWW 12/17/2013 - 12/24/2013

Below are's most popular articles from 12/17/2013 - 12/24/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on!

1) HARRY POTTER Apparates Into the West End; J.K. Rowling to Co-Produce Stage Play Based on Magical Book Series!
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

A play based on J.K. Rowling's worldwide phenomenon HARRY POTTER will soon be apparating into the West End, produced by the author herself. (more...)

2) IT'S OFFICIAL: Marvel Confirms Paul Rudd Will Star in ANT-MAN
by Movies News Desk - December 20, 2013

Marvel has officially confirmed that Rudd will indeed star in director Edgar Wright's film. (more...)

3) FLASH FRIDAY: A Jolly Holiday Celebration
by Pat Cerasaro - December 20, 2013

The Great White Way is beginning to light up red and green and the massive sign of seasonal merriment represented by the several-story-tall tree in Rockefeller Center further cements the celebration with a brilliant blaze of light in New York City, signaling the season on Broadway and beyond - Christmastime is here again! Yes, indeed! Taking from the vast theatrical canon, today we are looking at some of the most memorable musical theatre moments pertaining to the holiday season with some of Broadway's brightest stars and some of the season's best selections, both old and new. (more...)

4) Photo Flash: New Poster Revealed for THE LAST 5 YEARS Film with Jeremy Jordan & Anna Kendrick
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2013

Academy Award and Tony Award nominated actress Anna Kendrick and Tony Award and Grammy Award nominated Jeremy Jordan (Smash, Joyful Noise) star in the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical The Last 5 Years, written and directed by Academy Award nominee Richard LaGravenese. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you just-released art for the film adaptation! (more...)

5) SOUND OFF: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

Today, we are spotlighting the absolute must-haves for the Broadway baby on Santa's shopping list - all of the very best theatre-related music, movies, events and more - well, at least sixteen or seventeen of them… (more...)

6) Latest: Seven Seriously Injured After Ceiling Collapse At Apollo Theatre
by Carrie Dunn - December 19, 2013

Seven people have been seriously injured after a ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre tonight. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently playing at the venue. (more...)

7) El Capitan Theatre to Host Sing-A-Long MARY POPPINS Screenings, 1/10-20
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2013

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will sing in the New Year with a special return engagement of the Sing-A-Long version of Walt Disney's classic 'Mary Poppins,' from January 10th through the 20th, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. (more...)

8) BWW Las Vegas TV: Kristin Chenoweth Invites You to New Year's Eve Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 21, 2013

Tony and Emmy Award-winning sensation Kristin Chenoweth will perform a special New Year's Eve concert inside Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center in Las Vegas beginning at 7:30 p.m. The star and her cast have been rehearsing in New York and are planning special content for this ONE NIGHT ONLY affair, to help 'ring in' the New Year. BroadwayWorld was there to capture this personal invite from Kristin to come join the party. We'll be there for sure. Tickets are almost gone, but you can still score some, if you act fast. Ms. Chenoweth, her Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Director Richard Jay-Alexander are also promising some surprises. (more...)

9) First Look At Tom Hiddleston In CORIOLANUS
by Pat Cerasaro - December 17, 2013

Notable stage and screen superstar Tom Hiddleston essays one of Shakespeare's most difficult and dynamic roles as part of the new West End mounting of the historical tragedy CORIOLANUS at London's famed Donmar Warehouse and the first look at the actor in action is now available. (more...)

10) FROZEN Stage Adaptation For Disneyland Under Consideration By Disney?!
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

A new theme park attraction featuring a stage adaptation of Disney's current #1 box office hit FROZEN is under consideration according to a news item on a popular Disney site Inside The Magic. (more...)

11) Santino Fontana Reveals FROZEN Audition Song: 'I Feel Pretty'!
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

Broadway headliner and featured star of Disney's smash hit animated film musical FROZEN, Santino Fontana, reveals his initial audition song for the film as part of a new clip recently leaked. (more...)

12) Laura Osnes, Rachel York, Mara Davi, John Bolton & More Set for January Workshop for Broadway-Bound DAMES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Infinity Theatre Company will bring DAMES AT SEA to Broadway in 2014. With a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, and musical direction by Rob Berman (The Pajama Game, Finian's Rainbow), DAMES AT SEA will be directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas). (more...)

13) BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- In Honor of Beyonce's New Surprise Album!
by Breaking Down the Riffs - December 20, 2013, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Beyonce with Honey Ribar. Check out the full episode below! (more...)

14) It's A Wrap! Cast & Producers Of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Celebrate On Set
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron joined with the astonishing array of top talent encompassed for the unprecedent live NBC TV presentation of THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIVE! for a picture shortly following the broadcast and the image is now available to view. (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: Choreographer Grady McLeod Bowman Creates Dance Version of 'Cups (When I'm Gone)'
by Stage Tube - December 20, 2013

Choreographer and performer Grady McLeod Bowman (Broadway's Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Wonderland, The Pirate Queen) puts his own spin on the 'CUPS (When I'm Gone)' song, popularized by Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect, in the video below. Click to check it out! (more...)

16) Review Roundup: STEPHEN WARD Opens in the West End- UPDATED!
by Review Roundups - December 20, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hamptonand lyricist Don Black, opens tonight, 19 December 2013 at the Aldwych Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

17) Harvey Weinstein Confident in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY's Oscar Chances, Release Shift Due to Crowded Christmas Day
by Tyler Peterson - December 19, 2013

The go-ahead to bump the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Tony winning play came down to the crowded Christmas Day release schedule and making the most out of awards season, Weinstead told Deadline. (more...)

18) BWW TV: & Kristin Chenoweth Fan Clubs Exclusive - Happy Holidays from Kristin Chenoweth!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 23, 2013

We caught Tony and Emmy Award-winning sensation Kristin Chenoweth in rehearsal in (video directed and edited by Asaf Shakham). The star and her cast, including Constantine Germanacos, Jennifer Diamond and Johnny Stellard have been rehearsing in New York with director Richard Jay-Alexander and musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Kristin took some time out to send Holiday Wishes to all her fans and friends around the world. (more...)

19) Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Patina Miller & More Perform at 36th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by BWW Special Coverage - December 19, 2013

Below, check out performances by Broadway vets Patina Miller, Sutton Foster and more as they pay tribute to this year's honorees! (more...)

20) InDepth InterView: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Talk THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIVE!, PIPPIN Movie, Oscars 2014, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 20, 2013

Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to two of the hottest producers in Hollywood and on Broadway all about their recent smash hit December with the ratings bonanza of NBC's live presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC as well as the three-network tent-pole two-night TV event, BONNIE & CLYDE - the peerless Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Discussing all aspects of the unprecedented live presentation, Zadan and Meron outline the process of bringing the gigantic production to the small screen and grant us a vivid look behind the scenes of the big show. Additionally, Zadan and Meron comment on the social media frenzy that occurred during the 25+ million-viewed telecast as well as their reaction to criticism of country music superstar Carrie Underwood in the starring role, as well as their longstanding relationship with NBC in general. Plus, Zadan and Meron also clue us in on what elements they seek out in special events such as this as we look ahead to next year's confirmed major live musical - whatever could it be?! Besides all about THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Zadan and Meron also offer us the 411 on a number of other projects immediately upcoming in 2014 and far beyond, with a special focus on their just-announced Harvey Weinstein collaboration on a feature film version of Stephen Schwartz's beloved PIPPIN, as well as first news on a forthcoming original Beach Boys jukebox musical currently in development and preliminary information on the pilot for a new musical series inspired by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren titled SONGBYRD, set to shoot in January. All of that, reflections on last year's sensational Academy Awards broadcast hosted by the controversial Seth MacFarlane and a look ahead to this year's Zadan & Meron-produced Oscars show - set to be hosted by daytime queen Ellen Degeneres - as well as stories from their early years producing cabaret showcases and penning books on theatre as well as much, much more in this all-encompassing conversation with the most important men in movie musicals. (more...)

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