Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 21

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, December 21, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: New LES MISERABLES Film Trailer Featuring 'On My Own'!
by Movies News Desk - December 21, 2012

With the US debut of the LES MISERABLES movie just days away, a new trailer featuring the song 'On My Own', sung by Samantha Barks as 'Eponine', has just been released! Click below to watch! (more...)

2) STAGE TUBE: THE BOOK OF MORMON Stars Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad Reunite for 'Best Friends Forever' Video!
by Stage Tube - December 21, 2012

The Tony-nominated stars of THE BOOK OF MORMON's OBC, Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad, recently reunited for a video on Funny or Die, finding out that they have a lot in common - maybe too much. Check it out below! (more...)

3) FLASH SPECIAL: LES MISERABLES Triumphantly Journeys On From Page To Stage To Screen
by Pat Cerasaro - December 21, 2012

While many MIZ-heads may have assumed the film adaptation of their beloved musical would never actually come to fruition, here it really is, all too soon available for all to see - lo, more than twenty years after it was first announced byway of an official promo ad in a tour souvenir going as far back as the late-1980s. I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening during the dawning days of December and many small moments, full musical sequences and my first impressions themselves have filled me with a certain kind of inexpressible enrapturing ecstasy heretofore inexperienced, coming as a direct result, no doubt, of the sheer force of power the film exacts in its relentless, barreling, blazingly bravado-bedecked style - a style, I can firmly say, is completely unique in movie history. LES MISERABLES is a lot of things, but, first and foremost, it is that which it is unlike that makes it most remarkable of all; that is: it is unlike any movie musical ever made. And, it is a masterpiece. (more...)

4) SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Matthew Morrison Sings 'Thankful' From A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS
by Pat Cerasaro - December 21, 2012

Today we are featuring the second of two world exclusive song premieres from the brand new holiday music collection A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS with GLEE star and Broadway notable Matthew Morrison lending his golden vocal tone and emotive delivery to the original John Glaudini/David Green song "Thankful". 'Tis the season, after all! (more...)

5) VIDEO: Carly Rose Watch: Sonenclar's Final Two X FACTOR Performances
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2012

Broadway starlet Carly Rose Sonenclar may not have taken the top spot on THE X FACTOR, but she undoubtedly went out with a bang. Sonenclar performed two songs on last night's finale, including a duet with winner Tate Stevens. (more...)

6) BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage: Sound and Orchestra at PHANTOM
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 21, 2012

Go backstage with PHANTOM performer Jeremy Stolle ('Passarino') for exclusive access to how the Orchestra makes stage magic every night. (more...)

7) Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Becomes 3rd Longest-Running Broadway Show!
by Jennifer Broski - December 21, 2012

Yesterday, December 20, Broadway's globally acclaimed revival of the Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO celebrated another momentous milestone and record-breaking when it played performance #6,681. With that 8 p.m. performance at the historic Ambassador Theatre, CHICAGO surpassed the original Broadway production of Les Miserables to become the third longest-running show in Broadway history. Check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

8) Rick McKay's BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Goes to Kickstarter for Funding
by Stage Tube - December 21, 2012

Finally there's news on the anxiously awaited sequel to Rick McKay's award-winning film, Broadway: The Golden Age, with 100 new stars and new rare footage. A sequel is in the works, and though it's 95% complete, some extra funding is needed to finish the film, and you can contribute via the project's official Kickstarter campaign. (more...)

9) BEYOND THE BARRICADE: LES MIS Cast Talks Crying on Screen and Real Life Inspirations
by BWW - December 21, 2012

Stars of the film Jackman, Hathaway, Barks, Redmayne, and Seyfried chatted with the press about their experience, and in this edition they cover getting through the crying scenes, their real life inspirations, and more! Check out the interview below: (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: Katie Holmes Talks Forgetting Lines on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - December 21, 2012

Last night, DEAD ACCOUNTS star Katie Holmes appeared on 'The Late Show with David Letterman, where she chatted about returning to Broadway and forgetting her lines on stage. Click below to check out the interview! (more...)

11) Megan Hilty, Demi Lovato Among Line-Up for TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON Tonight
by TV News Desk - December 21, 2012

Legendary performer Diana Ross, Smash star Megan Hilty, chart-topping recording star Demi Lovato, The Voice favorite Chris Mann and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery are set to ring in the holiday season as they come together in the nation's capital for TNT's annual CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON special. In addition, the concert will close with a special performance by 'Gangnam Style' sensation PSY. (more...)

12) Countdown to Christmas 2012 (Broadway Style)- Day 4
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 21, 2012

It's December at last, and BroadwayWorld is celebrating the season with ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas'- a special countdown which will include our favorite holiday-themed Broadway performances. Composed of Christmas songs from the very best performers of the Great White Way, this feature will get you into the holiday spirit just in time for December 25th . Don't forget to check back daily to find out what made the list! Featured today is a vintage clip of Mandy Patinkin singing 'The Christmas Song.' Click below to check it out! (more...)

13) Hunter Foster, Lea Salonga and More Earn 2012 Craig Noel Nominations
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2012

More than 110 local and national theater artists representing more than 45 San Diego theatrical productions will compete for the 2012 Craig Noel Awards, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle announced today. (more...)

14) THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Mark Jacoby
by BWW - December 21, 2012

In this week's edition, we caught up with Mitchell Sink, who is starring as 'Walterl' in ELF- currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

15) Photo Coverage: Paul Rudd & Cast of GRACE Celebrate Cort Theatre's 100th Anniversary
by Jennifer Broski - December 21, 2012

Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), just celebrated its 100th Anniversary yesterday, December 20th. The theatre, which opened on December 20, 1912 with a Peg O'My Heart starring Laurette Taylor, is currently home to the Broadway Premiere of Grace, which will end its limited engagement on January 6, 2013. It will next be home to the World Premiere production of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, a new play written by Richard Greenberg, which starts performances on Monday, March 4 and opens on Wednesday, March 20. The Cort Theatre is owned and operated by The Shubert Organization. Check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

16) Robert Sean Leonard and Charlotte Parry to Lead The Old Globe's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of its 100th anniversary production of the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion. Starring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love, Born Yesterday) as Professor Henry Higgins and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Real Thing) as Eliza Doolittle, the production coincides with the 100th anniversary of Pygmalion's 1913 premiere in Vienna, Austria. Directed by Nicholas Martin (Butley, Present Laughter), Pygmalion will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Jan. 12 – Feb. 17, 2013. Preview performances run Jan. 12 – Jan. 16. Opening night is Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

by Stage Tube - December 21, 2012

Today in 1970, JESUS CHRIST SUERSTAR creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice received gold records for the original cast album of the show. The musical started off as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is based very loosely on the Gospels' account of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Bible. The resurrection is not included. It therefore largely follows the form of a traditional passion play. (more...)

18) THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - December 21, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: THE BOOK OF MORMON opens in Chicago, Blythe Danner returns to Broadway, CHICAGO celebrates a milestone, and so much more! (more...)

19) Rialto Chatter Exclusive: Wayne Brady & Krystal Joy Brown to Lead ELIZA Reading
by Rialto Chatter - December 21, 2012

BWW has learned that Wayne Brady and Krystal Joy Brown will lead an upcoming January 8, reading of Eliza- a contemporary version of Pygmalion. The project, which features a book, music and lyrics by Madison Jones, will be directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, and produced by Suzanne de Passe. (more...)

20) STAGE TUBE: LES MISERABLES' Anne Hathaway Sings 'Feliz Navidad'
by Stage Tube - December 21, 2012

Getting ready for the Les Miserables movie Christmas Day premiere, star Anne Hathaway brings you her rendition of 'Feliz Navidad'. Watch below! (more...)

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