Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Dec. 6

Below are's most popular articles from Friday, December 6, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Review Roundup - NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! All the Reviews!
by BWW Special Coverage - December 06, 2013

Last night, NBC presented an event that viewers have not seen on television for nearly half a century, a live broadcast of a musical production. Let see what the critics had to say (more...)

2) SOUND OFF: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live On NBC Is Dynamically Divine
by Pat Cerasaro - December 06, 2013

Today we are highlighting a few of the many memorable moments on last night's unprecedented live TV broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, starring Carrie Underwood - Carrie's simply tremendous star turn through to Audra McDonald's awe-inspiring 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain', Laura Benanti's inspired Baroness and a tear-jerking Stephen Moyer and collective clan, plus more. (more...)

3) UPDATE: SOUND OF MUSIC is NBC's Biggest Thursday Since 'ER' Finale
by TV News Desk - December 06, 2013

NBC's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has proven to be a ratings bonanza for the network! (more...)

4) BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Jojo is the Bomb!
by Breaking Down the Riffs - December 06, 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 Jojo with Shauna Goodgold. Check out the full episode below! (more...)

5) SOUND OFF: GLEE's Scandalous Spin On Santa & The Supremes
by Pat Cerasaro - December 06, 2013

Today, in honor of the holiday-centric winter finale of Season Five of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, we are checking off the top twelve reasons to celebrate GLEE beneath the Christmas tree this year - complete with shirtless Santas, erotic elves and drunken eggnog debauchery. (more...)

6) Photo Flash: Highlights from Last Night's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
by TV News Desk - December 06, 2013

Last night, NBC presented an event that viewers have not seen on television for nearly half a century, a live airing of a musical production. Today, the network shared photos highlighting the exciting live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC - check them out below! (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: THE LION KING Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela on GMA
by Stage Tube - December 06, 2013

As the world continues to mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, the cast of Broadway's THE LION KING performed a special tribute to the legend on today's 'Good Morning America.' Watch the full performance below. (more...)

8) VIDEO: Idina Menzel Belts 'Let It Go' in Disney's FROZEN!
by Movies News Desk - December 06, 2013

Watch Idina Menzel, as 'Elsa', perform the tune 'Let It Go' in Disney's FROZEN below! In the scene, Elsa, whose secret powers have just been revealed, flees Arendelle and unleashes her magic, creating a breathtaking ice palace. 'Let It Go' is an original song by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez. (more...)

9) Laura Benanti's Elsa Shows Attitude in Fun GIFs from NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2013

On last night's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC on NBC, Laura Benanti brought some serious attitude to her character -- Baroness Elsa Schraeder. Now, Celebuzz has created a series of GIFs showing her best 'reaction' moments, from subtle to whopping sighs to haughty dismissals, Benanti's got it. (more...)

10) Mini-Album for Broadway-Bound ALLEGIANCE Released Today
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2013

While its arrival on Broadway is still in the works, fans need not wait any longer to hear music from the show. A mIni-album was released today, featuring six songs from the new musical. Click here to buy it now! (more...)

11) Twitter Watch: Dough Re Mi? DiGiorno Pizza Live Tweets THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by BWW Staff - December 06, 2013

Ever wonder how many pizza jokes you could make out of The Sound of Music? DiGiorno Pizza live tweeted throughout last night's broadcast @DiGiornoPizza. Check out the hilarity below: (more...)

12) Ashley Knight, Victoria Elliott & More Join West End X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING!; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2013

Ahead of a performance by cast members on next Monday's broadcast of the Royal Variety Performance, Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment have announced full casting for I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown which opens in the West End next Spring. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: Reunited! Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff and the Original Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Revisit the Atlantic
by Stage Tube - December 06, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company's ATC Uncovered is celebrating the 7th anniversary of SPRING AWAKENING on Broadway. The musical began at the Atlantic before transferring to Broadway, and stars Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, John Gallagher, Jr., Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, Remy Zaken and more gathered at the theater on December 2nd to talk about thriving in an intimate space, performing a 'formative' project at such an important part of their lives, and what they want to collaborate on next. Watch the video below! (more...)

14) Photo Flash: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour Launches at PPAC; Inside the Party with Cameron Mackintosh & Cast!
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group present their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which launched a major North American Tour in Providence, R.I. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Below, check out a look back at the launch festivities with the cast and crew at the Grand Ballroom of The Biltmore Hotel! (more...)

15) BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Blake Daniel Performs Will Reynolds' 'I Knew a Boy'
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 06, 2013

Today, Cutting Edge Composers is thankful for its talented composers, especially Will Reynolds. His song 'I Knew a Boy' was sung by Spring Awakening's Blake Daniel at their concert at the Canal Room. When asked about his inspiration for writing this song, Will said 'The first lyric is 'We sneak by disaster-free courting catastrophe' which basically sums up my experience as a 20-something. 'I Knew a Boy' was a warning to myself when I realized I had let myself get a little too lost.' (more...)

16) THIS WEEK IN PICTURES November 30 - December 6
by BWW Special Coverage - December 06, 2013

Highlights this week include the Sound of Music telecast, a look at AMERICAN PSYCHO on the West End, and a press meet and greet with the cast of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR. (more...)

17) Carol Channing to Answer Fans' Questions at Town Hall Show with Justin VivIan Bond, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2013

Producer Daniel Nardicio invites fans and friends of Carol Channing to ask anything their heart desires. Eight video questions will be chosen and screened live on stage when the three-time Tony Award winning actress Carol Channing will be joined by LGBT icon and Tony Nominee Justin VivIan Bond in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: An Intimate Evening with Carol Channing and Justin VivIan Bond on Monday, January 20, 2014 at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St, NYC). The evening conveniently coincides with the 50th anniversary of Hello Dolly! on Broadway, and will be one week before the living legend's 93rd birthday. (more...)

18) Sutton Foster to Star in TV Land Pilot from SEX AND THE CITY Creator
by TV News Desk - December 06, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Tony winner, who's set to reclaim the Broadway stage in Roundabout's upcoming revival of VIOLET, has signed on to lead a new TV Land pilot. (more...)

19) Liz Callaway Delivers Holiday Joy With Her Voice
by Richard Jay-Alexander - December 06, 2013

Who could ever forget Liz Callaway stopping the show cold with a simple plaintive Maltby and Shire song called "The Story Goes On" back in 1983 in the Broadway production of BABY? Or, of course, Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG? Or her Grizabella? Or any of the amazing albums she has made over the years, either solo or with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway? (more...)

20) Tickets on Sale 12/9 for MOTHERS AND SONS, Starring Tyne Daly
by BWW News Desk - December 06, 2013

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 9, 2013 for the new Broadway play Mothers and Sons by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tony Award winner Tyne Daly. Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). Additional casting will be announced shortly. As previously announced, Mothers and Sons will play Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

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