Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Dec. 30

Below are's most popular articles from Monday, December 30, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: Sutton Foster, Patina Miller & More Pay Tribute to KENNEDY CENTER Honoree Shirley MacLaine
by TV News Desk - December 30, 2013

Broadway vets Sutton Foster, Patina Miller and Karen Olivo along with 'Pitch Perfect' star Anna Kendrick paid tribute to legendary star of stage and screen Shirley MacLaine on last night's 36TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (more...)

2) MEGA STAGE TUBE: Meet CINDERELLA's New Broadway-Bound Princess- Carly Rae Jepsen!
by Stage Tube - December 30, 2013

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some of Jepsen's greatest performances that have defined her career thus far. How do you think she'll fare as Broadway's resident princess? (more...)

3) WICKED Sets New Broadway Record With $3.2 Million Gross in One Week
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Having recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, the blockbuster musical WICKED continues to defy gravity, setting a new Broadway record for the highest one-week gross with a box office take of $3,201,333, for the week ending December 29, 2013. The first and only Broadway musical to gross over $3 million in one week, WICKED has broken the previous record, $2,947,142, which it also held (week ending December 30, 2012), and which had earlier been held by Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, with a gross of $2,941,794 (week ending January 1, 2012). (more...)

4) Nick Adams, Jenny Florkowski & Tim Kazurinsky to Join WICKED National Tour, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome Tim Kazurinsky as the Wizard, Nick Adams as Fiyero and Jenny Florkowski as Nessarose on Tuesday, February 4 in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)

5) Joe Allen Makes Statement on SPIDER-MAN Appearance on Flop Wall
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, will play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Since the announcement, there has been speculation as to whether the show, which ran for 3 years on Broadway, will make it to the infamous wall of flops at Joe Allen (326 West 46th Street). (more...)

6) VIDEO: Garth Brooks, Don Henley & More Pay Tribute to Billy Joel at KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - December 30, 2013

Don Hendley was among the performers who paid tribute to 2013 Kennedy Center honoree Billy Joel on last night's THE 36TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS. (more...)

7) BWW TV: Tony Winner LaChanze Performs 'It's a Sign' at IF/THEN Sitzprobe
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 30, 2013

In a just-released inside look at IF/THEN's sitzprobe, prior to its pre-Broadway engagement in Washington D.C., Tony winner LaChanze performs 'It's a Sign' from the new musical from Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Check out a snippet of the song below! (more...)

8) Ariana Grande Hopes To Follow Barbra Streisand's Path
by Pat Cerasaro - December 30, 2013

Rising pop star and onetime Broadway baby Ariana Grande discusses her enthusiasm for music, theatre and film icon Barbra Streisand and her desire to follow in the footsteps of the multi-award-winner as part of a new interview. (more...)

9) Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato to Return for New GLEE Episodes in 2014
by TV News Desk - December 30, 2013

In the latest news, guest stars Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert will reprise their roles in new episodes set to air in 2014. (more...)

10) Fan-Composed FROZEN Reprise Is Icily Inspired
by Pat Cerasaro - December 30, 2013

A fan of Disney's smash hit animated musical film FROZEN has created a particularly impressive addition to the superlative song score composed for the film by Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and, now, the tune has been given voice as part of a painstakingly created fan-made video clip, as well. (more...)

11) Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/29/13
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/29/2013. (more...)

12) Nikki M. James to Play Final Performance in THE BOOK OF MORMON on 1/5
by TV News Desk - December 30, 2013

Tony winner Nikki M. James has just announced that she will officially depart The Book of Mormon this January. She tweeted: 'I will BE making my final appearance @BookofMormon on Jan 5th. Then it's off to the barricade. #proofread #thisbook... (U know how it goes)'. James will soon star as 'Eponine' in the upcoming revival of Les Miserables, which will open at the Imperial Theatre on March 23, 2014. (more...)

13) Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD Cast Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Stephen Ward, which has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black, is currently palying at the Aldwych Theatre. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, is currently booking to 1 March 2014. The cast album is released today, December 30, by Decca, and you can purchase it now at To preview the album, visit: (more...)

14) Angela Lansbury And Penelope Keith Receive Damehoods
by Carrie Dunn - December 30, 2013

Veteran actresses receive honours in the New Year' List (more...)

15) AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Earns Over $100,000 in Limited Release
by Movies News Desk - December 30, 2013

According to, Tracy Lett's big screen adaptation of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY took in $179,500 at the weekend's box office (more...)

16) TWELFTH NIGHT, HERE LIES LOVE & THE GLASS MENAGERIE Top Lists of Best Theatre of 2013- Full Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - December 30, 2013

For the past month, theatre critics from the world's biggest publications have been wrapping up 2013 with lists of their favorite theatrical events of the last 12 months. Below, we bring you a roundup of all of them. Be sure to check out which ones ended up with the most mentions at the end! (more...)

17) VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth to Appear on OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, 1/3
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2013

Kristin Chenoweth opens up about her misfit childhood and two marriage near-misses; 'Queer Eye's' Fab Five reunite ten years after a groundbreaking debut, and Gary Busey reveals the truth about cocaine, sobriety and motorcycle helmets on an all-new episode of 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' airing this Friday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

18) 13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- KINKY BOOTS
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 30, 2013

2014 is upon us, which means that it's time to look back on all of the highs and lows that this past theatre season has brought. BroadwayWorld is wrapping up the year by tributing our favorite moments of 2013, and in this series, we're highlighting 13 of our favorite musical moments on stage in just 30 seconds. Below, check out a 30 second clip from one of our favorite musicals of the year- Kinky Boots. (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/30 - KISS ME KATE
by Stage Tube - December 30, 2013

Today in 1948, opened at the Shubert Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It is structured as a play within a play, where the interior play is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. The original production starred AlfrEd Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang. Kiss Me, Kate was a response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical, in 1949. (more...)

20) What's Playing on Broadway: December 30- January 5, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - December 30, 2013

Many Broadway shows will run with a slightly altered schedule because of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Be sure to check out updated holiday schedule below! (more...)

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