Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Dec. 15

Below are's most popular articles from Sunday, December 15, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) A Stage of Their Own: This Season's Leading Ladies Burn Up Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - December 15, 2013

This season features a slew of stars originating roles, and plenty more making an existing one their own -- but regardless of the breadth of their repertoire, these divas prove they're the top when it comes to getting away with murder in 1920s Chicago, or running a derelict orphanage -- all while hitting their marks night after night. (more...)

2) Second Stage's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Closes Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre closes its production of James Lapineand William Finn's new musical comedy, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE today, Sunday, December 15. The musical has broken box office records for Second Stage Theatre, earning the highest pre-opening advance in the company's 35-year history. (more...)

3) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Dec. 14 - Part 2 - Final SIP from Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW at La Jolla Playhouse; Plus CINDERELLA, BEAUTIFUL & More!
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Yesterday's shots include the final SIP from the re-imagined production of SIDE SHOW, which closes at La Jolla Playhouse today before heading to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for a limited engagement in the spring. Plus, check out photos from Broadway's CINDERELLA and BEAUTIFUL, the national tours of WHITE CHRISTMAS and EVITA, and a slew of regional productions! (more...)

4) The New York Times' Ben Brantley Selects Top Shows of 2013: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, FUN HOME & More
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Brantley's selections of Broadway's best include THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto, MATILDA, TWELFTH NIGHT with Mark Rylance, and Public Theater's FUN HOME. Missing from the list is this year's Tony winner for 'Best Musical,' KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

5) Arthur Darvill Departs Broadway's ONCE Today
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Arthur Darvill plays his final performance in Broadway's ONCE today, Sunday, December 15. The cast of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best musical Once welcomes Paul Nolan to the role of 'Guy' beginning Tuesday, December 17. (more...)

6) POLL: Which Current Broadway Leading Lady is Your Favorite?
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld wants to know which characters from this 2013 theatre season are your favorites. Vote for your favorite leading lady below! (more...)

7) BWW CD Reviews: Sierra Boggess' AWAKENING: Live at 54 BELOW is Ebulliently Radiant
by David Clarke - December 15, 2013

Sierra Boggess rocketed to musical theatre stardom when she originated the role of Christine Daae in 2006's PHANTOM: THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR. She has returned to the iconic role of Christine Daae for the West End production of LOVE NEVER DIES, the 25th Anniversary Concert of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at London's Royal Albert Hall, and the 25th Anniversary of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Broadway's Majestic Theatre. Along the way, she has also starred as Ariel in Disney Theatricals' THE LITTLE MERMAID and Fantine in LES MISERABLES, among others. Recently, Broadway Records released her charming debut album, AWAKENING: Live at 54 BELOW, which was recorded during her August 2013 cabaret debut at the prized intimate venue. (more...)

8) Anthony Rapp & More Guest on PSYCH THE MUSICAL Today
by TV News Desk - December 15, 2013

Today, December 15, USA Network's hit series Psych presents a spectacular two-hour musical special, Psych THE MUSICAL. Fans have been waiting years for this musical extravaganza that will have everyone's favorite faux psychic, his best friend and the Santa Barbara Police Department's finest all kicking up their heels and singing 14 original songs. (more...)

9) La Jolla's SIDE SHOW Ends Run Today; Kennedy Center Engagement Set for Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts produces, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical closes at La Jolla Playhouse tonight, December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Bill Russelland music by Henry Krieger who will revise the show before its debut at La Jolla. (more...)

10) Carol Lawrence-Led HANDLE WITH CARE Opens Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Making its Off-Broadway debut, Jason Odell Williams' new romantic comedy, Handle With Care, opens today, Sunday, December 15th - at The Westside Theatre Downstairs (407 W. 43rd Street) - for an open-run engagement. The show began performances December 3, 2013. Featuring Tony Award Nominee and Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence heading an ensemble cast of four including Charlotte Cohn, Sheffield Chastain, and Jonathan Sale, Handle With Care is directed byKaren Carpenter. (more...)

11) A Very Broadway Holiday Countdown- 10 Days 'Til Christmas!
by Stage Tube - December 15, 2013

Featured today is Broadway favorite Michael Crawford singing 'O Holy Night'. Click below to check it out! (more...)

12) 'Celebrate The Season' with X Factor's Carly Rose Sonenclar, LIVE Online Tonight
by TV News Desk - December 15, 2013

'Tis the season to celebrate and give back to those in need- and 'X Factor' favorite Carly Rose Sonenclar (Broadway's Wonderland) is doing both with a very special holiday concert tonight, December 15th at 6pm EST. 'Celebrate the Season with Carly' will stream live worldwide on, allowing her fans across the globe to join the 14-year-old singing sensation for an intimate, stripped-down acoustic set-- while supporting an incredibly important cause. (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Lesli Margherita Performs 'Children' at Broadway Sessions
by Stage Tube - December 15, 2013

MATILDA's Lesli Margherita per 'Children' at Broadway Sessions on December 5th, 2013. Join them every Thursday at 11:00PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 42nd & 9th, NYC. Hosted by Ben Cameron with Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Check out her performance below! (more...)

14) MTC's THE SNOW GEESE with Mary Louise Parker Ends Run Today
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater's world premiere of Sharr White's THE SNOW GEESE, ends its acclaimed engagement at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street) today at 8 PM. As of tonight, the production will have played 25 previews and 60 regular performances. (more...)

15) Joel Grey Stumbles Across West Village Pop-Up Space for THE BILLBOARD PAPERS Celebration
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

According to the New York Post, Grey, who compiled the book by "walking around his 'hood, taking art shots," found the space doing just that. From there, he contacted owner Carla Ruben of Creative Edge Parties, who helped Grey open up the space for the celebration. (more...)

16) Alan Cumming Criticizes Lack of Safe Sex on HBO's GIRLS
by TV News Desk - December 15, 2013


17) Exclusive Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with The Broadway Boys for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 15, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from The Broadway Boys' recording session for 'O Come' with Omar Lopez-Cepero, Brad Greer, Julius Thomas III, Donald Webber, Jr., Mykal Kilgore and Jesse Warren Nager. (more...)

18) Philadelphia Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/15 - Who Will Win Best Actor?
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Voting is now underway for Philadelphia! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

19) Rhode Island Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/15 - Blondes on Top!
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Voting is now underway for Rhode Island! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

20) Disney Announces New Animated Feature MOANA for 2018
by Movies News Desk - December 15, 2013

The studio has tapped ALADDIN and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG directors John Musker and Ron Clements to helm MONOA, a compuer animated 'mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.' The film is currently set for a 2018 release. (more...)

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