Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Dec. 22

Below are's most popular articles from Sunday, December 22, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Andrew Lloyd Webber Not Sure How Many More Musicals He Can Afford to Do
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose new musical, STEPHEN WARD, opened last week in London's West End, isn't sure how many news productions he's got left in him. (more...)

2) A Stage of Their Own: This Season's Leading Men Light Up Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - December 22, 2013

From newcomer Zachary Levi on his FIRST DATE with Broadway to veteran, half-masked opera instructor Hugh Panaro as the 'PHANTOM', this season on the Great White Way is filled with men who know how to reign onstage. Below, BWW brings you the cream of the crop currently on Broadway -- and be sure to let us know your favorite in this week's poll! (more...)

3) BWW TV: Song Preview- Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Sing 'Before and After You' from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 22, 2013

The company recently met the press to perform select numbers from the new musical. Below, we bring you the full performance of 'Before and After You,' as performed by Steven Pasquale and Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

4) A Very Broadway Holiday Countdown- 3 Days 'Til Christmas!
by Stage Tube - December 22, 2013

Featured today is 'New Deal for Christmas' from the current Broadway revival of Annie. Click below to check it out! (more...)

5) 13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- A BED AND A CHAIR
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 22, 2013


6) BWW CD Reviews: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Cast Recording) is Astonishingly Complex
by David Clarke - December 22, 2013

Nestled in the heart of New York City's Theater District, a slice of Russian literature has been making waves. At an opulent Supper Club housed within custom pop-up tent called Kazino, located at 259 West 45th Street, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, a musical adaptation of Volume 2, Part 5 of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, is enjoying a well-received revival, which is set to close on January 19, 2014. The musical premiered at Ars Nova in 2012, and has been consistently praised for its catchy original score, which enthusiastically blends both Russian folk and classical music with indie rock and electronic dance music. Now, this unforgettable score is preserved on Ghostlight Record's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Cast Recording). (more...)

7) 13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 22, 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- A Christmas Story (more...)

8) Photo Coverage: John Tartaglia, Steven Reineke Join NY Pops in A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS; Megan Hilty & More Attend
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 22, 2013

On December 21 at 2:00PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute presented A Charlie Brown Christmas in a special holiday Family Concert with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke. The staged concert version of Charles M. Schulz's iconic television special brought the beloved Peanuts characters to life through special choreography performed by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet and child actors from TADA! Youth Theater. Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Sesame Street) narrates the heart-warming story, underscored by the music of Vince Guaraldi, performed by The New York Pops and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. Check out a look back below! (more...)

9) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Dec. 21 - Part 2 - Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Sends Well Wishes to Valisia LeKae; Plus CINDERELLA & More!
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2013

Yesterday's shots come from Broadway's BEAUTIFUL, sending former MOTOWN star Valisia LeKae well wishes after the news broke that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, plus photos from CINDERELLA, MACBETH and more. Other SIPs come from the national tours of EVITA and Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Two River Theater's A WIND IN THE WILLOWS, and more! (more...)

10) BWW's On This Day - December 22, 2013
by - December 22, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

11) Exclusive Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with ONCE for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 22, 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 Once's recording session for 'Coventry Carol' with castmembers J. Michael Zygo, Adam Wesley Brown, Ari McKay Wilford, Carlos Valdes, Andrea Goss and Erikka Walsh. (more...)

12) BWW TV: Song Preview- Whitney Bashor Sings 'Another Life' from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 22, 2013

The company recently met the press to perform select numbers from the new musical. Below, we bring you the full performance of 'Another Life,' as performed by Whitney Bashor and the rest of the cast! (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/22 - Ralph Fiennes
by Stage Tube - December 22, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes! Fiennes' 2006 performance in the play Faith Healer gained him a nomination for a 2007 Tony Award. In 2008, Fiennes worked with frequent collaborator director Jonathan Kent to play the title role in Sophocles's Oedipus the King at The National Theatre in London. He has appeared in films such as The English Patient, In Bruges, The Constant Gardener, Strange Days and Maid in Manhattan. He is also well known for his portrayals of three infamous villains: Nazi war criminal Amon Goth in Schindler's List, serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in the 2002 film Red Dragon, and Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series. Most recently, he appeared in The Reader (2008), The Hurt Locker (2009) and as Hades in Clash of the Titans (2010). (more...)

14) Glenn Close Gets into Holiday Spirit at Documentary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2013

At an event honoring the documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM at Edison Hotel's Rum House, Close reportedly hung 'back area of the bar singing and dancing along to Christmas carols. But she eventually moved closer to the singers, then got on the microphone herself to sing 'O Holy Night' with the film's stars Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill.' (more...)

15) GLEE Star Dot-Marie Jones Weds Longtime Girlfriend
by TV News Desk - December 22, 2013

Sources have confirmed that guests were invited to a 'holiday party' at the pair's home, only to find out they were gathered to witness their marriage. (more...)

16) West End's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Now Available for Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2013

West End's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, which was broadcast in cinemas across the United States earlier this fall, is now available for download over on Digital Theatre. (more...)

17) Julie Taymor Talks SPIDER-MAN & New Audience's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in New Podcast
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2013

The story of alleged treachery and bureaucratic co-collaborators working backstage to force Taymor out after creative differences is widely known. In the podcast, the Tony-winner opened up about her work was affected by the issues. (more...)

18) Mirror Theater to Present ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING, Begin. 1/3
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2013

The Mirror Theater Company will present an evening of non-stop fun and nostalgia celebrating The King of Rock n Roll and sure to leave you singing and dancing in the new year. 'Elvis Is In The Building: Remembering The King and His Music,' opens Friday, January 3rd and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. through January 26th. All tickets are $20. Presented by the Mirror Theater Company at the Avery Schreiber Playhouse, 4934 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601. To make reservations and purchase tickets go to ( (more...)

19) Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/22/2013
by BWW - December 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/22/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

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