Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Dec. 26

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, December 26, 2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Rialto Chatter: Nicole Scherzinger Will Not Replace Patina Miller as PIPPIN's Leading Player - UPDATED!
by Rialto Chatter - December 26, 2013

UPDATE: A production spokesperson has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that former Pussycat Doll Nicole Sherzinger will not be joining Broadway's PIPPIN, as the New York Daily News reported earlier today. (more...)

2) Review Roundup UPDATE - More Critics Weigh In on AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by Movies News Desk - December 26, 2013

Since our original Review Roundup earlier this month, additional media sites have weighed in on the highly anticipated drama. Let's see what they have to say! (more...)

3) VIDEO: Demi Lovato Performs FROZEN's 'Let It Go' at Disney Christmas Parade
by TV News Desk - December 26, 2013

Demi Lovato took to the stage at this year's Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade in Anaheim, California and treated fans to a live rendition of 'Let It Go', from the soundtrack of Disney's hit animated film 'Frozen' now in theaters. (more...)

4) Alabanza! Lin-Manuel Miranda & Twitter Followers Showcase High School Productions of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW Special Coverage - December 26, 2013

On Christmas Eve, IN THE HEIGHTS creator and original cast member Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to share what he's thankful for this year: all of 2013's nationwide high school productions of 'HEIGHTS'. What started as a simple tweet grew into something much more by the end of the day, with Miranda sharing a multitude of photos and videos shared by the productions' performers. (more...)

5) VIDEO: Sting Performs 'And Yet' from THE LAST SHIP on Ellen
by TV News Desk - December 26, 2013

Legendary musician Sting, author of the Broadway-bound musical The Last Ship, stops by this week's ELLEN and performs the song 'And Yet', from his highly anticipated new album of the same title. (more...)

6) BWW TV: Batter Up! New Commercial for Broadway's BRONX BOMBERS Released
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 26, 2013

Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at Check out a just-released commercial for the production below! (more...)

7) 'The Wire' Creator Pens Musical Based on Folk Punk Band THE POGUES
by TV News Desk - December 26, 2013

David Simon, creator of HBO's drama series 'The Wire' has written a musical featuring the music of folk punk band The Pogues (more...)

8) BWW Exclusive Interview - Terre Blair Hamlisch Talks PBS's Marvin Hamlisch: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE
by Caryn Robbins - December 26, 2013

Terre Blair Hamlisch speaks exclusively to BWW about the wonderful years she spent alongside the multi-talented, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical genius, Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)

9) 13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- FIRST DATE
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 26, 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- First Date. (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/26 - Stephanie Mills
by Stage Tube - December 26, 2013

Today in 1989, original THE WIZ star Stephanie Mills brought her solo show to Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre- 'Stephanie Mills Comes 'Home' to Broadway.' In honor of this special day, we celebrate the show with Mill's signature song- THE WIZ's 'Home.' Click below to check it out! (more...)

11) Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein's Holiday Show Continues at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - December 26, 2013

Now through December 28, Michael Feinstein will be bringing his 'Holiday @ Birdland' to Birdland Jazz Club. Performances run December 24-26 (Tuesday-Thursday) at 9:00PM and December 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday) at 8:30PM & 11PM. Scroll down for photos from one of the concerts! (more...)

12) VIDEO: Leslie Uggams Records New Single 'Wishing You a Happy New Year'
by Stage Tube - December 26, 2013

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams (Roots, King Headley II, Hallelujah, Baby!) is ringing in the holidays with the release of a new single 'Wishing You a Happy New Year' written by renowned film, television, and concert composer-orchestrator Curtis McKonly. Available online at iTunes,, CD Baby and other major digital music outlets, this elegant new tune features the 41-piece Curtis McKonly Orchestra. Click below to watch a behind-the-scenes video of Uggams in the recording studio! (more...)

13) BWW's On This Day - December 26, 2013
by - December 26, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

14) Stage and Screen Actor Chuck Patterson Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2013

Actor and director Chuck Patterson has passed away. Patterson starred on Broadway and Off-Broadway in numerous plays. He also directed for Ensemble Studio Theater, New Federal Theater and others. (more...)

15) NEWSIES to Launch Wellness Campaign on 'ABC WORLD NEWS' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2013

Newsies, the Tony Award-winning "critics' pick" Broadway musical smash announces a new campaign called "NEWSIES: Get Up and Go," in support of Disney Magic of Healthy Living. The campaign will promote fun ways that kids can lead healthier lifestyles through dance, inspired by the show's Tony Award-winning choreography and music. (more...)

16) Don Grigware Presents His Best in LA Theatre for 2013
by Don Grigware - December 26, 2013

The Best in LA Theatre for 2013 (more...)

17) BELFREY to Open 1/31 at Malibu Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2013

The second play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE'S 2013-2014 season will be the West Coast Premiere of Belfry by Billy Roche, opening Friday, January 31, 2014. The play will be directed by Veronica Brady and stars Michael Hyland, Rebekah Tripp and 2010 American Idol contestant Carson Higgins. Tickets are $30, and may be purchased through the box office, online at, or by calling 323-960-7711. There will be previews on January 29th and 30th for $20. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Malibu Playhouse is located at 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (near Zuma Beach, between Kanan-Dume Road and Morning View Drive, near Heathercliff Road). (more...)

18) Ed Asner to Star in A RADICAL FRIENDSHIP Live Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., 1/19
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2013

For the first time, South Bay theater fans will be graced with the presentation of a new play A RADICAL FRIENDSHIP commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr holiday on January 19th at the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion on 501 Indian Peak Road in Rolling Hills Estates at 7:30pm. (more...)

19) Singer and Tony Nominee Kelly Garrett Passes Away at 69
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2013

According to published reports, singer and Broadway star Kelly Garrett passed away in August 2013 due to complications from throat and tongue cancer. She was 69. (more...)

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