Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jan. 16

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, January 16, 2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photos and Video: LES MIS Stars Unite! Original Valjean Colm Wilkinson Duets with Broadway-Bound Ramin Karimloo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 16, 2014

London and Broadway's original Jean Valjean, Colm Wilkinson, performed the role of the Bishop for a special performance of LES MISERABLES Saturday evening, January 11 in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre alongside Broadway's next Valjean, Ramin Karimloo, who will star in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of the legendary musical beginning March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. Wilkinson passed the torch - and the silver candlesticks - to Karimloo in a special benefit performance for five different Toronto charities: Casey House, Covenant House, Ernestine's, The Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa and Theatre 20. Wilkinson and Karimloo brought down the house with a special curtain call duet of 'Bring Him Home.' The Iranian-born Karimloo, who grew up in Toronto, has idolized Wilkinson since he was 12 and saw him perform in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera in Toronto. Karimloo went on to star as the Phantom in London, and since this November, as Jean Valjean, in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of LES MISERABLES in Toronto, for which he has received unanimous acclaim. BroadwayWorld brings you photos and video highlights below! (more...)

2) Breaking News: TITANIC to Sail Back to Broadway in Fall 2014; Toronto Run Begins July 22!
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler just announced that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, will finally have its Canadian premiere in a brand new production directed by Thom Southerland. TITANIC will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, from July 22 through August 31. TITANIC will then berth on Broadway in the Fall of 2014. (more...)

3) 'Let It Go' at the Oscars- Will Idina Menzel or Demi Lovato Perform?
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

Coming as no surprise to anyone, the talented husband and wife musical team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon) received a nod for Best Original Song, Frozen's 'Let It Go', performed in the film by Idina Menzel and by Demi Lovato as a single. The Disney hit film also picked up a nomination for Best Animated Film. Now one question remains- which belting beauty (if either at all) will perform the song at the ceremony? Would you rather watch Idina or Demi onstage on March 2? Reacquaint yourself with both versions below! (more...)

4) 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced from AMERICAN HUSTLE to FROZEN
by BWW Special Coverage - January 16, 2014

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the 86th Academy Awards® nominations this morning, Thursday, January 16. Boone Isaacs and Hemsworth unveiled the nominations at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world gathered. (more...)

5) Idina Menzel Will Perform at OSCARS 'If They Ask Me!'
by Movies News Desk - January 16, 2014

In an interview posted on today's EWonline, Broadway star Idina Menzel commented on this morning's announcement that Disney's latest animated hit film FROZEN received two Oscar nominations. (more...)

6) VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Honors Musician with Special TODAY Show Performance
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2014

Broadway star Jeremy Jordan sang 'Was I A Trouper, Mom?' on this morning's TODAY to honor a musician struggling with an illness. (more...)

7) Daniel Radcliffe to Return to Broadway in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN; Opens 4/20 at Cort Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, will open on Broadway during the afternoon of Sunday, April 20at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Saturday, April 12. (more...)

8) UPDATED: FROZEN Wins Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song at 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
by Movies News Desk - January 16, 2014

This year's Critics' Choice Movie Awards are currently underway on The CW, and Disney's FROZEN, starring Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, nabbed the honors for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for 'Let It Go'. Click here to check out the full list of winners! (more...)

9) Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts React To AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Academy Award Nominations
by Pat Cerasaro - January 16, 2014

Stage and screen superstars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts not only share the screen in the feature film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy Letts drama AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and similarly possess previously won Academy Award statuettes, but both were also nominated for Oscars earlier today for their notable work. (more...)

10) Jennifer Holliday Performs 'At Last' On THE STEve Harvey SHOW
by Pat Cerasaro - January 16, 2014

Iconic Tony Award-winning DREAMGIRLS originator and notable recording artist Jennifer Holliday performs the legendary Etta James classic 'At Last' in a new clip available from her appearance on THE STEve Harvey SHOW earlier this week. (more...)

11) Roundabout Announces Additions to 2014-15 Season; Jeremy Herrin- Helmed NOISES OFF Returns to Broadway in February 2015
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced exciting additions to the 2014-2015 theatrical season. (more...)

12) STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Cast and Orchestra Unite
by Stage Tube - January 16, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Fie Years, Parade) will begin performances this Friday, January 17, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The sitzprobe for The Bridges of Madison County was held at Carroll Music Studios on January 9, 2014. Go behind the scenes with the cast and orchestra below! (more...)

13) FROZEN's Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Bobby Lopez React to OSCAR Nomination
by Movies News Desk - January 16, 2014

In an interview in today's Entertainment Weekly, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon) reacted to this morning's announcement that their tune, 'Let It Go', from the Disney hit film FROZEN received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. (more...)

14) THE CHEW's Carla Hall Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's NEWSIES Today
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2014

Today, January 16th, 'The Chew's host Carla Hall takes viewers behind-the-scenes of her recent visit to Disney's 'Newsies' where she had the chance to sing, dance and mingle backstage with the cast of the Tony award-winning hit Broadway musical. (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- Book Writer Chad Beguelin!
by Stage Tube - January 16, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet book writer Chad Beguelin! (more...)

16) Box Office for Broadway's ALL THE WAY with Bryan Cranston to Open 1/20
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

The producers of All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle), havea announced that The Neil Simon Theatre Box Office (250 West 52nd Street) will open on Monday, January 20th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) at 10:00 a.m. and will offer a special advance student price for one day only. Unlike other regular student rush offers, which limit purchases for day-of only, the producers are offering students with a valid ID the chance to purchase tickets at $37 for all performances through April 6, 2014. (1 ticket per valid student ID; rear mezz locations; some blackout dates may apply). (more...)

17) BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of BEAUTIFUL's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 16, 2014

The new musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter opened earlier this week at the Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. In the video below, go behind the scenes of opening night with the cast, creative team and guests! (more...)

18) Photo Flash: Roundabout's MACHINAL, Starring Rebecca Hall and More, Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, began previews on December 20 ahead of its official opening, slated for tonight, Jan. 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)

19) TV: Watch the Oscar Nominations LIVE - Right Here!
by Stage Tube - January 16, 2014

Watch The Nominations Live Thursday, January 16 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT, presented by Actor Chris Hemsworth and President Cheryl Boone Isaacs! (more...)

20) Review Roundup: MACHINAL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - January 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall, written by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Lyndsey Turner, opens tonight, January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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