Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Dec. 18

Below are's most popular articles from Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) STAGE TUBE: Watch LES MISERABLES' 'One Day More' Now!
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2012

LES MISERABLES might not open in movie theatres until Christmas day, but that doesn't mean you have to wait another week for a sneak peek. Check out 'One Day More' from the movie below! (more...)

2) Enter the LES MISERABLES Essay Contest & Win the Ultimate Fan Prize Pack!
by Contests - December 18, 2012

To celebrate the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated film version of LES MISERABLES, BroadwayWorld invites you to share your most vivid 'Les Mis' experience for a chance to win the ultimate fan prize package! (more...)

3) BREAKING: Norbert Leo Butz-Led BIG FISH to Play 5-Week Engagement at Chicago's Oriental Theatre; Opens 4/21
by BWW - December 18, 2012

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will star Norbert Leo Butz as Edward Bloom, and have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Sunday, April 21, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tickets on sale Monday, February 4, 2013. (more...)

4) VIDEO: Anne Hathaway Chats LES MIZ on CHELSEA LATELY
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2012

LES MISERABLES star Anne Hathaway visited last night's CHELSEA LATELY on E!, talking about the upcoming film, her marriage, and more! Check it out below! (more...)

5) STAGE TUBE: CINDERELLA Stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform Live on FOX & FRIENDS!
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2012

The production celebrated the box office opening with a live, in-studio performance by the musical's stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana on 'Fox and Friends' on Monday, December 17; view the performance below! (more...)

6) InDepth InterView: Maureen McGovern Discusses 54 Below Show, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Plus Broadway, Hollywood Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 18, 2012

Today we are talking to a versatile performer first known to the world at large through her iconic early-career movie theme recordings - singing the Oscar-winning 'The Morning After' from THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, as well as the classic themes from THE TOWERING INFERNO, SUPERMAN and musical material and a memorable musical moment in AIRPLANE!; in addition to her many full-length studio albums later in life - who then emerged as a compelling theatrical performer with a string of roles on Broadway, Off Broadway and in regional theater - a replacement star of NINE, as well as THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, as well as original cast member of 1989's THE 3 PENNY OPERA, 1984's premire production oF BrownSTONE, and, most recently, a Broadway featured cast member in LITTLE WOMEN - the radiant and vocally resplendent Maureen McGovern. Looking back on her remarkable career and taking us on the journey from Hollywood to Broadway and beyond, McGovern reflects on some famous co-stars and her side of the riveting productions she participated in both onstage and onscreen, as well as opens up about some of her favorite recordings and composers to date insofar as her recording career is concerned, to say nothing of her proud position as the so-deemed self-confessed 'Disaster Theme Queen'. We also outline her cabaret work over the years, in anticipation of McGovern's week of shows at 54 Below, titled HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, beginning December 18 and running through December 23, where she will be sharing some of her favorite seasonal songs, new and old, as well as reviving some of her show-stopping standards and iconic movie themes and perhaps a surprise or two, too. Additionally, we touch upon her bio-musical, CARRY IT ON, her new women writer retrospective concert show and much, much more! (more...)

7) BEYOND THE BARRICADE: Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway Talk Head Shaving & Losing Weight
by BWW - December 18, 2012

Stars of the film Jackman, Hathaway, Barks, Redmayne, and Seyfried chatted with the press about their experience, and in this edition Jackman and Hathaway cover the phyical tranformations taht they made for the film, and more! Check out the interview below: (more...)

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 18, 2012

Broadway favorite Jackie Hoffman is currently starring in A Chanukah Charol, her holiday-themed, pseudo-autobiographical, one-woman show inspired by Patrick Stewart's A Christmas Carol. In this interview, Richard chats with Hoffman about about growing up on Long Island, her new gig on 'The New Normal,' how she got cast in HAIRSPRAY, and so much more. Click below to watch the full interview! (more...)

9) CHICAGO to Become the 3rd Longest-Running Broadway Show on December 20
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2012

On Thursday, December 20, 2012, Broadway's globally acclaimed revival of the Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will celebrate another momentous milestone and record-breaking when it plays performance #6,681. (more...)

10) STAGE TUBE: A CHRSTMAS STORY Cast Performs at JFK Airport!
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2012

The cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY,the holiday musical that began performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7, just performed at JFK Airport as a part of the American Airlines Broadway series. The eight-week limited engagement runs through December 30. Check out their performance below! (more...)

11) STAGE TUBE: Cheyenne Jackson's DON'T WANNA KNOW Music Video Premieres!
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2012

Actor singer, songwriter Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Glee, HBO's Behind the Candelabra) releases his 3rd single & video DONT WANNA KNOW from his upcoming April 2013 Album DRIVE. The album co written with Sia Furler, and Stevie Aiello, is producer by Thomas Tawgs Salter and TheElev3n. View the video below! (more...)

12) WICKED's Elphaba Costume Inducted into the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2012

In a historic ceremony on Monday, December 17th, the blockbuster musical WICKED's iconic Elphaba costume, hat and broom were inducted into the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Tony Award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty was on hand to sign the deed of gift as well as Broadway cast members Donna Vivino and Tiffany Haas who sang a selection of song from WICKED to commemorate this significant event. The costume elements will join objects from the musicals King and I, Rent and The Lion King in the museum's permanent entertainment collections. (more...)

13) Countdown to Christmas 2012 (Broadway Style)- Day 7
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 18, 2012

It's December at last, and BroadwayWorld is celebrating the season with a special countdown which will include our favorite holiday-themed Broadway performances. Composed of Christmas songs from the very best performers of the Great White Way, this feature will get you into the holiday spirit just in time for December 25th . Don't forget to check back daily to find out what made the list! Featured today is Audra McDonald's 2004 performance of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' which first appeared in MGM's holiday classic- 'Meet Me in St. Louis.' Click below to check it out! (more...)

14) VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks LES MIZ on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2012

LES MISERABLES' Hugh Jackman stopped by Jimmy Kimmel LIVE last night to talk about the film - check out his full interview below! (more...)

15) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/18- PAL JOEY
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2012

Today in 2008, the third Broadway revival of Pal Joey opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 85 performances. Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara (from his novel of the same title) and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker. The original 1940 Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and starred Gene Kelly. There have been several revivals since, including a 2008-09 Broadway run, and a 1957 film adaptation starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. (more...)

16) STAGE TUBE: Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson Have Film 'Sad Off'
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2012

Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson pull out all the stops in a video as the two film stars battle over which upcoming movie is more depressing, Django Unchained or Les Miserables. This holiday battle of wits features everything from a gingerbread slave plantation to faux tuberculosis. Check out the video inside! (more...)

17) Blythe Danner Joins the Cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2012

Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner will join the cast of Nice Work If You Can Get It for 12 weeks only beginning today, December 18th and continuing through March 10th. Ms. Danner will assume the role of Millicent Winter, the mother of Matthew Broderick's character Jimmy Winter. The role was originated on Broadway by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons, who played her final performance on Sunday, December 16. (more...)

18) Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Gives 54 Below Preview!
by Walter McBride - December 18, 2012

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 Below in a brand new show: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70?s in New York City – the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna (Broadway Royalty!) will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. She gave a special press preview from her upcoming engagement at 54 Below yesterday, and BroadwayWorld brings you complete coverage below! (more...)

19) STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Sing 'Baby It's Cold Outside'
by Stage Tube - December 18, 2012

Kirsten Holly Smith (as Dusty Springfield) and Christina Sajous (as Dusty's lover, Claire), stars of the new musical Forever Dusty, have recorded a music video of "Baby It's Cold Outside," putting a new spin on the holiday classic. (more...)

20) BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Playwrights Horizons' THE GREAT GOD PAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 18, 2012

Playwrights Horizons presents the World Premiere of The Great God Pan, a new play by Obie Award winner Amy Herzog (After the Revolution at PH, 4000 Miles). Directed by Carolyn Cantor (After the Revolution and Essential Self-Defense at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Water Flower), the production is currently in previews and has an Opening Night set for Tuesday, December 18 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday, January 6 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

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