Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Nov. 26

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

1) VIDEO: Meryl Streep Reveals All-New Sondheim Song for 'The Witch' in INTO THE WOODS!
by Movies News Desk - November 26, 2013

Streep revealed the exciting news that lyricist/composer Stephen Sondheim has written an all-new song for her character 'The Witch' in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of his hit Broadway musical 'Into the Woods!' (more...)

2) VIDEO: Corbin Bleu Wows with Freestyle Michael Jackson Classic
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2013

For the Freestyle round, Corbin and Karina chose to dance to the Michael Jackson classic, 'Smooth Criminal' The couple worked with the KIng of Pop's choreographer, himself, Travis Payne. The routine they choreographed was extremely exciting but equally as risky. (more...)

3) VIDEO: Amber Riley - 'Class, Fast & Built to Last' on DWTS Finals!
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2013

Amber and Derek have led the competition in cumalative scores throughout the competition. For the free style number, the couple decided to use Amber's step dance experience for a country western themed performance. (more...)

4) MATILDA's Original Leading Ladies to Depart Production in Next Two Months
by Stage Tube - November 26, 2013

Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Sophia Gennusa, the Tony-winning leading ladies from Broadway's Matilda The Musical, will depart the production within the next two months. The girls revealed in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that they will be leaving to make room for a new crop of girls- the 'Newtildas'. (more...)

5) It's Official: James Franco and Chris O'Dowd to Debut on Broadway in OF MICE AND MEN at the Longacre Theatre, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

Producer David Binder officially announces Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco & Chris O'Dowd will make their Broadway debuts in Of Mice and Men, a new production directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro. Of Mice and Men, one of the greatest and most enduring American classics, has not been seen on Broadway in 40 years. (more...)

6) VIDEO: Stephen Moyer Talks SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! on 'Fallon'
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2013

Stephen Moyer stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon on NBC and talked about the process of getting ready to appear in 'The Sound of Music Live!'. (more...)

7) Gina Beck & Alison Fraser to Join Cast of WICKED National Tour, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome Gina Beck as Glinda and Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible on Monday, December 16 in Chicago, IL. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, is playing through December 21 at the Oriental Theatre. (more...)

8) First Look At Nigel Harman As Simon Cowell In I CAN'T SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICAL
by Pat Cerasaro - November 26, 2013

A preliminary peek at West End stage star Nigel Harman taking on the major role of internationally recognized music impresario Simon Cowell as part of the new stage musical I CAN'T SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICAL is now available to view. (more...)

9) MSNBC Gives Alec Baldwin the Boot Following Anti-Gay Slurs
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2013

The New York Post's Page Six is reporting that MSNBC has fired actor and talk show host Alec Baldwin following a series of anti-gay slurs he recently uttered. (more...)

10) ALL THE WAY, Starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, to Open at Neil Simon Theatre on 3/6; Previews Begin 2/10
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Louise Gund are pleased to announce that the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Repertory Theater production of ALL THE WAY, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's new play that stars three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad') as President Lyndon B. Johnson, will play The Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) for a limited run only. The play will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, with previews beginning Monday, February 10, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, March 6, 2014. It is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

11) Carrie Underwood on Getting 'Hate Tweets' for NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 'I Know I'm Not Julie'
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

Carrie Underwood has come under fire on social media for her upcoming turn as 'Maria' in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE on NBC. (more...)

12) VIDEO: New Video Explores THE SOUND OF MUSIC Through History
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2013

From Mary Martin on Broadway to an Oscar-Winning film to international status, THE SOUND OF MUSIC has touched countless people on its journey through history. (more...)

13) VIDEO: Bette Midler Talks L.A. Run of I'LL EAT YOU LAST on 'Leno'
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2013

Legendary entertainer Bette Midler stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno on NBC to talk about her solo show, I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, coming to the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles for a three-week run beginning December 3rd. (more...)

14) Photo Coverage: Inside THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Box Office Opening Festivities!
by Jessica Gordon - November 26, 2013

The box office of the newly renovated Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) opened yesterday, November 25, 2013, for The Bridges of Madison County, which will begin performances on Friday, January 17, 2014. The opening night is set for Thursday, February 27, 2014. Rehearsals will begin Monday, December 9, 2013. In celebration of the opening, customers who visited the box office between 10AM and 11AM were entered to win a special, grand prize - an original love song, written and performed by Jason Robert Brown. In addition, the first 25 people in line received special The Bridges of Madison County gift bags. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

15) Public Theater's FUN HOME Gets Cast Recording, Set for Feb. 18, 2014 Release
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will record and release the original cast recording of the acclaimed Public Theater musical FUN HOME, directed by Sam Gold and featuring music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman are serving as the recording's executive producers. Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, FUN HOME will be recorded on Monday, December 2 and will be released as a single disc on February 18, 2014. FUN HOME received some of the best reviews of the season and was recently extended a third time due to overwhelming demand to Sunday, December 29. Anew block of tickets is on sale now and can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

16) VIDEO: THE HINTERLANDS Musical Web Series - Episode 5
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2013

THE HINTERLANDS, a free musical web series about teenage gay bullying, officially launched in October. Episode 5, 'Like It Here,' follows Paul as he visits Ethan's grave. Watch it below! (more...)

17) New Musicals Sought for Stephen Schwartz's ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in LA; Deadline Today
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

ASCAP is now seeking new musicals for the annual ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles. Serving once more as artistic director for the workshop is Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose credits include hit Broadway shows Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, the Walt Disney films Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt. The workshop will take place February 11th-13th, 2014 at 7:00pm sharp. (more...)

18) Matt Zarley Launches Kickstarter Campaign For New Album & Music Videos
by Pat Cerasaro - November 26, 2013

Broadway headliner and popular recording artist Matt Zarley has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to help fund his latest album project and accompanying music videos. (more...)

19) THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Moves Opening to February 20, 2014
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel announced today that The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller, will now hold its opening night on Thursday February 20, 2014, at 8:00 PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

20) Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens at Theatre at St. Clement's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 26, 2013

A Christmas Carol ( by Charles Dickens, in an adaptation by Patrick Barlow (39 Steps) is currently playing the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street) where it opened last night, November 25th. A Christmas Carol is produced by Terri & Timothy Childs and Rodger Hess. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

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