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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/12-12/13/2015


Below are's most popular articles that you might have missed from this weekend Sunday, December 13, 2015 - Sunday, December 13, 2015. Catch up below!

1) STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Talks Brand New Album, 'Under the Mistletoe'
by Stage Tube - December 13, 2015

Daniel Reichard, Broadway actor and concert singer, is releasing his debut Christmas EP album, entitled 'Daniel Reichard--Under the Mistletoe.' Below, go into the recording studio with the performer, and see what he has to say about the history of his annual holiday show and his upcoming EP! (more...)

2) This Just In - Tony Winning FUN HOME Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2015

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman have just announced that Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has recouped its production costs on Broadway in only eight months, becoming the first new musical of the 2014-2015 Broadway season to do so. Capitalized at $5.25 million, Fun Home opened to rave reviews at the 740-seat Circle in the Square Theatre on April 19, 2015, where it broke house box office records and won five 2015 Tony Awards. (more...)

3) Celebrate the Last Night of Hanukkah with Eight Jewish-Themed Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - December 13, 2015

As millions of the faithful around the world light the last candles of their menorahs, we take a look at a handful of musical moments that have a decidedly Jewish flair. On the last night of Hanukkah, we want to celebrate some of our favorite Broadway tunes about the faith while honoring the contributions of our immensely talented Jewish legends who have helped mold the American musical into what it is today. Therefore, we have selected eight Jewish-themed showtunes for the occasion. You can watch a video of each below, along with an incredible film about the importance of Jewish writers to the history of the musical theatre. (more...)

4) BWW Review: The First International Production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - December 13, 2015

Discovering just how the commercial and critical reception of the stage or film adaptation of any bestselling book would pan out (regardless of whether it was first adapted into a film before it became a stage musical or vice versa) will most likely never be boiled down to an exact science. (more...)

5) Pre-Broadway Premiere of GOTTA DANCE Begins Performances in Chicago Today
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2015

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, begins performances today, December 13, 2015 at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). GOTTA DANCE runs through January 10, 2016. (more...)

6) BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Series with Annaleigh Ashford
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 13, 2015

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below as she updates us on how things have been going at the Cort Theatre and discusses everything from LEGALLY BLONDE to RENT. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

7) BWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - December 13, 2015

Transport Group's revival may be the best reason to venture down to the Lower East Side since Yonah Schimmel learned how to make a knish. (more...)

8) VIDEO: Will Ferrell's George Bush Returns to Saturday Night Live; Chris Hemsworth Hosts
by Stage Tube - December 13, 2015

In last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell returned to reprise his role as George Bush, which he originated on the show and even portrayed on Broadway in YOU'RE WELCOME AMERICA. Watch the full episode below! (more...)

9) Photo Flash: First Look- Matthew James Thomas, Derek Klena, and More Lead DINER at Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2015

Delaware Theatre Company serves up a musical adaptation of a classic film with the upcoming production of DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

10) BWW Flashback: Broadway Says Goodbye to FOOL FOR LOVE; Concludes Run Today
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed, extended Broadway premiere of Fool for Love, by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Aukin, closes today at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street).  Fool for Love began previews on Tuesday, September 15 and opened to rave reviews on Thursday, October 8. We're flashing back to the show's road to Broadway below! (more...)

11) AUDIO: Listen to MISERY's Score by Michael Feldman
by Sally Henry - December 13, 2015

The official soundtrack of the new suspense thriller Broadway play, MISERY, is now available to stream from SoundCloud in its entirety. Composed by Michael Feldman, the track list includes nine songs. (more...)

12) STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/13/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - December 13, 2015

Today in 2009, A Little Night Music opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 425 performances. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg starring. (more...)

13) Exclusive Photo Coverage: LES MISERABLES Company Gathers in the Recording Studio for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 13, 2015

Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of LES MISERABLES as they record 'One Star.' (more...)

14) BWW Interview: Colton Maurer as Ralphie in A CHRISMAS STORY at Paper Mill
by Marina Kennedy - December 13, 2015 interviewed Colton Maurer who stars as Ralphie in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of 'A Christmas Story: The Musical.' (more...)

15) VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Return to Broadway with SCHOOL OF ROCK and More
by Stage Tube - December 13, 2015

With a Broadway and West End career of over four decades, Andrew Lloyd Webber's scores remain classics in musical theatre history. Now, he makes his return to the Great White Way with SCHOOL OF ROCK the musical. Below, watch the legend open up about his theatre experience, musical inspiration, and more! (more...)

16) Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 12/12 Pt 2- GOTTA DANCE, KINKY BOOTS, and More!
by Sally Henry - December 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our December 12 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

17) VIDEO: Fans Surprise Dick Van Dyke on 90th Birthday with MARY POPPINS-Themed Flashmob
by Stage Tube - December 13, 2015

Happy birthday to American comedy icon Dick Van Dyke! This weekend, fans helped the star kick off his 90th birthday weekend celebration with a flash mob at The Grove in Los Angeles on December 12, 2015. Watch the MARY POPPINS-themed performance below, including renditions of 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Let's Go Fly a Kite,' and more! (more...)

18) Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for December 14-20, Featuring Norm Lewis, Andréa Burns, and More!
by Louisa Brady - December 13, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Andrea Burns at 54 Below; Darius de Haas: Come a Little Closer - The Holiday Show; Michael Feinstein at 54 Below; Daniel Reichard's 'Under the Mistletoe'; and Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas. (more...)

19) BWW's On This Day - December 13, 2015
by - December 13, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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