Wake Up With BWW 12/11: Idina Menzel at Carnegie Hall, Patrick Stewart's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and More!
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Today, Idina Menzel takes the stage at Carnegie Hall! The singer and actress will perform a holiday show in honor of her new holiday album, Christmas: A Season of Love.
Sir Patrick Stewart is bringing his one-man A Christmas Carol back to NYC for two nights only, beginning tonight! The show will benefit City Harvest and Ars Nova, and plays for two nights only, December 11 and December 13, at Theater 511.
It was announced yesterday that Noah Galvin will play Joseph in MCP's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ari'el Stachel, who was previously announced to play the role, had to depart due to unforeseen conflict.
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Today's Call Sheet:
Idina Menzel comes to Carnegie Hall tonight for a concert celebrating her holiday album, Christmas: A Season of Love. The album was released on October 18th, coinciding with Disney's Frozen 2, and features guest artists Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Josh Gad, and Menzel's husband, Aaron Lohr.
The highly-anticipated return engagement of Sir Patrick Stewart's acclaimed one-man version of A CHRISTMAS Carol, to benefit City Harvest and Ars Nova, will play for two nights only, December 11 and December 13, at Theater 511.
This past Thursday at Broadway Sessions we took a trip down memory lane to Bikini Bottom at our Spongebob Cast Reunion Show! It was a joy to have the gang all back together as we all reminisced and naturally, hilarity ensued. Our wonderful lineup included Lauralyn Mcclelland, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Danny Skinner & Ethan Slater, Robert Taylor Jr., Gavin Lee, Kelvin Moon Loh, Tina Landau, with special guests Marty Thomas, Finn Douglas, and Rising Star Catie Pires Fernandes. What a fun way to gear up for the HIGHLY anticipated Spongebob broadcast on Nickelodeon last week!
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Get in the center of the action with an all new 360-degree video of the cast of Oklahoma! performing "The Farmer and the Cowman"! The video was filmed as a feature for NBC Nightly News.
What we're watching: Idina Menzel Performs New Christmas Song 'At This Table' on TODAY
Tony-winning singer and actress Idina Menzel was a guest on TODAY to talk about her role in the hit "Frozen 2" and her new holiday album, "Christmas: A Season of Love." Live in the studio, she performs an original song from the album, "At This Table."
And a Happy Birthday shout-out to Rita Moreno, who turns 88 today!
Moreno received a KENNEDY Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American Culture in 2015. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2010 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. Ms. Moreno's countless credits span more than six decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. Ms. Moreno has starred on Broadway; London's West End; appeared in more than 40 feature films and countless television shows; has performed in numerous regional theaters, and in her one woman show, Life Without Makeup, at the Berkeley Rep.
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