Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15

Below are's most popular articles from Saturday, December 15, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Ohio High School Drama Teacher Asked to Resign Over Production of LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2012

As reported by, drama teacher SONJA HANSEN says she was asked to resign over a 'racy' production of Legally Blonde at Loveland High School in Loveland, Ohio. The musical was initially approved by the school's principal. (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15Martin Short, Paul McCartney Set for SNL Christmas Show Tonight
by TV News Desk - December 15, 2012

Former cast member Martin Short returns for his third hosting appearance tonight, December 15 for SNL's Christmas show. Short is a veteran performer in film, television and theater (more...)

3) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Exclusive InDepth InterView: Jason Alexander Talks Reprise!, LUCKY STIFF, TWO BY TWO, SEINFELD, Sondheim & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 15, 2012

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning Broadway and Hollywood notable all about his terrifically theatrical background - having appeared in musicals ranging from his debut in the ill-fated MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG to his Tony Award-winning work in Jerome Robbins' BROADWAY to most recent role as the artistic director of LA's lauded Reprise! Theatre Company - the one and only Jason Alexander. Expounding upon his big Broadway break in Stephen Sondheim & Harold Prince's MERRILY and what it was like to witness the two titans as they developed the piece, Alexander shares his insights into the art of Broadway and also casts a glance back at his roles in Kander & Ebb's THE RINK, Mel Brooks's THE PRODUCERS and directing Sondheim‘s musicals himself (such as SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE with frequent InDepth InterView participant Kelli O‘Hara). Alexander also opens up about some of his most celebrated dramatic and comedic work to date - to say nothing of the iconic TV dynasty of SEINFELD, we also touch upon the TV movie musicals adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (with a score by Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens), co-starring Kelsey Grammer, and Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, (with fellow InDepth InterView participant Bernadette Peters), as well as his recent appearance on HARRY'S LAW and more. Plus, Alexander outlines his featured role in the forthcoming Christopher Ashley feature film adaptation of the Ahrens & Flaherty musical comedy LUCKY STIFF, the future for a revival of the Richard Rodgers/Martin Charnin Bible-based Moses musical TWO BY TWO (co-starring SMASH's Megan Hilty once again, perhaps?) - and much, much more! (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow- Inside the LES MIS Press Junket (Sort Of!)
by Randy Rainbow - December 15, 2012

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this week's episode, Randy chats with the cast of the LES MISERABLES movie, including Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and more! Click below to watch episode 19! (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 15 - NEWSIES, EVITA Send Thoughts to Newtown, SantaCon & More!
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature the casts of NEWSIES and EVITA reaching out to the families of the Newtown, Conn., shooting victims, plus SantaCon-themed photos from A CHRISTMAS STORY, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, SPIDER-MAN, WICKED, and Forbidden Broadway, as well as images from THE BOOK OF MORMON, MARY POPPINS, CHAPLIN, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, BRING IT ON, GOLDEN BOY, ELF, the UK tour of AMERICAN IDIOT and the US tours of JERSEY BOYS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ANYTHING GOES. (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Today's Your Last Chance to Enter THE HEIRESS Holiday Wish List Contest!
by Contests - December 15, 2012

Makeup kit, brandy decanter, Ralph Lauren gloves, a backgammon set...These are just some of the fine items up for grabs in THE HEIRESS wish list contest! Today is your last chance to enter to win a wish list from one of your favorite characters from the new Broadway production. See a list of all their must-haves below and get your entry in today! (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 VIDEO: CBS Anchor Leaves Interview with Mandy Patinkin for Wife in Labor
by TV News Desk - December 15, 2012

Actor Mandy Patinkin of the Emmy Award-winning SHOWTIME series 'Homeland' appeared live today, Dec. 15 on CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY on the CBS Television Network. During the interview, anchor Anthony Mason suddenly got up and left. Co-host Rebecca Jarvis confirmed that he was headed to the hospital for the birth of his first child. 'Oh my God, how thrilling,' Patinkin exclaimed, 'Mazel tov!' Watch his reaction below! (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 In The Spotlight Series: Eddie Redmayne
by Walter McBride - December 15, 2012

As the Christmas premiere of Tom Hooper's LES MISERABLES motion-picture adaptation approaches, BroadwayWorld brings you images of the film's stars in our 'In The Spotlight' series by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride. Check out photos of Eddie Redmayne below! (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 LES MIS Directors Unite! Frances Ruffelle on Introducing Tom Hooper to Trevor Nunn & John Caird
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2012

As Frances Ruffelle wrote in her column for The Huffington Post, she was recently invited to a private party at Cameron Mackintosh's home and mingled with 'some of the world's top theatre creatives' such as Stephen Sondheim, Les Miserables film director Tom Hooper and the original Les Miserables theatre directors Trevor Nunn and John Caird. In a 'deliciously memorable moment', she introduced Hooper to Nunn and Caird, and 'they looked like they were getting on famously.' (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15Universal Pictures Releases Free LES MISERABLES Movie Companion Book
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2012

Universal Pictures has released a free digital companion book to the major motion picture adaptation of Les Miserables titled 'Les Miserables: The Musical Phenomenon'. The book is available for download in the Apple iBook Store. (more...)

11) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 BWW's On This Day - December 15, 2012
by - December 15, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

12) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15Elizabeth Rodriguez and More Join Labyrinth Theater's Kids-Themed THE FOREST PLAY at Barn Series Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2012

LAByrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble has announced a special addition to its 13th Annual Barn Series of free play readings. The Forest Play, an epic, arboreal adventure for children and adults, written by Lola Glaudini and Kostas Anagnopoulos, will be performed at the Bank Street Theater today, December 15th at 1pm. (more...)

13) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Photo Coverage: Robert Simonson, Danny Burstein and More at PERFORMANCE OF A CENTURY Actors' Equity Association Book Signing
by Walter McBride - December 15, 2012

PERFORMANCE OF THE CENTURY's book signing took place last night, December 14th at the Drama Book Shop. Actors' Equity president Nick Wyman and author Robert Simonson, as well as special guests gathered to recall Equity's first 100 years and celebrate the new book, PERFORMANCE OF THE CENTURY: 100 YEARS OF Actors' Equity Association AND THE RISE OF PROFESSIONAL AMERICAN THEATER. Actors Lee Roy Reams and Danny Burstein, and Justin 'Squigs' Robertson, who designed the book's cover, attended. (more...)

14) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Photo Blast from the Past: Henny Youngman
by Walter McBride - December 15, 2012

Welcome to's 'Photo Blast From the Past' series. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems. Today, we're featuring Henny Youngman circa 1988. (more...)

15) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Photo Flash: Jesse L. Martin, Robert Cuccioli and More Give Back for the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2012

This morning, December 15tg, the Police Athletic League (PAL), the city's largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization, and CitySights NY, the leader in New York City tours, sightseeing, and attractions, hosted hundreds of boys and girls from all five boroughs of New York at their annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive. The Broadway community was represented by Broadway and television Star Jesse L. Martin and Spider-Man:Turn of the Dark's Robert Cuccioli. (more...)

16) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Oscars Makeup and Hair Category Shortlist Narrows to 7 - LES MISERABLES, LINCOLN, THE HOBBIT and More!
by Movies News Desk - December 15, 2012

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 85th Academy Awards. (more...)

17) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 Photo Coverage: Liza Minnelli with MenAlive in A WINTER SPECTACULAR Opening Night at Segerstrom Hall
by Lily Lim - December 15, 2012

To kick off its twelfth season, Men Alive - The Orange County Gay Men's Chorus welcomed a very special guest star: the legendary Liza Minnelli. This concert marked her first appearance in Orange County, CA in almost twenty years. This inimitable showbiz icon performed with the chorus at the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall on the campus of The Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa for 'Liza Minnelli with MenAlive in A WINTER SPECTACULAR'-an evening of Broadway hits, Pop Standards, and, of course, Holiday Music. (more...)

18) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of 'GLEE, Actually'
by TV News Desk - December 15, 2012

On last week's episode of GLEE titled 'Glee Actually,' in an homage to the beloved holiday film 'Love, Actually,' seemingly separate storylines came together to form one merry GLEE episode. As the end of 2012 draws near, Sam and Brittany live their lives to the fullest before the Mayan Apocalypse occurs. Meanwhile, Jake and Puck spend quality sibling time together for Hanukah, Artie has a holiday dream that changes his outlook on life and Kurt has a Christmas he'll never forget. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Christmas episode below! (more...)

19) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15 BWW Reviews PRIVATES ON PARADE, Noël Coward Theatre, December 10 2012
by Becky Brewis - December 15, 2012

Privates on Parade is the first in a season of five plays at the Noël Coward Theatre, where the newly-formed Michael Grandage company has set up camp. Getting the season off to a cracking start, Simon Russell Beale plays the witty, warm-hearted drag queen, Acting Captain Terri Dennis, in this classic play by Peter Nichols. (more...)

20) Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Dec. 15Jason Graae, Heather Lee, Beth Malone and More Join CHRISTMAS MY WAY at El Portal Theatre, Now thru 12/31
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2012

Weddington Street Productions in association with Summerwind Productions presents Christmas My Way - A Sinatra Holiday Bash! starring Luca Ellis, Jason Graae, Heather Lee and Beth Malone; directed by David Grapes with musical direction by Vince di Mura. The holiday celebration will be tonight, December 15 – December 31, 2012, with a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31, at the historic El Portal Theatre Mainstage in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. (more...)