Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Nov. 29

Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, November 29, 2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) VIDEO: Carly Rose Watch: Sonenclar Takes on Adele on X FACTOR
by TV News Desk - November 29, 2012

Carly Rose Sonenclar slowed things down on last night's THE X FACTOR on FOX, taking on Adele's hit single, "Rolling in the Deep." The Top-8 contestants were tasked with performing Number One songs on the episode and the crowd and judges couldn't conjure up a single flaw in Sonenclar's performance. (more...)

2) SCANDALOUS Producers Put Additional Funds in to Cover Show's Losses
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2012

Featuring book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, Scandalous opened at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre earlier this month on November 15. According to the New York Times, show creator Kathie Lee Gifford, and lead producers Dick and Betsy DeVos are working hard to prevent an early closing. (more...)

3) Review Roundup: DEAD ACCOUNTS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - November 29, 2012

DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, stars two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes. Dead Accounts also stars Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton, and two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell. The limited engagement of Dead Accounts opens tonight, November 29, at Broadway's Music Box Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

4) Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Opens in LA!
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2012

In ANYTHING GOES, when the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set a course to true love...proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. (more...)

5) Photo Flash: Dolly Parton Visits NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2012

Last night, eight-time Grammy Award winner and 2009 Tony® Award nominee Dolly Parton, attended a performance of Newsies, the Tony® Award winning new American musical, and visited with the cast backstage afterwards. Parton attended with the show's director, Jeff Calhoun. Calhoun first worked with Parton when he was cast as a dancer in the 1982 film version of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and recently directed both the US and UK tours of her Broadway musical 9 to 5. Check out photos of Parton with the cast below! (more...)

6) X FACTOR RECAP: The Top 6 Revealed - Rankings & More!
by Kelsey Denette - November 29, 2012

On tonight's episode of The X Factor, two more contestants are headed home and the top 6 is revealed! (more...)

7) VIDEO: Damian Lewis Chats Patinkin, Sondheim on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE
by TV News Desk - November 29, 2012

Damian Lewis appeared on last night's Jimmy Kimmel LIVE on ABC and chatted about his Broadway experiences in Hamlet as well as his starring role in the award-winning Showtime drama 'Homeland' opposite Tony-Award winner Mandy Patinkin. The actor recalled a day on the set in which Patinkin caught him humming a tune from the Sondheim classic 'Into The Woods', and soon found himself singing a duet with the Broadway vet! Check out the interview below! (more...)

8) KING KONG Musical Eyeing Broadway for 2014? Foxwoods Theater First Choice?
by BWW - November 29, 2012

According to Patrick Healy in the New York Times, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch "as early as 2014". He reports that (more...)

9) FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of PICNIC- Maggie Grace, Elizabeth Marvel, Sebastian Stan and More!
by Walter McBride - November 29, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company will present of Picnic, starring Reed Birney as "Howard Bevans", Maggie Grace as "Madge Owens", Elizabeth Marvel as "Rosemary Sydney", Sebastian Stan as "Hal Carter", Mare Winningham as "Flo Owens" and Ellen Burstyn as "Helen Potts". This production will be directed by Sam Gold. The cast will also feature Madeleine Martin (Millie Owens), Ben Rappaport (Alan Seymour), Cassie Beck (Christine Schoenwalde), Maddie Corman (Irma Kronkite), Chris Perfetti (Bomber). Picnic will begin previews on December 14, 2012 and open officially on January 13, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42 nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through February 24, 2013. The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out a photo preview below. Be sure to check back later for complete photo coverage! (more...)

10) Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party!
by Walter McBride - November 29, 2012

Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen), My Name is Asher Lev, a new play by Aaron Posner, opened last night at The Westside Theatre. The play's New York premiere follows an acclaimed engagement at the Long Wharf Theatre earlier this year. BroadwayWorld brings you complete opening night coverage - check out the pafter party below! (more...)

11) Photo Coverage: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Celebrates Opening Night - Red Carpet Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - November 29, 2012

Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen), My Name is Asher Lev, a new play by Aaron Posner, opened last night at The Westside Theatre. The play's New York premiere follows an acclaimed engagement at the Long Wharf Theatre earlier this year. Check out the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

12) BWW TV: Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Grace Mare Winningham, and Cast of PICNIC Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 29, 2012

The cast met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they hed to say below! (more...)

13) STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/29- COMPANY
by Stage Tube - November 29, 2012

Today in 2006, Company opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 246 performances. Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a then-unheard-of and subsequent record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. The plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday. (more...)

14) Megan Hilty, Demi Lovato Among Line-Up for TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON
by TV News Desk - November 29, 2012

Legendary performer Diana Ross, Smash star Megan Hilty, chart-topping recording star Demi Lovato, The Voice favorite Chris Mann and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery are set to ring in the holiday season as they come together in the nation's capital for TNT's annual CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON special. In addition, the concert will close with a special performance by "Gangnam Style" sensation PSY. (more...)

15) THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Cast Recording Gets 1/29 Release
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2012

DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) critically acclaimed Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award® winning musical comedy THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. (more...)

16) Photo Coverage: Walter McBride and the Cast of NEWSIES Receive AEA Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - November 29, 2012

Earlier this week, NEWSIES, Disney's popular new musical about a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenage "newsies", receiveed Actors' Equity Association's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. The honor is the only industry accolade of its kind and honors the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

17) Joss Whedon's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Hit Select Theaters, June 7
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2012

According to, Joss Whedon's film MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will get a limited June 7th release via Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate, followed by a wider release on June 21, 2013. The movie premiered this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. (more...)

18) Review Roundup: KISS ME, KATE at the Old Vic - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - November 29, 2012

Trevor Nunn directs the Old Vic production of KISS ME, KATE, with Music and lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, which performed in London 20 November. Choreography is provided by Stephen Mear for a cast that includes Alex Bourne, David Burt, Adam Garcia, Clive Rowe and Hannah Waddingham. (more...)

19) BWW TV: Meet the Cast of MTC's The Other Place- Laurie Metcalf, Daniel Stern, Zoe Perry, and More!
by Randy Rainbow - November 29, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of The Other Place, the new play by Sharr White, directed by Joe Mantello and starring Laurie Metcalf, Daniel Stern, Zoe Perry, and John Schiappa, will start previews on Tuesday, December 11 and will open Thursday, January 10 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the whole gang below! (more...)

20) BWW Blog: SCANDALOUS' Elizabeth Ward Land - Broadway's Many Steps
by Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Ward Land - November 29, 2012

My last blog for! What an interesting experience this has been for me to write about opening SCANDALOUS this past month. I usually try to stay slightly anonymous, and have never really written anything publicly, but I have enjoyed this challenge. I thank Christina Mancuso for inviting me to do so, and of for her leniency with my shaky deadlines! (more...)

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