Hottest Articles on BWW 11/27/2012 - 12/4/2012
Below are BroadwayWorld.com's most popular articles from 11/27/2012 - 12/4/2012. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on BroadwayWorld.com!
| 2) Breaking News: Grammy Winner Carrie Underwood to Star in NBC's Live Broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2012
Five-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” based on the original Broadway musical, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. The live telecast of “The Sound of Music” will be a three-hour event on a date to be announced near the holidays in 2013. (more...)
| 4) FLASH SPECIAL: Tchaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER In 3D, In Theaters & In History
by Pat Cerasaro - November 30, 2012
Today we are celebrating the classic holiday-themed ballet that originally premiered one week prior to Christmas Day exactly 120 years ago, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s THE NUTCRACKER. The ideal respite from the holiday rush, Fathom Events will be presenting the all new 3D film presentation of Tchaikovsky’s THE NUTCRACKER on December 3, starring members of the very ballet company of the theater in which the fantastical family-friendly fable first debuted, the Russian Imperial Mariinsky Theatre. (more...)
| 5) Photo Flash: Paul Rudd & More Featured on Vanity Fair's First-Ever Comedy Issue
by TV News Desk - December 04, 2012
Vanity Fair has released images from the cover of their first-ever Comedy Issue, hitting newstands this January. In the special issue, the talented writer, director and producer Judd Apatow has recruited some of the greatest names in comedy to recreate famous figures from television's earliest eras. Check out the images below! (more...)
| 10) STAGE TUBE: A CHRISTMAS STORY Performs on THE VIEW!
by Stage Tube - November 27, 2012
A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays and eight-week limited engagement through December 30. The cast just performed on 'The View' and you can check out the performance below! (more...)
| 15) BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Julie Andrews' THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL at Goodspeed Musicals!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 27, 2012
The Great American Mousical, a smart and funny celebration of life in the theatre, is currently running through December 9, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released show highlights below. (more...)
| 16) SOUND OFF: The GLEE Gang's Gangnam Style
by Pat Cerasaro - November 30, 2012
Over the last two weeks, GLEE has bravely taken on a catalog comprising everything from David Bowie and Simon & Garfunkel to FOOTLOOSE, PROMISES, PROMISES, the Scissor Sisters, Kelly Clarkson and fun., to say nothing of Psy’s current worldwide smash hit “Gangnam Style”, and, in so doing, it is clearly showing no signs of slowing down - actually, its amped up. Mashing up the New Directions of the original glee club with the new crew comprised of GLEE PROJECT winners and new faces, to say nothing of the Season Four additional storyline following the New York City-set travails of Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) with guest stars Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker, both “Dynamic Duets”, written and directed by co-creator Ian Brennan, and “Thanksgiving”, written by Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner, directed by Bradley Buecker, also introduced anomalous themes into the GLEE universe while juggling everything else - namely: super heroes and a holiday tribute, Thanksgiving. While this week’s episode was perhaps more generally amiable and appealing and certainly more successful in its overall execution and worthy place in the upper half of the episode stack four seasons in, last week packed a plosive “Pow!” of a punch insofar as its appreciable visuals and creative utilization of the tried and true tropes of comic book lore, new and old. (more...)
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