‘Tis the season to go to the theatre
Broadway theatregoers turned out in record numbers over the Thanksgiving holiday, and other highlights from this week's theatre news.
1. A Record Holiday Week for Broadway by Patrick Healy [ArtsBeat.Blogs.NYTimes.com]
December 2, 2013
"Broadway had its best Thanksgiving week ever at the box office, setting a record of $31.5 million in ticket sales for the 32 musicals and plays running last week, according to data released on Monday by the Broadway League ... "
2.Holiday Plays in LA [TheatreInLA.com]
Los Angeles theatres of all shapes and sizes are spreading holiday cheer with both traditional and irreverent fare. What shows top your must-see list? Tell us in the comments section below!
CTG in the News
3. Casey Affleck, Jane Kaczmarek and More to Guest Star in A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! at CTG by BWW News Desk [BroadwayWorld.com]
November 19, 2013
"Center Theatre Group and The Second City are assembling a collection of special guests to drop in to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a surprise cameo appearance in The Second City's 'A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!'" See the full list on BroadwayWorld.com!
4. 'Peter and the Starcatcher' Is the Play That Never Wants to Grow Upby Kylie Jane Wakefield [LADowntownNews.com]
December 3, 2013
"Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan: Boy doesn’t want to grow up. Has adventures in Neverland with Wendy and her brothers. Tangles with Captain Hook and helps save Tinker Bell. Tries to avoid ... "
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A Theatre Classic on the Small Screen
5. Sneak peek: 'Sound of Music Live!' [USAToday.com]
December 4, 2013
Thanks to NBC, the von Trapp family returns to both stage and screen on December 5. See exclusive photos of the production's dress rehearsal on USAToday.com.
6. 'The Sound of Music': We rank every song by EW Staff [PopWatch.EW.com]
December 4, 2013
"With a few exceptions, there are no bad songs in The Sound of Music. (Which exceptions? We’ll get to that.) But even though this musical contains what might be Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s most consistently hummable score, every number in it isn’t created equal. ..."