Broadway News November 14thNovember 14, 2012
The Rockettes Kick Off the Holiday Season
THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR opened Tuesday (November 13) with its stars, the legendary Rockette dancers and Santa Claus himself. The holiday extravaganza runs through December 30 and includes a full orchestra, a live manger featuring various farm animals (including a camel) and many classic holiday songs. (broadway.com) Read more.
Celebrating THE LION KING’S 15 Years on Broadway With 15 Fun Facts!
Did you know THE LION KING’s 21 productions have played in 98 cities in 16 countries on every continent except Antarctica and the Rhinos in the musical wear Vans sneakers? Find out more fun facts about the show in honor of its 15th year on Broadway. THE LION KING comes to PlayhouseSquare July 9 – August 4, 2013. (broadway.com) Read more.
Behind Anne Hathaway’s Transformation into Fantine
Anne Hathaway stars as Fantine in the upcomming Les Miserables film, but went through a lot to take on the role. After nailing the audition and landing the job, Hathaway began “eating nothing but two squares of ‘dried oatmeal paste’ each day” in order to lose 25 pounds. "Looking back on the whole experience—and I don’t judge it in any way—it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway," Hathaway said. (broadway.com) Read more.