Headlines: Reality Trio Heading to Broadway, Lauren Alaina Movie on CMT

Bianca Ryan, Josh Kaufman & Candice Glover Will Go Home for the Holidays on Broadway – A new holiday-themed concert entitled Home for the Holidays has been announced to play Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre. The show will be headlined by Bianca Ryan, winner of America’s Got Talent season 1; Josh Kaufman, winner of The Voice season 6; and Candice Glover, winner American Idol season 12. Previews will begin on November 17 with an opening slated for November 21. Backed by an eight-piece rhythm-and-brass band, Home for the Holidays will feature traditional songs like “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “O Holy Night” as well as favorites like “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).” Kaitlyn Bristowe, star of The Bachelorette season 11, will provide seasonally themed narration while acclaimed actor and singer Danny Aiello offers stories and songs that share a glimpse into Christmas in Manhattan through the decades of his childhood. Home for the Holidays will also feature appearances by YouTube stars Peter Hollens and Evynne Hollens. – Broadway.com

CMT to Debut Lauren Alaina’s Romantic Comedy “Road Less Traveled” on November 10 – CMT today announced that singer/songwriter Lauren Alaina’s new romantic comedy “Road Less Traveled” – titled for Alaina’s hit single of the same name – will make its television debut Friday, November 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT (encores Saturday, November 11 at Noon ET/PT). In her first feature-length film, Alaina stars as Charlotte, a successful songwriter struggling to balance her career and her dream of the perfect wedding. Charlotte returns to her rural hometown of Harmony, Tenn. where she faces her past and reconsiders her future, especially after a chance encounter with her first love, Ray, played by Donny Boaz (“Six,” “NCIS”). Jason Burkey (“The Walking Dead”) stars as Spencer, Charlotte’s fiancé, and Charlene Tilton (“Dallas,” “The Love Boat”) appears as Babs, Charlotte’s eclectic aunt with a passion for wine-making. – Read more at FutonCritic

Now-retired Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher returns to raise Western Conference banner – The championship captain returned. On the night of the Nashville Predators’ home opener, when the team and fans celebrated last season’s historic Western Conference Championship, the man who led the squad returned to the ice. With mixed emotions. Mike Fisher knew it would be hard to come back, to see his former teammates, to feel the chill of the rink, to hear the arena roar with fans who adore him. But he also knew it would be special. – Read more at The Tennessean

How Drew and Jonathan Scott Kept Their Surprise ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Performance a Secret (Exclusive) – “We kept it, like, the biggest secret and Drew is not very good at keeping secrets, so I’m amazed nobody knew,” Jonathan told ET’s Cameron Mathison backstage. “It was really hard because then when we did our rehearsals, he didn’t even come out for the rehearsals,” Drew added. “We rehearsed privately.” Just as shocked as the audience was judge Bruno Tonioli, who even mistook Jonathan for Drew. – See the Video at Entertainment Tonight

Why Maksim Chmerkovskiy Cried Before ‘DWTS’ Return with Vanessa Lachey – Maks told “Extra’s” Tanika Ray, “I’ve never cried before a performance before… I see everything that she has gone through and what so many people go through.” – Via Extra

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