Broadway/Theater

Is Rumer Willis On The Verge Of A Major Meltdown?

8/22/2015 1:20pm EDT
Rumer Willis
Rumer Willis has won Dancing With The Stars, and she is officially moving on to Broadway -- but is she ready to take this next step in her career? According to the National Enquirer, Rumer is getting really nervous about making her debut in Chicago, which will be playing at the Ambassador Theatre this fall. Rumer is slated to play the role of Roxie from September 14 through November 1, but sources say that she is having a hard time with the process, and that she is on the brink of a major meltdown.

“Rumer’s been a disaster in rehearsals. Sure, she knows how to dance. But taking on the star...
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Broadway Pays Tribute To Late Star Roger Rees

7/14/2015 9:29am EDT
Broadway To Dim Lights In Honor Of Roger Rees
Broadway is honoring legendary Tony Award-winning actor and Tony Award-nominated director Roger Rees by dimming its lights on Wednesday.

Rees, 71, died on July 10. He made his Broadway debut in 1974 and has performed in 10 Broadway productions. Rees had been working up until his death, starring alongside Chita Rivera in Kander & Ebb's "The Visit."

In May, the show's producers revealed Rees would be leaving the show to get treatment for an undisclosed medical condition.

Officials at the Broadway League have decided to honor the actor in the traditional way.

President Charlotte St. Martin...
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'Clueless: The Musical?' As If!

6/26/2015 9:49am EDT
'Clueless' Musical: Director Amy Heckerling Confirms 'Clueless'
Clueless: The Musical is totally happening! According to ET, Clueless director Amy Heckerling has confirmed (after years of speculation) that the '90s valley girl classic is being remade into a Broadway musical.

“I’ve written the, what they call the book and it’s a jukebox musical,” Heckerling announced (oh, and for the record, a "jukebox musical" is a musical where the music is previously written pop songs and not original compositions- think Moulin Rouge! or Jersey Boys). Makes sense- Clueless would make a perfect jukebox musical. "Rollin' With My Homies," anyone?

Heckerling also reveal...
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New Harry Potter Project To Open In London In 2016

6/26/2015 8:27am EDT
Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling is working on a new stage show based on the "Harry Potter" franchise. The noted British author announced on Twitter on Friday that she will be collaborating with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to make "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which will debut in London in 2016.

I'm also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the #CursedChild will be opening in London next year.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015

She wrote, "I'm also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will ...
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Criss Angel Previews His Groundbreaking Ensemble Show 'The Supernaturalists'

6/23/2015 12:02pm EDT
The Supernaturalists
Criss Angel is once again revolutionizing magic, this time in a brand new location. Angel is the creator, director and executive producer of The Supernaturalists, a new production that brings nine exemplary magicians to the stage of Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. Ahead of the show's four-week run, we spoke to him about its origins and the expectations for this latest venture.

"I originally started playing around with this concept because of requests I got back as early as 2005," said the Magician of the Century, who's been evolving the idea ever since. "What I wanted to do is ultim...
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Tony Awards Full List Of Winners

6/8/2015 12:22pm EDT
'Fun Home' Sweeps Tony Awards -- Get The Full List Of Winners
The win for Best Musical at the Tony Awards by “Fun Home” was groundbreaking for the LGBT community.

"Fun Home" is the first mainstream Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.

Based on the graphic memoir by cartoonist Alison Bechdel about her relationship with her closeted father, "Fun Home" also took home three other Tony Awards for Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Actor in a Musical for Michael Cerveris.

In accepting the award, Cerveris said he hoped the Supreme Court ruled on the side of equality later this month.

Here is a list of the night's big winners as reported...
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Vanessa Hudgens Reflects On Her First Broadway Role

5/21/2015 8:52am EDT
Vanessa Hudgens Says Broadway 'Makes You Feel A Little Crazy At
Vanessa Hudgens attended the Broadway.com Audience Awards in New York City on Tuesday with stars including Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Matthew Morrison, Helen Mirren, Kristin Chenoweth and Darren Cris.

Hudgens, 26, recently made her Broadway debut with "Gigi" and won "Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female)" for the role. The play is a more modern musical of the French story in which Gigi blossoms from a naive school girl into a beautiful woman.

The former "High School Musical" star told People magazine, "I've never worked this hard before in my life. But it's so much fun. Whenever I h...
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'Groundhog Day' The Musical?

4/3/2015 9:51am EDT
'Groundhog Day' Musical Coming To Broadway
"Groundhog Day" is coming to Broadway.

The iconic Bill Murray comedy about an arrogant weather forecaster forced to live the same day over and over is slated to arrive on Broadway in 2017.The creators of "Matilda the Musical" — director Matthew Warchus, composer Tim Minchin and choreographer Peter Darling will adapt the laugh-out-loud film for the stage.

The story will be based on the 1993 movie that starred Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliot. The book will be by Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the screenplay with the late Harold Ramis.

On his blog Minchin said the musical is "goin...
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Bruce Willis Is Doing What?

3/5/2015 12:45pm EST
Bruce Willis Debuts On Broadway In Stephen King Play 'Misery'
Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in the fall of 2015 in an adaptation of Stephen King's tale of torture, "Misery."

Warner Bros. released a statement that revealed the "Die Hard" star will star opposite Elizabeth Marvel in the story of a murderous fan united with her beloved romance novelist.

William Goldman has adapted the book. Goldman previously adapted the book for the big screen back in 1990, in the hit film "Misery," starring James Caan and Kathy Bates. Bates won an Academy Award for her chilling performance.

"Misery' takes place in a lonely, snow-encased town. While drivin...
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'Mrs. Doubtfire' Musical In The Works?

1/25/2015 1:00pm EST
'Mrs. Doubtfire' Musical In The Works
A "Mrs Doubtfire" musical is in the works.

Composer Alan Menken revealed to Entertainment Weekly Radio that a musical based on the classic 1993 Robin Williams movie is in the early stages of development.

Menken said: "It's in its early stages, and that's probably all I can say, we're really enjoying working on it."

Harvey Fierstein, who starred in the original film as Williams' character's make-up artist brother, will reportedly pen the script for the musical.

In 2014, a sequel to the hit family film was in the works, with the late Robin Williams the only original cast member on board. ...
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