Broadway/Theater

Emma's Broadway Debut Gets Rave Reviews

November 19th, 2014 12:30pm EST
Emma Stone
Emma Stone had a triumphant debut on Broadway last week, when she took over the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret from Michelle Williams.

The actress, 26, was reportedly visibly jittery, but she overcame her nerves and received a standing ovation for her performance along with a bouquet of flowers from co-star Alan Cumming, who continued on as the show's Emcee, for which he's already received a Tony Award.

"Stone gives a bravura performance of the title song, at once defiant, pathetic and heroic," wrote The Guardian; while Britain's Mail Online called her performance a "triumph."

"I don't ...
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'Duck Dynasty' Being Adapted Into A Las Vegas Musical

November 13th, 2014 3:22pm EST
Duck Dynasty
A stage musical centered on Duck Dynasty's Robinson family is currently in the works and planned for a 2015 debut in Las Vegas.

The show is being developed by Dodgers, the production company behind Broadway smash "Jersey Boys," and the company is currently in talks with the Rio Hotel and Casino to produce the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show will be based on the book "The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty" by Willie Robertson and his wife Korie.

All of the songs for the musical have been written and producers are looking to premiere th...
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Terry Fator Talks Sustaining Five Years As A Las Vegas Success

November 12th, 2014 12:15pm EST
Terry Fator Talks Sustaining Five Years As A Las Vegas Success
In May, Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator gave us a preview of his DVD, Terry Fator: Live in Concert. Last week, we had the opportunity to visit him backstage before his live show at The Mirage Hotel & Casino to discuss exactly what goes into Terry and his cast of puppet "friends" entertaining thousands of fans every night.

You might remember Terry as the winner of season two of America's Got Talent, but that's a distant memory now. Unlike many performers, he has been able to establish a successful identity completely separate from reality television. What does he think allowed him to do wha...
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Allison Williams And Christopher Walken Prepare For Battle In The First Look Trailer For NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

October 30th, 2014 9:18pm EDT
Allison Williams in Peter Pan Live
Following the release of a few stills from NBC's upcoming production of Peter Pan Live! last month, the first live footage of Allison Williams in the title role and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook premiered online on Thursday, showing the two stars in full costume on the set of the production, where stage hands and production assistants can be seen rushing around behind the scenes to get ready for the big show, which airs in just over a Month.

No dialog is spoken in the clip, which features the sounds from the set mixed with those of an orchestra tuning up before the two stars feign bat...
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Criss Angel Expands His Live Brand With 'Mindfreak Live' And 'The Supernaturalists'

October 30th, 2014 4:09pm EDT
Criss Angel Expands His Live Brand With 'Mindfreak Live' And 'Th
Criss Angel has been captivating audiences at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for six years - and now the Magician of the Century is expanding his live show brand with a pair of new projects announced for Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Criss Angel Mindfreak LIVE! will visit the Fox Theater at Foxwoods for a limited run from November 12-15. This live show will give East Coast audiences the chance to see Angel's stunning magic in person. Tickets range from $65-$125 and are on sale now through the venue's website (foxwoods.com/crissangel.aspx).

Here's a video teaser for Mindfreak...
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Sting's Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship' Opens To Mixed Reviews

October 27th, 2014 10:52am EDT
Sting's Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship' Opens To Mixed Reviews
Sting's new Broadway musical "The Last Ship" opened at the Neil Simon Theater in New York City on Sunday night, and critics weren't too impressed with the production.

The show centers on the singer's upbringing around the shipyards of north east England. It stars Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and Jimmy Nail.

David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "This melancholy musical is without doubt a heartfelt, intensely personal project. It's performed with vigorous commitment by an accomplished cast," however, he adds: "Sadly, it's also a bit of a yawn."

He calls the plot "plodding" and sa...
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Emma Stone Sizzles In Sexy Lingerie To Promote Her Performance In 'Cabaret' On Broadway

October 17th, 2014 7:40pm EDT
Emma Stone in Cabaret
We've always known actress Emma Stone to be sexy, but she just might redefine the term in a new promo photo for a Broadway production of "Cabaret."

The actress is set to take the role of leading lady Sally Bowles, a performer at the Kit Kat Club, next month, when she takes over the role from actress Michelle Williams. Stone will remain with the show, which is playing at the infamous Studio 54, until February 1, 2015.

"Cabaret" takes place in Berlin during the 1930s durign the rise of the Nazi party. The show debuted on the Great White Way in 1966.

Emma discussed her upcoming role on "The...
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'The Lion King' Musical Sets Worldwide Box Office Record

September 23rd, 2014 8:23am EDT
'The Lion King' Musical Sets Worldwide Box Office Record
"The Lion King" theater production is officially the highest grossing entertainment production of any media in the world.

The theater production, based on the 1994 Disney animated film, features music by Elton John and Tim Rice. It opened in 1997 and in 2013 became the first Broadway show to earn $1 billion in profits. Worldwide, the musical has earned $6.2 billion in box office sales.

Seventy-five million people have seen touring and international versions of the show in 22 global productions, according to Disney.

"The Lion King" musical, directed by Julie Taymor, surpasses Andrew Ll...
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Vanessa Hudgens To Make Broadway Debut As Title Character In 'Gigi'

September 11th, 2014 4:14pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens is set to make her Broadway debut in 2015 when she takes the stage in a revival of Lerner & Loewe's musical "Gigi."

Set in Paris at the turn of the 20th century, "Gigi" focuses on a teenage girl being trained as a courtesan to a wealthy playboy named Gaston, who falls in love with her and ultimately marries her.

The production will debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on January 16, 2015 and run until February 12, after which it will move to Broadway.

"I think, as an actor, the ultimate dream is to be on Broadway," the 25-year-old "High School Musical" star tol...
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Michael C. Hall To Play Transgender Rocker In Broadway's 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'

September 9th, 2014 8:21am EDT
Michael C Hall
"Dexter" and "Six Feet Under" star Michael C. Hall is joining the cast of Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The actor will play the titular East German transgender rocker.

Hall will join the production on Oct. 16 and play the character through Jan. 4. He will be taking over for current topliner Andrew Rannells, according to Variety.

Neil Patrick Harris famously won a Tony for the role, and producers hope Hall's TV reputation will draw an audience during the profitable holiday season.

Hall has quite a bit of theater experience. He starred in last season's "The Realistic Joneses" as...
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