Broadway/Theater

Vanessa Hudgens Reflects On Her First Broadway Role

May 21st, 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?

April 3rd, 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?

March 5th, 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?

January 25th, 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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Jennifer Hudson Lands First Broadway Role

January 10th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has signed on for "The Color Purple" -- her first role on Broadway. The singer/actress will play Shug Avery in the production later this year.

Oprah Winfrey personally asked Hudson to join the cast, according to the New York Post. Hudson is "excited" about her new role. She posted on Twitter:

So excited to make my Broadway debut this fall as Shug Avery in the revival of #TheColorPurple! @Oprah @ssandersprods http://t.co/8yXY1EWYwv

— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) January 9, 2015

Hudson's "American Idol" rival Fantasia Barrino won rave reviews for her role as...
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Fans Have Two Additonal Weeks To See Emma Stone Play Sally Bowles

January 5th, 2015 8:27am EST
Emma Stone's 'Cabaret' Run Extended By Two Weeks
Emma Stone's Broadway debut in "Cabaret" has received such good reviews, the actress' stint in the show has been extended two weeks. The Roundabout Theatre Company announced the news on Jan. 5.

Stone joined the cast as Sally Bowles on Nov. 11 and was originally expected to leave the production on Feb. 1. She will now be on board until Feb. 15. Stone took over the role from Michelle Williams.

Stone recently told Vanity Fair, "I don't think I've ever been so truly obsessed with a character or a story. I can't believe it's actually happening."

"Honestly, I'm having the time of my life," Sto...
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Inside Cirque du Soleil And Grupo Vidanta's New Production 'Joya'

December 3rd, 2014 12:05pm EST
Review: Inside Cirque du Soleil And Grupo Vidanta's New Producti
Cirque du Soleil has been astounding audiences around the world for years with their larger than life theatrical productions. Now for the first time, they have established a resident show in Latin America. It's called Joya, and Cirque has partnered with luxury resort brand Grupo Vidanta to create a one-of-a-kind, completely immersive experience in Mexico's Riviera Maya.

We had the opportunity to join Cirque for the world premiere of Joya just before Thanksgiving, and now we can give you the dish - both literally and figuratively - on this combination of entertainment, food, and culture tha...
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Is 'Frozen 2' In The Works?

December 2nd, 2014 2:40pm EST
Is There A 'Frozen 2' In The Works?
"Frozen 2" is definitely happening, so parents get ready for a new song to listen to on constant repeat according to the voice of the beloved character of Elsa, Idina Menzel.

After months of speculation about a sequel to the Disney hit, Menzel confirmed to U.K.'s The Telegraph in an interview that both a sequel and a stage musical are "in the works."

While the singer stated she will reprise the voice of Elsa on screen, she will unlikely be involved in the theatre production.

“Not the stage show, I don’t know what will happen with that. But the movie hopefully. We’ll see. I’m just goin...
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Sting To Join Cast Of His Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship'

November 24th, 2014 8:45am EST
Can Sting Save The Sinking 'The Last Ship'?
Sting will replace lead singer/actor Jimmy Nail in the Broadway show "The Last Ship." The British rocker's production opened on Oct. 26, and low ticket sales have prompted the singer to join the cast.

Sting will perform in eight shows a week from Dec. 9 until Jan. 10.

He told the New York Times: "I've been working on this show for five years and been at every rehearsal, every performance, so it's not like I've flown in from Planet Rock Star to save the day... (I would bare my butt) in Macy's if it will help our show... I didn't assume it would be cake coming to Broadway with an original ...
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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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