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Twitter Watch: Broadway's Next HEDWIG Stops by Lena Hall's Final ShowTwitter: Broadway's Next HEDWIG Stops by Lena Hall's Final Show
Posted: Apr. 5, 2015


Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman Cancels Shows in Turkey - 'Make No Mistake, I'll Be Back!'Twitter: Hugh Jackman Cancels Shows in Turkey - 'Make No Mistake, I'll Be Back!'
Posted: Mar. 18, 2015


Twitter Watch: Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Mike Pence Over 'Hateful Legislation'Twitter: Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Gov Mike Pence Over 'Hateful Legislation'
Posted: Mar. 26, 2015


THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ALADDIN's Steel BurkhardtFRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Bway Stars- ALADDIN's Steel Burkhardt
Posted: Mar. 20, 2015


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Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman- Blackbeard Not Allowed on Peter Pan RideTwitter Watch: Hugh Jackman- Blackbeard Not Allowed on Peter Pan Ride
Posted: Jun. 15, 2014


VIDEO: Watch Funny or Die's Live Action Adaptation of Disney's FROZENVIDEO: Watch Funny or Die's Live Action Adaptation of Disney's FROZEN
Posted: Feb. 20, 2015


Twitter Watch: Bobby Cannavale Live-Tweets the Tonys and It's HilariousTwitter: Bobby Cannavale Live-Tweets the Tonys and It's Hilarious
Posted: Jun. 9, 2014


Anthony Rapp Out of IF/THEN Due to Knee Surgery; Curtis Holbrook to Play 'Lucas' for Several WeeksAnthony Rapp Out of IF/THEN Due to Knee Surgery; Curtis Holbrook to Play 'Lucas' for Several Weeks
Posted: Jul. 9, 2014


Twitter Watch: Michael C. Hall Finds Missing HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Wig?Twitter Watch: Michael C. Hall Finds Missing HEDWIG Wig?
Posted: Nov. 3, 2014


THE LEFTOVERS' Emily Meade Talks About New HBO Series Before Sunday's PremiereTHE LEFTOVERS' Emily Meade Talks About New HBO Series Before Sunday's Premiere
Posted: Jun. 27, 2014


THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-  IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Montego GloverTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Montego Glover
April 17, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Montego Glover, who stars in It Shouda Been You, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Twitter Watch: Josh Gad Takes Selfie with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast!
April 14, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Josh Gad wrote ' that stage veteran and film star Ian McKellen has joined Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as 'Cogsworth'. Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston. Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. As BWW announced previously, Josh Gad will reportedly take on the role of Le Fou, with six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald playing Garderobe. Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, will score the new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London. Disney also recently announced it will be creating live-action versions of MULAN and PINOCCHIO, joining reboots of THE JUNGLE BOOK, PETE'S DRAGON and WINNIE THE POOH. The live-action adaptation of CINDERELLA, starring Lily James, just hit the big screen this winter. McKellen was last seen on the big screen as 'Gandalf' in THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (a role he originated in THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) and will soon appear in MR. HOLMES and THE DRESSER. He is also well known for his role as 'Magneto' in the X-MEN movies. The Olivier-winning, classically trained actor last starred on Broadway in NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT opposite Patrick Stewart. Before that, he appeared in DANCE OF DEATH, IAN MCKELLEN: A KNIGHT OUT AT THE LYCEUM, WILD HONEY, IAN MCKELLEN: ACTING SHAKESPEARE, AMADEUS -- which earned him a Tony Award in 1981 -- and THE PROMISE. McKellen was a member of the Old Vic and has performed at the Chichester Festival, in the West End, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and more. 1991's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was an animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont,Beauty and the Beast is the 30th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Additionally, it is third in the Disney Renaissance period. Starring Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson, Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast (Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle (O'Hara), a young woman who he imprisons in his castle. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury, who occupy supporting roles. The film was a box office success, and has since garnered over $424 million worldwide. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was nominated for several awards, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; it also received five additional Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Score, Best Sound, and three separate nominations for Best Original Song. Ultimately, the film won Best Original Score, while Best Original Song was awarded to its title song. In 2002, Beauty and the Beast was deemed 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant' by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In April 1994, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST became Disney's first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical. '
Twitter Watch: Rick Miramontez Calls FINDING NEVERLAND 'True Magic'Twitter Watch: Rick Miramontez Calls FINDING NEVERLAND 'True Magic'
April 10, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Rick Miramontez wrote 'TRUE MAGIC is making a show work. They did it. Congrats to the artists @NeverlandBway. #smash'
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- LIVING ON LOVE's Joe DiPietroTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- LIVING ON LOVE's Joe DiPietro
April 10, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Joe DiPietro, whose Living on Love is currently in previews at the Longacre Theatre.
Twitter Watch: IN THE HEIGHTS Gang Reunites at HAMILTON!
April 8, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Lin Manuel Miranda wrote ' Just me & the G.W. (hee) Asking gee Nina, what'll you be?'
Twitter Watch: Broadway's Next HEDWIG Stops by Lena Hall's Final ShowTwitter Watch: Broadway's Next HEDWIG Stops by Lena Hall's Final Show
April 5, 2015

On Twitter Watch, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's official Twitter feed wrote 'Incoming Hedwig @DarrenCriss with outgoing Yitzhak @LenaRockerHall after her triumphant final performance '
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
April 3, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Lisa Howard who most recently starred on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You, currently in previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Understudy Javier Muñoz Will Perform Weekly at HAMILTON
April 2, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote 'From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: AlexanderHamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe,Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.'
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- DISGRACED's Karen PittmanTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- DISGRACED's Karen Pittman
March 27, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Karen Pittman, who most recently starred on Broadway in Disgraced, which recently closed at the Lyceum Theatre.
Twitter Watch: Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Mike Pence Over 'Hateful Legislation'Twitter Watch: Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Mike Pence Over 'Hateful Legislation'
March 26, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Audra McDonald wrote '@GovPenceIN Or MAYBE I donate the money I make in your state while Im there to organizations that will combat your hateful legislation.'
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ALADDIN's Steel BurkhardtTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ALADDIN's Steel Burkhardt
March 20, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Steel Burkhardt, who is starring as 'Kassim' in Aladdin- currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman Cancels Shows in Turkey - 'Make No Mistake, I'll Be Back!'Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman Cancels Shows in Turkey - 'Make No Mistake, I'll Be Back!'
March 18, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Hugh Jackman wrote 'Merhaba. I have a left vocal hemorrhage. At advice of Dr. Kocak Dr Korovin I will cancel my shows in Turkey. Make no mistake, I'll be back!
Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman Rehearses for Performances in Istanbul!
March 17, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Hugh Jackman wrote 'Even though 'Hugh Jackman - An Evening with Hugh Jackman' may be a set performance, it is in effect a concert that also contains improvisations. Hugh Jackman is a Tony-Award-winning actor renown the world over, most notably by his roles in movies such as 'Wolverine', 'X-Men', 'Les Miserables' and 'Real Steel.' The Australian artist puts his talent in song and dance on full display before our very eyes and he is accompanied by dancers and an orchestra of thirty two pieces during the performance. The show features various segments, including tributes to classic movie musicals like 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'Guys and Dolls' as well as odes to the Aborigine culture of Jackman's native Australia and Peter Allen, the Australian composer Jackman earned a Tony Award for playing in The Boy From Oz. Jackman improvises often throughout the show. His charming interactions keep things fresh and funny. An international movie star who got his start in Australian theater, Jackman earned a Tony for his Broadway debut in The Boy From Oz in 2004, the same year he first hosted the Tony ceremony. He returned to Broadway in the 2009 hit 'A Steady Rain' opposite Daniel Craig, followed by the solo concert 'Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway' in 2011. In 2012, he played the role of Jean Valjean in the musical movie 'Les Miserables.' - See more at: http://www.zorlucenterpsm.com/en/hugh-jackman#sthash.FkXLGdkF.dpuf'
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ALADDIN's Brian GonzalesTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ALADDIN's Brian Gonzales
March 13, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Brian Gonzales, who is starring as 'Babkak' in Aladdin- currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Twitter Watch: Darren Criss Preps for Broadway Return in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
March 11, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Darren Criss wrote 'Steppin into it
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- BEAUTIFUL's Paul Anthony StewartTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- BEAUTIFUL's Paul Anthony Stewart
March 6, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Paul Anthony Stewart, who is starring as 'Don Kirshner' in Beautiful- currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
Twitter Watch: Go Inside Jonathan Groff's HAMILTON Coronation!
March 2, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Lin Manuel Miranda wrote : Coronation.
Twitter Watch: Lilla Crawford to Guest Star on ABC's FOREVER? See Her in Costume!
February 27, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Ioan Gruffudd wrote 'Working with the lovely and talented @LILLACRAWFORD today! #IntoTheWoods @ForeverABC Crawford moved from Los Angeles to New York City where she made her Broadway debut in 2011 as Debbie in the closing cast of the musical Billy Elliot. She previously auditioned for the role while she had been on vacation in New York City and was not planning on auditioning. Later, after a nationwide search, she won the title role in James Lapine's 2012 revival of the Tony-winning musical Annie at the age of 11 after having previously been in a community theatre production of the same show, of which she played Bert Healy. She competed against over 5,000 other girls auditioning to play Annie over a span of nine months.[4] After her initial audition in New York she had five or six callbacks, the final one with a dozen girls. While performing in Annie, she filmed the Broadway.com video blog 'Simply Red' for the show, which earned her a broadway.com title of 'most clicked stars of 2013'.[5] She has also played 'The Little Girl' in Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall, alongside Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, and many others. Additionally, Crawford played Little Katie in a workshop production of Home the Musical by Scott Alan in New York City. Crawford has also appeared in a workshop of Melissa Arctic and has performed in 14 shows at Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.[6] Crawford has also held many musical theater workshops for children in NYC that focus on audition techniques and stage presence. She has partnered with her vocal coach Philip Pelkington and the performing company A Class Act to hold these workshops. She also held a workshop at the Marymount School of New York where she mentored the middle school's cast of Into the Woods Junior. Crawford made her feature-film debut playing Little Red Riding Hood in the Disney film adaption of the musical Into the Woods, a role that was originally rumored to have been given to Sophia Grace Brownlee.[7] The film was released on December 25, 2014, at the Ziegfeld Theater where Crawford was dressed in an Oscar De La Renta dress.[8]'
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ALADDIN's Jonathan SchwartzTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ALADDIN's Jonathan Schwartz
February 27, 2015

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Jonathan Schwartz, who is starring as 'Omar' in Aladdin- currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Jeremy HaysTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Jeremy Hays
February 20, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jeremy Hays, who is starring as 'Raoul' in The Phantom of the Opera- currently playing at the Majestic Theatre.


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