Zac Efron News

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Hugh Jackaman to Star in THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIANHugh Jackaman to Star in THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN
by Movies News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Hugh Jackman has signed on for the big screen adaptation of THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN from 20th Century Fox. (more...)

Kevin Hart, CAPTAIN AMERICA Top PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2017 Nominees; Full List!Kevin Hart, CAPTAIN AMERICA Top PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2017 Nominees; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The nominees for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 were announced this morning at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics Partners with Kanopy to Deliver Stand-Up Titles to Campus Libraries Across the CountryComedy Dynamics Partners with Kanopy to Deliver Stand-Up Titles to Campus Libraries Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Comedy Dynamics announced today that a selection of titles from their comedy catalog is now available for college students and professors to stream for free using Kanopy. (more...)

Photo: Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron See What's Inside at WAITRESSPhoto: Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron See What's Inside at WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Seems like Zac Efron's itching to get back to his musical roots! After visiting Holiday Inn to see High School Musical buddy Corbin Bleu tap the night away a few weeks ago, Efron visited the pie shop at Waitress with Broadway star Hugh Jackman. Check out the post from Jackman's Instagram! (more...)

Musical Based on Romantic Comedy 13 GOING ON 30 Heading to Broadway!Musical Based on Romantic Comedy 13 GOING ON 30 Heading to Broadway!
by Movies News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Revolution Studios will join forces with veteran producers Andy Fickman, Dean Stolber and Todd Garner to produce a Broadway musical version of hit 2004 romantic comedy, 13 GOING ON 30. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics Teams with In Demand to Offer New Titles to Comcast CustomersComedy Dynamics Teams with In Demand to Offer New Titles to Comcast Customers
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Comedy Dynamics is pleased to partner with iN DEMAND to distribute classic stand-up comedy titles to Comcast customers, with additional specials added monthly. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/13/2016 - HEISENBERG Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 10/13/2016 - HEISENBERG Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 13, 2016

Today's big news: HEISENBERG, starring Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

17 AGAIN Musical Based on Zac Efron Film Gets Fall Lab in NYC17 AGAIN Musical Based on Zac Efron Film Gets Fall Lab in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

According to an Equity casting notice, the new musical 17 AGAIN, based on the 2009 film starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry, will be holding a developmental lab from November 4 - 17 at NYC's Pearl Studios. (more...)

Comedian Adam Devine Set To Embark On 'Weird Life Tour 2017'Comedian Adam Devine Set To Embark On 'Weird Life Tour 2017'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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Wildcats Reunited! Zac Efron & Lucas Grabeel Visit Corbin Bleu at HOLIDAY INNWildcats Reunited! Zac Efron & Lucas Grabeel Visit Corbin Bleu at HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

There was a high school reunion of sorts earlier this week at Studio 54, when Zac Efron and Lucas Grabeel stopped by HOLIDAY INN to support their High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu. Check out the photo  below! (more...)

Astronauts Wanted Re-Ups Late Night Series TAWK for 4th & 5th SeasonsAstronauts Wanted Re-Ups Late Night Series TAWK for 4th & 5th Seasons
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Next-gen content creators Astronauts Wanted (a joint venture between Judy McGrath, former Chairperson/CEO of MTV Networks, and Sony Music Entertainment) announced today that the stylishly awkward late-night series TAWK with Awkwafina (AKA Nora Lum) will return for two new seasons starting early 2017 on go90. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics to Release Latest Stand Up Album From Anjelah JohnsonComedy Dynamics to Release Latest Stand Up Album From Anjelah Johnson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

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Comedy Dynamics Licenses Ken Weinstock Library, Will Release FirstTitles 9/27Comedy Dynamics Licenses Ken Weinstock Library, Will Release FirstTitles 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Comedy Dynamics has licensed one of the most respected and treasured collections in stand-up comedy history, the Ken Weinstock Library. It contains a wide array of stand-up from some of the biggest names in television and film, including Dave Chappelle, Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Tim Allen, and Chris Rock. Comedy Dynamics will begin by releasing Full Frontal Comedy, available on all of its platforms on 9/27. The audio version will be available exclusively on SiriusXM Radio. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson & More Read Celebrity Mean Tweets on KIMMELVIDEO: Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson & More Read Celebrity Mean Tweets on KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Last night, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE was back with its 10th edition of celebrities reading “Mean Tweets ” featuring Hugh Grant, Kate Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Melissa McCarthy and more! (more...)

The 30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented By Equinox Raised More Than $1,226,000 For Children's Hospital Los AngelesThe 30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented By Equinox Raised More Than $1,226,000 For Children's Hospital Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Thousands of world-class athletes swam, biked and ran along the Pacific coast in the 30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, raising more than $1,226,000 for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program. More than 5,000 participants competed in this year's triathlon, supported by a crowd of generous philanthropists, celebrities and spectators. (more...)

Rebecca Ferguson to Play Opera Star in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH BiopicRebecca Ferguson to Play Opera Star in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Rebecca Ferguson is the latest to sign on for FOX's upcoming musical biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH, starring Hugh Jackman. (more...)

VIDEO: Hoda Kotb Reveals She Introduced Simone Biles to Zac Efron at OlympicsVIDEO: Hoda Kotb Reveals She Introduced Simone Biles to Zac Efron at Olympics
by - Sep 1, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Hoda Kotb talked to Seth about covering the Rio Olympics and facilitating the meeting between Zac Efron and Simone Biles. (more...)

Madame Tussauds DC Announces Wax Figure Of Olympian Michael PhelpsMadame Tussauds DC Announces Wax Figure Of Olympian Michael Phelps
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Madame Tussauds Washington, DC welcomed the figure of Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps coinciding with the highly-anticipated 2016 Summer Olympics. As Phelps looks to win gold in Rio de Janeiro, visitors to the DC attraction can interact with the famous gold medalist and cheer on Team U.S.A alongside his figure. Phelps' figure, initially launched by Madame Tussauds San Francisco in 2014, will remain in the nation's capital throughout the 2016 Summer Olympics, honoring his athleticism and admirable career representing his beloved home country. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON Tony-Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Joins SLEEP NO MORE for One-Night-OnlyPhoto Flash: HAMILTON Tony-Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Joins SLEEP NO MORE for One-Night-Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

Hamilton Tony-winner Leslie Odom Jr. joined the cast of the hit immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More in the role of 'The Doctor' for a surprise, one-night-only appearance on Thursday, August 4 in New York City.  Masked audience members had the opportunity to follow Leslie's journey through The McKittrick Hotel and among its 100 rooms, where this mash-up of Macbeth and the film noirs of the 1930s unfolds nightly.  In the past, one-night-only guest stars of Sleep No More have also included Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Sara Bareilles, Aaron Paul, Dita von Teese, Evan Rachel Wood, and the gents from Flight of the Concords, among many others. (more...)

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