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Elijah Kelley is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He is best known for playing the role of Seaweed in the film Hairspray. He also appeared in films such as 28 Days (2000), Take the Lead (2006), Red Tails (2012), Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), NBC's live-musical event The Wiz Live! (2015), as Ricky Bell in The New Edition Story (2017), and Star (2017).

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TAKE THE LEAD Musical Gets Developmental Workshop

A musicalized version of Take the Lead is in the works, with a developmental workshop underway this month in New York City.
Broadway Shows Based on the Top 1000 Highest-Grossing Films

Of all the films on IMDB's list of the 1000 highest-grossing movies of all time, 31 have been adapted into Broadway musicals. Check out a guide to each those musicals below, along with musicals that are in development or ones that have not yet made their way to Broadway.
Proshot vs Film Adaptation - What's the Difference?

What's the difference between a proshot and a film adaptation? What proshots are coming up? Where can I stream Broadway proshots? What Broadway shows have upcoming film adaptations? Where can I stream Broadway film adaptations? We're answering all of these questions and more!
The HISTORY Channel Announces New Doc TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: LEGACY OF COURAGE

The HISTORY® Channel announces its new one-hour documentary, “Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage,” executive produced and narrated by “Good Morning America” Anchor, Robin Roberts, premiering on Wednesday, February 10 at 8PM ET/PT. 
129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021

BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Sunset Cinema Outside at Taconic High School Featuring NEWSIES, THE WIZ and More

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) in partnership with the City of Pittsfield have announced family friendly films at their newly established Sunset Cinema Outside at Taconic High School on July 10-11 and July 16-18.
130+ Musicals That You Can Stream Now!

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites including Tony-award winners, favorite stars and top performances.
TALES Returns to BET for Season 2 Featuring an Exclusive, Soon-to-Be-Released Song, BROTHERS by Kanye West

BET Networks in conjunction with Irv 'Gotti' Lorenzo announce the season two global premiere of hit original series, TALES. The series will make a global return, with a two-hour premiere. The debut episode, 'Brothers,' brings a new and exciting twist for the series, by serving as the launchpad for an unreleased Kanye West song exclusive to the show's soundtrack. Fans can tune-in to BET and MTV channels globally and on VH1's international channels on Tuesday, July 2. BET and the international channels will air the first look at 9:00 PM E.T., with MTV airing in a later timeslot.
Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: THE WIZ

This week's decluttering is only freeing up a tiny bit of space in my collection, but it represents an enormous place in my heart. The only version of The Wiz I have on CD is the AMAZING/IF YOU DON'T KNOW IT, YOU'RE NOT A REAL BROADWAY FAN original cast album starring Stephanie Mills. I do have the movie soundtrack in my iTunes and the soundtrack of 'The Wiz Live!' is on Apple Music, so let's dive in.
Premiere of BET Miniseries THE NEW EDITION STORY Delivers Over 4 Million Total Viewers

BET's highly anticipated 3-part miniseries, 'THE NEW EDITION STORY', kicked off its first night with record-smashing ratings. The premiere telecast of the special drew 2.5MM viewers P18-49, and 4.2MM total viewers P2+ on BET*.
ABC to Air TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, Today

The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors with an all-star tribute on ABC Television's TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EST).
ABC to Air TAKING THE STAGE: African American Music & Stories That Changed America', Today

The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors with an all-star tribute on ABC Television's TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EST).
ABC to Air TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, 1/12

The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors with an all-star tribute on ABC Television's TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EST).
Photo Flash: When Worlds Collide- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Meets THE WIZ LIVE!

Tracy meets Dorothy? Now that's something I gotta see! The stars of last year's holiday hit THE WIZ LIVE! Shanice Williams (Dorothy) and Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow), stopped by to visit the cast and crew of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!

The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and then the 2016 live television production on NBC. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself.
ABC to Air TAKING THE STAGE: African American Music & Stories That Changed America', 1/12

The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors with an all-star tribute on ABC Television's TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EST).
Bobby Brown & More to Take the Stage During SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016

CENTRIC today announced Bobby Brown, Anderson .Paak, D.R.A.M., MA$E, Blackstreet, Guy, Doug E. Fresh, Yuna, Eric Benet, BJ the Chicago Kid, Ro James, Wreckx-n-Effect, Candice Boyd, MAJOR., Carl Thomas and Total have been added to the star-studded lineup of performances for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016.
WATCH: Faarrow Releases Music Video for New Single 'Chasing Highs'

'Initially, we were called into the studio to write a song for Rihanna,' explains Siham Hashi, one half of the duo Faarrow with her sister, Iman, of their single 'Chasing Highs
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGE

The ABC Television Network celebrates the unveiling of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture with a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.”
BWW Emmy Review Recap: Look Back at Biggest Theatre to TV Transitions of the Year; THE WIZ, GREASE, LADY DAY

As we saw throughout the two nights of the Creative Arts Emmys, theatrical programming and theatre performers have done very well taking home trophies so far this year. So, we wanted to take a look back at three of the biggest theatrical properties to come to television in the past year, as they prepare for the biggest awards to be announced on Sunday. 

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