VIDEO: He Can Sing! Idris Elba Reveals He Auditioned for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST



He's one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors, but did you know that Idris Elba also loves musicals? In a recent interview with People's Jess Cagle, the actor revealed not only that he has a history with Guys and Dolls, but that he auditioned to play Gaston in the recent remake of Beauty and the Beast.
 

Video: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' From RAGTIME on THE TODAY SHOWAudra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform RAGTIME on TODAY
March 22, 2023

Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell reunited to perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime ahead of The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of the classic musical. The concert will also feature Peter Friedman, Kelli O'Hara, Lea Michele, and more. Watch the new video performance now! (more...)


Video: SWEENEY TODD Opening Night Brings Out Lin-Manuel Miranda, Len Cariou And More!SWEENEY TODD Opening Night Brings Out Lin-Manuel Miranda, Len Cariou And More!
March 27, 2023

See video from inside opening night below as original Sweeney, Len Cariou, Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Norm Lewis, Lea Salonga turn out to celebrate the Sondheim classic! (more...)


Video: Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford & Company of SWEENEY TODD Celebrate Opening NightJosh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford & Company of SWEENEY TODD Celebrate Opening Night
March 27, 2023

The best of Broadway came out to attend the tale last night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. We're taking you inside opening night of Sweeney Todd in this video! (more...)


Video: Watch Original RAGTIME Cast Reunite for Curtain CallWatch Original RAGTIME Cast Reunite for Curtain Call
March 28, 2023

Just last night, The Entertainment Community Fund presented a one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime at the Minskoff Theatre. Watch as Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Peter Friedman, Kelli O'Hara and more take their bows at the end of the big night! (more...)


Video: Watch Ben Platt & Micaela Diamond Perform 'This Is Not Over Yet' From PARADE on the TODAY SHOWWatch Platt & Diamond Perform From PARADE on TODAY
March 23, 2023

Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to perform 'This Is Not Over Yet' from Parade. Later in the episode, Platt sat down with the hosts of TODAY to discuss returning to Broadway in the revival, his engagement to Noah Galvin, and more. Watch the video of the performances and the interview now! (more...)


Video: SHUCKED Star Andrew Durand Performs 'Somebody Will' on TODAYSHUCKED Star Andrew Durand Performs 'Somebody Will' on TODAY
March 24, 2023

Andrew Durand, who plays Beau in the new Broadway musical Shucked, appeared on the TODAY Show this morning to perform 'Somebody Will' from the new musical comedy. Shucked also features Grey Henson, Ashley D. Kelley, John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Caroline Innerbichler, and Alex Newell. Watch the video of the performance now! (more...)


Video: DANCIN' Cast Performs 'Sing Sing Sing' on GOOD MORNING AMERICADANCIN' Cast Performs 'Sing Sing Sing' on GMA
March 28, 2023

The Broadway cast of DANCIN' performed 'Sing Sing Sing' on Good Morning America, marking their first televised performance. Dancin' is the first revival of Bob Fosse's 1978 revue. Now playing at the Music Box Theatre, DANCIN' delivers the quintessential Broadway experience for Fosse fans and first-timers. Watch the video of the performance now! (more...)


Video: Watch Idina Menzel Perform as Adam Sandler's 'Opera Man' From SATURDAY NIGHT LIVEIdina Menzel Performs as Adam Sandler's 'Opera Man'
March 27, 2023

Idina Menzel opened the 24th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony by performing Adam Sandler's 'Opera Man.' Menzel's performance called out famous audience members who gathered to celebrate Sandler, including Jennifer Aniston, Rob Schneider, David Spade, and more. Watch the performance video now! (more...)


Video: Lea Salonga and David Korins Tour the Newly Transformed Broadway Theatre For HERE LIES LOVELea Salonga and David Korins Tour the Newly Transformed Broadway Theatre For HERE LIES LOVE
March 27, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for Here Lies Love. Check out an all new video, featuring Lea Salonga and David Korins touring the newly transformed Broadway Theatre! (more...)


Video: Watch Eric Adams Proclaim John Kander Day, Unveil 'Kander and Ebb Way' with Lin-Manuel MirandaWatch Mayor Proclaim John Kander Day, Unveil 'Kander & Ebb Way'
March 25, 2023

Watch Mayor Eric Adams give a Mayoral Proclamation to 96-year-old John Kander, Lin-Manuel Miranda unveil the sign renaming 44th Steet “Kander & Ebb Way”, and the Manhattan School of Music perform the iconic Kander & Ebb song “New York, New York' in honor of the first preview of NEW YORK, NEW YORK. (more...)


Video: Go Inside SCHMIGADOON! Season Two With Ariana DeBose, Jane Krakowski & MoreInside SCHMIGADOON! Season Two With DeBose, Krakowski & More
March 22, 2023

The featurette shares new look at the upcoming season, which reimagines the world of '60s and '70s musicals, including Hair, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Chicago, and more. Members of the cast, including Kristin Chenoweth, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Jane Krakowski, Keegan Michael-Key, Cecily Strong, and more tease what to expect in the new video. (more...)


Photos/Video: BAD CINDERELLA Celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber's BirthdayPhotos/BAD CINDERELLA Celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber's Birthday
March 23, 2023

 Although composer Andrew Lloyd Webber wasn’t in the house, and will miss tonight’s opening of his new musical, Bad Cinderella (the first time he’s ever been absent one of his Broadway opening nights), the cast and entire sold-out crowd sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the Tony Award winning Broadway legend and wheeled out a five-foot birthday cake after the bows at the show’s final preview performance last night. (more...)


Video: Thomas Kail on Making a New Musical For TV With UP HERE on HuluThomas Kail on Making a New Musical For TV With UP HERE
March 24, 2023

Tony winner Thomas Kail ('Hamilton') is the director of Hulu's new musical series, Up Here. Watch a video of Kail sitting down with Richard Ridge to discuss creating a new musical for television, working with the all-star cast, the day Lin-Manuel Miranda came to visit the set, and more. (more...)


Photos & Video: See Adrianna Hicks, J. Harrison Ghee & More at The Shubert Foundation's 2023 High School Theatre FestivalPhotos & Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival
March 22, 2023

See photos and video of The Shubert Foundation's 2023 High School Theatre Festival! (more...)


Video: The Company of BAD CINDERELLA Celebrates Opening NightThe Company of BAD CINDERELLA Celebrates Opening Night
March 24, 2023

The best of Broadway was at the Imperial Theatre last night to bring good vibes to opening night of Bad Cinderella! BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate and we are bringing you conversations with the cast and creative team in this video! (more...)