All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Broadway’

Stephanie Mills On Doing “The Wiz” Again After 40 Years

Stephanie Mills absolutely blew everybody’s socks off during NBC’s The Wiz Live! on Thursday. While Stephanie Mills was one of the lesser known cast members to this generation, she made an impression with a voice that hasn’t been touched by age since her original performance 40 years ago as Dorothy. Stephanie Mills held her own against musical superpowers Queen Latifah …

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Keira Knightley Had an Interesting Week on Broadway

Keira Knightley had a pretty odd week on Broadway. The actress is currently starring in the play Thérèse Raquin, but what is being called a “minor injury” held her out on Wednesday night. According to Roundabout Theater Company, which is putting on the production, Knightley suffered a small injury to her wrist. She missed Wednesday night’s show, and the play …

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Keira Knightley Gets Heckled, Proposed To While On Stage In Broadway Debut

Keira Knightley was all set to make her big Broadway debut on Thursday night, playing the title character in the play Therese Raquin. However, things did not go smoothly for Keira Knightley on her big night. Only minutes into the play, a man in the audience began shouting at Keira Knightley from the mezzanine railing, saying, “Keira, none of this …

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Misty Copeland Hopes Her Broadway Debut Will Bring People To See Ballet

Misty Copeland is a ballerina, first and foremost. but has been turning heads on Broadway this week. Copeland made her Broadway debut in the the musical “On the Town” at the Lyric Theatre this past week. The show is heavy on dance numbers, and Copeland fit right in. Misty Copeland played Miss Turnstiles, a part originally done by Megan Fairchild, …

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Misty Copeland On Her “Incredible” Broadway Debut

Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut on Wednesday in the play On The Town at the Lyric Theatre. Afterward, Misty Copeland could only put it into words in this way, “It’s an incredible feeling.” Misty Copeland has been breaking down barriers since she was a young girl. Last year, Misty Copeland became the first and only African-American soloist in the …

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Jennifer Nettles First Film Role In Dolly Parton Movie A Big Career Change?

Jennifer Nettles is already a success. Between her work with Sugarland and her solo music, the singer is already living the life of her dreams. But there is one piece of her dream that has not come true yet. Jennifer Nettles wants to act. Now she is getting that chance, thanks to Dolly Parton. Jennifer Nettles has already had a …

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Katharine McPhee, “Smash” Cast Brought “Bombshell” To Broadway

Katharine McPhee and her former Smash castmates reunited earlier this year for a one-night-only production of Bombshell–the show-within-a-show featured on the drama series–and it was such huge success that Broadway producers are now in talks to develop it into a full-scale stage production. McPhee said last month that she had no clue the reunion show was going to get as …

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Cyndi Lauper Got ‘Kinky’ Inspiration From Her Son

Cyndi Lauper has come a long way since her “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” days. Not that the superstar leaves all that behind her. It is as much a part of who she is now as her “Kinky Boots” awards or her husband and son. In fact, it is the way Lauper weaves together all the disparate parts of her …

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Taye Diggs Is Next To Rock Hedwig’s Wigs In New Broadway Role

Hold on to your wigs and high heels. Taye Diggs is set to play the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After weeks of subtle hints, it’s been formally announced that Taye Diggs will be stepping into Hedwig’s heels after Darren Criss’ finishes his run as everyone’s favorite international song stylist. The man who helped Stella get her …

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Cathy Lind Hayes Mourns Death Of Mother, Mary Healy

Cathy Lind Hayes announced the death of her mother, Mary Healy, on Thursday. Cathy Lind Hayes said Mary Healy died of natural causes on Tuesday at 96, and said that she was with her at a health care facility in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles, when she passed away. Mary Healy was a legend from a bygone era of stage …

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Renee Fleming an Opera Star, But Hitting Broadway for the First Time

Renee Fleming is already a well-known name among opera enthusiasts. But her name is joining Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Maria Callas as household words nowadays. Renee Fleming sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII, showing previous pop diva attempters how it’s done. She also “sang” in the recent Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fleming is a soprano, and will …

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Anna Camp Just Wants To Play Someone “Normal”

Anna Camp has had several roles that fall within the realm of weird; between True Blood and Pitch Perfect, the actress has had to bring out her inner crazy girl several times over the years. Her next project will add another bit of darkness to her resume, and she talked a bit about it in a recent interview with USA …

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Keke Palmer Is Essence’s Cover Girl For January

Keke Palmer made waves recently when she was cast as Cinderella in the Broadway musical. Palmer is now officially the first African-American woman to take on the iconic role in the musical. For Essence magazine’s January issue, they decided to do a feature on Palmer who also appears on the magazine’s cover. Palmer looks absolutely gorgeous on the cover, with …

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Amanda Seyfried Talks Hollywood’s Expectations

Amanda Seyfried is a pretty girl who has been lucky enough to land roles in some successful films. Unlike many actresses, Seyfried has an untraditional look and a curvy body. She has lost weight since her film debut, but said it is not really her choice to worry about her weight. She explained how she missed out on several acting …

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Tony Danza To Hit Broadway In Elvis-Laden Hit

Tony Danza may be best known to many as the star of Who’s The Boss, but he’s also an accomplished stage actor, and he’ll be hitting Broadway again in January with a show that features Elvis impersonators. Danza is set to star in Honeymoon In Vegas, a show based on the 1992 movie that starred Nicholas Cage and Sarah Jessica …

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Dana Brunetti & Kristin Chenoweth End Relationship

Producer Dana Brunetti and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth have decided to end their relationship after being together for less than a year. According to Us Weekly, the distance between the couple and their grueling schedules played a major part in their mutual decision to call it quits. “It was just the distance,” a source told the magazine. “Dana’s career is …

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Emma Stone Makes Triumphant Broadway Debut

On November 11, Emma Stone made her highly anticipated Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret. It was an important moment for the actress, who has been vocal about her desire to perform in a musical, especially one as iconic as Cabaret. In an interview with HitFlix, the star said, “Honestly, I’m having the time of my life. …

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Emma Stone Crushes Broadway Debut In Cabaret

“Life is a cabaret, old chum” All eyes were on Emma Stone last night as the Hollywood actress made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. How’d she do? By many accounts, despite some understandable first night jitters, Stone gave a winning performance. Stone, who replaced Michelle Williams in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival, has admitted that playing the …

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Bernadette Peters: “Into The Woods” Cast Reunion

Bernadette Peters joined other former cast members of the immensely popular Broadway play Into the Woods on Sunday. The reunion was a highly-anticipated event which brought together many of the original cast, as well as the behind-the-scenes creators of the show. According to Playbill.com, Bernadette Peters, who originally played the witch, and Joanna Gleason, who played the baker’s wife, “looked …

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Temptations And The Four Tops To Appear On Broadway

The Temptations and The Four Tops are headed to Broadway! Starting on December 29, the two Motown groups will perform seven shows at the Palace Theatre that will run through January 4. The show will be presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment. The concerts will feature two of the surviving …

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Hugh Jackman Cuts Himself Onstage, Just Like He Predicted

Someone should explain to Hugh Jackman the concept of jinxing oneself. Jackman is currently involved with Jez Butterworth’s stage production of The River. In that play, he brings his girlfriend to a remote fishing cabin. In one scene, Jackman is scripted to clean, prepare and cook a real trout on stage. He is to do this every night. Talking to …

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Emma Stone Talks Getting A Second Chance On Cabaret

Emma Stone didn’t realize what she was giving up when she passed on a role in the Broadway musical Cabaret. That is why she is incredibly thankful to have a shot at the role again. The 25-year-old actress spoke to the New York Times last week and admitted that she regretted giving up the role. Stone was originally slated to …

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Michael C. Hall: From Dexter To Hedwig On Broadway

Michael C. Hall has left his kill room and knives behind. The former Dexter star returned to Broadway on Thursday as the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. You may remember that Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony Award last year for playing the same titular character. Harris left the musical in August. Book of Mormon star Andrew Rannells …

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Emma Stone ‘Scared S***less’ of Upcoming Broadway Debut

Emma Stone, 25, is apparently “scared s***less” of making her debut on Broadway next month. The Birdman actress will take over the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret from Michelle Williams and says she’s just a wee bit nervous about the undertaking. “I’m scared s**tless!” she admitted. “But I’ve wanted to play that part since I was, strangely, nine years …

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Leighton Meester Talks Married Life & Broadway Debut

Leighton Meester is opening up about married life and her recent Broadway debut. Earlier this year, Leighton married her fiancé Adam Brody in a super-secret ceremony. The couple has always been private and somehow managed to pull off a wedding without any of the media knowing about it. “Leighton and Adam got married in Northern California by the ocean a …

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Pia Zadora in Intensive Care Following Golf Cart Crash

Pia Zadora suffered serious injuries following a golf cart crash near her Las Vegas home. Her son was driving the golf cart at the time of the accident. Zadora’s husband, Mike Jeffries, says his wife suffered a serious head injury as well as a compound ankle fracture. She remains in intensive care in a Las Vegas hospital. Jeffries added that …

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James Earl Jones Is Back On Broadway In “You Can’t Take It With You”

An eminent actor and the one who gave a distinct voice to the character of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones is making a big comeback on Broadway, where he debuted in 1957. Jones is headlining the Broadway revival of the comedic play You Can’t Take It With You, where he plays the eccentric patriarch of an equally quirky family in …

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Emma Stone Will Debut On Broadway In ‘Cabaret’ Revival

Screen star Emma Stone will debut on Broadway’s revival of the classic musical Cabaret as Michelle Williams ends her run. Stone will take over Wiliams role as Sally Bowles, the troubled 19-year-old cabaret performer. The Roundabout Theatre Company officially released the news Wednesday, welcoming Stone into the cast for a limited run. The 25-year-old’s prior work include The Amazing Spiderman …

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Queen Elizabeth II To Be Played By Helen Mirren In Broadway’s “The Audience”

Queen Elizabeth II is coming to Broadway, not to see a show but to be in one. Peter Morgan’s The Audience will run from February 17th through June 28th, 2015 with Helen Mirren taking on the role of the British monarch, according to the Wall Street Journal. The play is described as the imagined conversations the Queen has had with …

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Keke Palmer is Broadway’s First Black Cinderella

When pop-star Brandy stepped into Cinderella’s glass slipper in 1997 for the made-for-TV movie, the world took notice; it was the first time a black woman had been cast for the role of Cinderella in the story’s history. Now, Brandy will have company in the record books as Keke Palmer steps into the glass slippers to become the first black …

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