‘Phantom of the Opera; film actor Gerard Butler was really close to being on next year’s In Memoriam at the Oscar ceremonies. Butler recently revealed that he was nearly shot and killed by a blank bullet on the set of this ‘Olympus has Fallen’ sequel, ‘London Has Fallen.’
Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t the only member of the 'Hamilton' getting his shot at super stardom. The show is bound to create an ensemble of superstars similar to the way the cast of ;RENT' went on to become theater icons. Hamilton understudy Jon Rua is quickly become a name himself and is bound to become a breakout talent. Rua recently appeared in Jackson Harris’ music video for his song “Dance with the Devil.” Check out the report below for a look at some of Rua’s other work.
At the age of 26, John Owen-Jones was the youngest actor to professionally play the role of, 'Les Miserables'lead, Jean Valjean in London. Now, Owen-Jones is returning to the role in the current Broadway production. Owen-Jones will be taking over the role from Alfie Boe. Recently, John Owen-Jones opened up about his long history with the iconic character.
Earlier this week it was announced that the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's two person play, 'Hughie,' was going to be ending its run early. The show marked the Broadway debut for Forest Whitaker. Now, we are looking back on Whitaker opening night comments about the ill-fated show.
She has been to the Emerald City, a castle made of ice and a run down apartment in New York City's East Village. Now, Idina Menzel is heading to the White House to help the First Family celebrate easter. The Bradway Superstar is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at 2016 Easter Egg Roll “Let’s Celebrate,” event on Monday March 28.
Broadway’s 'Finding Neverland' is in the middle of a few cast shake ups at the moment. J.M. Barrie actor Tony Yazbeck is out the door and 'Les Miserables' lead Alfie Boe is getting read to take his place. Captain Hook actor Kelsey Grammer is also getting ready to leave the show once again but not as soon as he planned. Grammer has extended his return Check the report below for all the latest news and updates.
Carol Channing recently turned 95-years-old and she is still going “still glowin'...you're still crowin'...you're still goin' strong.” The 'Hello Dolly' actress’ storied career will celebrated tonight at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA in a special concert featuring some of Broadway’s best. The special sold out concert welcomes special guest like Kristin Chenoweth ('Wicked,' You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown') Tom Wopat ('Annie Get Your Gun,' 'A Christmas Story'), Alan Cumming ('Cabaret') and many, many more.
If you are a parent who finally thought your child was ready let, “Let it Go,” go, think again. Disney is building on the hype of the hit film with an all new sequel film, a Broadway show and now a theme park theater experience. 'Frozen' - Live at the Hyperion is getting ready to debut this May in California. So go ahead and save up those caps and enjoy the silence while you can, but Winter is coming this Summer.
'Wicked' is getting into the musical lottery game. Like 'Hamilton' and 'American Psycho the Musical' will be offering fans a deep discount opportunity in the form of a digital lotto. Check the report below to see all the details you need to know.
The premiere date for NBC’s Live adaptation of 'Hairspray' was announced for December 7. However, there is even bigger news for all you hair-heads out there. (That is what Hairspray super fans are called, right?) 'Hairspray' vet Harvey Fierstein has been drafted to write the adaptation of the live musical event. Fierstein won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for originating the role of Edna Turnblad on Broadway. Check out the report below to see what NBC’s Robert Greenblatt had to say about Fierstein’s new role.
Sony Masterworks will be producing a live recording of 'Kinky Boots' from the London's Adelphi Theatre. Kinky Boots originated in Chicago in 2012 and landed on on Broadway in 2013 winning six Tony Awards. The orginal cast started Stark Sands as Charlie Price and Billy Porter as Lola/ Simon. Famed rocker Cyndi Lauper wrote the music for the show with actor/writer Harvey Fierstein ('Hairspray') provided the book. The current West End production stars Killian Donnelly as Charlie and Matt Henry as Lola.
It looks like Forest Whitaker’s Broadway debut is not going to be a long one. Originally scheduled to run till June 12, the revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie' will close later this month after only 55 performances which preview performances. The early closure is reportedly due to lack of advanced ticket sales, despite positive reviews.
Jennifer Damiano is know to theater geeks all around for her roles in 'Spring Awakening,' 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' and 'Next to Normal.' Now, Damiano is getting ready to officially add another role to impressive resume. Damiano is playing Jean, Patrick Bateman's (Ben Walker) secretary. The role was played by Chloë Sevigny in 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel.
We officially have a performance date for NBC’s next musical event, 'Hairspray Live.' Recently, NBC boss Robert Greenblatt announced that the holiday special will air on Dec 7 starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. Greenblatt also announced a dream team of creative talent involved in the production. Check the report below for all the details.
J.K. Rowling may have broken a few hearts when she broke the news on Twitter this week that 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will not be made into a movie. However, the upcoming London stage play will be made into a book. The new was recently revealed that the script will be printed as a book. We have also recently gotten a look at the cast list as well as the first cast photo. Check the report below for a run down of all the latest information.