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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Steve Martin's ‘Bright Star’ Musical Original Cast Recording Announced >>

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s all new musical 'Bright Star' is taking Broadway by storm and pretty soon audiences from all over will be able brighten up their own homes with a little piece of the musical. Ghostlight records recently announced the upcoming release of the Bright Star original cast recording latter this Spring.

Little Shop of Horrors

'Little Shop of Horrors' Uproots for New UK Tour >>

Can you feel the sturm and drang in the air? Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s campy black comedy, 'Little Shop of Horrors,' is about to spread its way across the UK. Tour dates for Sell a Door Theatre Company’s production of the classic show have been announced.

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Full Cast Announced: Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni & Paul Thornley >>

The official cast list for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' has been released. The upcoming play by J.K. Rowling picks up the story of Harry Potter 18 years latter. The main cast was previously announced including Jamie Parker as Harry, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione and Paul Thornley as Ron. Check the report below for a look at the full cast.

The Knockdown Center

Cast List Announced for Carnegie Hall’s ‘West Side Story’ Somewhere Project with Skylar Astin & Morgan Hernandez >>

'West Side Story' is coming to Knockdown Center this March for a special three night concert performance presented by Carnegie Hall. today announced the full cast for its upcoming production of West Side Story. The performance will be directed by Amanda Dehnert. Marin Alsop serves as conductor and music director. The cast includes Skylar Astin ('Spring Awakening') as Tony and Morgan Hernandez as Maria. The show will also feature 14 high school students from New York and New Jersey, as well as a choir of nearly 200 students from all five New York Burroughs.


Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks ‘Hamilton’ Hip-Hop Roots >>

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking new musical, 'Hamilton,' has become on of the biggest things to ever hit Broadway.The show tells the story of Alexander Hamilton with a diverse cast and through hip-hop music. The show has been nominated for a Grammy Award. The cast will also perform live via satellite from their home theater at the Grammy ceremonies. Now Miranda is opening up about the shows use of hip-hop and how it fits perfectly with Hamilton’s story.


‘RENT’ 20th Anniversary Tour Announced: Celebrating 10,512,000 Moments So Dear [BROADWAY FAVORITES] >>

'RENT' is coming back to a stage hopefully somewhere close to you, this fall. That is right, in celebration of 10,512,000 moments so dear, and 20 years of still owed back rent, the beloved Broadway musical is going back on tour. 'RENT' took Puccini's opera La Bohème and centered it in New York City circa the 1990’s amidst the AIDS crisis.

Sydney Lucas

Manhattan Concert Productions’ The Secret Garden 25th Anniversary Full Cast List Released >>

The complete cast list for the upcoming Manhattan Concert Productions limited performance of 'The Secret Garden' at Lincoln Center. The 25th Anniversary special will combine the talents of some of the best stage and screen actors, backed by the New York City Chamber Orchestra. If that was not enough the Tony Awarding winning play will add a 200-voice chorus comprised of groups from all across the United States of America.

Doctor Zhivago

Cast for B'way Musical 'Doctor Zhivago' Announced: Tam Mutu to Play Lead >>

The long-awaited musical "Doctor Zhivago" has finally announced the cast for its up-and-coming broadway debut. Tam Mutu, a newcomer to the U.S. Broadway stage, will play the title role of Yurii Zhivago in this newest adaptation. Mutu, known as a West End of London stage actor, has been in Love Never Dies and the upcoming revival of Donmar Warehouse’s "City of Angels." He also had a recent role as Javert in "Les Miserables." "Doctor Zhivago" is based on the 1957 famous, epic, historical romance novel by Boris Pasternak and focuses on romance and upheaval in Russia during World War I. It tells the story of a political idealist who must choose between his devoted wife and mysterious lover. The famous novel was made into a film in 1965 and the original stage adaptation appeared at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California, in 2006. After its closing, it was reworked and ran at the Lyric Theater in Sydney, Australia, until 2011.


Life in Motion: Misty Copeland New Line Cinema Film Announced, Following Under Armour 'I Will What I Want' Ad >>

Under Armour’s 'I Will What I Want' advert with Misty Copeland could easily be the first teaser for forthcoming movie based on Copeland’s memoir 'Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.'

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