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Vanessa Hudgens

'High School Musical' Star Vanessa Hudgens to Headline Broadway-Bound 'Gigi' >>

A newly adapted version of the Lerner and Loewe musical first hits the stage at the Kennedy Center in January 2015.

Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall, TV's 'Dexter,' to Star in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on Broadway >>

Having played the Emcee in a production of 'Cabaret' notable for the outrageous omnisexual twist Alan Cumming had given the role, Hall should be fit for the wig.

Doctor Zhivago

'Doctor Zhivago' Musical Planned for Broadway in 2015 >>

This quasi-operatic adaptation with music by Lucy Simon ('The Secret Garden') was well reviewed in Sydney in 2011.

Leonard Bernstein

New Book 'Bernstein Meets Broadway' Explores How Leonard Bernstein and His Collaborators Pushed Political Agenda During WWII >>

With 'On the Town' Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden and Adolph Green took a big step for civil rights on stage.

Sean Connery and Honor Blackman

From James Bond and 'Bull Durham' to 'Sailor Moon' and the Bible, Everything's Hitting the Musical Stage >>

Who knows what unlikely source for a musical might end up becoming the next 'Spring Awakening'--or even the next 'Cats'?

A Christmas Story - The Musical

Movie Tie-ins Define 2015 Season for Chicagoland's Theatre at the Center >>

From Monty Python to Elvis Presley to Ralphie and his BB gun, the upcoming season is all about the movies.

Jessie Mueller

Jessie Mueller Heading to Chicago to Help Launch New Musical Theater Incubator >>

The Tony-winning star of 'Beautiful – The Carole King Musical' is among the Chicago-bred Broadway talent helping kick off the FWD Theatre Project.

Rodgers and Hammerstein

Casting Announced for Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Allegro' at Classic Stage Company >>

The rarely-revived musical was deemed too moralistic back in 1947.

Sales Drop as Neil Patrick Harris Departs Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' >>

Box office is still strong, though, as Andrew Rannells takes over the role.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone Confirmed as Sally Bowles; 'Cabaret' Extended >>

It will be the 'Amazing Spider-man' star's Broadway debut.

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan's Bio-Musical 'On Your Feet' Set for Fall 2015 Opening at Broadway's Marquis Theatre >>

The musical based on the life Gloria and Emilio Estefan is welcoming audition videos submitted online. Opening night on Broadway is November 5, 2015.

The Cast of 'On the Town'

In a Broadway First, 'On the Town' Producers Seek Investors Online >>

Howard and Janet Kagan are seeking equity investors for their 70th anniversary production of the Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical via a custom-made website.

Tamsin Greig

'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' Musical to Make Chicagoland and West End Premieres >>

The David Yazbek/Jeffrey Lane stage musical based on the Pedro Almodóvar film didn't last long in its Broadway debut, but clearly there's life in it yet.

Finding Neverland, the Musical

'Finding Neverland,' New Musical About 'Peter Pan' Playwright J.M. Barrie, Arriving on Broadway in March >>

Remember that Jennifer Hudson number on the Tony Awards a few months back? This is that show.

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall Conquered All, from Bogie to Broadway >>

The sultry icon of Hollywood glamor got her start on the stage and returned to Broadway later in life to win two Tony Awards.

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