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‘SpongeBob’ Musical Opening in Chicago Before Heading to Broadway >>

“Are you ready kids?” 'SpongeBob the Musical' is coming to Chicago. The upcoming all-new Jukebox musical, with original music by The Flaming Lips, They Might Be Giants, John Legend and Lady Antebellum and many more, will open for a limited run this summer before heading to Broadwa

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

‘30 Rock’ Jane Krakowski Returns to Broadway in ‘She Loves Me:’ Trailer Released for ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 2 >>

'30 Rock' fans rejoice. We are about to get a whole lot more Jane Krakowski. Not only is Krakowski currently starring in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me, which is currently in previews, but the trailer for the second season of her Netflix original series 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' has recently been released ahead of the April 15 release date. Check out the report below for a look at the new trailer as well as some details on 'She Loves Me.'

Addams Family

‘Addams Family’ Uncle Fester Kevin Chamberlin Talks Broadway Best Moments Before ‘Disaster!’ Opens >>

Kevin Chamberlin, known for his roles as Uncle Fester in 'The Addams Family Musical' and Horton the Elephant in Seussical, is back on Broadway in Seth Rudetsky’s Disaster! Now, Chamberlin is discussing some of his favorite Broadway musical moments including “Supper Time” Roger Bart and Victoria Clark’s 'Light in the Piazza.'

Joel Grey

Joel Grey Opens About Why He Stayed in the Closet Till He Was 82 >>

Last year acclaimed Broadway actor Joel Grey ('Cabaret,' 'Wicked') came out of the closet as a gay man at the age of 82. Now, Grey is opening up about why he waited so long to share this news with the world.

The King and I

Broadway’s ‘The King and I’ Gets To Know New Anna, Marin Mazzie >>

The cast of Broadway’s 'The King and I' will soon be getting to know an all new Anna Leonowens. Kelli O’Hara is leaving the hit revival this April and Marin Mazzie will be filling her shoes soon after. Mazzie is known for her roles in Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me, Kate' and Stephen Sondheim's 'Passion,' Mazzie has been absent from the stage recently while fighting breast cancer. Thankfully Mazzie is now in remission and ready to make her return to the Great White Way.

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Disney ‘Frozen the Musical’ Coming to Broadway in 2018 with Orginal Writing Team >>

Winter is coming and it's coming in 2018. That is right, Frozen the Musical is coming to Broadway in just two short years. That means just as you are finally to get “Let it Go,” out of your head, you going to get have it stuck right back in skull again. The Disney musical will feature the same writing team of husband and wife Robert Lopez (E.G.O.T winner, Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Disney’s Finding Nemo the Musical) providing the music and Jennifer Lee penning the book.


NBC ‘Hairspray Live’ Musical Producers Talk Race Relations and Their History with The Broadway Hit >>

This winter NBC is taking us back to the 60’s with a live tv musical production of 'Hairspray.' The show will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron who in addition to producing last year’s musical 'The Wiz Live,' also produced the 2006 film version of 'Hairspray.' Now Zadan and Meron are opening up about the reasons why they decided to go back to 'Hairspray' noting the nation's growing problems regarding race relations.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens Goes from ‘High School Musical’ to ‘Grease Live’ >>

Millions of young musical fans grew up with 'High School Musical.' The hit Disney Channel made for TV musical introduced a whole generation to art form ten years ago. Now, HSM’s lead Vanessa Hudgens is a full-fledged musical star appearing in the 2015 revival of 'Gigi' and Fox’s live musical event 'Grease: Live.' Now, Hudgens is opening up about how 'Grease' inspired High School Musical and her time on Broadway.

Matt Smith in 'American Psycho'

‘American Psycho the Musical’ London Soundtrack Released with Broadway Preivews >>

'American Psycho the Musical' is getting ready to slay audiences on Broadway and to help get you the killing spirit, Concord records is releasing the original London recording. The show opened in London in 2013 and stared 'Doctor Who’s' Dr #11 Matt Smith. The soundtrack will be released at the same time the Broadway show opens for previews.

Norm Lewis

Lindsay Mendez & LaChanze Join Norm Lewis for Inspirational Broadway Concert >>

Lindsay Mendez ('Wicked,' 'Godspell,' 'Grease') and LaChanze ('The Color Purple') are joining Norm Lewis ('Phantom of the Opera'), Adam Pascal ('RENT,' 'Aida') and a wealth of other talent for the Inspirational Broadway. The special one night only all star benefit takes place next monday at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

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Forest Whitaker & Frank Wood Star In Eugene O'Neill's ‘Hughie’ Broadway Previews Starting Tonight >>

Tonight, Monday Feb 8, Eugene O’Neill’s 'Hughie' returns to Broadway for a limited run. Previews for the show kick off tonight with the official opening hot it’s heels on Feb 25. This two man play stars Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker ('The Last King of Scotland') as Ernie Smith and and Tony Award winner Frank Wood ('Side Man') as a night clerk.

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Sara Bareilles’ Broadway Musical ‘Waitress’ Begins Rehearsals >>

Sara Bareilles’ (“Love Song”) new Broadway musical, 'Waitress', is getting ready to start rehearsals on Monday, February 08. Based on the 2007 movie, Waitress is the first musical to be entirely created by women. The show is scheduled for previews in March and an April opening.

'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night - After Party

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets First Look of ‘Hamilton the Revolution’ Book >>

Lin-Manuel Miranda loves musicals. He doesn’t just go see the shows and listen to the soundtracks, but he fully immerses himself into the story behind the story. Recently, Miranda announced that a history of 'Hamilton' the Broadway Show would be released. Now thanks to Twitter we are getting our first look at the new book 'Hamilton the Revolution.' The new book about how the hit show came to Broadway, will also feature lyrics for the shows songs. A complete score for the show will be published separately at a later time. .

'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

'Hamilton' Goes Coast to Coast for Live Grammys Broadcast From Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC >>

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Hamilton' is not just retelling history but it is making it as well. It was announced on Wednesday that the cast of 'Hamilton' will be performing live at the 2016 Grammy Awards. This makes the eighth year in history that musical theater has been broadcast at the ceremonies. Even better, this is the first time that the Grammys will be making their way to Broadway. The Grammys take place in L.A. meaning that Hamilton will be performing via satellite from their own stage at the Richard Rodgers Theater in NYC.


Seth Rudetsky Tries to Remember ‘The Fantasticks’ Before New Musical ‘Disaster!’ Opens On Broadway >>

Seth Rudetsky knows a things or two about musical theater. It is pretty much his entire life. If you listen to SiriusXM 'On Broadway' (and you should) than you have very likely heard one of Rudetsky’s many shows where he either playing his favorite Broadway tunes or recalling some his of his favorite moments in theater history. When is not busy with the channel 'On Broadway,' Seth is preparing for his upcoming show Disaster! which is coming to Broadway. But that is not all. Rudetsky regularly pens a column for Playbill where he shares some his many experiences “Onstage and Backstage.” Recently, Seth tried shared a story will resonate with all of us who have been stuck in September at some point in our lives. Check out the report below to see what Rudetsky remembers about his time in 'The Fantasticks.'

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