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Donald Trump's Foray Into Theater Was an Immediate, Unequivocal Failure

Donald Trump's Foray Into Theater Was an Immediate, Unequivocal Failure >>

There are many ventures on Mr. Donald Trump's resume, but you may not have guessed Broadway producing to be one of them. That's right, when Mr. Trump was a mere 23-year-old, he marched into the office of David Black atop the Palace Theater, offered the producer a large sum for a credit and soon he was an executive on set of a brand new Broadway performance.

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Bette Midler Talks Oscar Diversity, Leo Dicaprio and Donald Trump >>

Ahead of her return to the Broadway stage, Bette Midler is making headlines due to her social media presence. Midler took to Facebook Sunday night to weigh in on the Oscars, discussing everything from Leo Dicaprio's big win and the diversity issues. That is not all. Midler has also been weighing in Republican Presidential race and the feud between Trump and Rubio.

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‘Fantasticks’ Vet Aaron Carter Endorses Donald Trump >>

Former 'Fantasticks' actor and pop star, Aaron Carter publicly endorsed Donald Trump for President on Saturday. It didn’t take long for the hate to start piling up on Carter from people quick to call him and Trump racist, with can only be done with if you have a very loose interpretation of what the word means.

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Bret Easton Ellis Talks ‘American Psycho’ Ben Walker & Hollywood's Secret Love Affair with Donald Trump >>

Broadway’s 'American Psycho the Musical' is almost here and, the original novel author, Bret Easton Ellis has given his seal of approval to Ben Walker as Patrick Bateman. Speaking of approval, it seems like a lot of members of the Hollywood elite might secretly be supporting Donald Trump. Ellis recently stated just that on Twitter.


Wheelhouse Theater Presents Bloody New ‘Caesar’ with Mock Donald Trump Campaign: “Make Rome Great Again” >>

New York City is about to get a bloody new production of 'Julius Caesar.' The Wheelhouse Theater Company presents a new run of the Shakespeare classic this March under the direction of Jeff Wise. The show is being promoted as a mock presidential campaign with a slogan that mirrors Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again.”

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‘Book of Mormon's’ Josh Gad Lip Sync Battle As Donald Trump: Watch Full Performance Video Now >>

Josh Gad as Donald J Trump sure did a whole lot of touching himself on Thursday night’s hit VH1 show 'LIp Sync Battle'. Dressed as the Don complete with money shorts, Gad rode a wig covered wrecking ball on a stage full Donald Trump. Gad was performing to the Divinyls’ hit song “I Touch Myself,” completed his number by making out with 'The Big Bang Theory’s' Johnny Galecki, who was also dressed as Trump and was wearing a sombrero. The former 'Book of Mormon' actor was competing against Galecki Big Bang Theory co-star, Kaley Cuoco, who performed Britney Spears' song "I'm A Slave 4 U" with you guest it, a yellow python. You can check out the full video of both performances below, but be warned,you may never be able to think of 'Frozen’s' Olaf in the same way.

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Donald Trump Campaign Playlist Features Pavarotti, Adele, Elton John and ‘Phantom’ >>

Pretty much everything that Donald Trump does these days is making headline. But here at Classicalite we are not so much concerned with what he says, but what he listens too. Turns out that Trump is a pretty big fan of Pavarotti performing Puccini's "Nessun Dorma", Adele's "Skyfall" theme, Elton John's hit "Rocket Man" and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Phantom of the Opera." These are four songs that are commonly played at Trump’s campaign rallies.

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Donald Trump Talks Andrew Lloyd Webber, Plays ‘Phantom’ at Campaign Rally >>

There are a lot of things that many people don’t know about Donald Trump. Like for example did you know that at all of his speeches he always leaves Box 5 open in order to appease Eric the Opera Ghost. It's true, even if there are now box seats, he has at least five of them built just to leave one open. He also plays music from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'The Phantom of the Opera' at most of his events. That is right, Trump is a big fan of one of the longest running and most successful Broadway & West End shows ever.

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‘Book of Mormon’ & ’Frozen’ Josh Gad Lip Syncs Donald Trump, Kisses Johnny Galecki >>

The preview for this Thursday Night’s all new episode of VH1’s hit series 'Lip Sync Battles' has been released and fans of Broadway’s 'Book of Mormon' are in for a special treat. Josh Gad is known best for playing 'Frozen’s' Olaf and Disney live action 'Beauty and the Beast' LeFou. However, Donald Trump in money shorts singing the Divinyls’ hit song “I Touch Myself,” while riding a wrecking ball in the style of Miley Cyrus before making out with The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki might be Gad’s greatest character yet. Check out the preview for this week’s episode to see all the Gaddy goodness.

Woody Guthrie Sang About Donald Trump's Father in Reworked Version of 'I Ain't Got No Home'

Woody Guthrie Sang About Donald Trump's Father in Reworked Version of 'I Ain't Got No Home' >>

Protest singers have come and gone but the relevance of Woody Guthrie still echoes to this day. As its been discovered, Mr. Guthrie's humble reach extends to the current Republican primaries for the candidacy--to none other than Mr. Donald Trump. While Guthrie may not have known Donald in his life he did know his father Fred Trump as his landlord in a little Brooklyn enclave called Beach Haven, which strictly did not lease to African-Americans and which he reworked into the song "I Ain't Got No Home."

Rage Against the Machine Bassist Tim Commerford Contends ISIS and Its Legitimacy

Rage Against the Machine Bassist Tim Commerford Claims Worldwide Conspiracy Created ISIS >>

Much in the same vein as his musical endeavors, Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine and former Audioslave bassist went on about his ideas on conspiracy in within the U.S. government. He even went so far as claim that a worldwide conspiracy created the terrorist group, ISIS.

Josh Groban Sings the Tweets of Donald Trump on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Josh Groban Sings the Tweets of Donald Trump on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' >>

Donald Trump is easily one of the most talked about people in the country and perhaps the world. However, his abhorrent tweeting is now the subject of a new "Jimmy Kimmel Live" short starring Josh Groban as he sings the Republican candidatess words.

National Endowment for the Arts Gets Budget Cut, Donald Trump to Push NEA Out of Office

National Endowment for the Arts Gets Budget Cut, Donald Trump to Push NEA Out of Office >>

Earlier this week, Classicalite published a story on the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) Jazz Masters concert. And if you're up-to-date with the organization, then you might have heard that the NEA skirted a budget slash dealt out by the Obama administration yesterday.

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