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'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.

'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

‘Hamilton’ Performing Live At 2016 Grammys After Best Musical Theater Album Nomination [HISTORY] >>

If tickets to see 'Hamilton' weren’t hard enough to get already, they are about to get a whole lot harder. That is after the few members of the public who have never heard of it get a chance to sample the opening from the show at this year’s Grammy awards. Not only is the show nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, but they will be performing the number "Alexander Hamilton" at this year’s ceremonies.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgen Performs in Grease Live Hours after Father's Death? >>

Although her father, Greg, died only hours ago, a brave Vanessa Hudgens has announced that she still plans to participate in the FOX' 'Grease: Live' tonight. While it no one would blame the former Disney diva for taking some personal time in the wake of such a private tragedy, the 27-year-old 'High School Musical' star let her fans know through Twitter that she endeavors to persevere. L.A.'s inclement weather also threatens to sideline the live TV musical, but director Thomas Kail has assured the media that they plan to make do -- regardless of the rain.


Musings on ‘Grease’ Before Fox’s Live Musical Broadcast >>

Fox’s broadcast of 'Grease Live', starring Julianne Hough & Aaron Tveit, is just around the corner. All the hype surrounding the show has me waxing nostalgic, musing about the movie that shaped my life.

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Julianne Hough Used 'DWTS' to Prepare for 'Grease: Live?' >>

Trying to fill Olivia Newton-John's iconic shoes isn't going to be easy for Julianne Hough, but thankfully she has all her Dancing with the Stars experience to help get he through it. The reality TV beauty is set to play the lead role of Sandy in Fox's Grease: Live, which airs January 31. According to Hough, her vast experience as a dancer has left her uniquely prepared to blend the physical and spiritual for her first musical performance. Meanwhile, Bindi Irwin's little brother, Robert, claims that he and his mom, Terri, have been in talks to join Dancing with the Stars latest celebrity cast.

Neil Patrick Harris Set to Host 2015 Oscars, Promotes 'Choose Your Own Autobiography' with New Book Trailer

‘Hedwig’ Neil Patrick Harris Live Show ‘Best Time Ever’ Canceled: Moving To Netflix in ‘Unfortunate Events?’ >>

Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris was born to be on the stage. The actor who won the 2014 Tony Award for his role as the titular lead in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' has hosted the ceremonies on severl occasions. In fact, he is such a good live performer that he even won a few Emmys for hosting the Tonys. Why he didn’t win a Tony for hosting the Emmys is still a mystery. However, Neil’s live NBC variety series, The 'Best Time Ever' has been canceled. Fortunately for NPH fans, Neil might soon be coming Netflix in Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events. 'The Hollywood Reporter' is suggesting that Harris is being looked at for the role of Count Olaf, the part played by Jim Carey in the film of the same name. However, it is unknown if Neil is up for this role or the story's narrator of sorts Lemony Snicket

Tim Curry

Tim Curry Cast As Narrator in Fox ‘Rocky Horror Show’ Live TV Reboot After 2015 Lifetime Tony Award Win >>

Tim Curry is going home, back to the place that made him a cult icon. The former Frank N Furter actor who originated the role in London, on Broadway and in the film, is returning to the 'Rocky Horror Show; as The Narrator in Fox’s upcoming live production. 'Orange is the New Black' star, and real life transgender actress Laverne Cox will be stepping into Frank’s famous high heels.


LIVESTREAM: Dance Motion USA, David Dorfman Company, Turkey's Kprhan Basaran at Brooklyn Academy of Music, August 16 >>

Native New York David Dorfman Dance Company along with Turkish Kprhan Basaran Company will world premiere their collaboration at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as part of DanceMotion USA on August 16, compete with a live stream.

EXCLUSIVE: Iggy Pop & the Stooges at (Le) Poisson Rouge [PHOTOS]

EXCLUSIVE: NPR's 'First Listen Live' with Iggy Pop and the Stooges @ (Le) Poisson Rouge [PHOTOS] >>

NPR Music and WNYC's Soundcheck teamed up to present Iggy & The Stooges yesterday afternoon at the West Village club (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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