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Bill Oberst Jr

Bill Oberst Jr Presents ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ & ‘Book of Genesis’ at Art Station in Stone Mountain, GA >>

Tonight, Emmy Award TV, stage and screen actor Bill Oberst Jr presents two religious plays, 'Jesus of Nazareth' and 'The Book of Genesis.' The duel productions will take place at the Art Station Theater in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Check out the report below for all the details you need to know.

Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher Adapt 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to the Stage

Aaron Sorkin Walking and Talking His Way Back to NBC >>

Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC. The 'West Wing' creator and writer’s play 'A Few Good Men' will live broadcast in 2017.

The 58th GRAMMY Awards - 'Hamilton' GRAMMY Performance

Did ‘Hamilton’ Non-Whites Only Casting Call Violate Actor Equity Union Standards? >>

UPDATE: Recently, 'Hamilton' producers came under fire from a casting call that excluded white actors which may be in violation of New York City Human Rights Law. A rep for the show told CBS2 that the casting call met Actors Equity Union standards. However, a new report suggest that might not be the case. Could 'Hamilton’s' casting call have violated by the New York City Human Rights Law and Actor Equity Union standards?

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews Directs ‘My Fair Lady’ 60th Anniversary >>

'My Fair Lady' is turning 60-years-old and their is one grand celebration being planned. The original 1956 production is being recreated at the Sydney Opera House in as much detail as possible. That is not all. Original Eliza Doolittle actress and musical icon, Dame Julie Andrews will be directing the production. Check the report below for all the latest details on the anniversary production.

Broadway's 'Hamilton' Receives Kennedy Prize for Historical American Drama

Is ‘Hamilton’ Non-Whites Casting Call Racist? >>

Recently, 'Hamilton' announced that they were seeking for the upcoming tour. However, the casting notice they put out is not sitting well with some. The ad, seeking non-white performance, may be in violation of New York City Human Rights Law. Could Hamilton’s casting call be seen as racist?

Taissa Farmiga

‘Buried Child’ Streaming Live Tonight with Taissa Farmiga >>

'Buried Child' is currently playing Off-Broadway, but you don’t have to be in New York, NY to see the show. Tonight, the show can be streamed live online. The revival of Sam Shepard's’ hit play stars Taissa Farmiga ('American Horror Story: Murder House,' 'Coven'), Ed Harris ('Radio') and Rich Sommer ('Mad Men').

Musician Josh Groban

Full Cast of ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet with Josh Groban Revealed >>

Dave Malloy’s musical 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,' is coming to Broadway. The musical based off of Volume 2, Part 5 of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, will star Josh Groban. Now, the full cast list has been announced. Check out the report below for a look at the musical.

Harvey Fierstein

NBC Holding Open Auditions for Tracy Turnblad in ‘Hairspray: Live’ >>

Hey there teenage Baltimore. Now, is your chance to strut your stuff on the Corny Collins show. That is right, NBC is holding open auditions to discover the next Tracy Turnblad for the upcoming 'Hairspray Live' musical event.

Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris Talks Rock-N-Roll Lessons from Pete Townshend for The Who’s ‘Tommy’ >>

Michael Cerveris is known to many for his roles in Stephen Sondheim’s 'Assassins' and 'Sweeney Todd,' and for his role in Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical stage adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home.' Cerveris even fronts a country band, called Loose Cattle. However, Cerveris will forever hold place in annals of rock n roll history for his role in 1993 Broadway run of The Who’s 'Tommy.' Recently, Cerveris opened up about how Pete Townshend taught him how to rock.

Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris’ Loose Cattle Releases “Pony Girl” Trunk Song From ‘Fun Home’ >>

'Fun Home' is one of the most popular shows on Broadway today. However, there is one song from the show that many fans have not heard in full, until now. Actor Michael Cerveris ('Hedwig and The Angry Inch,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Assassins') has recorded one of the show’s trunk songs to life with the help of his country band, Loose Cattle. The track, “Pony Girl,” is only heard in part in the show as as a 45 second a cappella lullaby. Now, Loose Cattle has released an all new music video for the track.

Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Celebrate L.A. Premiere Of 'KINKY BOOTS' At Hollywood Pantages

Alan Mingo Jr Steps Into Broadway ‘Kinky Boots’ Tonight >>

Recently, Wayne Brady left his leading role of Lola in Broadway’s 'Kinky Boots,' which was originated on Broadway by Billy Porter. Tonight the high heels are being handed over to Alan Mingo Jr. ('The Little Mermaid,' 'RENT') Mingo shouldn’t have any problems stepping into the role, having played it on the Toronto stage.

Alfie Boe

Alfie Boe Takes Over ‘Finding Neverland’ Tonight Replacing Tony Yazbeck >>

Alfie Boe is back on Broadway, starting tonight! The former 'Les Miserables' Jean Valjean actor is taking over the leading role of J.M.Barrie in 'Finding Neverland.' Boe is replacing Tony Yazbeck.

Laura Benanti

Is Laura Bennati Donald Trump's Next Trophy Wife? >>

Laura Bennati is taking Broadway by storm in the current revival of She Loves Me. Bennati even left TV behind in order to return to the stage. However, it looks she might be returning to TV in the near future, mainly the late night talk show, or Saturday Night Live. It appears that the Tony Award winning actress shares some features with the future First Lady, Melania Trump.

John Slattery

John Slattery Joins ‘The Front Page’ with Nathan lane & John Goodman >>

The print newspaper business might be dead, but 'The Front Page' is coming back in a big way. The classic 1928 newspaper drama written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur play is coming back to Broadway with one very newsworthy cast. The star studded cast includes John Slattery (Mad Men), Nathan Lane ('The Producers,' 'Addams Family'), and John Goodman ('West Wing,' 'Treme'),Jefferson Mays ('A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder') and Rosemary Harris ('The Road to Mecca'). The new revival will be directed by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray,' 'The Coast of Utopia').

Rich Sommer

Rich Sommer Talks ‘Buried Child’ Fist in Mouth Scene with Taissa Farmiga >>

The revival of Sam Shepard’s 'Buried Child' is currently running Off-Broadway under the direction of Scott Elliott. The new production stars Ed Harris ('Radio') Taissa Farmiga ('American Horror Story: Murder House' and 'Coven') and Rich Sommer ('Mad Men'), just to name a few. The play has very intense moments where Rich Sommer’s character forces his fist in the mouth of Taissa Farmiga’s character. Now, Sommer is opening up the scene.

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