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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ Coming to Broadway in 2017 >>

'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' is coming to Broadway. Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien the upcoming production in coming to the Great White Way in 2017.

Martha Washington

Nikki Renee Daniels Talks How ‘Hamilton’ Paved the Way for New ‘1776’ >>

It was recently announced that the New York City Center was staging a production of '1776' as part of their Encore! season. The colorblind production stars Santino Fontana ('Billy Elliot the Musical'), John Larroquette ('How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying') as Benjamin Franklin and Nikki Renee Daniels ('Book of Mormon') as Martha Washington. Now, Daniels is opening up about how Hamilton helped pave the way for the new production of '1776.'


Lin-Manuel Miranda and Feminist Icon Emma Watson Literally Rap about Equality >>

‘Hamilton’ creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda has found superstardom. However, Miranda isn’t letting his celebrity to go to waste. Miranda has been getting political people including President Barack Obama and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Miranda also met with feminist icon and actress Emma Watson where they rapped about equality….literally.

Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison Kicks Off Tour in Kansas City >>

Matthew Morrison found and left Neverland and now he is back on tour. The 'Glee' star recently kicked off a brief set of concerts, starting in Kansas City. Check out the report below for a list of dates.

Jeremy Jordan

‘Newsies’ Jeremy Jordan Talks ‘Supergirl’ Character Winn Schott Being Gay >>

Jeremy Jordan is known to many musical theater fans for his roles in plays like 'Finding Neverland,' 'West Side Story,' 'Newsies' and 'Bonnie & Clyde.' He is also known to many comic fans as Winn Schott on CBS’ 'Supergirl,' which also features 'She Loves Me' star Laura Benanti. Recently, Jordan opened up about the possibility of character in 'Supergirl' being gay.

Chris Daughtry

‘Passion Live’ Music Producer Talks Trisha Yearwood, Seal and Chris Daughtry >>

Tonight Fox’s 'The Passion Live' musical event is finally here. The all new special brought to America from the Netherlands use pop music to tell the story of Christ. The story will be narrated by Tyler Perry and stars Jencarlos Canela as Jesus Christ, Chris Daughtry as Judas Iscariot, Prince Royce as Peter, Trisha Yearwood as Mother Mary and Seal as Pontius Pilate. Recently the show’s music producer Adam Anders opened up about the cast.

Frank Oz

Frank Oz Working on New Magic ‘In & Of Itself’ Show with Derek DelGaudio >>

Frank Oz is getting ready to make magic once more. The 'Little Shop of Horrors' movie director and voice of Yoda is working on all new theatrical production with magician Derek DelGaudio. The new show titled, 'In & Of Itself,' also features original music by, Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO.

Something Rotten

John Cariani Takes William Shakespeare to School >>

John Cariani’s character Nigel Bottom in 'Something Rotten' might be losing to Shakespeare eight times a week, but Cariani’s 1996 play 'Almost, Maine' has actually beaten the Bard. Almost, Maine has officially been produced more in North American high school's than any of Shakespeare’s plays. Now the Bottom actor is opening up about topping Shakespeare.

Alexander Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets ‘Hamilton’ Musical May Save Ten-Dollar Founding Father >>

There is no doubt about it. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Hamilton' musical has made Alexander Hamilton relevant again. Hamilton, the person, was at risk of being taking off of the $10 bill in an upcoming redesign. However, according to a recent tweet, the musical may have just saved the “ten-dollar founding father.”

American Psycho the Musical

Duncan Sheik Talks Evolution from “Barely Breathing” to Tony Winner >>

Duncan Sheik is known to many for his 90’s hits like “Barely Breathing.” However, ask any theater geek about Duncan Sheik and you can expect to have the entire soundtrack to 'Spring Awakening' performed for you acapella. Pretty soon fans are going to have an all new soundtrack to sing for you. Sheik wrote the music for 'American Psycho the Musical' about to open on Broadway and the Original London Cast recording is getting ready to be released alongside the Broadway debut. Recently, Sheik spoke to up about the evolution from alt indie rocker to Tony winning, Broadway fav.

Laura Benanti

'She Loves Me' Laura Benanti Really Likes Musicals >>

Laura Benanti might wish she was cool, but it is her love of musicals that is holding her book. Recently, Benanti left TV to make her return to Broadway in 'She Loves Me.' That love lead the Tony winner to write and record the song, “I Like Musicals.” In the song, Benanti steps back in time and professes her own love for musicals from the perspective of her high school self. Check out the song and what Benanti had to the say about it, in the report below.

Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski & Zachary Levi Star in ‘She Loves Me’ Broadway Revival >>

'She Loves Me' is back on Broadway. The revival of the classic 1963 musical by Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff (book) opened last night. The current production stars Zachary Levi ('First Date'), Laura Benanti ('Gypsy'), Jane Krakowski ('Nine') and Gavin Creel ('Thoroughly Modern Millie').

Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox Starring in New Off-Broadway Play After ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 >>

Chances are if you are a fan of Marvel comics you will spend about 13 hours streaming 'Daredevil' Season 2 this weekend. The latest instalment to the franchise was released in full on Netflix on Friday. However, many of you may be craving some more of star Charlie Cox ('Boardwalk Empire') after the stream is done. Well you are in luck. Cox will soon be seen Off-Broadway in Nick Payne’s ('Constellations') upcoming play, Incognito.

'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night - After Party

Lin-Manuel Miranda Discuss Puerto Rico Debt Crisis with Jack Lew >>

Lin-Manuel doesn’t play a U.S. Treasury Secretary on Broadway, but he also meets with the current one. The 'Hamilton' creator and star recently met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the Puerto Rico debt crisis.

Javier Munõz Takes Over Broadway Smash 'Hamilton' on Sundays

‘Hamilton’ Star Javier Muñoz Reveals Cancer Diagnosis >>

'In the Heights' and 'Hamilton' star Javier Muñoz recently revealed that he is battling cancer. The actor who serves as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s alternative and partner in creating the roles for both musicals has since had to scale down his involvement to only Sunday matinees in order to focus on his health. Now, Muñoz is making his diagnosis public and director Thomas Kail is discussing Muñoz future with the production.

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