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Watch Banned Footage of Judy Garland Singing 'By Myself' on Variety Show

The Meeting* with Justin Sayre Host Sixth Annual 'Night of A Thousand Judys' for Ali Forney Center >>

Quiet please, there are 1000 ladies on stage. Justin Sayre’s The Meeting* will be hosting the Sixth Annual 'Night of A Thousand Judys,' this June. The special event honoring Judy Garland is a benefit for The Ali Forney Center.

Tyler Perry

‘The Passion’ Musical Coming to Fox Live from New Orleans >>

Hot on the heels of Fox’s ultra successful production of Grease Live comes The Passion. The musical story of Christ set in modern day New Orleans will make use of the actually city as the backdrop for the production. The Passion will be hosted by Tyler Perry and performed on Palm Sunday.


Siriusxm’s On Broadway Host Seth Rudetsky Talks New Musical ‘Disaster!’ with Faith Prince, Roger Bart and Adam Pascal >>

Who would have thought that a Broadway disaster could be a good thing? Seth Rudetsky for one.The Siriusxm On Broadway host is bringing his new musical, 'Disaster!' to life this spring. Written by Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, the upcoming show features an all star cast, including Faith Prince, Roger Bart and Adam Pascal.

Kristen Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison Host Broadway at the White House >>

Sure, most people would think that the turkey, the football or even the time with their families are some of the best parts about Thanksgiving Day. However, for us here at Classicalite, the best part has to be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The musical numbers, especially.

Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé Finishes Tour with $106M in Tix Sales, Hosts NBC Holiday Special; X-Mas Album Goes Diamond >>

Seems like Michael Bublé is on Santa’s nice list this holiday season. The soulful crooner is just finishing up his international To Be Loved concert tour with $106 million in tickets sales for 2014. Multi-Grammy-Award-winning Bublé is completing his 157th performance of his sold-out world tour this week in London as well as hosting his fourth annual Christmas special "Christmas in New York with Michael Bublé," which has been hailed as the best holiday special of the year. With his "Christmas" album selling more than 9.5 million copies worldwide, it seems Bublé has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. In 2014, Bublé sold 992,637 tickets to his To Be Loved tour and performed 18 sold-out shows in just the U.K. alone. That is not counting the 31 in Europe, 12 in Canada and several sold-out shows throughout Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. It comes as no surprise that his "Christmas" CD has just been certified diamond in Canada, the first album to do so since Adele’s 21 album. In the U.S., the "Christmas" CD has remained in the top 10 for the last several weeks, was certified triple platinum and has sold more than 3.5 million copies since its release four years ago.

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