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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.

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Debut 'Bright Star' Musical on Broadway in March 2016

Steve Martin and Walter Bobbie Talk ‘Bright Star’ Musical’s Origin Story >>

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s new bluegrass musical, 'Bright Star' is currently on Broadway and it looks it is going to be a runaway hit. The events of the show were inspired by the real life story of William Moses Gould Helms, the Iron Mountain Baby, who was thrown from the Iron Mountain railway when he was born and was saved by a Civil War vet. Now, Martin and Bright Star director, Walter Bobbie are opening up about how the story shaped the musical.

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Edie Brickell Talks ‘Bright Star’ Iron Mountain Baby Orgins >>

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s new bluegrass musical 'Bright Star' is now playing on Broadway. Recently, Edie Brickell opened up about the show’s origins, which involve the real life story a baby from from a train on the Iron Mountain railway.

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Sara Bareilles' ‘Waitress’ Musical Starring Now Open for Previews >>

The wait for 'Waitress' is finally over. The all new musical, based on the 2007 film, is now open for previews. The show stars Jessie Mueller and features music and lyrics by pop singer/songwriter sensation, Sara Bareilles.

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Debut 'Bright Star' Musical on Broadway in March 2016

Steve Martin Talks ‘Bright Star’ Musical Before Broadway Opening >>

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s 'Bright Star' is getting ready to officially open on Broadway this weekend. The all new musical is currently in previews but will open on March 24. A cast recording has been slated for later this Spring.

 Rachel Bloom

TV Musical Comedy ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ New Episode Spoilers >>

Spoiler Alert: Tonight, the CW’s hit musical comedy 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' is all new. Recently, it was announced that The CW has renewed the show for another season. Check the report below for a look at tonight’s all new show and all the show’s that got an early renewal.

Tyler Perry

Fox’s Jesus Christ Musical ‘The Passion Live’ Narrated By Tyler Perry Airs Tonight >>

Tonight’s Fox’s live musical event 'The Passion' is finally here. The re-telling of the story of Jesus Christ will feature modern music on top of a story narrated by Tyler Perry. Check out the report below for a look at the event before tonight.

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.”

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Steve Martin's ‘Bright Star’ Musical Original Cast Recording Announced >>

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s all new musical 'Bright Star' is taking Broadway by storm and pretty soon audiences from all over will be able brighten up their own homes with a little piece of the musical. Ghostlight records recently announced the upcoming release of the Bright Star original cast recording latter this Spring.

Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry Talks Fox Live Musical ‘The Passion’ >>

This Sunday, Fox is airing their next live musical event, The Passion from New Orleans. The production, hosted by Tyler Perry is based on the annual event held in the Netherlands which re-tells the story of the Christ death and resurrection in a different city with different pop songs each year: This year’s cast includes Jencarlos Canela as Jesus Christ and American Idol alum Chris Daughtry as Judas Iscariot.


Obama Welcomes ‘Hamilton’ to The White House, Refuses to Freeze Ticket Prices >>

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical is one of the hardest Broadway shows to get tickets to today. However, one of the perks of being the most powerful man in the world is that you can get Broadway to show up at your doorstep. On Monday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the cast of 'Hamilton' to the White House. This isn’t the first time that Lin-Manuel Miranda has performed at the White House. Miranda performed the opening number from the musical in 2009 at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word. Check out the report below for a look at the cast performance as well as Obama’s comments on his role in 'Hamilton’s' origins.

 Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom’s Musical Comedy ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Gets Early Season 2 Renewal >>

The CW has found a recipe for success. The network has just granted an early renewal to 11 shows. Among the 11 is the new musical comedy 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.' The series stars and was co-created by Rachel Bloom. The series also stars Santino Fontana ('Billy Elliot the Musical,' 'Sunday in the Park with George'). Check out the report below for a look at what you can expect from The CW in the 2016-17 TV season.

Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper

Composer Jeff Richmond Talks Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ Musical >>

'Mean Girls' the musical is coming. The musical is based on the movie written Tina Fey and feature from 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' composer Jeff Richmond. Recently, Tina Fey appeared on Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' where she updated fans on the production. Check out the report below for some of the latest details.

Lena Hall

Lena Hall Cast in Reading of ‘Citizen Ruth’ Musical >>

Tony Award winner Lena Hall ('Hedwig and the Angry Inch') has been cast to lead an invite only reading of the upcoming of the new musical adaptation of 'Citizen Ruth.' The new musical is based on the 1996 Miramax film of the same name, starring Laura Dern and Burt Reynolds. The plot centers around a young drug addicted woman who finds herself arrested and pregnant. Ruth is than ordered to have an abortion or face serious jail time. Check out the report below for more details.


Extra,Extra: Disney’s ‘Newsies’ Musical Ending Tour This Fall >>

Extra, Extra. Stop the presses. Disney’s 'Newsies the Musical' national tour is going the way of the modern day print newspaper. That is right. The 'Newsies' might forever, but the road show isn't. The tour will end this fall. Check out the report below for all to the details.

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