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Hairspray Live! Ratings Ease on Down Below The Wiz & Peter Pan

Hairspray Live! Ratings Ease on Down Below The Wiz & Peter Pan

Hairspray Live! was big, (at times) blonde and beautiful, but the nicest kids in town did not reach as many people as Dorothy and her friends. NBC’s latest live musical venture drew nine million viewers, the New York Times writes. This was down on The Wiz Live!'s 11.5 million viewers last year and 2014's 9.2 million viewers ...

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A Film Remake of Little Shop of Horrors Is in the Works with Supergirl & The Flash's Greg Berlanti at the Helm

A Film Remake of Little Shop of Horrors Is in the Works with Supergirl & The Flash's Greg Berlanti at the Helm

Look out, look out, look out, look out! A new Little Shop of Horrors is aiming to take over the big screen. According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is moving forward with a remake of the 1986 movie based on Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical. Greg Berlanti (executive producer of such shows as Supergirl and The Flash) is set to ...

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Great White Way Dates Set for Harold Prince's Prince of Broadway

Great White Way Dates Set for Harold Prince's Prince of Broadway

We now have dates for the previously reported Main Stem premiere of Prince of Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. The long-in-the-works musical, which celebrates the career of the 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince, will begin previews on August 3, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for August 24 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

“Of course I’m delighted that ...

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The Creative Team Behind Hairspray Live! on Making NBC's Musicals Bigger, Bolder & Perfect for Underwear-Clad Viewers

The Creative Team Behind Hairspray Live! on Making NBC's Musicals Bigger, Bolder & Perfect for Underwear-Clad Viewers

When Tony-winning director Kenny Leon staged The Wiz Live! for NBC last year, audiences tuned in to catch a talented cast in a multi-set proscenium space. When the cameras roll on Hairspray Live! on December 7, however, there won’t be a fourth wall. At times, there won’t even be the other three walls.

Following The Sound of Music, Peter Pan ...

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The Color Purple, Waitress, Bright Star & More Nab Grammy Nominations

The Color Purple, Waitress, Bright Star & More Nab Grammy Nominations

Nominations were announced this morning for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on February 12, 2017, hosted by Tony winner James Corden. Four Broadway productions and one West End show are in the running for Best Musical Theater Album, with credits as follows:

Bright Star. Carmen Cusack, principal soloist; Jay Alix, Peter Asher & Una Jackman, producers ...

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Far More Than One Short Day! Wicked Becomes the Ninth Longest-Running Show on Broadway

Far More Than One Short Day! Wicked Becomes the Ninth Longest-Running Show on Broadway

Oh what a celebration we'll have today! Broadway's soaring hit Wicked is officially the ninth longest-running show on the Great White Green Way. This marks 5,462 performances at the Gershwin Theatre on December 4. Beauty and the Beast was the previous holder of the ninth spot.

To properly rejoicify about this gravity-defying occasion, we've included nine of our favorite ...

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Run & Tell That! Listen to the Hairspray Live! Cast Album

Run & Tell That! Listen to the Hairspray Live! Cast Album

We now have the perfect distraction while we count down the hours until the Hairspray Live! broadcast on December 7. Masterworks Broadway/Epic Records has just released the original soundtrack of the NBC television event, which includes studio recordings of the musical numbers that the starry company will perform on the night itself. Click below to stream a sneak peek ...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Bow on Broadway in 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Bow on Broadway in 2018

Ready to #KeepTheSecrets, America? The inevitable transfer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin performances on Broadway in spring 2018. The play, which runs in repertory in two parts, has proven a critical and commercial smash hit in London's West End, and Great White Way theater owners were involved in an intense competition to land the show. The ...

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Stephen Karam's Tony-Winning The Humans Announces Broadway Closing Date & National Tour

Stephen Karam's Tony-Winning The Humans Announces Broadway Closing Date & National Tour

The Tony-winning production of The Humans will shutter on January 15, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The closing date is not a big surprise, as Come From Away had already announced that it will begin performances at the venue on February 18. In November next year, The Humans will kick off its coast-to-coast national tour at Seattle Repertory Theatre ...

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Listen to Idina Menzel's Cover of 'Wind Beneath My Wings' in the New Beaches Trailer

Listen to Idina Menzel's Cover of 'Wind Beneath My Wings' in the New Beaches Trailer

The beach is back. We finally caught a glimpse of Tony winner Idina Menzel's cover of "Wind Beneath My Wings" in the new trailer for Lifetimes's previously announced Beaches remake. The original film, starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, tells the story of the long-time friendship between C.C. and Hillary. In this new remake of the ...

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