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Tony & Emmy Winner Andrea Martin Joins the Cast of NBC's Hairspray Live!, Playing Mother to Ariana Grande

Tony & Emmy Winner Andrea Martin Joins the Cast of NBC's Hairspray Live!, Playing Mother to Ariana Grande

She isn’t done playing difficult yet. Andrea Martin is the latest name added to the starry roster for Hairspray Live!. The Tony and Emmy winner will take on the role of the appropriately prudish Prudy Pingleton, the mom of Penny (played by Ariana Grande in the NBC project). The live broadcast will air on December 7.

The Broadway favorite joins ...

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Groundhog Day Still Broadway-Aimed, But Shifts Opening Date

Groundhog Day Still Broadway-Aimed, But Shifts Opening Date

Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! Groundhog Day is still coming to Broadway! After a bit of a switcheroo with the producing team, Broadway.com has confirmed that the Andy Karl-led tuner, which received rapturous reviews in London, remains Main Stem-bound. However, the stage adaptation of the 1993 film is no longer ...

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9/11 Musical Come From Away Announces Broadway Dates & Benefit Concerts

9/11 Musical Come From Away Announces Broadway Dates & Benefit Concerts

Broadway dates have been set for the much-buzzed about Come From Away. The new musical, which follows a group of travelers stranded on 9/11, will begin performances on February 18, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for March 12 at a Shubert theater to be revealed in due course.

The production has also announced that it will honor the residents ...

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Bradley Cooper to Direct & Headline A Star Is Born Opposite Lady Gaga

Bradley Cooper to Direct & Headline A Star Is Born Opposite Lady Gaga

It’s official! Tony and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper will direct and appear in A Star Is Born…opposite Lady Gaga. According to Deadline, production on the Warner Bros project will start early next year in California.

The long-in-the-works remake had at one point Clint Eastwood to helm and Beyoncé attached to star. Gaga will pen new music for the film ...

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YouTube Star & Broadway Alum Todrick Hall Will Enter the Land of Lola & Headline Kinky Boots

YouTube Star & Broadway Alum Todrick Hall Will Enter the Land of Lola & Headline Kinky Boots

He’s recently outta Oz, and now he’s heading to Broadway. YouTube star Todrick Hall will return to the Great White Way to headline Kinky Boots. He takes over for Alan Mingo Jr. in the role of Lola beginning November 1.

Hall recently concluded the national tour of his show Straight Outta Oz. Prior to his YouTube fame, Hall appeared on ...

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He's a Part of Disney's World, Now: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Team Up with Alan Menken for Live-Action The Little Mermaid

He's a Part of Disney's World, Now: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Team Up with Alan Menken for Live-Action The Little Mermaid

Once you’re in the Mickey Mouse Club, you’re in it for life. After writing songs for Disney’s Moana and appearing in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, Lin-Manuel Miranda will team up with certified Disney legend Alan Menken. The two will pen tunes (and adapt some familiar ones) for a new live action take on The Little Mermaid, according to Deadline ...

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Jeremy Jordan's Bringing the Newsies Musical to the Screen, But Would He Don the Newsboy Cap for a Movie Remake?

Jeremy Jordan's Bringing the Newsies Musical to the Screen, But Would He Don the Newsboy Cap for a Movie Remake?

Jeremy Jordan will seize the day on the big screen when a filmed performance of the Newsies tour heads to movie theaters next year. For one night only this September, he’ll reprise his Tony-nominated turn as Jack Kelly. It’s one thing to carry the banner again on stage for the camera, but how does he feel about headlining an actual ...

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Dates Set for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Starring Christian Borle, on Broadway

Dates Set for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Starring Christian Borle, on Broadway

Broadway's spring season is shaping up oh so sweetly! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, led by two-time Tony winner Christian Borle (after Falsettos), will begin performances on March 28, 2017 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, the reworked transfer of London's hit tuner is set to officially open on April 23.

Featuring a ...

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Director Alex Timbers Exits Broadway-Bound Stage Adaptation of Frozen

Director Alex Timbers Exits Broadway-Bound Stage Adaptation of Frozen

Broadway.com has confirmed that director Alex Timbers and Disney Theatrical Productions have parted ways on the upcoming Broadway musical Frozen. No word yet if this will impact the timing of the project: the eagerly anticipated stage adaptation of the movie is scheduled to make its world premiere in August 2017 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for ...

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Hairspray Live! Adds Two Broadway-Loving Emmy Winners: Rosie O'Donnell & Sean Hayes

Hairspray Live! Adds Two Broadway-Loving Emmy Winners: Rosie O'Donnell & Sean Hayes

You can’t stop the motion of…Hairspray Live!’s casting announcements. Emmy winners and Broadway cheerleaders Rosie O'Donnell and Sean Hayes have signed on for NBC’s broadcast, set for December 7 as the gym teacher and Mr. Pinky, respectively.

Executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan made the announcement during the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Los Angeles; they ...

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