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Stage & Screen Legend James Earl Jones to Be Honored with Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

Stage & Screen Legend James Earl Jones to Be Honored with Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

Two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones will receive the 2017 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The honor will be presented at the 71st Annual Tony Awards on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall.

The Fences and Great White Hope Tony winner last starred on Broadway in The Gin Game; his additional stage credits include The Best ...

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Watch Andy Karl & the Cast of Groundhog Day Perform the Tap-Happy Number 'Philanthropy'

Watch Andy Karl & the Cast of Groundhog Day Perform the Tap-Happy Number 'Philanthropy'

This just in! We've got an interesting forecast on the way: cynical weatherman Phil Connors doing kind deeds all over Punxsutawney! Andy Karl and the cast of Broadway's uproarious Groundhog Day stopped by The Today Show on April 27 to perform the superbly dancey number "Philanthropy," which is when Karl's arrogant character starts changing his ways. Take a peek ...

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Journey to Today! Broadway's Anastasia, Christy Altomare, Sings Out on Broadway Week

Journey to Today! Broadway's Anastasia, Christy Altomare, Sings Out on Broadway Week

Christy Altomare is having quite the special week. The morning after opening in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, she woke up to an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for her performance in the enchanting musical's title role. And the next morning the bright-eyed Altomare took part in the annual Broadway Week on NBC's Today. Watch the video below to see ...

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Showtune Showdown! Thirteen Musicals Duke It Out for Tony Nominations in Historically Competitive Year

Showtune Showdown! Thirteen Musicals Duke It Out for Tony Nominations in Historically Competitive Year

Nobody does musicals like Broadway. Every Broadway season feels chock full of big-hearted, big-singing shows that all compete for that final trophy on Tony Awards night: the one engraved with perhaps the two most important words in showbiz: Best. Musical. But have you noticed the 2016-2017 season has more musicals than almost ever before hoping to grab that spinning mantel ...

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Will Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen Team Up as Timon & Pumbaa in the Lion King Live-Action Remake?

Will Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen Team Up as Timon & Pumbaa in the Lion King Live-Action Remake?

Comedy favorites Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen look likely to play Timon and Pumbaa, respectively, in the upcoming live-action Lion King film, according to The Wrap. The pair is in final negotiations to join Jon Favreau’s reboot of the animated classic. Eichner and Rogen would sing the upbeat song “Hakuna Matata.”

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Watch Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Face Off in Broadway War Paint

Watch Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Face Off in Broadway War Paint

Show clips of Broadway's ultra-glam War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole.

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Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & the Cast of Bandstand Twirl, High-Kick & Belt It Out

Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & the Cast of Bandstand Twirl, High-Kick & Belt It Out

Swingin' show clips of Bandstand, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott.

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New Musical Bandstand, Starring Laura Osnes & Corey Cott, to Be Preserved on Cast Album

New Musical Bandstand, Starring Laura Osnes & Corey Cott, to Be Preserved on Cast Album

Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor’s original swing score of the new Broadway musical Bandstand will be recorded onto an original cast album by Broadway Records. The album will be released on June 23.

Bandstand, with a book by Oberacker and Taylor, began previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 31 and will open on April 26. Directed and ...

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Watch Ben Platt & the Cast of Dear Evan Hansen Perform on Today

Watch Ben Platt & the Cast of Dear Evan Hansen Perform on Today

The stars of Broadway’s new hit musical Dear Evan Hansen stopped by Today on April 25 to share their show with TV audiences. Ben Platt and his fellow cast members presented a moving rendition of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s act-one closer “You Will Be Found.” Give a watch to the cast in the video below to see just ...

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Scrumdiddlyumptious! Guess These Candies with the Cast and Friends of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Opening Night!

Scrumdiddlyumptious! Guess These Candies with the Cast and Friends of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Opening Night!

Matt Rodin challenges the cast and friends of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to name candies based on photo clues on opening night.

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Home at Last! Watch Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & More Take the Stage in Anastasia

Home at Last! Watch Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & More Take the Stage in Anastasia

Show clips from Broadway's Anastasia, starring Christy Altomare.

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Simply Delicious! Savor These Clips of Christian Borle & the Cast of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Simply Delicious! Savor These Clips of Christian Borle & the Cast of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Enjoy this treat! Show clips of Christian Borle and the cast of Broadway's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.

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In Her Own Words: Hello, Dolly! Star Bette Midler on the Bliss and Burnout of Her Early Days on Broadway

In Her Own Words: Hello, Dolly! Star Bette Midler on the Bliss and Burnout of Her Early Days on Broadway

The world’s been waiting for entertainment icon Bette Midler to return to the Broadway musical stage for close to 50 long years. Now that the opening of Hello, Dolly!, with the incomparable Midler as Miss Dolly Gallagher Levi, is upon us, we thought it’d be fun to take a trip back to her early days on the stage. Thanks to ...

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The Great Comet's Josh Groban Talks Dating with a Beard, Leslie Odom Jr. Prank Calls & More

The Great Comet's Josh Groban Talks Dating with a Beard, Leslie Odom Jr. Prank Calls & More

The Great Comet's Josh Groban geeks out about making his Broadway debut, shares tales about getting groped by Grobanites in his 'voluptuous' Pierre fat suit and more!

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Will Smith in Discussions to Play the Genie in Live-Action Aladdin

Will Smith in Discussions to Play the Genie in Live-Action Aladdin

Will Smith just might be singing “Friend Like Me” in Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, according to Deadline. The screen star is in discussions to take on the role of the Genie, embodied in the animated film by Robin Williams and originated in the Broadway musical to Tony-winning effect by James Monroe Iglehart. As previously reported, Guy Ritchie looks likely ...

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Frozen Musical Announces Full Broadway Lead Casting

Frozen Musical Announces Full Broadway Lead Casting

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney’s new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton.

Frozen plays its out-of-town tryout at the ...

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Carousel to Return to Broadway in 2018, Starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry

Carousel to Return to Broadway in 2018, Starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel will return to Broadway in 2018, featuring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Waitress) as Julie Jordan, Tony nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton) as Billy Bigelow and opera star Renee Fleming as Nettie Fowler. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien will direct the revival, set to open on March 23, 2018 at a theater to be announced ...

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Watch These Uproarious Show Clips of Andy Karl & the Cast of Groundhog Day Over and Over (and Over)!

Watch These Uproarious Show Clips of Andy Karl & the Cast of Groundhog Day Over and Over (and Over)!

Show clips of Groundhog Day, starring Andy Karl.

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Josh Groban, Denée Benton & Stars of Broadway's Great Comet Sing Out on Good Morning America

Josh Groban, Denée Benton & Stars of Broadway's Great Comet Sing Out on Good Morning America

The stars of Broadway’s epic musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 stopped by Good Morning America on April 14 to show off their new show. The cast, led by Josh Groban and Denée Benton, offered up a number from Dave Malloy’s vibrant original score. The musical has been thrilling audiences since it opened on Broadway, and from ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Music Men Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman on Writing for Oompa Loompas, Christian Borle & More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Music Men Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman on Writing for Oompa Loompas, Christian Borle & More

The Tony winning songwriters of Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can and Smash share songs from the long journey to Broadway with Charlie.

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Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler, to Release Broadway Cast Recording

Hello, Dolly!, Starring Bette Midler, to Release Broadway Cast Recording

Put on your Sunday headphones! Hello, Dolly!, starring powerhouse Bette Midler, will release a cast album via Masterworks Broadway on May 12. See the Jerry Zaks-helmed production at the Shubert Theatre, and then pre-order the record on iTunes or Amazon.

Produced by Grammy winner Steven Epstein, the Hello, Dolly! cast recording will feature the vocals of the entire Broadway cast ...

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So Much Swag! Broadway.com Launches Online Merch Store

So Much Swag! Broadway.com Launches Online Merch Store

Ever wanted to rock a Broadway.com T-shirt or drink out of a Broadway.com water bottle during rehearsal, at the stage door, while you’re out and about or when you’re at home watching Mandy Gonzalez sing “Waving Through a Window” on repeat? Well, now you can.

That’s right, Broadway.com fans. We’ve launched an online merch store so ...

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Watch Dreamgirls' Amber Riley Belt Out 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going' at the Olivier Awards

Watch Dreamgirls' Amber Riley Belt Out 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going' at the Olivier Awards

The Olivier Awards dazzled London's Royal Albert Hall on April 9, and we are telling you, we are not going to stop gushing about this year's ceremony. Groundhog Day's Andy Karl accepted his award for Best Actor in New York on April 11, and Dreamgirls' Amber Riley, who garnered the Olivier for Best Actress in a Musical, finally released ...

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The World Will Never Be the Same! Spamilton Moves & Announces Los Angeles Premiere & National Tour

The World Will Never Be the Same! Spamilton Moves & Announces Los Angeles Premiere & National Tour

Spamilton is taking over the world! The off-Broadway fan fave is moving from the Triad to the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater on 47th Street—just one block away from where its inspiration, Hamilton, is playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Performances will begin in the new venue beginning on June 2.

In addition to off-Broadway, Spamilton is heading to the ...

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Panic! at the Disco Frontman Brendon Urie Will Make His Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots

Panic! at the Disco Frontman Brendon Urie Will Make His Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots

Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie is heading to the Great White Way! The band's lead singer will make his Broadway debut as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots beginning on May 26. He will play a limited engagement through August 6. Urie succeeds Killian Donnelly in the hit musical, which just celebrated its four-year anniversary on Broadway.

Urie is the ...

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