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Is A Movie Version Of “Wicked” Finally Headed Our Way?

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Fellow Broadway fanatics, prick up your ears: a long-awaited film adaptation of the musical “Wicked” might finally be picking up speed. Stephen Schwartz, the musical’s composer, hinted to New York magazine the people who make such dreams come true are “starting to do some work on it.” Okay, so that’s pretty vague, but it’s better than the radio silence that’s been surrounding the project for the past few years. Schwartz still isn’t sure how many years away that film might be, but he’s currently in the process of considering how to make the story shine on camera. “What are we going to change? What are we going to keep? How do you use a whole new language and medium to tell the story?” he told New York. Well, I’m wondering the same thing! Will the quirk and charm of “Wicked” come across onscreen? Will Elphaba’s big flying scene look really epic with movie effects? If the success of Broadway-to-big-screen movies “Hairspray,” “Chicago” or “Dreamgirls” are any indication, “Wicked” is definitely worth holding out hope for! [NYMag.com]

Dreams Come True: Cast Of “The Lion King” Surprise Plane With Performance

"It's The Ciiiiiiiircle of Liiiiife..."

Someone please tell me why I was not on this plane. Travelers flying from Brisbane to Sydney, Australia, this weekend got a musical surprise when the Aussie Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who were also en route, decided to serenade the plane with their rendition of the musical’s hit number, “The Circle of Life.” Keep reading »

Win This! 2 Tickets To See Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart On Broadway In “No Man’s Land”

Win This! 2 Tickets To See Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart On Broadway In "No Man's Land"

In addition to being the best of friends, Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are both legends of the stage, and they are sharing that stage in two productions on Broadway, “No Man’s Land” and “Waiting For Godot” (both plays also star Billy Crudup and Shuler Hemsley). Ami and I had the opportunity to go see “No Man’s Land” (written by Harold Pinter) last week and loved it. Stewart and McKellen star as two elderly writers who meet at a pub and then spend the rest of the evening drinking (a lot) and talking. Their dude bonding is interrupted by the arrival of two younger men, and all of their connections to each other are exposed. It’s a play that uses language, word play and, most of all, timing to inspire laughter. And we’re giving away two tickets to see “No Man’s Land” to one lucky reader! Prize details, rules and entry form are after the jump! Keep reading »

Win This! 2 Tickets To “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder” (And Reader Discount!)

‘Tis the season for New York City theater — and a “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” should be on your must-see musical list! This murderous comedy takes you on a hysterical journey as the protagonist, Monty Navarro, kills his way to the top.  Star Jefferson Mays’ will have you laughing out loud as you contemplate Monty’s chances of success. It’s the perfect show for anyone over the age of 13.

Purchase discount tickets here using discount code GUGRG927, or enter our sweepstakes below for your chance to win two tickets! Keep reading »

“Shakespeare In Love” Is Coming To A Stage Near You

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As much as the trend of turning popular movies into Broadway musicals (“Once,” “Hairspray,” “Billy Elliot,” “Matilda,” “Ghost,” maybe “The Princess Bride”) makes me worry about that we’ll never see another original idea ever again, I can’t say I don’t enjoy the adaptations. The latest movie to see its moment under the stage lights is … drumroll please … “Shakespeare in Love.” Get excited, world! Keep reading »

Is “The Princess Bride” Broadway’s Next Big Hit?

Is "The Princess Bride" Broadway's Next Big Hit?

I have a confession to make. I’ve never seen “The Princess Bride.” I know, I know. By the time I realized it was a cultural obsession, I’d narrowly missed about a million group viewings of it, with plans always having changed at the last minute. I kind of feel like I’m missing out on some national treasure, but maybe I should just keep putting it off at this point and wait to see it live, because the movie is about to be adapted for the stage. Keep reading »

Alanis Morrisette Is Developing “Jagged Little Pill” Musical For Broadway

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Alanis Morissette "Jagged Little Pill" Broadway musical

Cue the “‘you oughta know’ I’ll be getting tickets” jokes! Alanis Morrisette is developing her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill into a Broadway musical. NYmag.com reports that workshopping the show will begin in 2014 and the songstress is working on new arrangements for songs on the album, as well as new songs for the show. No word on what the plot will be. Her breakup with “Full House” star Dave Coulier that fueled “You Oughta Know” and made us all imagine what Uncle Joey looks like getting a blowjob in a theater?  The music industry sleazebags who inspired “Right Through You”? Rain on your wedding day? The rage encapsulated by lady alt-rockers in the mid’90s? I was skeptical when I first read the news, but you know what? I think a Broadway show based on Jagged Little Pill has the potential to be awesome.  [NYmag.com]

Anthony Weiner’s Dick Pics Saga Is Headed To The Stage

  • “The Weiner Monologues,” a saga about Carlos Danger — code name of former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who sexted dick pics to a young admirer named Sydney Leathers, AKA a woman who is not his wife — is headed to Off Off Broadway. The director described it as “a devised Greek tragedy composed of found texts.”  [New York Times]
  • Did Demi Lovato have a sapphic fling with Australian DJ Ruby Rose? [World Of Wonder]
  • Tom Hanks has revealed that he suffers from type 2 diabetes. [Huffington Post]
  • Firefighters helped a man remove his penis from a toaster. [Gawker]
  • Responding to Miley Cyrus’ interview yesterday with Matt Lauer on “The Today Show,” dad Billy Ray Cyrus said that she has never been so happy since her breakup with Liam Hemsworth. [ETonline] Keep reading »

Anne Hathaway Rumored For “Cabaret” Broadway Revival

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  • Anne Hathaway and Alan Cumming are rumored to be starring in an upcoming Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” although her rep called the rumor “totally made up.” It’s probably for the best. There is absolutely NO WAY Liza fans will approve of this. [BlackBook Mag, Just Jared]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow has been named People‘s Most Beautiful Woman 2013, an honor that makes us shrug. These are the same folks that gave Bradley Cooper the Sexiest Man Alive title, remember? [The Stir]
  • At a recent “Mad Men” cast Q&A, Jon Hamm revealed that he reads a couple recaps of the show (so jealous of you, A.V. Club!), but always steers clear of the comments section. Smart man. Also, at the after-party, Vincent Kartheiser cut people in line for drinks. [Gothamist]
  • Speaking of “Mad Men,” the writers are working on a show about NASA in the ’60s. Maybe we’ll see some zero gravity fucking? [VICE]
  • One of the band members in Ace Of Base (remember them?) used to be a neo-Nazi, as revealed in Ulf Ekberg’s disturbing white power lyrics from a former band, Commit Suicide. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad To Star In “Romeo & Juliet”

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  • An interracial version of “Romeo & Juliet” is headed to Broadway. The Shakespearean-named Orlando Bloom has been cast as Romeo. with Condola Rashad, daughter of Claire Huxtable, as Juliet. That’s cool, but aren’t we kind of saturated with “Romeo & Juliet” remakes? [Los Angeles Times]
  • Shain Gandee from MTV’s new reality show “Buckwild” was found dead at age 21 in West Virginia. Here’s how his castmembers are reacting on Twitter. [E! Online]
  • Heidi to the rescue! Klum, her boyfriend and her dad saved her seven-year-old son Henry and two nannies when they were caught in a dangerous riptide at a beach in Oahu, Hawaii. [Gossip Cop]
  • Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty for James Holmes, the gunman who killed 12 people when he shot up a movie theater screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, this summer. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
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