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Andrew Rannells, who plays Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend on “Girls,” is headed to Broadway! In August, he’ll take over for Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role in “Hedwig And The Angry Inch.” NPH recently won a Tony for playing a transgender East German rock singer. [Variety]
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“I forgot to get married and have babies” is often a line women with successful careers hear from their peers as a warning to reprioritize their lives. Yet this is exactly how Swoosie Kurtz, currently starring in “Mike and Molly” with Melissa McCarthy, explains why she is 69-years-old and never married and without children. But… READ MORE »


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I love musicals.

Oh, you hate musicals? Really? I’ll get to you and your opinion in a second.

First, I’m making a public confession: I am a white, heterosexual man who loves musicals. I don’t give a shit who knows. You are not your demographic. The people who make up focus… READ MORE »


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The oh-so-beloved 1980s movie “Heathers” is now a musical. I’ll wait for a moment while you squeal with glee (at least, that’s how I’d react if I were you). Rumors that “Heathers” would be headed to the stage, along with several incarnations of the production, have made the rounds these past few years. The show is… READ MORE »


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Back in February, some jerk politicians in South Carolina threatened cut the College of Charleston’s budget because they didn’t like the books that freshman were assigned to read for 2013 orientation. Those books were Out Loud: The Best Of Rainbow Radio, which tells the story of South Carolina’s first LGBT radio show, a Fun Home,… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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.” … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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‘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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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,… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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“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… READ MORE »


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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]
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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]
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Earlier this month, Lizzy, a seven-year-old corgi, got fired from a West End production of “The Audience” starring Helen Mirren after she failed to make her mark in “16 consecutive preview performance nights.” She was replaced by a younger rival named Coco. (The corgi, I mean, not Helen Mirren.)

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Jane Lynch is joining the Broadway cast of “Annie” from May 16 until July 14. So buy your ridiculously overpriced tickets now, kids. Or get ready to shiv someone. Fun fact: Julie once played “unnamed orphan #2″ in a local “Annie production. [Daily Freshies]
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Bryan Fuller‘s been dropping hints of upcoming Pushing Daisies news for the past few months, and we have been clawing at our computer screens for just as long screaming “TELL US!” The “Pushing Daisies,” “Dead Like Me,” and “Mockingbird Lane” producer swore it had nothing to do with a return of the cancelled-too-soon show to television, or of… READ MORE »