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Sadly, attempts to foreground people of color on stage are still met with resistance in the year of our Lord 2k16. That’s what makes these wins so significant. READ MORE »


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It includes singing about your 13-pound weight gain READ MORE »


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Nothing says, “I love you,” like tickets to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit hip-hop musical, but not everyone can afford Hamilton tickets. But now you can still tell Bae that you’ll send a battalion to remind them of your love, thanks to these Hamilton Valentines.

The watercolor cards were created by artist and food writer Casey Barber and… READ MORE »


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Musical theater is having a moment. Following NBC’s successful broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! in 2013—which pulled in a massive 18.6 million viewers—networks have been scrambling to get their own productions off the ground. In addition to the recently announced Grease musical, starring Dancing With the Stars’ Julianne Hough, Tyler Perry is planningREAD MORE »


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If you tuned in last night to watch the live TV production of “The Wiz with your Twitter fingers ready to take down a disaster, I’m sorry you were disappointed. Unlike the disastrous “Sound Of Music Live” and last year’s hilariously awful “Peter Pan,” “The Wiz” was a revelation.

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Plus, Ryan Adams tries to make Taylor Swift palatable and some other stuff!!! READ MORE »


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Wait what?? Yay!

The creators of Cruel Intentions: The Musical in LA, are developing a musical based on Fox’s early oughts hit teen drama The O.C. and we are so very happy.

A Twitter account has been created by producer Jordan Ross and director Lindsey Rosin. Here is a tweet of… READ MORE »


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An original song was written for Meryl Streep to sing in the film adaptation of “Into the Woods” about her love-hate feelings toward Rapunzel, but it was cut before the film reached its final version. In this clip, director Rob Marshall explains why the song was ditched – a move that Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine and Meryl all… READ MORE »


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Courtney Love will star in an experimental opera called “Kansas City Choir Boy” as part of this January’s Protoype festival in NYC. The show, directed by Kevin New bury and composed by Todd Almond, is described as a “theatricalized concept album about love altered by unexpected fate.” The story is told through flashbacks, following a… READ MORE »


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Sarah Silverman is working on a Broadway musical based on her memoir The Bedwetter about, you guessed it, her childhood bedwetting problem. [BroadwayWorld]
Thirty actors who have appeared in Shonda Rhimes’ TV shows choose three words to describe her that are more accurate than “angry black woman.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
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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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Maria who? Fox is producing a three-hour live performance of the 1978 hit film “Grease” (which is also based on a 1971 Broadway musical, but let’s not act like we knew the play existed before the movie). “Grease Live” will air sometime next year, so you have plenty of time to buy your Pink… READ MORE »


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Somehow I missed this last week, but it’s never too late to get to know Grown Up Annie! Musical theaters favorite redheaded orphan stopped by “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” still a little drunk after a long night out at the club. So what has Annie been up to since Daddy Warbucks adopted her and… READ MORE »


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Courtney Love said she and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean have agreed that a “respectful but honest” Nirvana musical is “very likely.” I’m still going to take everything Love says with a grain of salt, especially since it’s unclear whether the other members of Nirvana would be so on board. [Rolling Stone]
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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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Steven Spielberg — yeah, the guy who made “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” — wants to remake the legendary 1961 musical “West Side Story.” How could you possibly improve on Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno? You remade “The Sound Of Music” and “Annie,” Hollywood. Is nothing sacred?!  Can’t we leave well enough alone? [Entertainment Weekly]
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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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