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Hamilton, The Color Purple, Gloria Estefan & More to Perform at 2016 Tony Awards

Hamilton, The Color Purple, Gloria Estefan & More to Perform at 2016 Tony Awards

Satisfied? There will be ten show-stopping performances at the 2016 Tony Awards! Hosted by Tony winner James Corden, the ceremony is set to broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, on CBS, on June 12.

The high-energy evening will feature performances from the 2016 Tony-nominated Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical shows, including Tony nominees ...

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Tony Yazbeck, Paul Slade Smith & Dana Costello Assume New Roles in Finding Neverland on Broadway

Tony Yazbeck, Paul Slade Smith & Dana Costello Assume New Roles in Finding Neverland on Broadway

Some familiar faces are flying back toward the second star to the right. Finding Neverland alums Paul Slade Smith and Dana Costello have assumed the roles of Charles Frohman and Marie Barrie, respectively, in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical. They take over for Marc Kudisch and Teal Wicks at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Additionally, Tony Yazbeck will return to ...

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Ben Platt & More to Reprise Roles in Broadway Transfer of Dear Evan Hansen

Ben Platt & More to Reprise Roles in Broadway Transfer of Dear Evan Hansen

Next year's Tony race just heated up! As widely expected, Ben Platt will reprise his Obie-winning performance in the title role in the previously reported Broadway transfer of Dear Evan Hansen. Directed by Michael Greif, the buzzy new musical is set to begin previews in November and officially open on December 4 at the Belasco Theatre.

With a book by ...

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Welcome to the ‘60s, Maddie Baillio: Newcomer Cast as Tracy Turnblad in NBC’s Hairspray Live!

Welcome to the ‘60s, Maddie Baillio: Newcomer Cast as Tracy Turnblad in NBC’s Hairspray Live!

NBC’s Hairspray Live! has found its teenage star. Maddie Baillio will make her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad in the Peacock network’s fourth annual musical telecast. The Texas native was chosen out of hundreds of hopefuls following an open casting call. The Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman musical will air on December 7.

Baillio hails from League City, Texas and ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald & More Broadway Faves Tapped for James Corden's Next Carpool Karaoke

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald & More Broadway Faves Tapped for James Corden's Next Carpool Karaoke

We knew it! The latest installment of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke will feature Hamilton’s certified genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with a slew of Broadway faves. The segment is scheduled to air on June 6 on The Late Late Show.

Joining the pair will be six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (Shuffle Along), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Fully Committed), along with Tony ...

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The Legend Returns to Broadway! Barbra Streisand Will Present at 2016 Tony Awards

The Legend Returns to Broadway! Barbra Streisand Will Present at 2016 Tony Awards

Barbra Streisand is set to return to the Tony Awards stage for the first time since 1970! The legendary EGOT and show business icon will present at the 2016 Tony Awards on June 12.

As previously announced, Broadway’s biggest night will also feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, 2016 Tony Nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Says There Will be a Hamilton Movie...But You'll Have to Wait For It!

Lin-Manuel Miranda Says There Will be a Hamilton Movie...But You'll Have to Wait For It!

Hamilton will be a movie, but Lin-Manuel Miranda thinks we'll have to wait for it to blow us all away. The gargantuan Broadway hit’s creator and star told Rolling Stone that there would be a screen adaptation: “Someday. Probably not for, like, 20 years.” Sorry, NBC.

Which film versions of musicals does Miranda think have worked? “Well, there are ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Goes Hollywood! The In the Heights Movie Is Now in the Hands of Harvey Weinstein

Lin-Manuel Miranda Goes Hollywood! The In the Heights Movie Is Now in the Hands of Harvey Weinstein

Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shot to bring In the Heights to the big screen, but it’ll require just a little more paciencia y fe. Rights for the film adaptation, which was previously put in turnaround by Universal Pictures, have been acquired by Harvey Weinstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Scott Sanders, a producer whose credits include the ...

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It's Official! Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lead Mary Poppins Returns

It's Official! Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lead Mary Poppins Returns

This news is practically perfect! Hamilton’s creator and headliner Lin-Manuel Miranda will officially team up with Into the Woods star Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns. The sequel to Disney’s 1964 classic Mary Poppins is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.

The film will be helmed by Into the Woods director Rob Marshall, with the screenplay penned by ...

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Tony Winner Michael Grandage Tapped to Direct Guys and Dolls Film Remake

Tony Winner Michael Grandage Tapped to Direct Guys and Dolls Film Remake

Stage and screen director Michael Grandage will bring the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York to Hollywood. The Tony winner has been tapped to helm 20th Century Fox’s long-awaited remake of Guys and Dolls, according to Deadline.

Grandage helmed the 2005 West End revival of the Frank Loesser musical; the cast featured Ewan McGregor, Douglas Hodge, Jane ...

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