Tag Archives: musical theater

Rocky Musical Debuts On Broadway

Sylvester Stallone showed up.

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TRAILER: Annie

Annie doesn’t open until Xmas. The clip already has 2M YouTube views, partly because of the racists who are very upset that Annie is played by ten year-old black actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who in 2012 became the youngest-ever recipient of an Best Actress Oscar nomination for Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Will Smith and Jay-Z are the film’s producers. Jay-Z ...

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TRAILER: Stage Fright

“A horror musical set at drama camp.”

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Mother Russia: A Musical Spoof

Clip recap: Our hilarious rebuttal to Russia’s cruel stance on homosexuality ahead of the Olympics! iTunes: Almost! Facebook page. Daniel Jourdan – Director / Producer / Editor. Adam Cohen – Writer / Lyricist / Producer / Voice of Mikhail / Ballet Dancer. Music Written By – Michael Sousa. “Don’t restrict our freedoms cuz my lover is a bear, no kids ...

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Paging You-Know-Who: Kinky Boots To Perform During Super Bowl Pre-Show

If you thought wingnut outrage was deafening after the cast of Kinky Boots performed during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you better get out your earplugs for when they see the same thing during the Super Bowl pre-show.  It’s not yet clear if the cast will physically be AT the stadium or if the performance will be televised from Broadway, ...

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Kinky Boots Lead Leaves Cast

At the same time that the show was winning the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, yesterday the cast of the six-time Tony winning show Kinky Boots was saying goodbye to its lead, Stark Sands. In the clip below, Tony winner Billy Porter calls Sands “everything that a leading lady could ever wish for.” RELATED: Kinky Boots became the target ...

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Broadway Stars Unite For Satire Of Russia’s Crackdown On LGBT People

A galaxy of Broadway stars have gotten together for skits and songs that mock Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people. You’ll recognize a lot of people: Harvey Fierstein, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Jonathan Groff, Jackie Hoffman, Andrea McArdle, Brad Oscar, Stephen Schwarz, John Tartaglia, Mary Testa, Michael Urie, and many more. There are even cameos from Dan Savage and ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Universal Studios, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is the DVD of NBC’s The Sound Of Music – Live!, which is available today online and at retailers nationwide. The hills are alive again with the DVD release of the amazing LIVE broadcast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, starring Grammy® winner Carrie Underwood, the multi-talented Stephen Moyer, ...

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Opening Number: Broadway Cares’ 25th Annual Gypsy Of The Year Show

Via Broadway Cares: The 25th anniversary celebration of Gypsy of the Year, the culmination of six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised an amazing $4,343,234 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. On December 9 and 10, 2013, the show’s energetic opening number featured Klea Blackhurst as Ethel Merman comparing gypsies of her day ...

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Open Thread: The Sound Of Music

Well?

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Carrie Underwood – The Sound Of Music

Newsday reports on The Sound of Music Live!, which airs on Thursday at 8PM. NBC has a lot riding on this one. The production boasts two directors (Broadway vet Rob Ashford, who worked with the cast on character, and Beth McCarthy-Miller, who has helmed live shows including “Saturday Night Live”) — six lavish sets (Alps, abbey, and so on, constructed ...

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Nants Ingonyama Bagithi Baba

The Lion King has become the first Broadway show in history to have grossed a billion dollars. Via Playbill: “This humbling milestone is a testament to the vision and artistry of Julie Taymor,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, in a statement. “For nearly 17 years she has been The Lion King‘s guiding creative force and ...

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Broadway Flea Market: September 22nd

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will hold the 27th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction on September 22nd in Times Square. Free and open to the public, the annual event takes place from 10 AM – 7 PM in the heart of the theatre district along West 44th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) and in Shubert Alley. One of ...

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Big Spenders

Clip description: “The male cast of King Kong: The Musical perform Big Spender from Sweet Charity at Twisted Broadway Melbourne, an annual charity event raising money for Oz Showbiz Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.”

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Neil Patrick Harris To Play Hedwig

Neil Patrick Harris will play the title role when Hedwig And The Angry Inch makes its Broadway debut next spring.  Broadway World reports: The announcement that Neil Patrick Harris will play ‘Hedwig,’ follows his recent triumphant engagement as the host of the 67th Annual Tony Awards (the highest rated Tonys broadcast in more than a decade). Harris said, “I am ...

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Kinky Boots Leads 2013 Tony Awards With Six Wins Including Best Musical

Kinky Boots took top honors at tonight’s Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. The show won in six categories including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Leading Actor. The co-producer thanked his husband from the stage, saying, “You make me a better person every day we’re together.” Best Musical: Kinky Boots Best Revival of a Musical: Pippin Best Actress, Musical: Patina Miller, Pippin ...

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Neil Patrick Harris Opens The 2013 Tonys

This won’t last long on YouTube, watch it now. Also: WOW.

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Broadway Bares: June 23rd In NYC

The 23rd annual installment of Broadway Bares takes place at Times Square’s Roseland Ballroom on June 23rd.   From sea to shining sea, this year’s Broadway Bares will crisscross the country in a racy, raucous road trip, exploring the United States as the 23rd annual edition of the immensely popular modern-day burlesque show delivers Broadway Bares 23: United Strips of America. ...

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Book Of Mormon: Party Bus Edition

(Via Boy Culture)

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South Korean Military Spoofs Les Miz

The New York Times reports on this week’s hottest viral video, a spoof of Les Miz (or tribute to, depending on your view) created by the South Korean air force. In the 13-minute South Korean version, the nemesis is a taskmaster officer who keeps his exhausted conscripts clearing snow — a chore that many young South Korean men face while ...

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