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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Karate Kid screenwriter to adapt film as a stage musical by Nick Romano

The Karate Kid has been to Japan (in the sequel), China (in the remake), and YouTube (in the TV series). Now, Daniel-san is heading for the stage. Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen, who penned …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:00PM
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Nanny musical in the works for Broadway by way of Fran Drescher, Rachel Bloom by Nick Romano

All thoughts about a Nanny revival have been replaced by Wednesday’s tremendous news out of Broadway. The Nanny, Fran Drescher’s iconically comic sitcom from the ’90s, is being develop…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 01:38PM

Rocketman, Euphoria, Lil Naz X, more land GLAAD Media Award nominations by Nick Romano

Instead of talking about all the room for improvement in pop culture (once again), let’s take a moment to celebrate the strides made in 2019 with LGBTQ representation. On Wednesday, GLAAD …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:08AM
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and Cats co-stars remix 'Memory' with Jimmy Fallon by Nick Romano

The cast of Cats are making new memories with Jimmy Fallon—even if we can’t scratch the image of CGI cat bosoms from our minds. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, James Corden,…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:08AM
Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Michael Jackson Broadway musical finds its star by Nick Romano

MJ The Musical, the Michael Jackson Broadway show, has found its King of Pop. Ephraim Sykes, who was nominated for a Tony for playing Motown recording artist David Ruffin in Ain’t Too Prou…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:16AM
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Gotham star Ben McKenzie to make his Broadway debut in Grand Horizons by Nick Romano

Ben McKenzie is moving from the fictional Gotham City to the real Gotham City. The actor behind Jim Gordon in Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham is poised to make his Broadway debut in the…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 01:34PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Armie Hammer returning to Broadway for Tracy Letts production The Minutes by Nick Romano

Armie Hammer is counting down the minutes to his next Broadway role. The actor behind Call Me By Your Name and Wounds has set his return trip to the stage for next year’s production of The…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:23AM
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mean Girls musical drops 'Sexy' Halloween performance online for (what else?) Halloween by Nick Romano

She’s a mouse. Duh. To mark Halloween, the best holiday in the Mean Girls universe next to Christmas, the folks behind Broadway’s Mean Girls musical released a full video of the producti…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:42PM

Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox swap Marvel roles for Halloween outing by Nick Romano

Two Marvel stars are already getting into the What If…? spirit. For a Halloween outing to promote their Broadway run of Betrayal, stars Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox traded Marvel roles t…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:38AM
Friday, October 25, 2019

6 Disney Broadway legends unite for an epic rendition of 'Let It Go' by Nick Romano

Just as Frozen 2 is about to replace “Let It Go” with “Into the Unknown,” these original Disney Broadway stars got the jingle stuck in our heads again. On Friday’s The View, host W…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 03:06PM
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg gets back in the habit for revamped Sister Act musical in London by Nick Romano

Holy Mother Superior! The original Deloris Van Cartier has returned. Whoopi Goldberg, who starred as the character in the two Sister Act movies, is coming back to the role in a new productio…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:17AM
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Pose star Mj Rodriguez sings 'Suddenly Seymour' from Little Shop of Horrors on Corden by Nick Romano

Mj Rodriguez is out here taking what’s hers. The Pose star is currently appearing in the Los Angeles production of Little Shop of Horrors, and Rodriguez claimed the late-night spotlight on…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:36AM
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to record Sea Wall/A Life as Audible production by Nick Romano

With its latest project, Audible is continuing its efforts to make theater more accessible to the public. Sea Wall/A Life stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will record their critically…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:03PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Kerry Washington takes her Broadway role to Netflix in first American Son photos by Nick Romano

For those who couldn’t make the trip to New York City to see Kerry Washington on Broadway in American Son, Netflix dropped a first look at its upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed play. W…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 10:43AM
Thursday, June 20, 2019

James Corden takes 'Crosswalk the Musical' to Paris for Les Misérables by Nick Romano

It’s official: James Corden’s Crosswalk theater troupe has come to Paris to totally boggle the French. Given their new surroundings it was only appropriate to perform Les Misérables —…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:27AM
Friday, June 14, 2019

Ed Harris to succeed Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch in Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird by Nick Romano

Jeff Daniels‘ time as Atticus Finch in Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird is officially coming to an end. Producer Scott Rudin announced Friday that Ed Harris, the four-time Oscar-nominate…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 01:51PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Billy Porter belts out Gypsy for James Corden during unaired Tonys moment by Nick Romano

Now here’s something you definitely didn’t see on TV during the Tony Awards. Master of ceremonies James Corden, in a postmortem chat on his The Late Late Show program, revealed footage o…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:18AM
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Beetlejuice, The Cher Show, The Prom, more set to perform at Tony Awards by Nick Romano

The entertainment has arrived. Organizers of the 2019 Tony Awards, to be held in New York City this Sunday, announced the casts that will perform during the 73rd annual ceremony — and it�…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:38PM
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights director surprise high school performance of musical by Nick Romano

This is a great time for high school students to be getting involved with drama club. Sigourney Weaver surprised New Jersey’s North Bergen High School for their production of Alien: The Pl…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:39AM
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams to make Broadway debut in Take Me Out revival by Nick Romano

Jesse Williams is taking a break from surgery to make his Broadway debut. The Grey’s Anatomy actor takes the lead role of Darren Lemmin in next year’s revival of Take Me Out, Richard Gre…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:00PM
Friday, May 17, 2019

Back to the Future: The Musical finally sets 2020 world premiere by Nick Romano

Let’s go back… back… back… to the year 2012, when Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis and co-screenwriter Bob Gale had plans for a musical based on their time-tripping 1985 m…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 04:03PM
Friday, May 3, 2019

News 'You Oughta Know': Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill musical sets Broadway premiere date by Nick Romano

Jagged Little Pill, the Broadway-bound musical based on Alanis Morissette’s hit album of the same name, has finally set a date. True to their previous word of a fall bow, producers Vivek J…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 11:42AM
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beetlejuice comes to Broadway with a fun jaunt through the Netherworld: EW review by Nick Romano

There was a slight air of Rocky Horror Picture Show on Broadway last week, only the show was Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the Tim Burton cult classic. Patrons, some with orange hair, …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 09:00PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wonder musical in the works based on Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay film by Nick Romano

No need to wonder anymore about what the next movie-to-Broadway-musical will be. It’s Wonder, that film with Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay that sought to make theater-goers weep their h…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 12:50PM
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Anthony Rapp says Yul Brynner could be ‘pretty nasty,’ punched him in stomach backstage at The King and I by Nick Romano

Watch the full episode of Couch Surfing streaming now on, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device. Boy, does Anthony Rapp have some stories about his early days …

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 02:12PM

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