Amy Heckerling, director of Clueless, has confirmed that the film is on its way to being adapted into a Broadway musical. In an interview with ET, Heckerling said, “I’ve written the, what they call the book and it’s a jukebox musical.” Kristin Hanggi, who directed the Rock of Ages musical, is at the helm, and it will… »
A fictional musical used as a plot device on a fictional TV show may soon become a Broadway reality. Bombshell, the Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC’s canceled Broadway drama Smash is officially being developed for stage.
The Tony Awards red carpet looked a leeeeetle different than it may have in recent years: it was filled to the brim with A-list models and fashion designers, so many their presence threatened to overshadow the theatre stars themselves. Why the sudden shift? Why, Anna Wintour, of course. »
From the pre-packaged food options to the scarcity of available power outlets, there are plenty of terrible things about being stuck in an airport due to a delayed flight. And there’s nothing you can do about it but wait. Unless you’re the cast of a Broadway musical and happen to be sitting next to the cast of another… »
On paper, Hamilton is unlikely: a nearly three-hour-long musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton based on an 800-page historical biography and, for the most part, rapped the entire way through. But after runaway success at New York’s Public Theater and almost unanimous critical acclaim, it’s now headed to… »
Taye Diggs—prolific Twitter follower, giver of grooves, and the original Benny in Broadway’s Rent—is headed back to the Great White Way, this time starring as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Looks like your dream of watching Diggs strut around in a blonde wig and full glitter makeup is finally coming true! »
RIP my annual ritual of passing Mama Mia! on Broadway and thinking, “Huh, that show’s still running?” Because Mama Mia!’s 14-year Broadway run is finally coming to an end. Cram your girls’ weekend trips in while you can! »
Fans of 90’s alterna-goddess Tori Amos have often noticed that her songs, full of outrage, loneliness and all sorts of other difficult emotions have always been ripe for Broadway renditions. Now that dream is becoming a reality, with Broadway Sings Tori: A Benefit for Rainn.
Helen Mirren went on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Monday night to promote her Broadway play, The Audience. »
Start saving your money now because come winter, you're going to want to throw down for some expensive-ass theater tickets. This January, John Cameron Mitchell will start an 8-week stint as the titular role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical he originally wrote and starred in. »
Very important SHOW BIZ news: There's a musical adaptation of The First Wives Club in the works, and it just announced its leading ladies. Unfortunately, this information comes too late to serve as a reminder that The First Wives Club would be a great group Halloween costume. »
The days of Dexter are officially over. The first promo shots of Michael C. Hall as Hedwig from Broadway's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch have been released, revealing a side of the actor that's far different than anything we've come to know since Hall's pre Six Feet Under days. »
Robin Williams brought so many wonderful, hilarious and often heartbreaking characters to life. But one of my favorites and probably yours is Genie is Disney's Aladdin. »
The Broadway cast of The Lion King took over the subway this week to the unbridled delight of passengers on their way to somewhere that probably wasn't a musical. And while some people looked pretty unhappy to be part of an impromptu Broadway performance, some people seemed genuinely pleased by all the loud noises… »
Despite several Tony nominations, a musical based on the Woody Allen film Bullets Over Broadway will close after only five months. »
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch passed away Thursday morning at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. She was 89. Little is known so far about her death, but one thing is for certain: Stritch knew how to live. »