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James Franco Calls A ‘New York Times’ Theater Critic ‘A Little Bitch’

"he’s an idiot”

The reviews are out for James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in the Broadway play revival of Of Mice and Men. For the most part, the reviews have been favorable. But, The New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley published a review of the play that wasn’t all that positive, at least in terms of James’s performance … which pissed off James Franco greatly. In response to Brantley‘s review, Franco openly referred to him as a “little bitch” and an “idiot”. More »

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Watch: ‘Good Morning America’ Takes Us Backstage Of ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

Wait til you see the Pink Room
Good Morning, Hedwig

Good Morning America featured the new Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch early this morning by interviewing Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell and others on the show’s stage. In the video featured above, we also get a quick look at NPH‘s pink dressing room and we get to see some neat behind the scenes stuff from the show. I have to say, tho, that Neil looks shockingly thin for the role but I guess it’s true that artists have to suffer for their work. This video is a great taste of the show that I am dying to see. I hope you enjoy it.

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Saul Williams Will Play Tupac Shakur In The Broadway Musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’

The Show Opens in June

This past January we learned officially that the Tupac Shakur Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me, would be opening this June but at the time, the lead role had yet to be announced. Today we learn that musician/poet/artist Saul Williams has been cast as Tupac in the show, which will open in previews on May 29 and will open officially on June 19 at the Palace Theater. More »

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First Look: Neil Patrick Harris Takes The Broadway Stage In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

Legs for DAYS

Last night was the first night of previews at the Belasco Theater in NYC for the Broadway debut of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris, and today we get our first look at NPH in character in the show. Up until now, we’ve only been able to see that close-up promo photo of Neil in glittery make-up so this is our first chance to see him all dolled up as Hedwig. As you can see below, NPH is rockin’ the classic Hedwig wig as well as a pair of sexy gams. Dang. Have a look below and meet the new incarnation of Hedwig. More »

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Watch: Disney Releases New Broadway Cast Promos & Video For ‘Aladdin’

Meet Aladdin, Jasmine & Genie

Back in November, we got our first look at a few production photos from Disney‘s latest Broadway offering — Aladdin. Today we get to see a new batch of character and promo photos to get us excited for the show. Previews for Disney’s Aladdin will begin on February 26 and to get us ready for the show’s premiere, we get to check out this gallery of character photos that feature actors Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine) and James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) … as well as a few chorus actors. In addition, if you click below, you can check out a behind the scenes video from the cast photoshoot. I’ve been really looking forward to the debut of Aladdin on Broadway and I’m hoping to get out to NYC soon to see it for myself. For now, let’s content ourselves with these fun promo photos and video to tide us over. Enjoy. More »

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Broadway Goes Dark In Memorial Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Initial autopsy results are inconclusive

Last night the lights on Broadway were dimmed at 7:45pm ET for one minute in honor of the late Tony Award-nominated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. While the lights of the Great White Way were turned off in tribute, a candlelight vigil took place so that fans of Hoffman could pay their respects to the late actor in front of the LAByrinth Theatre Company where he had been a member. Additionally, we learn today that Hoffman‘s autopsy has been completed but the results are inconclusive. Further testing and toxicology reports are still due but there is no timetable for when those results will be made available to the public. More »

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Disney Is Ready To Turn ‘Frozen’ Into A Broadway Musical

"Its music ... is a natural for Broadway"

Disney‘s latest animated film Frozen is doing so well at the box office that plans are already in the works for the franchise to live beyond movie theaters. Naturally, the characters from Frozen have started showing up in the Walt Disney theme parks in Anaheim, CA and Orlando, FL but today we learn that the Disney Powers That Be are already thinking about adapting the movie for Broadway. I can’t say that this surprises me very much but I am kinda surprised that they would want to adapt this particular film so quickly for the Broadway stage. After all, Aladdin was released back in 1992 and it is just this year making its way to Broadway. HMM. Click below to read exactly what was said about a potential Frozen musical. More »

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James Franco & Chris O’Dowd Will Make Their Broadway Debuts In ‘Of Mice And Men’

Yesterday we learned that popsinger Carly Rae Jepsen will be making her Broadway debut next month in the new production Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Today we learn that she will be joined as a Broadway newbie by actors James Franco and Chris O’Dowd who will also be making their debuts on the Great White Way this season. James and Chris will be starring as George and Lennie in a new production of the play Of Mice and Men (adapted from the novella by John Steinbeck). Click below to see the poster artwork for Of Mice and Men, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine, and find out when the play will open on Broadway this year. More »

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First Look: Carly Rae Jepsen Shows Off The Dress She’ll Wear As Cinderella On Broadway

"First day on set and they let me try on the BIG wedding dress!"

Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be making her Broadway debut this season as the lead in the new musical production Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Carly‘s big Broadway debut is less than a month away so to get fans excited for the show, she shared a photo on her official Instagram profile of her trying on the big ball gown that she will wear in the show. Click below to see Carly rockin’ her Cinderella gown and learn more about the Broadway production that she will be starring in starting in just a few short weeks. More »

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The Tupac Shakur Musical Will Open On Broadway This June

'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

Back in November we learned that a biopic film on the life of the late rapper Tupac Shakur would go into filming production this year but today we learn other exciting Tupac news. This June, a musical based on Shakur‘s music and lyrics will open on Broadway! Titled Holler If Ya Hear Me, named for 2Pac‘s 1993 song of the same name, this new musical will debut at the Palace Theatre in NYC, NY. Unlike the biopic film that is being made, this Broadway musical will not be an autobiographical story about 2Pac‘s life. Click below to see the poster artwork for Holler If Ya Hear Me and learn more about this 2Pac musical. More »

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