Archive for the Musical Theater Category

Former Pussycat Dolls Frontwoman, Nicole Scherzinger, Is Starring In A Production Of ‘Cats’ In London

Look what the 'Cats' dragged in

Nicole Scherzinger, who has sought fame as the lead doll of the Pussycat Dolls, as a solo artist and as a judge on the British version of The X-Factor, is making another attempt at success in the entertainment biz with a leading role in a new London production of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Cats. Scherzy stars as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in this revival of the musical and, apparently, is getting pretty decent reviews in the role. Now, everyone knows that Cats is the musical that everyone likes to make fun of but … hey, a gig is a gig. If Lindsay Lohan can find success in a London stage play, then why can’t Nicole do the same? More »

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Watch: Here Is The Best Of The Worst From ‘Peter Pan Live!’

'Peter' Panned

So … after many, many months of anticipation, NBC aired their musical production of Peter Pan Live! live on national television last night. The responses to the program are very mixed with one camp heralding the production as a triumph while an opposing camp has demonized the production as a musical theater travesty. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle for most people, I think. I have some things to say about Peter Pan Live!, as I’m sure you do as well, so … click below to watch a few videos from last night’s televised musical theater special and let’s discuss the broadcast television event of the week! More »

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John Cameron Mitchell Will Star In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ On Broadway

The OG

Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall have all played Hedwig in the new Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. When MCH‘s run is finished in January, Hedwig creator and star of the original off-Broadway version of the show John Cameron Mitchell will star in the Broadway version of the show he created. I honestly cannot think of a better person to take over the reigns as Hedwig than John Cameron Mitchell. Brilliant, just brilliant. More »

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First Look/Listen: Allison Williams Sings, Christopher Walken Is Perfect In This New Promo Video For ‘Peter Pan Live!’

I'm still not convinced
She don't wanna grow up

Last last month we got to see the first video promo for NBC‘s upcoming live musical production Peter Pan Live! scheduled to air this holiday season and today we get to hear actress Allison Williams sing as Peter Pan for the first time in this just released new video promo. As you can also see in the video embedded above, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook is utter perfection … but … the more footage I see from this production, the more I’m convinced it’s not the show for me. I love musical theater … but not all musical theater. In any event, I have a feeling this new production of Peter Pan will do well for NBC. Have a look at the video above and see if it looks like something that YOU will want to watch when it airs on NBC on December 4.

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Here Are The First Photos Of Disney’s New Stage Production Of ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’

Currently in production in La Jolla, CA

Now that the live theatrical stage production of Aladdin is raking in the big bucks on Broadway, Disney is ready to prepare its next stage show for the Great White Way. The Hunchback of Notre Dame has been adapted into a new musical stage production which is currently being performed in La Jolla, CA before it moves to New Jersey next year and then … Broadway after that. Click below to see the first photos of this new production of Hunchback and see if it looks like a show that you think you’d like to see performed live. More »

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First Look: NBC Releases A First Promo Video For ‘Peter Pan Live!’

The Holiday Broadway Musical Event
Lights, Camera, Flying

About a month ago, we got to check out new promo images of Allison Williams and Christopher Walken in character as Peter Pan and Captain Hook respectively as they will appear in the upcoming NBC holiday broadway musical event Peter Pan Live!, which will air on the network live on December 4. Today we get to see the first promo video for the musical special. This video is not really a trailer, per se, as it features more behind the scenes footage from the promo photoshoots but it does give us our first look at the actors in character, in real life. Personally, I’m still not at all impressed with what we’ve seen of Peter Pan Live! but, to be fair, we really haven’t seen much so … I’ll reserve judgement. What do you think?

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This Is What Emma Stone Will Look Like When She Makes Her Broadway Debut In ‘Cabaret’

Meet the new Sally

Back in August we learned that actress Emma Stone would be making her Broadway debut when she joins the current production of Cabaret and today, courtesy of the New York Times, we get our first look at Emma in costume as Sally Bowles. The NYT has published a great feature on Emma‘s new stint on Broadway, including a great interview. Click below to read excerpts and see Emma‘s incarnation of Sally as she will appear on the Broadway stage. More »

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Here Are Photos Of Michael C. Hall On Stage In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

"I put on some make-up"

On Friday we learned that Dexter star Michael C. Hall began his tenure as the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (taking over for Andrew Rannells who took over for Neil Patrick Harris) and today we get to see photos of MCH on stage in character as Hedwig — courtesy of the show’s official Facebook profile. As you can see below, Michael rocks Hedwig‘s trademark wig amazingly well. I am in love with these photos. Have a look below and fall in love, too. More »

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Here Is The Poster For NBC’s Musical Production Of ‘Peter Pan Live!’

Hook, Line and Stinker?

Last month we got to see Allison Williams in character as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken in character as Captain Hook as they will appear in the upcoming NBC musical production of Peter Pan Live which will air this holiday season. Today we get to see the just-released poster artwork for the production and, well, click below and have a look for yourselves. More »

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Watch: Michael C. Hall Takes The Stage Tonight In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

Now through January 4, 2015
Performances Begin Tonight

Last week we got our first look at actor Michael C. Hall in character as Hedwig as he will appear on stage in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and TONIGHT will be his first performance in the role. The promo video above was released to remind the world that MCH‘s tenure in Hedwig begins tonight and will run through January 4. I will be in NYC over Hallowe’en weekend for the NY Marathon and I am HOPING to see MCH in Hedwig. He looks great in the make-up, I have every confidence he will slay on stage … starting tonight!!

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