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Taye Diggs Will Be The Next Actor To Star In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’ On Broadway

YES!!! So much YES!!!

Back in April, we got our first look at Glee actor Darren Criss in character as Hedwig in the current Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Today, we learn that acclaimed Broadway star Taye Diggs (Rent, Wicked, Chicago, etc.) has been cast in the lead role of Hedwig when Criss‘s run is finished this summer. After Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig creator and original off-Broadway star) and Darren, Taye will be the first Black actor to play Hedwig on Broadway. OMG. I am in LOVE with this casting already, this is really great news. More »

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Watch: Darren Criss Has Released A New Promo Video For ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

"Darren Criss like you've never seen him before"

Earlier this week, we got our first look at Glee actor Darren Criss in full make-up as he will appear in the current Broadway musical production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and today we get to see him in action, sorta, as Hedwig. Criss shared a new promo video on his official Facebook profile that features him rockin’ his new Hedwig look. My guess is that this promo video was filmed during the photoshoot for his Hedwig poster. Click below to get your first look at Darren as Hedwig in motion. More »

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Jake Gyllenhaal Will Star In A New Musical Production Of ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’

Suddenly Seymour

Jake Gyllenhaal has been taking on more serious and much darker roles lately, including his 2014 role in Nightcrawler that earned him an Academy Award nomination, but this summer, Jakey Poo will be taking on a bit of lighter fare. Jake has signed on to make his musical theater debut in order to play the role of Seymour in a new musical production of the off-Broadway hit Little Shop of Horrors this summer for a very limited time only. This production of Little Shop will be part of the New York City Center Encores! Off-Season series and will only run for 3 performances only. OMG! Click below to learn more casting news about this Little Shop production and find out when, exactly, you’ll have the chance to see Jake in the show. More »

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Here Is Your First Look At Darren Criss In ‘Hedwig And The Angry Inch’

The new Hedwig on the Block

Back in February we learned that Glee star Darren Criss will be taking over the lead role in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and today we get our first look at Darren in character as Hedwig. Like the Hedwigs that came before him in this new Broadway production of The Angry Inch — including Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and even original Hedwig star John Cameron MitchellCriss will sport the bright glittery blue eyeshadow and sparkly red lipstick on the Great White Way. Click below and see what Darren Criss‘s incarnation of Hedwig looks like. More »

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The ‘Groundhog Day’ Movie Is Being Adapted Into A Broadway Musical

Coming in 2017

Proof that there are no original ideas left in the world comes to us today with the news that the 1993 Bill Murray film Groundhog Day is being adapted into a Broadway musical set for release in 2017. Groundhog Day, as you may be well aware, tells the tale of TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) who is stuck in a hilarious time loop that forces him to repeat the same day over and over and over again as he reports from Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day. The musical version is being written by the guy who conceived the story for the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Bill Murray. I mean, yes, it’s good that the musical is in the hands of the movie creator but don’t you think a clever guy like this might be able to come up with a totally original idea for a new musical show? HMMM. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming Groundhog Day musical and get a preview of one of the songs from the show. More »

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The ‘Groundhog Day’ Movie Is Being Adapted Into A Broadway Musical

Coming in 2017

Proof that there are no original ideas left in the world comes to us today with the news that the 1993 Bill Murray film Groundhog Day is being adapted into a Broadway musical set for release in 2017. Groundhog Day, as you may be well aware, tells the tale of TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) who is stuck in a hilarious time loop that forces him to repeat the same day over and over and over again as he reports from Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day. The musical version is being written by the guy who conceived the story for the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Bill Murray. I mean, yes, it’s good that the musical is in the hands of the movie creator but don’t you think a clever guy like this might be able to come up with a totally original idea for a new musical show? HMMM. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming Groundhog Day musical and get a preview of one of the songs from the show. More »

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The ‘Groundhog Day’ Movie Is Being Adapted Into A Broadway Musical

Coming in 2017

Proof that there are no original ideas left in the world comes to us today with the news that the 1993 Bill Murray film Groundhog Day is being adapted into a Broadway musical set for release in 2017. Groundhog Day, as you may be well aware, tells the tale of TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) who is stuck in a hilarious time loop that forces him to repeat the same day over and over and over again as he reports from Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day. The musical version is being written by the guy who conceived the story for the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Bill Murray. I mean, yes, it’s good that the musical is in the hands of the movie creator but don’t you think a clever guy like this might be able to come up with a totally original idea for a new musical show? HMMM. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming Groundhog Day musical and get a preview of one of the songs from the show. More »

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The ‘Groundhog Day’ Movie Is Being Adapted Into A Broadway Musical

Coming in 2017

Proof that there are no original ideas left in the world comes to us today with the news that the 1993 Bill Murray film Groundhog Day is being adapted into a Broadway musical set for release in 2017. Groundhog Day, as you may be well aware, tells the tale of TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) who is stuck in a hilarious time loop that forces him to repeat the same day over and over and over again as he reports from Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day. The musical version is being written by the guy who conceived the story for the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Bill Murray. I mean, yes, it’s good that the musical is in the hands of the movie creator but don’t you think a clever guy like this might be able to come up with a totally original idea for a new musical show? HMMM. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming Groundhog Day musical and get a preview of one of the songs from the show. More »

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The ‘Groundhog Day’ Movie Is Being Adapted Into A Broadway Musical

Coming in 2017

Proof that there are no original ideas left in the world comes to us today with the news that the 1993 Bill Murray film Groundhog Day is being adapted into a Broadway musical set for release in 2017. Groundhog Day, as you may be well aware, tells the tale of TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) who is stuck in a hilarious time loop that forces him to repeat the same day over and over and over again as he reports from Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day. The musical version is being written by the guy who conceived the story for the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Bill Murray. I mean, yes, it’s good that the musical is in the hands of the movie creator but don’t you think a clever guy like this might be able to come up with a totally original idea for a new musical show? HMMM. Click below to learn more about this forthcoming Groundhog Day musical and get a preview of one of the songs from the show. More »

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NBC Selects ‘The Wiz’ As Their Next Musical Production

YES! YES! YES!!!!!!

OMG! YESSSSS!!! Back in January we learned that NBC optioned the right to produce the show The Wiz as their next musical production but, at the time, it wasn’t yet determined if NBC was going to move forward with The Wiz or with the infinitely BORING musical The Music Man. Today, THANK YE GODS, we learn the very happy news that NBC has officially decided to go with The Wiz as their next musical production. A couple of years ago, they did The Sound of Music, last year they did Peter Pan and this year they will FINALLY get it right with a new production of The Wiz! Click below to learn all the reported deets about what we know how about NBC‘s plans for the show. More »

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