Last month it was reported that NBC is planning to adapt the stage musical Peter Pan for live broadcast on their network at the end of this year and since that time, rumors have been running rampant about which actors may be cast in the production. Among the more colorful rumors has been talk that Miley Cyrus is “going for her dream role” of Tinkerbell in the production. Miley finally caught wind of this particular rumor and she used her official Twitter profile to deny the rumor as only Miley can do. See what she tweeted below. More »
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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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Robert Zemeckis is involved, so, Yay!
A stage version of the 1985 film Back to the Future is being adapted for the musical theater stage in London’s West End and is scheduled to open next year in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. If the musical proves to be a success in London, the show will likely make its way to Broadway for a run here in the US. Now, before y’all start thinkin’ this is a horribly terrible idea, it must be noted that BTTF producer Robert Zemeckis and film co-writer Bob Gale are involved in the production of this musical so … it might actually turn out to be a pretty great show. As a HUGE Back to the Future fan, I am intrigued and encouraged by this news. Click below to learn more about plans to adapt Back to the Future into a musical stage show. More »
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"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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"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 »
'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 »
Up, Up and AWAY!
Back in October we got to see promo images of Tori Amos‘s new musical production The Light Princess right around the time that the show opened in London. Today, thanks to a heads up from Pink reader Brenna, we get to see the just-released first trailer for the show. Up until now, we’ve only been able to see photos and hear some songs from the production … now we get to enjoy a tiny taste of the musical itself. I am DYING to see this show live … hopefully I can get to London in the new year to see The Light Princess for myself. But for now, this trailer tease will have to do. Please enjoy.
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a pretty bizzy and very fun day/night for me. I managed to get my errands done in the day so that I could run around and play with friends last night. After I got a sweet haircut from my friend Josh Rosebrook, I met up with Emma and Josh for a night of fun. We made our way to our friend Tom’s place for a Bea Arthur Xmas Ornament-making party. Yes, you read that right. After the soiree, the 3 of us made our way to the Hudson Theater to see Tom in a 30-minute musical production of Home Alone (which is as awesome as it sounds). After that, we grabbed food and then said our goodbyes. THEN, I met up with Tam, Rob, Ollie and Caleb for a night of Super Nintendo video games. Basically, too much fun. More »
Last weekend we saw photos of Madonna attending the opening night performance of daughter Lourdes Maria‘s high school production of Grease. Today we get to see a photo snapped by Lola herself at the event, taken backstage before last Friday night’s performance. Lola snapped a selfie right before she went on stage to play Rizzo in the show and is sharing it on the official Twitter profile for Material Girl (the clothing line that she designs with the help of mama Madonna). Check out the cute photo below. More »