50 Shades! the Musical to launch National Tour and plans NYC run

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The new musical parody of the international hit books 50 Shades of Grey, titled 50 Shades! the Musical will launch a national tour starting April 2, 2013 in Raleigh, NC.  The show, created by the group that brought you Baby Wants Candy, lampoons the characters, raunchiness and ridiculousness of the books, all the while steering clear […]

Top 10 Movie Musical Flops of All-Time

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With the recent success of Les Miserables, the movie musical is alive and well. The Academy Awards recently celebrated the last decade of great movie musicals, however, not all endeavors are so fruitful. Let’s hope the upcoming adaptation of The Last Five Years, starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick will do a little […]

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Top Ten Musical Numbers from TV Shows

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Admit it, you love an impromptu musical numbers. Who doesn’t? “Glee” and “Smash” may do it every week, but in non-musical television programs, the musical number is a rare gem. We’ve compiled ten of our favorites. Cherish them. 10. Pushing Daisies “Pushing Daisies” featured Lee Pace as Ned, a pie-maker with the power […]

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A Time to Kill is Broadway Bound Fall ’13

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Send to Kindle According to an Actor’s Equity casting notice the new play adaptation of Jon Grisham’s novel A Time to Kill, adaptation by Rupert Holmes, is aiming for an October opening on Broadway. The Arena Stage in Washington, DC, gave Holmes’ adaptation its world premiere in May 2011 in association with producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Annie). […]

Broadway grosses climb as Spring Breakers head to shows week ending 3-24-12

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Spring break boosted overall sales for Broadway but not much changed in the top ten listings of Broadway grosses. The usual suspects remained at the top and almost every show increased their sales from the prior week. Newcomer Pippin came out strong with over 99% capacity and over $101 average ticket price for […]

Always…Patsy Cline with Crystal Bowersox of Idol fame to open on Broadway

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Patsy Cline will join  the list of music stars making their way to Broadway as “Always… Patsy Cline” plans to open on Broadway this summer with “American Idol” alum Crystal Bowersox in the lead role and Annette O’Toole as Louise Seger. The production centers around the recreation of Cline’s 1961 concert at the […]

Anastasia Barzee sings Bacharach at Metropolitan Room

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Television and stage actress Anastasia Barzee (Broadway: White Chrsitmas, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Urinetown, Miss Saigon, TV: Golden Boy, Made in Jersey, others) will sing the music of Burt Bacharach in a special performance at New York’s Metropolitan Room on April 18, 19, 20 & 24, 2013. “It was a great […]

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Taylor Trensch and more to UNLOCK Broadway performances on web to Benefit St. Luke’s Crime Victims Treatment Center

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Send to Kindle  BroadwayUNLOCKED is going digital. For the first time ever, the celebrity benefit concert event will be broadcast streamed over the internet to people who support the event through the fundarising platform IndieGogo. On Monday April 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm Broadway, television, and film artists will come together for the third annual […]

Hands on Hardbody Musical on Broadway review roundup

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Hands on a Hardbody, the new musical adaptation of the quirky documentary about cash-strapped Texans competing for a shiny new pickup truck in a competition of will and stamina, pulled onto Broadway on March 21, 2013 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The story focuses on the group of contestants vying for the new pickup […]

Big Fish musical readies for premiere in Chicago

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BIG FISH, the new musical adaptation of the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, is gearing up for its pre-Broadway run in Chicago starting April 2, 2013.  The production has a heavyweight creative team with direction and choreography by 5-time Tony Award winner Susan […]