1. Neil Patrick Harris Exiting 'Hedwig' on Broadway

    June 13, 2014 12:03 AM EDT Neil Patrick Harris will leave hit Broadway show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and Andrew Rannells will slip into his old wigs. Producers of the Tony Award-winning show said Thursday that Harris will play his final performance at the Belas ...

  2. Tony Awards Ratings Down for CBS

    June 09, 2014 11:08 PM EDT The Tony Awards with hopping host Hugh Jackman couldn't leapfrog last year's show in the ratings or the NBA Finals. According to preliminary Nielsen figures released Monday, Sunday's CBS telecast crowning "A Gentleman's Gu ...

  3. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Win Big at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have found a new home: on Broadway rapping with Hugh Jackman. The artists joined the Tony Awards host onstage at Radio City Music Hall for the 68th annual event on Sunday Night to perform an updated version of the ...

  4. Tony Awards: 10 Things Seen and Heard on the Radio City Red Carpet

    June 08, 2014 11:37 PM EDT 4 1 1 "Musical theater is not dead," declared "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" co-writer Steven Lutvak -- just one of the Broadway luminaries who spoke to Billboard at the star-studded event. Sunday's Tony Awards, held at ...

  5. Tonys: How the 'Hedwig' Team Turned Neil Patrick Harris Into a Bona Fide Rock Star

    June 07, 2014 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stephen Trask is adamant. "It's not stunt casting!" the composer affirms over and over about bringing the musical ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ to Broadway with headliner Neil Patrick Harris. "There are plenty of people that if we ...

  6. 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Original Broadway Cast Recording To Get July Release

    May 30, 2014 2:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Patrick Harris is adding another credit to his resume: Broadway recording artist. The Tony-nominated actor and former How I Met Your Mother star will be featured on the original cast album for the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, ...

  7. Broadway's Box Office, Attendance On the Rise

    May 28, 2014 3:04 AM EDT Broadway's revenue and attendance figures were both up this season, largely fueled by classics from Harold Pinter and William Shakespeare rather than brash, new musicals. The Broadway League said Tuesday that box offices reported a record tot ...

  8. Pete Tong to Headline Billboard After Party on Sunset Strip

    January 21, 2014 2:52 PM EST Pete Tong, one of BBC Radio 1's most popular DJs, will headline the Billboard After Party at the London West Hollywood in Los Angeles to an exclusive group of industry executives, influencers and recording artists. Tong will take the stage af ...

  9. Gallo's Film/TV Briefs: Emmys Dominate Ratings with Much Music; Danny Elfman Preps Tim Burton Concerts; Tupac Biopic Gets Financing

    September 23, 2013 5:01 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Film & TV Music conference in Los Angeles Oct. 29-20 at the W Hollywood Use promo code 'BIZ13' to get a special discount. The most musical Emmy Awards telecast in recent history attracted 17 ...

  10. Neil Patrick Harris to Star in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on Broadway

    June 17, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Neil Patrick Harris is returning to the stage -- and not to hand out awards. The four-time Tony Award host and former "Doogie Howser, M.D." will star on Broadway in the spring as the gender-bent rock chanteuse at the center of "Hedw ...

  11. Tony Awards Telecast A Hit, Viewership Rises 1.2 Million

    June 11, 2013 12:49 AM EDT CBS' Tony Awards telecast saw viewership jump to 7.24 million people, the show's largest audience in four years. According to preliminary Nielsen figures released Monday, Sunday's show crowning "Kinky Boots" as best mus ...

  12. Tony Awards Achieve Best Ratings in Four Years

    June 11, 2013 12:44 AM EDT CBS' Tony Awards telecast saw viewership jump to 7.24 million people, the show's largest audience in four years. According to preliminary Nielsen figures released Monday, Sunday's show crowning "Kinky Boots" as best musica ...

  13. Neil Patrick Harris Works His Magic at Tony Awards: Watch

    June 09, 2013 9:56 PM EDT The first thing Neil Patrick Harris did as the Tony Awards kicked off Sunday night was to mock a fellow actor. "Hi, I'm Neil. I wouldn't be here if someone else hadn't passed on hosting. So special thanks to Shia LaBeouf for th ...

  14. Billboard Afterparty Rocks With Prince, Lumineers, Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, More

    February 11, 2013 11:40 AM EST Above, L-R: Prometheus Global Media SVP Dana Miller, Billboard publisher Tommy Page, Nicole Levinsohn; Guggenheim Digital Media CEO Ross Levinsohn at the Billboard Afterparty at the London Hote l (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images) It was a part ...

  15. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicia ...

  16. Fun. to Headline Trevor Project Event: Exclusive

    June 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Indie pop trio Fun. will be the musical performer for this year's "Trevor Live" event , hosted by LGBTQ organization the Trevor Project in New York City. "We are honored to be supporting the Trevor Project in every way we can,&qu ...

  17. 'Once' Completes Cinderella Story, Wins Eight Tony Awards

    June 11, 2012 9:27 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Once upon a time, a quirky film made on a shoestring turned into an unlikely Oscar-winner and, even more improbably, a Broadway show. Now, "Once" has completed its Cinderella story, winning the coveted best-musical Tony ...

  18. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 11:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. ...

  19. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. T ...

  20. 'Glee's' 'Smooth Criminal' Selling Big, Heading For High Chart Debut

    February 02, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "Glee's" take on Michael Jackson 's "Smooth Criminal" is off to a fast start. Covered by the show's Grant Gustin and Naya Rivera (with guests 2Cellos) on its Jan. 31 Michael Jackson-themed episode, the single could ...

  21. 'Glee's' 'Smooth Criminal' Selling Big; Heading For High Chart Debut

    February 02, 2012 2:14 PM EST Santana (Naya Rivera, second from L) and Sebastian (guest star Grant Gustin, third from L) perform with 2Cellos (Sulic, L and Hauser, R) (Photo: ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Adam Rose/FOX ) "Glee's" take on Michael Jackson's ...

  22. Elton John's Grand Return to Las Vegas a Hits & Glitz-Filled Celebration

    September 29, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monochrome does not suit Elton John well. As one of rock's most colorful performers, the mere mention of his name conjures a rainbow of visuals, especially considering the famous video screen that was a key attraction for his first Las Vegas re ...

  23. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida afte ...

  24. 'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical Tony; Bono, The Edge Make Appearance

    June 13, 2011 7:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow - well, shall we make that a web? - over the proceedings. On a night when the hilariou ...

  25. 'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical Tony; Bono, The Edge Make Appearance

    June 13, 2011 6:10 AM EDT NEW YORK - A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow - well, shall we make that a web? - over the proceedings. On a night wh ...

  26. Katy Perry Rips on Neil Patrick Harris in 'How I Met Your Mother' Promos

    February 01, 2011 11:43 AM EST 0 0 0 K aty Perry will be guest-starring on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" this coming Monday (Feb. 7), and if the newly-releaed promos for the episode are any indication, she won't be half-bad. In the three promo spots, Perry appears w ...

  27. Ask Billboard: Actors, Actresses On Billboard Charts

    December 06, 2010 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated each week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and count ...

  28. Maroon 5's Adam Levine Speaks Out Against LGBT Violence

    October 13, 2010 3:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 M aroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has joined the cast of entertainers that have made videos for columnist Dan Savage's video project "It Gets Better," made to encourage gay teens who are bullied to stay strong under difficult circumstanc ...

  29. 'Glee,' Rock Hall of Fame Win Creative Arts Emmys

    August 23, 2010 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 "G lee," the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert and the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were big winners at Saturday's (Aug. 21) 2010 Creative Arts Emmys -- the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy event for technic ...

  30. 'Glee,' Composers Sean P. Callery, Alex Wurman Win At Creative Arts Emmys

    August 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Composer Sean P. Callery won the Emmy for outstanding music composition for a series for Fox’s “24” and Alex Wurman won for outstanding music composition for a miniseries, movie or a special for HBO’s “Temple Grandin” Saturday at the 2010 Creative ...

  31. 'Glee' Writers Reveal Season Two Spoilers

    July 13, 2010 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the second season of "Glee," high school students Rachel and Finn will stay together, guest star Kristin Chenoweth will "definitely" be back, and actor Javier Bardem will make an appearance. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Emm ...

  32. 'American Idol' Lowers Age Limit to 15, No Word on Simon Cowell Replacement

    June 22, 2010 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" producers on Monday lowered the age limit for contestants to 15, but there was still no word on a new judge to replace Simon Cowell as auditions were announced for next month. Fox television said auditions for season 10 wou ...

  33. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Gleans 2nd No. 1

    May 27, 2010 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 TV SETS: With an album that opens with a cover of the Beatles ' "Hello Goodbye," the "Glee" cast breaks a Billboard 200 record that the Fab Four had held for almost 44 years. Just four weeks after the troupe topped the Billb ...

  34. Usher's 'OMG' Stands Pat Atop Hot 100, Miley Tames Top 10

    May 27, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U sher continues his Billboard Hot 100 dominance as "OMG" rolls to a third non-consecutive week atop the chart. The title also reclaims the No. 1 spot on the Digital Songs tally with 236,000 downloads (down 2%), according to Nielsen SoundS ...

  35. 'Glee' Stops the Show at No. 1, Stones Come in Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 recent ...

  36. Bingham, Burnett, Giacchino Win Oscars

    March 07, 2010 11:20 PM EST 0 0 0 "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett from the movie "Crazy Heart" was named Best Original Song and Michael Giacchino won for Best Original Score for "Up" at the 82nd annual Academ ...

  37. Erica Rhodes Whips 'American Idol' Into A Frenzy

    January 28, 2010 5:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Erica Rhodes is no General Larry Platt , but the 23-year-old Texan certainly found a special way to stand out at her "American Idol" audition, which aired on Wednesday night. Rhodes, who appeared on "Barney & Friends" as a yo ...

  38. Katy Perry Gets Feisty At 'Idol' Auditions In L.A.

    January 27, 2010 10:04 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" continued its audition episodes on Tuesday night (Jan. 26) in Los Angeles, where a few hopefuls came out strong, others came dressed as Adam Lambert , and guest judge Katy Perry gave Kara DioGuardi a reality check. The latt ...

  39. Randy Jackson Talks 'Idol' As Season Nine Nears

    January 06, 2010 11:26 AM EST 0 0 0 With a new judge (Ellen DeGeneres) on the panel, Randy Jackson predicts that "American Idol's" ninth season will be "interesting" as well as "a very, very cool, nice year...an exciting, different time." "Hopef ...

  40. Tony Awards' Ratings Up 19% Over '08

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 63rd Annual Tony Awards saw its best ratings since 2006 on Sunday night, with 7.45 million viewers watching the telecast on CBS, according to Nielsen Media Research. The awards were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and had double-digit percentage ...

  41. Swift To Appear On 'SNL'

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift, who ended 2008 as the top selling artist with just over 4 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, will kick off 2009 as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Swift will join host Neil Patrick H ...

  42. Silverman's Matt Damon Ode Wins Music Emmy

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm F*cking Matt Damon" from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" won for outstanding original music and lyrics at Saturday's ceremony for the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, rewarding a Sarah Silverman bit "I'm F*c ...

  43. Young Jeezy Nets Second Album Chart-Topper

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Young Jeezy claims his second chart-topper on the Billboard 200 as "The Recession" starts at No. 1 this week. The Def Jam set moved 260,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Young Jeezy claims his second chart-to ...

  44. Ask Billboard: Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith and his readers discuss Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, a ...

  45. Spears Reprises Guest Role On CBS' 'Mother'

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears, who proved she's worth a cool million viewers to "How I Met Your Mother," is paying another visit to the CBS sitcom. Spears will reprise her role as bubbly secretary Abby in the May 12 Britney Spears, who proved she� ...

  46. Tunes On TV

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television for the week of September 10 - 16. MONDAY, Sept. 10 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): The Used. "Access Granted,"BET Featured artist(s): Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, Akon, Niia. "The Late Show With David L ...

  47. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured ...

  48. 18OnTV

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 1 - 7, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 1 “The Tony Danza Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): James Hill (also scheduled: Brooke Burns, Matt Daves). “TRL,” MTV Featured artist(s): Fort Minor. “The Apprentice,” NBC Featured artis ...

  49. The Frogs/Evening Primrose

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A must-have for Sondheim fans, this disc unearths two of his lesser-known gems. A must-have for Sondheim fans, this disc unearths two of his lesser-known gems. First is the world-premiere recording of The Frogs, a modern spin on Aristophanes' G ...