1. Cast of Broadway's 'Ain't Too Proud' Captivate With Temptations Medley on 'Tonight Show': Watch

    March 22, 2019 8:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 The cast of Broadway's, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations , brought down the house with an electrifying performance of The Temptations ’ timeless classics “Get Ready” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” on Thursday night’s (March ...

  2. 'Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations': Theater Review

    March 22, 2019 7:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The hit-making Motown vocal group that helped write R&B history gets a stirring salute in this bio-musical based on the memoir by founding member Otis Williams. The hardest workout in New York right now has got to be the one being demonstrated e ...

  3. Broadway Musical 'Jekyll & Hyde' Coming to the Big Screen

    March 19, 2019 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris has penned the adaptation. The Broadway musical  Jekyll & Hyde  is coming to the big screen in an adaptation penned by Alexander Dinelaris, which he will produce under his New York-based development company, Lexi ...

  4. James Corden to Host 2019 Tony Awards

    March 19, 2019 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 James Corden will serve as host for the 73rd annual Tony Awards, the awards show’s producers announced on Tuesday (March 19). This will be The Late Late Show star’s second turn as host for Broadway’s biggest night, after first taking the reins of th ...

  5. Hugh Jackman to Lead Broadway Revival of 'The Music Man'

    March 13, 2019 10:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most bankable of contemporary stage stars, the Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning actor will play Harold Hill in a major 2020 production of the 1957 Meredith Willson classic. Get ready for 76 trombones and a box office stampede. Hugh Jackman ...

  6. 'Kiss Me, Kate' Star Adrienne Walker Curates Empowering Playlist For Women's History Month

    March 12, 2019 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s Women’s History Month, and  Billboard is embracing the month by celebrating the women that helped shape the music industry and those who are currently molding it -- such as Broadway star Adrienne Walker. You might recognize Walker as Nala from ...

  7. Britney Spears' Music Will Get the Fairy Tale Treatment in New Jukebox Musical

    March 12, 2019 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday (March 12), famed theater owner James L. Nederlander announced he is producing a brand new musical titled Once Upon a One More Time , a jukebox musical featuring the songs of Britney Spears . The show is scheduled for a brief run in Chica ...

  8. How 'The Prom' Became One Memorable Night On Broadway

    March 09, 2019 12:08 AM EST 0 0 0 What happens when four self-centered Broadway actors star in a musical about Eleanor Roosevelt, face horrid reviews, and then, to salvage their reputations, head to the Midwest to help a lesbian teenager go to her prom with her girlfriend? That ques ...

  9. 'The Cher Show' Star Micaela Diamond Curates Empowering Playlist for Women's History Month

    March 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As we enter Women’s History Month, it’s time to reflect on some of the biggest legends in music. While several careers are worth celebrating, only one diva can brag that she is the only artist to date to have a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in s ...

  10. Role Playlist: How 'Choir Boy' Star J. Quinton Johnson Gets in the Spirit

    March 01, 2019 7:36 PM EST 0 0 0 Choir Boy , by Oscar-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney ( Moonlight ) is ostensibly a straight play, but music is central to its plot: the story follows the struggles of Pharus, an openly gay young man at a conservative private school, for who ...

  11. How 'The Band's Visit' Made a Grammy-Winning Broadway Album

    February 22, 2019 7:26 PM EST 0 0 0 For the past few years, the Grammy winner for best musical theater album has traditionally gone to the same shows that recently won Tony awards -- Dear Evan Hansen , Hamilton , The Color Purple . The 2019 winner, The Band's Visit, was likewise ...

  12. Randy Rainbow Talks Taking on Donald Trump One Broadway Parody at a Time: 'I'm More Stressed Than Ever'

    February 22, 2019 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The political comedian talks parodying the Trump administration through show tunes, his relationship with Stephen Sondheim and his rise to internet stardom. While many of us make a concerted effort to keep up with the political news cycle, viral sta ...

  13. Michael Jackson Musical to Open on Broadway, Skip Chicago

    February 14, 2019 5:53 PM EST 0 0 0 A stage musical about Michael Jackson will skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open on Broadway in summer 2020. Producers said Thursday (Feb. 14) that Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough will no longer have pre-Broadway performances this fall in ...

  14. Jackie Evancho Talks 'AGT' Return, Debuts 'Somewhere' From Upcoming Broadway Covers Album: Exclusive

    February 13, 2019 3:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Now 18, the "America's Got Talent" runner-up opens up about becoming an adult & taking ownership of her career. Jackie Evancho is all grown up. Nearly a decade after America's Got Talent turned her into an overnight sensation ...

  15. 'Freestyle Love Supreme': Theater Review

    February 13, 2019 7:49 AM EST 0 0 0 The acclaimed improvisational hip-hop troupe created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale returns for a limited off-Broadway engagement. Someone once pointed out that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, only backwards ...

  16. 'Be More Chill' Star Will Roland Sings New Acoustic Version Of 'Loser Geek Whatever:' Exclusive

    February 12, 2019 7:28 PM EST 0 0 0 A full three years after a production in New Jersey that looked as if it would never advance beyond off-off-Broadway, the musical Be More Chill (with music and lyrics by Smash alum Joe Iconis) starts previews on Broadway tonight, in advance of a Mar ...

  17. 'Pretty Woman' Musical Stars Talk Singing Bryan Adams on Broadway

    February 12, 2019 5:26 PM EST 0 0 0 It's far from unusual these days to find pop and rock artists trying their hands at writing Broadway scores. But even at a time when names ranging from Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper to Sting have written for musical theater, the pairing at th ...

  18. 'Wicked' Movie Gets 2021 Release Date From Universal

    February 08, 2019 4:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Another Broadway adaptation, "Cats," took a holiday 2019 release date from the studio. The film adaptation of  Wicked , the long-running  Wizard of Oz  spinoff musical that first hit Broadway in 2003, has been given a release date by Unive ...

  19. Tony Winner Katrina Lenk Captivates with 'Omar Sharif' on 'Tonight Show': Watch

    February 05, 2019 8:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Lenk was joined by the cast of the Broadway musical "The Band's Visit" on Monday night's (Feb. 4) show. Katrina Lenk and the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Band’s Visit , paid a visit to The Tonight Show on ...

  20. New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre on Joining 'Waitress' & His Lifelong Love of Musical Theater

    February 01, 2019 7:22 PM EST 0 0 0 As a member of uber-boy band New Kids on the Block, Joey McIntyre was often confined to one role: the blue-eyed heartthrob and falsetto-voiced baby of the group. But in the years since NKOTB's heyday, McIntyre has expanded his repertoire signif ...

  21. 'Broadway Bares' Benefit Will Be Back With More Burlesque in June

    January 29, 2019 4:57 PM EST 0 0 0 The annual charity burlesque show will return on June 16 in New York City. Broadway Bares , the annual one-night only charity burlesque show, will return for its 29th installment on June 16 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Last year’s saucy event ...

  22. 27 Times Parody Singer Randy Rainbow Roasted Donald Trump

    January 29, 2019 3:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Shady singer extraordinaire Randy Rainbow is well-known for his politically charged parody videos. Although they started off as mock interviews with politicians and celebrities, Randy eventually showed off his singing abilities in parody music video ...

  23. Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Musical Is Heading to Broadway

    January 28, 2019 5:41 PM EST 0 0 0 The new musical Jagged Little Pill , which features a catalog of Alanis Morissette ’s music as well as original songs, will debut this fall on Broadway. The musical was inspired by Morissette’s Grammy-winning 1995 album of the same name and features ...

  24. Breaking Down 'Rent,' The Not-Quite-Live TV Musical

    January 28, 2019 4:23 PM EST 0 0 0 By all accounts, Fox's broadcast of the modern classic musical Rent on Sunday night should have felt like a historical event -- and in many respects, it did. The show's original Broadway director, Michael Greif, led a young, energetic cast ...

  25. 'Rent': Best Moments and Noticeable Differences of Fox's Live Production | Billboard News

    'Rent': Best Moments and Noticeable Differences of Fox's Live Production | Billboard News

    January 28, 2019 2:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Fox’s live production of Jonathan Larson’s Tony-winning musical Rent wasn’t without its issues on Sunday night (Jan. 27), starting with the fact that only the last 15 minutes of the show were actually live. 2019 , Billboard , billboard news , brenni ...

  26. 'RENT: Live': What Did They Change?

    January 28, 2019 9:46 AM EST 0 0 0 On January 27th at 8 p.m. Eastern standard time  RENT  went live on Fox. Well, for about 20 minutes, anyway.    The stage-to-big-screen-to-televised-stage production of RENT  hit a major road bump when star Brennin Hunt (the actor playing Roger) bro ...

  27. Members of 'Rent' Original Cast Will Make Cameos During 'Rent Live!'

    January 27, 2019 1:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Some familiar faces will be returning to Avenue B on Sunday night (Jan. 27), as Fox has confirmed that members of the original cast of Rent will be making an appearance during the broadcast of  Rent Live!   In a photo posted hours before places, Idi ...

  28. Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe & Valentina Talk 'RENT: Live': 'It's About Accepting One Another'

    January 24, 2019 2:41 PM EST 0 0 0 This Sunday (Jan. 27), Tinashe , Vanessa Hudgens , Valentina, Jordan Fisher, Brandon Victor Dixon, Brennin Hunt, Kiersey Clemons, and Mario will be bringing the story of RENT to living rooms across the country, as Jonathan Larson’s Tony and Pulitzer ...

  29. Audra McDonald Headed Back to Broadway to Star in Romance

    January 24, 2019 7:51 AM EST 0 0 0 The six-time Tony winner will star in a revival of a Terrence McNally romance with Michael Shannon. Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is heading back to Broadway to be a waitress — but not in Waitress . McDonald, along with Michael Shannon, ...

  30. Michael Jackson Musical Set for Broadway in 2020

    January 23, 2019 3:16 PM EST 0 0 0 The Michael Jackson estate and Columbia Live Stage revealed more information on the new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson on Wednesday (Jan. 23). The previously confirmed production will be titled  Don't Stop 'Till You Get En ...

  31. 'Rent Live' Soundtrack Gets a Release Date: Listen to 'Seasons of Love' Now

    January 18, 2019 3:09 PM EST 0 0 0 On Friday (Jan. 18), Sony Masterworks Broadway announced the release of Rent – Original Soundtrack of the Fox Live Television Event, slated for Feb 1. The album will include tracks from the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent as perf ...

  32. Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe & Valentina Discuss 'RENT: Live' | Billboard

    Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe & Valentina Discuss 'RENT: Live' | Billboard

    January 17, 2019 9:59 AM EST 0 0 0 Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe & Valentina chat about their appearances in 'RENT' live, discussing their favorite songs from the play and why it is such an important time for the story to be retold. 2019 , Billboard , valentina , artist qa , ...

  33. Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe & Valentina Discuss 'RENT: Live' | Billboard

    January 17, 2019 9:59 AM EST 0 0 0 Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe & Valentina chat about their appearances in 'RENT' live, discussing their favorite songs from the play and why it is such an important time for the story to be retold. 2019 , artist qa , Billboard , interview , ...

  34. Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Honor of Carol Channing

    January 16, 2019 7:27 AM EST 0 0 0 Broadway is remembering Tony-winning actress Carol Channing. The marquee lights of every Broadway theater will dim at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 16) to honor Channing, who died Tuesday (Jan. 15) at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 97. Th ...

  35. Olaf Gets Gender Swap in Disney's 'Frozen' on Broadway

    January 15, 2019 8:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Approaching its first anniversary, the Broadway musical of Frozen has announced new castmembers. Joe Carroll and Ryann Redmond, who share numerous stage and screen credits between them, will play Hans and Olaf, respectively.  Redmond, who previously ...

  36. Broadway Ends 2018 With Best Attended & Highest Grossing Week On Record

    January 03, 2019 7:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Broadway producers had plenty of reasons to pop the bubbly as 2018 wound down, with many shows recording their most profitable weeks despite some eye-popping ticket prices. Eight shows last week earned more than $2 million for the week ending Dec. 3 ...

  37. 'The Notebook' Heads to Broadway, With Songs by Ingrid Michaelson

    January 03, 2019 10:56 AM EST 0 0 0 The new musical is being adapted by producers Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch in association with author Nicholas Sparks. Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel  The Notebook  is being turned into a Broadway musical. Ingrid Michaelson  and Bekhan ...

  38. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Epic 2018: Another Grammy, A New Baby, 'Mary Poppins' & More MIlestones

    December 28, 2018 2:06 PM EST 0 0 0 The word busy doesn’t even begin to describe the kind of year multi-hyphenate superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda had in 2018. If it were up to Miranda to encapsulate the past 12 months, he’d probably blow us all away and draft something thoroughly insight ...

  39. Lin-Manuel Miranda & More 'Hamilton' Cast Members Reunite For Kennedy Center Honors Performances: Watch

    December 27, 2018 2:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Members of the original Hamilton Broadway cast reunited for several stunning performances at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on Wednesday (Dec. 26). Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson (George Washington in the original musical) b ...

  40. Role Playlist: 'Mean Girls' Star Barrett Weed Fangirls Over First Aid Kit, Robyn and Cardi

    December 20, 2018 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 A few years ago, when Barrett Weed was starring as Veronica Sawyer in Heathers: The Musical , she created a playlist of songs to prepare for the stage each night. “It was an ‘80s show, and I had to warm up for like an hour every day, so I had a long ...

  41. James Corden, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Rush Through 22 Musicals in 12 Minutes: Watch

    December 19, 2018 8:41 AM EST 0 0 0 James Corden , Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda sang and danced their way through 22 movie musicals in just under 12 minutes in one very entertaining segment on The Late Late Show Tuesday night (Dec. 18). “Are we ready for this?” asked host Corden ...

  42. Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Signs With Verve Records: Exclusive

    December 18, 2018 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cynthia Erivo has signed to Verve Records with plans to enter the studio in 2019 to record a new album. Erivo, the Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning singer and actress, is best known for her role as Celie in The Color Purple, for which she won the Ton ...

  43. New 'Punk Rock Girl' Musical to Feature Songs by Pink, Avril Lavigne, Pat Benatar & More

    December 17, 2018 3:07 PM EST 0 0 0 A new Joe Iconis musical called Punk Rock Girl will include songs written and made famous by female artists like Pat Benatar , Bikini Kill, Blondie ,  Echosmith , Avril Lavigne , P!nk , TraLaLa, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs . The project follows 16-year-old  ...

  44. Concord Music Acquires Samuel French, Storied Theatrical Publisher

    December 17, 2018 1:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Concord Music announced on Monday the acquisition of iconic theatre licensor and publisher Samuel French , which will help anchor Concord Theatricals , a new umbrella company housing all of its theatrical concerns. Along with Samuel French, Concord ...

  45. Frankie and Ariana Grande Team Up For 'Seasons Of Love' Cover: Watch

    December 14, 2018 10:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Frankie Grande  called on his sister Ariana Grande  for assistance with a cover of “Seasons of Love” from the ’96 Broadway musical Rent. Frankie shared a video showing the recording process of the piano track to his YouTube channel on Thursday (Dec. ...

  46. Hours After Bruce Springsteen Broadway Show Closes, Film Drops on Netflix

    December 14, 2018 7:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Director Thom Zimny describes capturing the intimacy of the epic run. To director Thom Zimny, the key element in his filmed version of Bruce Springsteen ’s Broadway show was in the star’s eyes. The  Netflix documentary  makes its first appearance on ...

  47. Hugh Jackman Details 2019 Arena Tour and How 'The Greatest Showman' Changed His Career

    December 12, 2018 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hugh Jackman already has big plans for next summer, but they don't involve Wolverine claws, a movie script or even a camera. Instead, he'll be singing on arena stages around the globe for The Man. The Music. The Show. World Tour -- and Jac ...

  48. Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Scrapped 'Hamilton' Song About George Washington's Death: Listen

    December 11, 2018 10:07 AM EST 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter Tuesday (Dec. 11) to share a cut Hamilton song detailing George Washington’s death. “Here you go,” he wrote in a tweet containing lyrics to the track. “Cut from Act Two. It comes after Dear Theodosia Reprise, also ...

  49. Why 'Rent' Is Still Relevant: Vanessa Hudgens, Valentina & Tinashe Preview the Live Musical

    December 07, 2018 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On Jan. 26, 1996, previews for a new musical began in a small theater in New York's East Village. The show's cast -- though it included future stars Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs -- was largely unknown; its writer, 35-year-old Jonathan Larso ...

  50. Kanye West Apologizes For Texting During 'Cher' Musical: 'Please Pardon My Lack of Etiquette'

    December 04, 2018 8:08 AM EST 0 0 0 Ye said he and Kim were totally caught up in the moment. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West enjoyed a great night out on Monday (Dec. 3) when they attended the Broadway opening of The Cher Show . And while it sounds like the couple loved the product ...

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