Pop Princess Carly Rae Jepsen Bows in Cinderella

first_img Fran Drescher Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen and sitcom queen Fran Drescher make their Main Stem debuts in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella February 4. Jepsen replaces Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes as Cinderella, while Drescher takes over the role of Cinderella’s stepmother Madame from Harriet Harris, at the Broadway Theatre. View All (4) Star Files Harriet Harris They join a cast that features Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Victoria Clark as Marie, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. Drescher is best known for her iconic role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny, which she also created, wrote, directed and executive produced. Her other film and TV credits include Saturday Night Fever, American Hot Wax, Summer of Fear, The Hollywood Knights, Doctor Detroit, This Is Spinal Tap, UHF, Jack, Living With Fran and Happily Divorced. Drescher has appeared in off-Broadway productions of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), The Exonerated and Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also performed in a special production of Camelot at Lincoln Center.center_img Cinderella View Comments Before her tune “Call Me Maybe” climbed the music charts, Jepsen performed in musicals as a high schooler, starring in Annie, The Wiz, Grease and later attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts. “Call Me Maybe” rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard charts and in 47 countries, holding that position for nine consecutive weeks in the U.S. She released her debut album Kiss in 2012, winning the American Music Award for Best New Artist as well as two Grammy Award nominations. Carly Rae Jepsen Laura Osnes Related Showslast_img read more

The Library, Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Starts Previews

first_img The Library tells the story of Caitlin Gabriel (Moretz), a survivor of a deadly high school shooting. She struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities or anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. The play asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us. Related Shows Moretz will be joined by Emmy nominee Lili Taylor, Tony nominee Jennifer Westfeldt, Ben Livingston, Michael O’Keefe, Daryl Sabara, David Townsend and Tamara Tunie. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 27, 2014 The truth unfolds: the world premiere of Scott Z. Burns’ The Library begins performances off-Broadway at The Public Theater on March 25. The drama, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, will open officially on April 15 and run through April 27. The Librarylast_img read more

Curious Incident Will Star Alexander Sharp in His Broadway Debut

first_img Directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time transferred to London’s West End following a sold-out run at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play. Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. View Comments Juilliard graduate Alexander Sharp will make his Broadway debut as Christopher in Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The show will also star Ian Barford (August: Osage County) as Ed, Tony nominee Helen Carey (London Assurance) as Mrs. Alexander, Francesca Faridany (The 39 Steps) as Siobhan and Enid Graham (The Constant Wife) as Judy. Previews begin September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre, with opening night set for October 5. Along with Sharp, Barford, Carey, Faridany and Graham, the cast will include Jocelyn Bioh, Mercedes Herrero, Richard Hollis, Ben Horner and David Manis. Taylor Trensch (Matilda) will play Christopher at certain performances. Related Shows The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

Watch Audra McDonald Sing Her Way Through More Yahoo! Answers

first_img View Comments Want to know the secret to securing a second date, how to truly enjoy the White Castle burger, what people from London are called and more? Sit back, take the music in and let Jimmy Fallon and Mama Broadway teach you. Six-time Tony Award winner returned to The Tonight Show to reprise her hilarious “Yahoo! Lounge Singers” bit, taken verbatim from the site’s Q&A section. McDonald knows it all, including how to test the doneness of boiled eggs (she is the queen of Eggfartopia, after all.) Check it out below!last_img read more

Check, Check, Chaka Khan! Watch James Corden Prep for Late Late Show

first_img View Comments Stage and screen fave James Corden is set to take the reins of CBS’ The Late Late Show beginning March 23—right after he gets through his soundcheck. Take a look as the Tony winner and Into the Woods film star makes a musical moment out of his preparations with his bandleader Reggie Watts on the soundstage. It’s always good to make sure you can properly pronounce fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch’s name. Looks like they’re good to go! See you at the first episode wrap party at Bar Centrale?last_img read more

Today’s Savannah Guthrie Takes a Beautiful Trip to Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie stepped out of the spotlight on March 25 and took a seat in the audience at Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She had a very special date—her mom! The pair went backstage after the show to meet stars Chilina Kennedy, Scott J. Campbell, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jarrod Spector, Paul Anthony Stewart and Liz Larsen. Check out these “Some Kind of Wonderful” photos of Guthrie’s Broadway visit, then catch Beautiful at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.last_img read more

Check Out Nick Jonas’ Pop Rendition of ‘Believe’ from Finding Neverland The Album

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Finding Neverland Here’s something we can believe in. Pop heartthrob and Broadway alum Nick Jonas returns to his theatrical roots by singing on the Finding Neverland concept album. Take a listen below to his bubbly and bouncy take on the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning tuner’s showstopper “Believe.” Finding Neverland The Album drops officially on June 9 and also features the vocal talents of Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Bon Jovi and more. You can catch Matthew Morrison and company (and their more traditional performances of the show tunes) at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre (and on the forthcoming cast recording, out on June 23).last_img read more

Alan Cumming Will Get Sappy with Darren Criss & More

first_imgWho wants to get sappy with a Tony winner…just in time for Valentine’s Day?! Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Alan Cumming will head to Carnegie Hall for Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends on February 8, 2016. Who are said friends, you ask? None other than Darren Criss, Chita Rivera, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Ricki Lake.Cumming won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing the Emcee in 1998’s Cabaret; he reprised his performance in 2014. His other Broadway credits include Design For Living, The Threepenny Opera and his (almost) one-man performance of Macbeth in 2013. His film and TV resume includes The Good Wife, X2, Spy Kids, Web Therapy, Burlesque, Spice World, Josie and the Pussycats, Annie and The Anniversary Party.The event, presented by Daniel Nardicio, will be musically directed by Lance Horne. Also on tap for Carnegie Hall in the coming months is the New York Pops’ It’s Christmas Time in the City with Stephanie J. Block and Brian d’Arcy James. View Comments Darren Crisscenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Hughie’s Forest Whitaker on His ‘Daunting’ B’way Debut

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016 Forest Whitaker Related Shows Forest Whitaker stopped by The Today Show on February 10 to discuss making his Broadway debut in Hughie. “It’s a very frightening, daunting, experience,” the Oscar winner admitted, “I’m trying to get used to it!” He’s also becoming accustomed to the “interesting” slang featured in Eugene O’Neill’s classic text (as well as dodging questions about Star Wars)…Directed by Michael Grandage and also starring Frank Wood, the production is currently in preview and will officially open on February 25 at the Booth Theatre.center_img Hughie View Commentslast_img read more

Daniel Radcliffe Will Lead Privacy Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Five-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Daniel Radcliffe is heading back to the New York stage! The Harry Potter star is set to lead Privacy, a new play co-created and written by James Graham, and co-created and directed by the Donmar Warehouse’s Josie Rourke. The off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement July 5 through August 7 in the Public’s Newman Theater. Opening night is scheduled for July 18.Radcliffe will take on the role of The Writer. He made his Broadway debut in Peter Shaffer’s Equus; he has also been seen on the Main Stem in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Since completing the final installment in the series of eight Harry Potter films, Radcliffe has continued to prove himself a diverse performer by starring on screen in Kill Your Darlings, The Woman in Black, Imperium, Victor Frankenstein, The Gamechangers, Horns and What If. He will next appear in Now You See Me Two: The Second Act and Swiss Army Man Jungle.The cast will also include De’Adre Aziza (A Night With Janis Joplin), Raffi Barsoumian (King Lear), Michael Countryman (Wit), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) and Reg Rogers (You Can’t Take it With You), playing an ensemble of real-life high profile politicians, journalists and technologists who have all contributed exclusively to the show.Inspired by the revelations of Edward Snowden, Privacy explores our complicated relationship with technology and data through the funny and heart-breaking travails of a lonely guy (Radcliffe), who arrives in the city to figure out how to like, tag, and share his life without giving it all away. The play uncovers what our technological choices reveal about who we are, what we want and who’s keeping track of it all. This provocative theatrical event will ask audiences to charge their phones, leave them ON during the performance and to embark on a fascinating dive online and into a new reality where we’re all connected…for better or worse.Privacy made its world premiere at London’s Donmar Warehouse in 2014, led by Jonathan Coy. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 Star Files Daniel Radcliffe(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Daniel Radcliffe Privacy View Commentslast_img read more