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Audra McDonald Gets Raves for New Show 'Shuffle Along'

Audra McDonald holds a large bouquet of flowers while making her opening night bow for her Broadway musical Shuffle Along on Thursday night (April 28) a the Music Box Theatre in New York City.

The theater legend, who has won Tony Awards in every possible acting category, was joined on stage by her co-stars Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry, and Brandon Victor Dixon, among others.

Audra is of course getting raves for her work.

“It goes without saying at this point that there’s nothing the superhuman McDonald can’t do onstage, but rarely do we get to see her cut loose in exuberant comedic mode to the extent she does here,” The Hollywood Reporter said. “Even beyond her numbers, McDonald kills it with her timing โ€” every word, look or gesture smacks its target.”

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Benjamin Walker Gets Support from Wife Kaya Scodelario at 'American Psycho' Broadway Opening!

Benjamin Walker suits up on the red carpet at the opening night after party for Broadway’s American Psycho the Musical on Thursday (April 21) at Stage 48 in New York City.

The 33-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Jennifer Damiano, Helene Yorke, and Alice Ripley at the event.

Some of the stars that stepped out to see the show that night included Bryan Cranston, Christian Slater, Glee‘s Jenna Ushkowitz, Looking‘s Raul Castillo, Smash‘s Krysta Rodriguez, and Broadway star Laura Osnes with her husband Nathan Johnson.

Benjamin‘s wife, actress Kaya Scodelario, was in the audience for the opening, though she didn’t pose for photos.

“Happy opening @apthemusical tonight will be my 5th time watching and I’m still not sick of it. And I’m not just saying that cos I’m shagging the lead actor ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž,” she wrote on Instagram.

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Broadway's 'Hamilton' Cast Pays Tribute to Prince - Watch Now!

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of the smash hit Broadway show Hamilton paid tribute to the late Prince following a performance on Thursday (April 21) in New York City.

The legendary entertainer passed away earlier in the day at the age of 57 and it is alleged that he may have been treated for a drug overdose just days earlier.

“Step away from your computer. Walk around, blast some Prince. It’s the only thing that has saved my day, it may save yours,” Lin-Manuel tweeted earlier in the day.

Watch the tribute below!


Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ Cast Pays Tribute to Prince

Jennifer Hudson Sings Incredible 'Purple Rain' Tribute for Prince with Cynthia Erivo (Video)

Jennifer Hudson sings her heart out while performing Prince‘s song “Purple Rain” during a tribute to the late singer on Thursday (April 21) in New York City.

The Oscar-winning actress and her co-star Cynthia Erivo led the cast of The Color Purple in the tribute following the performance of their Broadway show.

“Not too long ago, [Prince] called me while we were here and asked me to come out to this event because he was writing his book and he told me you can bring your cast members along,” Jennifer said. “We were honored to be in his presence one last time and we got to have that moment.”

“He said his music will live on and he will live through his music so we want to keep him alive today with this song,” Jennifer added.


Jennifer Hudson Sings Incredible ‘Purple Rain’ Tribute for Prince with Cynthia Erivo

Sara Bareilles Records Turn-Off-Your-Phone Song for Broadway's 'Waitress' - Listen Now!

Sara Bareilles wrote the music and lyrics for the new Broadway show Waitress and she also recorded a fun “turn-off-your-phone” song that plays before the start of the musical!

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter decided to write the song after a cell phone went off during an important moment of an early preview performance.

“The team and I spoke after the show, and I suggested a cell phone announcement that I would write and sing myself. I decided to rewrite the words to a song of mine called ‘Cassiopeia,’ and try to make something funny, in the style of the show, but that would still get the point across,” Sara told the Associated Press.

Listen below and go see Waitress on Broadway now!

Betsy Wolfe Wins Role of Elsa in 'Frozen' Musical

Broadway vet Betsy Wolfe will be starring as Queen Elsa in the upcoming Frozen musical.

The 33-year-old Broadway veteran, who’s known for her roles in Bullets Over Broadway and Everyday Rapture, reunites her with Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who she worked with on Up Here in San Diego in 2015.

The Frozen musical will be directed by Alex Timbers and is set to hit the Broadway stage at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018 after the premiere in 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

Watch Betsy sing Elsa’s song “Let It Go” below!


Betsy Wolfe – “Let It Go” at Carnegie Hall

Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts to 'Hamilton' Pulitzer Prize Win with 'Newsies' GIF!

Lin-Manuel Miranda has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his work on the groundbreaking Broadway musical Hamilton.

Only eight other musicals have ever won the prize with the last two being Rent and Next to Normal.

Lin-Manuel took to his Twitter account after the news was announced to share a GIF of Christian Bale in the movie Newsies. If you aren’t familiar with the film, the character is a newsboy fighting against the real-life Pulitzer for better pay.

“This man just maxed out my cell data usage for the month. Thanks Joe!” he tweeted with another Newsies photo.

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