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Josh Gad Reveals 'The Book of Mormon' Was Filmed with the Original Broadway Cast

Josh Gad has some good news for fans of Broadway who might want to see more shows at home, just like Hamilton.

The Tony-nominated actor has revealed that The Book of Mormon was filmed with the original Broadway cast, though he has never watched the footage.

“A lot of people are asking me and yes, there is a tape that exists somewhere of the original cast of #BookOfMormon – we shot it in the last few months I was there but I have never seen it,” Josh said.

While Hamilton was filmed with the intention of making a film for theatrical release, it’s not known if The Book of Mormon was shot with the same intent. Most Broadway shows are shot for archival purposes and many recordings are available to be viewed at the New York Public Library.

The original Broadway cast of The Book Mormon featured Josh, Andrew Rannells, and Tony winner Nikki M. James. The show took home nine Tony Awards in 2011 and it has been a smash hit for nearly a decade now.

After Watching 'Hamilton,' Here Are More Broadway Shows You Can Stream at Home

After you watch Hamilton on Disney+ this weekend, there are plenty of other Broadway musicals that were filmed for viewing at home!

We’ve gathered a list of all the Broadway shows that were filmed and are available on the major streaming services right now.

The best place to watch them is BroadwayHD, a streaming service that is devoted to theatrical productions and movie adaptations of stage shows. You can even subscribe to it as an add-on to your Amazon Prime membership.

If you don’t want to add another streaming service to your collection, there are some shows you can watch on Netflix, Disney+, and others right now.

Click inside for a list of other Broadway shows you can watch at home… More Here! »

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Meet Ariana DeBose, The 'Hamilton' Ensemble Member Who Is About to Have a Huge Year! (Exclusive Interview)

Ariana DeBose is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of throughout the rest of the year!

The 29-year-old actress was featured in the ensemble of Hamilton‘s original Broadway cast and her performance can be seen in the new movie that was just released on Disney+.

After leaving the cast of Hamilton, Ariana earned a Tony nomination for her performance in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. She is also starring in two more movie musicals being released this year.

Ariana will be playing the iconic role of Anita in Steven Spielberg‘s West Side Story, scheduled for release on December 18. She also is starring in Ryan Murphy‘s adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom, which is expected to be released on Netflix this year.

Yep, Ariana is in all three of 2020′s biggest movie musicals! We caught up with her to learn more about her Hamilton memories, her hopes for change on Broadway, and her exciting future.

JJ: What’s your favorite memory of your time in “Hamilton”?

AD: WHOOO! Honestly, I have so many mind boggling memories that I don’t know that I could choose just one favorite. Performing the show for the Obamas, realizing I was staring at Meryl Streep in the audience, getting to meet so many humans I respect; but I will say that year’s Tonys was pretty spectacular! That was a night I’ll never forget- once in a lifetime energy right there!

JJ: Do you have plans to return to Broadway in the future? What are some changes you’d like to see when Broadway comes back in 2021?

AD: At this time I don’t have plans to return to Broadway in the future…TBH at this time I don’t have any plans. Period, lol. I’m very hopeful that the potential return of Broadway in 2021 will be the beginnings of a more inclusive and equitable work force on all sides of the industry. While that sounds like a lofty goal, one specific thing I’m hoping to see more of are creative teams made up of BIPOC’s bringing to life stories about BIPOC’s… Oh and I’m really hoping we create better deep cleaning protocols because those theaters are beautifully old.

Click inside for more from our interview with Ariana DeBose… More Here! »

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'Hamilton' Soundtrack - Stream & Download the Full Broadway Cast Album!

Now that the Hamilton film is on Disney+, fans will definitely be looking for the soundtrack!

The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton features composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony-winning actors Leslie Odom Jr., Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Daveed Diggs, as well as the rest of the incredible original cast.

The Grammy-winning album has sold over 6,000,000 units since its release in 2015 and it holds the title for the best-selling Broadway cast album of all time.

Clocking in at 2 hours and 22 minutes in length, the album features nearly every spoken or sung line in the show. There’s just one scene that’s not featured on the album and you can learn more about why right here!

The album is available to stream on Spotify below, or you can download it now on iTunes.

Dustin Hoffman to Star in Broadway Revival of 'Our Town' in 2021

Dustin Hoffman is returning to Broadway!

The 82-year-old actor will be starring in the upcoming 2021 Broadway revival of Our Town, Deadline reports.

Dustin will be playing The Stage Manager in the classic Thornton Wilder play directed by Bartlett Sher, who also directed the Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbird.

Our Town marks Dustin‘s first Broadway role since starring as Shylock in 1989′s The Merchant of Venice, which earned him a Tony nomination.

The play follows the lives, loves and losses contained within the small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913. The Stage Manager serves as the narrator and guide through the stories of the fictional town.

Our Town was last produced on Broadway at the Booth theater back in 2002, with Paul Newman as The Stage Manager.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Broadway will be staying closed until at least January 3, 2021 because of the pandemic.

Broadway Will Remain Closed Until 2021 Due to Coronavirus

Broadway has once again pushed back the opening date amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Back in March, every single Broadway show shut down due to COVID-19 and there have been several target reopening dates that have subsequently been pushed back as health experts say that gathering indoors is not advisable.

After attempting to reopen by early September 2020, Broadway will now target January 3, 2021 as the opening date.

“Returning productions are currently projected to resume performances over a series of rolling dates in early 2021,” the League said in a statement (via the New York Times). Among the logistical issues industry leaders are discussing with government and medical officials: “screening and testing, cleaning and sanitizing, wayfinding inside theaters, backstage protocols and much more.”

Can’t wait until 2021 for Broadway? Find out which hit show was filmed and will be released on streaming this Friday!

Disney+ Debuts 'Hamilton' Preview Ahead of Premiere - Watch! (Video)

Hamilton is heading to Disney+ soon, and there’s a new preview!

The filmed version of the original Broadway production premieres on Friday (July 3) on Disney+, and ahead of the premiere, the studio just released a special look at the release.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lin-Manuel Miranda

This filmed release of the production, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016.

For those who have not yet seen the show, here’s a synopsis: “Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda recently explained why the show “hits different” depending on what America is going through…