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Lupita Nyong'o Will Bring 'Eclipsed' to Broadway Next Year!

Lupita Nyong’o is currently starring Off-Broadway in Eclipsed, and news just broke that the show will be transferring to Broadway, the New York Times reports!

The 32-year-old Oscar winning actress will reprise her role in the Broadway production, which is set to begin previews in February at the Golden Theater with an official opening of March 6.

The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira wrote the script for the play.

“Broadway will be better for having ‘Eclipsed’ on it, and I hope it will break a barrier that will stay broken, if it proves that shows like this can make it on Broadway,” Oskar Eustis, the artistic director of the Public Theater (where the show is currently running), said in a statement. “It’s an incredibly emotional play, and by the end very deeply touching and harrowing, and yet Danai has written it so beautifully it ultimately feels life-affirming, about how women in horrible circumstances are able to find their own agency.”

Also pictured inside: Lupita out and about on Sunday (October 18) in New York City. More Here! »

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Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo Will Do 'Othello' Off-Broadway!

Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo are set to team up together for a new Off-Broadway production of the classic Shakespeare play Othello.

The play will be produced at the New York Theatre Workshop and more casting will be announced at a later date.

“This production is an opportunity for New York Theatre Workshop to do what it aspires to do – to foster the growth and accomplishment of the artists we believe in,” artistic director James C. Nicola said in a statement (via Deadline). “When Sam Gold, a longstanding member of our NYTW Usual Suspects community, came to us with the beginning sketches of this production, with these two sublime actors, it seemed the perfect next step for us to take together. I’m eager to see what these original, creative artists come up with in response to Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy.”

Daniel has starred on Broadway in the plays Betrayal and A Steady Rain in recent years while David is a veteran to the stage in England.

Keira Knightley's Injury Leads to 'Therese Raquin' Cancellation

Keira Knightley unfortunately suffered a “minor injury” this week, which caused the cancellation of Wednesday night’s performance of her Broadway play Therese Raquin.

The 30-year-old actress is making her Broadway debut in the play and the first preview performance, just one week ago, was interrupted by a fan who started shouting from the mezzanine.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Keira Knightley

Keira is expected to hit the stage during tonight’s performance (October 8) and resume the eight shows a week schedule, according to EW. Make sure to go see the play!

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'Hamilton' the Musical Will Be Filmed... Eventually

Hamilton, the smash hit Broadway musical, will be filmed with the current cast if the show’s creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s wishes come true.

The 35-year-old entertainer said this weekend that “you-couldn’t-make-it-up filmmakers have been coming to the show” and he’s been talking to producers about filming the cast before they move on.

While reports spread soon after that the filmed version was definitely happening, Lin-Manuel clarified his comments on Twitter.

“I said we WANT to film the show with this cast before the year is out. That’s all I said. There are no plans for anything yet,” he wrote. “Working on an annotated book of lyrics, a mixtape, and a way to get school kids in here all at once. On top of our schedule. We❤️you. when I announce stuff for real I PROMISE you’ll know first. I am grateful for your enthusiasm because my god how lucky we are.”

Michelle Williams Is Returning to Broadway with Jeff Daniels

Michelle Williams has set her return to the Broadway stage in the new production of the play Blackbird.

The 35-year-old actress will be starring alongside Jeff Daniels, 60, in the play about the “shadowy recesses of guilt and innocence, love and obsession, abandonment and betrayal through the shifting emotional negotiations of Una and Ray when she tracks him down 15 years after they had an illicit sexual relationship during which she was underage,” according to THR.

The play will begin preview performances on February 5 at the Belasco Theatre with an official opening night on March 10. The limited run will close on June 12.

Michelle last appeared on Broadway in the 2014 revival of Cabaret while Jeff made his last appearance on the Great White Way in 2009′s God of Carnage.

Just yesterday, Michelle treated her daughter Matilda to a Broadway show and posed for photos with the cast backstage!

Sara Bareilles Announces New Album with 'Waitress' Songs!

Sara Bareilles just announced that she is releasing a brand new album this fall!

The Grammy-nominated singer’s new album is called What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress and features songs from her upcoming Broadway musical Waitress, for which she wrote both music and lyrics.

Sara‘s first single from the album, “She Used to Be Mine,” will be released on iTunes and on all digital retailers on Friday, September 25.

“I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical ‘Waitress’ than I had ever imagined,” Sara said in a statement. “It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself. This is a deliciously self-indulgent project and I’m sorry, I’m not sorry. :)” ‎

In addition to the new album, Sara‘s fans can also look forward to her new book, “Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far),” which is hitting stores on October 6.

'Spongebob Squarepants' Musical Coming to Broadway!

A Spongebob Squarepants musical is coming to Broadway!

The show, which is based on the popular Nickelodeon television program, will debut in New York City during the 2016-17 season, THR reports.

The score to the musical is jam packed – it will feature songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., and David Bowie.

The show is set to premiere in Chicago on June 7, 2016 with casting to be announced soon!

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