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'Carousel' Returning to Broadway with Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry & Renee Fleming!

The classic musical Carousel is set to return to Broadway with an amazing cast attached!

Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller will play Julie Jordan alongside Tony nominee Joshua Henry as Billy Bigelow. Opera singer Renee Fleming will play Nettie Fowler.

Jessie is best known for playing Carole King in the musical Beautiful and originating the role of Jenna in Sara BareillesWaitress. Joshua is currently playing Aaron Burr in the touring production of Hamilton.

The revival of Carousel will open on March 23, 2018 at a theater to be announced in the future, according to the New York Times.

“It’s a very complicated, very rich, very spiritual tapestry about reconciliation and redemption and being responsible for what we do,” director Jack O’Brien said about the musical.

Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Once Stole a 'Harry Potter' Book

Ben Platt sits on stage alongside co-star Laura Dreyfuss during SiriusXM’s Town Hall with the original Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Friday (April 14) in New York City.

They were joined by the rest of the cast – Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Michael Park, Mike Faist, Kristolyn Lloyd, and Will Roland – as well as the creative team, including Oscar-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

In a new interview with Teen Vogue, Ben was asked to reveal the biggest lie he’s ever told as the Broadway musical is based on a lie that his character tells.

Ben opened up about being at sleep-away camp when the fifth Harry Potter book came out. All the kids’ parents sent them copies of the book, except his didn’t.

“In the middle of the night, I took another kid’s copy from my bunk and wrote my name in it, and put it on my bunk bed,” Ben said. “And then in the morning he just assumed that he lost his and assumed that mine had come in the mail and I completely got away with it. It certainly ate away at me – enough that I can still remember it, but I have never come clean. I don’t even remember his full name. I know it’s also Ben, which is why I thought to take his. So if he’s reading this, I’m really sorry and I hope you got to read the fifth Harry Potter.”

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Broadway's Andy Karl Injured During 'Groundhog Day' Preview

Andy Karl, the star of the new Broadway musical Groundhog Day, was injured during a preview performance on Friday (April 14), just days before opening night.

The 43-year-old actor, who just won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his work in the London production of the musical, injured his knee during the second act of the show.

The performance was paused and an announcement was made asking the audience if a doctor was in the house. Andy insisted on continuing the show and finished the performance while walking with a cane.

Andy took to his Instagram after the show to update fans on his condition.

“Hi everyone…So, within 5 minutes of getting into the ER waiting room, the word ‘philanthropist’ was on the plaque in front of me and this clock fell off the wall and nearly hit me. Is it irony that I was doing the ‘philanthropy’ number when I fell? Or is it Karma for beating up clocks in the commercials? I’m home now and I have no broken bones but tweaked my knee after a poorly landed leap frog,” he said. “Finishing the show for all the @groundhogdaybwy fans and audience members was something I had to do. Thank you all for hanging in there. The last song ‘Seeing You’ was for you guys. Thank you for your support. I’m gonna get it looked at by specialist before I go back on stage, but know I love this show and this company and everyone that supports me more than you’ll ever know. @orfeh and I are overwhelmed by the concern & love you’ve shown us. #theshowmustgoon.”

We’re wishing Andy a speedy recovery and hope he’s back in the show soon!

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Has Theater Night At 'Oslo' Opening!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson treated himself to some theater last night (April 13)!

The 41-year-old Modern Family star suited up to attend the opening night of J.T. RogersOslo held at the Lincoln Center Theater at the Vivian Beaumont in New York City.

“How thrilling to be in seat next to @mona_Juul for the opening night performance of the brilliant new play “Oslo” @LincolnCenter,” Jesse tweeted.

Oslo tells the true-but-until-now-untold story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul (Jennifer Ehle) and her husband social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen (Jefferson Mays), planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords.


Opening night of Oslo with @ericjkuhn

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Phillipa Soo & Broadway's 'Amelie' Stars Record a Cast Album!

Phillipa Soo, the Tony-nominated original star of Hamilton, is back on Broadway in the new musical Amelie and she just recorded the cast album with her co-stars!

The 26-year-old actress joined her leading man Adam Chanler-Berat and others for a studio session this week and fans can get their hands on the album starting next month.

The Amelie recording will be available as a digital download on May 19 and it will hit stores on June 9.

Phillipa is currently starring in the musical now on Broadway and you can get your tickets to see it live on stage!

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'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' on Broadway - First Look Photos!

The new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently playing on Broadway and we have photos of Christian Borle and the cast in action!

Christian, a two-time Tony Award winner, is playing the role of Willy Wonka in the new musical based on the beloved Roald Dahl book.

The musical is currently in previews and opening night is on April 23.

Here is the show’s synopsis: “Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for exquisitely nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka’s army of curious Oompa-Loompas.”

Go get your tickets now!

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'Friends' is Becoming an Off-Broadway Musical in NYC

If you miss the TV show Friends, you’re in luck.

The beloved NBC sitcom is getting rebooted into an off-Broadway musical at the Triad Theatre in New York City.

Composers Bob and Tobly McSmith are at the helm, who are responsible for other pop-culture parody performances like 90210! The Musical! and Full House! The Musical!.

Friends! The Musical! is scheduled to open in the fall. Tickets will go on sale in June.

Visit Friendsmusicalparody.com for more information.

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