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Olivia Wilde's Play '1984' Is So Intense that Audiences Faint & Vomit

Olivia Wilde is currently making her Broadway debut in the stage version of the classic book 1984 and she’s opening up about the audience reaction to the play.

There have been reports of audience members fainting and throwing up in the theater. There have even been arrests after patrons got into a fight over the themes in the play.

“I’m not surprised, since this experience is unique, bold and immersive,” Olivia told THR. “It allows you to empathize in a visceral way, and that means making the audience physically and emotionally uncomfortable.”

“You can stay and watch or you can leave — that’s a perfectly fine reaction to watching someone be tortured. But if this show is the most upsetting part of anyone’s day, they’re not reading the news headlines. Things are much worse than a piece of theater getting under your skin a little bit,” co-director Robert Icke said.

No one under 13 is allowed inside the theater after there were some children in attendance at early performances. Go get your tickets now!

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Olivia Wilde & Tom Sturridge Hold Hands in '1984' First Look!

Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge are starring on Broadway together in the new play 1984, based on the best-selling book, and the first photos from the show have been released!

The play follows the iconic characters Winston (Sturridge), Julia (Wilde) and O’Brien (Reed Birney) as they negotiate a world that believes, as the novel boldly exclaims: War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

Tickets for the play are currently on sale through October 8.

Over the weekend, Olivia took to Twitter to praise the audience at her show. “Tonight’s #revisedtruth audience was on 🔥. You are a ballsy bunch and I love you very much. Thank you for coming on the ride,” she wrote.

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'Frozen' the Musical Begins Rehearsing - First Photos!

Frozen the Musical is officially underway and we have photos from the first day rehearsal!

The cast includes Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin as Anna. They are joined by Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans, Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton, Kevin Del Aguila as Oaken, Timothy Hughes as Pabbie and Andrew Pirozzi as Sven.

Music and lyrics for the Broadway musical are being done by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who worked on the Frozen movie.

The show is having an out-of-town run at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts from August 17 – October 1. The show has a planned Broadway opening for the spring of 2018.

Bruce Springsteen to Perform for Eight Weeks on Broadway!

Fans of Bruce Springsteen will soon be able to see him perform intimate shows when he opens an eight-week residency on Broadway later this year!

The 67-year-old rocker will play five times a week at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City, likely starting in November, according to Page Six.

“He wants to play a smaller house,” a source at the Kerr told the outlet. “He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway.”

Jujamcyn Theaters, the company that owns the Kerr, will reportedly not charge Springsteen rent. “He’ll keep the lights on in the building, and they’ll sell gazillions of dollars worth of booze,” the source said.

WILL YOU SEE Bruce Springsteen in his residency on Broadway?

Delta & Bank of America Pull Sponsorship for NYC Theater Over Trump-Themed Shakespeare Production

Delta and Bank of America have both pulled their sponsorship money from the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of the play Julius Caesar.

The classic play is re-imagined in this new contemporary staging with Caesar being a character who resembles current President Donald Trump. One scene in the play features a simulated assassination of the character.

“No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” the airline said in a statement (via Deadline). “Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste. We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of The Public Theater effective immediately.”

“Bank of America supports art programs worldwide, including an 11-year partnership with The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park,” the bank said in its statement. “The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was intended to provoke and offend. Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it. We are withdrawing our funding for this production.”

The Public Theater is where recent Tony Award winning shows Hamilton and Fun Home were developed.

Tony Awards 2017 Performers Revealed - 9 Broadway Shows to Be Highlighted!

The 2017 Tony Awards are set to take place this weekend, and we now know the full list of Broadway musicals set to be featured during the show!

In addition to the shows set to perform, CBS also announced that two winners from last year, Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. will also take the stage.

READ HERE: Full List of Tony Award Nominations Revealed!

The show will be hosted by Kevin Spacey live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 11. Just Jared will also be live blogging the show, so stay tuned!

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Cher's Music & Life Story to Become a Broadway Musical!

Cher has announced that a Broadway musical based on her life will be coming to the stage in 2018!

The 71-year-old legendary entertainer, who recently gave an amazing performance in a barely there outfit for her Icon Award honor at the Billboard Music Awards, revealed the news on Twitter.

“Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical. There will be performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singer It’ll be on Broadway 2018,” she said.

Cher previously teased the musical in January after attending a secret reading of it. “I sobbed & laughed, & I was prepared not 2like it. Audience clapped after songs, & gave it standing ovation,” she said at the time.

Avenue Q and Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore is helming the show with a book by Jersey Boys writer Rick Elice.