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Jonathan Groff Teaches Stephen Colbert His 'Hamilton' Walk!

Jonathan Groff holds hands with Stephen Colbert while teaching him how to do his King George walk during an appearance on The Late Show on Tuesday (December 15) in New York City.

The 30-year-old actor is currently starring on Broadway in the smash hit musical Hamilton and he totally steals the show with his nine minutes on stage, in which he has a super fierce walk that Beyonce even loves!

Jon had Stephen put a book on his head to simulate the weight of the crown he has to wear in the show.

“It’s sort of like I Love Lucy. If I tilt my head in one direction, I’m just going to completely fall over,” Jon joked about the headpiece.


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Josh Groban Will Make His Broadway Debut in September 2016

Josh Groban is set to make his Broadway debut in the upcoming musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812.

The 34-year-old singer has been involved in the Broadway community for some time now and even released an album of musical theater covers called Stages. This will be his first time appearing on the Great White Way though!

“For a first time doing it, I wanted it to be something that was a little less expected, and I wanted it to be a show and a character that forced me to get a little bit out of my comfort zone and do something that people haven’t seen before,” Josh told the New York Times. “To have the opportunity and freedom to take off the hat of ‘me,’ and to dive into a character, is something I think will be very freeing, and very fun.”

The musical is an adaptation of a 70-page section of the classic novel War and Peace. Josh will be playing the role of Pierre and has to play the piano and accordion throughout the show!

Saoirse Ronan in Broadway's 'The Crucible' - First Look!

Saoirse Ronan will be making her Broadway debut next year and the first photo of her in character for The Crucible has been released!

The 21-year-old actress, who is a frontrunner for an Oscar nomination for her work in Brooklyn, is set to play Abigail Williams in the classic play.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Saoirse Ronan

Performances of the play, which features a star-studded cast including Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, and Ciarin Hinds, begin on February 29 in advance of an official opening night schedule for April 7.

'OITNB' Cast Attends Opening Night of 'The Color Purple'

Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, and Laverne Cox step out on the purple carpet at the opening night of Broadway’s The Color Purple on Thursday (December 10) at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City.

Other members of the Orange Is the New Black cast in attendance included Yael Stone, Samira Wiley, Kate Mulgrew, Lea DeLaria, and Selenis Leyva. They were all there to support their co-star Danielle Brooks, who is one of the leads in the musical.

Several other stars were seen supporting the show, including Tony winners Neil Patrick Harris and Patina Miller, Empire‘s Gabourey Sidibe, and The Wiz Live‘s Shanice Williams.

The Color Purple is getting rave reviews so make sure to get your tickets soon!

FYI: Uzo is wearing a Zac Posen dress, Gianvito Rossi shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira Jewels jewelry. Laverne is wearing a Tom Ford dress, an Edie Parker clutch, a Tacori ring and earrings, and bracelets and rings by Jennifer Fisher and Roberto Coin. Yael is wearing a Tome top and skirt.

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Idina Menzel Brings Her Powerhouse Vocals to LA in 'If/Then'

Idina Menzel takes her bow during the curtain call at the opening night performance of her musical If/Then at the Pantages Theatre on Wednesday (December 9) in Los Angeles.

The Tony Award-winning actress is performing in select cities on the national tour of the Broadway show alongside fellow original cast members LaChanze, James Snyder, and Anthony Rapp.

Some of the celebs that stepped out to check out Idina‘s powerhouse performance included ShadowhuntersKatherine McNamara, How to Get Away with Murder‘s Alfred Enoch, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Ming-Na Wen, NCIS: Los AngelesBarrett Foa, Awkward‘s Molly Tarlov, and former Mean Girls co-stars Lacey Chabert and Jonathan Bennett.

Idina‘s former Rent co-star Tracie Thoms was also in attendance. See their cute backstage photo below!

A photo posted by Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) on

30+ pictures inside of Idina Menzel and others at the opening night show… More Here! »

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'The Wiz Live' Producers Talk Broadway Plans, Cast Involvement

The producers of The Wiz Live are talking about their plans to bring the show to Broadway next year and if any cast members will be involved.

The telecast was the best-reviewed live musical that NBC has done so far and it brought in 11.5 million viewers, up a significant amount from last year’s Peter Pan Live.

“Right now the plan is to have The Wiz on Broadway a year from now in partnership with Cirque. The entire cast of The Wiz Live knows about the Broadway plans but we didn’t make it a prerequisite when casting them. But over the past couple of weeks, a lot of members of the cast have been sniffing around doing it in the theater,” Neil Meron told THR.

“We’d love for [Shanice Williams] to be on Broadway in The Wiz but that’s to be worked out,” Craig Zadan added.

“Every person that was in the show last night has been invited to come to Broadway. It’s a matter of if they want to and how much time they can give us,” they continued. “And if we can work out a pay scale. Broadway pays differently than doing film, TV and concerts.”

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Matthew Morrison Takes 'Finding Neverland' to the White House

Matthew Morrison performs a song from his Broadway musical Finding Neverland during the Broadway at the White House event held earlier this week in Washington, D.C.

The 37-year-old actor was joined by the rest of his cast members while performing songs from the show for an audience that included First Lady Michelle Obama. One of the event’s special guest hosts was Kristin Chenoweth!

“Over the years we’ve hosted all kinds of performances to highlight our nation’s talent and honor our cultural heritage from Gospel to Motown to Country. And tonight we’re celebrating another cornerstone of our culture by taking a trip to Broadway,” Michelle said at the event. “For other 100 years Broadway has been bringing us together to make us laugh, to make us cry, to make us think, and most of all, to tell our stories. And since America is such a big, bold, beautiful nation that’s how our stories are told on Broadway. With show-stopping dance routines and soaring musical numbers and heart-wrenching, side-splitting performances that we never forget.”

Broadway at the White House, produced by The Weinstein Company, will air on TLC on Thanksgiving day (November 26) at 8/7c. Watch preview clips below!


Matthew Morrison & “Finding Neverland” Cast – “Believe”

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