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Sara Bareilles In Talks to Join Broadway's 'Waitress,' But She's Playing Coy to Rumors!

Sara Bareilles is rumored to be joining the cast of the Broadway musical Waitress, the show she wrote the music for!

The Grammy and Tony-nominated singer is said to be in talks to join the show this spring after the departure of original star Jessie Mueller, according to Billboard.

Sara and Jessie made an appearance at the Build Series in New York City on Tuesday (January 10) and the singer was asked if she would like to play the role of Jenna.

Click inside to read what Sara said in response… More Here! »

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Watch Cynthia Erivo's Final 'I'm Here' Performance in Broadway's 'The Color Purple'

The Broadway revival of The Color Purple had its final performance over the weekend and Cynthia Erivo tore the roof of the house off one last time with her signature song “I’m Here.”

Luckily for everyone not in attendance, the producers decided to air the eleven o’clock number on Facebook Live for people to watch at home.

Cynthia got choked up at one point during the song, which led to the crowd to erupt into a standing ovation to show their support.

There was a star-studded audience at the show for the final performance on Sunday (January 8) and some people in attendance included Hillary and Bill Clinton, Debra Messing, Anna Wintour, and more!

This was a star-making performance for Cynthia, who won the Tony Award for Best Actress last year.

VIDEO: Broadway's 'Dear Evan Hansen' Cast Performs on 'Today'

The cast of the Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen made an appearance on The Today Show this morning (January 3) to perform two of the songs from the hit musical!

Ben Platt, who you’ll recognize as Benji from the Pitch Perfect movies, sang the number “Waving Through a Window” and he was joined by co-star Laura Dreyfuss for the song “Only Us.”

Dear Evan Hansen is so far the biggest hit musical of the new Broadway season and it opened to rave reviews last month. Make sure to get your tickets now before you can’t get them anymore!

Click inside to watch the “Waving Through a Window” performance… More Here! »

Zac Efron Visits Ben Platt At His Hit Brodway Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' - See The Pics!

Broadway got the best surprise visit last night (December 22)!

Zac Efron supported leading star Ben Platt and his hit musical Dear Evan Hansen cast mates at The Music Box Theater in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Zac Efron

The duo posed for a bunch of cute photos backstage, including one where Zac is rocking a Dear Evan Hansen scarf. See them below!

“Bravo to the cast of #DearEvanHansen incredibly powerful, pertinent, honest, fun,” Zac, 29, captioned with his Instagram post. “And the 🎶 is UNREAL 🙌🏼🙂- this is a show you HAVE to see”

“Troy Bolton came to see @DearEvanHansen and middle school Ben had a freak out (so did 23 year old Ben),” Ben added with his Instagram post. “And did he wear a @DearEvanHansen scarf? Bet on it. Bet on it.”


A photo posted by Ben Platt (@bensplatt) on

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Broadway Stars Support Nick Kroll at His NYC 'Loving' Screening

Nick Kroll is currently starring on Broadway in the play Oh Hello and he got support from the theater community while hosting a screening of his movie Loving!

The 38-year-old actor co-hosted the screening with his Oh Hello co-star John Mulaney and The Color Purple‘s Cynthia Erivo on Monday (December 19) in New York City.

After the screening, the stars gathered for an intimate reception at Tribeca Grill. Other Broadway stars there included Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812‘s Denee Benton and The Color Purple‘s Carrie Compere, Antoine L. Smith, Carla Stewart, and Brit West.

Loving is getting awards buzz this season and we hope to see it get some Oscar noms!

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Meet the Stars of Disney's New 'Freaky Friday' Musical!

Disney has produced a new musical based on the classic film Freaky Friday and the cast has just recorded an album featuring songs from the show!

There were two films based on the 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers, with the most recent one starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis as a mother-daughter duo who magically swap bodies and have 24 hours to make things right before mom’s big wedding.

Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton originated the lead roles in the Signature Theatre production in October and they will reprise their work for west coast audiences next year at the La Jolla Playhouse. There are currently no plans to bring the show to Broadway, but we can only hope it will land there!

Heidi has previously starred in musicals like Something Rotten, The Little Mermaid, and [title of show] while Emma is best known for starring in Wicked and Spring Awakening.

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Phillipa Soo in 'Amelie' Musical - First Look Photos Revealed!

The first photos of Broadway star Phillipa Soo in the title role of Amelie, A New Musical have been released!

The 26-year-old actress, who was Tony-nominated for her work in the smash hit show Hamilton, is playing the role made famous by French actress Audrey Tautou.

The musical follows the “mesmerizing journey of the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie who turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger (Adam Chanler-Berat), Amélie realizes that helping others is easier than participating in a romantic story of her own.”

Amelie is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles through January 15 before it starts its Broadway run on March 9.

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