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Jim Parsons to Play God in Broadway's 'An Act of God'

Jim Parsons just signed on to play the role of God in the upcoming Broadway comedy An Act of God, Variety reports!

The 41-year-old The Big Bang Theory star has been on Broadway in the past – his last bow was in the 2012 revival of Harvey.

Sadly, Jim won’t be in Tony award contention this season because the show is set to open after the 2014-15 season’s eligibility cutoff of April 23. But he will be eligible for the 2015-16 awards!

ARE YOU EXCITED for Jim Parsons’ next big venture??

'Water for Elephants' Will Become a Broadway Musical!

Water for Elephants, the popular book turned into a movie, will now become a big Broadway musical!

The story follows “aspiring veterinarian Jacob Jankowski as he joins the staff of Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, working with the circus’ new elephant. He bonds with the show’s equestrian star, who is married to its charismatic but troubled animal superintendent.”

The movie version released in 2011 featured Robert Pattinson as Jacob and Reese Witherspoon as the equestrian star Marlena.

“I have loved Sara Gruen‘s Water for Elephants since it was first published and was captivated by its theatricality,” producer Peter Schneider said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “It is so dramatic — a woman who is trapped in a relationship for all the wrong reasons meets and falls in love with a man for all the right reasons. Throw in an elephant as a matchmaker and you have the potential for a show of great imagination and emotional depth.”

WOULD YOU SEE a musical version of Water for Elephants?

Bradley Cooper Officially Heading to London for 'Elephant Man'

Bradley Cooper will officially be bringing his acclaimed performance in The Elephant Man to the London stage later this year.

The 40-year-old actor is starring in the play on Broadway right now through February 21, one night before the Oscars where he is nominated for his work in American Sniper.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Bradley Cooper

Bradley will be living in his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse‘s hometown for several months. The play runs from May 19 through August 8 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Make sure to pick up your tickets ASAP!

WILL YOU SEE Bradley Cooper’s performance in London?

Zachary Levi & Archie Panjabi Check Out Broadway's 'Honeymoon In Vegas'

Zachary Levi bundles up in a red scarf while hitting up the opening night of Broadway’s Honeymoon in Vegas at the Nederlander Theatre on Thursday (January 15) in New York City.

The 34-year-old actor was joined at the event by The Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi, as well as Bette Midler, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman.

Honeymoon in Vegas tells the story of Jack, a Brooklynite with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy to marry him. But when smooth-talking gambler Tommy — looking for a second chance at love — falls head over heels for Betsy, Jack must go to extreme heights to win back the love of his life.

10+ pictures inside of Zachary Levi, Archie Panjabi, and more at opening night… More Here! »

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Ruth Wilson Get Raves for 'Constellations'!

Jake Gyllenhaal suits up alongside his co-star Ruth Wilson while attending the after party following the opening night performance of their new Broadway play Constellations on Tuesday (January 13) in New York City.

The two actors, who have been rumored to be dating in real life, are getting some rave reviews for their performances!

Nick Payne‘s gorgeous two-character drama, starring a perfectly matched Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, may be the most sophisticated date play Broadway has seen,” The New York Times wrote. “It’s no surprise that Ms. Wilson…is comfortable with her role’s demands. But Mr. Gyllenhaal, whose theater experience is more limited, is every bit as persuasive.” The Hollywood Reporter says that the actors are “giving two astonishing performances.” Very exciting!

Ruth, who just won a Golden Globe this weekend, got support from her The Affair co-star Dominic West at the opening.

FYI: Ruth is wearing a Stella McCartney dress.

25+ pictures inside of Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson on opening night… More Here! »

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Jennifer Hudson to Debut on Broadway in 'Color Purple' Revival!

Jennifer Hudson is reportedly set to make her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical The Color Purple.

The production will be a stripped down one that originated at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, according to Page Six.

Jennifer got her start on American Idol in the season won by Fantasia Barrino, who starred in the musical in its previous run on Broadway and received rave reviews for her work.

While she has starred in the movie version of Dreamgirls and also performed at the Tony Awards, Jennifer has yet to star in a Broadway musical!

Watch Jennifer perform the show’s anthem “I’m Here” in a tribute for producer Oprah Winfrey in the video below.

UPDATE: While it was originally believed Jennifer would play the lead role of Celie, she will actually play the supporting role Shug Avery.


Jennifer Hudson – “I’m Here”

Liam Neeson Honors Natasha Richardson with 'Cabaret' Return

Liam Neeson makes his way into Good Morning America for a talk show appearance on Thursday morning (January 8) in New York City.

Later that night, the 62-year-old Taken 3 actor attended a performance of the Broadway musical Cabaret with his sons Micheál, 19, and Daniel, 18. Spywitnesses tell JustJared.com that the family sat together around a table in the orchestra section.

Liam‘s late wife Natasha Richardson originated the role of Sally Bowles in the 1998 revival of Cabaret alongside Alan Cumming, who is starring in the current production as well. She passed away in March 2009 after sustaining a head injury during a ski lesson.

Natasha won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the role and the current Sally Bowles, Emma Stone, credited the actress as her reason for wanting to star in the show.

Seeing the show must have been an amazing way for Liam and the kids to honor Natasha nearly six years after her devastating death.

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