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'The Lion King' Sets Global Box Office Record for Stage Shows

The Lion King has become the top grossing stage show in box office history with a worldwide gross of $6.2 billion, according to the Associated Press.

The show surpassed The Phantom of the Opera, which has earned $6 billion over the years and still has the distinction of the longest running show in Broadway history.

“It’s difficult not to become emotional at this realization of the show’s impact,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer at Disney Theatrical Productions. “Our goal then was to tell the story purely and theatrically so that audiences could feel it in their heart. And, to this day, that is the audience experience whether they see the show in Madrid; Appleton, Wisconsin; South Africa; Tokyo or Broadway. Of that, we are deeply proud.”

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Michael Cera & Tavi Gevinson Open 'This Is Our Youth' On Broadway With Star-Studded After Party

Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera pose for a group shot after the opening night event of their new play, This Is Our Youth, held at the Cort Theatre on Thursday night (September 11) in New York City.

The three stars were supported at the show by Kiernan‘s brothers, Macauley and Rory, plus Cynthia Nixon, Winona Ryder, Sam Rockwell, Ewan McGregor, Ansel Elgort, Emily Meade, Mark Ruffalo and more.

This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren, a dejected nineteen year old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis, his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and, Jessica, the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for.

30+ pictures inside of Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, and Kieran Culkin at their opening night… More Here! »

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Broadway Does the Ice Bucket Challenge! Watch Idina Menzel, Laura Benanti, & More (Videos)

The stars of Broadway have been participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and we’ve been loving their videos.

Most recently, Broadway star Idina Menzel uploaded her video outside of the stage door of her current show If/Then.

Laura Benanti and Lea Salonga are two other theater ladies who uploaded challenges.

Casts of major Broadway shows have also participated including Newsies, Once, The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables, and The Lion King!

Check out Idina Menzel‘s ice bucket challenge below.

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Emma Stone To Make Broadway Debut in 'Cabaret'!

It’s official: Emma Stone will be making her Broadway debut in Cabaret in just a few months!

The 25-year-old actress will takeover the role of Sally Bowles in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of the musical on November 11 and will take on the role until February 1, 2015.

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As reported by JustJared.com last week, Emma had been in negotiations for the role. We’re so glad the deal worked out!

Currently, Michelle Williams is playing the famous role in the Kander & Ebb hit musical. Be sure to buy tickets to see both Michelle and Emma!

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Emma Stone make her Broadway debut in Cabaret??

Emma Stone In Negotiations to Join 'Cabaret' on Broadway!

Emma Stone is currently in negotiations to join the cast of the musical Cabaret on Broadway, a rep for the show confirms to JustJared.com!

“I can confirm that Emma Stone is in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as ‘Sally Bowles’ in Cabaret on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company,” the rep said in a statement.

Emma was previously in negotiations to originate the role in the revival alongside Alan Cumming, but she had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The role ended up going to Michelle Williams, who will play her final performance on November 9.

If Emma joins the cast, it will only be for a two month run unless the show extends. It is currently scheduled to close on January 4, 2015.

WILL YOU SEE Emma Stone make her Broadway debut in Cabaret?

Benjamin Walker Set to Star in 'American Psycho' the Musical!

Benjamin Walker has landed the lead role in the upcoming production of the musical American Psycho, which is based on the cult favorite film of the same name.

The 32-year-old actor will take on the role of Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale in the movie and Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith in the recent London production of the musical, according to Deadline.

The show will begin performances at the off-Broadway theater Second Stage in New York City in February 2015 and the hope is that it will transfer to Broadway.

The music for the show was written by Duncan Sheik, who previously wrote the Tony Award-winning score for Spring Awakening.

Benjamin most recently starred in the Hollywood Bowl’s production of Hair in which he stripped down and showed off his nearly naked body!

Keke Palmer Making Broadway Debut in 'Cinderella' This Fall!

Keke Palmer will be making her Broadway debut in the title role of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella!

“I have an infinite amount of gratitude to show, I am thankful to be able to do this and excited for the discipline it will bring,” the 21-year-old actress said in a statement about her new role.

Keke will be the youngest woman to play Cinderella on Broadway. She is also the first African-American woman to play the role on stage. The production previously had Carly Rae Jepsen starring in the role, which was originated by Laura Osnes.

You can see Keke on Broadway starting on September 9!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Keke Palmer playing the role of Cinderella?

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