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'SpongeBob SquarePants' Musical Coming to Broadway!

SpongeBob SquarePants the musical is officially coming to Broadway!

“We could not be more thrilled to bring Nickelodeon’s iconic SpongeBob SquarePants to the theater in an original musical conceived specifically for Broadway. We are also incredibly honored to be in such a gorgeous house as The Palace, where audiences will be immersed in the fun and surprising world of Bikini Bottom,” president of the Nickelodeon Group, Cyma Zarghami, said in a statement (via BroadwayWorld). The show will begin previews on Monday, November 6th at the Palace Theater in NYC with an official opening on Monday, December 4th.

The cast includes Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks and Danny Skinner as Patrick. The show premiered in Chicago in 2016, and was critically praised. The show is directed by Tina Landau, with a book by Kyle Jarrow, orchestrations, arrangements & music supervision by Tom Kitt, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.

Daniel Craig & Kate Walsh Attend Drama Desk Awards 2017

Daniel Craig looks handsome in a navy suit as he arrives at the 2017 Drama Desk Awards on Sunday night (June 4) at Anita’s Way Theater in New York City.

The 49-year-old actor was joined at the awards show by the event’s host Michael Urie along with guests like Kate Walsh, Cynthia Nixon, Laura Linney, and George Takei.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Daniel Craig

The Drama Desk Awards honors the productions, performers, designers, and more of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.

You can see the full list of winner’s here.

FYI: Kate is wearing a KaufmanFranco dress. Cynthia is wearing a Tiny Om ring and bracelet.

10+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the event…

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Broadway's Josh Groban & Andy Karl Honored with Portraits at Sardi's

Josh Groban poses for a photo with his portrait at an unveiling event at Sardi’s on Friday night (June 2) in New York City.

Getting a portrait at famed restaurant Sardi’s is one of the biggest honors an actor in the Broadway community can receive!

Josh was joined by members of the cast of his show Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, including fellow Tony nominee Lucas Steele.

Also pictured inside: Groundhog Day star Andy Karl unveiling his portrait earlier in the week alongside wife Orfeh and former Legally Blonde co-star Richard H. Blake.

Both Josh and Andy are nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards next weekend!

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Alanis Morissette Musical 'Jagged Little Pill' Sets World Premiere

Alanis Morissette‘s music will be the focus of a new musical, which will make its world premiere in May 2018!

The musical, titled Jagged Little Pill, has an amazing creative team behind it with Tony winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Waitress) set to direct and Oscar winner Diablo Cody writing the book.

Tom Kitt, the composer of the musicals If/Then and Next to Normal, will arrange the orchestrations for the music.

“The team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theatre dream come true. The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent,” Alanis said in a statement. “Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul’s marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom and complexity.”

It has been confirmed that “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand in My Pocket” will all be part of the musical.

Jagged Little Pill will premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. next year.

Glenn Close Stops Show to Scold Photo-Taking Audience Member

Heads up to anyone going to see Glenn Close in the Broadway musical Sunset Boulevard – put your cameras away!

The 70-year-old actress is currently reprising her role as Norma Desmond in the classic musical and she stopped the show on Wednesday (May 24) when an audience member was snapping photos during the performance.

“I’m sorry. Stop the show. Someone there is taking photos. You must know how distracting and disrespectful that is. Now, we can have a show or we can have a photo shoot,” she told the crowd, according to Page Six.

Glenn then continued the performance from the top of the song “With One Look.”

Taking photos in a Broadway theater is strictly prohibited by New York law. Patti LuPone, who originated the role in Sunset Boulevard, is famous for berating an audience member who took photos at a performance of the musical Gypsy back in 2009.

With One Look – Royal Albert Hall | Sunset Boulevard

Watch Brendon Urie Rehearse for Broadway Debut in 'Kinky Boots' (Video)

Brendon Urie is getting ready to make his Broadway debut tonight in the musical Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots and he sounds incredible in this rehearsal footage!

The 30-year-old Panic! at the Disco singer belts out his character Charlie’s act two number “Soul of a Man” in the video.

Brendon opened up at the rehearsal about how he’s fulfilling one of his dreams by joining the show.

“I have been dreaming about this since I was a kid. I grew up loving musicals, worshiping musicals, wanting to be a part of that world,” Brendon told Playbill. “The Sound of Music is my favorite musical of all time. It’s something that was celebrated in my family. My mom had all of these VHS tapes of musicals from Oklahoma! to West Side Story to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers… It was very prevalent in my childhood and I latched onto it. None of my other siblings really got into it, but it was always there and for whatever reason I just identified with it. I wanted to play those characters. The songs took on a different meaning when you’re coming from that persona.”

You can catch Brendon in Kinky Boots on Broadway starting tonight through August 6!

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Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Performs 'For Forever' on 'Colbert' (Video)

Ben Platt is the Tony-nominated star of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and he performed one of the show’s songs during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night (May 22) in New York City.

The 23-year-old actor, who just became the youngest person to win the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, sang the song “For Forever.”

This was the first time that Ben performed the song outside of the context of the musical, which is nominated for a bunch of Tonys.

Watch below!

Ben Platt Performs ‘For Forever’

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