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Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Her Picks for 'Wicked' Movie Stars

Kristin Chenoweth has said many times that she does not anticipate playing Glinda in the eventual movie version of the Broadway musical Wicked and now she’s revealing who she wants to star in the film!

The actress was the original star of the musical alongside Idina Menzel as Elphaba.

“For someone in their 20s, I would go for Dove Cameron [as Glinda] and Lea Michele [as Elphaba],” Kristin told VH1. “Someone in their 30s, I would go with Beth Behrs [as Glinda] and maybe Zooey Deschanel [as Elphaba].”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Kristin Chenoweth’s choices?

Melissa Benoist Honors 'Supergirl' Co-Star Laura Benanti

Melissa Benoist poses with her pal and Supergirl co-star Laura Benanti at the Center On the Aisle Celebration held at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Monday (May 16) in New York City.

Laura was the guest of honoree at the event and her celeb pals honored her with special performances all night long.

Melissa joined Laura on stage to sing the song “Gasoline and Matches” from the television show Nashville. Watch the video clip below!

Other people to sing on stage included Laura‘s husband Patrick Brown, her BFF Chelsea Nachman, and fellow Supergirl star Jeremy Jordan.

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Steve Martin Makes Surprise Appearance at Broadway's 'Bright Star,' Crowd Goes Wild (Video)

Steve Martin made a surprise appearance at his Broadway show Bright Star on Friday (May 13) and the crowd went wild!

For those that don’t know, the 70-year-old actor is also an acclaimed musician and he co-wrote the music for the new musical, which is nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Steve is nominated for two Tonys – Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

When the curtain went up for the entr’acte after intermission, Steve was standing on the stage with his banjo and played for about two minutes. The crowd erupted into applause when they saw him on stage and he even got a standing ovation. Watch the video below and go see Bright Star now on Broadway!

“My secret longing to play with the Bright Star band was fulfilled last night,” Steve tweeted that night.


Steve Martin Makes Surprise Appearance at Broadway’s ‘Bright Star’

Christian Borle Set to Play Willy Wonka on Broadway!

Christian Borle has landed the coveted role of Willy Wonka in the upcoming Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The musical is based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel and recently was a hit on London’s West End. Hairspray co-writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman wrote the music and lyrics for the new musical!

Christian was the first — and in truth, perhaps the ONLY person I could imagine to create the role of Willy,” director Jack O’Brien said in a statement (via TheWrap). “His combination of child-like fantasy, edge, mystery, and sheer star power seemed destined for this role. I confess I prayed a lot! But this one, at least, was answered!”

Christian is a two-time Tony winner for his work in the shows Peter and the Starcatcher and Something Rotten. He is also known for his work on NBC’s Smash.

Jennifer Hudson Responds to Tony Nomination 2016 Snub: 'My Presence Was Used for My Celebrity, Not My Talent'

Jennifer Hudson is responding to her nomination snub from the 2016 Tony Awards for her performance in The Color Purple, one of the biggest hits on Broadway this season.

A fan tweeted at the Oscar-winning actress, “Ultimate snub of @IAMJHUD for the #TonyAwards. Her performance was great for it being her first time in Broadway.”

Jennifer responded, “my presence was used for my celebrity , not my talent . I’m not surprised.” She also added, “thank u anyway.”

Jennifer‘s co-stars Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks were both nominated in the leading actress and featured actress categories, respectively. “Very proud and overwhelmed to say congrats to @cynthiaerivo @daniebb3 @color purple entire cast on tony nod ! One hell of a cast that’s for sure ! Proud of u all!,” Jennifer wrote on Instagram.

Audra McDonald Gets Raves for New Show 'Shuffle Along'

Audra McDonald holds a large bouquet of flowers while making her opening night bow for her Broadway musical Shuffle Along on Thursday night (April 28) a the Music Box Theatre in New York City.

The theater legend, who has won Tony Awards in every possible acting category, was joined on stage by her co-stars Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry, and Brandon Victor Dixon, among others.

Audra is of course getting raves for her work.

“It goes without saying at this point that there’s nothing the superhuman McDonald can’t do onstage, but rarely do we get to see her cut loose in exuberant comedic mode to the extent she does here,” The Hollywood Reporter said. “Even beyond her numbers, McDonald kills it with her timing — every word, look or gesture smacks its target.”

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Benjamin Walker Gets Support from Wife Kaya Scodelario at 'American Psycho' Broadway Opening!

Benjamin Walker suits up on the red carpet at the opening night after party for Broadway’s American Psycho the Musical on Thursday (April 21) at Stage 48 in New York City.

The 33-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Jennifer Damiano, Helene Yorke, and Alice Ripley at the event.

Some of the stars that stepped out to see the show that night included Bryan Cranston, Christian Slater, Glee‘s Jenna Ushkowitz, Looking‘s Raul Castillo, Smash‘s Krysta Rodriguez, and Broadway star Laura Osnes with her husband Nathan Johnson.

Benjamin‘s wife, actress Kaya Scodelario, was in the audience for the opening, though she didn’t pose for photos.

“Happy opening @apthemusical tonight will be my 5th time watching and I’m still not sick of it. And I’m not just saying that cos I’m shagging the lead actor 😎😎😎,” she wrote on Instagram.

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