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'Frozen the Musical' - First Look at the Actors in Costume!

Frozen the Musical, the Broadway-bound production, just had its first performance in Denver and now you can see the cast in costume!

Featured in the first look photo are Caissie Levy as Elsa, Patti Murin as Anna, Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, and John Riddle as Hans.

The costumes for the production were designed by Tony winner Christopher Oram.

Andrew Eccles photographed the cast backstage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, where the show is having its out-of-town tryout through October 1.

Frozen will begin performances on Broadway in February 2018!


FROZEN The Musical: Costume First Look
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Tony Winner Ben Platt Will Exit 'Dear Evan Hansen' in November

Ben Platt, the star of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, will be exiting the show.

“2 readings, 2 workshops, 3 productions and almost 4 years- hard to fathom that’s it’s nearly time to say goodbye to Evan and my DEH family,” Ben wrote in response to a tweet that announced he would be leaving on November 19.

Ben won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical this past June for his work as Evan Hansen in the show.

No replacement actor has been announced and the show will continue after Ben leaves.

Bill Murray Brought To Tears After Seeing Broadway's 'Groundhog Day' For First Time!

Bill Murray has relived Groundhog Day… again!

The 66-year-old comedian, who starred in the original hit 1993 movie, posed backstage with Andy Karl, Barrett Doss, screenplay writer Danny Rubin and his brother Brian Doyle Murray following a performance of Groundhog Day on Broadway held at The August Wilson Theatre on Tuesday (August 8) in New York City.

It was Bill‘s first time seeing the musical, which was nominated for seven 2017 Tony Awards and took home London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical.

According to reports from The New York Times, Bill was “sobbing” by the end of the performance. “As actors, I can’t respect enough how disciplined you are and how serving you are of the process,” Bill told the cast backstage. “There’s nothing worse than seeing someone that’s out for themselves. And you are all in it for each other.”

“The idea that we just have to try again. We just have to try again. It’s such a beautiful, powerful idea,” Bill said of the show’s message.

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Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower'

Amy Schumer is set to make her Broadway debut!

The 36-year-old actress and comedian will star in Meteor Shower, a new comedy by Steve Martin. Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key and Alan Tudyk will also star in the show, which will officially open on Broadway on November 29.

Keegan-Michael will also be making his Broadway debut – but he’s no stranger to the New York stage! He’s currently starring in Hamlet off-Broadway.

“#SteveMartin wrote a hilarious play @MeteorShowerBwy and I get to do it with @keeganmic @laurabenanti @alantudyk,” Amy announced on her Instagram account.

The show will only run for 12 weeks, and will begin previews on November 1. Grab your tickets while you can!

'Frozen the Musical' Gets First Look Video from Rehearsals!

Frozen the Musical will be hitting Broadway next year, but first the cast will be doing an out-of-town tryout run in Denver and the show is currently in rehearsals!

Disney just released the “official trailer” for the musical featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Caissie Levy and Patti Murin rehearsing their roles as Elsa and Anna, respectively.

Songwriter Bobby Lopez revealed that there will be 21 songs in the stage version of Frozen, compared to the seven featured in the movie. So get ready for lots of new music!

If you’re in Denver, the show is running from August 17 through October 1. New York audiences will get to experience the musical starting in spring 2018.


FROZEN The Musical: Official Trailer

Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack to Reprise 'Bright Star' Role in Los Angeles!

Carmen Cusack received a Tony nomination last year for her work in the Broadway musical Bright Star and now she’ll be reprising her role for the Los Angeles production!

The show will play the Ahmanson Theatre from October 11 through November 19 with an opening night performance scheduled for October 20.

Inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and enthralling performances.

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell wrote the music for the show and they received a Tony nomination for Best Score for their work. The musical got five nominations in all, including Best Musical.

Tickets for the L.A. engagement of Bright Star go on sale on Wednesday (July 26).

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Olivia Wilde's Play '1984' Is So Intense that Audiences Faint & Vomit

Olivia Wilde is currently making her Broadway debut in the stage version of the classic book 1984 and she’s opening up about the audience reaction to the play.

There have been reports of audience members fainting and throwing up in the theater. There have even been arrests after patrons got into a fight over the themes in the play.

“I’m not surprised, since this experience is unique, bold and immersive,” Olivia told THR. “It allows you to empathize in a visceral way, and that means making the audience physically and emotionally uncomfortable.”

“You can stay and watch or you can leave — that’s a perfectly fine reaction to watching someone be tortured. But if this show is the most upsetting part of anyone’s day, they’re not reading the news headlines. Things are much worse than a piece of theater getting under your skin a little bit,” co-director Robert Icke said.

No one under 13 is allowed inside the theater after there were some children in attendance at early performances. Go get your tickets now!

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