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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Spoofs Broadway Shows in 'Spamalot' at Hollywood Bowl

Jesse Tyler Ferguson gets on his knees to spoof some Broadway shows during the opening night performance of Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday (July 31) in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old actor’s character discovers that his “holy grail” is performing in Broadway musicals and he spoofs a few shows, including this bit from Fiddler on the Roof.

Also starring in the one-weekend only production are Craig Robinson, Christian Slater, Warwick Davis (who steals the show with “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”), Kevin Chamberlin, Merle Dandridge, Rick Holmes, Tom Deckman, and original Monty Python member Eric Idle, who also wrote the Tony-winning musical.

There are two performances of the musical left so try to catch it if you can!

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Jonathan Groff & 'Hamilton' Cast Celebrate Their First Week on Broadway!

Jonathan Groff hugs co-star Renée Elise Goldsberry at the party to celebrate Hamilton‘s first week of previews at Urbo on Saturday (July 18) in New York City.

The 30-year-old actor, who stars in the musical, was joined by the cast and crew of the hit new musical including writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, actors Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom, Jr., Javier Muñoz, Daveed Diggs, and more.

Hamilton is currently in previews before the official opening in August – you can buy tickets here if you’re in the area!

FYI: The party was sponsored by Hennessy V.S.O.P.

20+ pictures inside of Jonathan Groff and the cast of HamiltonMore Here! »

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Stage Legend Patti LuPone Confiscates Audience Member's Cell Phone During Her Broadway Play

Broadway legend Patti LuPone has had enough with Broadway audiences using phones during performances – so much so that she confiscated an audience member’s phone during the Wednesday (July 8) performance of her play Shows for Days when she noticed them texting.

The 66-year-old American Horror Story actress issued a statement about her confiscating a cell phone in the middle of the play.

“We work hard on stage to create a world that is being totally destroyed by a few, rude, self-absorbed and inconsiderate audience members who are controlled by their phones. They cannot put them down. When a phone goes off or when a LED screen can be seen in the dark it ruins the experience for everyone else – the majority of the audience at that performance and the actors on stage. I am so defeated by this issue that I seriously question whether I want to work on stage anymore. Now I’m putting battle gear on over my costume to marshall the audience as well as perform,” Patti said in a statement to Playbill.

This is not the first time Patti has gone off about cell phones. In a 2009 performance of her Tony winning musical Gypsy, Patti stopped the show to scream at an audience member. See below…

Taye Diggs: 'I Have a Flaming Gay Man Inside of Me'

Taye Diggs is all smiles while attending a media day for Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Tuesday (June 30) at the Lamb’s Club in New York City.

The 44-year-old actor is taking over the title role in the musical starting on July 22. He was joined at the photo call by his co-star Rebecca Naomi Jones and the show’s creator and original star, John Cameron Mitchell.

Taye will be playing a transgender woman in the musical and will have to dress in drag eight times a week.

“I’ve always told my friends I have a flaming gay man inside of me,” Taye told Entertainment Tonight. “She is coming out now! It’s fun and difficult. I don’t know how you girls do it in heels all day every day.”

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Taye Diggs in 'Hedwig & the Angry Inch' - First Look Photo!

Taye Diggs is all glittery and amazing in this first look photo from his run on Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

“Hedwig is the role of a lifetime. I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications,” the 44-year-old actor told People about taking on the role. “I also like wearing nail polish.”

Taye is not the only celeb to take on the iconic role int he musical. Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, Darren Criss, and more have played the role on Broadway in the past.

Taye‘s 12 week run in the show begins on July 22 – be sure to check him out!

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Rebel Wilson Has Fun Broadway Night at 'It Shoulda Been You'

Rebel Wilson wears a see-through black top while leaving her hotel on Monday night (June 22) in New York City.

The 35-year-old Pitch Perfect 2 actress had a fun night out on Broadway over the weekend when she caught a performance of the new musical comedy It Shoulda Been You.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rebel Wilson

“There’s nothing better than a fun night out on Broadway! Thanks to the cast of It Shoulda Been You x,” Rebel tweeted with a backstage photo.

Rebel is pictured here with the show’s star Lisa Howard. Watch her amazing Tony Awards performance below and get tickets now to see the show live on stage!


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'Smash' Musical 'Bombshell' Could Be Heading to Broadway!

Bombshell, the musical that was featured in the NBC series Smash, could actually be coming to Broadway in the future!

There was a one-night-only concert staging of the musical earlier this month in New York City featuring most of the show’s cast members, including Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty.

“There is a still a lot of love for Smash and a rabid fan base out there, and we’re thrilled to be able to keep the dream alive as we work towards bringing Bombshell to theatre audiences,” NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “Smash was ambitious because every episode was a complicated musical for television and we also built the foundation of the musical-within-the-musical about Marilyn’s endlessly fascinating and tumultuous life. Over the course of two seasons an entire Bombshell score was written to service Smash storylines, and now that show will have a chance to stand on its own.”

“We are so thrilled that Smash isn’t over and that Bombshell gets to live on,” said producer Craig Zadan. “The Emmy-nominated songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, including the iconic ‘Let Me Be Your Star,’ are every bit the caliber of their Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway work. The Actors Fund benefit reinforced how alive this material is on stage and how much the audience wants to see the Marilyn Monroe musical in its entirety.”

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