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Amber Riley to Play Effie in 'Dreamgirls' on London's West End!

Amber Riley is set to play the role of Effie in an upcoming stage production of the musical Dreamgirls on London’s West End, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old actress, who starred on Glee and in NBC’s The Wiz Live, previously sang the show’s big number “And I Am Telling You” on the hit Fox series.

Effie is the role that won Jennifer Hudson an Oscar in 2007 and Jennifer Holliday a Tony Award in 1982.

Dreamgirls will start performances in November 2016 and it will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, who has helmed the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, and Something Rotten. Since the show has not been seen on Broadway since 1987, we hope it transfers to New York after the run in London!


Amber Riley – “And I Am Telling You” on Glee

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Broadway's 'Hamilton' to Perform at Grammys 2016!

The cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton – led by the amazing Lin-Manuel Miranda – will perform live on the 2016 Grammys in a simulcast from New York City!

“We’re going to do the opening number, scream with joy, and then celebrate the fact that we were just on the Grammys. Best night ever,” the 36-year-old creator and star of the show told USA Today.

“We’ve never done any live performances in front of a televised audience,” Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller added. “It’s always been important for us to perform in context. Once (Grammy executives) said, ‘We’ll come to you,’ we knew it would work.”

The show is up for an award that evening as well for Best Musical Theater Album.

The Grammys are set to air on February 15.

Eminem Meets Fellow Rap Genius Lin-Manuel Miranda at Broadway's 'Hamilton'

Eminem poses backstage with Lin-Manuel Miranda after a performance of the smash hit musical Hamilton on Thursday night (January 28) in New York City.

The 43-year-old rapper met up with Broadway’s resident rap genius and we think they need to collaborate on something!

“Um” is all that Lin was able to muster for a caption to the photo on his Twitter account.

Reese Witherspoon is another celebrity who was at the performance that evening and she raved about the show on her social media pages. Also seeing the show this past week was Daniel Radcliffe. See his backstage pic below!

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Mary-Kate Olsen Supports TV Dad Bob Saget at 'Hand to God' on Broadway!

Bob Saget snaps a photo of Mary-Kate Olsen with one of the prop puppets backstage at his Broadway show Hand to God in this new photo posted to Instagram.

The 59-year-old actor and 29-year-old fashion designer famously portrayed a father and daughter on the hit TV show Full House.

Bob is performing in Hand to God until the show closes on Sunday, January 3. Be sure to check it out!

See some more of Bob‘s Instagram snaps below, including a selfie with Brooke Shields, who came to see the show this week as well!

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Jonathan Groff Teaches Stephen Colbert His 'Hamilton' Walk!

Jonathan Groff holds hands with Stephen Colbert while teaching him how to do his King George walk during an appearance on The Late Show on Tuesday (December 15) in New York City.

The 30-year-old actor is currently starring on Broadway in the smash hit musical Hamilton and he totally steals the show with his nine minutes on stage, in which he has a super fierce walk that Beyonce even loves!

Jon had Stephen put a book on his head to simulate the weight of the crown he has to wear in the show.

“It’s sort of like I Love Lucy. If I tilt my head in one direction, I’m just going to completely fall over,” Jon joked about the headpiece.


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Josh Groban Will Make His Broadway Debut in September 2016

Josh Groban is set to make his Broadway debut in the upcoming musical Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812.

The 34-year-old singer has been involved in the Broadway community for some time now and even released an album of musical theater covers called Stages. This will be his first time appearing on the Great White Way though!

“For a first time doing it, I wanted it to be something that was a little less expected, and I wanted it to be a show and a character that forced me to get a little bit out of my comfort zone and do something that people haven’t seen before,” Josh told the New York Times. “To have the opportunity and freedom to take off the hat of ‘me,’ and to dive into a character, is something I think will be very freeing, and very fun.”

The musical is an adaptation of a 70-page section of the classic novel War and Peace. Josh will be playing the role of Pierre and has to play the piano and accordion throughout the show!

Saoirse Ronan in Broadway's 'The Crucible' - First Look!

Saoirse Ronan will be making her Broadway debut next year and the first photo of her in character for The Crucible has been released!

The 21-year-old actress, who is a frontrunner for an Oscar nomination for her work in Brooklyn, is set to play Abigail Williams in the classic play.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Saoirse Ronan

Performances of the play, which features a star-studded cast including Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, and Ciarin Hinds, begin on February 29 in advance of an official opening night schedule for April 7.

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