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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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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jonathan Groff, & More Sing Sondheim Tunes for One Special Night!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson poses with conductor Gustavo Dudamel during the intermission of the Hollywood Bowl’s production of Sondheim on Sondehim on Sunday (July 23) in Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic provided the music while Jesse, Jonathan Groff, Vanessa Williams, and more performers sang some of composer Stephen Sondheim‘s most famous tunes.

The highlights of the night were Jesse singing “Franklin Shepard Inc.” from Merrily We Roll Along, Jonathan belting out “Being Alive” from Company, and Vanessa doing a mash-up of Follies‘ “Losing My Mind” and Merrily‘s “Not a Day Goes By” with Solea Pfeiffer.

The other performers included Sarah Uriarte Berry, Phillip Boynkin, Lewis Cleale, Carmen Cusack, Claybourne Elder, and Ruthie Ann Miles.

Vanessa reunited with her former Ugly Betty co-stars America Ferrera and Ana Ortiz after the show. See the photo below!

Pia Toscano Will Star in Scorsese Themed 'For the Record'

Pia Toscano is set to join some of Broadway’s biggest stars in the upcoming production of For the Record inspired by Martin Scorsese films.

The former American Idol contestant will appear alongside Tony winner John Lloyd Young, Tony nominee Carmen Cusack, Grammy nominee B. Slade, and more. The production will run at Los Angeles’ Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from September 21 through October 16.

For The Record: Scorsese — American Crime Requiem will “center on Marty’s Place — a four-tier venue rising from the orchestra pit to the light grid — and take audiences from a Lower East Side dive bar to an Italian restaurant, a Las Vegas casino and a classic rock concert stage,” according to THR.

Some of the films highlighted in the show will be GoodFellas, Casino, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street and more.

Steve Martin Introduces 'Bright Star' Tony Awards 2016 Performance - Watch Now!

Bright Star leading lady Carmen Cusack takes the stage with the cast of the show at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The performance was introduced by creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Steve even had a little banjo solo before the cast took the stage!

Make sure to tune in for the Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, airing right now on CBS! Tune in, as there’s a little over 30 minutes left! Watch the performance below…

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Cynthia Erivo & Jane Krakowski Win Big at Drama Desk Awards 2016!

Cynthia Erivo and Jane Krakowski win big at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards held at Anita’s Way on Sunday (June 5) in New York City.

Cynthia, who stars in The Color Purple revival, won for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, while Jane, who stars in She Loves Me, won for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

Also winning big that evening were Fiddler on the Roof‘s Danny Burstein and WaitressChristopher Fitzgerald for their roles in their respective musicals.

Other musical theater actors in attendance included She Loves Me cast members Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, and Nicholas Barasch, Waitress composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles and star of the show Jessie Mueller, Bright Star‘s Carmen Cusack and AJ Shivley, The Color Purple‘s Danielle Brooks, and Broadway stars Khris Davis, Montego Glover and Laura Osnes.

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