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Broadway's 'Caroline or Change' & 'Birthday Candles' Will Now Open in the Fall

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that the upcoming productions of the musical Caroline, or Change and the play Birthday Candles will be pushed back to the fall.

Both shows were going to open in the spring, but due to the Broadway shut down because of the current health crisis, neither show will be opening anytime soon.

Caroline, or Change is a revival of the beloved Jeanine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical starring the West End actress Sharon D. Clarke. Birthday Candles is a new Noah Haidle play starring Debra Messing. While both leading ladies are confirmed to continue with the productions, its not yet known if the rest of the casts will return.

“Our desire is to provide certainty and confidence to our artists, staff and audiences that we will come back from this hiatus with a full season,” said Roundabout Artistic Director/CEO Todd Haimes in a statement. “We are committed to the future of the theatre and its long-term sustainability in this crisis. Moving planned productions to dates certain in the fall protects the health and safety of everyone while ensuring employment for our staff and artists, creating clarity for our subscribers and donors, and providing a clear production timeline that allows everyone – on stage and off – to strategically plan to support the beautiful work coming to our stages in ’20-’21.”

These Celeb Couples Made It A Date Night at Roundabout Theater's Gala 2020

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy cozy up on the red carpet while attending the Roundabout Theater’s 2020 Gala held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Monday night (March 2) in New York City.

The married couple and current Homeland co-stars were joined at the event were joined by a few other celeb couples including Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieberthal, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Laura Osnes and Nathan Johnson, and Audra McDonald and Will Swenson.

The cute couples were joined by Sutton Foster, Carla Gugino, Debra Messing, Jessica Lange, Blair Underwood, Sara Sampaio, and Jane Krakowski.

Designer Michael Kors and husband Lance Le Pere, and Alan Cumming were honored at the gala with Neil Patrick Harris and Cyndi Lauper performing.

The awards are given to those who have made an indelible impact artistically and philanthropically on both theatre and Roundabout.

FYI: Carla is wearing a Georges Chakra dress and Jacob & Co. jewelry.

35+ pictures inside of Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin and more at the Roundaout Theater’s annual gala…

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Debra Messing, Martha Stewart & More Step Out for Town & Country Jewelry Awards 2020!

Debra Messing keeps it chic as she strikes a pose at the 2020 Town & Country Jewelry Awards with Saks Fifth Avenue held on Monday evening (January 27) at L’Avenue at Saks in New York City.

The 51-year-old Will & Grace star was joined at the event by Martha Stewart, magazine editor Lauren Santo Domingo, theater owner Jordan Roth, stylist Stacy London, The Wife‘s Annie Starke, Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, Dickinson‘s Ella Hunt, West Side Story‘s Shereen Pimentel, Burn ThisBrandon Uranowitz, Beetlejuice‘s Sophia Anne Caruso and Aerin Lauder, the granddaughter of cosmetic legend Estée Lauder.

The T&C Jewelry Awards celebrate the young and established talents preserving the ancient art of jewelry while also moving it into the future. The recipients of this years awards are guardians of beauty, skill, and innovation in jewelry design and we will raise a glass to each and every one of them.

FYI: Debra is wearing Urban Zen by Donna Karan with Verdura jewelry.

READ MORE: Debra Messing & ‘Will & Grace’ Cast Sing Demi Lovato’s ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ To Celebrate Her First Episode Airing!

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'Will & Grace' Cast Sing Demi Lovato's 'Sorry Not Sorry' To Celebrate Her First Episode Airing

Demi Lovato‘s Jenny meets Karen Walker and Will Truman in this still from her Will & Grace debut, which aired last night (January 9)!

To celebrate the 27-year-old’s first guest star appearance, the cast – Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes – sang her hit song “Sorry Not Sorry”.

“We’re a little excited about @ddlovato joining #WillAndGrace, can you tell?” the show’s Instagram account shared.

In the mid-season premiere, Will goes to meet a potential surrogate, and it’s Demi‘s character Jenny. Will doesn’t seem too impressed by her living situation and judges her messy apartment, and more so, judges her line of work, a cam girl.

When she’s not being a surrogate, in order to pay bills, she hops online and chats with guys on camera.

Demi will appear in multiple episodes, and has even previously shared a photo of her fake baby bump for the show.

If you missed the episode, you can stream it on NBC.com or catch it on Hulu!

Click inside to watch Demi’s first scene…More Here! »

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Debra Messing Reflects on 'Will & Grace' Ending: 'All Packed Up'

Debra Messing is reflecting as Will & Grace wraps filming.

The 51-year-old actress took to Instagram on Monday (December 16) to share her thoughts.

“It’s really happening,” she captioned a photo of herself and her co-star Eric McCormack sitting on a couch together on a nearly bare set.

“The curtain is coming down on Will & Grace after 11 seasons,” Debra Messing added. “A whole lotta life was lived in that apartment. And that laughs. Thank God for the laughs. Almost all packed up. Savoring every last minute.”

Sean Hayes posted a selfie on Instagram as well (below), featuring their other co-star Brian Jordan Alvarez. The caption reads, “2 more days of filming and then…anchors away! Love my television husband, Brian Jordan Alvarez.”

READ MORE: Shelley Morrison is Remembered by ‘Will & Grace’ Co-Stars

Shelley Morrison is Remembered by 'Will & Grace' Co-Stars

The cast of Will & Grace is breaking their silence after the death of Shelley Morrison.

Megan Mullally, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, and Sean Hayes have taken to social media on Sunday night (December 1) to remember their late co-star.

“Such sad news. Our beloved Shelley Morrison passed away today,” Sean wrote on Instagram. “She was absolutely hilarious and had the biggest heart. She was a part of our Will and Grace family and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her entire family. ❤️”

Shelley played Rosario, Karen’s (Mullally) outspoken housekeeper on the original series from 1999 to 2006 and made a cameo in the 2016 webisode in support of Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign.

When Will & Grace was revived in 2017, Shelley declined to return to the show as she had retired from acting.

Our thoughts are with Shelley‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Debra Messing Calls Out NBC, Her 'Professional Home,' for Treatment of Gabrielle Union

Debra Messing took to Twitter on Thanksgiving Day to call out NBC, the network that she has called her professional home for decades.

The 51-year-old actress has starred on Will & Grace on the peacock network ever since 1998. The show went off the air in 2006 and returned for a reboot in 2017.

Debra is calling out NBC for its treatment of Gabrielle Union, who was let go from her position as a judge on America’s Got Talent after she reportedly complained about a “toxic culture” behind the scenes.

“This is disgusting behavior from a network that has been my professional home for decades. Yes, women become ‘difficult,’ when their insistence on a respectful and professional working environment, is ignored. Addressing a hostile work environment is inconvenient when there is a huge money making machine that is involved. It is cowardice, greed, and protection of the status quo revealed. Being ‘hands off,’ is inexcusable and reflects a laissez faire attitude toward systemic racism and sexism,” Debra tweeted.

READ MORE: Ellen Pompeo Speaks Out in Support of Gabrielle Union & Calls Out NBC