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11 of Broadway's Elphabas Sang 'Defying Gravity' Together & The Ending Is Truly Epic (Video)

Shoshana Bean did something pretty epic for the virtual concert fundraiser she organized to support the high school she attended!

The Broadway star and singer was the second actress to play Elphaba in the musical Wicked and she gathered 10 other actresses who played the role to sing the act one finale number “Defying Gravity” with her.

Shoshana and the ten other women – Idina Menzel, Stephanie J. Block, Eden Espinosa, Jessica Vosk, Lindsay Mendez, Alexia Khadime, Julia Murney, Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis, and Lindsay Pearce – each sang a snippet from the song and then they all performed the final “ahhh” one after another.

The concert also featured performances from Cynthia Erivo, Jeremy Jordan, and student performers from across the Beaverton School District.

You can donate to the Beaverton School District’s performing arts program right now on GoFundMe. If you enjoy this video, make a donation!

Watch the final moments of the “Defying Gravity” performance below and click inside to see the full concert video.

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Idina Menzel & Megan Hilty Sing Wicked's 'For Good' for the Class of 2020

Can you believe that it has been almost 17 years since Wicked first premiered on Broadway?

The show’s Tony-winning original Elphaba, Idina Menzel, has reunited with Megan Hilty, who was the understudy for Glinda while Idina starred in the show, for a performance of “For Good.”

The performance was dedicated to the Class of 2020 amid all of the graduations that are happening via Zoom due to the pandemic.

“To the class of 2020; the world needs you now more than ever 💚. We hope you now help make a change, for good. Congratulations to you all,” Megan captioned the video on her Instagram account.

Megan took over the role of Glinda on Broadway on May 31, 2005 and she played the role for a full year in New York City. She then reprised the part in productions around the country.

Here’s the latest update on the upcoming Wicked movie.

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Watch Ben Platt & Idina Menzel's Soaring Duet of 'A Whole New World' and Ben's 'Live from Radio City Music Hall' Trailer

Last night, Ben Platt and Idina Menzel did their best Aladdin and Jasmine, singing to “A Whole New World” during the second edition of The Disney Family Singalong. Watch the video below!

Also just released is the trailer for Ben‘s Radio City Music Hall concert, which was captured before a live audience.

The feature-length special documents the Tony, Grammy and Emmy-Award winning performer’s final stop on tour for his hit debut album, Sing to Me Instead. Watch below!


Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall | Official Trailer

Idina Menzel and Ben Platt Perform ‘A Whole New World’ – The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II
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'Disney Family Singalong 2': ABC Announces First Wave of Star-Studded Performances!

ABC has announced the first wave of performers who will appear in the upcoming special The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II!

The star-studded special is going to air on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10 at 7pm ET. Ryan Seacrest is returning as the host for the second edition of the show.

Taking to their living room studios and kitchen stages to sing beloved Disney melodies with the nation are Halsey, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Shakira, Rebel Wilson, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, and many more.

Additional celebrities and performance details will be announced soon.

The first edition of The Disney Family Singalong was a huge success for ABC. Make sure to watch highlights from that special now!

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Dan Levy, Andy Cohen, Idina Menzel & Many More Stars Have a Virtual Saturday Night Passover Seder for Charity - Watch!

It’s Passover, and everyone is digitally invited!

A ton of stars came together online to sit around a virtual Seder table with music and comedy to raise funds for the CDC Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Tasty on Saturday (April 11).

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Seder guests included Pamela Adlon, Jason Alexander, Reza Aslan, Skylar Astin, Shoshana Bean, Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Rabbi Sharon Brous, D’Arcy Carden, Andy Cohen, Darren Criss, Fran Drescher, Billy Eichner, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Harvey Fierstein, Tan France, Eliot Glazer, Ilana Glazer, Josh Groban, Richard Kind, Julie Klausner, Nick Kroll, Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Dan Levy, Judith Light, Camryn Manheim, Milo Manheim, Alan Menken, Idina Menzel, Debra Messing, Isaac Mizrahi, Busy Philipps, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, Michael Solomonov, Shaina Taub, Nina West, Henry Winkler, Finn Wolfhard and Rabbi David Wolpe, among even more stars.

Watch them all celebrate the Jewish holiday in the one-hour digital special…

A Star-Studded 'Saturday Night Seder' Will Be Streaming Tonight!

A star-studded roster of celebrities will be participating in an online Passover Seder tonight!

While they’re quarantined at home, celebs like Ben Platt, Idina Menzel, Cynthia Erivo, Billy Porter, and many more will be coming together on the fourth night of Passover.

Oscar, Grammy, and Tony-winning songwriter Benj Pasek teamed up with Broadway actor Adam Kantor a few years ago to reimagine the Passover story and they teamed up with a more writers to put together a fun, virtual experience for fans.

Madam Secretary actor Erich Bergen, who successfully produced the return of The Rosie O’Donnell Show last month, is helping produce this event as well.

The star-studded lineup also includes Pamela Adlon, Jason Alexander, Skylar Astin, Shoshana Bean, Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, D’Arcy Carden, Andy Cohen, Darren Criss, Fran Drescher, Billy Eichner, Beanie Feldstein, Harvey Fierstein, Tan France, Ilana Glazer, Josh Groban, Richard Kind, Nick Kroll, Dan Levy, Judith Light, Camryn Manheim, Milo Manheim, Debra Messing, Busy Philipps, Henry Winkler, Finn Wolfhard, and many more.

Saturday Night Seder will take place TONIGHT (April 11) at 8pm ET on YouTube. Viewers are encouraged to donate to the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

These Celebs All Freaked Out Meeting Jerry from 'Cheer' at the Oscars - Watch Here!

A ton of celebrities at the 2020 Oscars got a fun surprise on the red carpet, all thanks to breakout Cheer star Jerry Harris!

Jerry, one of the fan-favorite cheerleaders from the hit Netflix docuseries, covered the press line for The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sunday night (February 9) and met the likes of Marriage Story‘s Laura Dern, Little Women‘s Greta Gerwig, Richard Jewell‘s Kathy Bates, Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Bad Guy” hit-maker Billie Eilish, and Frozen‘s Idina Menzel, all of whom recognized him the moment they laid eyes on him.

“Jerry! This is what I wanna say to you,” Oscar winner of the night Laura Dern said. “You’ve got this! You can do this, Jerry! My daughter was giving me some mat talk as I was arriving in the car, and we love you and we love your big, beautiful heart.”

Little Women director Greta Gerwig totally freaked out and confessed she watched Cheer every night when she’s pumping breast milk. “I feel like I manifested you somehow,” she told Jerry Harris, who had to be told what she meant by “pumping.”

Plus, Ellen gifts Jerry a scrapbook highlighting moments from the biggest night in Hollywood and surprises him with $10,000 to put toward his student loans, courtesy of Shutterfly – Watch it all go down here!

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