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'Umbrella Academy' Brings Back a Fan Favorite Character & Adds Five New Actors For Season 3

Netflix has added five new faces, and one familiar one, for the upcoming third season of The Umbrella Academy.

The series, which centers on seven children, who were adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death, will bring back Justin Min.

Justin‘s Ben had previously died in the second season, but will be returning for the new season, according to Variety.

However, Ben aka Sparrow No. 2, is not the Ben audiences remember. This Ben is “a Machiavellian tactician, wrapped up in a pretty boy body with a rumbling inner-squid. Vicious, pragmatic, and hyper-vigilant, Ben is determined to gain his status as the leader at all costs.”

A new piece of VFX will also be part of the show, and it’s called the “Existential Dread-Inducing Psykronium Cube” aka, Sparrow No. 7 or Christopher. It is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin that can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear. But among the family, he acts as a consulted oracle, hands out incredible advice, and serves as the family mediator. To the Sparrows he is trustworthy and loyal, but like all of them he is a force with which to be reckoned.

Five new stars will join the series, which also stars Elliot Page, Aidan Gallagher, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ritu Arya, Adam Godley, and Colm Feore.

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'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' to End Broadway Run After Almost 6 Years

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is coming to an end.

The record-breaking hit musical will end after nearly six years on Broadway, producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner confirmed on Wednesday (July 17).

By the time it closes, the musical will have been staged for 60 previews and 2,418 regular performances, becoming the 27th longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Beautiful opened on Broadway on January 13, 2014, and went on to become a Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning success. The show stars Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein as Carole King and Gerry Goffin. It’s also the longest-running and highest-grossing show in the history of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

The final performance will be on October 27, 2019.

Another smash hit Broadway show is also coming to an end. Find out which show!

Carole King Surprises Cast at 'Beautiful' on Broadway, Sings at Curtain Call!

Carole King surprised the cast and the audience at a performance of the musical Beautiful on Thursday evening (April 3) at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.

The new show is based on the legendary singer-songwriter’s life and she had not seen the show up until that night. She previously had attended a workshop performance, but left midway into the reading.

“She came to a reading and lasted halfway through,” her daughter Sherry told Playbill. “She said ‘I have to go.’ I said, ‘You’re just going? What do I tell all these people?’ She said, ‘Tell them it’s great. I can tell it’s great. But I can’t watch my life played out before me.’”

At the performance this week, Carole did not let the cast know she was coming and surprised them by walking on stage during the curtain call at the end of the show. She even joined the cast and audience in a performance of her song “You’ve Got a Friend”!

Carole King Surprises Cast at ‘Beautiful’ on Broadway, Sings at Curtain Call!