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Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, & Bryan Cranston Win Big at Drama Desk Awards 2014!

Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and Bryan Cranston show off their shiny new trophies in the press room at the 2014 Drama Desk Awards on Sunday evening (June 1) in New York City.

Also joining the trio in the press room were fellow winners, The Glass Menagerie‘s Celia Keenan-Bolger and Aladdin‘s James Monroe Iglehart. Congrats to all the winners! Also attending the show that evening was the host Laura Benanti and Audra‘s husband Will Swenson.

Next week is the 2014 Tony Awards on June 8 – be sure to stay tuned to JustJared.com for all the Broadway updates!

15+ pictures inside of the winners of the 2014 Drama Desk AwardsMore Here! »

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Broadway's 'Aladdin' Brings Out the Celebs on Opening Night!

Tina Fey hits the appropriately purple carpet at the opening night of the brand new Broadway musical of Aladdin on Thursday (March 20) at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City.

Also showing up to support the show that evening were Broadway greats Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson, Sierra Boggess, Sherie Rene Scott, Laura Michelle Kelly, Heidi Blickenstaff, Merle Dandridge, Corey Cott, and Michael Arden.

Aladdin has so far sold out every single performance so make sure to visit AladdintheMuscial.com right now and get your tickets before they are all gone!

20+ pictures inside of Tina Fey and others attending the opening night performance… More Here! »

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'Sound of Music Live' Ratings: NBC's Biggest Thursday in 4 Years!

The Sound of Music Live airing last night (December 5) delivered amazing ratings for the NBC network, resulting in NBC’s best Thursday night in four years, excluding sports airings.

The live musical version of the hit musical The Sound of Music brought in 18.5 million viewers and a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49. This rating was the best adult demo since the ER finale in 2009 and the best Thursday night viewing since the Frasier finale in 2004, according to EW.

The Sound of Music Live starred Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti.

In case you missed it, check out all the performances here.

DID YOU WATCH the Sound of Music Live??

'Sound of Music Live' - Watch All Performance Videos HERE!

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer brought The Sound of Music Live into the homes of millions of people tonight (December 5) and now you can watch all of the performance videos right here!

The show, which also starred Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti, aired live as a three-hour special on NBC.

LISTEN: Full soundtrack for The Sound of Music Live!

After you have watched the special, make sure to chime in with your favorite moments from the show and also vote in our poll below.

One of our favorite moments was definitely Audra‘s emotional “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”!

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'Sound of Music Live' Full Soundtrack Stream - LISTEN HERE!

Carrie Underwood will be coming into your living room live on Thursday (December 5) for her performance as Maria in The Sound of Music‘s live production, but you can listen to the full soundtrack here right now!

The 30-year-old entertainer is joined in the cast of the NBC special by Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess, Christian Borle as Max Detweiler, and Laura Benanti as Elsa Schrader.

The Sound of Music follows a woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. The live show will be following the Broadway musical rather than the Julie Andrews film.

Make sure to tune in to the live special on Thursday at 8/7c on NBC!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the soundtrack for The Sound of Music Live?

Audra McDonald Joins NBC's 'Sound of Music' Live Special!

Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle have been added to the star-studded cast of the upcoming live production of The Sound of Music.

The production will be airing on NBC on December 5 and will star Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer in the lead roles of Maria and Captain Von Trapp.

Audra, a five-time Tony and two-time Grammy winner, will be playing the role of Mother Abbess, the head of Nonnberg Abbey. Laura, who won the Tony Award for playing the title role in Gypsy, will play Elsa Schrader, the rich would-be fiancee of Captain Von Trapp. Christian, who starred on Smash and won a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher, will be playing Max Dettweiler, the friend of the captain.

ARE YOU EXCITED for the upcoming Sound of Music special?

Andrew Rannells & Neil Patrick Harris - Tonys Performance (Video)

Andrew Rannells poses for a photo with Laura Benanti and Megan Hilty backstage after performing at the 2013 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 9) in New York City.

The actors joined Neil Patrick Harris on stage to sing about their canceled television shows.

Andrew starred on The New Normal, Laura on Go On, and Megan on Smash – coincidentally all NBC shows!

“I’m at #tonyawards rehearsal and couldn’t be more excited!!!!!! I love Broadway!!!” Andrew tweeted earlier in the day.

FYI: Andrew is wearing Calvin Klein Collection.


Andrew Rannells & Neil Patrick Harris – Tonys Performance

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