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Mulan's 1998 Star Lea Salonga Responds to Live Action Movie's Lack of Songs

The singer who sang the title character’s songs in the 1998 version of Mulan, Lea Salonga, is speaking out about the reveal that the new live action film won’t contain singing!

“From what I understand, no songs right now,” director Niki Caro revealed recently.

Lea took to Twitter to address the issue after some fan backlash.

“Hang on. This may just be a great decision. If the live action Cinderella is any indication, we’re in for a really cool ride,” Lea wrote on Twitter.

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Tina Fey & Tituss Burgess Sing a Broadway Duet at Miscast!

Tina Fey and Tituss Burguess pose for a cute photo while on the red carpet at MCC Theater’s Miscast event on Monday (April 4) in New York City.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt co-stars performed a surprise duet at the event. They sang “You’re Nothing Without Me” from the Broadway musical City of Angels. Watch the video below!

Other stars in attendance included the night’s honoree Marisa Tomei and performers Beth Behrs, Lea Salonga, Cynthia Erivo, and Shanice Williams.

The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies was also in attendance!

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Darren Criss Has Created a Coachella for Broadway Fans!

Darren Criss has some exciting news – he is launching Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating showtunes!

The 28-year-old former Glee actor, who just finished a run on Broadway in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will be joined on stage at the festival by Aaron Tveit, Tony nominee Laura Osnes, Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr., Broadway legend Lea Salonga, Chicago-based musical theater company StarKid, and more!

“I was at Coachella and thought ‘let’s do this for show tunes,’” Darren said in a statement. “Theater has been going through a wonderful shift in the past few years, from the type of work that’s being produced to the way it’s being consumed by the public. It’s more than showtunes on Broadway — it’s songs from film, TV and YouTube. Since the rules were already changing, I figured, why not shake up people’s ideas of where to watch the performers they love. Enter Elsie.”

Elsie Fest will take place on Sunday, September 27 at JBL Live at Pier 97 in New York City. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW (August 21) at 9am EST on Ticketmaster.

Broadway Does the Ice Bucket Challenge! Watch Idina Menzel, Laura Benanti, & More (Videos)

The stars of Broadway have been participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and we’ve been loving their videos.

Most recently, Broadway star Idina Menzel uploaded her video outside of the stage door of her current show If/Then.

Laura Benanti and Lea Salonga are two other theater ladies who uploaded challenges.

Casts of major Broadway shows have also participated including Newsies, Once, The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables, and The Lion King!

Check out Idina Menzel‘s ice bucket challenge below.

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