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Valerie Bertinelli Will Star in 'Hungry' Comedy With Demi Lovato

Valerie Bertinelli is joining the cast of Hungry.

The upcoming NBC single-camera comedy will star Demi Lovato, and is Valerie‘s first series regular role since Hot in Cleveland, Deadline reported Friday (June 11).

The show is written and executive produced by Suzanne Martin, and follows “a group of friends who belong to a food-issues group helping one another as they look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that’s going to make it all better.”

In the show, Demi is Teddy, a “talented food stylist who wants to have a healthy relationship with food and date men who are good for her – but, like so many of us – it’s a struggle.”

Valerie will play Lisa, Teddy’s (Lovato) mom “and quick to point out they are also best friends. She is a warm, loving, self-critical and emotional mess of a woman who has lost and gained the same 30 pounds for 30 years. A restaurant owner, she is constantly thinking about and serving people food.”

Anna Akana, Alex Brightman, Ashley D. Kelley, Jay Klaitz and Rory O’Malley are all set to star.

Demi Lovato recently shared a powerful message about weight.

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Broadway's 'Beetlejuice' Is Closing as Theater Owners Are Forcing It to Leave

The Broadway musical Beetlejuice had some rocky weeks this year at the box office, but it recently had a big turnaround and has become a huge hit… though this is sadly not enough to save the show.

The show will be ending its Broadway run on June 6, 2020 as the owners of the Winter Garden Theatre are forcing it to leave to make room for the upcoming production of The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

“It’s sad and a shame, and also, in its own way, historic,” co-producer Hal Luftig told the New York Times. “I don’t think there’s ever been a case when a show has turned itself around in such a fashion and then has to leave its theater.”

The producers of Beetlejuice are hoping to find another theater, but a move for a show as elaborate as Beetlejuice is extremely expensive. The show’s investors likely won’t make their money back now as the June closing date won’t allow for enough time to recoup the full $21 million capitalization.

“It’s disappointing,” said Mark Kaufman, the executive vice president of Warner Bros. Theater Ventures. “We took the time and we built a hit, and now we’re going to have our life at this theater cut short.”

The Shubert Organization, which is the company that owns the Winter Garden Theatre, has something in all contracts called a “stop clause” that will allow them to kick a show out of its theater if the show’s grosses fall below a certain level for two weeks in a row. Beetlejuice hit its stop clause in June 2019, before the big rebound. At that time, the Shuberts agreed to let The Music Man open in the theater over a year later.

You can buy tickets now to see Beetlejuice on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre through June 6!

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Alex Brightman Updates 'Beetlejuice' Song to Be About the Tony Awards (And Death Too Of Course!)

Alex Brightman performs in character as the title character from Beetlejuice at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The performance kicked off with Sophia Anne Caruso, Leslie Kritzer, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, and Adam Dannheisser performing the classic song “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song).”

Alex then appeared in the audience and said, “Holy crap, I’m on live TV!”

The musical’s opening number “The Whole Being Dead Thing” was updated to have lyrics that were all about the Tony Awards, with nods to Star Wars actor Adam Driver and King Lear actress Glenda Jackson.

Beetlejuice is currently running at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway. Get tickets!

See more photos from Alex Brightman’s performance at the Tonys in the gallery… More Here! »

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Rising Star Sophia Anne Caruso Wows on Tony Awards 2019 Red Carpet!

Sophia Anne Caruso has a big fashion moment on the red carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 17-year-old singer and actress is currently starring in the musical Beetlejuice, which is nominated for Best Musical.

Sophia Anne was joined by her co-star Alex Brightman, who is nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

Beetlejuice is also nominates for Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Sound Design.

FYI: Sophia Anne is wearing a Pamella Roland dress, Manolo Blahnik shoes, a vintage bag from Couture du Jour NYC, and Maria Canale jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of Sophia Anne Caruso at the Tony Awards… More Here! »

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Broadway's Tony-Nominated Musical Actors Attend a Celebration for Nominees!

The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced this week and all of the nominees gathered for a big celebration on Wednesday morning (May 1) in New York City.

We’ve gathered photos of every actor nominated for a role in a musical and put them into this post! The nominees are…

Best Leading Actor in a Musical: The Prom‘s Brooks Ashmanskas, Ain’t Too Proud‘s Derrick Baskin, Beetlejuice‘s Alex Brightman, Oklahoma!‘s Damon Daunno, and Tootsie‘s Santino Fontana

Best Leading Actress in a Musical: The Cher Show‘s Stephanie J. Block, The Prom‘s Caitlin Kinnunen and Beth Leavel, Hadestown‘s Eva Noblezada, and Kiss Me, Kate‘s Kelli O’Hara

Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Hadestown‘s Andre De Shields and Patrick Page, Tootsie‘s Andy Grotelueschen, and Ain’t Too Proud‘s Jeremy Pope and Ephraim Sykes

Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Tootsie‘s Lilli Cooper and Sarah Stiles, Hadestown‘s Amber Gray, and Oklahoma!‘s Ali Stroker and Mary Testa

All of these actors are currently appearing in their shows on Broadway, so head to New York City now and go see a show. The Tony Awards will take place on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

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Get Your First Look at 'Beetlejuice' on Broadway with These Pics!

The new musical Beetlejuice, based on the beloved Tim Burton movie, is now playing on Broadway and the first official production photos have been released!

Tony nominee Alex Brightman stars in the title role while newcomer Sophia Anne Caruso, who is already a two-time Lortel Award nominee, plays Lydia.

Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a demon with a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, this double-crossing specter unleashes a (Nether)world of pandemonium, and the biggest sandworm Broadway has ever seen.

Also starring in the new production are Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Leslie Kritzer, and more. The official opening night is on April 25!

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Rachel Brosnahan Steps Out to Support Second Stage Theater All-Star Bowling Classic Benefit!

Rachel Brosnahan is all smiles while posing for photographs at the Second Stage Theatre 2018 All-Star Bowling Classic Benefit held at Lucky Strike on Monday evening (February 12) in New York City.

The 27-year-old Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star was joined at the event by The MagiciansJason Ralph, Adam Pally, Denis O’Hare, For the People‘s Ben Shenkman, and School of Rock star Alex Brightman.

For 31 years, Second Stage has paired celebrity captains with 22 teams of corporate sponsors and donors for a thrilling tournament with endless food and drinks.

That same day, Rachel got all dressed up to sit front row at the Ralph Lauren fashion show as part of New York Fashion Week: The Shows.


Amazing night of bowling with @2stnyc !

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