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'The Wiz' Opens in L.A. Ahead of Broadway Run; Wayne Brady & Deborah Cox Get Star Support on Opening Night

The Wiz is getting so close to premiering on Broadway, but first the national tour is playing in Los Angeles.

Wayne Brady and Deborah Cox are leading the Broadway-bound revival of the beloved musical and they celebrated opening night at the Pantages Theatre on Wednesday (February 14) in Hollywood.

They were joined by co-stars Nichelle Lewis, Melody A. Betts, Kyle Ramar Freeman, Phillip Johnson Richardson, and Avery Wilson at the opening night celebration.

Some of the celebs who stepped out to support the opening night performance included Cynthia Erivo and partner Lena Waithe, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Gina Torres, Amber Ruffin, Robin Thede, and Kandi Burress.

The Wiz is currently playing at the Pantages Theatre through March 3. The production will then begin performances on Broadway on March 29. The second leg of the North American tour will begin in February 2025.

FYI: Nichelle is wearing a dress from Nadine Merabi.

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So Help Me Todd's Marcia Gay Harden & Skylar Astin Join Celeb Friends for Trip to the Bahamas for Restaurant Opening!

Before getting to work on season two of their CBS series So Help Me Todd, co-stars Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin took a trip to the Bahamas alongside a bunch of other celebs!

The actors were in attendance at the grand opening of Michelin-starred chef Michael White‘s new restaurant Paranza at The Cove, which is located at Atlantis Paradise Island, on Friday (November 20) in the Bahamas.

Celebs jetted down on a private plan to celebrate the opening of the new restaurant, which is part of Atlantis’ 25th Anniversary weekend celebration.

Also in attendance were Adrien Brody and Georgina Chapman, Katie Couric and husband John Molner, Tony Danza, Jennifer Esposito, Amber Ruffin, Nico Tortorella, Nolan Gerard Funk, Ryan Cooper, Alex Lundqvist, and more.

Nico was carrying their 8-month-old baby and was joined by spouse Bethany Meyers.

So Help Me Todd season two is scheduled to premiere on CBS in February 2024 and the cast can go back to work now that the actors strike has ended!

Browse through the gallery for 30+ photos of celebs at the event…

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America Ferrera, Mary J. Blige, & Mariska Hargitay Step Out for Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2023

The stars are hitting the red carpet in New York City!

America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams joined Mary J. Blige and Mariska Hargitay on the red carpet at the 2023 Glamour Women of the Year Awards held on Tuesday evening (November 7) at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

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J. Harrison Ghee Wows in Blue Gown at Tony Awards 2023, Can Make History at Tonight's Show

J. Harrison Ghee has arrived at the 2023 Tony Awards and is ready to make history!

The 33-year-old actor wowed in a blue gown on the red carpet on Sunday night (June 11) at the United Palace Theatre in New York City’s Washington Heights.

J. Harrison is nominated tonight for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for their work in Some Like It Hot and could make history as the first non-binary winner in the category.

Also in attendance were nominated co-stars Christian Borle, NaTasha Yvette Williams, and Kevin Del Aguila, as well as Amber Ruffin, who is nominated for Best Book of a Musical for writing the script.

Some Like It Hot, based on the classic movie of the same name, tells the story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they catch a cross-country train for the life-chasing, life-changing trip of a lifetime.

Make sure to check out the full list of performers and presenters who will appear during the show and also take a look at the nominees, full of Broadway’s best!

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Cate Blanchett Hits Up WGA Awards 2023 Next To Tiffany Haddish, Quinta Brunson & More

Cate Blanchett steps out in a silky dress for the 2023 Writers Guild Awards West Coast Ceremony held at Fairmont Century Plaza on Sunday night (March 5) in Los Angeles.

The 53-year-old Oscar nominee attended the event with her TÁR director Todd Field.

Quinta Brunson, Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ana Gasteyer also attended the west coast event.

Over on the east coast, Amy Schumer and her husband, Chris Fisher, led the stars to the east coast event, held at The Edison Ballroom in New York City.

Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Donald Glover, Michelle Buteau, Amber Ruffin, and The White Lotus star F. Murray Abraham were all in attendance at the event.

The 2023 Writers Guild Awards honor the best writing in film, television and radio of 2022.

Check out 40+ pictures of Cate Blanchett, Quinta Brunson, Tiffany Haddish and more…More Here! »

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Dionne Warwick Joins More VIPs at Special Preview Performance of Broadway's New Musical 'Some Like It Hot'

Dionne Warwick was among the VIPs who stepped out over the weekend for a special preview performance of the hot new musical Some Like It Hot!

The legendary songwriter joined the show’s creators for the event on Friday (November 18) at the Shubert Theatre in New York City.

The guests were treated to a pre-show cocktail party with co-book writer Amber Ruffin, composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw.

Special guests included Tony Danza, Zac Posen and fiance Harrison Ball, Noma Dumezweni, Renee Fleming, Gina Gershon, Candace Bushnell, Erich Bergen, Dominic Fumusa, Jonathan Fernandez, Daniel Benedict and Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir.

Set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement, Some Like It Hot is the rollicking story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they’re on the run as the newest members of the swingingest big band ever to cross the country. Can they hide in plain sight without completely losing themselves? Or will the mob, the truth, and maybe even love itself finally catch up to them?

The musical is based on the classic MGM film of the same name!

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'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Stars Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright & Lupita Nyong'o Attend EBONY Power 100 2022

The stars of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever represented at the 2022 EBONY Power 100 event at Milk Studios Los Angeles on Saturday (October 29).

Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira, who all appear in the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, attended the event and posed for photos together.

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