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Betty Boop Musical Casts Newcomer Jasmine Amy Rogers, Erich Bergen, & Faith Prince for World Premiere Production!

BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical will have its world premiere production in Chicago at the end of the year and full casting has been announced!

Newcomer Jasmine Amy Rogers is taking on the lead role of Betty Boop.

“Those are huge shoes to fill, but I’m in such a great company. I have so many people around me that are helping me find her and bring her to life, and so it’s really, really exciting,” she told the Associated Press.

Tony winner Faith Prince, Madam Secretary actor Erich Bergen, Aladdin‘s Ainsley Melham, Boardwalk Empire‘s Stephen DeRosa, and Waitress actress Anastacia McCleskey round out the lead cast for the upcoming pre-Broadway run.

The music for the show was written by 16-time Grammy-winning composer David Foster and Tony-nominated lyricist Susan Birkenhead. The show features a book by Tony-winning writer Bob Martin, best known for The Drowsy Chaperone and The Prom.

Director Jerry Mitchell said, “The character is one of those indomitable spirits that just can’t be broken. There’s one thing missing in her life, and it’s love. And she doesn’t even know what it is because she’s never experienced it in any of her shorts. So she goes on this journey to find it.”

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Katharine McPhee Returns to the Stage, Performs with David Foster at Private Event in Italy

Katharine McPhee has returned to the stage after suffering a family tragedy earlier this month.

The 39-year-old entertainer and her husband David Foster, 73, were in Italy on Tuesday night (August 22) for a private event, where they entertained the crowd alongside Kat‘s former Waitress co-star Erich Bergen.

Katharine and David were on tour in Asia earlier this month when their two-year-old son Rennie‘s nanny was killed in a tragic accident that occurred at a car dealership in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.

David stuck around in Asia to close out the tour while Katharine flew home immediately to be with her family. After mourning the tragic loss, they’re back to work and just performed in Italy for an event that has been planned for some time.

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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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Broadway's 'Waitress' Stars Katharine McPhee & Erich Bergen Reunite for Charity Performance in Vegas

Katharine McPhee and Erich Bergen were back on stage together for a good cause!

The former Waitress co-stars reunited to headline the entertainment portion of the 2022 Evening of Hope Gala to benefit the UMC Foundation on Thursday (October 20) at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Evening of Hope Gala raised valuable funds to enhance the healing environment for many of the community’s most critically ill and injured patients at University Medical Center and UMC Children’s Hospital.

“Last night’s show for UMC was so much fun. Thank you for having me,” Kat wrote on her Instagram Stories.

Kat performed songs like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and “Smile.” Her husband David Foster joined Kat on stage to accompany her on “I Have Nothing,” “I Will Always Love You,” and “Redneck Woman.” Watch a video here!

Next month, Kat will be launching her new jewelry line!

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Jessica Alba Gets Support from Husband Cash Warren While Being Honored for Her Philanthropy!

Jessica Alba had a big night and her husband Cash Warren was by her side!

The 41-year-old actress and The Honest Company entrepreneur was honored with the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Philanthropy at God’s Love We Deliver’s 2022 Golden Heart Awards on Monday night (October 17) at The Glasshouse in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event were Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka, Freida Pinto, Alan Cumming, Billy Porter, Nicky Hilton, Nicole Ari Parker, Anna Wintour, Huma Abedin, and event producer Erich Bergen.

Huma was honored with the Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Leadership.

Make sure to see our previous posts with Golden Heart Award for Mental Health Advocacy winner Bella Hadid and event performer Lea Michele.

FYI: Jessica, Billy, Freida, Huma, and Nicky are all wearing Michael Kors Collection.

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Madam Secretary's Erich Bergen Sets His Broadway Return, Will Play Billy Flynn in 'Chicago'

Erich Bergen will be back on Broadway this summer!

The Madam Secretary actor will be playing the iconic role of Billy Flynn in the long-running musical Chicago.

Erich is no stranger to Broadway after playing Dr. Pomatter during multiple stints in the musical Waitress. He also starred in the film version of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys.

Chicago is currently celebrating its 25th year on Broadway and Erich will be joining the cast on August 1 for a limited run through September 11.

Erich jokingly wrote on Instagram, “I was told I was playing Roxie but I can work with this. #broadway.” Ana Villafane, who played Roxie during Chicago‘s return to Broadway last year, commented, “I’d pay big $$ for ur Roxie but if I don’t get a bootleg of ur Billy — we’re finished.”

Listen to Erich‘s original music if you haven’t yet!

Katharine McPhee Praises Husband David Foster After Raising Over $11.2 Million for Incredible Cause

David Foster, his wife Katharine McPhee, and their friends raised so much money this weekend!

The 16-time Grammy-winning songwriter and entertainer hosted the David Foster Foundation Gala: A Night on Broadway on Saturday (May 7) at Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection in Toronto, Canada.

The David Foster Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. In addition to helping families with their non-medical expenses, the Foundation strives to increase public awareness and education about the importance of becoming a registered organ donor in Canada and the United States.

David, Kat, and their celeb friends performed songs from the Broadway songbook to raise money for the foundation’s incredible work. Joining them were Kat‘s Smash co-star Leslie Odom Jr., her Waitress co-star Erich Bergen, The Greatest Showman‘s Loren Allred, and Broadway stars Kara Lindsay and Jessica Vosk.

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