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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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'Abbott Elementary' Season 3 Cast - 7 Stars Returning, 3 Actors Joining

Get ready for the return of Abbott Elementary!

ABC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series from creator and star Quinta Brunson follows a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country, simply because they love teaching.

While seven stars are returning for season three, it has also been announced that three actors will also be joining the cast!

Abbott Elementary officially returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 9 p.m. ET in a one-hour premiere.

Click through to find out who’s back for Abbott Elementary Season three and who is joining the cast…

Quinta Brunson Joins 'Abbott Elementary' Co-Stars Tyler James Williams & Sheryl Lee Ralph at Emmy Awards 2023

The cast of Abbott Elementary is hitting the red carpet!

Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, and Sheryl Lee Ralph stepped out for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (January 15) at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.

Fellow cast members in attendance included Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, Janelle James, and William Stanford Davis.

Abbott Elementary is nominated for five awards tonight including Outstanding Comedy Series.

FYI: Quinta is wearing a Christian Dior dress and De Beers jewelry. Sheryl is wearing a Christian Siriano dress and De Beers jewelry while carrying a Roger Vivier bag. Tyler is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana suit and Cartier jewelry. Janelle is wearing a Rodarte gown, Gucci shoes, Fred Leighton jewelry, and Kwiat studs while carrying a Judith Leiber clutch. Sheryl is wearing a Greta Constantine dress, earrings by Hanut Singh, and rings by Kallati jewelry, with a clutch by Mach and Mac.

Click through the gallery inside for 20+ pictures of the Abbott Elementary stars at the Emmys…More Here! »

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Quinta Brunson Joins 'Abbott Elementary' Co-Stars at Critics Choice Awards 2024!

Quinta Brunson and the cast of Abbott Elementary are celebrating!

The 34-year-old star was in attendance alongside Lisa Ann Walter, Tyler James Williams, Chris Perfetti, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Janelle James at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards on Sunday (January 14) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

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'Abbott Elementary' Season 3 Cast - 7 Stars Returning!

Abbott Elementary is back in session.

The critically beloved ABC TV series follows a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country, simply because they love teaching.

The show officially returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 9 p.m. ET in a one-hour premiere.

And we already know who is set to return for the third season!

Click through to find out who’s back for Abbott Elementary Season 3…

Abbott Elementary's Sheryl Lee Ralph & Janelle James Wear Coordinated Looks at Golden Globes 2024

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Janelle James bring a pop of color to their black dresses while arriving for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Abbott Elementary stars donned similar, coordinated looks as they hit the red carpet at the annual awards show, where their comedy is up for an award.

Their co-stars Lisa Ann Walter, Tyler James Williams, Chris Perfetti and William Stanford Davis were also in attendance to support their hit ABC series.

If you missed it, creator/writer/executive producer and star Quinta Brunson hit the red carpet as well. She is also up for an individual acting award.

Abbott Elementary won for Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Quinta the year before, so they could become winners two years in a row. Best of luck!!

FYI: Sheryl is wearing a custom Safiyaa gown with Fernando jewelry. Janelle is wearing a Monsoori dress, Flor De Maria shoes, a Jeffery Levinson clutch and House of Emmanuele jewelry. Tyler is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana tux and shoes, a Cartier watch and a David Yurman ring and necklace. Chris is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

Check out more photos of the Abbott Elementary cast at the 2024 Golden Globes in the gallery…

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Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck Join More Stars at Elle's Women In Hollywood Celebration 2023 - See All the Guests in Attendance!

The stars are stepping out for Elle‘s big event!

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck made a red hot couple while arriving at Elle’s 2023 Women In Hollywood Celebration on Tuesday evening (December 5) held at Nya Studios in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lopez

The annual event”the women who are influencing Hollywood today from the best red carpet appearances, the women behind the camera, to Elle‘s very own cover stars,” according to Elle.

This year’s honorees include Jennifer, Nina Garcia, America Ferrera, Danielle Brooks, Eva Longoria, Fantasia Barrino, Greta Lee, Jodie Foster, Lily Gladstone, and Taraji P. Henson.

Head inside to check out all stars in attendance… More Here! »

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