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Joan Rivers's Private Funeral Was a Star-Studded Send-Off

UpdatePosted 09/07/2014 12:15PM

Joan Rivers's Private Funeral Was a Star-Studded Send-Off

Originally posted 09/07/2014 11:45AM

It was exactly the kind of star-studded send-off she wanted – and deserved.

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Audra McDonald Reveals Past Suicide Attempt | Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald Reveals Past Suicide Attempt

Originally posted 07/25/2014 11:20AM

Audra McDonald has enjoyed nothing but staggering success in her career. But things weren't always so rosy.

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Meet the Newest Captain Hook – Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken Cast as Captain Hook in Peter Pan Live!

Originally posted 07/13/2014 03:00PM

A pirate's life is a wonderful life – for Christopher Walken.

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Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History Amid Tears and Cheers

UpdatePosted 06/08/2014 11:10PM

Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History Amid Tears and Cheers

Originally posted 06/08/2014 09:50PM

With the Broadway box office enjoying a banner season – with $1.27 billion in ticket sales, despite the harshest winter in years – Sunday night brought the theater's biggest night: the 68th annual Tony Awards.

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Watch Out, Jimmy Fallon: Stephen Colbert Can Sing (and Dance), Too! | Stephen Colbert

Watch Out, Jimmy Fallon: Stephen Colbert Can Sing (and Dance), Too!

Originally posted 04/13/2014 08:30AM

Jimmy Fallon joked on Twitter that Stephen Colbert will need to change his first name to Jimmy when he joins the ranks of late-night talk show hosts next year, but he might not be smiling once the Colbert Report star settles into David Letterman's chair.

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Oprah Eyes Broadway Acting Debut in 'night, Mother

Oprah Winfrey Eyes Broadway Acting Debut in 'night, Mother: Report

Originally posted 02/07/2014 09:05AM

Oprah Winfrey has trod the Broadway boards before – only strictly behind the scenes, as a major investor in the not-quite-successful production of the 2005 musical The Color Purple.

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Carrie Underwood Defends Sound of Music Role: 'I Get Hate Tweets'

Carrie Underwood Defends Sound of Music Role: 'I Get Hate Tweets'

Originally posted 11/26/2013 07:30PM

Carrie Underwood knows she has some big shoes to fill when she steps into the role of Maria in a live TV version of The Sound of Music in December.

She's playing the role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 movie – something that has some die-hard fans up in arms.

"I get hate Tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the American Idol winner tells Entertainment Weekly.

"I know I'm not Julie," Underwood, 30, says. "Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place."

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Audra McDonald Is Married | Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald Is Married

Originally posted 10/06/2012 09:00PM

Actress Audra McDonald is a married woman. On Saturday night, the former Private Practice actress exchanged vows in an Esosa dress with Broadway star Will Swenson at their home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

Both Broadway veterans, the two met in 2007 and got engaged this past New Year's while on vacation in Puerto Rico.

"Well that was just the best day ever #SadieSadiemarriedlady," McDonald, 42, Tweeted late Saturday.

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Neil Patrick Harris Calls Tonys 'Fifty Shades of Gay' | Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Calls Tonys 'Fifty Shades of Gay'

Originally posted 06/10/2012 11:10PM

Broadway celebrated itself Sunday night – and crowned Once and playwright Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park as the season's best musical and drama, in a star-studded evening that third-time host Neil Patrick Harris called "the 66th annual Tony Awards, or, as we like to call it, Fifty Shades of Gay."

Clybourne Park, which also won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize, takes its cues from Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, about developments in a Chicago neighborhood after the Younger family has moved in and moved on. The best play Tony was that show's only win; it was bested in the straight play category by Peter and the Starcatcher, a kind of prequel to Peter Pan, which won five.

The modest Dublin-set musical Once, based on the independent 2006 movie by the same title, practically swept the musical category, winning eight Tonys, including best musical, best musical direction and best musical actor for Steve Kazee.

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