08:35 AM EDT 02/13/2014
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.
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."
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.
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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