April 3rd, 2012
10:19 AM ET
His third time as Tonys host is sure to be charming, because let's be honest - is there ever a time when Neil Patrick Harris isn't?
The "How I Met Your Mother" actor has signed on to host the Tony Awards once again, and will lead fans through the 66th ceremony on Sunday, June 10.
Harris previously served as host for the 2009 and 2011 Tonys, and, as he did last year, he'll also produce the 2012 awards show.
March 6th, 2012
03:13 PM ET
"Animal House" didn't make our list of movies we wish would become musicals, but we think this is a solid idea nonetheless.
On Monday, the 30th anniversary of "Animal House" star John Belushi's death, Universal Pictures Stage Productions announced that the 1978 film is going to become a musical, the New York Times reports.
"Book of Mormon's" Casey Nicholaw is on board as choreographer and director, and The Barenaked Ladies will provide the score.
February 21st, 2012
02:10 PM ET
Hollywood was said to be working on a modern take of "The Bodyguard" before star Whitney Houston's passing, and it appears the 1992 film will also be turned into a musical.
According to the U.K.'s Guardian, a stage version of the story has been in the works since last year, and producers are now said to be preparing the musical to arrive in London's West End in November.
Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley will reportedly star as Rachel Marron - the role Houston famously played opposite Kevin Costner in '92.
January 10th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
Dolly Parton's hoping to make a "Joyful Noise" on Broadway one of these days with a musical about her life.
She tells CNN that she's currently working to make that happen - and she already has an idea on who could play her on the Great White Way.
"I'm working on a musical about my life and I would love for it to get to Broadway," Parton, 65, told CNN. "It's certain to get on stage somewhere. I thought it would be a great way to tell my life story because you can get so many more things in a song. You can tell so many more stories [that way] than [with] just dialogue."
December 26th, 2011
03:53 PM ET
Cirque du Soleil, the internationally renowned troupe of acrobats, dancers, contortionists, gymnasts, and circus-like performers, has finally set up a permanent show in Los Angeles, and the show couldn't have a better theme: filmmaking.
In its rollout of “IRIS: A Journey Through the World of Cinema,” the Cirque has appropriately chosen Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre as its tent, which some of you may know as the setting for the Oscars.
In fact, when the Academy Awards ceremony starts to prepare for its February 26 telecast next year, the show will take its annual hiatus, from January 23 to March 27.
December 8th, 2011
09:30 AM ET
If you’ve ever been to a Broadway production, you may recall the actors asking you to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the end of the show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this money-raising tactic is pretty successful, especially when Hugh Jackman is involved.
The actor’s show, “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway,” has earned $857,740 in donations thanks to the loveable Aussie’s appeals to the audience. (And also from auctioning his used undershirts, which sold for upwards of $10,000 each.)
That's not far from $1 million, and that's just from three weeks worth of performances. Naturally, “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway” is out-earning the other 50-something productions participating in the annual “Gypsy of the Year” fundraising event.
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