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‘Soul Train’ Musical Sets Creative Team for Broadway Debut

All aboard the Soul Train to Broadway. Tony-nominated producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) acquired the stage rights to adapt the iconic TV dance show into a musical back in 2014. Now the production is eyeing an official 2021 debut in celebration of the program’s 50th anniversary. Soul Train, inspired by the series created in 1971,...

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Colleen Ballinger Talks Broadway Debut in ‘Waitress’ & Why She’s So Candid About Her Struggles as a New Mom

For Colleen Ballinger — best known for her wacky online persona Miranda Sings — two of her biggest dreams came true within months of each other. In December of last year, Ballinger and her husband Erik Stocklin welcomed baby boy Flynn to the world. Just over six months later, she announced that she had been cast as Dawn...

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Jonathan Groff Records a ‘Frozen’ Voice Memo as Kristoff For Jimmy Fallon’s Kids: Watch

Jonathan Groff stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (Aug. 13) — and didn’t come empty-handed.  “It’s hard when you meet a kid, to say, ‘I’m Kristoff in Frozen.’ They’re like, ‘You’re not blonde, you’re not a cartoon, I don’t know what you’re talking about,'” Groff, who portrays the rugged mountain man in the 2013 hit Disney film, explained. “But then...

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Motorcycle Backfire Mistaken for Gunshots Causes Panic in Times Square

The New York Police Department says the loud noise of a motorcycle backfiring caused a panic and sent people scrambling in Times Square. The department tweeted Tuesday evening, “There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots.” The tweet also says the department received multiple 911 calls and urged the public...

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Sara Bareilles’ Broadway Hit ‘Waitress’ to End Four-Year Run

The musical that marked a successful first move into theater projects for pop singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles, Waitress, has entered the final six months of its hit Broadway run. Lead producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the show’s closing performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre will be Jan. 5. Based on the 2007 indie film...

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12-Year-Old Singer Gets Golden Buzzer With Epic Cover From Sara Bareilles’ ‘Waitress’ On ‘AGT’: Watch

When Luke Islam introduced himself as a hardcore Broadway fan who’s seen Wicked, The Lion King, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots (eight times), and more, he was clearly one of the cutest kids the America’s Got Talent judges have seen. Little did they know, he had a spectacular voice, as seen in his audition video uploaded on Tuesday...

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First Look: Vanessa Carlton Makes Her Broadway Debut as Carole King in ‘Beautiful’

On Thursday, singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton will make her Broadway debut as another very famous piano woman, Carole King, in the acclaimed musical Beautiful. It’s Carlton’s first foray into acting onstage, and the latest chapter in an eclectic, still-evolving career that kicked off in 2002 with her global hit “A Thousand Miles,” which hit the Billboard Hot 100...

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Regina Spektor and Linda Caredellini Perform Surprise Duet at Singer’s Broadway Show

Regina Spektor thrilled the crowd at her Tuesday (June 25) show at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by bringing out her pal Linda Caredellini for a stunning duet. Before the actress appeared on stage, Spektor informed the audience that Tuesday was Caredellini’s birthday, and got everyone to say “happy birthday” once she came out. Spektor and the...

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‘The Cher Show’ to End Broadway Run

Despite winning Tony Awards for lead actress Stephanie J. Block and costume designer Bob Mackie, the bio-musical has fallen short of commercial expectations. To quote the closing line of The Cher Show: “You haven’t seen the last of me.” That may be so, but as far as Broadway is concerned, it’s over. The glitzy bio-musical, written...

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