Kerry Butler is having an incredible year. She starred in two films premiering at Tribeca Film Festival — The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Mapplethorpe — and is currently in Mean Girls on Broadway! “I’ve mostly done theatre and so this year I have two films at Tribeca and I’m starring on Broadway — it’s like what is happening?! As an actor sometimes you’re like, … Continue reading Kerry Butler Almost Missed Her Chance To Join ‘Mean Girls’ On Broadway
Mary Poppins might be closing in March, but Broadway has a new Disney favorite to look forward to: Aladdin! Aladdin opens in the New Amsterdam Theater in the spring of 2014, reports the New York Times. The show features classic songs from the animated film and some new ones as well. I’m surprised Aladdin hasn’t come to Broadway sooner. All I know is that the … Continue reading Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Heads To Broadway
Jake Epstein, known for his role as Craig Manning on Degrassi: The Next Generation, is getting ready to take on the title role in Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Epstein spoke to the Toronto Star about his audition for the musical. “I was totally blown away when it happened,” he said. “I went down and did a standard audition, singing, acting, and stuff, and the next … Continue reading Former ‘Degrassi’ Star Jake Epstein Heads To Broadway
Being a bit of a girl geek, you would have thought I would’ve attended numerous Comic Conventions by now. Surprisingly, I haven’t — and it took interning at Marvel this past summer to make me realize that I NEEDED to go. So I figured what better place to start than in the city that never sleeps! As a first-time New York Comic Con attendee, I’ve … Continue reading NYCC 2012: A First-Time Attendees Experience
The trailer for the Les Misérables movie has officially been released. A film version of the stage musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables follows the story of “ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives … Continue reading ‘Les Misérables’ Movie Trailer Released!
The Lion King has been crowned the king of the Broadway box office. With a total of $853.8 million since its opening on Broadway in 1997, the Disney musical beat out the previous champ, Phantom of the Opera, which has earned $85.1 million since its 1988 opening. It could be due to the higher ticket prices The Lion King had compared to Phantom. Either way — after … Continue reading ‘The Lion King’ Of Broadway!
Here’s the 411 on which of your favorite stars are heading to the Great White Way! Deborah Cox heads back to Broadway for the first time since she played the title role in Aida in 2004. The R&B singer will star in Jekyll & Hyde alongside American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis. You can find out more in my article for TheCelebrityCafe.com, here. Singer/actress Raven-Symoné is currently … Continue reading Broadway Casting News: The Low Down From ‘Godspell’ To ‘Seminar’
It’s been announced that Samantha Barks, who played Eponine in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables, will be playing the coveted role in the film version of the show. According to BroadwayWorld.com, Cameron Mackintosh delivered the good news live on stage after the Manchester Theatre’s production of Oliver!, which Barks currently stars in as Nancy. The announcement seemed to come as a surprise to … Continue reading Breaking News: Samantha Barks – NOT Taylor Swift – Will Play Eponine In ‘Les Miserables’
Miss Raven-Symoné is ready to take over Broadway in Sister Act. Set to replace Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, she begins rehearsals at the end of February. Whoopi Goldberg, who played Deloris in the Sister Act films, is the producer of the Broadway show. The production features original music by Alan Menken, also known for composing the music in The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the … Continue reading Raven-Symoné Hits The Broadway Stage In ‘Sister Act’
Constantine Maroulis is set to to play the lead in the Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde. Not a newcomer to the Broadway stage, the former Idol contestant spent three-years in Rock of Ages and was nominated for Tony and Drama League awards during that time. He also starred in Broadway’s The Wedding Singer and in the national tour of Rent, where he played Roger Davis. Maroulis can currently be seen … Continue reading ‘American Idol’ Alum Constantine Maroulis Heads Back To Broadway