‘Jersey Boys’ Film Tagged with R Rating, Set to Open June 20

‘Jersey Boys’ Film Tagged with R Rating, Set to Open June 20

Warner Bros. officially released the first image from the new film adaptation of the stage musical Jersey Boys. The film, which has earned itself an R rating by the MPAA, is set to open June 20. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film tells the story of the group The ...

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Sequel in the Works for ‘We Will Rock You’ Musical?

Sequel in the Works for ‘We Will Rock You’ Musical?

The creative team responsible for bringing about the long-running West End musical We Will Rock You is currently working on a sequel to the show. Queen band member Bryan May made the announcement on his blog April 13 that a two-week workshop had been completed for what ...

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‘Soul Train’ Latest Jukebox Musical Headed to Broadway

‘Soul Train’ Latest Jukebox Musical Headed to Broadway

It seems as if Soul Train is set to be Broadway's newest jukebox musical joining the likes of Motown the Musical and Jersey Boys. The announcement was made Tuesday that Rock of Ages producer Matthew Weaver has acquired the stage rights to the production. Chairman of ...

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How Much Does It Cost to License a Broadway Musical for an Amateur Production?

How Much Does It Cost to License a Broadway Musical for an Amateur Production?

I know I'm not the only one who has seen a spectacular high school remake of a Broadway show or musical. Believe it or not, that high school drama club can't just produce a Broadway show. Those productions have to be properly licensed and paid for, and there is a proces ...

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Celebrates 20 Years with International Tour

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Celebrates 20 Years with International Tour

Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks, and Broadway Entertainment Group will present the first International Tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in celebration of the production's 20th anniversary. The tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014. Tick ...

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Michael Cera Heads to Broadway in ‘This is Our Youth’

Michael Cera Heads to Broadway in ‘This is Our Youth’

As announced by The Chicago Tribune, the production This Is Our Youth is heading to Broadway's Cort Theatre starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkan, and Tavi Gevinson. Prior to its run on Broadway, This Is Our Youth will be staged in the round with the Steppenwolf Theatre ...

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‘Wicked,’ ‘Spring Awakening’ Movie Adaptations Gaining Steam

‘Wicked,’ ‘Spring Awakening’ Movie Adaptations Gaining Steam

Tony Award winning productions Wicked and Spring Awakening, after a few years stuck in neutral, are both moving forward with film adaptations of their stage productions. Spring Awakening seems to be on a fast track to becoming a film. Composer Duncan Sheik shared w ...

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Arena Spectacular Tours June 9

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Arena Spectacular Tours June 9

A redesigned version of Jesus Christ Superstar is set to become the largest North American arena tour for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The tour, that will cover more than 50 cities, will begin June 9 in New Orleans at the Lakefront Arena. It will then make stops in ...

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Why Aren’t Broadway Plays Recorded for Sale?

Why Aren’t Broadway Plays Recorded for Sale?

Whether you've seen one Broadway show or simply more than you can count, I'm sure the thought has crossed your mind that it would be great to be able to purchase a recorded copy of a Broadway play to watch from the comfort of your living room. As it turns out, certain B ...

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Kyle Dean Massey, Ciara Renee Take on Leads in Broadway’s ‘Pippin’

Kyle Dean Massey, Ciara Renee Take on Leads in Broadway’s ‘Pippin’

Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renee will take on the roles of Pippin and Leading Player, respectively, in the Broadway revival of Pippin. Matthew James Thomas who played Pippin and Patina Miller, who won the 2013 Tony Award for her role as the Leading Player, played thei ...

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