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Andrew Lloyd Webber Gets Catty With Katdashians Musical — Forces Off-Broadway Show To Cut Cats Parody Songs!

| Filed under: Music MinuteCelebrity FeudsBroadway BabiesWacky, Tacky & TrueLegal MattersCatKUWTK

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Something must be wrong with his catnip…

Andrew Lloyd Webber isn't exactly pretending to be the easiest thespian to work with right about now, but his latest controversy is downright catty!

As you may have heard, the team over at Theater80 in New York are currently playing Katdashians: Break The Musical — an off-Broadway KUWTK-inspired take on the iconic musical Cats.

Related: Kristin Chenoweth Is Joining NBC's Hairspray Live!

However, we're now hearing reports that following a review in The New York Times on Sunday, ALW went ahead and threatened the parody with legal action!

Katdashians co-creator Tobly McSmith says the production was "shocked" to learn Andrew was offended by the unauthorized musical parodying six of his original songs:

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Bet You Didn't Think You'd Hear Jamie Foxx Sing Climb Ev'ry Mountain Today! Watch Barbra Streisand's Latest Movie Partner Duet!

| Filed under: Music MinuteBroadway BabiesBarbra StreisandJamie FoxxYouTubeDuetsAmazingHeartwarming

We literally cannot wait for Barbra Streisand's new album, and these duet teasers are not helping us be patient!!

In case you didn't know, Streisand's new effor, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, drops on August 26!

It is FILLED with incredible duets between her and the likes of artists like Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy, and Seth MacFarlane!

Related: James Corden's Carpool Karaoke Rides RANKED From Best To Worst!

And when you watch that AH-Mazing video (above), you'll get a fun, fresh teaser of Miz Streisand and Mr. Foxx going in on Climb Ev'ry Mountain from The Sound Of Music together!

We bet she'll attract some brand new super fans with team ups like this!

It has been a SUPER big year for Barbra, and we are so excited this album is going to play a part — with as many things as she's got going on right now, she is delivering us the goods!! Loving it!!

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Anna Kendrick & James Corden Cover Adele, Cher, The Weeknd, & More In An Adorable 5-Minute Musical — Watch!

| Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinuteBroadway BabiesCherAdeleAnna KendrickLate Night TVThe WeekndJames Corden

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Can we just be best friends with her?!

Anna Kendrick is once again hitting the late night circuit as her newest flick Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is hitting theaters in a couple weeks!

Well seeing as how the Pitch Perfect actress had so much fun last time she was on James Corden's show, the 30-year-old stopped by AGAIN Wednesday night to perform a mini Love Story musical with the comedian!

Related: All The Carpool Karaoke Rides RANKED From Top To Bottom!

Anna and James looked like they had a blast as as they covered amazing songs like The Weeknd's I Can't Feel My Face, Cher's Believe, even Adele's Someone Like You – and yes, they SLAYED IT!

Ch-ch-check out Kendrick absolutely smash ever song out of the park (below) and let us know if you would see this musical IRL!

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Kristin Chenoweth Reveals She's Joining Hairspray Live! See Her Exciting Announcement!

| Filed under: TV NewsBroadway BabiesKristin Chenoweth

We can't wait until December!!!

This is shaping up to be one star-studded cast!

On Tuesday, Kristin Chenoweth revealed that she will be starring alongside Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, and newcomer Maddie Baillio in Hairspray Live!

Related: Wicked Is Flying Into Movie Theaters In 2019!

The Broadway great took to Twitter to make the exciting announcement, dishing that she will be playing the villainous Velma Von Tussle in NBC's upcoming live musical!

The blonde shared this glittery gif (above), writing in the caption:

We can't WAIT to hear Miz Chenoweth's powerful pipes grace our television screens this winter! Will U be tuning in on December 7?!

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James Corden's Carpool Karaoke Rides RANKED From Top To Bottom!

| Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinuteBroadway BabiesAdeleSelena GomezRed Hot Chili PeppersLate Night TVJames Corden

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We have to say, Selena Gomez really nailed her Carpool Karaoke on Monday night!

Not only did she look like she was having a blast, she kept the fun going on a rollercoaster, doing ginger shots, and visiting a drive thru to get a cup with her own lyrics on it!

We love a down-to-earth celeb that's game for anything.

Was it James Corden's best yet?? Find out (below)!

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Broadway For Orlando Drops What The World Needs Now Is Love Music Video — See Kristen Bell, Sarah Jessica Parker, & More Belt Their Hearts Out HERE!

In times of tragedy people often come together to try and help in anyway they can.

Related: Wicked Is Officially Flying Into Movie Theaters In 2019!

Well after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history took place just over a week ago, some of the biggest names in Broadway came together to record a cover of the 1965 hit What the World Needs Now Is Love to raise funds for the LGBT Center of Central Florida. As we previously reported, the A-list group — including Sara Bareilles, Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, and many more — recorded the song on June 15 at the Avatar Studios in NYC.

We're happy to report that the music video for this inspirational song dropped on Monday! Bless.

Other soloists include Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matthew Broderick, Sutton Foster, and countless others. Not to mention, many of the talented artists involved with this song will perform the number on Maya & Marty at 10/9c on NBC. LOVES it!

Be sure to ch-ch-check out the powerful performance for yourself (above)! Don't forget you can purchase the song at BroadwayRecords.com for $1.99 and the track will also be available on iTunes.

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Prince Fans Rejoice! A Ton Of Unheard Music Is About To Be Released — There Might Even Be A Musical!

| Filed under: Music MinuteBroadway BabiesR.I.P.Prince

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While it's sad that Prince is gone, it's comforting to know that we'll always have his music.

We may even have MORE of his music!

According to lawyers involved with the late singer's entertainment assets, they've developed a plan to release A TON of unheard music sooner than later. Apparently the icon has "vaults full" of precious melodies and tracks to last DECADES.

Related: Here's Prince's Most Eccentric Moments!

Per the New York Post, the Minnesota native's longtime lawyer and manager L. Londell McMillan will work with Charles Koppelman to ensure the music sees the light of day. In fact, the two think a MUSICAL might be possible!

Koppelman gushed over the exciting development:

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