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Kendall, Kylie, & Christmas — Perez's Pics From This Wintery Week!

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It's almost Christmas!!!

We can't believe that our favorite holiday is this Thursday, but it is, and we're so excited!

But that excitement didn't keep us from having a busy week.

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Perez Reviews: 'Manhattan Parisienne'

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Alain Boublil
is the librettist and lyricists behind such HUGE musicals as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon - and the legendary Frenchie just premiered a new work in Manhattan, appropriately titled Manhattan Parisienne.

However, do not go into this show expecting a massive chorus or flying helicopters. Manhattan Parisienne is is super intimate - a mostly two person musical in a small theater. There are no reserved seats! General admission!

The show is a sweet and simple modern-day love fantasia between a French woman and an American man and the musical features some staples of the French and American songbook. From Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg to the Gershwins and Sinatra.

The story is almost irrelevant, though. Manhattan Parisienne is all about the song selections. And they prove to be a very enjoyable experience!

Performed without intermission, the show is like a fancier cabaret act. And because it's mainly all about the songs, our one big note is…. while the cast features some great singers, the intimacy of the theater and the grandness of these songs called for some PHENOMENAL singers. There is a big difference between great and phenomenal singers.

However, this cast did a fine job and it's a more than fine show!

With some bigger voices or bigger names, though, this could play to much larger audiences.

Manhattan Parisienne is very enjoyable - especially for a date night!

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School Of Rock The Musical Is Really Happening Thanks To Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jack Black!

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For those about to rock, we salute you!

There is finally confirmation that, after over a decade, there WILL be a School of Rock musical!

[ Related: Miranda Cosgrove Is All Grown Up & Showing Skin At The School Of Rock 10 Year Reunion! ]

The 2003 movie, starring Jack Black, will make its way to Broadway in 2015, thanks to the actor and more famous theatrical
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Andrew Lloyd Webber will write new music, in addition to some of the

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Bombshell, The Musical From Smash, Is Coming To The Stage For One-Night-Only! But Wait… There's More!!

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Smash is coming back!! …sort of!

The beloved NBC series is coming back, not to TV, but in the form of a one-night-only benefit concert for The Actors Fund!

They'll be putting on Bombshell, the play within the show, based on Marilyn Monroe! What a fantastic idea!!

The cast and venue haven't been announced yet but the show's producers (Craig Zadan and Neil Meron) are the same folks who brought us Peter Pan Live! and The Sound of Music Live!

So you know it's gonna be FAB!!

[ Related: Katharine McPhee Moves On From Ex-Hubby To This HOTTIE! ]

Tickets are going on sale

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​Lindsay Lohan Swears Off Los Angeles Forever, But Wants To Be In Another Play ASAP!

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Lindsay Lohan talks about never leaving London

She's said it before, and it looks like she's sticking to it!

Lindsay Lohan has been spending a lot of time in the U.K., and apparently she's loving it!

[ Related: Lindsay Lohan's Style Gets An Extra Furry & Mismatched Makeover In London! ]

The actress recently did an interview with The Guardian, where the said a lot about her dislike of Los Angeles, and why life in London is worlds better for her!

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Idina Menzel Gives THE BEST Speech At The 2014 Billboard Women In Music!

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Of all the acceptance speeches at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music event on Friday, Idina Menzel's was the best. By FAR!

So inspiring!!!!!!

She won the Breakthrough Artist award - breaking through at the age of 43! Yes, she touched on that too!

Check it out above!!

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Our Simple Christmas Wish! Perez Gets His Beyonce On For Charity!

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Surprise!

An early Christmas present, from us to you!

CLICK HERE to watch a charity music video - yes, Perez singing - that we made for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS!

It's a song that you may not be familiar with, but we are pretty sure it will be an instant fave! It is so brilliant and FUNNY! My Simple Christmas Wish (Rich, Famous & Powerful) by the very talented David Friedman!

The song was recorded for Carols For A Cure, an annual compilation featuring the companies of all the current musicals on Broadway. And Perez!!

Every dollar raised from the sales of the album goes directly to BCEFA and supporting their work! They raise A LOT of money and give back to many causes.

BCEFA awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Dancers' Resource and the Stage Managers' Project.

We'd like to thank Lynn Pinto for kindly asking Perez to record a song for Carols For A Cure.

Thanks also to our voice coach, Liz Caplan, the best in the biz, for suggesting the tune.

Thank you to David Friedman for letting us do it!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Andrew Keenan-Bolger for directing and producing the music video!

And thank you to the dancers and everyone else involved who donated their time!

If you like the song, CLICK HERE to buy your copy of Carols For A Cure 2014 edition - also featuring Sting! All the money goes to a really great cause, near and dear to our heart!

Thanks for watching!

And happy holidays!!!!

Love, Perez

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