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Broadway Alum Cast As Hawkgirl For That Arrow & Flash Spinoff!

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Everything's coming up Ciara!

You may not know her yet, but Ciara Renée is about to be huge.

Not only has the actress already starred on Broadway in Pippin and Big Fish, but she also just got cast in the anticipated Greg Berlanti superhero project!

Ciara will portray Hawkgirl in the Arrow and Flash spinoff which already pulled most of its cast from the two CW TV shows.

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The Wiz Is NBC's Next Live Musical! But Who Will Star?? See Our Top Picks HERE!!

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NBC is doing it again!

Peter Pan Live!'s numbers may have been somewhat disappointing in comparison to The Sound Of Music, but they were still impressive for a live show.

So the network is putting together another live Broadway show! And this time — you voted for it — they're getting more ethnically diverse with an adaptation of The Wiz!

[ Related: Shonda Rhimes SHUTS DOWN Controversial Ethnic Diversity Op-Ed ]

Partnering with Cirque Du Soleil to help bring the magic of Oz to life without the help of visual FX, NBC hopes this will be the best live show yet!

But it'll only work if they get the right cast! And since many fans remember Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in these roles from the big screen, they're going to have their work cut out for them!

But if it were up to us, here's who would be easing on down the road:

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Perez Reviews: Brooklynite

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Michael Chabon is responsible for some truly magnificent books and screenplays, and then he also created the characters that are the basis for the new musical Brooklynite.

He isn't involved in this production, but if he were it probably would have benefitted greatly from his expertise!

The show has lots going for it, but its book needs A LOT of work! And that's understandable given that the show's director, Michael Mayer, and the composer, Peter Lerman, wrote the book.

The songs, though, written solely by newbie Lerman are excellent!!! He has a real bright future in lyrics and music!

And the winsome Matt Doyle is the lead in the show, charming and singing beautifully as always.

Some serious rewriting and restructuring is needed for this anti-hero superhero tale that could be a lot funnier and more moving. But, like many superhero movies, it's good fun!

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EXCLUSIVE Is Lisa Vanderpump Giving The Clothes Off Her Back For Charity?! Well … Almost!

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Lisa Vanderpump is best known for three things: her fabulousness, her generosity, and of course Giggy, her adorable Pomeranian.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her perezcious pup attended the premiere of the hit Broadway musical NEWSIES at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday night, where she shared some EXCLUSIVE news with PerezHilton.com.

She's always been willing to give her clothes off her back for charity — this time, she's literally auctioning the shirt of Giggy's back!

[ EXCLUSIVE: Brandi Takes On Lisa During The Real Housewives Reunion ]

Bravo and/or Broadway fans can participate in a special auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The highest bidder will take home a special package including: Giggy's custom couture opening night outfit, two tickets to the Wednesday, April 8th performance of NEWSIES at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre and meet "the Newsies" themselves for a "newsboy selfie" backstage, after the show.

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Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald Joins The Cast Of Disney's Live Action Beauty & The Beast!

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Disney is doing a fantastic job casting its live action Beauty & The Beast!

But they're not done yet!

[ Related: Meet Beast! Everything You Need To Know To Fall In Love With Dan Stevens! ]

Joining Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, and Kevin Kline is a woman that is no stranger to musicals:

Tony-winner Audra McDonald!

The Broadway star will play Belle's favorite member of Beast's transformed staff, the Wardrobe — only in this version she'll be called Garderobe (French for "wardrobe").

So exciting! We can't wait to see all the outfits she wears holds! 2017 is so far off, so we LOVE these updates!

[Image via Disney/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

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Pretty Woman Is Celebrating Turning 25 Years Old By Becoming A Broadway Musical!

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Pretty Woman walkin' down the street… and that street just happens to be Broadway!

The 90s rom com classic (which just turned 25 years old!) is following in the footsteps of The Producers and The Lion King — and most recently Stephen King's Misery — and becoming a musical!

[ Related: EXCLUSIVE First Look! Matthew Morrison's Post-Glee Gig In Broadway's Finding Neverland ]

Director Garry Marshall shared the news in a statement so joyous, he may as well have been singing:

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Finding Neverland Gives Us A Sneak Peek Behind-The-Scenes With The Help Of Matthew Morrison!

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This looks fantastic!

Finding Neverland is hitting Broadway, so get ready to go to the second star to the right, and straight on till morning! The public has to wait until April 15th to see the production, but in the meantime we have a sneak peek!

[ Related: EXCLUSIVE! First Look: Matthew Morrison's Post-Glee Gig In Broadway's Finding Neverland ]

Glee's Matthew Morrison is starring in it, and he gave Good Morning America a backstage look at how all of the magic happens! And let us tell you, it really does look fabulous!

Ch-ch-check out the clip

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