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The Last Ship is ready to stage its last show.
That's right, Sting's musical The Last Ship is setting sail and heading away from Broadway.
Ticket sales were dipping, so Sting himself actually joined the cast, as we previously mentioned.
But even adding Sting to the musical he wrote wasn't enough to drive people to the theaters.
Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker, the show's producers, said:
Well this is good news for fans who haven't been able to make it to New York!
Emma Stone has been dipping her toes into the Broadway scene by playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret and it looks like she's doing a brilliant job of it!
How do we know?
Well she's extending her stay in the role by two weeks! That means her last show is now on February 15!
You GO gurl! Keep on kickin' ass!
Rain or shine, it seems Taylor Swift's style is always on point!
Don't believe us??
Well, the blonde beauty and her family braved the less-than-stellar weather in NYC on Christmas Eve to catch Broadway's The River starring Hugh Jackman, and she made it through the drizzle looking flawless.
Not a single drop seemed to touch Tay's sparkling updo — and considering she didn't have anyone holding an umbrella up for her, she was basically defying physics!
Taylor even donned a pale blue boucle coat and white kitten heels, which easily allowed her to stand out against the gloom.
She thought of everything!
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Lindsay Lohan is dreaming of bright lights and treading the boards in New York!
That's right, she wants to star on Broadway!!
And no, we're not joking.
Lindsay is hoping to get a little hep from self-proclaimed "fairy godmother" Oprah Winfrey!
An insider said:
Ah! Vanessa Hudgens is really getting into her Broadway role for Gigi!
And it makes sense since opening night is just a month away!
So at the musical's media day in NYC on Monday night, the actress debuted a very Audrey Hepburn-esque 'do to complement her classic black dress.
She even styled the whole monochromatic ensem with a pop of red lipstick and gold flash, AKA temporary tattoos.
Um. Very interesting accessory choice. LOLz!
While it's not as glamorous as Gigi might want, V.Hudge is probably saving the drama for the show!
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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.
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!