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Kristin Chenoweth To Be The 43rd Performer Inducted Into The Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame!

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What a huge honor for the pint-sized Broadway star!!

Following her AH-Mazing performance and impromptu duet last summer at the Hollywood Bowl, Kristin Chenoweth is set to be the 43rd performer to be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame!

This summer, the Wicked star is said to appear at the opening night concert on June 21st with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra!

Other special guests and inductees will be announced as the special day comes closer.

Kristin will be joining the likes of last year's inductees, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Patti Austen, and John Legend. Along with past Broadway performers Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, and Bernadette Peters.

What an fantastic announcement!!

[Image via BauerGriffinOnline.]

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Michelle Williams, J.C. Chasez & More Are Ready To Shine In A Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour! Praise!

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What's the buzz??

Oh, you know, just a 50-city tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s AH-Mazing musical Jesus Christ Superstar!

The arena rock show's stars, Michelle Williams and Brandon Boyd from Incubus, made the phenom announcement on GMA yesterday with a performance—and we couldn't be more song, dance, excited!

The rockin' reinvention of the classic story, set in modern times, is making it's debut in New Orleans on June 9, and will continue to hit so many wonderful U.S. cities until it concludes in Philly at the end of summer!

Not only are Brandon and Miz Williams in it as Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene, but J.C. Chasez will make an awesome return to the stage as Pontius Pilate!

Jesus of Nazareth's story never looked so glitzy!

Ch-ch-check out Brandon and Michelle performing one of the hit songs from Jesus Christ Superstar…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Kurt Cobain To Be Resurrected On Broadway??! Courtney Love Promises "No Jazz Hands"

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Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's tragic death, which means rumors are swirilng for a Nirvana revival in his memory.

And '90s grunge fans might get just that, but it is likely Courtney Love's plans aren't what they envisioned for their idol.

NOPE! No holographic flannel-wearing Kurt is in the making!

Actually, Courtney has given her approval of a Broadway show about her late lover's life and she's ready to challenge any skeptics.

Courtney explained:

EXCLUSIVE! Carole King Surprised The Cast Of Beautiful During The Curtain Call To Sing You've Got A Friend & It Is AH-MAZING!!

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ZOMG! What lucky theater-goers!!!

Anyone who was in the audience for last night's performance of Beautiful on Broadway in New York City was treated to the surprise of a lifetime!

Carole King got on stage during the curtain call and sang her song You've Got A Friend with the entire cast, and it was absolutely AH-MAZING!

You may not know (or you may know if you read our review of the show) that Beautiful is about Carole's life & how she became the legend she is today, so this is HUGE!

And MONUMENTAL! And absolutely LEGENDARY!!

Ch-ch-check out the beautiful, happy, & incredible video of the cast singing with Carole…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Idina Menzel Emotionally Slays Learn To Live Without From Her New Broadway Musical If/Then!

| Filed under: TV NewsBroadway BabiesIdina Menzel

Yes mama, YESS!

Idina Menzel has been all over town these days, continuing to promote her animated hit Frozen and now a new musical as well!

The Broadway veteran stopped by the Today show to talk about her latest stage project, If/Then, and decided to dazzle viewers with her faboosh vocal chops!

The songstress performed Learn To Live Without, which is a tune her character sings after getting a life changing divorce!

Her emotion is so real at the mic - and we can't help but think it has something to do with her split from husband of 10 years Taye Diggs!

This strong momma is pulling from her own experience, and we love it…

Not to mention her voice sounds AH-Mazing!

Ch-ch-check out the meaningful performance (above!)

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Let It Go, Jeremy Jordan! Jonathan Groff May Have Stolen Your Thunder, But You Took It Back With This Incredible Performance!

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This man is simply AH-MAZING! He acts, he sings, he dances — so fierce!!

Jeremy Jordan is truly a man of talent because let's face it, how could you still be able to belt out those high notes after that sprint down the aisle way to the stage? Are you even human, Jeremy?!

Before performing Let It Go from the big Disney hit Frozen at the Miscast gala, the former Smash star joked that thankfully Jonathan Groff wasn't in attendance to steal his thunder this year!

Well, Jeremy, maybe you should just … let it go. LOLz!

Ch-ch-check out his AH-Mazing and theatrical performance (below)!

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

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Perez Reviews: The Most Happy Fella

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Encores! is the gold standard! A class! A GUARANTEED good time!

The company, who picks often forgotten musicals and brushes them up for contemporary audiences, always puts on such quality productions! And their latest, Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, is no exception!

The shows themselves may be flawed, but you can always count on the Encores! revival to be fun, fresh and featuring a to-notch cast!

Their The Most Happy Fella is true on all counts! We all saw Laura Benanti on NBC's The Sound Of Music, and here she gets to showcase her beautiful soprano and highlight an almost operatic quality to her voice. She delivers!

Cheyenne Jackson has a welcome return to musicals in this production.

Shuler Hensley is a revelation in the lead role!

And the supremely talented Jay Armstrong Johnson, whom we recently saw in Lincoln Center's Sweeney Todd and before that in Hands On A Hard Body, in this proves he can not just sing and act and look real pretty, but he can dance too!

There are some GREAT dance numbers in this production, choreographed AND directed by The Book Of Mormon helmer Casey Nicholaw.

The show is super enjoyable and very old-timey, but…..

If this has hopes for a Broadway transfer, the book needs to be completely revamped.

Frank Loesser had great success with Guys & Dolls and How To Succeed In Business, but The Most Happy Fella he not just wrote the music and lyrics for but also the book too!

A very funny script doctor can come in and make this production super fun for big mainstream audiences!

Great GREAT job with the current mounting as is, though!