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Kristen Bell To Star As Peter Pan In NBC's Live Action Musical? You All Want It, But You Can't Always Get What You Want!

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Say it isn't sooooo!

Kristen Bell was TOTALLY asked to be Peter Pan in NBC's upcoming live action production of the fantastic musical — but she couldn't do it because of scheduling conflicts!!

*Hearts breaking all over the world*

After announcing that the AH-Mazing Christopher Walken would be playing Captain Hook, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed that Miz Bell was considered, but ultimately booted:

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Lindsay Lohan Utters Famous Last Words — Vows 'Not To Miss Any London Shows' In West End Debut!

| Filed under: TV NewsLindsay LohanAnglophiliaBroadway Babies

Let's hope she defies all odds and doesn't miss a single show when her new theatrical gig makes it debut!

Otherwise, these words are gonna HAUNT her!

It's not surprising this BBC reporter would ask Lindsay Lohan if she'd get in trouble for missing a show.

The Mean Girls actress has definitely had a track record for showing up late and missing rehearsals, but this time, Linds is saying things are going to be different!

LiLo may have been a tad difficult during her OWN docu-series, but our fingers are crossed that she's found her way and is serious about this!

Take a look at Lindsay defending her honor and talking about the English lifestyle (above)!!

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Could Katy Perry Star In The Clueless Musical?? You'll Believe It After Hearing THIS!

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Is Katy Perry the frontrunner to play Cher in a Clueless musical? Because we are totally butt crazy in love with that idea!

Director Amy Heckerling has been hard at work on the Clueless musical for months.

And though she's still in the "early stages" she's already thinking about who could possibly play the coveted role of Cher.

But who knew she would drop the biggest name in the game on us? She said:

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Lindsay Lohan Is Royally Flushing Her London Stage Debut Down The Toilet!?

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Since she's across the pond, we thought her old ways would cease to exist!!

But alas, Lindsay Lohan is reportedly back to behaving badly on the set of her new theatrical gig, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet.

The 28-year-old has apparently been seen clubbing at all hours of the night, missing rehearsals and showing up unprepared on the reg!

An insider close to the cast revealed that LiLo is on edge with the entire staff:

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Perez Reviews: Side Show

| Filed under: Broadway BabiesPerez Reviews

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What a treat!

More than 16 years after we saw Side Show on Broadway - twice! - we got to see a brand new and reimagined production at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The show, by Henry Krieger and Bill Russell, has one of the best scores of all time! And it truly is one of our favorite musicals!

Not only are the songs stunning but the story speaks to our soul! It's a tale of outsiders and love!

Based on the life of the original Hilton sisters, long before there was a Paris and Nicky, Daisy and Violet were conjoined twins who lived a difficult life - unwanted, unloved, "freaks" in the side show. Eventually they found fame in vaudeville and the movies before dying poor and barely remembered.

This new production, directed by Bill Condon, is VERY different from the original production. And it still has a little work to be done before being Broadway-ready.

And this MUST play a triumphant return on Broadway!

The new Side Show is darker and more lifelike. They've basically done to it what Christopher Nolan did to Batman, which was AWESOME!

Much of that credit goes to the direction and the visionary and brilliant new costumes from Paul Tazewell and the special makeup and effects design of Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey.

Inspired!!

There are a few new songs, and thankfully none of the iconic original ones are gone. There are a few more characters. Some, like the introduction of Houdini, are unnecessary. However, learning more about Daisy and Violet's backstory and their wicked caretakers is quite illuminating.

Act 1 felt a bit bloated and could use from some slight trimming, as well as a bit more razzle dazzle and bang for Broadway. Bigger sets! Moving pieces. Etc.

But, overall, this new production is dazzling!

And there are some thrilling performances!

Emily Padgett's voice is UNREAL and she gets to show that off so beautifully as Daisy! And playing the sister with a bit more heart, Erin Davie brings so much emotion and superb acting to the show, as well as a great voice of her own.

Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, who first played Daisy and Violet, would be proud!

And the breakout star of the show is David St. Louis as Jake, Daisy's jilted wannabe lover, in a role originated by the phenomenal Norm Lewis! Tony Award-worthy!!!

Big kudos to everyone involved!

Can't wait to see it on Broadway and the final tweaks and improvements they make!!!

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Hey Shia LaBeouf, If Cabaret Isn't Your Cup Of Tea, The Cast Of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody Have An Open Invite For You!

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This is absolutely BRILLIANT!

Shia LaBeouf may have gotten arrested while shouting obscenities during a performance of Cabaret in New York City, but it seems like he's not banned from all of Broadway!

In fact, the cast of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody extended an open invite to the Nymphomaniac star to come see their play!

They figured that since Shia likes to get "rough in the theater" their play would be PERFECT for him… Seeing as it's a parody based on 50 Shades of Grey which is, ya know, full of S&M and bondage and all that stuff.

How perfect! Now that the former Transformers actor has seen the ending of Cabaret, thanks to Liza Minnelli's agent, we think this is the PERFECT next step in his theater education!

Ch-ch-check out their HIGHlarious open letter to Shia…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Shia LeBeouf Wasn't On Drugs At The Time Of His Cabaret Fiasco Says Source!

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Shia LaBeouf's arrest at a performance of Cabaret in NYC has left a lot of questions up in the air!

We reported earlier how Shia had been seen at one bar in NYC drinking on an empty stomach before showing up to another bar later that day, reportedly intoxicated.

Eventually Shia was kicked out of the musical Cabaret, arrested, and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, one count of criminal trespassing and one count of harassment.

However, a source is now saying that Shia was not on drugs at the time of his arrest:

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