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Sara Bareilles, Rebel Wilson, John Stamos, & More Sign On For The Little Mermaid Live! Get The Deets On The HOT Stage Production!

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The Little Mermaid may be getting a live-action big screen adaptation — but it looks like Ariel & co. are set to make a splash on the stage first!

It's been announced that Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson will headline a cast performing the songs from the Disney classic this summer at the Hollywood Bowl in El Lay!

Backed by a 71-piece live orchestra, the Brave singer will be playing the titular mermaid while the Pitch Perfect star has signed on to play the evil sea witch Ursula — though the A-list cast doesn't stop there!

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John Stamos will be playing Chef Louis, Darren Criss will be Prince Eric, and Tituss Burgess will be reprising his role as Sebastian — which he played on Broadway in 2007!

The idea for the musical recreation surfaced from

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Ryan Murphy Warns Empire Stars To Not Suffer The Same Fate As The Cast Of Glee — Find Out What Ryan Regrets So Much HERE!

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You better watch out, Empire.

If there's anyone who knows what it's like to have a successful musical drama on FOX, it's Ryan Murphy.

And although Glee may have been replaced by Lee Daniels' take on the hip hop genre in early 2015, Ryan still has some advice for the Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard vehicle on how to avoid going downhill despite phenomenal early ratings.

Related: Ryan & Gwyneth Paltrow Teaming Up For New Musical TV Show!

In a recent interview, the Emmy-winning director cited his relationship with his cast as a reason behind Glee's descent into irrelevancy, saying:

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Darren Criss Might Be Checking Into American Horror Story: Hotel! Find Out Who He'll Be Playing!

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It looks like Ryan Murphy's Hotel has vacancy for another star!

It's been reported that Darren Criss is in talks to appear in American Horror Story: Hotel!

The Glee alum is set to check in the upcoming season of FX's horror anthology in the Halloween episode for a recurring role!

[ Related: You'll Never Guess Who's Been Cast As Jamie Lee Curtis' Nemesis In Scream Queens! ]

According to reports, the 28-year-old will be playing Justin, a Silver Lake hipster who comes to the hotel with his girlfriend on Halloween to get away from

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Taye Diggs Revealed In Full Hedwig Makeup! Get Your First Look At The New Star!

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We can't tell you how excited we are!

Taye Diggs will be taking over the titular role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch later this year once Darren Criss steps down!

With each passing day, the anticipation builds for the new Hedwig. It only makes it that much more tantalizing that this will be Taye's triumphant return to Broadway after 10 years!

[ Related: Find Out More About Full House: The Musical In Our Revealing Howard Stern Interview! ]

Recently the Private Practice alum talked a bit about his enthusiasm by saying this is the "role of a lifetime."

But now we couldn't be any more fired up as we get our first look at the star in FULL MAKEUP!

Ch-ch-check out the glorious pic (below) for yourself!

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