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Darren Criss Is Leaving Hedwig And The Angry Inch & Will Be Replaced By The First Non-White Actor To Play The Role In NYC!

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That's right guys and gals, he's back!

For the first time in over a decade Taye Diggs will be returning to Broadway as the star in the Tony Award-winning hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

On July 19, the current star, Darren Criss, is set to exit the production at which point Diggs will take over headlining. He's officially signed on for a 12-week stint with the show, starring opposite Rebecca Naomi Jones and he'll start July 22, 2015!

[ Related: After Bruce Jenner's Reveal, Kendall Jenner Goes to See Hedwig And The Angry Inch! ]

The show revolves around a German emigrant, Hedwig, who is the victim of a botched sex-change operation, as she embarks on her journey to find love and stardom. The revival play — which originally opened as an off-Broadway production in 1998 — relaunched last year with Neil Patrick Harris as its star and ended up winning four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.

Since it launched, it's gone through quite a few actors playing the lead including:

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The Graduate's Elizabeth Wilson Dies At 94

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Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94

So incredibly sad.

Actress Elizabeth Wilson, known for her work both on stage and screen, has died.

Elizabeth was recognized for her roles in movies like The Graduate and 9 to 5, but got her start back on Broadway in the 1950s. Her career spanned almost 70 years, and earned her a Tony Award for the 1972 drama Sticks and Bones.

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The actress passed away in New Haven, CT Saturday at the age of 94. She leaves behind a sister, Mary Muir Wilson, who she had been living with.

Elizabeth was nominated for multiple Tonys during her time in the industry, but she also received an Emmy nod for her work in the NBC miniseries Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder.

Check out Elizabeth in this scene from The Graduate (below). R.I.P.

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Helen Mirren's Costars Bruce Willis & Mary Louise Parker Announce The Tony Award Nominations — Hmm, We Wonder Why! See The Full List HERE!

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The Tony Awards are coming, and they're pretty star-studded!

The nominees were announced by Bruce Willis and Mary Louise Parker, appropriate given their RED costar Helen Mirren is nominated for Best Leading Actress for her role in The Audience!

[ Related: Bruce Willis Will Be Making His Broadway Debut ]

Other movie and TV stars with nods include Bradley Cooper for The Elephant Man, Carey Mulligan for Skylight, and Elisabeth Moss for The Heidi Chronicles.

You can find out who wins when the ceremony airs on CBS June 7, hosted by Alan Cumming and (current nominee for On The Twentieth Century) Kristin Chenoweth.

But you can see the whole list of nominees right now (below)!

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​Jennifer Hudson Is Ready To Make Her Broadway Debut In The Color Purple!

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It's about time this girl made it to Broadway!

Jennifer Hudson is ready to hit the big time in the fall when she makes her Broadway debut in the production of A Color Purple.

The production will be directed and designed by John Doyle, who got a director's Tony for Sweeney Todd in 2006. He opened his version of The Color Purple in London in 2013.

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The most exciting part about this announcement? This could be her chance at an EGOT! Jennifer already has a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe… so now she just needs a Tony!

Can you even imagine!?

We have every confidence in Jennifer and in the rest of the cast to make this the best production of The Color Purple EVER!

[Image via WENN.]

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It's Jane Krakowski Vs. Laura Benanti In These Dueling Peter Pan Live! Audition Parodies!

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We know they both have Tony Awards, but where the heck are their Emmys!?

Jane Krakowski stopped by the Funny or Die studios to share with the world her audition for Peter Pan Live!

Well, it looks like great minds think alike, because Laura Benanti did a pretty similar sketch with TheatreMania.com almost six months ago!

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Celebrate Neil Patrick Harris Hosting The Oscars With This #ThrowbackThursday Tonys Performance!

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Now that Neil Patrick Harris has been announced to host the 2015 Oscars, we can't imagine what his opening monologue will be!

Or - dare we say it - opening musicalogue?!

[ Related: NPH Crosses 'Host The Oscars' Off His Bucket List! ]

LOLz! It's so obvious NPH is a seasoned pro at this sort of stuff, he even mentioned it in his 2013 Tonys opening musical number!

So, in honor of his next BIG gig, here's a look back at his opening number when he hosted the Tonys in 2013 (above)!!

Leave it to NPH to do it bigger and better! But the real question is…can he surpass Ellen DeGeneres' epic Oscar selfie?!

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Aladdin's Original Jasmine Belts Out A Whole New World 22 Years Later! Listen To Her Breathtaking Performance HERE!

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Wow, this sure brings back the memories!

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga warmed our hearts with a wonderful rendition one of Aladdin's most memorable songs, A Whole New World.

[ Related: This Guy Proposed To All The Princesses At Disney World! ]

To make the whole performance even sweeter, opera group Il Divo joined Lea for Aladdin's portion of the duet.

So gorgeous! So perfect!

Listen to the performance (below)!

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