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Perez Reviews: Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

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Jake Gyllenhaal may be a big star in Hollywood, but for theatergoers on Thursday night at New York City Center's production of Little Shop Of Horrors, it was all about Ellen Greene.

The actress was reprising her signature role of Audrey, which she originated in the early '80s off-Broadway and also portrayed in the film.

Greene was received like a rock star by the rapt audience, who warmly took to everyone in the cast, including the super talented Taran Killam from Saturday Night Live.

But, what you really want to know is…. Can Jake Gyllenhaal sing????

Well, the answer is HELL YEAH!!!

He was great as Seymour!!!!

Why has he not done more singing????

We hope to see him on Broadway in a musical real soon!

Everybody got to shine in this concert staging, but what was most apparent is that the music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman is so brilliant and timeless!

This is one of the best musical theater scores of all time!

Howard Ashman was taken from us far too young of AIDS. But his legacy will live on in this show! Because Little Shop Of Horrors is running all over the world and will continue to do so forever and ever!

We LOVE New York City Center and all their programming! Another homerun for them!!!

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Caitlyn Jenner's Third Look Of The Day Is Her Best One Yet!

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Three looks in one day?!

We already saw Caitlyn Jenner strutting her stuff down the New York City streets in a leopard print dress on Tuesday and then again wearing sequins while the sun was still shining… but now she's got yet another look for us!

The 65-year-old was spotted getting out of a limo on her way to see An American in Paris on Broadway, and this has to be our favorite look from the trio.

[ Related: Caitlyn Shows Off Her Pride With Other Trans Icons! ]

Her blue lace dress is perfect for the occasion, and the tone of the blue looks like it was made to match her hair color.

The KUWTK star attended the play with fellow Trans icon Candis Cayne and some other gal pals, and we just hope they all enjoyed the show!

Which of Cait's three looks was your fav of the day??

[Image via AGNY JAXN/AKM-GSI.]

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The O.C. Is Becoming A Musical! And We've Got The Casting Details!

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Are we dreaming?!

It looks like the creators of Cruel Intentions: The Musical — currently running at The Rockwell in Los Angeles — already have their next project lined up: The O.C. Musical!

[ Photo: Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar And Selma Blair Reunite At The Cruel Intentions Musical! ]

That's right! A musical based on the 2003-07 Fox hit about drama in the wealthy upper class suburb of Newport Beach!

Creators Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin silently created a brand new Twitter account for the production and have been dropping hints for weeks.

But on Wednesday they made it official by tweeting out that the show will be a one night only performance that takes place

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Darren Criss Apologizes For The 'Severity' Of His Caitlyn Jenner Remark During A Recent Hedwig Performance!

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UPDATE 2:26 PM EST: To add some clarity to the matter, let's talk about context. The context of the line during the show is of Hedwig describing her perfume line she has — that the perfume is for everyone. The 'whatever you are' piece, she actually points to someone in the audience. That is where the confusion is and it is hard to decipher based off that tweet.
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On Friday, Darren Criss formally apologized to Caitlyn Jenner on Facebook after he joked about the reality star's transition during a performance this week of Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

[ Related: Taye Diggs Revealed In Full Hedwig Makeup! ]

One attendee noted on Twitter:

"Tonight, Darren Criss, as HEDWIG said, 'man, woman, moman, wan, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are' and it was very distasteful."

Though his comments were made while playing the character Hedwig — the 28-year-old's since been accused of being transphobic.

This backlash has since inspired the Glee actor to comment on the remark.

He shared:

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We're WAY Excited That Clueless: The Musical Is Actually Happening!

'Clueless: The Musical' is totally real!

YAASSS!

It's been rumored for a while, but we're totally buggin' that Clueless: The Musical is headed to Broadway!

Amy Heckerling wrote and directed the iconic movie, and has announced this week that a stage version of the AHmazing comedy is officially in the works! She fessed up:

"I've written what they call the 'book,' and it's a jukebox musical."

So, basically a jukebox musical is one where, rather than writing original songs for the actors to perform, the musical score consists of previously released popular songs.

[ Photos: The Cast Of Clueless Was Almost Very Different! ]

Amy stayed very hush-hush about which songs will appear in the show, but the HAVE to be from the film's soundtrack! Like, duh!

What we do know is that Kristin Hanggi has signed on to run the ship, and her credits include directing Rock of Ages on Broadway for the past 6 years.

While Amy kept mum about the details, she did say that getting the show off the ground is taking a while:

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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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Taye Diggs Is SO Ecstatic About His Role In Hedwig And The Angry Inch, But He's Even More Excited For The Nail Polish!

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Hedwig is a GREAT role for Broadway actors, but it sounds like Taye Diggs just wanted it for the nail polish.

Seriously! In the words of Barney Stinson, true story.

While it'll be a couple of weeks before the Broadway alum takes over the role from Darren Criss, the father of one opened up about his new role on the Great White Way!

[ Related: Actors Who've Gotten Nekkid On Broadway ]

He said:

"Hedwig is the role of a lifetime. I'm looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical's social implications."

The 44-year-old quickly added after that note:

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