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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Musical Will Now Be 4 Hours Long & Split Into Two Different Parts!

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This is great news if you're a Potterhead and somewhat awful news if you have a short attention span…

We were blown away when we heard that J.K. Rowling was crafting a brand-new Harry Potter story, but it was music to our ears when we found out that the new chapter was actually going to be told in the form of a musical!

Well, it's been three months since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was officially announced, and now the team behind the West End production dropped yet another major bomb.

As it turns out, the musical is so grand that it's actually being cut into two 2-hour long parts that will be shown at different times!

Related: You're Saying He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named's Name Wrong

Kind of exactly how Deathly Hallows worked in theaters, now only done on the stage.

J.K. made the big reveal herself on Friday, saying:

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Listen To This: Tap Tap Tapping On The Glass!

We don't usually pick songs from musicals as 'Listen To This' selections, but this tune is just…. OUTSTANDING!

Pitch Perfect star Ben Platt stars in the new musical from Pasek & Paul, premiering at Arena Stage in D.C. this summer.

The show has released a preview track, Waving Through A Window, which has totally blown us away!

It is musical theater yet it is pop! It is timeless yet it feels so fresh! It is so melodic, beautifully written, beautifully sung and so inspiring!

These lyrics! These feelings!

Such a major win!

We need a concept album or some recording to be released before this show hits Broadway!

Can't wait to hear more!!!!

Check out Waving Through A Window above!

Then CLICK HERE to check out more of the work of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul!

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All The Nominated Films For Best Picture This Year Got A Musical Makeover!

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Who's going to win this year?!

This Sunday on February 22nd the Oscars will be broadcast on a television near you, and many people are SO excited for this year's famous awards ceremony!

In fact some fans even took matters into their own hands by producing an awesome homage to the musical that has all of this year's Best Picture nominees — from American Sniper to Whiplash — in music form!

[ Related: Boyhood May Win Best Picture — But It Has To Survive Its Honest Trailer First! ]

It's funny AND well done! Gets us all kinds of excited for the show (and you should come back here on Sunday for our coverage!)!

Check out the video from Wayside Creations down (below) !!!

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Perez Reviews: Here Lies Love

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Wow. Wow. Wow.

Here Lies Love is one of the best new shows we have seen in years!

The new musical from Fatboy Slim and Talking Heads icon David Byrne is currently playing downtown, but this could easily play uptown and it SHOULD be a big Broadway smash - just not in a traditional theater.

The show is like Evita Part 2 in so many ways - and we mean that in the best way possible!

Just like the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic billed itself as a "rock" opera and told the story of a fiercely powerful female political figure, Here Lies Love calls itself a "revolutionary musical experience" and tells the story of a fiercely powerful female political figure.

In this case, that woman is Filipina Imelda Marcos and that "revolutionary musical experience" is a disco opera!

Like Evita, Here Lies Love is completely sung-through. There is no dialogue. The entire story is told through song!

And these are not "musical theater" songs. These are big pop songs told through mostly disco, dance and pop arrangements.

They are GREAT songs!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT SONGS!!!!

We're STILL singing the title track!

Conveying emotion without any dialogue and effectively showing a character's journey is not easy, but all of the actors do a superb job! Each one!

The show tells the story of Imelda as well as that of her husband, Ferdinand, and that of slain Filipino politician Benigno Aquino.

There is hunger, fame, corruption, greed, adultery, fashion, fun and more! This show has it all, as told through the wildly inventive creative imagination of director Alex Timbers, who also brilliantly conceived and staged the new Broadway production of Rocky.

Here Lies Love is presented as an immersive theatrical experience. There are no seats. The audience is standing and moved around the entire rectangular-shaped room.

Every square inch is used and it's dazzling to see how the stages and sets are transformed and evolve.

We were also SO IMPRESSED by Clint Ramos' costumes! As one would hope, Imelda wears soooo many in the show! And there are so many quick changes - some done right on stage. It's dazzling!

Everything about this production dazzles!

Even though it often tells sad tales and shows ugly moments, it still is told through a shiny disco veneer. Colorful! Happy!

You will walk away feeling GOOD!

This just isn't a musical. It's a concert experience!

It's a MUST-see!!!!!

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Kristen Bell Wants To Star In Disney's Frozen On Broadway! Sweet Icy Universe, Your Day Is MADE.

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It would be so fab if this former Broadway starlet (she was in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 2001) made her return to the Great White Way…

Especially in Disney's Frozen stage musical that's currently in the works!

In a new radio interview, Kristen Bell couldn't stop gushing about the animated movie's success - and revealed she'd totally be down to reprise her adorable role of Anna on Broadway…

Snowman building and all!

When asked if she'd be interested in producers pulling her for the part, she swiftly responded:

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