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Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, & Catherine Zeta Jones Belting Out Broadway Hits At The Oscars!!!

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Jazz hands! Everywhere, jazz hands!!!

We KNEW the people over at The Academy were cooking up a special musical concoction for this year's already EPIC sounding Oscars, and we've been speculating for WEEKS about a possible mega-collaboration performance from the stars of Oscar-winning musicals Dreamgirls, Chicago, and potential Oscar winner Les Misérables

And thank the theater-loving GODS, cause our suspicions have been CONFIRMED!!!!

Anne Hathaway, along with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tevit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter, will join Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson and Chicago's Catherine Zeta Jones in a tribute to rival ALL OTHER tributes ever attempted at the Oscars!

Unfortunately, no news YET as to whether Beyoncé will join her Dreamgirls costar on stage…

But we've got our fingers crossed that those Oscars peeps have a special, sneaky surprise planned with Queen Bey!

We also PRAY this is where Barbra Streisand will be making her triumphant return to the Oscar stage, singing something from Funny Girl that will not only warm our heart, but flood our eyes with tears of utter JOY!

Either way, we can't even BEGIN to imagine the AWE that this extravaganza will inspire!

SO EFFING SOUPED!!!!! Belting out SO MANY show tunes in our redonkulous excitement!

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Perez Reviews: Into The Woods… In The Woods!

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The Public Theater's production of Into The Woods has gotten some very mixed reviews, but we found it to be very enjoyable - for the most part.

We had never seen the Sondheim classic before and were pleased to get to experience it for the first time in such a unique setting as Central Park.

The show is the show. We probably would have liked it better had it ended at the end of Act 1. But, Sondheim is Sondheim and though he's a genius composer and lyricist, he sure loves to be contrarian!

Woods has some very memorable music. Songs that have transcended the show. And if this production were to move to Broadway, our biggest note and we disliked the most was the casting.

Denis O'Hare as the Baker and Sarah Stiles as Little Red Ridinghood were just awful and grating, respectively in that order. We do, though, think that is the way they were directed. Piss poor choices made with their characters.

Big movie star Amy Adams was more than good as the Baker's Wife. Joanna Gleason won the Tony for that role in the original Broadway production of Woods, while Bernadette Peters was glazed over for her portrayal of the Witch.

In this revival, Donna Murphy steals the show with her Witch. She is absolutely enthralling! Vocally dynamic and her acting is superb! She alone is reason enough to catch the show - now in its final performances - if you haven't already.

Gideon Glick as Jack is the other standout in the show!

And Ellen Harvey as Cinderella's Stepmother was also thoroughly enjoyable.

Recast or rethink the Baker and Ridinghood, and send this Woods to Broadway!

P.S. If the show does transfer, Leah Loukas deserves a Tony for her inspired wig designs. And Donna Murphy too, of course!

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Flashdance Is Coming To Broadway!

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Who's ready for a steel town girl looking for the fight of her life?!

Only this time, this girl will be on Broadway!

Sergio Trujillo
will direct and choreograph the musical with readings in NYC this winter.Tom Headley, who co-wrote the Flashdance film, will return as writer of the musical.

The musical will be a fully reworked version of FLASHDANCE in from West End in 2010 and new Flashdance will be released in Fall 2012.

Producer Thomas Viertel said the following on the deveolpment of the musical:

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Dita Von Teese Joins Sleep No More

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Dita Von Teese is going to Sleep on stage!

The burlesque dancer and actress will be joining the special New Year's Eve show of Sleep No More.

Von Teese is mum on her role so we'll have to wait and see!

Jude Law and Uma Thurman were spotted one of the shows this week as well.

Look out Broadway for Dita Von Teese!

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Hugh Jackman Raises Over $1 Million For Brodway Cares!

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Hugh Jackman loves to give a helping hand!

The Aussie raised $1 million for Brodway Cares/Equit Fights AIDS.

His current Brodway raised the funds for the charity and the Hugh is excited with the results.

He tweeted:

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Cathy Rigby Is Still Doing Peter Pan!

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Cathy Rigby Is Still Doing <em>Peter Pan</em>!

Cathy Rigby is refusing to grow up, and we can relate!

Former Olympic gymnast, Cathy Rigby, is once again taking flight in her Tony nominated and Emmy Award winning role as Peter Pan.

The all new production is currently on a national tour, but Cathy Rigby took some time yesterday to meet with children from the Garden of Dreams Foundation in NYC. At the event Cathey Pan taught the children dressed as pirates how to crow and "fly."

Each little one left with a signed copy of J.M. Barrie's beloved novel, along with a gift bag chock full of new school supplies to use this year.

Peter Pan will play The Theater at Madison Square Garden from Dec. 14th through Dec. 30th. If you're in NYC you should totes check it out!!

See more pics from the event (below)!

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V-Hudge Wants To Be On Glee

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Get in the back of the line, honey!

Vanessa Hudgens is the latest star to admit that she's a Gleek and would absolutely LOVE to have a role on the hit Fox musical.

She says:

"I totally would. I'm all for musicals. I love what they are doing. I'm very go with the flow, so if it happens, awesome."

Well, she certainly has the talent and she's already a hit with the tweens, so why not?

We could totally see her in the middle of a Finn/Puck love triangle!

Would U watch Vanessa on Glee??

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