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Billy Elliot Saying Goodbye To Broadway!

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Better hurry up and order those Billy tickets! You may never get another chance!

After a three year, Tony-Award winning run, the producers behind the Broadway play Billy Elliot have announced that the show will be ending on Sunday, January 8th.

Here's what producer Eric Fellner had to say about it:

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Pee-Wee Wants That Tony Award, Channels Melissa Leo

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Lookin' good in that faux fur, Pee-Wee! The Tony is yours for sure!

Check out the photo (above) of Pee-Wee Herman's new ad for the Tonys, which seems pret-ty similar to Melissa Leo's Oscars ad that landed her the Best Supporting Actress award for The Fighter!

Best of luck, Paul Reubens Pee-Wee!!!!

…Wait a second! You weren't nominated for anything! LOLz.

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Big Bang's Jim Parsons Is Heading To Broadway

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The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons is making his Broadway debut in The Normal Heart this spring.

The Golden Globe winning actor will play Tommy Boatwright, a Southerner in a group of HIV/AIDS activists in the early 1980s, with Lee Pace from the cancelled ABC series Pushing Daisies (or Marmaduke) starring alongside as closeted fellow activist Bruce Niles.

The play focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer and activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.

The show's limited 12-week run will begin previews on April 19, then open on April 27th.

With a Golden Globe and Emmy under his belt, it's hard to believe that Jim won't do anything less than an EXCELLENT job on stage. Is there a Tony Award in his future?

Thoughts???

[Image via WENN.]

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Kiefer Sutherland: From Bauer To Broadway

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Kiefer Sutherland will be returning to New York to star in 24: The Musical a revival of Jason Miller's Tony Award Winning Broadway play That Championship Season.

He'll be starring in the play with Brian Cox and Liev Schreiber.

The play's plot revolves around four guys who return home for a reunion with their high school basketball coach 20 years after winning their state championship. The guys never achieved their goals in life, and things get real as they share all types of secrets during their reunion.

For any non-New York dwellers out there who might not make it to the reunion, you may still see Kiefer in a 24 movie, assuming Fox can put the pieces together.

Would U like to see Kiefer on Broadway?

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Jersey Boys Movie Coming Soon!!!

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In 2006, before Real Housewives and even before Jersey Shore, some people associated New Jersey with the Broadway play Jersey Boys, which won the Tony for Best Play that year.

While there's nothing wrong with being associated with alcoholism and spray tans, we're sure that the Garden State will be happy to gain all the wonderful associations that come with this play, such as phenomenal music and crime and adultery.

The play tells the story of how Frankie Valli and his crew became an American pop sensation before they even turned 30.

GK Films reportedly acquired the rights to the former Broadway play for a substantial seven figures!

Heres' what Graham King of GK Films had to say about the project:

"Jersey Boys is one of the most electrifying stage shows any of us has ever seen and it has all the ingredients to become a big commercial hit movie. So to now be collaborating with the whole team, Frankie, Bob, Marshall and Rick, to bring that magic to the big screen is just a wonderful dream come true."

We'll be excited to see how this film progresses. Should be inneresting to see who they cast as 'the boys.'

Are U looking forward to a Jersey Boys movie?

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Bullshiz! American Skins Changes Maxxie Character Into Lesbian!

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We knew they were going to eff this show up royally!

The American basterdization reimagining of UK smash series Skins hasn't even finished filming, and yet there's already some pretty HOrrific news regarding some changes made to the characters!

Almost all of the main characters from the first season of the series have been kept the same, with a few name changes (Sid is now Stanley, Anwar is now Abbud, Jal is now Korean and named Cho, and Cassie is Cadie).

Early casting sides also described the Maxxie character as an openly gay Latino boy, Teo.

However, we've gotten wind that somewhere down the line, Teo was changed into a LESBIAN cheerleader named Tea!

WTF?

And worse yet, according to a recent version of the pilot episode - which they're directly ripping off from the first one in the UK series - they haven't even bothered to redefine Maxxie's relationship with Chris and Anwar now that it's a lady.

Here's an excerpt:

INT. SPORTS HALL. MORNING

Cheerleaders are rehearsing a stupid, but intangibly arresting routine in an otherwise empty hall. Track down the line of loveliness. Somewhere a phone is ringing.

CHEERLEADERS: (CHANTING) Roundview… We love you!!! Aha! Ahu! Love you, Roundview!! Say what?!! Say Huh!!! Say what! Say huh!! Say who! Roundview…!

The camera comes to rest on TEA (17), an unusual looking but nevertheless beautiful girl.
The CHEERLEADERS spin out into immaculately coreographed individual spins and group turns. TEA presses a BLUETOOTH RECEIVER. Cheerleader continues around her.

TEA: Hey Tony…
TONY: [PHONE] Forget the big gay night out Tea. We need you.
TEA: Sorry Tony, I promised Chris and Abs I’d take them on a voyage of wonder and discovery…

Absolutely obnoxious.

Once again, we feel as though this is another case of the US unable to handle an honest depiction of a male gay teen character!

Lame!

What do U think?? Should Maxxie have been changed to a girl??

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