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Friday Night Lights Is Getting A Live Musical… And One Of The Original Stars Is Coming Back!

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Who says sports and music don't mix?

Friday Night Lights may be an Emmy-winning TV series, but it could soon be adding a Tony Award to its trophy case.

The NBC football classic is about to get the musical treatment!

It was announced on Tuesday that the people behind The O.C. Musical will be putting up The Unauthorized F.N.L. Musical in El Lay come 2016… but that's not even the best part!

Photos: Friday Night Lights Stars — Where Are They Now?

Believe it or not, one of the original main characters is actually attached to the live stage show!

That's right — Coach Eric Taylor will be played by none other than

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Kim Cattrall Backs Out Of Play Due To Health Issues

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Happy thoughts and best wishes to Kim Cattrall!

The ever-raunchy Sex And The City star was all set to perform in the titular role of Linda, a new play debuting in London next week, until health issues sidelined her from the production!

Photos: The Biggest On-Set Celebrity Feuds EVER!

Cattrall made the announcement in a public statement, saying of her decision to leave the production:

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Get On Your Feet & Watch The Cast Of Gloria Estefan's New Musical Perform Live On GMA!

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What a good morning, indeed!

Gloria Estefan is one of the most iconic latina musicians of all time, so it's no surprise that her Broadway musical is a hit as well.

On Your Feet! stars Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra as Gloria and her man Emilio Estefan and tells the story of the pair's rise to fame set to music from throughout their careers with some new pieces written just for the production!

Related: Check Out Our Review Of Broadway's On Your Feet!

The cast stopped by Good Morning America on Wednesday to show off why you need to see the musical RIGHT NOW with a medley of songs ranging from the titular Get on Your Feet to classics like Conga and Rhythm is Gonna Get You.

It's just pure energy and joy onstage, and we cannot wait to see it again!

Ch-ch-check out all of Gloria and Emilio's life's work condensed to a 3:40 segment (above)!!!

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Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah, Amber Riley, & More Show Off Their Costumes In A Sneak Peek Of The Wiz Live!

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We can't wait to follow this yellow brick road!

There's less than a month until NBC airs its annual live musical, and these sneak peeks just keep getting better and better.

While we've gotten a look at what some of the stars of The Wiz Live! will be wearing on Dec. 3, Monday's all-new trailer for the stage production shows off what we can expect from the cast's more famous stars.

Photos: Relive The Best Moments From Peter Pan Live!

We're talking almost every main character — from Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley's Good Witches to Queen Latifah's titular Wiz.

In fact, Mary J. Blige's Wicked Witch of the West is the only person we've yet to see, so they must be saving the wickedest for last!

This is shaping up to be so much bigger than Sound of Music and Peter Pan and we could not be more excited.

Ch-ch-check out our latest look at The Wiz Live! before it airs Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC (above)!!!

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The Creator Of Clueless Has Her Sights Set On Katy Perry For The Musical Adaptation Of The '90s Film! Will It Actually Happen?!

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How fabulous!

On Thursday, it was revealed that Amy Heckerling, the director and writer of the '90s cult classic Clueless, has one special pop star in mind for the musical adaptation of the film.

We just have to say her choice makes total sense as this starlet is a total California Gurls! LOLz!

YUP. Katy Perry is being eyed for the sassy, Beverly Hills protagonist that made Alicia Silverstone a star.

Related: Josh Groban & Kelly Clarkson Perform THIS Duet

The creator explained:

"I love Katy Perry. But you never know what will happen, she has a whole big schedule."

Umm, that could definitely be a problem — especially since the 31-year-old is currently the highest paid singer in the biz. Still, Miz Perry has apparently expressed some innerested in the role in the past.

Can't you JUST imagine Katy saying "As if," and "Whatever??" We know we certainly do!

As we previously reported, Clueless the Musical is likely slated for a NYC debut in 2016. Nonetheless, Amy seems more than ready to speed up the entire process.

She noted:

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Casting Of White Actor As Martin Luther King Jr. Draws Legal Response From Playwright! See Her Verbal Smackdown Of The Director HERE!

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Theater director Michael Oatman decided to exercise an experimental casting choice for his Kent State University production of the stage play The Mountaintop!

But the Ohio college production has enraged playwright Katori Hall — because a white actor was cast to play the lead character of Martin Luther King Jr.!

Photos: Jason Aldean Wore Blackface On Halloween!

The writer of the award-winning play, which depicts MLK and a motel maid on the night before he is killed, called the Ohio production "a self-serving and disrespectful directing exercise," in an online essay.

She wrote:

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