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A Christmas Story & Rent Will Be The Next TWO Live Musicals On Fox!

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FOX has announced the next two live musicals following the success of Grease Live!

First up is Rent, which Fox will put on in celebration of its 20th anniversary!

OMG we can't believe it either!

Then, during the holiday season — up against rival NBC's production of Bye Bye Birdie — Fox will bring out the big guns, of the Red Ryder BB variety, with a live version of A Christmas Story The Musical!

Perez Reviews: A Christmas Story The Musical

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who adapted the film into a musical back in 2012 (and went on to create the PHENOMENAL Dear Evan Hansen), will write all new songs for the TV production!

Marc Platt, who won an Emmy for producing the network's acclaimed version of Grease, will coproduce both shows.

No dates have been announced yet, but expect casting announcements soon, especially on Rent.

Are YOU stoked for Fox's next live musicals??

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NBC Announces Jesus Christ Superstar As The Next Live Musical For Easter 2018!

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Another live musical is coming in hot!

NBC announced on Wednesday that Jesus Christ Superstar will be the next Broadway show to hit the small screen on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.

In case you forgot, the network will be telecasting Bye Bye Birdie Live! this December, which already has Jennifer Lopez attached to star and executive produce.

Related: Patti LuPone Calls Madonna A 'Movie Killer'

The iconic religious play will be executive produced by NBC's live musical partners Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Marc Platt, as well as original lyricist Tim Rice, and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt said of the production:

"As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar to NBC. Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score."

We're curious to hear to the response to this announcement!

But in the meantime… who do U think should play Jesus?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!

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Feud Alert! Patti LuPone Calls Madonna A 'Movie Killer' & Thinks Her Evita Performance Was 'A Piece Of Shit'!

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Most of Andy Cohen's guests tip-toe around how they truly feel about other celebs — Patti LuPone, however, does not give a fuck!

The Broadway legend stopped by Watch What Happens Live! on Tuesday and admitted she can't sit through the big screen adaptations of musicals she starred in on stage.

But that might be a good thing, because the diva is NOT easily impressed by Hollywood interpretations of those hit musicals!

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That especially goes for Madonna's portrayal of LuPone's iconic role in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Evita, a performance the Tony Awards winner thought was "a piece of shit."

The musical, for which LuPone won a Tony, was adapted into a hit film in 1996. Madge won a Golden Globe for her performance, but Patti wouldn't be able to tell you why — as she called the Like a Virgin singer a "movie killer" who is "dead behind the eyes." Ouch!

She sneered:

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Friends Is Becoming A Musical — Could We BE Anymore Excited??

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There might not be a Friends reboot on the horizon, but there is a musical in the works!

Yup, an unauthorized musical parody of the hit comedy is coming to the stage at the The Triad in NY this Fall!

The show was created by our Full House! The Musical! pals, Bob and Tobly McSmith, who were also responsible for creating 90210! The Musical!, Katdashian: The Musical!, and countless others.

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And we're already hyped for this musical as the McSmiths (AKA as the parody kings) have transformed some of the show's most iconic moments into HIGHlarious musical numbers. Specifically, Friends! The Musical! features original songs such as How You Doing, Ladies?, We Were On A Break!, Oh. My. God. It's Janice!, etc.

Although the premiere for the Friends musical parody isn't until later this year, advanced tickets are going on sale in June. If you're interested in catching this musical, we suggest you snag your tixs well in advance. Why? Well, in the past, the stars from the TV shows the McSmiths parodied have popped up in the audience.

We mean, who wouldn't want to watch Friends! The Musical! next to Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and/or David Schwimmer?? LOLz.

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Colton Haynes Is The Hottest Daddy Warbucks We've Ever Seen In This Annie Spoof Featuring Kathy Griffin & Lisa Rinna!

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April Fools is off to an amazing start!

On Friday, a trailer for Grannie — a new spoof of the classic musical Annie – was released featuring Kathy Griffin as the oldest orphan alive, Lisa Rinna as Miss Hannigan, and our favorite casting decision, Colton Haynes as Daddy Warbucks!

Related: Kathy Adds Fuel To Her Ellen DeGeneres Feud

The parody includes hilarious takes on the iconic songs Tomorrow, It's A Hard Knock Life, Little Girls, and I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here — all while telling the story of how Grannie finally escapes the orphanage and finds a forever home.

Although we kinda wish it would… don't expect this one to be hitting theaters anytime soon!

Ch-ch-check it out (below)!!

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EXCLUSIVE! Get Ready For The Breakfast Club Meets The Apocalypse In HIGHlarious Onstage Fusion — The Last Breakfast Club Is Here!

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It's the 'Last Breakfast Club'!

We're all pretty bizarre, right??

At least that's what Bradley Bredeweg, the executive producer behind Freeform's The Fosters, and Rockwell Table & Stage's executive producer Kate Pazakis are hoping for!

Following the success of their rock musical Romeo & Juliet: Love is a Battlefield starring Corbin Bleu and Ashley Argota, Bradley and Kate are joining forces again for a genre and film classic fusion inspired by The Breakfast Club!

We're so here for it!

Related: Holy Crap! Jake Gyllenhaal Can Actually Sing!

The Last Breakfast Club will follow the beloved characters living in a post nuclear war world, and we can only imagine how it will play out.

Announcing the summer show, Bradley gave us the EXCLUSIVE scoop:

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