Ariana Grande Promises To Get Past Pete Drama For ‘Wicked’ TV Event

Defying Gravity!

Heartbreak Won't Keep Ariana Grande From 'Wicked' Performance

Ariana Grande has been canceling a lot lately.

Her public appearances, her SNL performance, her wedding to Pete Davidson.

Related: Pete ‘Incredibly Heartbroken’ Over Split

But not her role in A Very Wicked HalloweenNBC‘s event honoring the 15th anniversary of the Broadway smash!

Ari shared a sneak peek at her script for the show, revealing she will be singing one of Elphaba’s classic songs, The Wizard And I!

She also declared she would be defying the gravity of her heartbroken situation as she “wouldn’t miss it for the whole universe”:

A Very Wicked Halloween reunites OG Elphaba and Glinda, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, and airs October 29 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.

We have a feeling it’s going to be pretty popular.

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Is Lady GaGa Hitting Broadway To Star In ‘Funny Girl’ Revival??

Coming For Broadway?

Lady Gaga Reportedly Starring In 'Funny Girl' Revival

Lady GaGa is having herself a year!

Back in August, GaGa made her “little monsters” everywhere happy when she announced two unique shows as part of her upcoming Las Vegas residency. And this weekend, A Star Is Born killed it at the box office by bringing in $42 million, creating Oscar buzz around the Bad Romance singer.

It’s now being reported that the singer/actress will star alongside Rosie O’Donnell in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl!

Video: GaGa Gives Trump A Lesson On How The Brain Processes Trauma!

O’Donnell reportedly told the news to an audience at The Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York while on tour opening for Randy Rainbow.

All we know so far is that GaGa will supposedly play Fanny Brice, a role made famous by Barbara Streisand, while O’Donnell will be playing the mother.

This marks the second time the starlet would be playing a Streisand role.

Think she’ll kill it??

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Watch ‘Frozen’ Actor Snatch Trump Banner During Broadway Show’s Curtain Call!

Make It Go!

Watch 'Frozen' Actor Snatch Trump Supporter's Banner During Curtain Call!

OK, first off — who the eff brings a Donald Trump banner to Broadway??

How do you not know your musical theater experience is brought to you in part by the LGBT community? You’re on the Gay White Way, and you’re stumping for President Grab-Em-By-The-P***y!?!

Related: Trump Official Confirms He’s Unhinged And Incompetent

Well, anyway, that’s what some mouth breather did during Wednesday’s performance of Disney‘s Frozen — waving it in the air next to the stage.

Well, Timothy Hughes, who plays Pabbie the Troll, was not down with that kind of troll behavior. He ripped it away!

Watch!

Afterward, the openly gay actor posted on Instagram about how the flag made him feel, and why it needed to go:

What does it say about our country and politics when a man at the show tonight felt the need to protest Disney’s Frozen on Broadway with a pro Trump flag?? How frightening is it that our show’s messages of love, acceptance, and diversity have become the opposition to supporting Trump? The curtain call is a thank you between actors and audience, a final connection to end a shared experience. I will not apologize for how I responded to the disrespectful man trying to interrupt this moment with a pathetic political platform. Not at our show! Not in front of my beautiful, diverse, talented cast at @frozenbroadway. I appreciate everyone’s support. #resist #lovewins #lovetrumpshate”

Preach, Pabbie!

Also, just leaving this here…

 

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Prince Harry SINGS On Stage During ‘Hamilton’ Date Night With Meghan Markle!

Royal Pipes!

Prince Harry Bursts Into King George III Song After Watching 'Hamilton'!

Prince Harry’s feeling the voice of his ancestors.

After attending a performance of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London Wednesday night alongside Meghan Markle, the Duke of Sussex stormed the stage and belted out a few lyrics from You’ll Be Back — the song sung by King George III in the play.

Harry’s musical debut was quite brief — he literally only sang the first two words, “You say” — but the performance still stole the show and caused the audience to burst into applause.

Related: Halle Berry Calls Out Harry For Having A Poster Of Her!

Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda was just as (if not more) excited as the crowd, as he stomped his left foot on stage, ready to break out into some sort of show tune medley. Sadly, Harry made it clear he wouldn’t sing more than those two first words, adding with a laugh:

“That’s definitely not going to happen. [Miranda] did try, but I said, ‘No.’”

The 33-year-old royal went on to thank the cast and crew for helping raise awareness and money for his charity Sentebale, which supports the mental health and well-being of children affected by HIV and AIDS in Botswana and Lesotho.

Before the show, L-MM told reporters it would be “fun and surreal” to see Harry’s reaction to the impersonator of George, his actual sixth great-grandfather.

Based on that mini-performance, though, we’d say Harry would make a fine King George himself! Watch the video (below) to hear his royal pipes.

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Playwright Neil Simon Dead At 91

Neil Simon Dead At 91

Memorial Service On Thursday For The Legendary American Playwright

Legendary American playwright Neil Simon has died.

He was 91 years old.

Related: We Came As Romans Vocalist Dead At Just 28

According to TMZ, Simon died early Sunday morning after having been on life support for some time; he had a failing kidney, as well as Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

As a playwright, Simon was practically unparalleled in American theater — from his classic first hit Barefoot in the Park in 1963, to more recent plays that won him Tony Awards, including The Odd CoupleBiloxi Blues, and Lost In Yonkers, to name just a few of his many, many works.

Oh, and he was the first playwright ever to have a Broadway theater named after him. True royalty in the industry.

According to reports, there will be a memorial service for Simon at some point on Thursday in New York City.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and loved ones.

R.I.P.

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Listen To This: 100 Miles Away!

Listen To This: 100 Miles Away!

James Snyder is one of the brightest stars of Broadway, but… he should seriously give this musician thing a fair shot!

Not just a great singer, he’s a gifted songwriter too!

Many theater actors try, but this is so genuinely good!

Old River Road is a beautiful love song! So melodic! Wonderful and relatable lyrics! And that voice!

This is very singer/songwriter! If you like Jason Mraz or John Mayer, you will dig this!

Check it out above!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from James Snyder!

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WHAT!?! Did You Know Lin-Manuel Miranda Was In The First Sex And The City Movie?!

WHAT!?! Did You Know Lin-Manuel Miranda Was In The First Sex And The City Movie?!

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Minds blown!!

Late Thursday afternoon, Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda reminded Twitter that he and fellow Broadway biggie Tommy Kail had a small but important role in the first Sex and the City movie.

As seen here:

Of course, this was years before he skyrocketed into Hamilton fame, but still!

EPIC!!

To see other SATC cameos…

CLICK HERE to view “All The Forgotten Cameos Of Sex And The City

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Britney Spears ‘Responded Really Well’ To The First Reading Of Broadway Musical Scored With Her Songs!

Britney Spears ‘Responded Really Well’ To The First Reading Of Broadway Musical Scored With Her Songs!

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The queen has given her blessing!

Britney Spears has certainly been keeping busy in between gigs in Las Vegas — but she made time recently to attend the first reading of a Broadway musical scored with her hit songs in NYC!

Related: Kevin Federline Wants More Child Support!

The play “has been in the works for a while now,” and is expected to debut in early 2019:

“Britney and her team gave their blessing last year.”

After getting to see the musical firsthand, a source tells Us Weekly:

“She responded really well!”

With that said… a Britney hasn’t been cast and much of the production “isn’t set in stone yet”:

“The working title is ├óΓé¼╦£Hit Me Baby One More Time.’ There is no one cast as the role of Britney yet.”

How about Britney plays Britney?!! Just a thought…

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Broadway’s Ruthie Ann Miles Tragically Loses Unborn Baby Mere Months After Her Daughter Was Fatally Struck By Driver

Broadway’s Ruthie Ann Miles Tragically Loses Unborn Baby Mere Months After Her Daughter Was Fatally Struck By Driver

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Ruthie Ann Miles has suffered another tragedy.

As you may recall, back in March, the pregnant Broadway vet and four-year-old daughter Abigail Blumenstein were plowed down by a vehicle in Brooklyn, NY. While the Tony Award winner survived the collision, her young daughter did not.

Related: MSU Reaches HALF-BILLION DOLLAR Settlement With Larry Nassar’s Victims!

However Miles’ heartbreak has only worsened as, two months after the accident, Ruthie Ann has since lost her unborn baby. Oh no. This is just awful.

In a statement to the NY Daily News, the actress’ lawyer Ben Rubinowitz confirmed: (more…)

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