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Broadway

And So It Begins

Disney Has Frozen In Early Development as a Stage Musical

Surprising no one, Disney’s looking into turning it’s latest musical blockbuster into a live stage show. Looks like where Frozen is concerned, they won’t ‘Let It Go’ any time soon.

HA HA.

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I'll Allow It

A Heathers Musical Is Headed To Broadway Next Year

Corn nuts! 

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Meanwhile...

The Spider-Man Musical Is Leaving Broadway

The problem-laden extravaganza (and Broadway’s most expensive musical ever) is finally calling it quits after three years.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Cat Doughnuts

Some context, if you want context for cat doughnuts: This feline food was inspired by anime series one Nya hup, which features… wait for it… doughnut-shaped cats. Sadly, they’re only available only in Japan. (Laughing Squid)

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i'll just leave this here

A Peek Into The Alternate Universe Where Patrick Stewart Has Hair, Is Still Friends With Ian McKellen

At first, I had some trouble recognizing Sir Patrick Stewart without his signature lack of locks. Fortunately, I just used context clues to figure out that it must be Sir Patrick Stewart, since Sir Ian McKellen is next to him. Because they are the perfect pair on inseparable best buddies. Here, the pair are actually playing Hirst and Spooner in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, though the play will be paired with Waiting For Godot, in which the two play Vladimir and Estragon at Berkley Repertory Theatre in Berkley, California through August 31. For east coast fans, the show is coming to Broadway via the Cort Theatre, and will open November 24. You can check out a video teasing the plays at EW.

(via Entertainment Weekly)

Previously in Patrick Stewart

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it's time to play the music

The Muppets Might Be Coming to Broadway. In Real Life, Not In a Movie.

Never have I been happier to live in New York City.

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I See What They Did There

Watch Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill Start A Band, Star On Broadway

Matt Mira and Jonah Ray of The Nerdist crew recently travelled to London and accidentally wound up starting a successful band with Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill. Watch their epic rise and tragic downfall in under three minutes!

Also, tangentially related, we just found our Darvill is taking over the role of “Guy” in Once on Broadway for the next nine months. So if you ever wanted to hear him sing in person, now’s your chance.

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Offered Without Comment

Star Trek’s George Takei Gives A Very Personal TED Talk [VIDEO]

I’ll just leave this here. George Takei, you’re awesome.

(via TED Blog)

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it's time to play the music

Aladdin Might Be On Its Way to Broadway, I Hope They Bring His Mom

According to the New York Times, a stage version of Disney’s Aladdin will be making its way to the New Amsterdam Theater. There’s a lot of reasons why this is a pretty cool thing. Not only is Aladdin a pretty dang good Disney movie, it’s was also the first of Disney’s animated features to include a lead female character of color (although we’d have to wait three years to get one as the lead), second only to the The Jungle Book as the earliest Disney feature animated film where the main character is not of white-European descent. Broadway musicals are already a field of work where starring (and in many shows even secondary) roles for actors of color are thin on the ground.

But a stage musical can also be a chance to escape the usually-around-ninety-minute limit of the animated feature, expand upon secondary characters, introduce original songs or even reintroduce songs that were cut from the original film. Which brings us to the very sad story of Aladdin’s mom and the song “Proud of Your Boy.”

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Cautiously Optimistic

Will Pushing Daisies Head to Broadway?

Bryan Fuller‘s been dropping hints of upcoming Pushing Daisies news for the past few months, and we have been clawing at our computer screens for just as long screaming “TELL US!” The Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and Mockingbird Lane producer swore it had nothing to do with a return of the cancelled-too-soon show to television, or of a jump to the big screen. So what does that leave? Broadway, apparently!

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