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  1. Things We Saw Today: Who Needs Hogsmeade, Oreo May Have A Butterbeer Flavor

    If these taste remotely like rootbeer I'm calling shenanigans.

    Someone alerted us to these cookies via e-mail, but there's no confirmation yet from Nabisco if this package is real or just photoshopped by someone with a Mirror of Erised.

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  2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Awesome Explanation For Why He’s A Feminist

    500 (Plus) Years of Systemic Oppression.

    In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, talented actor and seemingly wonderful human Joseph Gordon-Levitt was asked what he thought of being "'a male feminist" [...] when nowadays, you have a lot of young stars coming out against being labeled a feminist." That's a loaded question, but Levitt's answer is practically perfect.

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  3. The Top 10 Reasons Why the World Needs More Heathers the Musical

    So very.

    On August 4th, Heathers the Musical played its last performance off-Broadway at New World Stages in New York City. I had the privilege of seeing the show twice, but too many people have never heard of Heathers the Musical, much less seen it live on stage. Here are the top 10 reasons why the world needs more of it.

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  4. Broadway’s Aladdin Leads Audience In “Friend Like Me” Singalong In Honor of Robin Williams

    All together: AWWWWWWWWW.

    Help. My heart doesn't know whether to be happy or sad about this. Human emotions are so complex. Some days I would rather be a robot.

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  5. The Cast of Broadway’s The Lion King Give NYC Subway Riders a Surprise Performance [VIDEO]

    But the left the giraffes at home.

    As anyone who rides the New York City subway system knows, you never know what you're going to get on your daily ride. And while "musical performances" of all kinds take place regularly on subway cars (whether riders want them to or not), a Broadway performance is certainly a nice change of pace. Take a look at what happened when the cast of The Lion King took a little break from their stage to perform "Circle of Life" on the subway.

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  6. John Stamos to Play Jousting, Singing Knight on Musical Fantasy Sitcom Galavant

    You got it, dude.

    Did you forget about Galavant, ABC's upcoming sitcom that's like if someone put The Princess Bride, Spamalot, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Psych (LASSIE!) in a blender and hit purée? If you're A) nostalgic for the '90s, B) a yogurt enthusiast, or C) a living, breathing human being, I have some casting news that might catch your attention: John "John motherf***ing Stamos" Stamos is going to be a guest star. Yeah, that's what I said.

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  7. Did Not See That Coming: HBO Girls’ Allison Williams Will Star As Peter Pan In NBC’s Live Musical

    It's the second star to the right, and straight on until Greenpoint.

    Get all your "an actor from Girls is playing a boy" jokes our of the way now, friends. I will wait.

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  8. American Psycho Musical Coming to the US Sadly Won’t Bring Matt Smith With It

    What rhymes with "I need to return some videotapes?"

    Brett Easton Ellis' novel American Psycho criticizes self-obsessed New Yorkers, so it only makes sense that after a UK run starring Matt Smith a musical adaptation of the book will move off-Broadway next year. Actors of New York, start practicing dancing in raincoats now.

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  9. Christopher Walken Will Play Captain Hook In NBC’s Live Peter Pan Musical, Kristen Bell Was Almost Peter

    This ticking crocodile is your birthright!

    In case there was any doubt in your mind that NBC's upcoming series of live musicals was designed purely to create television events so fantastically bizarre that people will trample each other trying to livetweet them, then listen to this new casting news: in December, the role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan will be played by Christopher Walken. Yes, you read that correctly. We also came really close to Veronica Mars' Kristin Bell as Peter.

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  10. There’s An Alternate Universe Where John Mayer Wrote a The Princess Bride Musical

    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world..." ["Your Body Is a Wonderland" plays in the distance.]

    The Princess Bride is already getting a stage production, but in a recent interview director Rob Reiner revealed that musician John Mayer, among others, already took a crack at musicalizing what many consider to be one of the most perfect—certainly one of the most quotable—movies ever made. But it was not as the Broadway gods wished.

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