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Movie Adaptations Of 'Wicked' And 'Spring Awakening' Move Forward

Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment

What is this feeling? Enthusiasm -- because two popular Broadway musicals are making strides in their leap to the big screen. "Wicked" and "Spring ...

Jeremy Jordan Can't 'Let It Go' and Zosia Mamet Joins the Newsies at Miscast

Suzy Evans | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

At the annual Miscast Gala in 2013, which is presented by MCC Theater, Jordan sang the Smash hit "Let Me Be Your Star," when Jonathan Groff came onstage and stole his thunder.

How Idina Menzel's Portrayal of Frozen's Elsa Finally Set Wicked's Elphaba Free

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Molly Sprayregen

Knowing Wicked as I do, it is impossible to ignore the soul of Elphaba resounding through the kingdom of Arendelle, permeating Elsa's words and actions in Frozen. Elsa and Elphaba both come to symbolize the need for each of us to embrace our individuality.

'Book Of Mormon' Breaks More Records On The Road

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

“The Book of Mormon” can add another impressive record to its already vast collection of accolades. The production’s national tour become the hi...

Celebrating Wicked: Samhain 2013

Grove Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Grove Harris

The 10th anniversary of mega-hit Broadway musical Wicked is in full swing this Samhain- perfect timing.

These Talented Fans Were Lucky Enough To Perform Showstoppers With Their Idols

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Sometimes fans are pulled onstage only to stun their favorite musicians with their raw talent. We scoured YouTube for the best of these showstopping...

Why Brantley Got it Wrong

Dana Elle Salzberg | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
Dana Elle Salzberg

Dude, I can explain. In the grand tradition of theater, "getting it" is as much of a theme as star-crossed lovers or inevitable fate. I am sorry but, Mr. Brantley, you did not get it, and I don't think you could have. The show was not for you, it was for me.

Mika Celebrates Marriage Equality In France With Free Concert

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Pop singer Mika, known for his hit singles like "Grace Kelly" and "Love Today," will headline a free concert in Paris on May 21 to celebrate the recen...

Gregory Maguire On The Power Of Oz

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt of Wicked author Gregory Maguire's forward to the new book Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond, out ...

Director Adam Shankman: Glee Has Helped Anti-Bullying Movement

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

In between star-studded rehearsals for Sunday's Trevor Live event at the Hollywood Palladium, director Adam Shankman stops by What's Trending to talk about which celebrities will perform at the annual benefit, directing many Glee and the importance of The Trevor Project's cause.

Tony Awards: The (Next) Movie?

Mark Juddery | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Though Hollywood doesn't make musicals as much as they used to, they still look to Broadway for possible hits. So what will be the next hit movie musical?

Tebow Hits The Town (In A Wholesome Tebow Way)

Posted 03.26.2012 | New York

As the New York Jets gear up to formally introduce newly acquired teammate Tim Tebow as their backup quarterback on Monday, many are wondering if the ...

SFGMC World Premieres 'It Gets Better' Anthem from Broadway Legend Stephen Schwartz

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.19.2012 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

When Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz received an email from the S.F. Gay Men's Chorus asking permission to perform a concert entirely of his work, the wheels started turning. He made the decision to compose an original piece for the show.

What To Watch This Week

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 05.05.2012 | TV

TV is chock-full of celebrities this week. Katy Perry makes an appearance as a not-so-glamorous prison guard on Fox's "Raising Hope" on Tuesday. Se...

Embracing the Local in a Global World

Kala Ambrose | Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact
Kala Ambrose

We the people of community are innovative and dynamic with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Let us gather together to support one another while allowing our cities to evolve in a supportive and healthy environment.

Top Ten Detroit Cultural Moments 2011

Colin Darke | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit
Colin Darke

This past year brought us great art exhibits, theatre, and music -- if you were in Detroit and could not find something to do, you had your eyes shut!

Since Disney Has Yet to Make Her a Princess, Megan Hilty Settles for Being a Fairy

Jim Hill | Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Some people complain about the commute that they have for work. But not Megan Hilty. Of course, if your work took you from Oz to Broadway to Neverlan...

'Wicked' Author On Why We Should Occupy The Land Of Oz

Gregory Maguire | Posted 01.01.2012 | Books
Gregory Maguire

In 2000, John Updike wrote a consideration of L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz" for the New Yorker and called it 'OZ IS US'. He must have meant "the U.S." as well as "we Americans."

Friends of Dorothy: How Gay Was My Oz?

Gregory Maguire | Posted 12.31.2011 | Gay Voices
Gregory Maguire

In Wicked I knew that I wanted to make gay affection and even sex a legitimate, if minority, reality in Oz. This impulse was borne less out of a political agenda and more from a literary one.

How To Self-Publish (And Seem Like You're Not)

Posted 12.03.2011 | Books

From author Felicia Ricci's blog: Writing is a lot like lying. You weave stories that aren’t true and ask people to believe them. So I thought it...

Broadway's Fall Season Full of A-Listers, on Stage and Off

James Sims | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
James Sims

With the fall season approaching, straight plays are headed back to Times Square, and they've got a big list of stars in tow.

PHOTOS: Brad And Angelina Have A 'Wicked' Good Time

Celebuzz | Posted 10.07.2011 | Celebrity

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took their brood out for a little culture while staying in London. Daughters Shiloh and Zahara, along with sons Maddox...

'So Far, So Good' With Retooled 'Spider-Man'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — The reboot of the "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway enjoyed a strong second straight week at the box office, leaving the two lead prod...

Ben Vereen Reflects on His Career Before Playing the Town Hall

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

It seems fitting that Ben Vereen's performance debut at New York's The Town Hall is taking place as lawmakers in Washington are debating the issue of federally funded arts programs.

Twelve Months Til Christmas

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.