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02/25/2014

Audra McDonald is returning to Broadway.

The five-time Tony Award-winning actress will play legendary singer Billie Holiday in the musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," according to The New York Times. The news was announced on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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01/20/2014
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Mary Martin earned a Tony Award for best actress in a musical for her performance as the title character in the 1954 Broadway production of Peter Pan. - Provided courtesy of NBC

NBC is off to Never Land!

The network announced on Jan. 19 that its next live musical venture will be "Peter Pan," set to air on NBC on Dec. 4, 2014. The news comes on the heels of the high ratings for "The Sound of Music Live!," which was watched by 18.47 million viewers.

11/29/2013
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The cast of Disneys Newsies musical appears in a 2013 photo. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

"On The Red Carpet" the show went on the road! Host Rachel Smith traveled from Los Angeles to New York City to preview some of Broadway's biggest and newest shows.

Check out details about eight of them.

10/31/2013
Ewan McGregor appears at the Los Angeles, California premiere of The Impossible on Dec. 10, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Michael Williams / startraksphoto.com

Ewan McGregor has set his sights on Broadway!

The actor, who has starred in numerous hit films including the "Star Wars" franchise, will star in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of playwright Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," beginning in October 2014.

08/30/2013
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A scene from the 1992 film Aladdin. - Provided courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

"Aladdin" is headed to Broadway.

Disney Theatrical Productions, which produced Broadway hits like "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins" and "Newsies," is preparing a new musical based on the 1992 animated film. The musical will officially open on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20, 2014, according to Playbill.com.

07/25/2013
Actress-turned-director Brooke Shields spoke to On The Red Carpet on July 19, 2013 about directing the production of Chicago at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / OTRC Brooke Shields tells OTRC.com that she has found confidence as director of 'Chicago.'
07/25/2013
Stephen Moyer talks to OTRC.com about Chicago on July 19, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / OTRC Stephen Moyer told OTRC.com working on the Hollywood Bowl production of 'Chicago' has been 'daunting.'
07/24/2013
Actress Samantha Barks spoke to On The Red Carpet on July 19, 2013 about her upcoming role as Mama Morton in the production of Chicago at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / OTRC Actress Lucy Lawless spoke to OTRC.com about rehearsals for the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of 'Chicago.'
07/25/2013
Singer and actress Ashlee Simpson spoke to On The Red Carpet on July 19, 2013 about her upcoming role as Roxie Hart in the production of Chicago at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / OTRC Ashlee Simpson told OTRC.com what it has been like working alongside Brooke Shields at the rehearsals of 'Chicago.'
07/25/2013
Actress Samantha Barks spoke to On The Red Carpet on July 19, 2013 about her upcoming role as Velma Kelly in the production of Chicago at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / OTRC Actress Samantha Barks spoke to OTRC.com about preparing for upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of 'Chicago.'
06/17/2013

After honoring the best of Broadway earlier this month as host of the Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris will return to the Great White Way.

The "How I Met Your Mother" actor will return to Broadway this spring as the lead in the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," according to The Associated Press.

05/14/2013

Billy Crystal is returning to Broadway in the fall.

The 65-year-old comedian will reprise his one-man autobiographical show "700 Sundays" for a 9-week run on Broadway in the fall, Crystal announced on Tuesday, May 14, according to The Associated Press.

04/15/2013
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It is the end of the line for "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Producers of the Broadway play, which is an adaptation of the 1958 novella of the same name by Truman Capote, said on Monday, April 15, the show will close after the matinee on Sunday, April 21, according to The Associated Press.

04/10/2013
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Mary Lousie Parker appears in a promotional photo from the eighth season of Weeds in 2012. - Provided courtesy of Showtime

A bird in hand is worth two in the -- 'Weeds'? Mary-Louise Parker, who starred in the recently canceled Showtime drama, is confirmed to play the lead in the world premiere of 'The Snow Geese,' a Broadway show written by Sharr White. The period drama will debut this fall.

The actress will portray a Gilded Age widow, who plans a shooting party for her family in upstate New York. As the bullets fly, Parker must face the harsh realities of World War I, which threatens to take her oldest son overseas, as well as the sizable debt her late husband had accrued for her family.

02/28/2013
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel pose on the red carpet at the 2013 SAG Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 27, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Idina Menzel could be making her return to Broadway.

The 41-year-old performer is set to make her highly-anticipated return to the stage in the new musical, "If/Then," according to her official website.

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