Entertainment News: broadway
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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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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.