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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.
Good news for Broadway fans - "Les Miserables" is making its return!
The Tony award-winning musical, which is based on an 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, is set to return to Broadway in 2014 as a re-imagined adaptation, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Katie Holmes is making her return to the Broadway stage.
Holmes, who has has been residing in New York City since her high-profile split from husband Tom Cruise, is set to appear on Broadway in the fall with family comedy "Dead Accounts" by Theresa Rebeck, according to the New York Times. The 33-year-old actress will play Lorna, a woman who lives in Cincinnati while trying to piece her life back together.
Singer and actress Raven-Symone, formerly of "The Cosby Show," is headed to Broadway.
The former child star is slated to take over the lead role in the musical "Sister Act," her spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Tuesday, January 31, confirming a report by Deadline.com, which said the 26-year-old will begin rehearsals at the end of February and start a six-month-long run at the end of March.
Hugh Jackman is set to make his return to Broadway in 2013.
The actor, who is known for playing Wolverine in the "X-Men" franchise, will star in a Broadway musical about magician Harry Houdini, reports the Associated Press.
Producers of the musical announced on Wednesday that the musical is "scheduled to reach Broadway during the 2013-14 season."
Jim Belushi, 56, says he's heading back to his roots by performing on Broadway in the new revival of "Born Yesterday" with "House" star Sean Leonard.
In the play, Belushi stars as Harry Brock, a corrupt businessman who is the sugar daddy to showgirl mistress Bellie (played by Nina Arianda) and in a tug-of-war over her with journalist Verrall (Leonard), whom he hired to educated Bellie.
Yet another actor has been injured on the Broadway stage of the troubled production "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark."
T.V. Carpio, who starred in the film "Across the Universe" in 2007, was hurt last week during an onstage battle scene, Producers of the $65 million musical told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Julie Taymor, director and co-writer of the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," recently addressed the recent problems that have plagued the production, the most expensive in Broadway history.
"Anyone who creates knows - when it's not quite there," the New York Times quoted Taymor as telling about 1,000 people at the TED2011 conference in New York. "Where it hasn't quite become the phoenix or the burnt char. And I am right there.'"
Christopher Tierney, a stunt actor who fell 30 feet while playing Spider-Man on Broadway, is scheduled to go home within days, reports the Associated Press.
Tierney, who serves as a stunt double for the show's main star Reeve Carney, suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae in a 10 foot fall on Dec. 20 during a performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." He underwent back surgery.
"10 Things I Hate About You" and "Dexter" star Julia Stiles has signed on to costar in the Neil LaBute's comedic play "Fat Pig." The play, which also stars stand-up comedian Dane Cook in his Broadway debut, will begin previews on April 12 and is set to open on April 26, according to Playbill.com.
"We are extremely excited to be working with this astonishingly talented team and to have as our home, the newly renovated and stunning Belasco Theatre, one of Broadway's true gems," said producers Heather Provost and Aldo Scrofani in a statement to the site.