Entertainment News: broadway
Neil Patrick Harris is setting the record straight after several reports surfaced that he responded negatively to a fan during a performance of his Broadway rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
During a recent show at the Belasco Theatre in New York City, as the actor appeared on stage in character as a transgender German rock star, a fan reportedly yelled out, "We love you Neil!" Harris responded, as his character Hedwig, "I'm doing something up here, [expletive]."
Red Hot Right Now
James Franco reportedly didn't hold back on New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley recently.
The 35-year-old actor, who is currently starring as George Milton in a Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men," took to Instagram to share Variety's favorable review of the play.
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.
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.