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'School of Rock' musical coming to Broadway, courtesy of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jack Black, Downton Abbey, and The Phantom of the Opera don’t necessarily go together, but that changes with the arrival of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical passion project on Broadway.

School of Rock—The Musical, a stage adaptation based on the hit 2003 film starring Black as a wannabe rocker who forms a band at a prestigious prep school, will make its world premiere in New York at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre. Previews begin Nov. 2, 2015 in anticipation of a Dec. 6 opening. READ FULL STORY

Elizabethan musical comedy 'Something Rotten!' headed to Broadway

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A new show is set to take Side Show‘s place in Broadway’s St. James Theatre: Something Rotten! a musical comedy about musical comedy in the time of Shakespeare is set to begin previews in March, the show’s producer announced today.  READ FULL STORY

'Side Show' to close on Broadway

Broadway’s Side Show is leaving town. The musical is well-known for having a brief stay on Broadway back in 1997, and the new revival will close on the same day the original did 16 years ago: Producers announced Friday it is set to close Jan. 4.  READ FULL STORY

Rita Wilson to star in Larry David play 'Fish in the Dark'

Rita Wilson hasn’t been on Broadway since her stint in 2006’s Chicago revival, but she’s returning in 2015 for a role in Larry David’s Fish in the Dark.

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A young Jane Fonda prepares for Broadway in new footage from documentary 'Jane'

Many actors, writers, and directors go their entire careers without anyone deeming them interesting enough to be the subject of a documentary. Jane Fonda became the focus of one at the age of 24.

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'The Voice' winner Josh Kaufman on his acrobatic Broadway debut in 'Pippin'

One of the easiest victories to predict on The Voice was season six winner Josh Kaufman, who pulled out a full season’s worth of impressive performances on the show that ushered him into the winner’s circle with few bumps on the road. After winning the competition in May 2014, Kaufman has taken a decidedly different path in his latest gig: playing the title role in Broadway’s Tony-winning revival of Pippin.

Reality talents have never shied from the Broadway stage, but Kaufman’s casting in the circus-inspired revival is particularly of note thanks to the acrobatic demands of the Diane Paulus-directed production. Before Pippin packs up the tent on January 4, 2015, EW chatted witih Kaufman to find out what went into his decision to head under the big top and onto the big stage. READ FULL STORY

Idina Menzel premieres music video for 'If/Then' showstopper

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Idina Menzel has at least one more surprise for you before the year ends.

The Tony-winning singer—whose year can boast a brand new Broadway musical, a holiday album, an Oscars introduction for the ages, and the vocals behind the biggest Disney hit since, well, ever—is front and center in a new music video that ought to delight fans of her currently running Broadway show, If/Then.

Written specifically for Menzel, the contemporary new musical (about a woman contemplating dual directions in life) culminates in the eleven o’clock power ballad “Always Starting Over,” which Menzel also performed at this year’s Tony Awards. Now that the plot-heavy song is out of the bag, Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive premiere video of Menzel’s full-length showstopper, filmed both on stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and in the recording studio.

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10 iconic movie-musical dances, according to a Broadway choreographer

If your favorite part of NBC’s dearly departed Smash was the dynamite dancing in the Broadway-style musical numbers, you can thank Joshua Bergasse, the award-winning choreographer behind them.

Bergasse, who’s also choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance, is now the dancemaster behind the new Broadway revival of On the Town, the ballet-tinged musical that opened to rave reviews in New York this October. While choreography for live theater has its differences than the dances you see on film, Bergasse grew up watching the same movie-musicals that are beloved among fans of the genre—films which have even helped inspire him in his stage work.

EW invited Bergasse into the office for a good old-fashioned YouTube spiral, wherein the Emmy winner shared ten of his all-time favorite onscreen movie-musical dance sequences. Some picks are iconic and familiar—who doesn’t love Singin’ in the Rain?—while others could very well send you scrambling to find a copy of your new favorite musical film.

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'Duck Dynasty' is getting a stage musical

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Because, clearly, what the world needed was more Duck Dynasty and what Duck Dynasty needed was more show-stopping musical numbers, a Duck Dynasty musical is in the works. READ FULL STORY

'Beautiful' Tony winner Jessie Mueller relives her theater obsessions

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Rising Broadway star Jessie Mueller will have a lot to be thankful for as the year ends, considering that she scooped up a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical (which, considering Mueller’s trajectory, will almost certainly not be her last).

Mueller delighted crowds all year as Carole King, the singer-songwriter at the center of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, but the difficult, demanding role is far from her first experience in the spotlight. Coming from a family known for their part in the performing community in Chicago, Mueller talked about her theatrical childhood when she dropped by EW’s studio.

Watch the Tony winner relay her first musical obsession, her worst case of the giggles, and more Firsts & Worsts below. READ FULL STORY

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