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'Annie' Broadway cast album with Jane Lynch bonus tracks -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN

No more “Hard Knock Life” for us! The 2012 revival of everyone’s favorite copper-topped orphan Annie has a new cast album featuring all of the tunes “Little Girls” (and okay, perhaps some boys too) sang and danced around their living rooms growing up, including “Maybe,” “Tomorrow,” “N.Y.C.,” and “Easy Street.” And EW has every track, streamable below with added bonus tracks featuring the musical’s new addition to the cast, Glee’s favorite baddie Jane Lynch, who began an eight-week stint as the crusty alkie Miss Hannigan just last week. (Though we did already get an aural hint of her take on one of the tunes some time ago.). Click below for access to the entire cast album, available as a digital download on May 28 and for purchase on June 18. READ FULL STORY

'Kinky Boots' original cast recording -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN

Everybody say yeah! Get ready to dig your heels into a 15-track exclusive first listen of the original cast recording of Kinky Boots, the high-energy Cyndi Lauper/Harvey Fierstein musical currently nominated for 13 Tony Awards — including all three principal actors (Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford). Adapted from the 2005 British indie movie chronicling the turnaround of a middling shoe factory that starts manufacturing thigh-high ‘kinky boots,’ the musical has Lauper’s signature sass and pop pep galore — we think you’ll be listening to this one… time after time. (The official CD will be on sale May 28.)

Kinky Boots is now playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. Tickets are available at the show’s official website. READ FULL STORY

Which online music service should you use?

Google’s plan to take over the entire Internet — and with it, the world — continued full steam ahead this week with the news that it’s launching its own online streaming music service, Google Play Music All Access. We broke down how the new service compares to other popular current streaming options.

Google Play:
Cost: $9.99/month for all access, currently at $7.99 month discount
Type: On demand/radio (not available on iOS)
Song Selection: only saying “millions” currently
Quality: Unknown
Offline Option: Yes READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Playlist: First-time TV tunes that struck a chord -- LISTEN

Last night’s flashback-tastic New Girl episode, “Virgins,” was a treasure trove of music to set the mood — some songs more successfully than others — as the loftmates looked back on their first sexual encounters. Anchoring the eclectic mix (which ranged from Sublime to Boyz II Men and even figured in Lisa Loeb), Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” kicked in during a fan-fulfilling scene between Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel).

It got us thinking of some of our favorite first-time anthems from shows of yore. Below, our ultimate Spotify playlist of coupling tracks! READ FULL STORY

'New Girl': Jess & Nick's showmance gets Auto-Tuned -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s well-established that She & Him songbird Zooey Deschanel doesn’t need the assistance of Auto-Tune. All due respect to her hilarious New Girl co-stars, but they have certainly reaped the benefits of in this exclusive DJ John Boswell’s pitch-perfected mash-up of season 2 lines.

Just like the series itself, “Kiss Me Like a Man” is at turns hilarious and sexy. It tells the story of roomfriends Jess (Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) but has plenty of laugh-out-loud diversions courtesy of Schmidt (Max Greenfield), Winston (Lamorne Morris), and Cece (Hannah Simone) — not to mention gone-but-not-forgotten characters Trench Coat Nick and Jess as a Kenyan Olympic runner. Watch below. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2013: A timeline

Oh, Biebs, not again!

Justin Bieber has always made headlines, but lately, the the 19-year-old superstar is making news that doesn’t cast him in the most positive light. The latest report: Swedish police discovered a small amount of drugs (reportedly marijuana) and a stun gun on one of Bieber’s tour buses. It’s the latest in a series of incidents that have plagued the singer throughout the European leg of his Believe Tour. From orphaned monkeys and on-stage spewage, to late-starting concerts and ill-thought-out messages left at solemn historical sites, Bieber isn’t doing much to dispel claims he’s shaping up to be pop-music’s foremost enfant terrible. Indeed, Bieber’s 2013 has thus far been marked by one unfortunate escapade after another.

We’ve rounded up some of Bieber’s bigger missteps over the last few months to put this latest incident in perspective. Check out our timeline of Bieber’s decidedly un-swaggy 2013 below. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' theme played from university bell tower -- VIDEO

File this under Things That Are Awesome! (which we have). Lyle Anderson, who’s been the official carillonneur at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for almost 30 years, treated the campus to the Game of Thrones theme song. Watch the video, posted on the university’s YouTube channel today, below. The only thing it’s missing is a crowd cheering at the end.  READ FULL STORY

Listen to three tracks from the upcoming musical 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Brush up your Tolstoy! The conventional practice of dinner-and-a-show is getting a shake-up in NYC’s downtown meatpacking district this season with the revamp of the electropop musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. A small-venue hit last year, the production is now creating an immersive supper theater (think Sleep No More) exclusively for this event. The new 6,000 square foot club Kazino is slated to open May 1st as a full-on Russian supper club (your $125 show ticket entitles you to a full Russian dinner), and will be open for drinks, food and live entertainment from opening to closing.

Tickets for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 are now on sale at on the show’s official website. The performance schedule will be as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at noon and 8pm, and Sunday at noon and 7pm. The show will run until September 1st.

EW has three exclusive tracks to get you in the mood to get your goulash on (all written and composed by Dave Malloy). READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon wrap up 'Timberweek' with 'History of Rap 4' -- VIDEO

You knew that Justin Timberlake wasn’t doing to spend an entire week with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night and not deliver another “History of Rap” medley. After four nights of mostly comic schtick, the duo saved the best for last on Friday night, a crowd-pleaser that bridged the tunes of Master P to the Beastie Boys to Salt ‘n’ Pepa to Eminem. It was Timberlake’s swan song for the week, and he teased that, “This is the last time [for 'History of Rap']…”

“…until the next time we do this,” said Fallon.

Watch the video below, along with their previous three collaborations. READ FULL STORY

Grammys 2013: The night's most 'What Memo?' outfits

So, now that the 55th Annual Grammys have officially ended, it’s time to ask the most important question of the night: Were all of the televised buttocks and female breasts adequately covered?

This year, CBS issued a memo outlining their preferred list of dos and dont’s regarding Grammy outfits. In addition to banning inadequately covered buns and boobs, the pearls-clutching network also advised against such scandalous sartorial cues as “thong type costumes,” “bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack,” “female breast nipples,” and other similarly steamy phrases.

And, of course, the Grammy guests didn’t listen to any of that noise. Below, check out our list of stars who dared to bare at this year’s Grammys: READ FULL STORY

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