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The Devil Wears Prada musical is officially happening and we couldn’t be happier. Sir Elton John is set to pen the music for the production so there’s no doubt it will be as incredible as we hope.

According to producers, the stage adaption of the 2006 movie will debut in Chicago next summer before making an expected move to Broadway later in 2020.

The production will take place in Chicago’s James M Nederlander Theatre on July 14, 2020 and we’re already looking at flights.

The musical will be directed by Tony award winner Anna D Shapiro. Paul Rudnick will write the book for the musical.

There has been no word on the cast just yet, but we can’t help but wonder who will be able to match Meryl Streep’s performance as Miranda Priestly? 

We can only wish the iconic actress would return to the role that earned her an Oscar nomination.

Who would you like to see cast in The Devil Wears Prada musical?

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It seems like such a long time ago when Frozen first hit our screens, bringing incredible music, stunning animation and beautiful characters for every age to enjoy. Let It Go became an anthem, winning dozens of awards along the way.

Our favourite ice Queen Elsa and her loving sister Anna were torn apart as children when Elsa's magical powers became too hard to control.

The massively successful film saw the siblings reunite alongside some hilarious and charming friends; the comedic snowman Olaf, stubborn Kristoff and his trusty reindeer, Sven.

Finally, a trailer for the much-anticipated sequel has been released, and Elsa doesn't look like she's in Arendelle anymore.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Elsa must brave an entirely new element in the teaser trailer from Disney, which shows the Queen (played by Idina Menzel) conquering a gigantic wave of the ocean and joining familiar faces like Princess Anna, Olaf and Kristoff.

Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck once again join forces for the film, as well as song-writer married couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Lee is co-writing the script with Hidden Figures scribe Allison Schroeder, hinting to Variety that the upcoming adventure will be "bigger" and "more epic" than the initial release; “They’re going to go far out of Arendelle."

Frozen became an instant sensation after it was released back in 2013, raking in over $1.3 billion at the box office, as well as two Academy Awards.

It's also the highest-grossing animated film ever made, and the 13th biggest flick of all time. It was even adapted as a Broadway musical last year, and was nominated for three Tonys.

Frozen 2 hits the cinemas on November 22, get ready for the return of our favourite magical sisters.

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News recently hit that The CW has ordered a pilot episode for a Riverdale spin-off, and we're ECSTATIC. We need a Pops milkshake to calm down from all this exciting news, because one of the cast's main characters is set to star in the new show.

The title of the hit teen drama's newest addition is called Katy Keene, according to Deadline and TVLineand is a musical dramady which follows the protagonist to New York City.

The main character is a fashionista who, alongside her pals, are striving, "to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio," according to the network. We're already hooked.

Iconic Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the pilot with fellow Riverdale writer Michael Grassi, and none other than Josie McCoy will be the titular character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The lead Pussycat herself will relocate to the Big Apple to pursue her musical dreams of a lifetime, leaving Riverdale behind (probably not for long)

.Ashleigh Murray has been a regular on The CW series since the premiere in January 2017; her portrayal of Josie McCoy has been lauded by audiences for her fierce talent and determined personality.

The CW president Mark Pedowtiz said;

Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters- including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene and singer/songwriter Josie McCoy- as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City." OH. MY. GOD. We can't wait.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pedowtiz continued; 

Katy Keene actually takes place years after Riverdale High School. So, at the moment, there are no plans to do crossovers. And, if any of those Riverdale characters should come to Katy Keene, they will come as an older self.”

Murray's character Josie McCoy has been the lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats since the show began, but her two band-mates have since disappeared; Valerie Brown (played by Hayley Law) and Melody Valentine (played by Asha Bromfield).

The Katy Keene pilot is being directed by Maggie Kiley, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi will act as executive-producers as well as writers.

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Broadway is about to get a whole lot more romantic; it's been announced that The Notebook, AKA the most heart-string tugging film/novel of all time, is coming to the stage as a musical.

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson shared the news on NBC's Today Show yesterday, and revealed that she has been developing the musical for over a year.

The 2004 movie starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and sparked a real-life love story between the pair as well as love blossoming on-screen.

The original novel was published in 1996 and shot Sparks to fame.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A producer on the NBC family drama This Is Us is writing the show, Bekah Brunstetter, and it will be a collaboration between her and Nicholas Sparks; the novel's original author.

The writer posted his delight on Twitter, saying that he is "thrilled" to be part of the team who will adapt the story to the stage.

The story follows a young couple in the 1940s who fall hopelessly and passionately in love, but are forced to part ways after turbulence between her family and Gosling's character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They later reconnect, and the tale flicks between the 20th century and modern day, where the protagonist chronicles how time has impacted their lives in a tragic way.

Despite mediocre initial film reviews, the movie became a smash hit which has remained iconic in the romantic-drama genre.

Gosling and McAdams were relatively unknown at the time of filming, but their chemistry was undeniably. The pair met on set, and dated from 2005 until 2007, and again in 2008 before splitting up for good. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Casting news has yet to be revealed, and no opening date has been announced for the Broadway show.

More recently, movies such as Pretty Woman and Mean Girls have been adapted to the stage.

We can't wait to see the show, it's sure to bring the romance.

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Missed out on seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End?

Well it may cost you a little in flight travel, but 2018 is bringing the show to a whole new audience. 

The stage adaption of JK Rowling's sequel to the beloved Harry Potter series is heading for the bright lights of Broadway, NYC. 

A whole host of new stage actors have joined the Cursed Child guild for the overseas production. 

'We have assembled an extraordinary cast for Broadway,' director John Tiffany told Deadline.

'Our Cursed Child family is growing with 28 brilliant new actors bringing their unique talents to our production.'

The show has already won a number of awards in the UK, and is sure to be as big a hit in the US.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from Ticketmaster. 

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What better story for a musical than the story of Cher's life?

She's a total goddess so it's no wonder her life story is set to debut on Broadway next year.

The singer tweeted the news last night, saying: "Just got off the phone w/Writer & Director of musical.

"There will be a performance in theatre with actors, dancers, singers. It'll be on Broadway 2018."

According to the New York PostCher: The Musical chronicles the star's life beginning with her upbringing in Los Angeles. 

It'll go on to show how she met Sonny Bono in 1962 and went on to become one of the most famous pop duos of the time.

 

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With the couple divorcing in 1975, Cher went on to have a phenomenal solo career, which will also be depicted in the musical.

The show had a try-out in January, and after Cher wrote: "I sobbed & laughed, & I was prepared to not like it. Audience clapped after songs, & gave a standing ovation."

The musical will features several of Cher's hits including I Got You Babe, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, Take Me Home, Believe and If I Could Turn Back Time

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Katy Perry might be taking on one of her biggest roles to date soon; yes, Katy is in the mix of names to play Cher Horowitz in the upcoming Clueless musical.

Amy Heckerling, who directed the 1995 film and is currently in control of its musical adaptation, opened up to Vulture about her dream choice to play the part that was made famous by Alicia Silverstone. 

"I love Katy Perry," Amy said, and then revealed that the singer has already "expressed interest" in filling Cher's Jimmy Choos.

However, before we all start losing our minds over this, Amy did say that nothing is set in stone.

"You never know what will happen, she has a whole big schedule," she explained, adding that her initial response to the offer was more optimistic than official: "It was like, I love it, I wish I could do it." Oh.

So while it still remains uncertain if Katy will make her Broadway debut wearing yellow plaid-on-plaid, we still think this modern remake is going to be totally kick-ass.

But the question remains, would anybody else be better suited to playing Cher? As if!

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We love Sienna Miller even more for this.

The actress has revealed that she actually turned down a part in a Broadway play after learning that her salary was WAY lower than that of her male co-star. 

Speaking to the October issue of Vogue, Ms Miller admitted: “It was a play with just two of us on stage and I was offered less than half of what he was going to be paid.

"If it was two men, it wouldn’t probably happen. Sad, but I walked away."

The Hollywood actress, who recently stepped out in London sporting a new hair do', decided not to name the play or the actor in question. 

She did, however, speak fondly of her time in Cabaret, saying she "peaked" from the experience. 

She described her time on the show "as the most incredible, fulfilling" role in her career to date.

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This story will either make your day or break your faith with society… so get ready for it.

Spongebob Squarepants is getting a Broadway musical. 

Still, even if you have lost all confidence in humanity, wait until you hear who is contributing to the new musical.

In a press release from Broadway in Chicago, it was revealed that some of the biggest names in the music industry are taking part in the show.

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, T.I. and even David Bowie is contributing towards a special song. 

 The show will have a pre-season run in Chicago before heading to Broadway for 2016-2017 season. 

Casting is being kept tight-lipped but the press release did tease some very basic plot details. 

"The end is near. Only one sponge can save the day. But he's going to need help from some of the greatest songwriters in rock and pop music history."

"The SpongeBob Musical is a rousing tale of a simple sea sponge who faces the unfathomable. It's a celebration of unbridled hope, unexpected heroes, and pure theatrical invention."

We really don't know what to think of this one but one thing's for sure, it will be wacky! 

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Sex And The City has remained Sarah Jessica Parker's biggest and most memorable screen performances… ever. 

But it has now been revealed that she had major doubts about her role before the show even started. 

Indeed, SJP and husband Matthew Broderick shared their concerns with American musician and actor, Seth Rudetsky.

Seth worked with Matthew and Sarah on a Broadway show throughout the year and that was were Sarah told Seth her biggest doubts. 

Talking to US Vogue, Seth said: "We, of course, talked about Sex And The City, and turns out, Sarah was reluctant to do the pilot because she didn't really want to do a series.

"However she loved the script so she filmed it and then forgot about it. Months later she found out the show was picked up and she completely wanted to get out of it. I mean, completely."

Well, this comes as a MAJOR shock.

Seth added: "She tried various ways to get out of it, including telling HBO that she would film three projects for free if they'd release her from her contract!

"Basically, they convinced her to honour her deal, and she now has no regrets." You don't say.

We are definitely relieved that Sarah stayed on the play the part of the foever-famous Carrie Bradshaw. 

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Irish talent on the stage is certainly alive and kicking – as evident by Big Shot, an original musical that has earned an incredible five-night run this summer at the esteemed San Diego International Fringe Festival.

Created by 22-year-old Malahide-native Lauryn Gaffney (pictured above), Big Shot also plays the Sugar Club in Dublin on Wednesday May 14.

Including plenty of energetic and poignant songs, it very much has a big, Broadway feel to it, and it has already won plaudits from national media.

“To have been accepted into the 2015 San Diego Fringe is a dream come true for not only myself, but also the cast and musicians,” Lauryn said recently in response to the good news. She added that the festival is “one of the most exciting arts and culture events in North America”.

Big Shot certainly has a big Broadway feel to it

 

When she’s not putting pen to paper, DCU-graduate Lauryn is also an in-demand vocal trainer and, despite her age, she has already been writing songs for a decade.

Earlier this year, her musical enjoyed sell-out performances in The O’Reilly Theatre, the Helix and St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra – meaning the once-off Sugar Club staging it likely to sell-out in advance too.

The Big Shot plot details the adventures of Jeremy Crocker, a savvy defense lawyer thriving in New York City’s bustling legal profession. Despite his ambitions, Crocker falls in love with Carrie, a struggling Irish artist – a romance which then threatens to derail his career when he becomes involved in a dubious new case. 

Tickets cost €12 excluding booking fee. See thesugarclub.com for more details. The May 14 show begins at 8pm.

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High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens has a lot to look forward to in terms of her career, as after a four week try out at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, she has been cast in the lead role of a Broadway production.

Gigi is a musical romantic comedy which was based on a novel from 1945, and Vanessa’s role as Gigi was previously filled by the one and only Audrey Hepburn – so she’s got a lot to live up to!

The young star was delighted when she got cast as Gigi: “I was, like, screaming in the car. I called my mom; I called my dad. I could not believe it.”

She also took to Twitter to express her excitement, saying: "So excited to play Gigi in @GigiOnBroadway! I hope y'all will have a chance to see me in it when we open at @kenchen!!"

Congratulations Vanessa, we know you’ll be great!

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