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!
The cast of Aladdin on Broadway paid tribute to Robin Williams at the end of a show this week.
One thing is for sure Miley Cyrus knows how to make fun of herself and today was no exception.
The 21-year-old singer posted strange but hilarious videos of herself singing her hit song, Wrecking Ball –Broadway style.
The videos appeared one after another on her Instagram account this afternoon and it’s pretty obvious that Miley wasn’t taking herself too seriously in these renditions.
Let’s face it, it’s just Miley being Miley, and we love her even more for it.
How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t having any of it when his Broadway performance was interrupted by an overzealous fan.
The female fan was said to have yelled out “I love you Neil!” during the actor’s performance of a transgender punk in the play Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Neil yelled back instantly, “I’m doing something up here, motherf**ker!”
This earned the 40-year-old actor a massive round of applause from the audience.
Cringe for the fan!
A spokesperson for the actor said his outburst was all done in good fun and “fully in the context of the show”.
Harris plays an East German transgender rocker looking for love in a revival of the cult hit that originally opened off-Broadway in 1998 and was made famous on both stage and screen by actor John Cameron Mitchell.
Sounds really cool!
Is it just us or is James Franco doing a lot of silly things lately?
He has landed himself in trouble yet again when he branded a theatre critic a “little bitch” on his Instagram, which he has now deleted.
However, as James should know well already, this is the internet and nothing truly goes away forever.
Apparently New York Times theatre critic, Ben Brantley, had some not-so-nice things to say about James Franco’s current Broadway run of Of Mice and Men.
James wasn’t too impressed by Brantley review and told him he should be working at Gawker.com, eek!
Oh James, what are you doing to us? Put down the smartphone.
Jennifer Aniston wants to bring Friends to Broadway.
The 45-year-old actress is reportedly in talks to help turn the hit sitcom, which ran from 1994 until 2004, into a musical and wants her friend Sheryl Crow to oversee the project.
The actress is said to be very excited about the project, which would have 90’s style music and an entirely new cast of actors playing young versions of the now 40-something Friends stars.
Jen is said to think Glee star Lea Michele would make the perfect Rachel in the musical.
Go for it Jen, we miss you guys!
It looks as if our favourite Scrubs characters will be recreated on the Broadway stage as the popular TV show is being made into a musical.
However, fans of J.D. may be disappointed to hear that Zach Braff will not be taking up his role on the stage production according to Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence: “Zach will be involved creatively because he’s a theatre lover like me, but part of the fun for us is that we would go with Broadway musical stars.”
Diligent Scrubs fans will know that music was always a big part of the series, from Ted’s A Capella group to the 2007 episode that was a musical so perhaps this idea of a stage musical isn’t so surprising after all!