Russell Brand opens up about his co-stars in 'Rock of Ages.'
Despite what people think, The Great White Way isn't a vast wasteland filled with has-been stars, television talent competition show rejects and washed-up celebrities; it's actually a draw for high-wattage thespians who want some fat on which to chew.
Andrew Lloyd Webber told CNN's Piers Morgan that Michael Jackson wanted to play the title role in the film version of "The Phantom of the Opera." According to Webber, the King of Pop came to see the Broadway show multiple times -- years before the film came out -- and he and Jackson had spoken about a potential "Phantom" movie role.
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber tells Piers Morgan how the story of "The Phantom of the Opera" came to him
The Wednesday night performance of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" was called off after a stagehand died shortly before the curtain was supposed to go up.
The actress presents the top acting awards at Sunday's Broadway event
"The Book of Mormon," a musical satire about religion written by the creators of "South Park," and "War Horse," a British play about a boy's search for his beloved horse, dominated the 65th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.
The best of Broadway is honored at the 65th annual Tony Awards.
The Comedy Central series creators' Book of Mormon is up for 14 Tonys
The South Park duo's musical The Book of Mormon scores 14 nominations
The injury-prone Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has temporarily lost another cast member after the show's lead actress was hurt performing an onstage battle scene, according to a spokesman.
Producers of the injury-plagued "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" have replaced its director and pushed back the opening of the $65 million Broadway musical for a sixth time.
In 2010, critic Michael Riedel said "Spider-Man" on Broadway is chaos and the stunts are concerning for the actors.
The director of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" responds to criticism over preview show glitches.
The Sound of Music's Captain von Trapp will costar with Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in Stieg Larsson's saga
The TV host wows the audience with an unexpected cameo in the musical Promises, Promises
The actress is reveling in her first Tony Award - and recuperating from a throat virus
"Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be on Broadway," exclaimed Tony winner Johansson
The duos of DWTS reveal the musical movies they'd love film together
Andrew Lloyed Webber reveals his inspiration for new musical play "Love Never Dies."
Andrew Lloyd Webber has defended his new musical from criticism on online forums even before its official opening on Tuesday night.
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has expressed an interest in buying London's famed Abbey Road Studios after music company EMI reportedly put the building where the Beatles recorded most of their albums up for sale.
The Oscar-winner makes her Broadway debut on Dec. 13
Jessica Simpson tweeted that watching Ashlee "made me the proudest sister in the world"
The stars of 'Glee' talk about why they think the show is so inspirational and why they fell in love with it.
The thing about "Glee" is that it came along at the right time.
Forbes magazine's ninth annual list of top-earning dead celebrities was unveiled Wednesday, and surprise, surprise: Neither Michael Jackson nor Elvis Presley held court at the top.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is limbering up for her Broadway debut.
Bjorn Ulvaeus was one half of the songwriting genius behind Swedish pop legend ABBA. After the band split up in 1982 Ulvaeus turned his talents to writing musicals, including "Mamma Mia," now a blockbuster movie.
Nadya Suleman's baby drama comes to life with song and dance in her very own musical
This year's Tony host says he's inspired by Jon Stewart - and advised to have fun
She "dreamed a dream" on the TV show Britain's Got Talent, but could Susan Boyle be living that dream as the star of a West End show?
A 47-year-old charity worker who says she has never been kissed is now a YouTube sensation after a singing performance that wowed the notoriously harsh talent judge Simon Cowell.
When Michele Maro became captivated by "The Lord of the Rings" movies, she never imagined she would one day be walking around in the Shire, touring Hobbiton and peeking into hobbit holes.
Her Majesty can be a musical queen, with a treasure trove of Broadway scores
Cross-country skiing is less speedy -- and therefore less intimidating -- than its steep-sloped cousin, downhill skiing. It also burns more calories, as skiers glide along snowy trails and skate up inclines.
Broadway dreams can come true. Just ask 10-year-old Nicholas Dayton.
Van Johnson, whose boyish looks and earnest manner made him a Hollywood heartthrob in the 1940s and '50s, died Friday in an assisted-care facility, a friend told CNN.
"It felt like Christmas," the actress tells PEOPLE after her opening night in All My Sons
The actress will star with new mom Nicole Kidman
Britain's rundown housing estates and deprived inner cities will be the setting for a new project that aims to use classical music to lift children out of the poverty trap.
Plus: Whoopi dances with Mario Lopez, while Gypsy star Patti LuPone is a big winner
Broadway looked to the future -- and to its past -- at the 2008 Tony Awards with In the Heights, the best musical winner, and August: Osage County, the best play, sharing the spotlight with a nearly 60-year-old South Pacific
The high school musical has graduated from Oklahoma! -- and from High School Musical too
Though one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most popular shows, South Pacific has remained untouched by the revival mania sweeping Broadway - until now.
It's boom-boom time for comedians and satirists. They pack out tents at music festivals, clubs and pubs and fill up the prime time slots on TV and radio. They have colonized multimedia with podcasts, vodcasts and blogs. So if you need cheering up or feel like a laugh, there have never been more places to get it.
The Screening Room talks to Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter about their new film Sweeney Todd.
Cross one macabre-obsessed director with the grisly legend of a homicidal barber, add a lick of singing, a smart, oddball cast and what do you get?
They may not have been on hand to take home their Golden Globes on Sunday night, but Hollywood's top actors – including Johnny Depp and Daniel Day-Lewis – expressed gratitude for the honor Monday.
Johnny Depp, who had no formal singing training before taking the starring role in the musical Sweeney Todd, says there are only two men he'd sing for.
Tim Burton's take on the Sondheim musical, says Richard Corliss, is faithful, liberating -- and bloody great
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton discuss their murderous new musical, "Sweeney Todd."
The nominees for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced at an event in Beverly Hills.
"Atonement," the drama based on the Ian McEwan novel about a shattered love affair, led all films with seven nominations at Thursday's announcement for the 65th annual Golden Globes.
Nominees for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California:
Mothers, kids and grandmothers are excited the musical 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' is reopening on Broadway.
In the past, the bellowing cry of "the show must go on" has assured theater-goers that no matter what happens, someone, anyone, will appear on stage once the curtain opens.
Broadway stagehands hit the picket lines, closing all but eight Broadway shows. CNN's Jim Acosta reports
Handsome, big-voiced baritone Robert Goulet died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles hospital while awaiting a lung transplant, according to a spokesman
Can using a TV reality show to pick two stars for a musical revival really be bad for Broadway? Hardly
Jihad: The Musical, the satirical story of a wannabe suicide bomber, is stirring up both laughter and controversy in Scotland
The first Broadway show that Christine Ebersole ever saw was not on Broadway, but in the auditorium of Skokie Junior High School in Winnetka, Illinois. It was Finian's Rainbow, and she sat in the orchestra pit, a dutiful student, violin at the ready. "I was so busy watching, it ended my career as a violinist," Ebersole says.
"Babel," which earned a pack-leading seven Golden Globe nominations, won only one Monday night, but it was a biggie -- best drama -- cementing the film's position as an Oscar front-runner.
Princes William and Harry say they plan a pop concert and memorial service to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
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After a long break, John Travolta's got the music in him again.
Last year's revelation that former FBI man Mark Felt was "Deep Throat," the source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein expose the nefariousness of the Nixon administration, gives the new Two-Disc Special Edition of the political thriller "All the President's Men" a fresh context.
A Houston theater company is taking on the most serious of subjects, setting a tragic story to a musical tune, in a play simply titled "Enron: The Musical."
(CNN) -- "The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life," so said Oscar Wilde.
It's impossible to imagine any movie getting as much advance publicity as Mel Brooks' "The Producers."
I've never seen the stage musical "Rent," but the movie had me at hello.
Peter Sarsgaard got a new roommate to prepare for his role as a Marine in the Gulf War drama "Jarhead."
When singers and performers set out to sharpen their skills, some attend music conservatories, some go to a university with a strong performing arts program, and some take private lessons.
A man who claims NBC Universal, Donald Trump and the creator of NBC's "The Apprentice" stole his idea has taken his case to state court.
The hit NBC reality show, "The Apprentice," may be headed to Broadway.
Killer rabbits and a legless knight. Are these the makings of a Broadway musical?
The new musical "De-Lovely," about the life of the legendary Cole Porter, is a mixed bag. The music, of course, is wonderful, the costumes are exquisite and both Kevin Kline, as Porter, and Ashley Judd, as his wife Linda, are terrific in their roles.
Well, you can say one thing about Rosie O'Donnell: She puts her money where her mouth is. She footed the entire $10 million bill for her recently opened Broadway musical Taboo and voiced her intent...
In 1982, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a stage version of the 1954 MGM movie musical, opened on Broadway. David Landay, producer and co-author of the show's book, had raised $1.25 million--nothi...
Can you name the first feature-length animated movie?
Here's one more American-made product that's a hit in Japan: musicals like A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls, complete with their U.S. casts. Turns out Tokyo's trendier theatergoers much prefer U.S. mus...
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