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Once upon a time, "Newsies" was a movie musical starring Christian Bale that flopped at the box office and with critics when it was released by The Walt Disney Company in 1992.

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Russell Brand on 'Rock of Ages'updated: Fri Jun 15 2012 12:05:00

Russell Brand opens up about his co-stars in 'Rock of Ages.'

TV stars on Broadway: Growing trend and winning formula updated: Fri Jun 08 2012 11:45:00

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: Michael Jackson wanted to play Phantomupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 15:15:00

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.

Andrew Lloyd Webber on the Phantomupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 15:15:00

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber tells Piers Morgan how the story of "The Phantom of the Opera" came to him

Broadway show performance canceled after stagehand's deathupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 03:02:00

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.

People.com: Catherine Zeta-Jones Sparkles at Tony Awardsupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 12:52:00

The actress presents the top acting awards at Sunday's Broadway event

'Mormon' musical, 'War Horse' play win big on Broadwayupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 11:19:00

"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 Book of Mormon' wins best musicalupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 11:19:00

The best of Broadway is honored at the 65th annual Tony Awards.

People.com: South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker Conquer Broadwayupdated: Sun Jun 12 2011 19:48:00

The Comedy Central series creators' Book of Mormon is up for 14 Tonys

People.com: Tonys Love Mormon But Snub Daniel Radcliffeupdated: Tue May 03 2011 14:31:00

The South Park duo's musical The Book of Mormon scores 14 nominations

Another Broadway Spider-Man cast member injuredupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 21:24:00

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.

'Spider-Man' musical postponed againupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 06:25:00

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.

2010: Critic: 'Spider-Man' troublingupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 06:25:00

In 2010, critic Michael Riedel said "Spider-Man" on Broadway is chaos and the stunts are concerning for the actors.

'Spider-Man' director on criticism 12/6updated: Mon Feb 14 2011 15:57:00

The director of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" responds to criticism over preview show glitches.

People.com: Christopher Plummer Joins The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Castupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 15:49:00

The Sound of Music's Captain von Trapp will costar with Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in Stieg Larsson's saga

People.com: PHOTO: Ellen DeGeneres Plays Nurse in Surprise Broadway Debutupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 16:47:00

The TV host wows the audience with an unexpected cameo in the musical Promises, Promises

People.com: Catherine Zeta-Jones 'Taking it Easy' After Tony Winupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 09:48:00

The actress is reveling in her first Tony Award - and recuperating from a throat virus

People.com: Scarlett Johansson & Denzel Washington Named Broadway's Bestupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 11:09:00

"Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be on Broadway," exclaimed Tony winner Johansson

People.com: Erin & Maks's Dirty Dancing Dreamupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 08:27:00

The duos of DWTS reveal the musical movies they'd love film together

Connector: Andrew Lloyd Webberupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 12:16:00

Andrew Lloyed Webber reveals his inspiration for new musical play "Love Never Dies."

Lloyd Webber shrugs off musical's criticsupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 12:16:00

Andrew Lloyd Webber has defended his new musical from criticism on online forums even before its official opening on Tuesday night.

Lloyd Webber wants to buy Abbey Road Studiosupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 07:31:00

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.

People.com: FIRST LOOK: Catherine Zeta-Jones in A Little Night Musicupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:29:00

The Oscar-winner makes her Broadway debut on Dec. 13

People.com: Family Gathers for Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's Broadway Debutupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 14:51:00

Jessica Simpson tweeted that watching Ashlee "made me the proudest sister in the world"

'Glee' inspires through songupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 08:50:00

The stars of 'Glee' talk about why they think the show is so inspirational and why they fell in love with it.

Stars discuss their unexpected 'Glee'updated: Wed Nov 25 2009 08:50:00

The thing about "Glee" is that it came along at the right time.

Yves Saint Laurent tops list of highest-earning dead celebsupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 12:10:00

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 to star in Broadway musicalupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 19:04:00

Catherine Zeta-Jones is limbering up for her Broadway debut.

Bjorn Ulvaeus: ABBA star behind Mamma Miaupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 06:12:00

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.

People.com: PHOTOS: Octomom - The Musical!updated: Sat Jun 13 2009 12:47:00

Nadya Suleman's baby drama comes to life with song and dance in her very own musical

People.com: What Hugh Jackman Told Neil Patrick Harrisupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 11:08:00

This year's Tony host says he's inspired by Jon Stewart - and advised to have fun

Andrew Lloyd Webber eyes future for Susan Boyleupdated: Fri May 15 2009 08:14:00

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?

Never-kissed woman wows Cowell -- and cyberspaceupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 13:17:00

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.

From 'Sex' to 'Rings,' film tours excite fansupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 08:16:00

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.

People.com: Obamas Bearing Gifts: An iPod for the Queen!updated: Wed Apr 01 2009 21:29:00

Her Majesty can be a musical queen, with a treasure trove of Broadway scores

Five great spots for cross-country skiingupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 14:52:00

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.

Take the kids and make the most of Broadway discountsupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 11:19:00

Broadway dreams can come true. Just ask 10-year-old Nicholas Dayton.

Van Johnson, film, television and stage star, dies at 92updated: Fri Dec 12 2008 20:26:00

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.

People.com: Katie Holmes 'Very, Very Excited' After Broadway Debutupdated: Sat Oct 18 2008 15:34:00

"It felt like Christmas," the actress tells PEOPLE after her opening night in All My Sons

People.com: Kate Hudson Joins Cast of Movie Musical Nineupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 21:38:00

The actress will star with new mom Nicole Kidman

Venezuela orchestra inspires fight against child povertyupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 10:23:00

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.

People.com: August, In the Heights Named Top Shows at Tony Awardsupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 13:36:00

Plus: Whoopi dances with Mario Lopez, while Gypsy star Patti LuPone is a big winner

Time.com: Tony Awards Look to Past & Futureupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 06:00:00

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

Time.com: Bye Bye, Birdie. Hello, Rentupdated: Thu May 15 2008 18:00:00

The high school musical has graduated from Oklahoma! -- and from High School Musical too

Time.com: South Pacific is Back on Broadway...Finallyupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 16:00:00

Though one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most popular shows, South Pacific has remained untouched by the revival mania sweeping Broadway - until now.

The Spirit of Satire: How to Get a Laughupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 08:39:00

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.

Tim Burton's Sweeney Toddupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 12:41:00

The Screening Room talks to Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter about their new film Sweeney Todd.

Burton hits a barber-ous noteupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 12:41:00

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?

People.com: Johnny Depp 'Overjoyed' by Golden Globes Winupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 08:23:00

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.

People.com: Johnny Depp: I'd Sing for Tim Burton – and Barry Manilowupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 13:42:00

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.

Time.com: Sweeney Todd: Horror and Humanityupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 15:45:00

Tim Burton's take on the Sondheim musical, says Richard Corliss, is faithful, liberating -- and bloody great

Murder, music and Johnny Deppupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 18:21:00

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton discuss their murderous new musical, "Sweeney Todd."

Golden Globes nominationsupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 16:09:00

The nominees for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced at an event in Beverly Hills.

'Atonement' leads Golden Globe nominationsupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 16:09:00

"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.

List of Golden Globe nominationsupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 09:13:00

Nominees for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California:

'Grinch' show reopensupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 00:01:00

Mothers, kids and grandmothers are excited the musical 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' is reopening on Broadway.

Off the beaten Broadway trackupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 09:52:00

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 on strikeupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 10:12:00

Broadway stagehands hit the picket lines, closing all but eight Broadway shows. CNN's Jim Acosta reports

Time.com: Singer Robert Goulet Dies at Age 73 updated: Wed Oct 31 2007 00:00:00

Handsome, big-voiced baritone Robert Goulet died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles hospital while awaiting a lung transplant, according to a spokesman

Time.com: Hopelessly Devoted to Greaseupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 13:00:00

Can using a TV reality show to pick two stars for a musical revival really be bad for Broadway? Hardly

Time.com: Finding Comedy in Terrorismupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 12:00:00

Jihad: The Musical, the satirical story of a wannabe suicide bomber, is stirring up both laughter and controversy in Scotland

Broader than Broadway: Theater has spread across U.S.updated: Wed Jun 06 2007 14:10:00

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,' 'Dreamgirls' top Globesupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 16:55:00

"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 plan pop concert for Dianaupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 05:49:00

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.

AR Rahman Full Transcriptupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 04:20:00

LH: Lorraine Hahn AR: AR Rahman

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 13:39:00

After a long break, John Travolta's got the music in him again.

EW review: Timeless 'President's Men'updated: Tue Feb 21 2006 19:10:00

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.

CNNMoney: Enron: The Musicalupdated: Fri Feb 17 2006 14:36:00

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."

The Quest for dramaupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 10:18:00

(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.

Review: 'Producers' puts Broadway on filmupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 09:11:00

It's impossible to imagine any movie getting as much advance publicity as Mel Brooks' "The Producers."

Review: 'Rent' raw and poignantupdated: Wed Nov 23 2005 09:53:00

I've never seen the stage musical "Rent," but the movie had me at hello.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Nov 14 2005 13:24:00

Peter Sarsgaard got a new roommate to prepare for his role as a Marine in the Gulf War drama "Jarhead."

From Disneyland to the Great White Wayupdated: Fri May 20 2005 17:02:00

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.

showbuzzupdated: Thu Mar 17 2005 13:05:00

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.

CNNMoney: 'The Apprentice,' the musical?updated: Tue Jan 18 2005 16:05:00

The hit NBC reality show, "The Apprentice," may be headed to Broadway.

showbuzzupdated: Wed Dec 29 2004 15:48:00

Killer rabbits and a legless knight. Are these the makings of a Broadway musical?

Review: Flawed 'De-Lovely' still wonderfulupdated: Fri Jul 09 2004 10:34:00

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.

Fortune: Finance: The Musical!updated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Your Money Back In Just 18 Yearsupdated: Mon Nov 01 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: THE FOX VS.THE MOUSE TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX IS BETTING $100 MILLION THAT IT CAN COMPETE WITH DISNEY IN ANIMATED FILMS. BUT ARE MOupdated: Mon Nov 24 1997 00:01:00

Can you name the first feature-length animated movie?

Fortune: JAPANESE ANGELS ON BROADWAYupdated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

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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