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Could Nick Jonas Play the Title Hearthrob in Bye Bye Birdie? Jennifer Lopez Says 'His Name Has Come Up'

Could Nick Jonas Play the Title Hearthrob in Bye Bye Birdie? Jennifer Lopez Says 'His Name Has Come Up'

We love you, Jonas, oh yes we do! NBC's Bye Bye Birdie star and executive producer Jennifer Lopez recently stopped by Watch What Happens Live, and of course she received a question about casting for the upcoming live musical broadcast. As previously reported, Jerry Mitchell and Alex Rudzinski will helm the project, which is scheduled to air at the end of ...

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Watch John Legend, Ariana Grande & a Bunch of Dancing Rose Petals in the 'Beauty and the Beast' Music Video

Watch John Legend, Ariana Grande & a Bunch of Dancing Rose Petals in the 'Beauty and the Beast' Music Video

We've heard John Legend and Ariana Grande's heavenly vocals on Beauty and the Beast's titular track. Now, there's a music video of their version, complete with Grande rocking a red tulle gown, Legend on the piano and a whole lot of dancing rose petals. The video is set in the iconic ballroom where Belle and the Beast (to be ...

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Broadway Heads to Hollywood! Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles & More Perform at the Oscars

Broadway Heads to Hollywood! Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles & More Perform at the Oscars

Broadway's brightest took center stage at this year's Academy Awards! Lin-Manuel Miranda performed his Oscar-nominated Moana tune "How Far I'll Go" with Auli’i Cravalho, who lent her voice to the titular character in the movie. The Hamilton mastermind spit rhymes while the Moana star nailed that future audition to play the Schuyler sister of her choosing. Disney's Moana was also ...

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Hear Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo & John Legend Perform 'God Only Knows' & See The Color Purple Stars React to Grammy Win

Hear Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo & John Legend Perform 'God Only Knows' & See The Color Purple Stars React to Grammy Win

Cynthia Erivo can do it all. In the last year, she's won a Tony, run a marathon, nabbed a starring role in a Harriet Tubman biopic, and (as of last night) performed at the Grammy Awards. Hours after The Color Purple earned the award for Best Musical Theater Album, the wonder woman took the stage with fellow Grammy winner John Legend ...

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Head Backstage at Hamilton for Taran Killam's First Performance

Head Backstage at Hamilton for Taran Killam's First Performance

Talk about a comedy king! Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam is currently reigning as King George in Hamilton. The Today Show went behind-the-scenes with him during rehearsal and on the evening of his first performance where Killam showed off the tricks of the King George trade, like mastering the accent ("I think you just go nasally."), rocking the ...

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Welcome to the Neighborhood! See A Bronx Tale's Cast Perform 'Belmont Avenue'

Welcome to the Neighborhood! See A Bronx Tale's Cast Perform 'Belmont Avenue'

Good luck not tapping your toes to this tune. Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and the cast of Broadway's A Bronx Tale visited The Today Show on January 17 and performed the ultra-catchy opening number "Belmont Avenue." In addition, the creative dream team, including scribe Chazz Palminteri, directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks and lead producer Tommy Mottola ...

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Watch Neil Patrick Harris & James Corden Spit Hamilton Rhymes & More in This Epic Broadway Riff-Off

Watch Neil Patrick Harris & James Corden Spit Hamilton Rhymes & More in This Epic Broadway Riff-Off

Tony winner and late-night king James Corden did a fabulous job hosting the 2016 Tony Awards—so fabulous, it seems, that fellow Tony winner and four-time Tony host Neil Patrick Harris felt he had to defend his honor months later. Harris, who stars in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix beginning on January 13, stopped by The Late ...

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Watch The Color Purple Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Get Teary About Oprah & Closing the Show on Her Birthday

Watch The Color Purple Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Get Teary About Oprah & Closing the Show on Her Birthday

Broadway's The Color Purple is set to shutter at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on January 8, the same day its Tony-winning breakout star Cynthia Erivo will turn 30. Her 29th year has been a doozy: she garnered a Tony Award and a Grammy nomination for her Broadway debut, ran a marathon, sang for President Obama (twice) and went platinum blonde ...

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Not So Impossible! Watch Ben Platt & Laura Dreyfuss Perform 'Only Us' & More from Dear Evan Hansen

Not So Impossible! Watch Ben Platt & Laura Dreyfuss Perform 'Only Us' & More from Dear Evan Hansen

New year, new goals, new box of tissues at the ready for watching performances from Dear Evan Hansen...sounds about right. Stars Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss stopped by The Today Show on January 3 to sing Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's "Only Us" from one of the most touching tuners of the season. Platt also discussed what it was ...

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Exclusive! Watch Tony Winners Victoria Clark & Judy Kaye Perform 'Let Go' from Sousatzka

Exclusive! Watch Tony Winners Victoria Clark & Judy Kaye Perform 'Let Go' from Sousatzka

This is more than talent; this is genius! As previously reported, a musical adaptation of Bernice Rubens' Madame Sousatzka has its eyes on the Great White Way for a bow in October 2017. Sousatzka will star Tony winner Victoria Clark, Tony winner Judy Kaye, Tony nominee Montego Glover and newcomer Jordan Barrow. The tuner, backed by notorious producer Garth Drabinsky ...

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Denee Benton on Reminding Young Girls to Dream Big in Great Comet: 'It's Exciting to Be a Part of That'

Denee Benton on Reminding Young Girls to Dream Big in Great Comet: 'It's Exciting to Be a Part of That'

Broadway's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is an out-of-this-world performance experience, and newcomer Denée Benton is luminous as Natasha. Benton stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on December 12 to reminisce about playing the Wicked cast recording on repeat when she was younger and discuss portraying a member of Russian nobility. "For me, being a ...

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Can Your Friends Do This? Watch James Monroe Iglehart & the Cast of Aladdin Bring Down the House

Can Your Friends Do This? Watch James Monroe Iglehart & the Cast of Aladdin Bring Down the House

Aladdin's James Monroe Iglehart took home the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, and he's still heating up Agrabah! Iglehart, title star Adam Jacobs and the cast of the shining, shimmering, splendid tuner performed a never-before-seen version of "Friend Like Me" on Good Morning America on December 13, and ...

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Watch a Mini Documentary Showing How School of Rock Made the Grade on Broadway

Watch a Mini Documentary Showing How School of Rock Made the Grade on Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest hit School of Rock officially turns one on December 6 and to celebrate we here at Broadway.com are delighted to be the first to bring you this mini-documentary. Charting the show's life from its try-out at the Gramercy all the way to the Tony Awards and beyond, it has been put together by NYU film ...

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Watch Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth & the Cast of Hairspray Live! Perform

Watch Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth & the Cast of Hairspray Live! Perform

Happy Thanksgiving, Broadway fans! Before you begin the epic eat-athon and catch up with the family, be sure to watch the cast of Hairspray Live! dish out a superbly dancey performance during the 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fresh face Maddie Baillio, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Harvey Fierstein...now that's a heaping helping of star ...

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Watch Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Live His 'Theater Nerd' Dreams & Perform 'Waving Through a Window'

Watch Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Live His 'Theater Nerd' Dreams & Perform 'Waving Through a Window'

Ben Platt is starring in Broadway's emotional Dear Evan Hansen this season, and as he revealed on Late Night with Seth Meyers on November 22, his "theater nerd" dreams have been in the making his entire life. Platt and Meyers took a cruise down memory lane, looking through pictures of Platt's two-person Mamma Mia that he performed with his childhood ...

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Watch the Enchanting Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast, Starring Emma Watson

Watch the Enchanting Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast, Starring Emma Watson

Prepare to get swept off your feet! After the teaser got us amped up, the first official trailer for Disney's Beauty and the Beast has arrived, and it's positively enchanting. Emma Watson stuns (and saves the day) as Belle, and we finally get a good look at the Beast (played by Dan Stevens). Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) and ...

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Idina Menzel, Mark Ballas & Leona Lewis Stop the Show on Dancing with the Stars

Idina Menzel, Mark Ballas & Leona Lewis Stop the Show on Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars was all about Broadway on its November 7 Showstoppers telecast. Tony winner Idina Menzel was a guest judge and also performed "Queen of Swords" from her album idina. Also on tap was two-time champion Mark Ballas—the Broadway.com vlogger and Jersey Boys headliner returned to the show to sing "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" ...

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Watch First Clip of Cats' New Grizabella, Mamie Parris, Nailing 'Memory'

Watch First Clip of Cats' New Grizabella, Mamie Parris, Nailing 'Memory'

Purr-fect casting! Jaws are dropping around Broadway.com HQ. Watch below as Cats' new Grizabella, Mamie Parris, sings the Tony-winning tuner's iconic 11 o'clock number, "Memory." The former Elphaba's breath control after the infamous "Touch Me" line is simply incredible. The revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit show is currently playing at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, co-starring Andy ...

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Forget 'Rock' the Vote: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & Renee Elise Goldsberry Rap the Vote for Hillary Clinton

Forget 'Rock' the Vote: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & Renee Elise Goldsberry Rap the Vote for Hillary Clinton

Leave it to certified genius Lin-Manuel Miranda to continue re-vamping the lyrics to his Tony-touting tuner. The Hamilton mastermind took the St. James Theatre stage with Tony-winning Schuyler Sister Renée Elise Goldsberry on October 17 during Hillary Clinton's "Stronger Together" Broadway fundraiser. The two rapped out the intro to the "The World Was Wide Enough," laying out Ten ...

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Andrew Rannells on His First Falsettos Experience & the Pinching It Takes to Star in the Revival

Andrew Rannells on His First Falsettos Experience & the Pinching It Takes to Star in the Revival

Andrew Rannells stopped by The Today Show on October 18 to drink with Kathie Lee and Hoda and discuss his latest Broadway stint in Falsettos. The Tony nominee’s first exposure to the show was in 1992, when the original production performed on the Tony Awards. “I was at home in Omaha, Nebraska, and had very little access to Broadway,” ...

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Good Luck Not Tapping Your Toe Along with This Superbly Dancey Holiday Inn Medley

Good Luck Not Tapping Your Toe Along with This Superbly Dancey Holiday Inn Medley

'Tis the season! The cast of Holiday Inn is currently hoofing it on Broadway at Studio 54. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Corbin Bleu and the vibrant cast stopped by The Today Show on October 18 to perform a medley of "Blue Skies" and "Shaking the Blues Away," complete with bucket dancing, strong jumprope game and Pinkham's epic juggling ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on Dancing with Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins, The Rock's 'Gaston-Level' Charm in Moana & More

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Dancing with Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins, The Rock's 'Gaston-Level' Charm in Moana & More

Yup, he's still non-stop! Fresh off of his Saturday Night Live stint (which boasted 12-year high ratings), Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda is poised for Moana's big screen release (November 23), prepped for Hamilton's America to debut on PBS (October 21) and packing for London to shoot Mary Poppins Returns with Into the Woods favorite Emily Blunt. He stopped by ...

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Make Sure Your Jumps, Steps & Pelvic Thrusts Are Up to Speed as Fox's Rocky Horror Cast Teaches the Time Warp

Make Sure Your Jumps, Steps & Pelvic Thrusts Are Up to Speed as Fox's Rocky Horror Cast Teaches the Time Warp

The Time Warp's just five simple steps, but it’s crucial you learn them by October 20. That’s when Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake hits airwaves, so let's make sure you have it down before madness takes its toll. If you’re unfamiliar with the dance that really drives you insa-a-a-a-ane, allow Laverne Cox, Ryan McCartan, Annaleigh Ashford, Reeve Carney, Victoria ...

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He Didn't Throw Away His Shot! Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Spit Rhymes in SNL Hosting Stint

He Didn't Throw Away His Shot! Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Spit Rhymes in SNL Hosting Stint

We hoped he would bring his epic rap skills to Saturday Night Live! Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted the iconic NBC comedy show on October 8, and he did not throw away his shot to tip his hat to his Tony-winning tuner. Miranda re-vamped the Hamilton anthem "My Shot" to include some choice words for Donald Trump, a ...

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Want to Know What Happiness Is? Watch Sweet Charity's Sutton Foster Revamp Cats

Want to Know What Happiness Is? Watch Sweet Charity's Sutton Foster Revamp Cats

Before Sutton Foster returns to the New York stage in off-Broadway's already twice-extended Sweet Charity, this brass band has got some furry shoes to fill. The two-time Tony winner stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 27 to sit down with the late night host and give Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-touting classic Cats a very, erm, realistic ...

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