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How to Get Away With Murder on Broadway? Skylar Astin, LaChanze & Kyle Beltran Top Our Killer Musical Fantasy Cast

How to Get Away With Murder on Broadway? Skylar Astin, LaChanze & Kyle Beltran Top Our Killer Musical Fantasy Cast

We were over the moon when Tony winner Viola Davis got a big, juicy TV role in ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. As intimidating law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating, Davis gives us her signature snot-nosed crying scenes, shows off a slick exterior and then pulls off the drag to bare her soul. The winter finale on November ...

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Wouldn't It Be AbFab?! Madonna, Emma Watson, Billy Porter & More Make the Cut for Our Fantasy Musical Cast

Wouldn't It Be AbFab?! Madonna, Emma Watson, Billy Porter & More Make the Cut for Our Fantasy Musical Cast

Now that Absolutely Fabulous’ creator Jennifer Saunders is officially working on a movie version of the classic 1990s sitcom about a champagne-guzzling, drug-abusing, chain-smoking publicist and those (un)fortunate enough to be in her orbit, we think the show is ripe to be a musical. Saunders already has some experience writing a tuner with the Spice Girls extravaganza Viva Forever ...

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From Star Trek to Man of Steel, Six Summer Movies We’d Love to See as Musicals

From Star Trek to Man of Steel, Six Summer Movies We’d Love to See as Musicals

It’s that time again—time for inconceivable yet entertaining dream casting! This week, we’re taking a look at six of this summer’s biggest hits (as well as The Lone Ranger) and giving them imaginary musical makeovers. Could First Date’s Zachary Levi make a singing Superman work? Would Laura Benanti make a kick-ass musical theater ringer for Sandra Bullock? Check out ...

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Be Our Star! Five Roles That Can Make Smash’s Megan Hilty the Toast of Broadway

Be Our Star! Five Roles That Can Make Smash’s Megan Hilty the Toast of Broadway

NBC has officially pulled the plug on its Broadway-themed drama Smash. Say what you will about the series as a whole, but the consistent bright spot was Broadway’s own Megan Hilty in the role of Ivy Lynn. This season, Hilty came into her own with jaw-dropping renditions of “They Just Keep Moving the Line” and “Don’t Forget ...

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Aaron Tveit, Cristin Milioti, Matt Doyle, Bertie Carvel & More Lead Our Great Gatsby Musical Dream Cast

Aaron Tveit, Cristin Milioti, Matt Doyle, Bertie Carvel & More Lead Our Great Gatsby Musical Dream Cast

If you’ve survived high school English class, chances are you’ve read (or at least pretended to have read) the seminal F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby, a jazzy tale about high-society revelers with low-society behavior in the Roaring Twenties. With an all-star movie adaptation hitting theaters May 10—plus the novel’s pivotal role on the second season of Smash—it’s ...

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Game of Thrones Dream Casting: 15 Perfect Picks for a Medieval Musical Fantasy

Game of Thrones Dream Casting: 15 Perfect Picks for a Medieval Musical Fantasy
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Five kings… one throne… and a full 32-piece orchestra! That’s how we envision Game of Thrones: The Musical, the latest indulgence in the guilty pleasure that is our Dream Casting obsession. There are two reasons to give the musical theater treatment to HBO’s fantasy epic: the first is its highly anticipated season three premiere, which hits airwaves on March 31 ...

Mega-Oscars Dream Casting! See Our Picks for the Best Pic Nominees with a Broadway Twist

Mega-Oscars Dream Casting! See Our Picks for the Best Pic Nominees with a Broadway Twist

Argo: The Musical? What are we, nuts?! The truth is, plenty of Oscar-winning movies have successfully made the leap to the Broadway stage. For instance, All About Eve became ApplauseThe Apartment became Promises, PromisesRebecca became…well, anyway, there have been plenty of other Oscar winners that have taken the stage as splashy Broadway musicals. With the 85th ...

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V-Day Special! From Jeremy & Ashley to Idina & Taye, 15 Broadway Couples We'd Like to See Pair Up on Stage

V-Day Special! From Jeremy & Ashley to Idina & Taye, 15 Broadway Couples We'd Like to See Pair Up on Stage

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we dream-cast 15 of our favorite real-life couples in musicals we’d like to see them do together. From Sierra Boggess and Tam Mutu in Evita to Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs in Sunday in the Park with George, our list of stage pairings would be an endless treat for Broadway lovers! Read on, and see if ...

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Fantasy Casting! Five Musical Theater Roles We'd Love to See Benjamin Walker Play on Broadway

Fantasy Casting! Five Musical Theater Roles We'd Love to See Benjamin Walker Play on Broadway

Benjamin Walker appeared in two Broadway plays before breaking out as sexy bad-boy Andrew Jackson in the edgy rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Walker has since returned to his dramatic roots with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, but that doesn’t mean Walker’s next project won’t be another musical. “I wouldn’t mind doing a little more singing and dancing ...

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Welcome to the Hamptons! Caissie Levy, Donna Murphy & Jeremy Jordan Lead Our Fantasy Cast for Revenge: The Musical

Welcome to the Hamptons! Caissie Levy, Donna Murphy & Jeremy Jordan Lead Our Fantasy Cast for Revenge: The Musical

It may be winter in Manhattan, but things in the Hamptons sure are heating up thanks to ABC’s popular nighttime soap Revenge. This Sunday night guilty pleasure follows Emily Thorne (born Amanda Clarke) in her unstoppable quest for revenge against the Hamptons’ most distinguished family, the Graysons. Now in its second season, the show still has us on the edge ...

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What If…Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Came to Broadway? Five Preposterous Pairings

What If…Golden Globes Hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Came to Broadway? Five Preposterous Pairings

Dynamic duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globe Awards on January 13, and expectations are unsurprisingly high. Two of the funniest women in comedy joining forces on one of Hollywood's hottest nights, facing an audience filled with stars drinking Champagne? It's a match made in entertainment heaven. With Tinsel Town buzzing about their sure-to-be-hilarious hosting gig ...

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Stars in Space! Aaron Tveit, Benjamin Walker and Lea Michele Lead Our Dream Cast for Star Wars: The Musical

Stars in Space! Aaron Tveit, Benjamin Walker and Lea Michele Lead Our Dream Cast for Star Wars: The Musical

Disney’s recent buyout of LucasFilm has the entire entertainment industry buzzing now that three new Star Wars movies are in the works. Disney already has a hand in some of Broadway’s splashiest musicals, and with action spectacles like Spider-Man and the upcoming King Kong musical becoming a norm on Broadway, it wouldn't be a huge surprise should the Mouse House ...

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Halloween Treat! Patti LuPone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and More Lead Our Dream Cast for Hocus Pocus: The Musical

Halloween Treat! Patti LuPone, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and More Lead Our Dream Cast for Hocus Pocus: The Musical

Halloween is just around the corner, and while there are no shortage of horror movies and thrillers to commemorate the holiday, the candy-filled night means only one thing for children of the ‘90s: Hocus Pocus. The 1993 film starred Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters, three witches that rise from the dead one Halloween night ...

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Robsten on Broadway? Five Romantic Roles for Twilight's Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Robsten on Broadway? Five Romantic Roles for Twilight's Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

They’re on, they’re off, they’re…on? Headlines are blaring this week that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the smoldering stars at the center of Twilight, are maybe, just maybe meeting in secret to rekindle their offscreen romance after an apocalyptic (at least for Twihards) cheating scandal that broke over the summer. To celebrate this possible reunion, we imagined the “sparkling” duo ...

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Dancing Queen! Five 'Simply Irresistible' Broadway Dance Roles for Harry Potter Star Emma Watson

Dancing Queen! Five 'Simply Irresistible' Broadway Dance Roles for Harry Potter Star Emma Watson

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has been practicing her dance moves for the new movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and her hard work shows! Watson wowed us on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where she taught Fallon signature dance steps from Grease, Singin’ in the Rain and Dirty Dancing. ("Danced with @jimmyfallon tonight," Watson later tweeted, adding ...

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Gaga for Broadway! Five Fun Musical Comedy Roles for Lady Gaga

Gaga for Broadway! Five Fun Musical Comedy Roles for Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is an international superstar known almost as much for her outlandish costumes and persona as for her Grammy-winning music. But before she was Gaga, she was Stefani Germanotta: a new New York City girl who did plays in high school, made music downtown and dreamed of being a star. After seeing a photo of the star as Miss ...

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What If... Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Came to Broadway? Five Ridiculous Outcomes

What If... Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Came to Broadway? Five Ridiculous Outcomes

Superstar couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have recently been spotted on date nights all over the Great White Way. They took a missionary trip to The Book of Mormon, checked out the high-flying hit Wicked, danced up a storm with Fela! and even got into the ring with Mike Tyson. Okay, Kim and Kanye: We think it’s high time ...

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Fantasy Casting! Broadway.com Chooses Five Classic Musical Roles for Laura Osnes

Fantasy Casting! Broadway.com Chooses Five Classic Musical Roles for Laura Osnes

Broadway.com is having a Laura Osnes crush day, following her luminous performance as Maria in the April 24 Carnegie Hall concert The Sound of Music. Osnes, of course, has already made her Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway debut as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, and she's on tap to play the title role in R&H's Cinderella. But her beautiful rendition ...

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Rosie O'Donnell in Wicked, Chicago or Sister Act? Five Broadway Roles to Entice the Talk Show Queen

Rosie O'Donnell in Wicked, Chicago or Sister Act? Five Broadway Roles to Entice the Talk Show Queen

News broke this week that Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN has canceled Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show, which means that Broadway’s biggest cheerleader is coming home to New York. With rumors swirling that O’Donnell is taking meetings about starring as Miss Hannigan in the upcoming revival of Annie, we started thinking about other Broadway roles that would be a good fit for ...

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Mad Men Fever! Here's a Dream Cast for a Broadway Musical Version

Mad Men Fever! Here's a Dream Cast for a Broadway Musical Version
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We are so giddy for the return of Mad Men! After a year and a half break, the AMC drama returns on March 25. In anticipation of (finally!) sitting down for an evening with Don Draper and co., we've dreamed up a crackerjack cast for a musical version of the popular '60-set show. Now that we're (almost) over our Downton ...

An Antidote for Downton Abbey Withdrawal: Dream Casting a Musical Version

An Antidote for Downton Abbey Withdrawal: Dream Casting a Musical Version
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Ever since the mesmerizing British period drama Downton Abbey ended its second season on February 19, we've been going through severe withdrawal. If you are like us, you were immediately hooked by the award-winning series about the aristocratic Crawley family and the servants who tend to them. To quell our hankering for more upstairs-downstairs intrigue, Broadway.com editorial staffers put ...

Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit & More Lead Broadway.com's Dream Cast for The Help: The Musical

Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit & More Lead Broadway.com's Dream Cast for The Help: The Musical

With Oscar season in full swing, Broadway.com readers recently chose The Help as the Best Picture nominee they'd most like to see transformed for the stage. Obviously, if Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel became a play, two-time Tony winner (and 2012 Oscar nominee) Viola Davis would be everyone's choice to reprise her performance as stalwart maid Aibileen. But what about ...

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Lea Michele as a Plastic? Sutton Foster Channeling Tina Fey? Broadway.com Casts Mean Girls: The Musical

Lea Michele as a Plastic? Sutton Foster Channeling Tina Fey? Broadway.com Casts Mean Girls: The Musical

As students head back to school, Broadway.com asked readers what classic school-themed movie they’d like to see made into a Broadway musical. Fans ranked the 2004 comedy Mean Girls as their top choice, and Broadway.com completely agrees that adding music to the acidic words of the Burn Book would be amazing. Lines from the hilarious film are quoted ...

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