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Look Who’s Coming For Dinner! Angela Lansbury & Stacy Keach Catch You Can’t Take It With You

Look Who’s Coming For Dinner! Angela Lansbury & Stacy Keach Catch You Can’t Take It With You

Two surprise guests arrived for dinner on October 7! Before reprising her role in Blithe Spirit on tour, Angela Lansbury stopped by to see her pal and former The Best Man and Driving Miss Daisy co-star James Earl Jones in You Can’t Take It With You on Broadway. She brought along Stacy Keach, who is gearing up to star in ...

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Photos! Glenn Close, James Earl Jones & More Stars Salute Angela Lansbury at the American Theatre Wing Gala

Photos! Glenn Close, James Earl Jones & More Stars Salute Angela Lansbury at the American Theatre Wing Gala
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Stars of stage and screen flocked to the Plaza Hotel on September 15 to honor legendary Tony-winning actress Angela Lansbury. Click for photos from the 2014 American Theatre Wing Gala!

Angela Lansbury to Bring Blithe Spirit (Back!) to the States for North American Tour

Angela Lansbury to Bring Blithe Spirit (Back!) to the States for North American Tour

It looks as if Tony-winning legend Angela Lansbury will indeed return back across the pond with Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit! As previously speculated, the Michael Blakemore-helmed production, which played the West End earlier this year and starred Lansbury as Madame Arcati (a role for which she won a Tony in 2009), will receive a North American tour later this year ...

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Odds & Ends: Gary Griffin Leads Parade, a Tony Award Could be a Click Away & More

Odds & Ends: Gary Griffin Leads Parade, a Tony Award Could be a Click Away & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Gary Griffin Joins the Parade
Gary Griffin will helm the previously announced one-night-only concert performance of Parade at Avery Fisher Hall. Jason Robert Brown, who took home his first Tony fin 1999 for the show’s score, will serve as music director and conductor. Casting for the February 16, 2015 ...

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Odds & Ends: Eddie Redmayne's Getting Hitched, Frozen Causes a Divorce, Wicked's a London Legend & More

Odds & Ends: Eddie Redmayne's Getting Hitched, Frozen Causes a Divorce, Wicked's a London Legend & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Tony Winner Eddie Redmayne's Engaged
Looks like Les Miz movie star Eddie Redmayne will be planning his own “Wedding Chorale” in the near future! The Tony winner proposed to his girlfriend of more than two years, Hannah Bagshawe, over Memorial Day weekend. The Los Angeles Times reports that she ...

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From 'A Whole New World' to 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah': We Rank Every Oscar-Winning Disney Song!

From 'A Whole New World' to 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah': We Rank Every Oscar-Winning Disney Song!

If there’s any justice in this world, "Let It Go" from Frozen will take home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards tomorrow night, becoming the 13th Disney song in history to win a coveted gold man. Beginning with the magical Pinocchio tune “When You Wish Upon a Star” in 1940, Disney has racked up Best Original ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want Betty Buckley to Scare the Sh*t Out of Them on American Horror Story

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want Betty Buckley to Scare the Sh*t Out of Them on American Horror Story

Last week, Ryan Murphy's horror anthology American Horror Story wrapped up its third installment with the conclusion of its "Coven" storyline. The show, which debuted in 2011, has always played by its own rules and each year seems to find a new way to one-up itself in shock value. This season, Murphy upped the ante by stacking the cast with ...

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Tony Winner Angela Lansbury is Never Retiring & Wants to Talk 'Nonsense About Television' with Maggie Smith

Tony Winner Angela Lansbury is Never Retiring & Wants to Talk 'Nonsense About Television' with Maggie Smith

She charms the husk right off of the corn! Angela Lansbury is preparing to envoke the spirit again in a West End revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, reprising her Tony-winning role of Madame Arcati, and recently spoke with the Evening Standard about her return to the London stage and retirement.

The five-time Tony winner, who is performing for the first ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: True As It Can Be, Fans Love Beauty and the Beast

Weekend Poll Top Three: True As It Can Be, Fans Love Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time: having so many good options always makes it harder to choose. It was a tough question but somebody had to do it. Broadway.com asked our readers which of the 12 Oscar-winning Disney songs was your very favorite. The results are in, and let’s just say it was a tight fight to the finish, but ...

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The Broadway.com Show: Josh Gad Chills Out! BFFs Run Amok! Miss M vs. Miss M?!

The Broadway.com Show: Josh Gad Chills Out! BFFs Run Amok! Miss M vs. Miss M?!

On this week’s oh-so-exciting episode of The Broadway.com Show, Harvey Fierstein tells it like it is, Angela Lansbury gets spooky in London, Jarrod Spector takes the sexy crown, stars share their crazy bestie stories and more!

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Angela Lansbury Is Leading a Seance in London! Star to Reprise Her Tony-Winning Role in Blithe Spirit

Angela Lansbury Is Leading a Seance in London! Star to Reprise Her Tony-Winning Role in Blithe Spirit

British Tony winner Angela Lansbury is returning across the pond to lead a spooky seance! The legendary 88-year-old star will channel ghosts in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, reprising the role of eccentric medium Madame Arcati, for which she won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Lansbury will appear alongside Charles Edwards as writer Charles Condomine ...

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Glenn Close, Angela Lansbury & More Honor Harold Prince at 2013 American Theatre Wing Gala

Glenn Close, Angela Lansbury & More Honor Harold Prince at 2013 American Theatre Wing Gala
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A bevy of Broadway’s biggest stars assembled at the Plaza Hotel on September 16 to honor a theatrical legend: 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince! The 2013 American Theatre Wing gala honored the celebrated director of The Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Parade, Follies, A Little Night Music, Candide and many, many more. The evening featured performances ...

Five-Time Tony Winner Angela Lansbury & More to Receive Honorary Academy Awards

Five-Time Tony Winner Angela Lansbury & More to Receive Honorary Academy Awards

Five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury will have a brand new trophy to add to her mantel on November 16—an Oscar! The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will receive an honorary Academy Award at the 5th annual Governers Awards in Los Angeles, CA, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Legendary Lansbury isn’t the only celeb going ...

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Mark Your Calendars! The 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Sets Date in Shubert Alley

Mark Your Calendars! The 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Sets Date in Shubert Alley

Take home a piece of Broadway history at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction! The 27th annual event will be held on September 22 from 10AM to 7PM in Shubert Alley. The outdoor extravaganza will feature more than 50 tables with unique Broadway memorabilia, props and costumes for sale, a celebrity autograph table and photo booth, and a silent ...

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RuPaul Is a Kinky Guru, Judith Light Is Touchy & More Lessons of the Week

RuPaul Is a Kinky Guru, Judith Light Is Touchy & More Lessons of the Week

The Tony Awards are here, and in the midst of making bingo cards, baking Broadway-themed treats and putting up decorations for our big party on Sunday, we had to share the 10 funniest, weirdest and just plain crazy things we learned this week. From Santino Fontana’s dog day afternoons to Gabriel Ebert’s monkey business, with no further ado, we bring ...

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Angela Lansbury Eyeing Revival of The Chalk Garden for Fall 2013

Angela Lansbury Eyeing Revival of The Chalk Garden for Fall 2013

Before Angela Lansbury heads down under to be chauffeured by James Earl Jones in the Australian run of Driving Miss Daisy, the 87-year-old stage legend is already looking ahead to her next role.

Lansbury is eyeing a part in a New York production of the Enid Bagnold play The Chalk Garden, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. A thoroughly ...

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Boyd Gaines to Join Australian Production of Driving Miss Daisy, Starring James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury

Boyd Gaines to Join Australian Production of Driving Miss Daisy, Starring James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury

Four-time Tony winner Boyd Gaines, currently headlining the Broadway revival of An Enemy of the People, will join James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury in the previously reported Australian debut of Driving Miss Daisy.

Gaines will star as Boolie Werthan, a role he also played in the play's 2010 Broadway revival. Jones and Lansbury recently shared the stage in the ...

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Angela Lansbury Checks Out of New Wes Anderson Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel

Angela Lansbury Checks Out of New Wes Anderson Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel

Say it isn’t so! Angela Lansbury won’t be checking in to The Grand Budapest Hotel after all, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Though the five-time Tony winner was previously reported to appear in the upcoming Wes Anderson film, she has dropped out due to prior scheduling conflicts with the Australian production of Driving Miss Daisy, in which she will co-star ...

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Angela Lansbury in a Tweed Coat? The Tony Winner Joins New Wes Anderson Movie with Johnny Depp & Bill Murray

Angela Lansbury in a Tweed Coat? The Tony Winner Joins New Wes Anderson Movie with Johnny Depp & Bill Murray

Five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury will be checking into The Grand Budapest Hotel with a quartet of hunks: Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, and of course, Bill Murray. Lansbury told U.K. magazine The Gentlewoman that she will play “a woman of mystery” in Wes Anderson’s newest film. 

Although no plot details of the forthcoming film have been ...

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Jeremy Jordan, Bernadette Peters, Cheyenne Jackson and More On Tap for Autograph Table at Broadway Flea Market

Jeremy Jordan, Bernadette Peters, Cheyenne Jackson and More On Tap for Autograph Table at Broadway Flea Market

Celebrity guests including Jeremy Jordan, Bernadette Peters, Steve Kazee, Cheyenne Jackson, Harvey Fierstein, Laura Osnes, Jan Maxwell, Bebe Neuwirth and more will appear at the autograph table of the 26th annual Broadway Flea Market. The event, which benefits Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, is scheduled for September 23 in Shubert Alley. Further participants will be announced at a later date ...

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Starry Revival of Political Drama The Best Man Recoups at Broadway Box Office

Starry Revival of Political Drama The Best Man Recoups at Broadway Box Office

The Tony-nominated revival of The Best Man has recouped its initial Broadway investment during the week of August 26. Directed by Michael Wilson, the limited engagement is set to run through September 9 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. 

The drama currently stars John Larroquette, John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd, Elizabeth Ashley, Mark Blum and James Earl Jones, who earned ...

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Tony Winners James Earl Jones & Angela Lansbury Will Bring Driving Miss Daisy Down Under

Tony Winners James Earl Jones & Angela Lansbury Will Bring Driving Miss Daisy Down Under

Two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Hoke Colburn in an Australian production of Driving Miss Daisy, opposite five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, his recent co-star in Broadway’s The Best Man. According to the Brisbane Courier-Mail, the revival of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play will begin performances at Brisbane's Playhouse Theatre at Queensland Performing Arts Center ...

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John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd & Kristin Davis Begin Run in The Best Man

John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd & Kristin Davis Begin Run in The Best Man

Stage and screen favorites John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd and Kristin Davis join the cast of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on July 10. Stamos succeeds Eric McCormack as Senator Joseph Cantwell, Shepherd replaces Candice Bergen as Alice Russell and Davis succeeds Kerry Butler as Mabel Cantwell. The Best Man will play a limited engagement through September 9 at the Schoenfeld ...

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Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury & More Join Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for Broadway Barks!

Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald, Angela Lansbury & More Join Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for Broadway Barks!

Broadway Barks!, the annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event hosted by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, will take place July 14 in Shubert Alley. Sponsored by the ASPCA, proceeds from Broadway Barks! benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. The 14th annual Broadway Barks! begins at 3:30 PM with the celebrity presentations beginning at 5 ...

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Tracie Bennett, Audra McDonald, James Corden, Jonathan Groff & More Celebrate at the 2012 Drama Desk Awards

Tracie Bennett, Audra McDonald, James Corden, Jonathan Groff & More Celebrate at the 2012 Drama Desk Awards
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The biggest stars of the New York stage aligned at the Town Hall on June 3 for the 2012 Drama Desk Awards, a fun, festive event honoring the best of Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway. Two-time Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James and The Addams Family alum Brooke Shields co-hosted the star-studded ceremony, and stars such as Audra McDonald, James Corden ...

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