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Brooke Shields Treats Her Daughter to a Magical Cinderella Birthday

Brooke Shields Treats Her Daughter to a Magical Cinderella Birthday
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Little girls and Cinderella are a perfect match, so it’s no surprise that Broadway vet Brooke Shields planned a Broadway birthday celebration at the magical Rodgers & Hammerstein musical for her seven-year-old daughter, Grier Henchy. On April 27, mother and daughter and two of Grier’s lucky friends headed to the Broadway Theatre for a matinee performance, then got the extra ...

Singer-Songwriter Ben Folds to Compose 15-Minute Tuner for The 24-Hour Musicals

Singer-Songwriter Ben Folds to Compose 15-Minute Tuner for The 24-Hour Musicals

Singer, songwriter and popular piano man Ben Folds has been tapped to write a 15-minute musical as part of the fifth outing of The 24-Hour Musicals, according to The New York Times. The musical will be written, cast, rehearsed and performed within a 24-hour period, beginning April 28.  Folds’ musical will then premiere the following night, along with three additional ...

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Broadway Touchdown! Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli & More Stars We'd Love to See in a Super Bowl Ad

Broadway Touchdown! Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli & More Stars We'd Love to See in a Super Bowl Ad

Let’s face it—the Super Bowl is usually a snoozefest for Broadway fans (except the halftime show, of course!). But last year, things got very interesting when Alec Baldwin, Tony winner Jane Krakowski, Smash diva Megan Hilty and more stars belted out "Brotherhood of Man," the signature song from How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, in a hilarious ...

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Lyle Lovett, Chris Sarandon & More Complete Casting for Off-Broadway Return of The Exonerated

Lyle Lovett, Chris Sarandon & More Complete Casting for Off-Broadway Return of The Exonerated

Singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett, Broadway vet Chris Sarandon and more will join previously announced rotating cast members Stockard Channing, Brooke Shields and Brian Dennehy in The Exonerated. Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s chilling drama will be directed by Bob Balaban and run at off-Broadway’s 45 Bleeker Street. Performances begin September 15.

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Stockard Channing, Brooke Shields & Brian Dennehy Set for The Exonerated's Off-Broadway Return

Stockard Channing, Brooke Shields & Brian Dennehy Set for The Exonerated's Off-Broadway Return

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s chilling drama The Exonerated will return to off-Broadway's 45 Bleeker Street in honor of the play’s 10th anniversary. Directed by Bob Balaban, the Culture Project production will begin performances September 15 featuring a rotating cast, including Tony winner Stockard Channing, Brooke Shields and two-time Tony winner Brian Dennehy. Sunny Jacobs, whose own experience inspired the ...

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Watch Brooke Shields and Orfeh’s ‘Tomato Butt’ Lunch Date in New La-Z-Boy Commercial

Watch Brooke Shields and Orfeh’s ‘Tomato Butt’ Lunch Date in New La-Z-Boy Commercial

When Broadway vet Brooke Shields (The Addams Family) and Tony nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde) go out to lunch, they are two picky customers—in their new La-Z-Boy commercial, that is! In the new TV ad, Shields shows Orfeh how to customize her La-Z-Boy furniture the same way she’d ask for dressing on the side and “no tomato butts” at lunch. Click ...

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Muppet Movie Countdown! The Addams Family's Brooke Shields Channels Alice and Heads to Wonderland

Muppet Movie Countdown! The Addams Family's Brooke Shields Channels Alice and Heads to Wonderland

The Muppets are readying for their big comeback with the November 23 release of a brand new feature film, The Muppets. In honor of everyone's favorite puppet crew, Broadway.com is flashing back to a series of our favorite Broadway Muppet Moments, in which stars of the Great White Way sing showtunes and share jokes with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzy ...

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Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and More Toast Whoopi Goldberg at the Artios Casting Awards

Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and More Toast Whoopi Goldberg at the Artios Casting Awards
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A great cast can help make a show even more special, but it takes a slew of people to get those stars on stage in the first place! On September 26, Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, Rachel Griffiths, Lucy Liu, Hunter Parrish, Patina Miller and more headed to District 36 for the 27th annual Artios Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in ...

Mother Knows Best! The Addams Family's Brooke Shields Answers Your Questions

Mother Knows Best! The Addams Family's Brooke Shields Answers Your Questions

Brooke Shields is back on Broadway leading the ghoulish gang at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in The Addams Family as morbid matriarch Morticia. The popular leading lady took a break from her familial duties to head to Broadway.com's studio to answer fan-submitted questions. Shields chatted about a range of topics, including passing on the musical legacy of her late pal ...

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Sutton Foster, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields and More Set For Broadway 9/11 Tribute

Sutton Foster, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields and More Set For Broadway 9/11 Tribute

Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth and Brooke Shields will join a 29-piece live orchestra as well as cast members from various Broadway shows to sing John Kander and Fred Ebb's "New York, New York" in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The performance, billed as Broadway Unites: 9/11 Day of Service and ...

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The Addams Family to End Broadway Run on New Year's Eve

The Addams Family to End Broadway Run on New Year's Eve

The Broadway blockbuster The Addams Family will end its run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on December 31, 2011. The musical, which won the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Musical, will have played 34 previews and 725 regular performances at the time of closing.

Based on the beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams ...

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The Addams Family Matriarch Brooke Shields Is Taking Your Questions

The Addams Family Matriarch Brooke Shields Is Taking Your Questions

Brooke Shields is having a snappy summer over at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where she leads the cast of Broadway's hit musical, The Addams Family. The accomplished actress, who plays morbid mother Morticia, is taking time to thank her supportive fans by answering questions in her very own Broadway.com Ask a Star video feature. Want to score a few of ...

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The Addams Family's Brooke Shields Chats With Jimmy Fallon About the Comedic Antics of Co-Star Jackie Hoffman

The Addams Family's Brooke Shields Chats With Jimmy Fallon About the Comedic Antics of Co-Star Jackie Hoffman

Anyone who watched Broadway.com's backstage video blogs with The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman knows the actress loves a good prank or two. Now that Brooke Shields has joined the cast as the family's matriarch Morticia, the leading lady has also become the victim of Hoffman's hilarious antics. On July 21 Shields stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon ...

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Brooke Shields Top Three: Weekend Poll Voters Want to Travel to The Blue Lagoon on Broadway

Brooke Shields Top Three: Weekend Poll Voters Want to Travel to The Blue Lagoon on Broadway

As Brooke Shields celebrated her opening night in The Addams Family, Broadway.com asked which of Shields' past hit films or TV series you'd like to see adapted for the Broadway stage. Take a look below to find out which vehicles fans found most deserving of a theatrical mounting.

1. The Blue Lagoon, 1980, 34%
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Family Gathering! The Addams Family Cast Celebrates Brooke Shields' Opening Night

Family Gathering! The Addams Family Cast Celebrates Brooke Shields' Opening Night
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The cast of The Addams Family reached another family milestone on July 7 as Brooke Shields celebrated her opening night in the hit musical. Shields recently joined the Family as matriarch Morticia. After her opening performance, Shields and her Addams relatives headed to the Empire Hotel for a lavish rooftop party in her honor. Take a look below at ...

Mama Morticia! A First Look as Brooke Shields Joins The Addams Family

Mama Morticia! A First Look as Brooke Shields Joins The Addams Family
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The cast of The Addams Family is celebrating Mother's Day a little late this year as stage and screen star Brooke Shields joins the hit musical as matriarch Morticia. Broadway.com has your first look at Shields as she slips into Morticia's trademark slinky dress and long raven-colored hair. Take a look below at these new production shots of Shields ...

On The View, Brooke Shields Reveals Her Daughter's Advice On How to Go Goth in The Addams Family

On The View, Brooke Shields Reveals Her Daughter's Advice On How to Go Goth in The Addams Family

Brooke Shields is moving into The Addams Family's mansion as matriarch Morticia on June 28, and the actress recently stopped by The View to chat about her return to Broadway. Dressed in some seriously spike-adorned shoes, Shields joked that she's going "method" to play the Addams' morbid mother. The real-life mother of two girls also revealed that when she ...

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Brooke Shields Talks Becoming a Member of The Addams Family on Good Morning America

 Brooke Shields Talks Becoming a Member of The Addams Family on Good Morning America

Brooke Shields is readying for her return to Broadway on June 28 as slinky matriarch Morticia in The Addams Family. On June 23, Shields took a break from her busy rehearsal schedule to sit down with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts and chat about the excitement of joining the kooky family. Shields admits she's had trouble "navigating" Morticia's long ...

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Brooke Shields on Her Tony Night Snafu: ‘I Felt Like I Was Having an Aneurysm’

Brooke Shields on Her Tony Night Snafu: ‘I Felt Like I Was Having an Aneurysm’

Screwing up on live TV is an actor’s worst nightmare, and it’s exactly what happened to Broadway vet Brooke Shields at the Tony Awards on June 12. During the show’s hilarious opening number, “Broadway: It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore!” host Neil Patrick Harris headed into the crowd to enlist some singing help from A-listers in the audience. After ...

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Robin Williams and Brooke Shields Added to List of Tony Presenters

Robin Williams and Brooke Shields Added to List of Tony Presenters

Robin Williams and Brooke Shields are the latest stars added to the list of presenters at this year's Tony Awards ceremony.

Williams and Shields join an already impressive roster that includes Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kelsey Grammer, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Christie Brinkley, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Lansbury, Jim Parsons and Patrick Wilson.

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Brooke Shields Shows off Her Sexy Morticia Makeover For The Addams Family on Access Hollywood

Brooke Shields Shows off Her Sexy Morticia Makeover For The Addams Family on Access Hollywood

The Addams Family is gearing up to welcome a new member to the kooky clan as Brooke Shields readies to join the cast of the hit musical as Morticia on June 28. Access Hollywood recently caught up with the beautiful actress as she preps to take over the role of the family's famous matriarch from Bebe Neuwirth. Take a look ...

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Brooke Shields on Stepping into Bebe Neuwirth’s Addams Family Shoes: ‘I Will Never Try to Replace Her!’

Brooke Shields on Stepping into Bebe Neuwirth’s Addams Family Shoes: ‘I Will Never Try to Replace Her!’

Stage and screen darling Brooke Shields will soon be making a return to Broadway in The Addams Family, stepping into the inky, slinky wardrobe of matriarch Morticia Addams. No easy feat, considering the role was created by two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth. Broadway.com caught up with the statuesque Shields on the opening night red carpet of Sister Act to ...

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Brooke Shields to Succeed Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia in The Addams Family

Brooke Shields to Succeed Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia in The Addams Family

Brooke Shields will join the cast of The Addams Family as Morticia on June 28 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Current star Bebe Neuwirth will play her final performance on June 26.

"I am delighted to be joining The Addams Family this summer," Shields said in a statement. "When the producers asked me to come see the show a few ...

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A Divine Nightclub Debut for Broadway Darling Brooke Shields

A Divine Nightclub Debut for Broadway Darling Brooke Shields
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February 1 was a thrilling night for Brooke Shields, as the actress made her cabaret debut at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. In her concert, In My Life, Shields shared stories from her early days as the Ivory Soap baby through her Calvin Klein modeling gig and her stints on stage and screens both big and small. The actress, who has ...

Brooke Shields Says Leap of Faith Aims for a Fall 2011 Broadway Bow

Brooke Shields Says Leap of Faith Aims for a Fall 2011 Broadway Bow

Less than 24 hours after her closing performance in the Los Angeles production of Leap of Faith, Brooke Shields was on the red carpet at the Broadway opening of Driving Miss Daisy, telling Broadway.com that her experience with the new musical was “the best ever.” The actress added that she expects the show to make it to Broadway ...

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